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E.C.S. Titanium system
What does the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system consist of?
The E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system consists of a logic board housed in a plastic shell, a key reader which can be, according to the model, a Key or a Card, the connecting harness of the key reader and the connecting harness to the vending machine. If the system is an Executive Slave type even the harness for the connection as a peripheral of an Executive Change Giver Coin Mechanism is supplied.
What types of models are available for the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card?
There are two models available: E.C.S. Titanium Key and E.C.S. Titanium Card, according to the type of key reader connected (Key or Card). Furthermore, for both the models the versions Executive, Executive Slave or MDB are available.
How is the installation of an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system carried out?
The installation of the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system is very easy thanks to the base board whose dimensions and weight are reduced and which can be housed inside the vending machine or in the base of the coin mechanism. As far as the key readers are concerned, it is enough to make a 33mm-diameter round hole.
What cashless supports can manage the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
The E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system can manage the contactless keys, the MyKey keys and the MyCard cards (in case the Card is used), in addition to the service keys for update, programming, accounting data recording and recharge of the cashless supports.
How many prices does the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system manage?
The E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system manages, in Price Holding and Cost by Price modes, up to 15 cash prices and 45 key prices (on three tables).
Can the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system be installed in the vending machines which are already equipped with the standard rectangular hole for the key reader?
Yes, the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system can be installed in the vending machines which are already equipped with the standard rectangular hole for key reader, as the E.C.S. Key reader is supplied with a special adjustment mask, while the Card is directly compatible.
Can the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system work without any peripheral connected?
Yes, the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system can work even without any peripheral connected, permitting thus the only sale from the vending machine by using a key or a card.
What peripherals can be connected to an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
A (binary or parallel) coin validator and a parallel bill validator can be connected to the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system. The Executive Slave model permits to connect as a peripheral an Executive change giver coin mechanism.
Is it possible to change the colour of Coges logo on the key/card reader of the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
Yes, in an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system it is possible to change the colour of Coges logo by the 11.20 "Multicolour LED" menu item.
How do you update the firmware of the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
As the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system is equipped with Flash microprocessor, it can be easily updated by using the FlashManager PC software and the proper interface (cod.844030), or by using the Softkey/USB Softkey service keys.
How do you program the operation parameters in an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
In an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system the operation parameters can be programmed manually by using the E.C.S. Programmer and the harness supplied (cod.346610), or in an automatic way by using the Program-Key/ USB Program-Key service key.
What's an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
The E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system is a cashless payment system which permits the sale on different types of automatic vending machines. If it is connected to some cash peripherals it permits the recharge of keys and cards too.
Can the accounting data recording be carried out in the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
Yes, the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system can carry out the accounting data recording by using the Data-Key/ USB Data-Key (8 KB or 64KB) and the RS232 service keys. Furthermore the recording can be carried out with the CL portable printer, with the portable IR interface or by means of the IR PORT Module by using the EVA-DTS format.
How many coin values can an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system manage in the parallel and binary output modes?
An E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system can manage up to 6 coins in the parallel output mode and up to 31 coins in the binary output mode.
In an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system does the connection to the cash peripherals require the use of particular and special harnesses?
No, in the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system the connection to the cash peripherals occurs by means of standard harnesses (flat 16-ways harness for the coin validator and the harness supplied for the bill validator).
Can the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system be considered as a replacement of the E.C.S. Point system?
Yes, the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system can actually replace the E.C.S. Point TS/Flex system, with some interesting advantages if compared to the previous system. These advantages concern the possibilities of peripheral connections, the price management and the acoounting data recording.
How many formats of accounting data are managed in an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
In an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system three formats of accounting data are managed: E.C.S. Standard, Change Giver and Full.
In an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system if you use more than ten price lines or more than a key price table, which data format should be used to get all the information?
In an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system if you use more than ten price lines or more than a key price table the data format to be used to get all the information is Full.
Is it possible to carry out the recharge of the cashless supports without the help of cash peripherals in an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system?
Yes, in an E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system it is possible to carry out the recharge of the cashless supports by using the E.C.S. Easy-Key key, therefore without the help of cash peripherals.
Is the E.C.S. Titanium Key-card system compatible with the previous Point TS/Flex key/card readers?
Yes, the E.C.S. Titanium Key-Card system is compatible with the previous Point TS/Flex key/card readers; in case these models are used the management of the "Multicolour LED" will not be possible.
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E.C.S. Platinum System
How can the sale prices be managed in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system?
In an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system the sale prices can be managed in three different modes: Prices in VMC (managed by the vending machine), Price Holding and Cost by Price (only with the Executive protocol).
Is it possible in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system to change the colour of Coges logo on the key/card reader?
Yes, in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system it is possible to change the colour of Coges logo on the key/card reader by the 11.20 "Multicolour LED" menu item.
Is the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system compatible with the previous Point TS and Flex key/card readers?
Yes, the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system is compatible with the previous Point TS and Flex key/card readers; in case these models of readers are used the management of the "Multicolour LED" will not be possible.
How can the firmware release of the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system be updated?
The E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system is equipped with Flash technology, which permits to update the system in an easy way either by using directly the PC with the FlashManager software and the relative interface (cod.844030) or by Softkey/USB Softkey keys.
What is the E.C.S Platinum Key-Card system?
The E.C.S Platinum Key-Card system is a cashless payment system which can interface with any vending machine and peripheral existing on the market.
What does the E.C.S Platinum Key-Card payment system consist of?
The E.C.S Platinum Key-Card System consists of the base board, housed in a plastic shell, where all the connections are carried out and of the Key Reader, which can be the Key type or the Card one. It is equipped with a harness connecting to the machine, which varies according to the model requested.
Which models of E.C.S Platinum Key-Card systems are available?
There are two models available: E.C.S. Platinum Key and E.C.S. Platinum Card systems, according to the type of key reader which is connected (Key or Card). Furthermore for both the models the Executive, MDB, BDV and Executive Slave versions are available.
How is the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System installed?
The installation of the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System is very easy because the board has reduced dimensions and thus can be placed in any vending machine. The key reader (both the Key type and the Card one), thanks to its round shape, can be installed by making a 33 mm diameter hole.
Can the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System be installed in the vending machines with the square frame for the model A key readers too?
Yes, the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System can be installed in pre-holed vending machines for square key readers, by means of the adapter supplied.
Which communication protocols does the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system manage?
As the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card payment system is multistandard both towards the vending machine and the peripherals, it can manage in a combined way all the international communication protocols (Executive, MDB and BDV).
Can the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system be installed in an electromechanical vending machine?
Yes, the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system can be installed in an electromechanical vending machine by means of the proper interface.
Can the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system work even without any connected peripheral?
Yes, the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system can work even without any connected peripheral as a cashless payment system.
