CV1000 Bill Validator Heats Up the MEI Conlux® Portfolio

West Chester, Pa. – MEI Conlux® has released its next-generation bill validator, the CV1000.  Replacing the popular Conlux NBM 3500 model, which when introduced in 2010 added $10 and $20 bill acceptance to the brand, the CV1000 is set to deliver even more value and versatility to operators.

The CV1000 is the first Conlux validator to employ only optical sensors for note validation. Enhanced with four-way bill acceptance, CV1000-equipped machines are capable of taking notes between $1 and $20, at an acceptance rate of 95% or better. Expanded coupon options are available to support operators’ marketing efforts. Other benefits beyond that of the NBM 3500 are:

  • Enhanced LED lights on the bezel for greater machine merchandising  
  • Optional 300- or 500-note capacities for active machines
  • New bezel design allows the validator to clear the LCD screens being placed on today’s vending machines
  • Updated chassis, cashbox and labeling aesthetics portray a new image for the brand and its owners

As with all Conlux brand products, field configuration and programming remain simple. To enable or disable bill denominations, simply press a button on the rear of the validator and insert the denomination of choice. A configuration coupon may also be used. Conveniently, these configuration changes may be done while the validator is still installed, a real timesaver at the machine. Use of a BPM (bill programming module) remains standard for programming updates.  

“CV1000 beta trial results have been very successful,” said Dan Adams, Vending Applications Engineer for MEI Conlux. “Operators I’ve met in the field are pleased with its flawless performance and features. One of the resounding areas of excitement lies with the ability for operators to make denomination changes without removing the validator from the machine.”

Built upon an MEI Conlux heritage of market-leading bill validators, the Conlux CV1000 joins the MCM5 coin changer, a NAMA iSpot gold winner, as the second addition to the Conlux portfolio in less than a year. Operators have a lot to be excited about this summer.

Operators can order the Conlux CV1000 and MCM5 beginning this month by calling The Wittern Group at 866-657-7549 or 877- 4CONLUX.

About Conlux

Since its establishment in Japan in 1967, Conlux has set a standard for reliable, high-quality coin changers and bill validators. As a world leader in research and development, Conlux is constantly finding ways to provide the best equipment at an economical price point. Conlux was acquired by MEI in 2003 and since then has continued to provide simple solutions to drive operator profitability for bottlers and full-line operators alike.

About MEI 

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 validator, 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 or call 800-345-8215.


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