NSM Music Selects MEI to Provide Bill Validators for Digital Jukeboxes

NSM Music Inc. announced today that beginning immediately all NSM Digital Downloading Jukeboxes will come standard with MEI bill validators. Previously, NSM had been using a bill acceptor from another manufacturer on its digital jukebox models, but service costs had driven the company to look at other options. After many discussions with its customers, it became apparent that using an inferior bill acceptor had actually cost the company several large sales.

“We had several multi-unit bar owners who each purchased one of our digital downloading jukebox models”, explained Bob Cooney, Senior Vice President of NSM Music in the US. “When I personally followed up with them to see why they had not purchased additional units, I was told flatly that the inferior bill acceptors we were using were causing them too many service issues in their bars.”

NSM contacted Chris Felix, National Amusement OEM Manager for MEI, and asked for a solution. “MEI had a product that was directly plug and play compatible with NSM’s jukeboxes. MEI makes a premium product, with the highest reliability and lowest overall cost of ownership in the industry. NSM and their customers should expect to see an immediate increase in cashbox earnings while at the same time saving more though dramatically reduced service calls.”

NSM Music manufacturers and sells three models of digital downloading jukeboxes designed for bars, restaurants and taverns. Ranging from the value-priced Icon Lite with a 19” touchscreen, to the mind-blowing Fusion with a 32” touchscreen, every NSM digital jukebox has the ability to download hundreds of thousands of licensed songs, offers a fully licensed Karaoke library, and comes with many other money-making and promotional applications.

The MEI® CASHFLOW AE Series offers amusement operators and OEM’s the most reliable and secure bill validator solution on the market. With a proven history of exceptional performance, the AE2400, AE2600 and AE2800 models offer a comprehensive range of acceptance configurations, interface options and modular components from which to choose. The CASHFLOW AE Series continues to be the preferred choice in amusement applications worldwide.

Founded in Germany in 1951, NSM Music Group LTD, based in the United Kingdom, manufactures and sells Digital Downloading Jukeboxes worldwide. Headquartered in Leeds, England, with offices in Chicago, Germany and Dubai, NSM Music is a pioneer of the Digital Downloading Jukebox, distributing music content to UK-based operators through its own music servers. NSM Music was the first jukebox manufacturer to be awarded the Phonographic Performance License for dubbing and downloading music in Europe. NSM has distributors in Ireland, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Malta, Greece, Dubai, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

MEI, headquartered in West Chester, Pa., holds the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems, handling over two billion transactions per week in more than 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently its credit card capability and vending management solution. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill validators and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transport, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 800-345-8215.