Which kind of peripherals can be connected to an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system?
Parallel peripherals (coin and/or bill validator), Executive peripherals (change giver coin mechanism) or MDB ones (change giver coin mechanism or coin and/or bill validator) can be connected to the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system.
Is it possible to program some bonus for the keys and cards in the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System?
Yes, in the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System it is possible to program up to six types of bonus: three categories of recharge bonus and other three different categories of free sales.
Which type of data recording can be carried out in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system?
In an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system it is possible to record the accounting data concerning the sale and recharge operations and also the data related to all the operations carried out by each key and card (transactions).
Is it possible to inhibit the operation of one or more keys and cards in the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system?
Yes, in an E.C.S. CL Platinum Key-Card System it is possible to inhibit the operation of up to max. two hundreds keys (blacklist). This block can be carried out manually by the operator in case the customer lost the key; it can be carried out automatically by the system if in a key some operating errors are checked.
How many different price lines can be managed in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system which is programmed in Price Holding or in Cost by Price?
An E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system which is programmed in Price Holding or in Cost by Price can manage up to 100 different coin price lines and up to 400 different key price lines divided into four tables.
What types of keys and cards can the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system read?
The E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system can read the E.C.S. CL and the MyKey types of key, in case a Key key reader is used; the model equipped with Card can read the E.C.S. CL and MyKey keys and also the MyCard cards.
How do you record the data concerning the operations carried out with key or card (transactions) in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system?
In an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card system, the data concerning the operations carried out with key and card can be recorded by means of the RT/USB RT 256KB key and be analyzed using the KDatiPlus software.
How do you program the parameters in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System?
The operating parameters of an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System can be programmed either directly by using the E.C.S. Programmer and the relative harness (cod.346610) or by using the Program-Key/ USB Program-Key keys.
How can the accounting data be read in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System?
In the E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card System the accounting data can be recovered by using the Data-Key/USB Data-Key keys (the 8 KB or 64 KB version), the Network Module, the RS232-Key connected either to a PC or to a serial printer; also the infrared transmission by means of the IR portable interfared the IR PORT Module or IR Data-Key can be used.
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E.C.S. Iridium system
When is the "extended" type of recording used in the E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system?
In the E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system the "extended" type of recording is used when more than one price table is active.
How many prices can be managed in an E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system?
An E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system can manage up to 10 price lines in Cost by Price mode. For each of these price lines it is possible to program a cash price and up to three different key prices (identified in programming as "Price Key 1", "Price Key 2" and "Price Key 4").
Which cashless supports can manage the E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system?
The E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system manages the MyKey keys and the MyCard cards, in addition to the service keys to record the accounting data, program the operating parameters and recharge the user keys in automatic way.
What does an E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system consist of?
An E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system consists of the microprocessor board with reduced dimensions to make its installation easier in all the types of vending machines, of the MDB harness towards the machine and, according to the Key or Card version, of the key reader or the key/card reader.
Can the E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system be considered the replacement of the E.C.S. Point TS MDB system?
Yes, the E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system can be considered the replacement of the E.C.S. Point TS MDB system, with the advantage that it can manage 3 key price tables and, as it cannot be converted into Executive, the economical factor will be favourable too.
How do you program an E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system?
The firmware release of an E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system can be updated directly by PC by means of the interface with code 844030 or of the Softkey/USB Softkey keys; the programming of the operation parameters (prices etc.) instead occurs by using the ECS Programmer and the harness supplied or by the Program-Key/ USB Program-Key keys.
What are the electric specifications of the E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system?
The E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system is powered at 12/24 V AC/DC and the absorbed power is 1W.
Where can an E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system be installed?
As the E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system only manages the MDB Slave protocol, it can be installed in series to the other peripherals in any MDB vending machine which operates with cashless, or as an MDB peripheral of a change-giver coin mechanism which permits that (for example the Aeterna change-giver).
What is the E.C.S. iridium Key/Card?
The E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card is one of the three cashless systems which constitute the new range of Coges products. In particular, it is a system classified as "MDB basic" as it only integrates the MDB Slave protocol and the main functions for the cashless management.
Is it possible to record the accounting data read by the E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system?
Yes, in the E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system it is possible to read the accounting data by means of the Data-Key/USB Data-Key (8 KB or 64 KB) or the RS232 service keys, of the CL portable printer, of the portable IR interface, of the IR Data-Key, of the IR PORT Module or the IR Card (transmitter integrated in the Card reader) by using the EVA-DTS format.
Is it possible to change the colour of Coges logo in the key/card reader of the E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system?
Yes, in the E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system it is possible to change the colour of Coges logo in the key/card reader by using the 11.20 "Multicolour LED"menu item.
Which price management modes are available in an E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system?
In an E.C.S. Iridium Key-Card system there are two price management modes available: Prices in VMC and Cost by Price.
If an E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system is connected to a change-giver coin mechanism as a peripheral, which accounting data can be managed by the system?
If an E.C.S. Iridium Key/Card system is connected to a change-giver coin mechanism as an MDB peripheral only the totals concerning the use of the key can be recorded (total charged and sold per price line).
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E.C.S. Idea 4COL TS - Flex System
Which communication protocol does the E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system use?
The E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system uses the standard Executive communication protocol.
What does the E.C.S. IDEA 4 COL system consist of?
An E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system consists of a control board and, according to the model chosen, of a Point TS key reader with the relative harness or of a Flex Reader card and key reader and the relative harness.
Which is the advantage to install an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system in a Colibrì machine, in comparison with another payment system?
The advantage to install an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system in a Colibrì machine is that, as it is a dedicated system, it does not need any further protocol interface as other payment systems do. Its reduced dimensions, furthermore, make its installation easier inside this machine model which has a limited inner space.
How do you install an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system inside a Colibrì vending machine?
The installation of an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system inside a Colibrì vending machine is made easier by the microprocessor board of the system which was designed to be hooked to the control board of the machine. It is enough to place the key/card reader (installation by means of a 33 mm diameter hole) and power up the system to make it work.
What peripherals can an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system manage?
In addition to the key/card reader supplied, an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system can manage a parallel coin validator too. In this way it is possible to carry out both cash sales and sales by key/card; there is furthermore the possibility to recharge the cashless support by using coins.
How many differentiated prices can manage an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system in Price Holding configuration?
An E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system in Price Holding configuration can manage up to eight differentiated prices with coin and with key/card.
How many types of different coins can recognize the E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system?
An E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system, connected to a coin validator, can recognize up to four different coins if it works with parallel outputs and up to fifteen different coins if it works with binary outputs.
Is it possible in an E.C.S. IDEA 4 COL system installed without coin validator to recharge the keys/cards just the same?
Yes, in an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system installed without coin validator it is possible to carry out the keys/cards recharge by using the Easy-Key service key.
