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MEI Wins Kiosks.Org’s Best of Show Award at KioskCom 2001
For the second year in a row, MEI’s booth ranks highest in design
WEST CHESTER, PA – June 1, 2001 – MEI, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance electronic
payment systems, has won Kiosks.Org’s Best of Show Award for the second year in a row, having been
judged on superior products and product display at the KioskCom Retail show in Orlando, FL
(Renaissance Orlando Resort, April 22-25, 2001). Kiosks.Org, an independent Web site established in
1993, is a respected resource for self-service vending, kiosk, POS, Internet, thin client, embedded, and
mobile technology news.
Cited for its impact and visual quality, MEI’s booth exhibit featured graphical images and printed material to help educate kiosk
manufacturers and retailers on cash-acceptor technology and the benefits of cash-accepting kiosks. The product display included
demonstrations of MEI’s AE2600 bill acceptor for retail kiosks, which uses multi-wavelength optical and bill transport technology
to provide ultra-reliable performance in unattended kiosk applications.
“We are pleased to present MEI with our Best of Show Award,” said Craig Keefner, President and Managing Editor of
Kiosks.Org, LLC. “As a two-time winner, MEI epitomizes the principle that high-quality products and people are the drivers of a
successful retail market, and this was clearly reflected in its product display. Besides being the source of the most dominant
currency acceptor technology in the world, MEI managed to create a booth that just grabs your eyes and won't let go.”
In addition to KioskCom Retail 2001, Kiosks.Org has also recognized Best of Show winners at KioskCom Europe 2000, KioskCom
2000 (Las Vegas), and i3 Interactive 2001 (Chicago), among others. Previous award recipients include Frank Mayer and
Associates, Degasoft, Kiosk Software, Inc., Apunix, TouchPoint, Netkey, and Deep Video Technology.
For more information, visit MEI’s Web site at
www.meiglobal.com, or call (800) 345-8215.
MEI (formerly Mars Electronics International), a division of Mars, Incorporated, has been developing the world’s most advanced,
secure, and high-performance electronic cash payment systems since 1969, and has the world’s largest installed base of electronic
coin mechanisms and bill acceptors. By working with customers, MEI has not only contributed to the success of vending, but is
also the world leader in the application of cash-payment systems in the retail, telecom, gaming, amusement, lottery, and
transportation industries. MEI’s range of products includes electronic cash acceptors, coin change-giving machines, card-based
cashless payment systems, and electronic audit systems. MEI employs 1,200 associates worldwide, with four ISO-certified
manufacturing plants on three continents, sales offices in 10 countries, and a distribution network covering more than 100
MEI is a division of the worldwide Mars, Incorporated group.