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Overview

This document describes operation procedures to be performed on a FasCard reader by an attendant or manager. It provides information regarding FasCard collections and their associated reports as well as non-standard machine start methods.

Collecting a FasCard Reader

Alerts can be configured to notify the operator when a collection is performed using the Configure Alerts page on the Fascard Admin site.

A collection should be performed on the FasCard reader any time cash is collected from the associated machine.  Performing the collection when cash is collected will keep coin counts current in the Coin/Cash Totals report.  Collection amounts can be verified using the Collections report and the date/time of the collection can be verified using the Machine Activity report.  Collections may be performed by users with the Admin or Collector privileges as configured on the FasCard Admin Site - User Accounts page.

Performing a Collection

To view a step by step guide to performing a collection on a FasCard reader, click the arrow adjacent to the expanding header titled 'Performing a Collection - Step by Step' or start the video tutorial below.

Determine the generation of your FasCard reader and refer to the appropriate steps below.  See Determining CCI System and Version Information for assistance in determining reader generation if needed.

Performing a Collection the F1 reader - Step by Step

When performing a collection, any outstanding, uncredited coins will be recorded in the collection.


  • The FasCard Reader will display the sum of all coins inserted since the previous collection.
  • While 'Collect: $xx.xx' is highlighted, press .
  • The FasCard Reader will display the collection confirmation screen.
  • Press any key () to complete the collection process.
Performing a Collection on the F2 reader - Step by Step

When performing a collection, any outstanding, uncredited coins will be recorded in the collection.

  • Swipe a Manager or Collector card with appropriate privileges.
  • Select the Collection Menu by pressing "Collection Menu" on the touchscreen.

  • The FasCard Reader will display the sum of all coins inserted since the previous collection.
  • Touch "Collect $x.xx" to begin collection.
  • The FasCard Reader will display the collection confirmation screen.
  • Press anywhere on the screen to complete the collection process.

Starting Machines with a FasCard Reader

Managers, attendants, and any configured User Account with a card number and balance can be used to start a machine.  These transactions can be tracked with the Employee Activity report.  These machines can be started as normal by swiping the associated card and selecting the 'Start Machine' option.  If the user has sufficient balance associated with their account, the machine will start.

Emergency Machine Starts

  • Machines started utilizing the Super Card will not be recorded in any FasCard reporting.
  • The Super Card cannot be used during normal operations and card readers will display messaging to that effect if the Super Card is swiped.

The FasCard Super Card allows machines to be started in the event of a satellite or internet connectivity failure.  In the event of an outage, the credit/debit functionality of the FasCard system will be unavailable.  Coin purchases will continue to function as normal and Loyalty purchases will remain available for the last 5000 cards used in the system.  Machines can be started by swiping the Super Card- pulse configurations will start automatically whereas serial configurations may ask the user to confirm the cycle selection on the card reader.  Card readers displaying 'Machine Start: Free' still require the confirmation button to be pressed on the card reader.

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