rane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. company, made full use of the G2E Las Vegas show to present its latest technology for both cash and cashless payment. The SC Advance took centre stage alongside the Easitrax Connect platform, in addition to the all-in-one cashless device, Alio.
The SC Advance continues to play the most crucial role for CPI in the gaming industry, with over 2 million units in the field. The bill reader is the port of entry for the player, activating game play. Its top first-time acceptance rates of all types of valid notes heighten the player experience. Operators appreciate the fact that the SC Advance is practically maintenance-free with the lowest jam rate levels.
Through the integration of Easitrax Connect, CPI enables operators to manage their casino floor more efficiently, attaining real-time information on all their SC Advance bill readers in operation. The drop can be managed to ensure that no full cashboxes negatively affect machine play because Easitrax Connect will send a real-time warning as the cashbox volume approaches capacity. Any suspicious note activity is immediately registered, enabling operators to react immediately. Maintenance issues can also be prevented before they even occur, helping to eliminate machine downtime. Commercially released only seven months ago, already over 12,400 slot machines in two continents have been connected with Easitrax Connect.
With the rising demand for cashless payment in the gaming space, CPI introduced at G2E its new all-in-one cashless payment device, Alio. Allowing for all types of cashless payment, Alio is equipped for magnetic swipe, chip, contactless enabling card, mobile and NFC payments. Built to last with a Gorilla glass screen, the robust design is suited for both indoor and outdoor applications. The Alio reader is available with both 3.5” and 4.3” pin on glass, high-resolution touch screen display variants.
CPI is bringing the reality of cashless for gaming to life with the integration of cashless solutions into ticket-in, ticket-out (TITO) kiosks and games. Players using a third-party mobile application paired to CPI technology can pay for play with their digital wallets.
“CPI is helping to define the future of cash and cashless payment systems —systems built to add value and offer the best return on investment in the market,” commented Eric Fisher, President of Gaming at CPI. “The connectivity of our solutions gives all the more reasons to choose CPI. We see ourselves as a solutions company with a deep market understanding that enables operators to further streamline their business, thus increasing their profitability.”