What is this device?
It is an out of the box controller for cashless payment media (cards/keys/tokens) recharging station. It is accepting cash in order to recharge customers' cards, keys, tokens or other RFID media. It is working with MDB bill validators and MDB coin acceptors and is able to automatically load all cash credit to an MDB cashless payment system. It's main purpose is to replace metal/plastic tokens for self service solutions (car washing, laundry, etc.)
It is a fiscal ready device, according to Romanian law, by sending all cash sales value and product ID to the cashless device. Fiscal modules will sniff the cashless reporting transactions if there is a cashless device connected or will report directly to the fiscal device when a cashless device is not connected.
This device is available for the market. Send us an e-mail if you need commercial details.
How it's working?
That is easy, you need to configure the device parameters by using the friendly Android application over Bluetooth and you are ready to start loading cash credit to any MDB RFID cashless payment media. It is following the bonus policy configured on the MDB cashless device level.
We are also developing a communication module for this device, that will connect it to any Mosquitto MQTT broker in order to send sales and malfunction information.
What you need to do?
Almost nothing. You need to only set the correct working parameters, connect it to the payment systems and replace the tokens with an RFID card/key/token that can accumulate cash credit and use it in your self service station or in all your self service stations, depending on your wish. We can adjust the device business flow according to your specifications, if you have a custom project.
Can I go deeper with my own application?
Yes, of course. If our firmware is not enough for your purposes, you may go down to the low level programming. If you are familiar with Arduino IDE, you can entirely rewrite device's firmware. We are providing some short hints about how to communicate over MDB and using the EspSoftwareSerial library you can install in your Arduino IDE
Also, we can develop some custom peripherals if your project requires that and we can even create a custom firmware, upon your needs.