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Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) continues to set the standard for note acceptors and payment solutions with the SC Advance.

Five years after it was first launched by Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), the SC Advance note acceptor continues to set the standard when it comes to performance, reliability and cost of ownership.

Part of CPI’s SC product line – which has sold more than two million units worldwide – the SC Advance features the industry’s highest first-pass acceptance rate for valid street-grade notes – including those that are damp, dirty, crinkled or torn. Its robust recognition system is built to effectively read the high-tech security features on new banknotes around the world, including those yet to be introduced. Its expansive memory accommodates new banknote introductions as well as new security algorithms that protect operators against emerging criminal threats.

SC Advance also comes with a number of modular extensions, led by smart cashbox system EASITRAX which is installed in more than 200,000 games worldwide.

EASITRAX provides critical insight needed to drive faster, smarter and more profitable efficiencies from the gaming floor to the back room. It works by collecting transaction and performance data directly from the note acceptor and then generating reports through its intuitive web portal. Reports are customizable and can be used to streamline the drop process, facilitate asset evaluations, optimize asset performance and improve maintenance programs.

Automated asset tracking through EASITRAX eliminates the need for dedicated cashboxes, helping operators reduce drop time by up to 40%. As a result, it regularly delivers a return on investment in less than one year.

A new maintenance alerts feature for EASITRAX allows operators to set their ideal note acceptor performance thresholds and receive automated email notifications based upon these critical metrics. This feature helps users save time and interpret data so problems can be identified and prevented before they even occur – further strengthening the payback associated with EASITRAX.

Both SC Advance and the EASITRAX modular extension will be displayed at G2E from 3 to 5 October in Las Vegas, alongside CPI’s newest cashless and emerging payment technologies including potential solutions for table games and real-time data delivery.

“Although the gaming industry continues to rely heavily on physical cash, the player’s wallet continues to become more diverse as technology evolves,” said CPI President of Gaming Eric Fisher. “As new payment methods are approved for and utilized on the gaming floor, we want our customers to know that we are more than ready to assist with a powerful suite of products and services that will deliver unprecedented value to their operations.”

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