West Chester, Pa., April 27, 2006 – MEI announces that three of its retail self-service system customers were honored at the KioskCom Excellence Awards. These distinguished awards, which honor companies and individuals across multiple industries for their leadership, innovations, and success with self-service kiosk business solutions, were presented during KioskCom's 5th Annual Excellence Awards ceremony at the 10th Annual KioskCom Conference & Tradeshow held April 10-12 in Las Vegas.
BodySpex received the KioskCom Excellence Award for “Best Kiosk Application in Other Industries” for its BodySpex Scale, which measures body fat and body composition and sends the data to private online accounts where users can track their progress. Sports O Zone’s sports equipment self-sanitizing system was a finalist in the “Most Creative/Best Use of New Technology in a Kiosk Deployment” category, and Massage Concept’s Massage Chair was a finalist in the “Best Kiosk Application for Entertainment or Gaming” category. A reliable, MEI electronic payment system was a key component of all of these transaction based, self-service systems.
“The KioskCom Excellence Awards are held to recognize individuals and companies that enrich our industry through the development and use of innovative self-service technology,” said Lawrence Dvorchik, KioskCom’s general manager. “We are honored to award BodySpex for contributing to the rapid advancement of self service while delivering a product necessary to the betterment of the industry.”
About MEI’s Full Line of Cash Acceptors for Self-Service Systems
MEI offers the industry’s most complete line of note and coin acceptors for the varying needs of retail self-service applications including SODECO™-BNA56 note acceptors, CASHFLOW® SC Series note acceptors, Series 2000, Combo cash/credit card acceptors, and CASHFLOW 9500 coin acceptors. MEI provides all the technical support that OEMs, and retail deployers need to design, integrate, test and deploy their self-service systems.
Today, MEI systems are relied upon for more than 1 billion transactions per week in 90 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently its vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In 2004, 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 in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meiglobal.com/kiosks or 800-345-8215 x2510.
About KioskCom Conference and Tradeshow
KioskCom is the world’s largest and longest running kiosk and self-service conference and tradeshow, delivering business solutions focusing on interactive self-service programs to a highly qualified audience in the areas of retail, finance, hospitality, tourism, health care, government, gaming/entertainment, hospitals, restaurants, QSR’s, financial services, ticketing, photo and other industries.
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