MEI Conlux® has released its next-generation bill validator, the CV1000. Replacing the Conlux NBM 3500 model, the CV1000 is the first Conlux validator to employ only optical sensors for note validation. Enhanced with four-way bill acceptance, CV1000-equipped machines are capable of taking notes between $1 and $20, at an acceptance rate of 95 percent or better. Expanded coupon options are available to support operators' marketing efforts. Other benefits beyond that of the NBM 3500 are enhanced LED lights on the bezel for greater machine merchandising and optional 300- or 500-note capacities for active machines.