The SiteKiosk ccTalk interface has been tested with the following coin and bill acceptors:
Any coin or bill acceptors that support the ccTalk protocol and connects with a RS232 (COM) or USB interface should be compatible.
In some cases it may be necessary to edit the ccTalk.xml file in the ..\SiteKiosk\SiteCash directory. Please contact us if you have questions regarding the integration of your device.
If the ccTalk device uses the CP210 driver, activate the appropriate option. The automatic search is not available when using the CP210x driver.
Use the Search button to automatically find the ccTalk device. When using two devices automatic search is only available for the device you configure first.
You can manually select the COM port used by the device (Note: this can also be done with a USB device, when the device driver emulates a COM port). The COM port numbers in use on your system can be viewed through the Windows device manager.
In order to manually search, select the correct device type (coin or bill acceptor) from the drop-down list.
Click the Test (manual search) or Search (automatic search) button and, if connected properly, the device will be found automatically.
The 'No Echo' option will normally be set for the appropriate device and doesn't require editing.
If supported by the device, the checkbox for the escrow mode is selectable. If the device is a coin acceptor additional configuration options for the escrow mode are available. In this specific case the ccTalk address of the additional escrow device must be 80 or in the range of 83-90. This has been implemented and tested with the V-Escrow model from Azkoyen and the ECSP 4508 model from www.shanghai-elan.cn.
Using the checkboxes you can activate the channels and denominations that you want to allow in SiteKiosk. Indicate the denominations to be displayed in the description box e.g. 1 dollar. This information will be displayed later in a dialog box unless you assign a different image for the denomination in the XML file.
Use the 'Value' field to indicate the amount SiteKiosk should credit to the customer's account. This is primarily important if you will be accepting more than one currency. For example, you want to have Swiss Francs as your main currency but Euros are also being accepted, the Euros will have to be converted into Swiss Francs.
If the device is a hopper and it supports more than one type of coin, then you must also enter the coin's diameter.
The device is now ready for use. If you will be using a second device, go to the second configuration tab and repeat steps 4.2 und 4.3.