Deposit solution for Unixfor’s APS Compact Series


In the course of Unixfor’s development of the new APS Compact self-service kiosk series, CI Tech Components as a long-term partner provided its banknote acceptance technology, the CI Note Line CI 20-00.

Innovative Retail Automation

The APS Compact Series revolutionizes retail transactions, encompassing bill & tax payments, social security & postal payments, cash deposits, and prepaid card recharges. This versatile solution offers multiple payment options and diverse user identification methods (barcodes, QR, NFC, etc.). Notably, it incorporates the CI Note Line, a modular banknote acceptance solution. This solution boasts an impressive deposit capacity of up to 1,950 banknotes, along with a 20-banknote escrow capacity. It’s ECB Art. 6 certified, ensuring the highest security standards. Additionally, the system’s reliability and integrated automatic jam clearing feature ensure high uptime, driving increased revenue and margins for end customers. Even in the rare case of service interaction, authorized operators can effortlessly access transport paths and replace submodules without the need for tools.

Client Satisfaction Speaks Volumes

Alexandros Stylianidis remarks, “We now have a large installation base of 200+ self-service kiosks using the CI Note banknote acceptor. Our end-clients have expressed their satisfaction as they see that the desired business results are being delivered and customer satisfaction is at an all-time high.”

Driving Innovation for Over 40 Years

For over four decades, Unixfor has specialized in designing and producing self-service solutions. These encompass cutting-edge self-service kiosks, as well as comprehensive services like proof-of-concept, consultation, software application development, and post-implementation support. Headquartered in Athens, Greece, Unixfor extends its reach through a network of local partners spanning over 15 countries within the EMEA region. This strategic support empowers companies to stand out and succeed in a dynamically evolving market.

A Long-Standing Partnership

The partnership between Unixfor and CI Tech Components dates back to 2001 with the integration of CI Tech’s BIM 2020 banknote acceptor into Unixfor’s self-service kiosks. The BIM 2020 served as a fundamental element of Unixfor’s self-service applications, boasting numerous global installations and exceptional customer satisfaction. The unveiling of the CI Note Line marked a pivotal moment, and in 2017, Unixfor emerged as one of the pioneer partners to integrate the CI 20-00 deposit configuration into their new APS Compact self-service kiosk series. This achievement established the APS Compact as the first ECB Art. 6 certified application featuring the CI Note Line.

A Testimony to Mutual Success

Alexandros Stylianidis, Unixfor’s Business Development Lead, affirms, “We chose to develop our new APS Compact Series using the CI Note banknote acceptor at its core because we were confident that CI Tech was the right partner to help us deliver the desired results every step of the way, based on the long-standing cooperation and mutual understanding between our organizations.”

Christoph Mätzig, Managing Director at CI Tech Components, echoes the sentiment, stating, “With Unixfor, we had the chance to win a long-term, experienced, and professional partner to first integrate our CI Note Line product family into their innovative self-service kiosk system. The provided valuable feedback and know-how, especially in the area of performance, uptime, and serviceability, helped us to further improve and optimize our product. Additionally, through Unixfor and their highly accepted and well-reputed solution, we were able to expand our presence in the utility payment market and gain positive customer and market feedback.”

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