How do you program an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system?
The programming of the operation parameters in an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system can be carried out manually by means of the E.C.S. Programmer, or automatically by using the Program-Key/ USB Program-Key.
Can the firmware release of an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system be updated?
Yes, it can. As the E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system is equipped with a flash microprocessor, its firmware release can be updated. This update can be carried out by means of the Softkey/ USB Softkey service key or by PC with the FlashManager software and the special programming interface.
What is the E.C.S. IDEA 4COL?
The E.C.S. IDEA 4COL is an electronic cashless payment system which was designed to be installed in small vending machines such as the Colibrì model.
Is it possible to carry out the accounting data recording in an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system?
Yes, in an E.C.S. IDEA 4COL system it is possible to read the accounting data recorded by the system, by means of the Data-Key and USB Data-Key service keys (da 8KB o da 64KB), by means of the RS232 key, the portable printer, the portable IR interface or the IR PORT Module, by using the EVA-DTS format.
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E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE® System
Which is the main feature of the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE System?
The main feature of the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE System is to permit the use of some devices with MIFARE technology, on the vending machines too, by keeping the typical advantages of the cashless systems (differentiated prices, bonus, etc.).
Which type of cashless supports can manage the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system?
The E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system can manage all types of supports developed with MIFARE Classic technology (13,56 Mhz frequency - ISO1443A standard).
Does the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE System manage Coges cashless supports too?
The E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system manages them partly, meaning that the cashless user supports (such as MyKey key, MyCard card and the CL keys) are not managed, but the compatibility of all service keys is guaranteed.
Which communication protocols does the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system manage?
The E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system manages all the protocols typical of the vending field (Executive, MDB and BDV), the RS232 serial connection for a management by PC and, by means of a special interface, it can be installed in the electromechanical machines too.
Does the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system use the same recording/programming accessories of the other Coges systems?
Yes, the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system keeps the compatibility with the rest of Coges products, by using the same accessories for recording the accounting data and for programming the operation parameters.
Does the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system permit the management of the bonus, of the differentiated price tables and in general of all the functions concerning the cashless which are present in the Platinum Key/Card system?
Yes, the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system permits the management of all the functions concerning the cashless which are present in the E.C.S. Platinum Key/Card system, except the "automatic deposit" and the "last 8 transactions", because they are not compatible with the features of the MIFARE support.
In an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system which are the parameters to be configured to read a MIFARE support?
In an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system the parameters to be configured to read a MIFARE support are: "MIFARE Password" and "Sector Preferred". Both these parameters shall coincide with those used for formatting the support to be read.
Does it make sense to talk about operator code in an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system?
Sure. In addition to the safety given by the MIFARE password, as a matter of fact, the support keeps the same formatting of the keys/cards with Coges technology too, that is operator/section and location codes.
In an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system what is the use of the third "optional" sector called Extra Vending?
In an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system the sector called Extra Vending is used for reading and writing some general data concerning above all the support's owner and any condition of validity (for example an expiration date of the subscription to a defined service). Some reading and writing operations of this sector are possible only if in the menu 6.1 of the system the "RS232" option was selected.
Does the reader supplied with the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system permit the data recording by IR from outside the vending machine?
Yes, the reader supplied with the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system is a device which permits the data recording by means of the IR terminal from outside the vending machine.
In order to work with an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system in RS232 serial connection, does Coges provide the specifications of the protocol to be implemented in the PC application?
Yes, in order to work with an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system in RS232 serial connection, Coges provides the specifications of the protocol to be implemented in the PC application by means of a manual, a file containing some libraries and a simple executable file to check the connection to the system.
Is the microprocessor board of the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system the same of the E.C.S. Platinum Key/Card?
Yes, the board of the E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system is the same of the E.C.S. Platinum Key/Card: a firmware update is enough in order to pass from a type of use (with Key or Card reader) to the other (with MIFARE key and card reader).
Is it possible in an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system to block the operation of a MIFARE support?
Yes, in an E.C.S. Platinum MIFARE system it is possible to block the operation of a MIFARE support by using the blacklist function. To do this the serial number of the support shall be read by means of the KeyDBasePlus software or directly by the 2.4.2 "Serial Number" menu item and then programmed in the blacklist by means of the Program-Key service key (as the serial number consists of numbers and letters, it is not possible to write it by means of the E.C.S. Programmer).
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Change-giver coin mechanisms

PROFIT Key - Card Change-giver coin mechanism
Which particular functions that can be assigned to the keys/cards can be managed by a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
The PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver can manage a lot of functions which can be assigned to the keys/cards. The most important and most interesting functions are: management of 4 price tables which differ for key category, bonus, Happy Break, blacklist, automatic deposit, key for tube recharge and transactions.
How can the coin validator of the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver be updated?
The coin validator of the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver can be updated by PC by means of the FlashManager software and the programming interface (code 844030) or by means of the Maxi Programmer and the proper harness (code 346533).
How do you program the coin database in a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver the programming of the coin database is carried out by PC by means of the EasyCoinProfit software and the programming interface (cod.844030), which is connected to the same connector for the firmware update of the base board and the dip-switch is set on the "Parameters" position. Furthermore the programming can be carried out by means of the Maxi Programmer (Mod.AeternaPROFIT memory area) and harness with code 346533.
Can a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver be installed on all the types of vending machines?
Yes, the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver can be installed on all the types of vending machines both because its dimensions answer to the standard required for this product and because the Change Giver is "multi-protocol". You just need to select the type of protocol used by the vending machine in the "Protocol" menu (6.1) of the Change Giver and to use the proper connecting harness; in this way the Change Giver can communicate with Executive, MDB, BDV and even electromechanical vending machines (in this latter case it is necessary to add a further hardware interface).
Is it possible to carry out the filling up of the tubes without opening the vending machine in a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
Yes, in a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver it is possible to carry out the filling up of the tubes without opening the vending machine, by using a "recharge key" that is a normal user key with section code set at 96. To enable this key on the Change Giver you just need to choose in the "Recharge Key" menu (11.19) between the "Standard" and the "Automatic Change" options.
In the "Standard" mode the key will enable the menu of manual recharge and the Change Giver will accept the coins till the maximum quantity set will be reached; after that it will reject the coins. The "Automatic Change" mode too foresees the same operation, except that when the filling up is ended and the key is extracted from the reader, the Change Giver will give back a quantity of high-denomination coins, equal to the whole value of the recharge carried out.
Is it possible to manage a token for sale in the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
Yes, in the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver it is possible to manage one or more tokens for the product sale. By using this function, which can be associated to any coin present in the "Coin Setup" menu, the token will permit the sale of a product with lower or equal value to the one assigned to it; if the price of the product is lower there will be no change and it could not be recharged on the key/card.
