West Chester, Pa. — MEI was recently spotlighted as the world’s greatest unattended payment systems company on the television show “World’s Greatest!...” on the Ion Network. This program, which features the world’s greatest companies, products, places and people, showcased MEI’s commitment to delivering the world’s most secure and reliable coin recognition systems, banknote validators, cash recyclers and other products that enable unattended transactions in the vending, retail, transit and gaming industries.
The episode highlighted MEI’s many technology “firsts” through the years, including its invention of the world’s first electronic coin mechanism and non-contact bill validator. These devices allow consumers to purchase goods and services from machines without the need for an attendant. The episode included interviews with Mike Hayes, MEI’s CEO, Jeff Jordan, president of MEI’s vending channel and Tom Shuren, chief technology officer.
“We are very proud that the show’s producers recognized MEI’s forty-year history as the world’s leading unattended payment systems provider,” said Mike Hayes, chief executive officer at MEI. “Our products consistently set technology standards and process over two billion transactions per week in more than one hundred countries.”
The MEI segment ran on national cable and satellite channels and local network affiliates across the United States during March and April of this year, and can be found on the Internet using the link below.
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“World’s Greatest!...” is a 30-minute show produced by How 2 Media. Each episode features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews of some of the world’s most amazing and unique companies, products, people and travel destinations. The show is currently in its sixth season, with a line-up including some of the most respected and visionary people and companies.
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 acceptors 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.