Coin+RS Interface (COM-Port)
Coin+RS is an interface card from the company D.M. (Kent) Electronics. This card connects to the RS232 interface of the computer. The card has connectors for a variety of different coin and bill acceptors.
More information and prices for this product can be found at http://www.dmkent.co.uk
1. Device Support
- Coin Acceptor
Mars Cashflow, Coin Controls, Asahi Seiko, NRI
- Bill Acceptor
Smiley, GBA, CashCode
Generally any coin and bill readers which support the Coin + RS interface should work. Please test your device before deciding to purchase with the free evaluation version
2.1 Hardware Installation
- Coin+RS Interface (supports chipsets: Standard RS2KNSTD, Advanced RS2KNSIO, RS2KKYBR or A23_023J) includes required cables (i.e. serial cable)
- Coin or bill accpetor that supports Coin+RS
- Up-to-date computer with an open COM-Port
- Windows XP(32Bit), Vista, 7, 8
- Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10
- SiteKiosk PAY License
The installation of the hardware depends on the interface you are using. For more information, contact the manufacturer D.M. (Kent) Electronics
4. Configuration of Coin+RS
After installing SiteKiosk and connecting the hardware to your computer, you can create a configuration file with the SiteKiosk configuration tool. In the SiteKiosk configuration tool go to the "Payment Devices" page, select Coin+RS Credit Board from the list of available devices then click the Customize
button to configure and activate your device.
The icon next to the device will turn from red to green after the device has been activated.
4.2 Chipset and COM-Port
Select the appropriate COM port and chipset from the respective drop-down boxes and then click the Detect button. If it is properly connected, it should then be found.
4.3 Configuring Support for Bills and Coins
The XML file "Coin_RS.xml" (in the folder .. \ SiteKiosk\SiteCash) contains some pre-configured values of coin currencies. You can now select the appropriate configuration from the Filter drop down box or manually enter the required currency configuration in the xml file.
Activate the checkbox for the channel relative to the amounts you want to allow in SiteKiosk.
(the function to Allow/Deny is not fully implemented, any supported values will be accepted).
Select the type and value for that channel in the Description column, i.e. 1 Dollar. This value appears after the user dialog, if no corresponding image file is specified for the unit of money.
In the Value field you can specify the amount that should credited to the customer. This is especially important if you want to accept multiple currencies since only one major currency can be displayed. For example, the main currency is Swiss Francs, but Euro coins will also be accepted, the value will then be converted accordingly.
The unit is now ready for use.
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