What does guarantee a high autonomy of the change in the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
In the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver there are many elements which contribute to guarantee a high autonomy of the change; the most important factors are: high capacity of the tubes to contain coins, presence of 5 tubes in a configuration which can be modulated and the "Autofloating" function.
What is a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver Coin Mechanism?
A PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver is a complete payment system which permits the purchase of a product from a vending machine both by cash (coins and bills) and by a cashless support (key and card). Furthermore, in case of a cash sale, the credit in excess is given back to the customer.
Does the name of the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver has a particular meaning?
Yes, the name PROFIT of the Change Giver is the abbreviation of "Professional Five Tubes", which indicates that the Coin Mechanism can give the change by using 5 tubes. This is one of the innovative features which distinguishes this product. The abbreviation Key or Card, instead, indicates if the Change Giver is also equipped with an Key reader or a Card reader.
Will the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver replace the EuroCoin TS/Flex Coin Mechanism?
Yes, the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver is the product which will replace completely the EuroCoin TS/Flex Coin Mechanism, as it was developed in order to answer to the same requirements. Some important technological innovations have been added, which highlight its special features: effectiveness and safety.
How many modules/units does the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver consist of?
The PROFIT Key-Card Chamge Giver consists of 5 modules/units: the Base board, which manages all the functions of the product; the Validator/Separator group, the Tube group, the Locking box group (with the innovative mechanism of box holding by electromagnet), and the Ejection group where the credit in excess is delivered.
What are the main features of the base board in the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
The main features of the base board in the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver are: a microprocessor with high performances (512KB of program to be managed), only a connector to manage the Validator/Separator group, management of the Locking box and the Ejection groups, management of the MDB bus for bill validator, management of an LCD display, connector for electromechanical interface and connector in order to use the key/card reader (all the functions are managed by the microprocessor).
What are the main features of the validator/separator group in the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
In the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver the main features of the validator/separator group are: the optic and magnetic coin validation, the integrated IR module for the recording of the accounting data (in the IR PROFIT model), coin separation by means of step by step motor and coin addressing by means of fixed channels in transparent plastic. In this latter case it is a remarkable simplifying of the cleaning phases and elimination of the electro-elements which can cause some operation problems after some time due to wear.
What are the main features of the Locking box group in a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver the main features of the Lockin box group are: the presence of the photocells which identify the reaching of the average and maximum quantity of coins in the tubes (when this last level is passed the coins are sent to the cash) and the management of the release mechanism of the tube group by means of an electromagnet. This mechanism permits to transmit to the base board the date and time of box opening each time that it is moved, even when the Change Giver is not powered. This information is displayed as "event" in the extended format of the accounting data.
What are the main features of the Tube group in a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver the main features of the Tube group are: presence of 5 high capacity tubes (95 coins on average); system of tube release, which avoids any shift of the tubes upwards due to any push coming from the bottom (in this way any problem of fall or bad positioning of the coins is avoided) and modularity of the tube configuration (according to the sale prices of the vending machine, it is possible to configure the tube group, even with double or triple values).
What are the main features of the Ejection group in a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver the main features of the Ejection group are: presence of the lower photocells which sense the minimum level of coins in the tubes (determination of the exact amount) and management of the coin delivery from the 5 tubes, by means of 3 motors which, according to the direction of rotation, act on the right or left ejector.
Can you work with the free opening of the Tube group, that is without using the release driven by the electromagnet in a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
Yes, in a new PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver there is a plastic pin inserted in the Locking box group, which excludes the electromagnet action and permits to work with the free opening of the tube box. In the log of the Change Giver there will be no recording of the box opening.
How do you open the tube box if you use the closing with electromagnet and there is no power supply in the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
In the PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver the opening of the tube box locked by the electromagnet and without power supply can occur by using a screwdriver exactly where the Coges label is placed. This label, which is made of a special material, permits to make visible the breaking occured and the opening will be recorded by the Change Giver.
How do you update a PROFIT Key-Card Change Giver?
A PROFIT Key-Card Change giver can be updated by using the Softkey 512KB programming key or directly by PC, using the FlashManager software and the programming interface (cod.844030).
How can be read the accounting data in a PROFIT Key-Card Change-Giver Coin Mechanism?
In a PROFIT Key-Card Change-Giver Coin Mechanism the accounting data can be read in different ways: by means of Data-Key/ USB Data-Key (8KB or 64KB versions), RS232-Key (connected to a PC or to a portable printer), by the infrared interface which is integrated in the Validator/Separator group, by IR Data-Key, or by means of the IR PORT Module, by using the EVA-DTS format.
All the accounting data recorded by the PROFIT can be looked up at any moment, by selecting the menu 3 "Totals" of the Change-Giver Coin Mechanism.
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Aeterna
Which kind of product is Aeterna?
Aeterna is the first Coges Change-giver Coin Mechanism without the integrated cashless management. It is a "classic" change-giver, which can accept some cash, can authorize the product sale from a vending machine and give the change if some credit in excess was inserted.
How much autonomy does the Aeterna Change-giver have in order to give the change?
The Aeterna Coin mechanism manages 5 change-giver tubes; each of them has an average capacity of 95 coins for a total of 475 pieces. The high autonomy is therefore one of the main specifications of this product.
Which models of Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism are available?
The Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism is available in the following models: Executive, MDB and BDV. The difference of the models consists of the connecting harness towards the vending machine, of the presence of BUS for MDB peripherals (only in the Executive model) and in the firmware release (Aeterna is not a multistandard product, therefore it manages only one protocol per model).
Can the Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism be installed in the electromechanical vending machines?
Yes, the Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism can be installed in an electromechanical vending machine (by means of a special interface), but as the display is not managed, this use results to be limited.
Is it possible to connect a cashless payment system to the Aeterna Executive version?
Yes, it is possible to connect a cashless payment system both as Executive Master (in this case the coin mechanism becomes a peripheral) and as MDB Slave (in this case it is the system that is connected to the MDB bus of the coin mechanism and becomes a peripheral for this device).
Which and how many peripherals can be connected to the MDB bus of the Aeterna Executive version?
In the Executive version of the Aeterna coin mechanism up to two peripherals can be connected to the MDB bus at the same time: an MDB bill validator and/or an MDB cashless system.
Is it possible to carry out some firmware updates in an Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism?
Yes, in an Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism the firmware release of the base board microprocessor can be updated directly by PC with the interface code 844030 or by Maxi Programmer with the harness code 346533. The firmware release of the validator group can be in the same way updated by PC with the interface code 844030 or by Maxi Programmer with the harness code 346533.
Is it possible to record the accounting data from an Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism?
