With the CASH-Interface2 you can connect coin acceptors of the type NRI G13 - NRI G18 - NRI G40 - EMP 800 - RM5 - MARS - MONEY CONTROLS C120 - AZKOYEN - MICROCOIN - FAGE - ICT or others, or bill acceptors of the type NV9 - NV10 - SMILEY - JCM - GBA I - GBA II - GBA HR1 - GBA ST1 - GBA ST2 - MEI - APEX - MATRIX - VECTOR - PYRAMID TRILOGY and others easily to the PC. You can also connect ALL devices which are supporting PARALLEL, PULSE or BINARY mode.
board size: 99.06 x 72.39 mm (fits into PCB holder)
Hint: ccTalk or MDB is not supported
Currently the following credit and smartcard systems can be connected:
In addition you can control hoppers of the type Universal Hopper MK2, MK3 and MK4, Azkoyen U-II Hopper, Flow Hopper, NRI H2 Hopper, Cube Hopper MK2 intelligent, Evolution Hopper, Escendo Escalator Hopper, Excel Hopper, Rode-U-Hopper and others easily with the PC. You can connect ALL devices which are supporting PULSE mode. Furthermore you can control all note dispenser or card dispenser that support the hopper mode, e.g. ICT ND-300 , ICT CVD-300
Simultaneous operation of a coin and bill validator as well as
Works on the USB (with USB to Serial converter) or serial port.
RS232 plug for direct connection to the mainboard via flat ribbon
The interface is monitoring six channels + power supply.
Using BINARY Mode there are i.e. 15 different bills and 31 different
coins possible at the same time.
The devices are disabled until the software activates them.
The pinning of the connectors are designed for coin acceptors of the
type NRI G13 - RM5 - EMP 800 - MEI CASHFLOW 330 and for bill
acceptors of the type NV9 or NV10 - PYRAMID TRILOGY. We offer
also specially wired connection cables or adapters for all other
types, e.g. NRI G40 or GBA ST2.
External coin sorter control via hopper full signal.
Hopper full and empty signal detection.
2 free useable inputs, e.g. to connect push buttons.
2 free useable outputs, e.g. to connect lamps or other actuators.
1 output as relay contact.
Watchdog function, that means the acceptance is deactivated
The control of the devices is done with simple commands.
+ Clear remaining credits on close or start setting
+ System ready illumination via Hopper3 plug
* latest AlphaSkins v14.26
+ Indicator for coin and bill settings
PARALLEL: only coin settings are used
BINARY: coin and bill settings are used
* Binary checkbox sends automatically
CASH_BINARY n command
* ci2remote.exe updated
* latest AlphaSkins v14.25
+ Added remote control via WMCopyData
- fixed show hints on mouse over
* latest AlphaSkins v14.21
+ Link to manual (PDF) in the Windows start menu,
and optimization of all other start menu entries
* changed scaling of OSD window,
in case Windows scaling is not set to 100%
* latest AlphaSkins v14.19
+ check AppData directory exists before save data,
create directory if it does not exist.
* latest AlphaSkins v14.17
* latest AlphaSkins v14.14
+ uninstall deletes all data and setting files stored at
this makes a totally clean and fresh installation possible
- fix OSD transparency on first start
* show OSD optimized
* backup + fix data.txt file optimized
- manually change OSD position not longer possible
* OSD position checked on every view
* backup + fix data.txt file optimized
+ OSD can be transparent or windowed
- fixed OSD font color belongs to OSD skin now,
was connected to MAIN skin
* latest Eurekalog 184.108.40.206
* latest AlphaSkins v14.07
* changed open com error detection, keep open checkbox checked
- fixed setup installs not latest skins
- fixed skinning problem with Windows 10
+ New About page, shows up as default page on program start
+ Link to local manual (PDF) on the About page
* Manual reviewed
* Hardware schematic, added COM and NO pin label for IN1 button
* Click to Temp IN label adds the costs value to existing credits
* latest AlphaSkins v14.05
* Confirmation dialog on Reset settings
* Sparkbooth hint: only charge for printing settings
* latest EurekaLog v220.127.116.11
* OSD TOPMOST optimized
* OSD always visible ON/OFF optimized
* TimerTimeout open COM is 5sec now
* Hint Pay change => hopper 1+2
+ Do not force OSD
+ schematic for CI2 board v1.18 updated
This software package includes: ci2.exe keystroke edition. The ci2.exe keystroke edition can send a keystroke on cash in, e.g. F6, to any program. The keystroke as well as the repeats can be adjusted for every coin and bill channel separately. Fixed selling price and pay out change via hopper possible. External control via separate remote.exe or sndmsg.exe and parameter possible.
