Whether in the cage area, soft count room or the front-of-the-house, investing in the latest currency and ticket handling technology can minimize time-consuming handling processes. With the right technology in place, casinos can dedicate more time and resources for customer-facing and revenue-generating activities. Likewise, all-inclusive currency and ticket processing solutions enable casinos to make more productive use of employees’ time. By improving efficiency, employees spend less time counting money, which helps them end shifts on time, reducing overtime expense and improving employee morale.
Cummins Allison’s JetScan iFX® i400 is a highly configurable, multi-pocket currency sorter with casino ticket bar code recognition. Casinos can realize substantial time savings by using this single, innovative device that can now process and sort mixed tickets and bank notes, including Canadian polymer, on a desktop multi-pocket sorter at a rate of up to 1,000 documents per minute; 39 per cent faster than the closest competitive unit. The JetScan iFX i400 model is capable of processing Canadian dollar, Euro and U.S. dollar, allowing Canadian, U.S. and international casinos to process multiple currencies.
The only multi-pocket sorter that can process mixed tickets and currency, the JetScan iFX i400 improves count room productivity and efficiency. It is the smallest, fastest and most flexible multi-pocket sorter and can have as few as three to as many as nine pockets and can be built in a horizontal or vertical configuration – all in the same 76.2 cm x 45.7 cm footprint. The JetScan iFX i400’s unique design utilizes 54 per cent less space and effectively providing a high-volume, multi-pocket sorter in a footprint barely larger than a desktop sorter.
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CPI (Crane Payment Innovations)
CPI looks beyond the slot floor to help operators become more profitable and efficient. Recently, EASITRAX Web and PPM Advance were added to a portfolio of modular extensions for the SC family of note acceptors – allowing operators to customize, configure and control their investments to increase cash management efficiencies throughout their operations.
EASITRAX Web is a new software extension of the EASITRAX Soft Count system, which leverages SC note acceptors to drive newfound cash management efficiencies from the slot floor to the back room. Data collected in the SC acceptor head can still be used to streamline the drop process, facilitate asset evaluation and conduct preventative maintenance programs. EASITRAX Web simply makes it easier for operators to import that data, and convert it into reports, from anywhere in the world with secure intranet access – and those reports can now be customized to highlight the most important metrics:
- Acceptance rate
- Active assets
- Cashbox full incidents
- Percentage of denominations accepted by asset
- Drop status
- Jam occurrences
- Rejection types
- And software versions across the estate.
Now, the efficiencies that have routinely led to a payback in less than one year are stronger than ever.
The introduction of PPM Advance further lowers the cost of ownership associated with SC note acceptors by simplifying software management and performance monitoring. Whereas PPM (portable programming module) was a one-button Flash tool, PPM Advance is a portable version of MEI’s STS (support and test systems) software. It features a display screen and menu navigation buttons, allowing technicians to perform quick and easy in-field updates for currency data, configuration data and software, performance diagnostics and audit data reporting.
Increased memory to store multiple variant firmware and an ability to function under multiple languages make the PPM Advance a more powerful, customizable tool. PPM Advance can also sense the host unit – whether SC Advance or CASHFLOW SC – and ensure the right software is downloaded. Operators no longer have to update their slot floor separately, freeing up resources and generating labor savings.
Additionally, the PPM Advance offers a Bluetooth functionality option that enhances communications to the user through an Android phone and tablet app. This enables operators to download software remotely and add EASITRAX asset numbers.
For more information, visit www.CranePI.com.