Yes, it is possible to record the accounting data from an Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism by means of: the IR interface integrated in the validator group, the IR PORT Module, the Comunica Module or a harness for serial printer.
How many price lines does an Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism manage?
An Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism manages up to 50 price lines in the Cost by Price and Price Holding modes. For each of these lines it is possible to program a cash price and a key one.
Can the tube configuration of the Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism be changed?
Yes, the tube configuration in the Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism can be changed according to the sale prices of the vending machine. The possible configurations are indicated in the user and maintenance manual of the product.
Is it possible to program a token in the Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism?
Yes, in the Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism it is possible to carry out the acquisition of one or more tokens, by means of the "Coin Setup" menu. The acquisition can also be carried out by PC with the help of the EasyCoinProfit software.
In the Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism, is it possible to carry out the coin recharge in the tubes by means of a key as in the PROFIT model?
The Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism, unlike the PROFIT model, is not equipped with the integrated cashless system, but the recharge by key can anyway be carried out if in the MDB BUS is connected a Coges MDB cashless system. In the Aeterna menu it is possible to program up to 10 serial numbers of keys which are enabled to this particular operation.
How do you program the operation parameters (prices, etc.) in an Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism?
In an Aeterna Change-giver coin mechanism the operation parameters are programmed by means of the keypad which is placed in the front of the product.
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PROFIT change-giver coin mechanism
What are the main features of the Tube group in a PROFIT Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Change Giver the main features of the Tube group are: presence of 5 high capacity tubes (95 coins on average); system of tube release, which avoids any shift of the tubes upwards due to any push coming from the bottom (in this way any problem of fall or bad positioning of the coins is avoided) and modularity of the tube configuration (according to the sale prices of the vending machine, it is possible to configure the tube group, even with double or triple values).
Does the name of the PROFIT Change Giver has a particular meaning?
Yes, the name PROFIT of the Change Giver is the abbreviation of "Professional Five Tubes", which indicates that the Coin Mechanism can give the change by using 5 tubes. This is one of the innovative features which distinguishes this product.
What is a PROFIT Change Giver Coin Mechanism?
A PROFIT Change Giver is a payment system which permits the purchase of a product from a vending machine by cash (coins and bills). In the sale, the credit in excess is given back to the customer.
Will the PROFIT Change Giver replace the EuroCoin Coin Mechanism?
Yes, the PROFIT Change Giver is the product which will replace completely the EuroCoin Coin Mechanism, as it was developed in order to answer to the same requirements. Some important technological innovations have been added, which highlight its special features: effectiveness and safety.
How do you program the coin database in a PROFIT Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Change Giver the programming of the coin database is carried out by PC by means of the EasyCoinProfit software and the programming interface (cod.844030), which is connected to the same connector for the firmware update of the base board and the dip-switch is set on the "Parameters" position.
How many modules/units does the PROFIT Change Giver consist of?
The PROFIT Chamge Giver consists of 5 modules/units: the Base board, which manages all the functions of the product; the Validator/Separator group, the Tube group, the Locking box group (with the innovative mechanism of box holding by electromagnet), and the Ejection group where the credit in excess is delivered.
What are the main features of the base board in the PROFIT Change Giver?
The main features of the base board in the PROFIT Change Giver are: a microprocessor with high performances (512KB of program to be managed), only a connector to manage the Validator/Separator group, management of the Locking box and the Ejection groups, management of the MDB bus for peripherals (all the functions are managed by the microprocessor).
What are the main features of the validator/separator group in the PROFIT Change Giver?
In the PROFIT Change Giver the main features of the validator/separator group are: the optic and magnetic coin validation, the integrated IR module for the recording of the accounting data (in the IR PROFIT model), coin separation by means of step by step motor and coin addressing by means of fixed channels in transparent plastic. In this latter case it is a remarkable simplifying of the cleaning phases and elimination of the electro-elements which can cause some operation problems after some time due to wear.
What are the main features of the Locking box group in a PROFIT Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Change Giver the main features of the Lockin box group are: the presence of the photocells which identify the reaching of the average and maximum quantity of coins in the tubes (when this last level is passed the coins are sent to the cash) and the management of the release mechanism of the tube group by means of an electromagnet. This mechanism permits to transmit to the base board the date and time of box opening each time that it is moved, even when the Change Giver is not powered. This information is displayed as "event" in the extended format of the accounting data.
What are the main features of the Ejection group in a PROFIT Change Giver?
In a PROFIT Change Giver the main features of the Ejection group are: presence of the lower photocells which sense the minimum level of coins in the tubes (determination of the exact amount) and management of the coin delivery from the 5 tubes, by means of 3 motors which, according to the direction of rotation, act on the right or left ejector.
Can you work with the free opening of the Tube group, that is without using the release driven by the electromagnet in a PROFIT Change Giver?
Yes, in a new PROFIT Change Giver there is a plastic pin inserted in the Locking box group, which excludes the electromagnet action and permits to work with the free opening of the tube box. In the log of the Change Giver there will be no recording of the box opening.
How do you open the tube box if you use the closing with electromagnet and there is no power supply in the PROFIT Change Giver?
In the PROFIT Change Giver the opening of the tube box locked by the electromagnet and without power supply can occur by using a screwdriver exactly where the Coges label is placed. This label, which is made of a special material, permits to make visible the breaking occured and the opening will be recorded by the Change Giver.
How can the coin validator of the PROFIT Change Giver be updated?
The coin validator of the PROFIT Change Giver can be updated by PC by means of the FlashManager software and the programming interface (cod.844030).
Can a PROFIT Change Giver be installed on all the types of vending machines?
Yes, the PROFIT Change Giver can be installed on all the types of vending machines both because its dimensions answer to the standard required for this product and because the Change Giver is "multi-protocol". You just need to select the type of protocol used by the vending machine in the "Protocol" menu (6.1) of the Change Giver and to use the proper connecting harness; in this way the Change Giver can communicate with Executive, MDB, BDV and even electromechanical vending machines (in this latter case it is necessary to add a further hardware interface).
What does guarantee a high autonomy of the change in the PROFIT Change Giver?
In the PROFIT Change Giver there are many elements which contribute to guarantee a high autonomy of the change; the most important factors are: high capacity of the tubes to contain coins, presence of 5 tubes in a configuration which can be modulated and the "Autofloating" function. The "Autofloating" function lies in the capacity of the Change Giver to "self-adjust" in the change composition, which is based on the real quantity of coins present in the tube group. After a first learning period, the Change Giver can choose the coins to be delivered, in order to guarantee an average quantity of coins which is always available in the tube box.
How do you update a PROFIT Change Giver?
A PROFIT Change giver can be updated directly by PC, using the FlashManager software and the programming interface (cod.844030) or by using the 512 KB Softkey service key (900198).
