A token and/or coin receptacle for unlocking Ilex electronically controlled gates, barriers and rotating turnstiles. Using coins and/or tokens is an incredibly simple and economic method of unlocking turnstiles and gates which has many advantages over the computer based electronic ticket validation systems.
The token/coin method doesn’t require connection to a computer and it’s associated software, or ticket printers with ongoing restocking, or ticket readers and their associated software, or ongoing maintenance and supply agreements, or license renewals and insurance. On top of all that, electronic equipment tends to become obsolete and can become unreliable. Electronic ticket readers are particularly vulnerable to user wear and damage and the tickets can become unusable if they get wet or damaged. That’s a lot of minefields to go through just to open a gate.
The metal tokens and coins on the other hand never wear out and are reusable, indefinitely. The token value can be changed instantly without need for any computer reconfiguration. The receptacle mechanisms can also be configured (factory set) to also receive multi denomination coins up to a predetermined value. The movement of large groups can be swift with the bulk purchasing of tokens by one person at the reception point or by using a remote token dispenser unit. The token system can also be used in remote areas where the receptacle doesn’t hold cash but valueless tokens, so therefore makes it less vulnerable to theft. Multi choice/payment entertainment venues can enable the customers to make alternative decisions.
The picture shows a 3000 token/cash receptacle, size is determined by the number of tokens/coins required (standard size is 2000) The receptacle can be fixed directly to the turnstile or remotely on a wall / desk etc. and is of 304-grade stainless steel construction. Optional high impact resistant and IP 65 rated LEDs show validation acceptance. An optional non re settable 8 digit counter is for recording openings comparative to takings. The power supply system is 12Vdc.
Alternative size token receptacles based on 1000 token increments. Silver or brass tokens. Token and /or coin configurations. 8 digit opening counter. LED validation indicator lights. Signage. . Remote token dispenser unit.