Cashless And Still Accept Coins!
The Wickets System for the laundry market
utilizes modern RFID (radio frequency identification) cards that are
capable of securely storing value right on the card. It is the same as
having bills in your wallet or change in your pocket. When a Wicket is
presented to a Wicket Reader, value is debited from the secure memory
on the Wicket to start a machine. When the value on the Wicket has
been depleted, additional funds may be added back to the Wicket at a
Revalue Station. Many advanced technical and marketing features have
been designed into the Wickets System as outlined in the below System
Features list. Further information on each feature is available
through the links provided...
click the paragraph titles or the pictures.
• Promotion: a.) corporate
& gift cards, b.) loyalty program, c.) automatic bonusing, d.)
• Interfaces: a.) coin
pulse output, b.) various machine serial protocols, c.) vending
• Security: a.) site
specific operation, b.) encrypted card and reader handshake
• Operation Cost: a.) nothing to jam, b.) nothing to
wear out, c.) no cash box to attack or empty.
• Installation Cost: a.) no extra boxes, b.) no central
server wiring, c.) eliminates other acceptors.
• Revalue Station: a.)
accepts bills and credit cards, b.) dispenses & revalues Wickets, c.)
Wicket Cards & Tags
Wicket has an RFID (radio frequency identification) transponder chip
and antenna laminated inside that is powered by the RF energy of the
Reader’s antenna when a customer brings a Wicket within about 1/2 inch
of a Reader. The Reader interrogates the Wicket, verifies its
authenticity via an encrypted handshake, checks it for the correct
SiteID, and access the account balance stored on the Wicket using an
encrypted password. There’s no central server required, the account
balance is on the Wicket. Wickets are made in the form of a credit
card, or a keyfob easily attached to a key ring.
Wicket Reader WR88
Wicket Reader is housed in a sealed ¾” threaded tubular body 2.1” long
with a 1.1” diameter face. Reading range is approximately ½”. The
cable has 4 wire to provide +5V power and either an RS-232 serial
interface or coin pulse type interface. A Wicket is easily read by
tapping the Wicket’s circle-W icon on the Reader’s face for a fraction
of a second.
The normally blue illuminated face of the Reader changes to other
colors to indicate the status of a transaction or the status of the
equipment as shown in the graphic to the right. The exceedingly small
footprint of this Reader allows it to be easily incorporated into most
existing equipment without the need for additional external boxes.
Wicket Interface Boxes make the connection between the Wicket Reader,
the operating equipment, and a power source.
Boxes are available for compatibility with 12VDC, 24VAC, 120VAC and
240VAC sources of power, and for compatibility of the input/output
signals for either an RS-232 serial port or for a "coin pulse" type
output. In order to simplify field installations IDX has designed
specific plug-compatible versions for popular brands of equipment.
All Revalue Stations include at least a
bill validator, a Wicket dispenser for pre-valued Wickets, a Wicket
Reader for re-valuing an existing Wicket, a display to indicate bill
value accepted and balance of a read Wicket, and various lighted
buttons to select various operational options.
All Revalue Stations may optionally include a receipt printer and a
credit/debit card acceptor. One model further may optionally dispense
tokens for use in the equipment, or as change as a result of a
The Wickets Administrator PC
based application provides for management of your Stored Value Wickets
- writing pre-set balances to Customer Wickets
- doing refunds and redemptions for customers
- enabling Service Wickets for your employees
- creating Wickets for configuring Wicket Readers
- collecting report information from equipment
Wickets Administrator can be freely
downloaded and has an evaluation demo mode that allows you to try it
out and see what facilities it provides prior to committing to a
purchase of any equipment or site licenses. Once you are convinced
that Stored Value Wickets are what you need, IDX sales will help you
easily convert your installed software into a fully functional
Get your Wickets moving in the fast lane! Add these valuable functions
Wickets Turbo Accessories:
Jackpot: attracts patrons to you business to read their Wicket
on the Jackpot Module reader for entry into an automated jackpot
drawing you sponsor.
Registration-Redemption: Full registration of a Wicket
entitles a patron to Birthday Bonus Bucks and to be able to
redeem accumulated loyalty points.
Manager: Allows you to sent print and send mail to selected
groups of your registered customers.
Allows you to place a Wicket Reader at
your entry door so that a registered customers can read in his Wicket,
have it verified, and then have the magnetic lock or electric strike
plate release the door for night access. You will know exactly who was
there and when they were there, and remain open for business into the
Turbo Accessories can be freely downloaded and provides add-on
functionality to your already installed Wickets system. Although there
is no charge for the software and no additional site license fee,
there is additional hardware necessary to implement these functions.