Is it possible to manage a token for sale in the PROFIT Change Giver?
Yes, in the PROFIT Change Giver it is possible to manage one or more tokens for the product sale. By using this function, which can be associated to any coin present in the "Coin Setup" menu, the token will permit the sale of a product with lower or equal value to the one assigned to it; if the price of the product is lower there will be no change. In Price Holding mode it is furthermore possible to define from which price lines it is possible to purchase by means of tokens.
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OCS systems

OCS Slim System
What is an OCS Slim?
L'OCS Slim is a control and management system developed by Coges in order to be installed in all the coffee machines which operate with capsules (OCS machines).
How does an OCS Slim system operate?
An OCS Slim system, which is installed in a coffee machine with capsules, enables its operation according to the programmed available capsules: it acts as a decreasing service counter.
How is an OCS Slim system powered?
An OCS Slim system has a power supply range from 8 up to 24V AC/DC. In this way it can be suitable for the different types of coffee machines with capsules present in the market.
Why is the system called OCS Slim?
The system is called OCS Slim for two reasons: the OCS acronym stands for Office Coffee Service and indicates the type of coffee machines with capsules for which it was conceived; it is a Slim system because it is simple and with reduced dimensions and it differs from the model with a keypad which is called OCS Full.
Can the OCS Slim system be connected to any type of coffee machine with capsules?
Yes, the OCS Slim system can be installed in all types of coffee machines with capsules present in the market. Depending on the characteristics of the machine where it is to be installed, it should be checked the power supply available and the signals to be used for the distribution control.
How does the OCS Slim system count the capsules which have been used in a machine?
The OCS Slim system checks a machine signal which is essential for the service distribution. When this signal has been enabled for a number of times equal to the consumptions (capsules) available, it is interrupted definitively till a new quantity of capsules is enabled.
Is it possible to know when the consumptions (capsules) are ending with an OCS Slim system?
Yes, the OCS Slim system manages a reserve level too, which the customer can set at the quantity desired. When the reserve is reached, the yellow LED which is placed in the middle of the product front label starts flashing.
Is the OCS Slim system equipped with a Flash microprocessor?
Yes, the OCS Slim system is equipped with a Flash microprocessor and thus can be always updated with new product versions.
How do you update an OCS Slim system?
An OCS Slim system can be updated by means of the FlashManager PC software and the special programming interface (cod.844030), together with the adapter (cod.346746).
Is it possible to know the number of distributions carried out since the installation of an OCS Slim system?
Yes, in the OCS Slim system there is a programming parameter which is called "Used History": it represents the total consumptions carried out since the installation of the system which cannot be reset.
How do you program the operation parameters of the OCS Slim system?
The operation parameters of an OCS Slim system are programmed by means of the E.C.S. Programmer and the corresponding interface harness (cod.346744).
Is it possible to introduce a password to enter programming in an OCS Slim system?
Yes, in an OCS Slim system it is possible to enable a password request to protect the programming entering.
In an OCS Slim system where is programmed the quantity of capsules to be enabled?
In an OCS Slim system the quantity of capsules to be enabled is programmed in the "Capsules" menu item, where it is possible to enter directly by pressing a key of the E.C.S. Programmer or after entering and confirming the password for programming entering in case this function is enabled.
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OCS Full System
What is an OCS Full?
L'OCS Full is a control and management system developed by Coges in order to be installed in all the coffee machines which operate with capsules (OCS machines).
How does an OCS Full system operate?
An OCS Full system, which is installed in a coffee machine with capsules, enables its operation according to the programmed available capsules: it acts as a decreasing service counter.
How is an OCS Full system powered?
An OCS Full system has a power supply range from 8 up to 24V AC/DC. In this way it can be suitable for the different types of coffee machines with capsules present in the market.
Can the OCS Full system be connected to any type of coffee machine with capsules?
Yes, the OCS Full system can be installed in all types of coffee machines with capsules present in the market. Depending on the characteristics of the machine where it is to be installed, it should be checked the power supply available and the signals to be used for the distribution control.
Why is the system called OCS Full?
The system is called OCS Full for two reasons: the OCS acronym stands for Office Coffee Service and indicates the type of coffee machines with capsules for which it was conceived; it is a Full system and it differs from the Slim model because it is complete with a keypad and it does not need any further accessories for programming the operation parameters.
How does the OCS Full system count the capsules which have been used in a machine?
The OCS Full system checks a machine signal which is essential for the service distribution. When this signal has been enabled for a number of times equal to the consumptions (capsules) available, it is interrupted definitively till a new quantity of capsules is enabled.
How do you update an OCS Full system?
An OCS Full system can be updated by means of the FlashManager PC software and the special programming interface (cod.844030).
Is it possible to know the number of distributions carried out since the installation of an OCS Full system?
Yes, in the OCS Full system there is a programming parameter which is called "Used History": it represents the total consumptions carried out since the installation of the system which cannot be reset.
How do you program the operation parameters of the OCS Full system?
The operation parameters of an OCS Full system are programmed by means of a numeric keypad which is integrated in the product.
Is the number introduced to enable a certain quantity of capsules always the same, in an OCS Full system?
No, the number introduced in the OCS Full to enable a certain quantity of available capsules is always different and is calculated by means of Coges OCSFull software.
Is it possible to introduce a password to enter programming in an OCS Full system?
Yes, in an OCS Full system it is possible to enable a password request to protect the programming entering.
In an OCS Full system, is it possible to carry out some test distributions without decreasing them from the consumptions available for the customer?
Yes, in an OCS Full system it is possible to carry out up to 10 consecutive test distributions, without decreasing them from the consumptions available for the customer. This operation is carried out by entering the "Free sales" menu item.
By using an OCS Full system, can the number of consumptions left be transferred to another similar system, if, for example, the machine by the customer is to be replaced?
Yes, the OCS Full system manages this event too in a simple and quick way: by using the "Substitutive" menu item and introducing the code of the new machine, it is possible to get a new enabling code corresponding to the number of capsules left in the first machine. At the end of the operation the capsules available will be transferred from a machine to another one, maintaining the accounting data correct.
Is it possible to know when the consumptions (capsules) are ending with an OCS Full system?
Yes, the OCS Full system manages two reserve levels too, which the customer can set at the quantity desired. When the first reserve is reached, the yellow LED of the product lights up in a fixed way; when the second reserve (which should be set at a lower or equal value of the first one) is reached, instead, the same yellow LED starts flashing.
Is the OCS Full system equipped with a Flash microprocessor?
Yes, the OCS Full system is equipped with a Flash microprocessor and thus can be always updated with new product versions.
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Coin validators

?UR3 Coin Validator
What is the €UR3?
