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MEI Announces new Bill Validator for the Amusement Industry

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AE26Q2 validator is specially designed for TouchTunes Virtuo jukeboxes.

Malvern, PA, April 21, 2014 –Unofficially launched in December 2013, MEI announces the availability of a new bill validator specially designed for the TouchTunes Virtuo jukebox today.   With its release, operators can replace the existing stock bill validators on the jukebox OEM equipment with MEI branded technology.  

The AE26Q2 model combines an AE2600 MEI validator, which validates notes $1-$20, with a new thinner bezel entry. Its custom form and down-stacker configuration make it an easy fit into TouchTunes Virtuo jukeboxes without any modification necessary to either hardware component.  Installation of the new validator takes under five minutes, a key benefit for operators 

“The rising popularity of the Virtuo and the need for reliable play enabled through payment identified the opportunity for a compatible MEI solution in the market,” said Chris Felix National Amusement OEM Sales Director for MEI. “Prior to this tailored product, installation of a MEI validator in the Virtuo required the purchase of a kit and over 30 minutes for installation.   Now, upgrade time is minimal and requires the removal of only four screws.” 

Positive customer feedback and sales for the new offering confirmed the gap the MEI solution has fulfilled in the market. Payment Systems Products that consistently perform in remain an unequivocal requirement for the Amusement industry. The MEI portfolio, now inclusive of the AE26Q2, continues to deliver on this imperative. 

To get operators energized about the AE26Q2, MEI is offering a $25 rebate on every order placed between March 25th and May 15th.   To place an order or to learn more about the promotional offering, operators should contact their Authorized Distributor, MEI part number 250004563.

About CPI

Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is part of Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products (NYSE:CR). CPI provides a full range of unattended payment solutions for Gaming, Retail, Transportation, Vending and Financial Services applications. CPI is built upon the technological heritage and market expertise of the NRI, CashCode, Telequip, Money Controls and, most recently, MEI and Conlux brands.

CPI works in partnership with valued customers to enhance its portfolio of high-quality payment solutions – from coin and bill processing to cashless systems and asset management software. 

CPI is headquartered in Malvern, PA with additional offices, manufacturing facilities, distribution and service centres worldwide. The company holds one of the world’s largest installed bases of unattended payment systems.   For more information, visit and