SMARTCARD QUICK LINKS
Through a Value Transfer Machine (VTM™) located at the card-operated laundry, customers purchase a SmartCard or MoneyCard and load it with monetary value. Customers can put cash into the VTM™ (some VTMs™ can also accept debit cards and credit cards). After payment is provided, the VTM™ can load value onto the embedded chip on the SmartCard or, depending on the machine, can also dispense a new SmartCard. After loading some value on their laundry card, the customer inserts the card into a CardSlide reader located on a washer or dryer. The CardSlide reads the card value and if sufficient funds are available, the reader signals the machine to start.
SIMPLE TO SET UP & MANAGE
Simple to set up and easy to use, SmartCard Systems are fully accountable. The initial setup of all CardSlide units and VTMs™ are accomplished with ESD Management Cards. The Management Cards are created through ESD's proprietary Laundry Logic Management Software. This powerful software is used to establish card and vend pricing, cycle times, and pricing specials. Management cards make it simple to establish Spanish prompts, as well as perform various accounting functions, audits, and reports. The software can also be used to track a customer’s card usage.
The SmartCard System eliminates the use of quarters and the associated hassles of coin collection for operators. Meanwhile, residents appreciate not having to carry quarters and use bill changers. Laundry rooms may also feel more secure to both staff and customers.
FLEXIBLE REVALUE OPTIONS
There are a number of ways to revalue MoneyCards and SmartCards. This allows operators to tailor laundry room operation. Depending on the type of VTM™ selected, residents can add value with cash, credit cards, debit cards, Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT; a benefit card for state welfare recipients), and NFC devices.
ESD loyalty cards allow residents to carry value on cards – without carrying cash to the laundry room. Card artwork can be customized to display your brand. To add value to their loyalty cards, residents use the laundry's Value Transfer Machines (VTM™).
The SmartCard system is a true stand-alone product. A SmartCard CardSlide Reader is mounted on the washer or dryer. It reads the remaining value on an inserted SmartCard or MoneyCard, and if available funds are sufficient, the reader sends a signal to the machine to start. It then deducts the vend price from the SmartCard's remaining balance and maintains a record of the transaction. That record can be extracted with an audit management card.
Several types of VTMs™, which work in concert with the SmartCard System, allow residents to add value to their SmartCards and MoneyCards. ESD offers a variety of VTMs™, from a basic cash-to-card machine to VTMs™ that feature a customer-friendly interactive touch screen and accept both cash and cards.
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, the Management Cards allow operators to control and test this connection. The cards also allow technicians to test machines upon installation without need for personal credit cards.
ESD Laundry Logic Management Software provides added control and access to information. An optional feature, it allows operators to adjust vend prices and cycle times, as well as offering total accountability through the audit of machines.
All ESD SmartCard products are protected by ESD's limited factory warranty.1 Contact ESD for more information.
ESD offers additional products to add versatility to the SmartCard System. Contact ESD for more information.