The €UR3 is a coin validator with small dimensions, which can recognize up to 24 different coins or tokens. It is particularly suitable for installations on little vending machines; thanks to the advanced electronic technology and to the light and optimized mechanics, it offers high performances in the Euro coins validation.
What are the electrical specifications of the €UR3 coin validator?
The €UR3 coin validator has a power supply range of 12/24 V DC, it can absorb max. 6 W of power and it operates in a temperature range of 0-50° C.
Which type of coins can be accepted by the €UR3 coin validator?
The €UR3 coin validator, which was fundamentally designed to accept the Euro coins, can anyway accept all the coins with a maximum diameter of 28mm, a minimum thickness of 1mm and a maximum one of 3.2mm.
How many coins per second can the €UR3 coin validator accept?
Thanks to its mechanical structure and the double method of reading (optical and magnetic), the €UR3 coin validator can accept up to 3 coins/tokens per second.
How do you program an €UR3 coin validator?
An €UR coin validator can be programmed manually, by means of the eight dip-switches placed on the back of the device, or by using a PC and the EasyCoinEur3 software.
Is the €UR3 coin validator equipped with signalling which indicates its good operation?
Yes, the €UR3 coin validator is equipped with two signalling external LED's which indicate its correct power supply (fixed green LED) and its good operation (switched off, flashing or fixed red LED). Inside the validator a yellow LED lights up during the device update.
What does the flashing or fixed lighted up red LED mean in the €UR3 coin validator?
In the €UR3 coin validator the red flashing LED indicates a programming error of the device which does not compromise the coin acceptance and that sometimes can be solved by acting on the programming dip-switches. The fixed red LED signals a serious operation error which does not permit the acceptance of any coin.
How can an €UR3 coin validator be connected to a payment system?
An €UR3 coin validator can be connected to a payment system by means of a flat 10-ways harness (supplied with the product) or by means of a flat 16-ways harness.
How can an €UR3 coin validator be installed inside a vending machine?
The €UR3 coin validator can be installed inside a vending machine by using a frontal plate or, in case of installation on a coin mechanism, by using a special adapter.
Which types of coin outputs can an €UR3 coin validator manage?
The €UR3 coin validator can manage the coins with the following outputs: parallel, binary, binary-Confida and pulses (on one or both connectors).
Is it possible to know the programming of an €UR3 coin validator?
Yes, it is possible to know the programming of an €UR3 coin validator by means of the external label, if the validator is new, or by using a specific command in the EasyCoin software.
Is it possible to update the microprocessor release of an €UR3 coin validator?
As the €UR3 coin validator is equipped with flash technology, it can be updated by means of the FlashManager software and the special interface.
Which parameters can be programmed by using the dip-switches placed on the back of the €UR3 coin validator?
By using the dip-switches placed on the back of the €UR3 coin validator it is possible to: change its polarity, copy its programming in another validator, program the tokens, change the signals output mode, enable or inhibit the coin acceptance and change its tolerance.
Is it possible to copy the programming of an €UR3 coin validator in another coin validator?
Yes, it is possible to copy the programming of an €UR3 coin validator in another coin validator by means of a special connecting harness and a dip-switch configuration which is described in the product's manual.
For what applications is used an €UR3 T coin validator?
The €UR3 T coin validator is generally used to manage the purchase by cash or tokens of timed services.
Is it possible to convert an €UR3 Executive coin validator into an €UR3 MDB one or vice versa?
es, it is possible to convert an €UR3 Executive coin validator into an €UR3 MDB one and vice versa, because the two products have the same electronics and differ only for the connecting harness to the vending machine and for the coin programming model. The change of operation, therefore, depends on the reprogramming of the coin database by means of the EasyCoinEur3 software and on the change of the connecting harness to the vending machine or to the payment system. 
What is the difference between a "totalizator" and a "timer" operation in an €UR3 T coin validator?
In an €UR3 T coin validator the difference between a "totalizator" and a "timer" operation concerns the management of the Reset signal (end of service and credit reset). In the first case it is a pulse coming from outside, while in the "timer" operation it is managed by the validator, which generates it when the programmed distribution time expires. Furthermore the €UR3 T coin validator in the "totalizator" operation manages 2 different sale price; in the "timer" operation, instead, it manages only a price and the output of the second price is used as warning signal of the service expiry.
In addition to the €UR3 coin validator with parallel operation, are there other models available?
Yes, in addition to the €UR3 parallel validator, there are the €UR3 Executive, the €UR3 MDB and the €UR3 T (totalizator or timer) versions.
How do you connect the €UR3 Executive and MBD coin validators to the vending machine?
The €UR3 Executive and MDB coin validators are usually connected directly to the board of the vending machine by using the harnesses supplied with the product (the protocol of the vending machine and of the €UR3 coin validator used should evidently correspond). The €UR3 Executive and MDB coin validators, however, can also be installed as peripherals in an E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card payment system or in any payment system which allows the connection to Executive or MDB peripherals.
What is the external interface for €UR3 T coin validator used for?
The external interface board (cod. 850980) for €UR3 T coin validator is used to change the low level contacts of the €UR3 T coin validator into contacts with exchange capacity of 2A. Furthermore it permits to power the €UR3 T coin validator both in AC and in DC.
Can an €UR3 T coin validator manage a display to show the sale prices?
Yes, an €UR3 T coin validator can manage a display to show the sale prices. This display is sold as an accessory kit with code 841009.
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Bill validators

TP606 Bill Validator
How do you power a TP606 bill validator?
A TP606 bill validator can be powered by a 24 V AC/DC voltage.
What kind of bills can be recognized and accepted by a TP606 bill validator?
A TP606 bill validator can recognize and accept all the bills that do not exceed 85 mm in width and 160 mm in length. All the Euro bills can thus be accepted as they do not exceed these limits.
How many bill faces can be stored for acceptance in a TP606 bill validator?
In a TP606 bill validator up to 64 faces of different bills can be stored for acceptance.
What is a TP606 bill validator?
A TP606 bill validator is a cash peripheral which can recognize and accept different types of bills, whose value is then sent to the E.C.S. system, the PC or the vending machine to which it is connected.
To which device can be connected a TP606 bill validator in order to operate?
In order to operate a TP606 bill validator can be connected to an E.C.S. payment system (parallel, MDB or impulses outputs), to a PC (RS232 output) or directly to a vending machine (MDB, parallel or impulses outputs).
Can a TP606 bill validator be connected to a stacker for collecting the accepted bills?
Yes, a TP606 bill validator can be connected to an horizontal stacker for collecting the accepted bills. The capacity of this stacker is of about 400 bills (cod.932574).
How do you connect a TP606 bill validator to a Coges E.C.S. system?
A TP606 bill validator can be connected to a Coges E.C.S. system (E.C.S. Platinum Key-Card, EuroCoin TS/Flex) by means of the special harness (cod.346369).
