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Kiosk Security – Tokenworks Selects Acuant to Combat Influx of Fake IDs

Provides Age Verification Solutions for Hospitality, Security and Cannabis Dispensaries

ID Detection Kiosk
IdentiFake ID Verification Solution Fake ID Detection for Casinos, Cannabis Dispensaries and merchants who are required to verify identification to minimize risk.

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Tokenworks® Inc, a leading provider of ID scanners and identification software, selected Acuant’s AssureID to enhance TokenWorks’ advanced identity verification system IdentiFake®. Together, both companies will help customers across the hospitality, security and cannabis dispensary markets detect fraudulent identification and meet stringent industry compliance regulations.

“There is a growing need for higher-level identity verification, especially for companies operating casinos or dispensaries. These industries are highly regulated – especially those selling cannabis – so the stakes are higher for misidentifying a fraudulent consumer ID,” said Charles Cagliostro, President, Tokenworks, Inc. “With Acuant we’re able to offer our customers peace of mind by providing them with an easier, quicker and more effective method to catch forged or ‘fake’ IDs. Acuant’s technology is proven as best-in-class and allowed us to rapidly provide a sophisticated ID verification solution.”

AssureID powers Tokenworks’ IdentiFake® System to quickly perform dozens of forensic checks and detect microprint, holographic and other security features. Using AssureID’s patented process, the solution extracts biometric and alphanumeric data contained in an identity document to authenticate it by applying 50+ forensic document-specific tests in seconds. The IdentiFake software is currently being operated by casinos, banks, liquor stores, bars and nightclubs, and cannabis dispensaries, as well as any organization that has a high risk of loss associated with performing a transaction with fraudulent identification.

“Organizations across all industries are increasingly serious about fighting identity fraud. But for some, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted and reliable identity verification process in place,” said Yossi Zekri, president and CEO of Acuant. “Tokenworks understands the needs of its customers and delivers products that consistently deliver results. We’re thrilled they chose Acuant to help power their advanced IdentiFake ID verification solution.”

About Acuant

Acuant is an identity verification platform that instantly reduces fraud while providing seamless customer experiences. Solutions include intelligent data capture and auto-fill software, identity document authentication, chip and e-Passport authentication with PKI, facial recognition software and expert manual review of documents. Human assisted machine learning powers the largest ID library processing 196+ countries monthly and having completed more than 3 billion transactions worldwide. Acuant mitigates risk and meets regulatory requirements such as KYC and AML, while protecting PII. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in all industries. For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.

About TokenWorks

TokenWorks, Inc manufactures and empowers advanced Driver License Scanning and Age Verification solutions, matching best-in-class hardware and custom-developed software elements to create solutions that help businesses gain confidence and accuracy in their ID Scanning practices. In business since 1998, TokenWorks serves thousands of customers across the US and Canada. For more information, please visit TokenWorks.com or its ecommerce store at IDscanner.com.

PR Contact:
Malini Gujral
Acuant
213-867-2625
marketing(at)acuantcorp(dot)com

Charles Cagliostro
TokenWorks
914-704-3100
sales(at)tokenworks(dot)com

The World’s First Four User Self-Service Weed Kiosk Has Arrived

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GreenSTOP is the world’s first self-service, four user kiosk that allows licensed cannabis providers to serve more customers in less time and customers to seamlessly pick up.

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You don’t have to go to an in-person dispensary to pick up marijuana. That is the goal for GreenSTOP, the world’s first self-service four user kiosk that allows licensed cannabis providers to serve more customers in less time and customers to seamlessly pick up. The company’s business model is to license their “Smart Dispensary” platform to dispensaries and charge them a fee to use the platform.

Black Enterprise caught up with co-founder Tim Island to discuss the company’s plans for the kiosk.

SlabbKiosks provides kiosk solutions to a budding industry

SlabbKiosks provides kiosk solutions to a budding industry

SlabbKiosksSlabbKiosks will be showcasing their payment and cash management solutions at this year’s Marijuana Business Conference. Look for them at booth # 3540 on the MJBizCon exhibition floor in Las Vegas, Nev.

Las Vegas, Nevada (Nov 13, 2017) – SlabbKiosks will showcase self-service payment and cash management kiosk solutions on the exhibit floor of the Marijuana Business Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, from Nov. 15 – 17, 2017. The event attracts the largest
gathering of cannabis business professionals in the world and includes informative industry-specific sessions and an exhibition of over 650 companies that provide services used in the various segments of the industry.

