Systems share many components with Curtis’ Generation Three Cappuccino systems. The Café PC is available in multiple drink models for maximum flexibility. The Café models utilize advanced digital control module that allows precision blending for consistent quality. Call 800-421-6150; www.wilburcurtis.com.
Wolfgang Puck® Coffee
The Wolfgang Puck® branded Café Xpress pod brewer offers auto-pod ejection, two soluble mix hoppers and fully programmable brew cycles for lattes, mochas, espresso and more. Marketing support includes direct mail cards and brochures, branded cups, thermal wraps and other tools. For vending operators, the company offers branded graphic kits for full-size and countertop coffeemakers. Other support materials include posters, banners and menu boards. For hotels, there is an in-room pod brewer. Call 877-777-1600; www.wpcoffee.com.
VE Global Solutions LLC
The Koro brewer made by N&W Global Vending is an automatic brewer that uses high-quality components featuring three different push-button technologies — espresso, fresh-brew and instant. The Koro offers up to eight different selections, including three basic drinks (freshly brewed coffee or tea, espresso and instant coffee). The dispenser produces a 1-liter jug of coffee or tea in one minute and 40 seconds. Maintenance is made easy due to access to the various components on all four sides. Loading, cleaning and maintenance can be handled by a professional operator or by the end user, or by a combination of the two. There is a range of accessories available, including a payment system module, which can host a coin validator and a key/card cashless system, and a cup module, allowing the user to always have cups of different diameters within easy reach. The cup module also has a compartment for sugar and stirrers. Call 800-321-2311; www.veii.com.
Money Handling Equipment
American Changer Corp.
BC-101 bill counter offers counterfeit detection with its infrared ink sensors, ultraviolet ink sensors and magnetic ink sensors. The counter also has large LED displays that assist in batch counting, tallying 1,000 notes per minute, with a feeder capacity of 200 notes and a stacker capacity of 300 notes. Call 954-917-3009; www.americanchanger.com.
CashCode Co. Inc.
The BackLoad MSM bill validator features multiwidth bill and bar coded coupon validation. Features include: advanced sensor technology; stringing protection; versatility; lockable/removable cassettes; flash memory; auto-calibrating/auto-tuning; and beltless design to reduce maintenance. Call 800-584-2633; www.cashcode.com.
Coin Acceptors Inc.
The BillPro-CRX Card and Bill Acceptor offers a bill acceptor and credit/debit card reader combination unit built upon the BillPro™ platform with patented Flexstack™ technology. The BillPro-CRX increases vending sales by offering payment flexibility in the form of bills, credit or debit cards, and coupons. The intuitive vertical card path is ergonomically designed to optimize use in vending equipment to ensure reliable card swipes. A multiline, high-contrast LCD display and audible feedback provide the consumer with a continuous transaction status.
The Coinco combo unit is specifically designed to operate in conjunction with card processing technology offered by Transaction Network Services and USA Technologies. Call 800-325-2646; www.coinco.com.
eSecure Peripherals Inc.
Milk Money™ is an automated system that combines dispensing, user payment methods and detailed reporting in a single integrated package. It consists of the CK2000 reader installed in a vending machine, an “eStore” program to track purchases, and media to identify individual students. The program offers tracking of free, reduced and full pay transactions. Call 888-377-9282; www.esecureperipherals.com.
The retrofit, smart card-based, cashless card reader can fit any MDB-capable machine. The reader is designed to be less expensive than a coin mechanism or a bill validator. Call 423-894-6177; www.debitek.com.