Machines & Accessories
PayRange introduces BluKey Smart mobile
By Laura Aiken
PayRange, maker of mobile payment solution for machines, introduced its newest device, BluKey Smart, in conjunction with the kick-off of the 2016 Amusement Expo in Las Vegas. This addition to the PayRange hardware product line is designed to work with amusement machines and other types of machines that accept payments. PayRange was awarded two Innovator Awardsfor their BluKeySmart mobile payment device and for their Dynamic Pricing function for amusement machines at the expo.
BluKey Smart provides the same mobile payment functionality as the original PayRange BluKey and BluKey Plus devices for vending, but includes multiple power inputs and connections for integration with a variety of machine interfaces.
Several amusement-specific features have been designed into BluKey Smart. These include the ability to accept a wide range of power inputs – either AC or DC, voltage as low as 5 volt via a mini USB, to as high as 240 volt via high-voltage AC. Beyond power requirements, the device includes several ways to connect to the machine to register payment, allowing amusement operators to add PayRange to all of their equipment, regardless of type.
PayRange is also launching multi-credit, or bonus pricing as it is also called, which allows an operator the flexibility to offer a discount on multiple plays if paid for all at once. For instance, a game may be priced at $0.50 a play or three plays for $1.00. Multi-credit pricingis available on some games as a factory-configurable option, but this sales-boosting feature is now available on every game when the user pays with the PayRange App.
PayRange is also launching Dynamic Pricing, which lets an operator set pricing based on schedules such as happy hour pricing. Like multi-credit, dynamic pricing allows an operator to change mobile payment pricing schedules remotely without the need to visit the machine. Multi-credit and Dynamic Pricing are available for pulse machines only andthose features are not supported by Multi-Drop Bus (MDB) vending machines.
Amusement operators will also have the ability to get real-time analytics on their equipment in the field. Using the PayRange app in “operator mode”, they can view daily, weekly, monthly, and annual sales information that is updated hourly. In addition, data such as lifetime mobile sales, number of active devices and average sales per user are also available. Finally, operators who install PayRange on their equipment also receive deposits of mobile sales automatically via weekly ACH.