ATM vending machines in Spain
| The Epelsa vending machines |
The proposals: Amiel Electronix and
2001 Correos y Telegrafos announced the public tender
for the acquisition and installation of
three lots of
There was no
winner for two lots of this public tender, precisely this ones including
the automatic vending machine ATMs ; the only prototype presented
was this one offered by the French company Amiel Electronix.
it, Spanish Posts had great interest in this new postal service
February 2002 announced the 2nd. public tender ; similar
than previous one, it include also 2 lots of automatic vending machine
ATMs. And for second time, no winner again.
At the end
of September of 2002 Correos y Telegrafos announced
the third public tender with identical bases to this one of February.
In this case,
three companies presented their prototypes, all them developed especially
for the Spain tender : the French Amiel Electronix,
the Portuguese NewVision and the
After a large
test and study of characteristics, in January 2003 the winner for
the 2 lots was the Spanish company.
new EPELSA ATM vending machines
group of the public tender included the purchase and installation of
automatic vending machines of ATMs or variable value stamps.
This new distributors
will be equipped with an ATM printer of thermal type that
will use the same rolls of sticky supports used now in all the franking
It will be
available to obtain ATMs with different programmed values according
the postage rates and the payment will be with coins. This vending machines
will not issue any receipt.
will have the same format than current ones, although the printing type
is still unknown.
of these new distributors will begin possibly from June 2003 and
it would take place in the post offices from the most tourist cities.
The new vending
machines will have a LCD screen and the user can select its language.
group considered the purchase and installation of 50 modular equipment,
including an ATM vending machine (of identical characteristics to
those of the first group, but in this case the payment will be also available
in banknotes and the vending machine will issue a purchase receipt), a
distributor unit, a electronic scale and a mailbox.
would be installed in the main post offices from province capitals.
In the images
we can see the prototypes presented by the winner company, although the
definitive version for the colours, logotypes and quality of materials
will be decided by the Department of Image of Spanish Post.
The Grupo Epelsa S.L.
is a multinational corporation founded in Spain and manufactures
and distributes electronic scales. Their products are targeted to specific
markets including the postal and franking scales.
company already had presented its equipment in the first tender
in 2001, and since then it was working in the development of automatic
vending machines specially adapted to the requirements and specifications
established in the bases.
is the equipment presented to the last tender: SIMA 6002, developed
from system SIMA 6000.
are composed by a payment unit, a panel for interface with the user,
formed by a monochrome display LCD and lateral buttons with fixed function,
and a receiver for the collection of the stamps or ATMs, the receipt
and the coins return.
The French society Amiel
Electronix® was founded in 1958 and specializes in custom-designed
vending systems. At the present time (February 2003), they have automatic
ATM vending machines installed in many countries all around the world
: Czech Republic, Cyprus, Tunis, Portugal, New Caledonia, UAE, ...
SIMA 6000 has a modular design that allows to join the vending machine
to an electronic scale and a different sizes covers distributor,
as well as stamps and prefranked covers if it is required.
scale send the weight to the main unit, and the screen show the necessary
franking according to the destination, type of shipment, tariffs ...
can be installed in the scale unit or in the support of the system, as
it is in the image.
Portuguese company Newvision presented to the tender a system based
on the model EPOST that at the moment already is in service in post
offices of Portugal
This is a modular
system made up of a basic unit of stamps vending machine that
can be complemented with a cover vending unit and an electronic
scale with a small mailbox.
is possible by coins, banknotes and credit cards. The distributor gives
back the change in coins and, at the request of the user, it prints a receipt
of the operation.
is a new Portuguese enterprise with the main goal to provide attendance
global systems. At the present time (February 2003), they have automatic
ATM vending machines installed in Portugal and Norway.
communication with the user is through a monochrome LCD display
and a group of buttons with fixed function; eight for product selection
and other 4 for language selection of language, scale use, receipt expedition
and cancellation of the operation.
All the equipment
can be connected through system SIRIG of maintenance of remote equipment.
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