Press release issued by ARCA today. The addition of the cash recycler is big news plus the new Android support. At some point ARCA will abstract these devices into network appliances, and cash is still 50% and holding steady (and growing some).
ARCA’S ENVOY™ PLATFORM NOW FULLY INTEGRATED WITH
CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATION’S (CPI) MEI SCR AND SC ADVANCE DEVICES
Envoy™ tested and certified by CPI engineers as an integration solution
Mebane, NC (July 9, 2015) — ARCA, a global leader in cash and payment automation technology, announced today that its self-service software development platform, Envoy™, is now compatible with Crane Payment Innovation’s (CPI) all-new MEI SCR bill recycler and SC Advance series bill acceptors. Envoy™ accelerates the integration of self-service transaction software with kiosk hardware by bridging the gap between software development and hardware integration.
“Envoy is designed to help software developers quickly integrate hardware – no matter which devices they choose,” said Brian Honeycutt, ARCA’s OEM Market Manager. “The majority of our customers are using industry leading MEI products to handle cash transactions, so supporting this hardware is critical to accelerating the customer’s software development. We want our customer to get from an initial concept to a production-quality kiosk as fast as possible.”
By integrating Envoy™ with two of CPI’s most popular components, ARCA is demonstrating its commitment to helping developers and engineers integrate components seamlessly. The MEI SCR is a two-denomination cash recycler component engineered to reduce costs associated with cash management. When equipped with the bunch-note feeder (BNF) and a larger cash box, the SCR can alternatively be employed as an entry-level deposit device with multi-note escrow capabilities. The SC Advance series of bill acceptors are designed with enhanced bill recognition technology with multiple configurations allowing it to be tailored to many different environments.
“Our engineers are working together with their ARCA counterparts to certify a wide range of CPI products on the Envoy platform, with the SCR and SC Advance product lines being the first out of the gate,” said Bassam Estaitieh, CPI’s Director of Marketing for Financial Services. “We see the value-add of the Envoy platform and believe it will unlock further market potential. Envoy will be instrumental in enabling cash automation products in the US and abroad.”
Envoy’s key features include:
Multi-vendor support – not just one brand, one product.
Multi-platform – Supports Windows or Linux software development
API supporting multiple programming languages
Device testing and integrated diagnostic application
Envoy is available for purchase immediately and is downloadable from the ARCA Developer Portal (developer.arca.com) after registering.
Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks. Today, with customers in over 50 countries, ARCA continues to grow by providing technology and services to make transactions simpler, more efficient and more secure. To learn more about ARCA’s innovative culture and commitment to our customers, please visit www.arca.com.
About Crane Payment Innovations
Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is built on the technological heritage of such brands as CashCode, Conlux, MEI, Money Controls, NRI and Telequip and holds one of the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems. CPI payment systems are recognized for delivering the greatest positive impact on operator profitability and consumer satisfaction in a variety of industries, including the bill payment kiosks. From banknote acceptors and recyclers to a wide range of coin products, CPI devices are mission critical to the operation of self-service machines.