Jason L. is the founder of a company specializing in laundromat payment systems since 2003. His company has made a significant impact on the laundromat industry in the New England area by innovating multiple generations of advanced payment systems.
Recently, he was assigned the task of upgrading the payment experience at a local laundromat. Recognizing the importance of finding the right card reader for the success of his project, he reached out to us at TagtixRFID.
Challenges Faced by Traditional Laundromat Payment System
For decades, laundromat owners and users have faced challenges with the flaws in the industry. Have you ever felt frustrated while managing piles of coins or dealing with cards in your laundromat business? Customers have been burdened with carrying a significant amount of quarters, along with their laundry, and have had to feed the machines one by one painstakingly. Furthermore, faulty machines often fail to register the money deposited, resulting in financial losses for both customers and owners.
The Solution: Pay for Laundry With a Simple Tap
To address these challenges, Jason's payment solutions team engineered an integrated and instantaneous card reading system that significantly reduces the time required to start a machine.
By integrating contactless NFC and credit card payments into their payment interface, Jason's team has eliminated the need for physical coins and pre-paid laundry cards. Customers now enjoy the convenience of paying with their credit cards with a simple tap. They no longer need to rely on coin-based machines or laundry cards.
The Role of TagtixRFID: Develop Custom NFC and Magstripe Module
TagtixRFID custom-developed the NFC reader module based on a sample from Jason’s team, combining the function of reading magnetic stripes and bi-directional swiping.
In addition, we also tweaked wiring, size adjustments, and a switch from USB to RS232 interface according to the tech requirements of Jason’s team.
A custom housing design was needed to fit with the equipment they were installing, and TagtixRFID produced the housing based on Jason’s design with extra wire outlets.
These tailored modifications help to smooth compatibility and functionality within the laundromat card reader designed by Jason’s team. By collaborating closely with them, TagtixRFID ensured a smooth and efficient integration process of credit card payment and NFC contactless payment for laundromats.
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