West Chester, Pa., February 8, 2007 – MEI announces that its Cashflow® SC bill acceptor has been integrated into the Smart Kiosk® Cashless Point-of-Sale System, a product of Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) Smart Kiosks are used at parks and resorts along with Smart Band® RFID (radio frequency identification) Wristbands to enable guests to pay for resort items and access their rooms and other facilities without carrying around cash, credit cards, or keys.
A number of resorts on the east coast are now providing their guests with this system, which is based on RFID technology. Resort guests wear Smart Band wristbands that can be used as room keys and “electronic wallets” throughout the resort. Guests no longer need to be concerned with misplacing keys or money.
PDC Smart Kiosks utilize MEI bill acceptors, which enable resort guests to replenish their accounts as needed. Guests simply add funds to their wristbands by going to one of the Smart Kiosks located throughout the resort. All information on the wristband is encrypted, ensuring security.
PDC developed and integrated the Smart Kiosk software, which is manufactured by CeroView, a leading developer of interactive kiosks and self-service systems.
About Precision Dynamics Corporation
With over 50 years of experience, PDC is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of Auto ID wristband systems for healthcare, patron management, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristbands, AgeBand® Age/ID Verification System, and PDC Smart Kiosk® Cashless RFID System. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing, and has ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.
Based in Irvine, California, CeroView is an interactive self-service kiosk manufacturing and design firm with extensive experience in public and private sector Internet and interactive display systems. CeroView offers a complete selection of high-tech, Internet, multi-use, compact, and outdoor kiosks. With over 70 dynamic and contemporary kiosk designs, CeroView has a kiosk solution to meet any application need. Visit www.ceroview.com.
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.
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