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Money Controls has a proven pedigree in providing high performance products and practical, innovative solutions. Andy Bassam, the company’s Applications Manager, says: “Money Controls has a wide range of products which are already performing successfully in demanding environments where efficiency and reliability are key. By taking this established technology, and using it as part of self service retail checkouts, we are able to deliver excellent security, reliability and performance – all vital for retail.”
Money Controls’ products for the retail outlets and stand-alone kiosks include bill acceptors, coin acceptors, coin hoppers and hoppers shelves. Money Controls’ Ardac Elite bill acceptor is widely recognised as one of the most technologically advanced products in its category. Unlike some acceptors which only scan part of the note, the Elite scans the whole note. It has very high acceptance rates, meaning that even notes in very poor conditions, are accepted, resulting in a decrease in costly, aborted transactions.
Money Controls’ coin acceptors deliver not only reliability and performance but also versatility for the retail market. The SR5i coin acceptor delivers exceptional acceptance rates due to its revolutionary sensor technology. Both the SR5i and the SR3i also feature a remote download capability, which enables factory-quality coinless programming and diagnostics to take place remotely.
Product integration shows Money Controls’ innovation at its very best. In the retail sector, Money Controls uses its coin and bill acceptors in conjunction with its world-leading coin hoppers, and its unique PayLink hardware. PayLink connects to PC using a single USB point and allows credit handling, audit information, error checking and diagnostics. The Application Programming Interface (API) allows easy integration of payment peripherals into a kiosk or self service checkout. The system is available for Windows or Linux and software updates can be downloaded via the host machine, allowing the system to be kept up-to-date at all times.
In the retail market, Money Controls’ hoppers are used to provide change to consumers. By combining a number of hoppers together using a hopper shelf, and Money Controls’ PayLink, the company is able to offer a large coin capacity. Hoppers can be combined as four hopper or six hopper systems, but with the same footprint. As well as flexible capacity, benefits include easy maintenance and simple construction. To date over 100,000 hopper shelf systems have been supplied worldwide.
Money Controls’ hoppers are accepted in many markets as the standard against which all others are judged. They provide fast payout of up to 10 coins per second and can be configured to accept around 95% of the world’s currencies. Their simple but effective construction is one of the reasons for the products’ success. To date more than two million have been supplied, to over 40 countries around the world. The long life of the hoppers means that the overall cost of maintenance is reduced, providing yet another benefit.
However, it is not just the quality of Money Controls’ products that makes the company stand out. Andy Bassam says: “At Money Controls we understand the issues our customers face. All of our clients know that they can come to us with their payment system problems, and we will go out of our way to solve them. Sometimes there is an off-the-shelf solution, but very often we have to come up with an answer unique to their situation. It is this attitude, combined with excellent products, that we believe differentiates us from our competitors in the retail market.
“We pride ourselves on our flexibility, and the speed of our response. If customers have a problem we can help. From design to implementation, we will work together to integrate the cutting-edge technology in our range of bill acceptors, coin acceptors, hoppers and accessories in a way that works best for their business.”
Money Controls has been in business for nearly half a century and its products are used worldwide, with distributors and service in over 20 countries. As well as their head office in the UK, Money Controls has offices in Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, Australia, Argentina and Brazil, allowing them to easily cater for the global market. In 1998 Money Controls introduced ccTalk, the open-standard serial communication protocol, which has since become the industry standard.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010