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Overview

The Equipment Types page is only accessible by users with Admin privileges or with Equipment Setup privileges.  This page is used to add, edit, and delete equipment types.  The Equipment Types page may contain various configuration options depending on the make, model, and control of the host equipment type- see manufacturer specific functionality for details on what options are available.  Functions described on this page are for 'Singlevend' or 'Pulse' type machines.


Search Function and List Navigation
  • This page allows users to search for any portion of an equipment type name.  Clicking Reset clears the search data.
  • This page uses a standard list format that can be sorted by clicking any column header.
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Once an equipment type is configured, it will need to be applied to individual Machines before it becomes available for use.

Navigating to the Equipment Types page under the Setup tab will display an alphabetical list of the equipment types that have been configured for the system.  The default view will list up to 6 equipment types.  Once there are more than 6 equipment types, page numbers will appear, allowing the user to scroll through the equipment list.  Clicking anywhere on an equipment type row will display the additional details to be configured.

Adding Equipment Types

ADD AN EQUIPMENT TYPE

Adding a Point of Sale Equipment Type

FasCard can interact with other POS equipment types, for example, cash registers.  In order to integrate a POS System with the FasCard system, the Store Owner must contact the organization that made the POS and inform them of the desire to integrate with the FasCard system.  If you have any questions on the POS integration process, feel free to contact Steve Marcionetti at CCI 1(630) 930-5115.  Once the POS integration is complete, the POS equipment type can be added to the FasCard System by following the steps below.

  1. Navigate to the FasCard Admin site and sign in with an Admin or Equipment Setup account.

  2. Click the Setup tab.

  3. Click the Equipment Types link.

  4. Click Add New.

  5. From the dropdown menu in the 'Please Select an Equipment Type' section, select SingleVend.


Equipment types are not distinguished by location. Configuring equipment types with detailed names denoting machine model and location is recommended.  There is no configuration for a POS equipment type, but detailed naming is recommended.

Configuring the Equipment Settings

CONFIGURE AN EQUIPMENT SETTING

Refer to the chart below for a more in-depth description of the fields to be completed.  Note-there are no configurations for a POS equipment type.

  1. Enter the name of the equipment in the Name field.  This is the equipment name that will be displayed for this equipment type in various reports.

  2. Coin input - This drop down box determines the source input for the reader.

  3. Coin Capacity and Value, configure if necessary.

  4. Auto Start Loyalty Swipes - Check this box if you want this machine to automatically start when a customer swipes their loyalty card.  (There must be enough value on the loyalty card for the auto-start to work.)

  5. Accept Credit Cards: check the items 'Adding value to loyalty account' and 'Starting machine' as applicable.

  6. Flip Display- check this if the FasCard reader is being mounted in an inverted orientation. (For F1 Readers only)

  7. Send cycle complete emails: check this item if this equipment type should send cycle complete emails (emails are only sent if user preference is configured to receive email).

Field

Description

Name

Friendly name for equipment type.  Equipment types are not distinguished by location. Configuring equipment types with detailed names denoting machine model and location is recommended.

Firmware

This field displays the configured firmware version.  New equipment setup uses the default firmware version as determined by CCI.

Coin Input

This drop down box determines the source input for the reader

  • Single is selected:

    • Coin Capacity - The number of coins that the host machine can hold, used to alert you when nearing full.

    • Coin Value- The denomination or value of the coins used on the host machine, for quarters use .25.

    • Card Reader - displays image of coin and card and accepts signals from coin input connector.

  • Dual Separate * - Only available with the F2 Reader.

    • Coin #1 Capacity - The number of coins that the first pocket of the host machine can hold, used to alert you when nearing full.

    • Coin #1 Value- The denomination or value of the coins used in the first pocket the host machine, for quarters use .25.

    • Coin #2 Capacity - The number of coins that the second pocket of the host machine can hold, used to alert you when nearing full.

    • Coin #2 Value - The denomination or value of the coins used in the second pocket of the host machine, for quarters use .25.

  • Dual Combined * - Only available with the F2 Reader.

    • Coin Capacity - The number of coins that the individual pocket of the host machine can hold, used to alert you when nearing full.

    • Coin Value- The denomination or value of the coins used in either pocket on the host machine, for quarters use .25.

  • Alt. Payment is selected, the FasCard reader will only display an image of a card.  This setting may be used under the direction of CCI to enable an alternative payment system.

  • Disabled is selected, the card reader will not allow coin vends.

Show Remaining Coin Count

This checkbox determines if an F1: FasCard Wireless Reader will display the remaining coin count.  The F2: FasCard Touchscreen Reader will never display the remaining coin count.  F2 readers will however display "Insert Coins".

Auto-Start Loyalty Swipes

Checking this box allows a machine to automatically start when a customer swipes their loyalty card.  (There must be enough value on the loyalty card for the auto-start to work.)

