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MEI Recognized by the Amusement Industry for its New Payment System

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(l to r) Chuck Reed, Dave Deaville, Chris Felix and Chris Mumford receive AMOA Innovator Award for MEI Series 2000 4-in1 validator

WEST CHESTER, Pa., October 9, 2007 MEI was one of four companies to receive the 2007 Innovation Award from the Amusement & Music Operators Association (AMOA) for its new Series 2000 4-in-1 Validator. The annual award recognizes those companies that developed products with potential to drive amusement machine operators’ sales and profits.

The MEI Series 2000 4-in-1 Validator is the first vending and amusement product to offer four total payment options in a single unit. Customers making purchases can choose to pay with cash, coupons, traditional swipe credit/debit cards, or contactless payment devices offered by major credit card companies.
The MEI Series 2000 4-in-1 Validator offers more payment options, giving added convenience to the customers of amusement machine operators. It is expected that increased payment options will boost sales volume and site retention because now the customer has a fourth payment option.
The AMOA presented MEI with the award at the 2007 AMOA International Expo on Sept. 28 in Las Vegas. For more information on this award program, click
About MEI
MEI, headquartered in West Chester, Pa., holds the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems, handling over 2 billion transactions per week in more than 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently its credit card capability and vending management solution. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than 4 million bill acceptors and 5 million coin mechanisms 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 or call 1-800-345-8215.
About the AMOA
The Amusement & Music Operators Association includes a diverse group of member companies engaged in the coin-operated amusement industry. Members include operators, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and consultants. For more information, visit