The Leonid mini hopper features double sensors, an advanced coin size adjustment system, and an advanced minimum coin detection system.
The ND-500 note dispenser has a 500-note capacity and features single or multiple note dispensing options. Call 510-353-0289; www.ict-america.com.
JCM American Corp.
An interactive bezel with an LCD screen powered by the JCM bill validator through MDB can be added to any vending machine without requiring an additional cutout. The bezel enables product advertising and can help customers determine what denominations of change they will receive, which will encourage multiple purchases. The system will allow the vending operator to offer promotional discounts at the point-of-sale. Call 702-651-0000; www.jcm-american.com.
Cashless electronic payment systems. The “U-Keymifare” is a multipurpose data carrier that can be used as a master key for vending machines, time registration, access control, prepaid purchases, preordered meals, photocopiers, and other functions. Call 41-0-62-388-45-45; www.microtronic.ch.
Rowe International Inc.
The Bill Breaker bill-to-bill and coin changers join the existing line of front- and rear-load changers. The changers dispense two different bill and/or coin denominations, print a reconciliation report, and offer a user-feedback display. The changers are equipped with MEI bill validators and Fujitsu bank note dispensers. Call 800-393-0201; www.roweinternational.com.
SandenVendo America Inc.
The Sanden ECC-USM90B1 coin mechanism is a 5-tube mech that can be configured to hold dollar coins or quarters and will limit “exact change” situations. Features include: acceptance of U.S. and Canadian coins; rapid coin dispensing from multiple tubes simultaneously; transparent construction to easily locate jammed coins; two LEDs on the keypad to communicate diagnostic functions; snap-on modular construction for quick cleaning and servicing; and foreign coin rejection.
The Sanden Dollar Bill Validator accepts 1- and 5-dollar bills and provides 4-way bill acceptance. Features include: double protection against bill pull-out; optional validation using six sensors at two wavelengths; single-bill escrow; two 2-color LEDs for easy servicing; die-cast, reinforced bezel; error detection; compatibility with other manufacturers’ coin mechs; and easy to clean. Call 800-344-7216; www.vendoco.com.
The Unilog multi-application cash card system allows multiple ways of reloading cards, either by self-serve or manual serve. Call 888-334-7569; www.sem.ca.
Transaction Network Services
The “Synapse” cashless vending system is a wireless transaction data communications platform developed for Pepsi Cola’s vending operations. It is the only cashless system tested and proven in the field and authorized by Pepsi. The Pepsi-certified training and support program is provided by TNS.
The system is UL listed and Pepsi trademark authorized. It is compatible with all current Dixie Narco, Sanden Vendo and Royal Vendors machines.
TNS provides card processing services; operator-friendly settlement reporting; and Internet-based reporting. No back office hardware or software is required. Call 703-453-8550; www.tnsi.com.
USA Technologies Inc.
USA Technologies and MasterCard International have partnered to provide a faster and more convenient payment option for use at vending machines. The e-Port® payment terminal from USA Technologies installs easily into existing cash-only vending machines, enabling them to accept traditional credit and debit cards as well as contactless cards and fobs.
MasterCard PayPass™ is a new “contactless” payment program that provides consumers with a faster and more convenient way to pay. Using PayPass™, consumers simply tap their payment card, or alternative PayPass™ form factor (such as a fob), on a specially equipped terminal. The transaction takes place in seconds and typically requires no signature. PayPass™ allows payments to be completed quickly, securely and easily, without the hassle of fumbling with cash and coins. Call 800-633-0340; www.usatech.com.