The coin-op amusement industry broadly covers :
All typically require multi-coin operation in either front or top entry configurations. The Microcoin validator can be set up to operate in any mode these markets require.
The 10 way connector and mechanical design makes the Microcoin QL validator industry compatible in both electrical connectivity and mechanical fit.
Features which target this market are :
A strong Microcoin feature is the built-in price accumulator or credit line. This allows multiple coins to be inserted and whose values are added up within the validator. When a pre-programmed value has been reached, a credit pulse is issued on the credit line.
For example, 5 x 20c coins will generate 1 x $1 credit pulse if the accumulator is set for $1.
Coin strimming prevention
This is where coins are attached to string or fishing line and inserted into a validator. When a credit is registered, the coin is pulled back in an attempt to get a "free game".
The Microcoin has a mechanical anti-strimming gate and an electronic "yo-yo" alarm available in both top-entry and front-entry formats.
Once a coin has passed the anti-strimming gate, it prevents a coin from being drawn back through the validator. To obtain a credit, the coin must have passed this gate, which makes this type of fraud very difficult to achieve.
Located below the anti-strimming gate is a set of optics which track the passage of the coin. If a coin is sensed to be moving in the reverse direction, an electronic alarm is immediately issued.
Additionally, the front-entry model has a V-shaped cutter, which will cut lines inserted into the faceplate.
Quick Learn on-board programming
The new Quick Learn on-board programming features allow you to turn coins on or off and program up to 5 new coins/tokens. These, combined with the visual diagnostics make the QL very appealing to operators.