What are the two LEDs placed on the right side of the TP606 bill validator used for?
The two LEDs placed on the right side of the TP606 bill validator indicate the power supply presence (green LED) and the existence of block or inhibition conditions (red LED).
Can the firmware release of a TP606 bill validator be updated?
Yes, the TP606 bill validator is equipped with a Flash microprocessor thus its firmware release can be updated. The update operation can be carried out by using the Maxi Programmer or directly by PC using the FlashManager software.
How do you program the database of the bills to be accepted in a TP606 bill validator?
A TP606 bill validator is always equipped with a standard programming which, except for particular requests emerging in the order phase, include the acceptance of the 5,10,20,50 Euro. The customer can change this programming by using the BillValidator software (direct connection with the device) or by means of the Maxi Programmer.
What kind of outputs does the TP606 bill validator manage?
The TP606 bill validator can manage the following signal output modes: BCD, Multiple blocks, Accept Return, Impulses 1-255 and RS232. The mode can be set by using the BillValidator software or manually by E.C.S. Programmer.
Is it possible to know how many bills have been accepted in a TP606 bill validator?
Yes, in a TP606 bill validator it is possible to display the whole number of bills cashed, by using the E.C.S. Programmer and the C91 code, the C90 code instead permits to display the totals of each bill (output).
What does the abbreviation TP606, corresponding to the name of the bill validator, stand for?
The name of the bill validator, TP606, stands for the process of bill pulling which is carried out inside the device by two parallel belts (parallel pulling which is called in Italian Traino Parallelo), the recognition of the features of the inserted bill for which 6 optics are used and at last by the number06 which corresponds to the year when the new bill validator was presented on the market.
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Eureka SP Bill Validator
What type of output does the Eureka SP bill validator use?
Four types of output are available in the Eureka SP bill validator: pulsed (72), BCD (7), multiple blocks (4) and accept-return (7).
Which EURO bills can be inserted in the Eureka SP bill validator?
As the Eureka SP bill validator has an insertion bezel, which is 72 mm wide, it can accept 5, 10 and 20 Euro bills. The Large version of the validator accepts 50 and 100 Euro bills too.
How big is the Eureka SP bill validator?
The dimensions of the Eureka SP bill validator are as follows (LxWxH): 234 x 166.5 x 98 mm.
How many bills can the Eureka SP bill validator memorise?
The Eureka SP bill validator has 72 memory areas, therefore the total number of bills depends on the number of faces memorised.
Where does the Eureka SP bill validator put the encashed bills?
The bills encashed by the Eureka SP bill validator are placed inside a stacker, which can contain 250 bills in the standard version, and up to 600 bills in the enlarged version.
Which reading system does the Eureka SP bill validator use?
The Eureka SP bill validator detects the properties of the bill (colour progression, paper density and dimensions) by means of five different coloured light sources (LED's).
How is the Eureka SP bill validator powered?
The Eureka SP bill validator has a 24 V AC/DC power supply, a maximum current absorption of 400 mA and during the reading phase it absorbs a power of 10 W.
Where can the Eureka SP bill validator be installed?
Its limited size makes the Eureka Flash bill validator easy to install inside automatic vending machines and coin changers; moreover, the validator is perfectly compatible with the American and European standard.
How is the Eureka SP bill validator connected?
The Eureka Flash bill validator is connected to the E.C.S. system using the wiring provided, respectively to the Modu 2 2X9-way connector on the Validator and to the sales system control board. Special wiring for connection to a different master system can be supplied on request.
How can the Flash memory of the Eureka SP bill validator be updated?
The Flash memory of the Eureka SP bill validator can be updated using the special programming kit with the FlashManager software or using the Maxi Programmer and the related harness (cod. 346530).
Can the Eureka SP bill validator use the MDB communication protocol?
As the Eureka SP bill validator is multistandard, it can use the MDB communication protocol.
Is the Eureka SP bill validator compatible with previous bills validators produced by Coges?
Yes the Eureka SP bill validator is compatible because it uses the same inputs and outputs as the validators previously produced.
What are the advantages of programming the Eureka SP bill validator by PC?
If the PC is used it is possible to program the Eureka validator without having to insert the bills. The software is actually programmed in the Coges laboratories to contain the properties of Italian and foreign bills.
Is it possible to change the bill acceptance rating in the Eureka SP bill validator?
Yes, the bill acceptance rating for the Eureka SP bill validator can be modified by adjusting the appropriate parameters either manually using the Box-program or the E.C.S. Programmer (programming codes C40 and C50) or by using the BillValidator software.
Can the Eureka SP bill validator detect any counterfeit bills?
The Eureka validator can detect possible counterfeit bills by means of special parameters settings stored in the validator at the production stage. These parameters can be constantly updated by the user with the Box-program or the PC.
Is it possible to find out how many bills the Eureka SP bill validator has accepted?
Yes, in the Eureka SP bill validator, the Box-program or PC can be used to find out both the total bills accepted per output (i.e. per type of bill) and the overall total; both totals can be reset.
Does the Eureka SP bill validator require any particular cleaning?
No, just clean the bill reading surface of the Eureka SP bill validator regularly to remove dirt deposited by the bills' passage.
What is the maximum bill width accepted by the Eureka SP bill validator?
The Eureka SP bill validator is able to accept bills with a maximum width of 72 mm (78 mm for the Eureka SP Large).
How are bills programmed in the Eureka SP bill validator?
In the Eureka SP bill validator bills can be programmed using the Box-program or the E.C.S. Programmer (in this case with the harness cod. 346634) or by using the BillValidator software and the programming kit (cod. 840846) or with the Maxi Programmer and the corresponding harness (cod. 346463).
Why is the validator called Eureka SP?
This Eureka bill validator is distinguished by a new microprocessor technology called 'Flash'. This microprocessor gives a 20% increase in bill passage and reading rate, doubles the memory capacity for programming and ensures greater reading security.
Is it possible to convert an Eureka Flash bill validator into an Eureka SP one?
Yes, it is possible to convert an Eureka Flash bill validator into an Eureka SP one, by replacing the microprocessor board and the one with the photodiodes (the power supply board is definitively removed). After this replacement, the bill validator should be updated with the special firmware version for Eureka SP and then it should be reprogrammed with the bill database.
What is the difference between an Eureka Flash and an Eureka SP bill validator?
Between an Eureka Flash and an Eureka SP bill validator the differences concern the electronics inside the validator. In the Eureka SP bill validator, the power supply board was integrated in the microprocessor board. Furthermore the microprocessor used in the Eureka SP bill validator is much faster and permits a higher speed in the bill reading and acceptance. As far as the connections, the update and programming of the databases are concerned, the two versions of bill validator function in the same way and need for the same interfaces/harnesses.
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