Accept Credit Cards For

This setting configures how credit cards can be used at the card reader / kiosk.

  • Adding value to loyalty account - Allows user to add value to loyalty account via credit card at the card reader, if option is not checked user may not add value via credit/debit card.

  • Starting machine - Allows user to start machine via credit card swipe, if option is not checked the user may only use coins, loyalty card, or smart phone to start machine.

Flip Display

This check box will rotate the LCD display so that the reader can be mounted in a horizontal or upside down orientation.  Used for lid mount or high mount installations.

Send cycle complete emails

This check box will allow this equipment type to send loyalty account emails when cycles are at 90% complete-  this feature must be enabled on user accounts either via the accounts page or mobile site.

  • The values in the section below should be configured with guidance from CCI support.  Changing the values for an equipment type can prevent a machine from starting or performing properly.

  • The options below assume that SingleVend firmware version 1.13.01 or greater is installed on card reader

Configure Equipment Settings - Continued

CONFIGUREING EQUIPMENT SETTINGS - CONTINUED

Refer to the chart below for a more in-depth description of the fields to be completed.

  1. The Mode dropdown menu allows for multiple types of pulse configuration. See Configuring SingleVend for more information.
  2. Select an Equipment Class from the dropdown menu - classes include Washer, Dryer, Vending, etc.
  3. Enter the desired Pulse Length in the appropriate field.
  4. Enter the desired Pulse Interval in the appropriate field.
  5. Pulse Type should remain set to 'Relay' unless otherwise instructed by CCI Support or machine specific documentation.
  6. Sensor Input should remain set to 'Not Required' unless otherwise instructed by CCI Support or machine specific documentation.
  7. Show remaining time - checking this will cause the FasCard reader to display the estimated remaining cycle time.
  8. Cycle Time - enter the cycle length configured on the machine.
  9. # of Pulses - this specifies the number of pulses to be sent to the machine. Typically the number of pulses is equal to the number of coins required to start.
  10. Click Save.


FieldDescription
Mode 

This dropdown menu allows selection of different pulse configuration types.

Equipment Class

This dropdown menu is used to indicate the type of machine being configured. The correct machine class needs to be set in order for the machine to appear on the customer loyalty site.

Pulse Length

A value in milliseconds denoting the length of time that the FasCard reader will engage its relay.  For example, setting the value to 2000 will trigger the relay for 2 seconds before returning to idle state.

Pulse Interval

A value in milliseconds denoting the length of time that the FasCard reader will pause in between pulses.

Pulse Type

Determines what kind of pulse the reader will send to machine, based upon intermediary harness.

  • Relay - Dry contact closure will be used via the white 6 pin Molex connector, this is the default and the most common implementation.
  • MLV+ - This is used with harnesses that provide for serial emulation of pulse activity.
  • MLV-  - This is used with harnesses that provide for serial emulation of pulse activity.
Sensor Input

A drop down menu, indicates to the FasCard reader whether it should monitor an external circuit before allowing a start.  This is typically used with machines and harnessing that utilize door sensors.

  • Not Required - Regardless of the sensor status allow start.
  • Required On - Only allow start if signal is present.
  • Required Off - Only allow start if signal is not present.
Show Remaining Time

When checked, this option instructs the card reader to display an estimated count down timer as configured by the 'Cycle Time' (below).  If this option is unchecked the card reader will not display a count down time and will display 'Machine In Use' for the duration of the configured 'Cycle Time'.

Cycle Time

The length of time of the shortest cycle on the host machine. Pulse configurations have no direct connection to the machine control board-  this cycle time is an estimate based upon configuration.

# Pulses 

The number of pulses (simulated coins) required to start host machine.

Editing an Equipment Type

EDIT AN EQUIPMENT TYPE

Once an Equipment Type is selected, the Equipment Details section displays the basic information for the selected Equipment Type and allows the configuration to be edited.  To add a new Equipment Type, click Add New - the same basic fields will be displayed for editing.

The equipment type detail section displays the configuration details for a selected equipment type.

  • Pricing - This link opens the Pricing configuration page for the equipment type being configured.
  • Features - This link opens the Features configuration page for the equipment type being configured.

Cloning an Equipment Type

CLONE AN EQUIPMENT TYPE

An existing equipment type may be cloned.  This allows the operator to duplicate an existing equipment type to retain the core settings but alter other options (such as pricing) for use in separate locations, without repeating the work of creating the equipment type.  The cloned equipment type will retain the original name and be appended with the word "Copy".  This equipment name may then be edited as normal.

Delete an Equipment Type

DELETE AN EQUIPMENT TYPE

To delete an equipment type, navigate to the FasCard Admin site and sign in with an Admin or Equipment Setup account and follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Setup tab.
  2. Click the Equipment Types link.
  3. Use the search bar or browse for the equipment type to be deleted.
  4. Click the equipment type name.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Click OK when prompted to confirm deletion, or click Cancel.

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