G&D | Small and Smart: Giesecke & Devrient Launches Compact Banknote Processing System

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|  Munich
,  Germany

Small and Smart: Giesecke & Devrient Launches Compact Banknote Processing System

Munich, January 26, 2012 – With the BPS C1, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has added a further robust, high-performance machine to its range of desktop systems. This two-stacker machine, featuring a sorting tray and a reject compartment, boasts a counting speed of up to 1,500 banknotes per minute – the fastest in its category. It is highly flexible and offers utmost precision for banknote processing applications. The system is able to process up to 10 different currencies. Two people can use the same BPS C1 machine in parallel, making an investment in the system even more cost-effective. Its front-facing controls and opening mechanism simplify the operator’s work and significantly reduce the machine’s footprint.

"The BPS C1 combines functionality, ergonomic design, and quality in a single, compact unit. It is the perfect solution for professional users who require a machine that takes up a minimum of space, and the ideal product for integration in local and regional cash management scenarios,” says Ralf Wintergerst, Group Senior Vice President and Head of the Banknote Processing division at Giesecke & Devrient, describing the new system’s design concept.

The BPS C1 sets a new standard in this machine category for the speed with which banknotes can be processed. In fractions of a second, the machine with its highly precise sensors is capable of verifying the authenticity and denomination of banknotes, and sorting them into different stacks based on their denomination, series, and orientation. Counterfeit and unusable banknotes are automatically directed to the reject compartment. If required, the BPS C1 can be equipped to read serial numbers on banknotes and barcodes, for instance on casino tickets. As a further option, banknotes can be sorted into three classes according to the condition they are in, distinguishing between banknotes suitable for automated teller machines, banknotes fit for circulation, and banknotes no longer fit for circulation. The BPS C1 can be configured to meet the needs of individual users.

Its small footprint and convenient front access make the BPS C1 the ideal choice for branch banking offices, where it can be installed at the teller window or in the back office. The compact system’s multiple functions and operating modes also make it suitable for use in cash centers, in casinos, and by security transport companies. The machine, which can be used for the preliminary processing of cashier deposits, smoothly integrates into established workflows and is interoperable with existing G&D cash management software. The excellent build quality of the BPS C1 guarantees a long service life – an additional benefit that makes it a cost-effective investment.


Daniela Gaigl

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