IDX was founded in 1988 by James Halsey
with the vision of bringing an optically encoded token and acceptor
to market to eliminate counterfeiting and unwanted cross play of other
tokens. IDX started its business in the carwash industry with the model
MA711 optically encoded token acceptor for our 0.984" injection molded
polycarbonate prismatic facet tokens. For the first time, the car wash
market had the ability to eliminate acceptance of tokens from other
nearby establishments. The BigTime™ scrolling display timer, hinged door
meter boxes, and the industries most durable vacuum timer were introduced
soon thereafter. In 1997 IDX introduced the X10 multi-coin acceptor and
X-Mark® optically encoded metal security token to the car wash industry.
With this combination IDX is the only supplier that is able to stop cross
play of unwanted tokens.
In 1997 IDX formally ventured into the casino
gaming market by meeting with major OEMs and casinos to determine the
specific requirements for coin acceptors and tokens for their industry,
which resulted in the design and development of the model X-10 Xeptor™,
and X-50 Xeptor plus the X-Mark optically encoded tokens. IDX selected
and exclusively licensed Osborne Coinage as a partner to mint and manufacture
the X-Mark tokens for use with the X-10 Xeptor and X50 Xeptor. The X-Mark
security tokens and Xeptors quickly became the de facto standard means of
eliminating counterfeits and cross-play after their 1998 formal market
introduction. Today, it is mandated in both Nevada and New Jersey gaming
regulations for the highest value tokens.
In 2005, IDX developed its RFID based Wickets® technology as an alternate
non-contact payment system for use in the casino, carwash, and laundry
markets. The TableTracker™ system for casino table games was developed
to integrate Wicket Readers directly into the surface of the gaming table
and provide communication between the table game and a remote account based
gaming server to enable patrons to quickly credit or debit their gaming
accounts electronically at the table. In 2007 our Stored Value Wicket
technology was introduced for carwashes and laundries without central servers
where a Wicket Reader on the equipment directly debits value from encrypted
account memory on the Wicket card itself, and then produces 'coin pulses'
to activate the equipment.
In 2011 company founder James Halsey retired to procure an entrepreneurial
mentoring program with the end goal of increasing jobs in South Arkansas.
He is currently working with a group of local business leaders, called
Union County Investment Angels, LLC (UCIA) and the city of El Dorado, AR.
The UCIA pairs the entrepreneur with an investor or investors so they can
make the entrepreneur’s dream become a reality as well as bring jobs to South Arkansas.
The Following Are Trademarks Of IDX
IDX, X-Mark, X-Metal,
H-Mark, Xeptor, XactData
Table-Tracker, X-Tracker, X-Key, Xaminer, Personality Plug
PermaSwitch, Zolar, Foam Blower,
Big Time Two Timer, Little Two Timer
Jumbo Time, Lucky Time, Giga Time,
Foam-I-Nator, Card Display Protocol, Asgard
Is Protected Under Patents:
US7370798, US7299109, US7268688, US7264169, US6564997, US6112876,
US6021882, US5660304, US5586684,
US5410444, US5371681, US5211275, US5129501,
US4998612, US4976346, US4912681,
GB2357620, GB2375215, GB2375216, GB2375217, GB2375428,
GB2376336, GB2375647 GB2227347,
AU6653600, AU753887, AU749495, AU2065700, AU1952499, AU720213,
CA2323844, CA2265244, GB2335297, CA1313806, DE4000197,JP2228791,
Patents Pending ---
Animated IDX logo provided courtesy of John Burdett, slot tech and
graphics artist extraordinaire of Ontario, CA.