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Managed Coin laundries Smart Card Technology

Providing – cash free, worry free laundromats

Coin laundries are magnets for theft related vandalism. In order to deter this type of vandalism, Garment Machinery Company, Inc. provides ‘Smart Card Technology to both existing laundromats and new ones being built.

This cashless laundry payment card system uses secure non-laundry located pay stations, re-usable smartchip cards, and card scan stations to offer a secure and reliable solution to providing safer, user-financed coin laundry facilities. The system can dramatically reduce the problems associated with unsecured commercial coin laundry machines and removes the inconvenience and risks associated with regular cash handling.

Key components of the Smartcard system:

Smartcards:  Reusable, durable and secure against fraud, the smartcards can only be used in the proprietary System.

Pay Station: Translates users money into Smartcard credit, it can be located anywhere on site - the more secure the better.

Card Scan Station: The laundry unit (washer, dryer, soap dispenser etc) debits the Smartcard and starts the machines. Either wireless for multiple machines or connected directly to individual commercial washers or dryers.

Receiver Units: Securely located inside each coin washer or coin dryer machine, they receive authorization from the Card Scan Station and start the machine cycle.

Reader Unit: Optional units to either check remaining Smartcard credit or, when used with a cash register, can be used to credit smartcards as well as the Pay Station.

The Smartcard system benefits both the site and the consumers that use the coin laundry.

Site benefits:

  • Removes the risk of having money in unsecured laundry areas.
  • Payment Station located in a secure environment of your choice.
  • Secure against fraud and misuse.
  • No need to regularly empty money or tokens from multiple machines.
  • Removes the risk of staff carrying large, heavy amounts of coins around site.
  • Suitable for all sites including existing coin laundries who would like to convert to a card store.
  • Easy installation with minimum disruption to site

Consumer benefits:

  • Reduce downtime of machines due to theft related vandalism.
  • No need to find correct change for the laundry machines each time.
  • No issue of the machines not working due to the coin or token box needing to be emptied.

For more information on the Smartcard Payment system, either View the Brochure or Contact Us.