If you want to attach money handling equipment to a PC,
such as bill validators, recyclers and hoppers, then you
really need to take a long, hard look at the Milan /
Simply put, you have no communications software to
write. PC developers with no peripheral experience will be
up-and-running with your chosen peripheral set in less
than half a day.
Paylink is not a simple "level shifter", designed to
provide an electrical ccTalk or MDB interface, while
leaving your software team to write communications protocols.
Paylink is much more than that and offers
unparalleled ease of connectivity for peripherals
from a wide range of manufacturers.
Paylink supports many protocols from many manufacturers,
the following table will give you an idea or the breadth of the facilities:
Money Controls, MEI, Innovative Technology, JCM, Crane PS.
Paylink fully supports the BNV and bill recycler DES standards for
Crane PI (MEI) SC Range of bill acceptors and recyclers.
Crane PI B2B300, B2B100 and B2B60
JCM and others
Many Crane PI products for coin and bill recycling.
MEI, NRI, CoinCo
F56 / F53
But thats not the full story. If you change manufacturer
allegiance, add peripherals or have different build variants,
then your applications code does not need to change at all.
Paylink simply accepts the peripherals that are connected and
presents them all to the application through a high-level,
And the Paylink code base has now been evolving for a full ten
years. It is completely stable and reliable and new devices
are being supported with every passing week.
You want to upgrade a bill validator to a bill recycler? With
Paylink it could not be easier. Simply disconnect your bill
validator and connect your recycler. Note dispensing becomes
seamlessly added to coin dispensing with no change to your
Sales of the Milan / Paylink Interface
unit are handled by our manufacturing and distribution
partner Crane Payment Solutions (Money Controls) at
Note that, and apart from the money-handling
interfaces, Milan / Paylink also provides 16 digital inputs
and 16 digital outputs, as well as an interface to an
The standard API provides a very
simple interface for programmers writing in C, C++, C#, VB, Java and
Delphi. And there is example code included with the SDK in each of
those languages. If your team are skilled, high-level PC programmers,
then they are free to concentrate on what they know best, without
having to descend into embedded microcontroller development.
Apart from the standard API,
a Paylink UPOS Service Object is also available, intended for
retail applications. To learn more about UPOS support for Milan, click
Full support is already provided for high-security, state-of-the-art
peripherals today. As new devices become available, then we provide
support for these new devices. Simply download an application from
the Internet, run it on your machines PC and the interface
will be automatically upgraded to recognise the latest peripheral set.
Key benefits of the product include:
- Cost effective and resource
efficient integration of money handling peripherals
- Frees up the application programming,
development and manufacturing staff to concentrate
on core applications
- Product Speed to Market
- Plug and Play
- Designed for use with low-cost, USB-only PCs
- Decouples core applications from the monetary
peripherals, allowing simple peripheral upgrades
- Multi-protocol availability means no additional
communications software to be written
- Comprehensive diagnostics and error logging
- Future proof state of art peripheral access
with new device upgradeability
A brochure describing the Paylink interface is available
for download here: