SMARTLINK QUICK LINKS
VERSATILE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
SmartLink is perfect for route locations where you want to accept loyalty cards along with credit/debit cards right at the washers and dryers. Because SmartLink readers will read both the chip-based loyalty cards and mag-stripe credit/debit cards, it gives the end user the option to choose how they want to pay. An internet connection is required for credit/debit card acceptance.
RELIABLE & CONVENIENT
SmartLink Systems are connected to the Internet through reliable wireless technology. Each location will need to secure an internet connection either through a traditional ISP or ESD with use of a Verizon aircard1. If the Internet goes off-line for any reason, SmartLink CardSlides will continue to accept loyalty SmartCards, as all the needed account information is stored locally on the card, and all machines can 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. You can track credit card and debit card income, change pricing programs, and track loyalty card income on all washers and dryers with an ESD CardSlide. All this information can be displayed by viewing the built-in reports. The software also tracks VTM™ activity. MyLaundryLink, which is maintained by ESD via a secure website, is accessible by entering your unique username and password.
NO COIN COLLECTION & BOOSTED SECURITY
Because equipment is card operated, laundry operators no longer collect coins or are held to quarter-increment pricing. This in turn can reduce security risks, which can help create a safer environment.
REMARKABLE RESIDENT CONVENIENCE
The SmartLink System allows you to decide how residents pay – by cash (on the VTM™), credit card, ESD loyalty MoneyCard, or EBT (VTM™)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 can save 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. The mobile app allows customers to view the status of a washer or dryer, start a machine, and view their own 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.2 Contact ESD for more information.
OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
ESD offers additional products to add versatility to the SmartCard System. Contact ESD for more information.
2 ESD User and Management Cards are provided as-is and are not covered under warranty.