Crane Payment Innovations (CPI)

Malvern, PA 19355


About Crane Payment Innovations (CPI)

Coin changers, coin managers, bill acceptors & vending management software.


3222 Phoenixville Pike
Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355
United States

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Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is the combination of Crane Payment Solutions and MEI Conlux Holdings (“MEI”). CPI, along with Crane Merchandising Systems, forms the Merchandising Systems business segment of Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. CPI serves over 100 countries, and has one of the world’s largest installed base of payment systems.

The strategic focus of CPI is to provide a full range of high quality money handling solutions, aimed at the financial services, gamingretailtransportation and vending markets. Drawing on decades of heritage and expertise from the NRICashCode,Telequip, Money Controls and most recently MEI and Conlux brands, our team develops core validation technology to provide a range of payment systems and associated products with high security protection.

Combined as one company, CPI offers the most extensive range of bill and coin validators and recyclers, coin hoppers and dispensers, plus software applications. All our products and technologies offer real end user benefits, from the highest level of security and fast acceptance rates, to low maintenance and labor costs.

We pride ourselves on our people and our customer-centric focus. Customers come first as we constantly monitor trends in our markets to ensure all products meet your needs and provide a unique beneficial solution to your business.

Whether your focus is on improving customer service, increasing revenue, or improving operational efficiency, CPI has the right product for you. Our global team is here to help make your business more efficient and more profitable. We hope that you find our website helpful in providing product information and support for our product portfolio. More importantly we would like to talk to you about how we can help so contact us today to find out how.

About Crane Payment Solutions

Crane Payment Solutions was formed in 2006 with the strategic focus to provide a full range of high quality money handling solutions, aimed at the gaming, retail, transportation and vending markets. Drawing on decades of heritage and expertise from the NRI, CashCode, Telequip and Money Controls brands, Crane Payment Solutions developed core validation technology to provide a range of payment systems and associated products with high security protection. 

About MEI

MEI was founded by Mars, Inc. in 1969 in response to the demand for better coin recognition technology for vending machines. In 2003, MEI acquired Conlux, the Japanese leader in coin mechanisms and bill validators. MEI was acquired by Advantage Partners and Bain Capital in 2006. Crane Co. completed the acquisition of MEI Conlux Holdings in December 2013.   

Products and Press Releases

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Hot Beverage, Coffee

Hygienic by Design. CPI presents COTI freestanding coffee machine

Jan. 16, 2021
Upgrade to a cleaner OCS solution with the COTI freestanding coffee machine. Hygienic by design, COTI delivers a safe and clean solution for OCS. COTI reduces customer touchpoints...
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Brewing equipment, hot beverage equipment

COTI freestanding coffee vending machine

Oct. 2, 2020
Say goodbye to office coffee and hello to COTI. Delivering a modern, self-service experience, COTI is equipped with a 21” touchscreen and full barista-style menu to demand a higher...
The Connected Cash solution by CPI connects the all-new CPI Talos note validator and Gryphon coin changer with the Bluetooth device, Synq, to deliver on-site, live health and diagnostics to operators and service techs via the Simplifi mobile app.
Bill and coin acceptors/validators

Connected Cash Solution By CPI

Jan. 9, 2020
The Connected Cash solution by CPI, launched May 28, 2019, connects the all-new CPI Talos note validator and Gryphon coin changer with the Bluetooth device, Synq, to deliver on...
Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. company, showcased the new, all-in-one ePayment terminal, the ALIO Note, at the NAMA show in Las Vegas in April 2019.
Bill and coin acceptors and accessories

The ALIO Note, from Crane Payment Innovations

July 11, 2019
Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. company, showcased the new, all in one ePayment terminal, the ALIOTM Note, at the NAMA show in Las Vegas in April 2019. The ALIO Note...
Bill and coin acceptors and accessories

Talos and Gryphon from CPI

June 4, 2019
Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. company, announced May 28 the commercial availability of new bill validator, Talos, and new coin changer, Gryphon.The Talos bill validator...
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MEI 4-in-1 Plus acceptor

