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South America – CPI expands distribution agreement with Permaquim

By - 5 September 2014

Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) has expanded its distribution agreement with Permaquim S.A. to enhance service in the Latin American gaming market.

The goal of this strategic partnership is to increase service across Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay with the MEI SC Advance and Money Controls Ardac Elite note acceptors.

CPI has already achieved the largest installed base in Latin America. Under the revised agreement, Permaquim S.A. will continue distributing and providing service and support not only for SC Advance but now also Ardac Elite.

“Permaquim has an exceptional track record of providing high-quality equipment and technical support in the markets they serve,” said Eric Fisher, CPI president of Gaming. “They’re responsive to customers in a manner that provides service consistent with the CPI value proposition. Our strengthened relationship with Permaquim is a commitment to offer Latin American gaming operators a one-stop shop for industry-leading products and service.”

SC Advance evolved from the winning CASHFLOW SC note acceptor, applying new technology and market knowledge to make a great product even better. It features enhanced recognition technology, faster note-to-note speed, improved barcode recognition and increased capacity to accept up to 100 different currencies and denominations. SC Advance also has the industry’s best first-time acceptance rate for valid street-grade notes, including those that are wet, crinkled or torn.

An increasing number of SC customers in Latin America are now also implementing EASITRAX Soft Count, a product extension that expands the reach of note acceptors from the slot floor to the soft count room. The addition of EASITRAX to SC Advance or CASHFLOW SC creates a comprehensive software/hardware system that drives operational efficiencies by streamlining the cash management process. EASITRAX Soft Count has been installed in over 150,000 games worldwide, and operators typically receive a return on investment within one year.

The Money Controls Ardac Elite is the industry’s first and only note acceptor with field-proven imaging technology that not only uses multiple wavelengths to scan the entire note but also takes a full-color image of it. This feature increases security and makes it possible to resolve disputes quickly and easily. By monitoring 200,000 data points for every note inserted, the Ardac Elite delivers the highest standards for valid note acceptance, further enhancing the customer experience.
Permaquim will be able to assist operators with questions and recommendations for upgrading to SC Advance and Ardac Elite.

“Our partnership with CPI has given us the experience and expertise to put our company in a position of absolute leadership,” said Paul Roger, General Manager at Permaquim S.A. “Now, we can satisfy the needs of gaming operators better than ever before.”

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