New Pay E Mail Internet Kiosks Fit Vacated Pay Phone Enclosures
West Chester, Pa., October 13, 2006 – MEI announced that the newly-deployed Pay E Mail Internet kiosks utilize MEI Series 2000 Combo Acceptors to let users pay with cash, credit or debit cards. Pay E Mail designed and patented the kiosks with a slim footprint so that they can be easily swapped into existing payphone enclosures in airports, hotels, convention centers and rest stops nationwide, providing a new profit center.
Pay E Mail kiosks are vandal-resistant, constructed of heavy-duty steel and aluminum, and have a 15-inch flat screen and full-sized keyboard with a trackball mouse. The unit’s slim design severely restricted the available space for internal components, and so an all-in-one credit card reader/bill acceptor was an ideal choice.
“We explored several cash acceptor models, but only MEI offered the combined functionality of cash and credit card acceptance in one unit, minimizing the required footprint,” noted Glen Lancaster, president of Pay E Mail. “We decided to invest in the components that would be the most reliable and easy to use.”
Pay E Mail kiosks provide business and leisure travelers convenient access to e-mail and Web surfing. Internet access is now the number one request for new services at hotels, which represent the largest market for this device. The company will deploy more than 120 kiosks, including 50 with the MEI Combo Acceptor in the Atlanta Airport by year’s end. Additional installations are underway at airports in San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, Orlando and Pittsburgh.
About Pay E Mail
Pay E Mail, based in Cary, North Carolina, was developed by vending business professionals with 30-plus years of experience in the pay-phone and ATM vending business in the Southeastern U.S. From the compact design of the unit to the understanding of installation and locating, Pay E Mail founders used their first-hand experience to develop a reliable product which complements traditional telephone technology. For more information on Pay E Mail and its products, visit www.payemail.net.
MEI solutions are relied upon for more than 1 billion transactions per week in 90 countries. Having been at the forefront of automated cash transaction technology and its development for over 40 years, today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than 3.5 million bill acceptors, 4.5 million coin mechanisms and 1 million control boards worldwide. Its products are in widespread use throughout the Retail world, including bill payment, self checkout, pay at the pump, cash safes and Cash in Transit solutions, as well as in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation and parking markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com/kiosks or call 1-800-345-8215 x 2510.
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