Having problems work thru this checklist, this should help to fix your issues!
If the COM port is open, the answer from the board with all settings must appear in the log. If not, there is something wrong with the connection to the CASH-Interface2, or simply the wrong COM port setting. Important: Check tight cable connections and the power supply is connected correctly. Using a USB to serial converter the correct COM port number can be found in the Windows device manager, see above video.
Check all cables if they fit tight.
Remove all extension cables, e.g. USB extension cord or USB hub.
Disconnect the power cable on the CI2, then connect it again.
If the connection to the CASH-Interface2 is working, but no cash is accepted, maybe the TotalBlocking function in the software is activated. The yellow LED on the board must lit to accept money. If coins or bills are rejected with illuminated ACTIVE LED, either the cable or the cash device itself is broken.
Use a different COM or USB plug on the PC, and replace all cables if problems still appear.
If the PC main board offers a free PCI Express slot, it is possible to add a cost-effective PCI Express serial card to have a pure COM port available.
A COM port can be opened only once, so be sure the COM port is not open by an other application.
Be sure the coin validator is placed horizontal so the device can measure correctly.
We figured out that some customers using a serial touch screen, the serial touch screen driver screws up all other Com ports, which results in communication errors with the CASH-Interface2. Try to get a USB controller for your touch screen and uninstall the serial touchscreen drivers. Visit the manufacturer website of the touch screen and download latest touch screen driver, but be sure to do not install serial drivers. A working 3M driver can be downloaded here: 3M touch screen driver win32-64
Check the log file for error messages, this gives you hints what exactly is the problem.
Check the power supply for the board.
Measure the +5V (green LED) and +12V with a Voltmeter.
Sometimes it helps to completely uninstall the software via Windows control panel, and do a fresh install. Doing this visit the CI2 website to download the latest version.
HINT: You can not reprogram coin and bill validators with the CASH-Interface! To change validator settings the orginal programming software from the manufacturer is needed.
We offer PC kits for reprogramming GBA and NVx bill validators as well as RM5 coin validators in our WebShop.
Scope of supply CASH-Interface2:
- 1x CASH-Inteface2
- 1x DIN rail PCB holder
- 1x Flat ribbon cable for coin acceptor (10 pin, 0,8m)
- 1x Flat ribbon cable for bill acceptor (16 pin, 0,8m)
- 1x Flat ribbon cable for hopper (10 pin, 0,8m)
- 3x cable for IN and OUT (2 pin, 0,1m)
- 1x SUB-D cable for PC connection (9 pin, m/f, 1,8m)
- 1x cable for PC power supply (4 pin)
Price per piece: 79,95 EUR(plus VAT)WebShop
RM5 coin validator with front plate
Various currency data sets available. Accepts up to 59 different coins or tokens. Channel 1-6 can be programmed by selfprog mode.
Makes it possible to connect MK2 / MK3 / MK4 / Evolution hoppers with "Chinch Connector" to the HOPPER-Interface via a 10pol. flat ribbon cable (Azkoyen plug)
With a jumper you can select hopper mode1 (LOGIC CONTROL) or hopper mode2 (COIN COUNTING). Jumper closed is mode1, jumper open is mode2. For +24V DC hopper it is possible to connect an external power supply. Manual
Makes it possible to connect ND-300 note dispenser to the CASH-Interface2 via original ND-300 cable. The adapter can also be used to have one extra input and output for the CASH-Interface2, e.g. to be used with the photo booth system.