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Hemisphere West Announces the Introduction of the "Universal" USB Interface for Bill and Coin Acceptors

January 9, 2001

Las Vegas, Nevada- Hemisphere West, a specialty distributor/manufacturer of international currency validation products, magnetic/smart card readers and interface products announced today, its latest new product, the "Universal" USB Interface for Coin and Bill Acceptors. "This is a product our customers have been asking us for" stated Hemisphere West's Director of Sales and Marketing, John Petkus. Today, many applications utilize a PC to control their system, many of these new PC controllers have limited serial ports for peripheral devices, such as bill and coin acceptors. On the other hand, these same PC controllers have many USB ports. The "Universal" USB Interface allows the system designer to utilize these USB ports, avoiding costly serial expansion upgrades to accommodate current currency validation serial interfaces.

The "Universal" USB Interface was designed specifically for use with bill and coin acceptors and will provide an almost 'plug and play' environment. The "Universal" USB Interface will also work with virtually all major manufacturers brands of bill and coin acceptors, such as……

Coin Validators:

Microcoin QL
MEI Cashflow 330
Coinco/Money Controls 'Condor', C-120

Bill Acceptors:

MEI, Series 2000, 3000, ZT11/1200
JCM, DBV45/145, DBV200, WBA
Cashcode, all models
GPT, all models
Coinco, BA30, Mag50
Astrosystems, all GBA models
Innovative Technologies, NV4, NV4X

The "Universal" USB Interface is contained within a small enclosure with USB output cable and currency validator input cable included. The unit uses an external 12 VDC power supply (.5 amp for coin validators, 2.0 A for bill acceptors). Also included with the Interface is test and setup software with full technical documentation. The current Interface software is WIN 98,ME, 2000 compatible with a Mac version due out shortly.

The "Universal" USB Interface rollout begins in mid January with limited quantities available for test and evaluation, full production is scheduled for late February, 2001.

Full product technical documentation is available now from Hemisphere West.

Contact Information:

Phone: +702-284-7153
Fax: +702-284-7154
Email: [email protected]
On the Internet: www.hwlvegas.com

Hemisphere West-Las Vegas
6787 West Tropicana Avenue
Suite 232
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103 USA


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