Slabb provides solutions to an industry that still faces cash handling/management challenges and requires an enhanced store experience for clients. The company’s payment kiosks, will be featured at the Treez.io (4415 and 916) and C4EverSystems (3909) booths at the show. SlabbKiosks will also showcase the Automated Cashier unit – a practical, effective, cash management solution for dispensaries that includes bill payment components provided by Crane Payment Innovations (CPI).

Slabb representatives will be available on the floor to discuss cross-industry solutions and experiences in automated delivery, identity management and account creation and management and their application to the MJ space.

“It’s great being involved in an industry that keeps developing and expanding. We are confident that our solutions will assist many dispensaries to better manage their cash with the option of a fully automated sales process. As with the many other industries we work in, we are always looking to provide solutions that facilitate more efficient and effective systems that ultimately enhance customer service. Something that is more important than ever in this industry”, stated President of SlabbKiosks, Peter te Lintel Hekkert.

To learn more about SlabbKiosks, or kiosk financing options available, visit booth #3540 during the Marijuana Business Conference or go to www.slabbkiosks.com for more information.

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Automated Cashier Technology from Cannabis Cash

Automated Cashier Technology from Cannabis Cash  Solutions Reduces Shrinkage, Theft

Announcement 11/09/17 — Cash flow in the cannabis industry is a constant and delicate process — from consumer to retailer, from retailer to processor, from processor to grower, etc. But for every successful transaction, a cautious entrepreneur is also aware of the risks, which can include theft (by customers or employees), the miscounting of cash, or even robbery. To combat these issues, Cannabis Cash Solutions offers improvements and augmentations for cash-handling practices in the cannabis space.

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Cash handling goes arm-in-arm with security — so by utilizing the latest “smart vault” and automated cashier technology, Cannabis Cash Solutions helps provide entrepreneurs peace of mind with an honest and simple solution: consistency through automation. The company’s automated cashier service is a cash deposit system that transitions the responsibility of cash handling from budtenders (or other industry employees) to an automatic counting and change-dispensing system, similar to a modern supermarket’s self-checkout lane.

“With so many states becoming legal, there are tons of new consumers and, in many cases, they have a lot of questions. So rather than removing that and making it ‘self-service,’ we’re focusing on taking over just the cash-handling,” Andrew, company founder and CEO, said in a phone interview. “We wanted to offer something that preserves the one-on-one experience that you have with a budtender.”

The automatic cashier has three basic functions:

  • Intake cash from customers into a secure deposit vault.
  • Accurately calculate and dispense the customer’s required change.
  • Provide real-time updates tracking the amount of cash inside the unit.

Each step of this process helps to streamline cash flow in a retail setting, remove employee temptation by automating their cash-handling responsibilities, and reduce the threat of robberies by keeping cash secure and largely inaccessible. The automated cashier also frees up valuable time that would have been spent counting cash and removes the chance of a costly, time-consuming miscount.

At the end of the day, or whenever the deposit vault needs to be emptied or cash needs to be transported, an individual with proper clearance — a store manager or security personnel, for example — can access and remove the deposits via specially designed cartridges.

“From the transport standpoint, they like the idea of just being able to look at a report, see how much money is at a location, go in there, pull some cartridges, know that the count is going to match, and then take it back to their counting room,” Andrew said. “That’s opposed to what they deal with today in pretty much every case, where it’s the store’s responsibility to count all the money, they have to bag all the money, they have to tag all the money, then the transport company picks up the money, takes it back to their counting room, has to recount it, and then — if there is any issue in the count — they have to go in and figure it out.”

Cannabis Cash Solutions also offers deposit-only vault services, which are helpful not only in retail locations but also provide peace-of-mind to growers, delivery drivers, or any other individual involved with the constant flow of cash in the cannabis industry.

All vaults are easily operable, Internet-connected and provide real-time reporting. An API is available so that the systems can be integrated with a dispensary’s point-of-sale software.

To learn more about purchasing or leasing a Cannabis Cash Solutions vault or automated cashier, visit CannabisCashSolutions.com or call (559) 761-0883. Help with installation is available by request.

For a demo of the automated cashier system, see the video below. Alternatively, if you are attending MJBizCon in Las Vegas this November 15-17, stop by for an in-person demo at Booth #3540!