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MEI Now Offers USB Connectors on Two Bill Acceptors

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. , April 25, 2007 – MEI’s Series 2000 and SC Series bill acceptors are now available with optional USB interfaces, making it faster and easier for kiosk manufacturers to integrate a cash acceptor into their system.

These USB-enabled bill acceptors allow better compatibility, easier integration and high levels of reliability with the latest PC hardware used in self-service applications. MEI provides an Application Program Interface (driver) to customers at no charge, which is available via CD ROM or downloaded from MEI’s Web site.

“Kiosk OEMs, particularly smaller companies looking for easy-to-integrate components, will appreciate USB bill acceptors for their simplicity across a broad range of kiosk applications,” said Alec Shekhar, MEI’s marketing manager for the Americas .

MEI will continue to make its Series 2000 and SC Series bill acceptors with the RS232 interface for customers who continue to use this industry standard.

About MEI

MEI systems are relied upon for more than 1 billion transactions per week in 90 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact note acceptor, and more recently its vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In 2004, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than 3.5 million note acceptors, 4.5 million coin mechanisms and 1 million control boards worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com/kiosks or call 1-800-345-8215.