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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2013, Posted On: 10/18/2013

Microtronic US Adds Barcode Card To Micromarket Payment Options

Tim Sanford
TAGS: vending payment systems, Microtronic US, standard barcode cards, micro market system, Terri Starnes-Bryant, micromarket operators, Build Your Own Market, beverage dispensing options, cashless vending

HIGH POINT, NC -- Now available from Microtronic US is recognition of standard barcode cards as payment media for the company's micromarket system.

According to Microtronic's Terri Starnes-Bryant, micromarket operators now can offer their accounts a complete range of payment options, including standard debit and credit cards (with magnetic stripe), RFID smartcards, payroll deduction and "account and PIN" -- which requires no payment medium at all.

The very wide range of payment choices permits Microtronic operators to enable their customers to use the same payment medium at the location's vending machines and the micromarket.

The system is designed to offer operators great flexibility in customizing installations for the specific requirements of each account. The payment terminal is available built into a secure cabinet checkout station, or may be purchased for mounting into the vendor's own cabinetry ("Build Your Own Market").

Microtronic US's payment terminal can interface with a range of hot and cold cup beverage dispensing options, so customers can purchase a beverage at the checkout station without the need to "self-bag" cups. These include Cafection Enterprises' Avalon whole-bean, single-cup countertop coffee brewer and the Multi-max K-Cup vender, which allows the sale of premium hot beverages for the Keurig hot beverage system. Cold drinks can be delivered through bag-in-box fountain dispensers actuated by the Fountain BOB controller, developed by B.L. Sizemore & Associates, which also can interface with the Microtronic US system.

Microtronic, micro market, Steve Bryant
photo | MIX AND MATCH: Rick Austin (right), Georgia Vending Services (Alpharetta), gets an update on flexible Microtronic micromarket system from Steve Bryant, Microtronic US, at 2013 Atlantic Coast Exposition in Myrtle Beach, SC. Visible behind them is Microtronic secure cabinet checkout station with product shelves, one of many options available.

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