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CMS Group SRL from Italy is the new reference company for table game security. The company introduced itself with a product tailor-made to solve a long-standing issue in live gaming – the secure handling of money on the gaming table itself. The EasyDrop enables croupiers to enter the banknotes in a bundle of up to thirty at one time (including tickets when used in association with ticket-in, ticket-out gaming) in a simple and practical way.

CMS Group SRL has chosen MEI to provide the heart of the EasyDrop – quick, secure note validation and storage thanks to the SC Advance bill reader with the BNF (bulk-note feeder). The award-winning CASHFLOW SC has been produced over one and a half million times and the new SC Advance brings further key attributes that makes it the perfect solution. Together with the BNF, this solution has enabled the successful introduction of the EasyDrop to market.

CMS Group SRL was founded in 2012 – a group born from the integration of two key companies – CMS Cash Management System (founded in 1997) and ST Net Communications (founded in 2001). CMS Group SRL has made a name for itself in the retail industry, specifically in the field of smart safes. These safes are in constant use in shops and stores for shopkeepers and their employees to securely enter the cash takings into. The value entered is automatically registered by the bank and very often credited to the store account within a short space of time if not instantly. Thus, this market ensures that the float is secure, ready for pick up by the cash-in-transit (CIT) company to be brought to the bank. An excellent reference for CMS Group SRL here is the Italian CIT company IVRI that employs over 3,500 people.

This extensive knowledge that combines the hardware and software technology to make CMS Group SRL a market leader in this sector was the natural reason for CMS Group to amalgamate both companies so that all security sectors are within one group of companies. The new EasyDrop is also a combination of key hardware and software. Now croupiers and the casino back office both have distant benefits. The croupier knows that all banknotes are being validated by the MEI SC Advance – so any counterfeits are rejected at source. Older and crumpled true notes can also be validated and securely stored. The ability to place up to 30 notes and/or tickets at once into the EasyDrop and its sheer speed means that croupiers can focus more on what is most important to them – the players. The patented vertical note drop means that croupiers can enter the notes/tickets in the most natural way. Back office management can see immediately how much money and when it was entered.  All the data is registered and can be called up upon in real time. Differing sizes are cashboxes are available and operators can programme the maximum capacity it should have so that they are automatically informed when it needs replacing with an empty one. This maintains uptime and keeps revenue running.

Mr. Giuseppe Storniolo, General Manager of the CMS Group, comments on the initial feedback from the ICE, “We had the opportunity to introduce the EasyDrop to the global gaming market at ICE. Casino Venice has already implemented it and we received orders directly from casinos in France, Spain and Austria. The fact that we make use of the SC Advance and BNF gives us an additional boost as the feedback we received is that we are using the best solutions here available. Together with our patented note drop, programmable menu buttons and thorough accounting / software, we received very encouraging feedback”.

Mr. Erik-Jan van den Berg, sales director EMEA at MEI, underlines the necessity of the EasyDrop for the market: “The EasyDrop is an ideal solution for managing the drop on live gaming. The faster note-to-note speed that the SC Advance offers together with the BNF makes MEI stand out as the preferred partner for this new market segment. We are very proud that CMS Group has chosen us to supply these key components”. 

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