Dealer 4 and Dealer4+

About Dealer4 and Dealer4+

Dealer 4 is the newest, fourth generation card dealing machine (following Autodealer1, Autodealer2 and Autodealer3). It is the most sophisticated and modest bridge card dealing machine in the world.

BOS Hand Generation and Dealing with Dealer4

Dealing using BOS and Dealer4

Preamble

With the update to BOS-X  [BOS package 10.13 and later] the DupSoft hand records display slightly differently.

It is important to note that users who have not yet updated to the latest version of BOS should be doing so as soon as practical. If you need help please contact BridgeNZ.

The purpose of this document is to allow the user to configure their system to be able to see all the information previously available without compromising the security of the deals.

The “Normal” process

  1. Start BOS
  2. Create New
  3. Enter the session name [e.g. 19-02-14-Feb Pairs]
  4. Create
  5. Randomise
    The screen which “usually” appears is like this:

    It needs to be changed to look like this:
  6. This will now show the deals on screen, but by choosing “Reverse Order” only the last deal in the set will show on screen, and if an extra board or two are generated (not necessarily dealt) then this will never be an issue.
  7. When “Save is pressed the screen appears like this

    Note that only the last board shows on screen and the makeable status is there for you to see when it finishes.
  8. To save these settings permanently, choose System -> Default Document Settings
  9. Change the settings to the defaults you want, and Save
  10. Next time you generate a set of deals, the last deal will show on screen but you will see the increase in the makeable contracts.

This is a one-off change and you won’t need to do these changes every time you deal – just back to “Normal” but a new normal.

Dealer4

Construction

Dealer 4 is constructed to provide long and reliable operation. Using stainless steel as main chassis material provides robust and good looking construction. Direct drive Brushless DC and Stepper motors, ball bearings and no belts or gears provide long life and low maintenance operation. The powerful 200MHz DSP processor provides fast and accurate functionality. Full control of card movement eliminates any possibility of error during dealing leading to an incorrect board.

**errors during dealing are possible, read errors, feed card and gate errors can happen. They depend mainly on the condition of the cards. The acceptable error ratio for cards in good condition is 1 error for 100 dealt boards. These errors are reported and the machine operator can take proper action. Probability of the undetected error which can lead to an incorrectly dealt board is zero.

**regular maintenance of the machine is required. Do NOT use any solvent on the lens of the Dealer4/4+.

Sales and Support:

BridgeNZ is the official sales and support centre for the Dealer4/4+ in New Zealand and can provide assistance or servicing as required.  Please call to arrange a time before sending your Dealer4 for service, and please include the power supply and at least 2 decks of average wear cards for testing and calibration.

User manuals and software updates are available for free download from the Dealer4 support site.

Contact: Please contact BridgeNZ by email or phone 027 404 4648 for any sales or service enquiries.

Specification:

Time of dealing 1 board: - 5.5s

Dealing capability: - 250-300 boards per hour

Card dimensions: - max: 91.0mm x 59.0mm

- min: 85.0mm x 54.0mm

Dimension: - 375mm x 175mm x 160mm

Weight: - 7.5kg

Power usage: - average – 20W, max – 57W

Power supply: - input (mains) 100-240V 50-60Hz,

- output (machine connection) 19V/3ADC

PC connection: - USB2.0 (compatible with USB1.0 and 1.1)

 

Dealer4 Servicing

Dealer4 servicing

BridgeNZ do not service dealing machines during December and January.  When a dealing machine requires servicing, please:

  • Arrange an appointment
  • Deal as far ahead as practical, allowing for courier time
  • BridgeNZ usually only require the machine for one full day. 
  • Ship in the original box supplied, as this is specifically designed for this purpose.
    BridgeNZ CANNOT GUARANTEE SAFE SHIPPING OF ANY MACHINE NOT SHIPPED IN ORIGINAL BOX, INCLUDING SUPPORT UNDER THE BASE PLATE.
    Machines not shipped in the original box designed for that purpose will be shipped at owner's risk.
  • Include 2 decks of cards of average wear (not new) for BridgeNZ to test the machine after servicing. These will be returned with the machine.
  • A contact person should be available with authority to approve any cost in addition to the service charge. BridgeNZ usually contact the person to get final approval before proceeding with replacement of parts.

Easy Dealer

EasyDealer is software that generates hands and saves appropriate files for dealing and posting to the web.

The default install is fully functional but to have your club name on documents and customise session names and times requires the purchase of a licence for $120. 

The latest version of EasyDealer can be downloaded here