Features and Functions
F2 FasCard Reader
The F2 FasCard reader is the second generation of FasCard readers and includes the features detailed below.
Full Color Touchscreen
An improvement over the button pad selection method of the F1 reader, the F2 reader features a full color touchscreen, as shown below.
The F2 reader features a modular approach to hardware, allowing for easy replacement of individual components in the field. Instructions for replacing modular components may be found in the F2: FasCard Reader Field Replaceable Components Guide.
Dual Coin Input
The F2 reader utilizes dual coin inputs, allowing two individual coin drops to be used with one reader. Coin drops may be independently configured to recognize one coin denomination per drop. More information on the coin input modes may be found on the FasCard Admin Site - Equipment Setup page. The location of the coin inputs is shown here.
LED Status Lights
The F2 reader utilizes a row of internal LED lights that illuminate in different colors and patterns to indicate changes in reader/machine status. A list of the colors and patterns is included below, as well as some example images.
|LED Color||Status Description||Animation Description|
|Blue||Machine is idle or ready to accept payment||Blue light begins at the top of the light bar and gradually illuminates downward until bar is completely blue, then repeats.|
|Green||Machine is in use / running||Green light begins at top of light bar and gradually illuminates downward, then darkens from bottom to top and repeats.|
|Yellow||Machine is almost finished||Yellow light pulses along entire length of the light bar.|
|Red||Machine is disabled or out of service||Red light along length of bar, no animation.|
Integrated NFC Hardware
Please note that NFC hardware is present but utilization of this feature is firmware dependent and may not necessarily be immediately available for all systems.
The F2 FasCard reader integrates near field communication (NFC) capable hardware intended to allow laundry customers to pay via smartphone or smartcard.
Integrated Power Converter
The F2 FasCard reader can accept both 12vdc and 24vac power natively and does not require the C-5602 power converter when these options are available. 110/220vac applications require the C-5602 power converter.
|1||Power Connection Port||Utilizes the same power harnesses as the first generation FasCard reader.|
|2||Pulse Connection Port||Connection point for pulse machine start harnesses.|
|3||Coin 1 Connection Port||This is the connection point for the harness input associated with Coin 1.|
|4||Coin 2 Connection Port||This is the connection point for the harness input associated with Coin 2.|
|5||Serial Connection Port||This is the connection point for serial machine start harnesses.|
|6||Mag-Stripe Reader Connection Port||This is the connection point for the field-replaceable magnetic stripe reader.|
|7||C-5430 Mag-Stripe Reader||This is the magnetic stripe reader handling all card interactions with the F2 reader.|
|8||Touchscreen Graphic Connection||This connects to the LCD touchscreen and transmits display data.|
|9||Touchscreen Input Connection||This connects to the LCD touchscreen and transmits user input (touch) data.|
|10||Stack Add-on Pulse Port||Secondary port for pulse machine start harnesses. Requires C-6400.|
|11||Stack Add-on Serial Port||Secondary port for serial machine start harnesses. Requires C-6401.|