SMARTLINK QUICK LINKS
VERSATILE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
A SmartLink System can offer one of two payment acceptance scenarios. The first is a stand-alone SmartCard payment, which does not require an on-site or off-site database to approve vend starts. This is because SmartCards store information right on the card in a chip. The second option includes a SmartLink System that accepts all cards – magnetic or chip – including debit/credit/EBT/SmartCards, and in certain configurations, personalized loyalty cards.
RELIABLE & CONVENIENT
SmartLink Systems are connected to the Internet through reliable wireless technology; in many locations this can be achieved through using an on-site modem or Air card. If the Internet goes off-line for any reason, the SmartLink CardSlides on your laundry equipment will continue to accept loyalty SmartCards and all the machines will remain operational.
MYLAUNDRYLINK – THE SUPERIOR MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE BY ESD
Using an Internet-enabled device, operators can log into MyLaundryLink and get real-time information about their laundries. They can track credit card and debit card income and loyalty card income on all washers and dryers with an ESD CardSlide. The software also tracks VTM™ activity. MyLaundryLink, which is maintained by ESD via a secure website, is accessible by entering a unique username and password. View income reports, tweak laundry equipment programs and monitor loyalty cards via your remote computer or smartphone using the Internet.
NO COIN COLLECTION & BOOSTED SECURITY
Because equipment is card operated, laundry operators no longer collect coins or are held to quarter-increment pricing. Security is enhanced, which makes residents feel safe.
REMARKABLE RESIDENT CONVENIENCE
The SmartLink System allows you to decide how residents pay – by cash, credit card, ESD loyalty MoneyCard or EBT cards. Residents appreciate the convenience of multiple payment options, as well as boosted security. By removing coins, an ESD SmartLink System removes the temptation to tamper with machines, creating a safer laundry room environment.
LAUNDRY AWARE MONITORING SYSTEM
The SmartLink System allows residents to monitor whether or not laundry equipment is available online, before they ever get to the laundry room. This saves them time and headaches. Additionally, the system allows residents to monitor the status of their laundry and to receive an email or text when it is complete!
ESD loyalty cards allow residents to carry value on cards – without carrying cash to the laundry room. Generic ESD MoneyCards or fully customized cards can be ordered to display your brand. To add value to their loyalty cards, residents use the laundry's Value Transfer Machine(s) (VTM™).
The SmartLink Wireless Ruby CardSlide Reader is a pulse-based reader. By sending pulses, our readers are able to signal a washer or dryer to start. It accepts loyalty cards, credit cards, and debit cards. To accept credit or debit cards, an internet connection is required. Designed to fit inside a machine coin drop or coin vault opening, the SmarLink Ruby Reader makes coin machines card ready. It offers a vibrant LED display and clear user instructions.
SmartLink Wireless Serial Cardslide Readers are for machines that support the more complex serial protocol. The reader functions like the SmartLink CardSlide, but uses the washer or dryer display and can support more complicated cycle pricing options. The SerialLink reader accepts loyalty cards, credit cards, and debit cards. To accept credit and debit cards, an internet connection is required.
SmartCard CardSlide Readers are easily set up using a set of Management Cards. While the network connections for the system are pre-configured on the equipment before it is shipped, Management Cards can allow operators to control and test this connection. Management cards can also allow technicians to test machines upon installation without need for personal credit cards.
ESD offers several types of VTMs™, which work in concert with the SmartLink System. VTMs™ can be centrally located in a secure area or the laundry itself. Simply select the VTM™ that best fits the payment options needed.
This internet-based management software offers operators the ability to remotely manage each reader and make real-time changes to the CardSlide programming and collect transaction data remotely. It also allows operators to view and print a variety of reports.
ESD's smartphone app is available for both iPhone and Android. Search for "CyberLaundry" from ESD. The phone app allows customers to view the status of a washer or dryer, start a machine, and view their own account's transaction history. Customers can do a load of laundry and go shopping, study for an exam, or run other errands. Once laundry is completed, the system will send a text to their smartphones to alert them! Additionally, when a loyalty card is linked to the smartphone, all transactions are available via the app – making it simple for customers to track their spending and see how much is left on their account. Since all data is linked through the app, vended laundry owners can also push promotions and news to customers' smartphones.
SmartCard is provided by ESD's limited factory warranty.1 Contact ESD for more information.
OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
ESD offers additional products to add versatility to the SmartCard System. Contact ESD for more information.