rane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. company, will showcase a suite of connectivity-enabled solutions for the gaming industry during ICE London, February 4-6, 2020 at stand N3 320 of ExCeL London.
Building on the core cash portfolio —including the industry-leading SC Advance banknote acceptor and the SCR Advance banknote recycler— CPI will exhibit new solutions for cashless payment and connected business intelligence: the CPI Ticket Purchasing Kiosk, featuring the Alio card reader, and Easitrax Connect.
Leading the suite of CPI connected solutions is the new Alio portfolio, a range of all-in-one card readers combining PIN pad, card reader, and screen into a single device. Alio enables all forms of electronic payment, including magnetic swipe, chip, and contactless, as well as the full range of mobile pay options. Built with gaming operators in mind, Alio’s large screen (available in 3.5” and 4.3” models) supports PIN-on-glass capability to enable high-value transactions. Integrated with the CPI ticket-purchasing kiosk, Alio also enables customers to maximize play by purchasing a TITO (ticket-in-ticket-out) play voucher without having to visit an ATM.
Backed by the expertise of the existing CPI cashless portfolio —currently encapsulating over 400k live connections— Alio is positioned to provide new payment options for gaming operators. “By combining our expertise in cashless payment with our insider knowledge of the gaming industry, all backed by our years of providing cash hardware solutions,” says Brian Wedderspoon, VP of Gaming at CPI.
“CPI is able to provide a unique offering that goes beyond the status quo of all-in-one cashless offerings,” Wedderspoon continues. “This means offering a customizable interface, providing the means to easily manage hardware data, and keeping transactions secure.”
In addition to Alio, CPI will also highlight the Easitrax Connect platform. Connecting to the SC Advance, Easitrax Connect is designed to help operators manage the floor in real time, providing live visibility to device performance, data analytics, and up-to-the-minute insights. Since the software launched in 2019, more than 12,000 machines have been connected.