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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 / Paylink interface.

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:

  Protocol      Typical Manufacturers
  cctalk Money Controls, MEI, Innovative Technology, JCM, Crane PS.
Paylink fully supports the BNV and bill recycler DES standards for maximum security.
  EBDS Crane PI (MEI) SC Range of bill acceptors and recyclers.
  CCNet Crane PI B2B300, B2B100 and B2B60
  ID003 JCM and others
  USB Direct Many Crane PI products for coin and bill recycling.
  MDB MEI, NRI, CoinCo
  F56 / F53 Fujitsu

But that’s 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, device-independent interface.

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 application.

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 SEC Meter.

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 here

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 machine’s 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:

Milan / Paylink Interface
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