May 6, 2014
The MEI 4-In-1 Plus acceptor adds the capability of contactless payment technology to traditional magnetic swipe credit/debit card, bill and coupon acceptance. The Plus has a ...
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MEI VN2700 note acceptor

May 6, 2014
The MEI CASHFLOW® VN2700 is the MEI vending bill validator solution. From the base solution you can add cashless, recycling or varying bezel types and cashboxes. The industry ...
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MEI 3-in-1 acceptor

May 1, 2014
The MEI 3-in-1 acceptor is the latest cashless validator from MEI. The 3-in-1 cashless bezel conveniently accepts magnetic stripe credit cards, cash and MEI coupons. Modular in...
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MEI CASHFLOW® Series 7000 Coin Manager

May 1, 2014
The MEI CASHFLOW Series 7000 Coin Manager offers Instant parring-dispenses surplus coins and identifies replenishment needed. It saves driver time. The Series 7000 CASHFLOW is...

Articles & News

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Micro market kiosks and mobile checkout

Adapting Technology

Aug. 14, 2020
Offering multiple payment options is integral to micro market success. As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, technology plays a critical role in an operation’s success. In...
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Credit, debit, RFID card readers

The Unexplored Benefits Of Cashless Vending

March 18, 2019
Cashless technology on vending machines makes paying easy and convenient for end users who don’t carry cash. Furthermore, there are advantages for operators who have added these...

VendingMarketWatch News

Nov. 26, 2018
As part of an ongoing effort to promote honesty and ethics in the industry, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) recently introduced a took kit that members...

Oct 07 News

Nov. 26, 2018
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July 2008 Print News

Nov. 26, 2018
Vending Market Watch News

Vending Market Watch News

Nov. 26, 2018
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People in the News

Nov. 26, 2018
Cantaloupe Systems tabs Crane Streamware's Glenn Butler Glenn Butler has joined Cantaloupe Systems as president and chief technology officer. Butler joins Cantaloupe after spending...

Vending Market Watch

Nov. 26, 2018
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September 2011 News

Nov. 26, 2018
NAMA launches nationwide Facebook contest The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) launched the Vend.Love.Win. Facebook contest (
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March 2012 News

Nov. 26, 2018
Power packed opening event to launch OneShow April 25 The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) OneShowSM will kick off Wednesday, April 25, 2012, beginning at 1...

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Vending management software (VMS)

How The Sunset Of 2G Could Affect You

Dec. 16, 2015
Without action, the cashless and telemetry aspects of many vending machines will simply stop working as AT&T and eventually Verizon shut down their 2G networks.
Shawn Taher has overseen two of the largest vending installations in the Twin Cities in the past year. Technology, wellness and fresh food all contribute to the company’s success.

The Next Generation Steps Forward in the Twin Cities

July 22, 2014
This longtime foodservice player has invested heavily in vending, driven by new technology and the ability to provide fresh food and an outstanding, proprietary wellness program...
Paresh Patel, owner, meets weekly with his management team. At left are: Nemisha Patel, service manager; Dean Moore, route manager; Kim Hellner, account executive; Angie Hobbs, inventory and purchasing specialist. Not pictured is Lisa Huddleston, special assistant to the president.

A Technology Success Story

July 22, 2014
When the recession hit, a mid-sized Oregon operator looked at how adding programs to his existing technology could create more efficient business practices and help him stay in...
A customer buys a bottle of water at an Aqua Fill machine by swiping a credit card.

Water/ice vending operator boosts sales with cashless

July 22, 2014
Aqua Fill utilizes both the ‘open’ cashless and prepaid cashless capabilities of its system provider
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Vending Reinvented

July 22, 2014
All aspects of the operation are more integrated in delivering products and services that better meet customer needs in a more timely manner.
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Vending technology can work together

Oct. 7, 2013
While vending industry technology choices can be overwhelming, the interoperability between systems has never been better.

Getting there from here, part 2

Aug. 20, 2013
A vendor’s roadmap to technology implementation.
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Getting there from here

July 26, 2013
A vending machine operator’s roadmap to technology implementation, part 1.