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Euro banknote counter machines with serial number detection

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:25 am
by lmviterbo
I compiled a list of all the counters and sorters that read the serial numbers of Euro banknotes while counting. They can then send the numbers to an external source, for example an Excel file.

I wonder if any of the heavy-duty EBTors use one of these. And I'd love to know if I could find an old one for sale (e.g. in a bank that keeps it after having substituted a newer model).

I made my list public and would be glad to read your comments: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qsetIY ... OPqhSBZt7o

Here's a preview (missing some new machines I found meanwhile and uploaded to the updated file above):
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Re: Euro banknote counter machines with serial number detection

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:48 am
by lmviterbo
As it stands out, some machines have the same chassis (casing) across several brands, which means that only some of the brands create and produce them. I don't know which are the originals, which are using casings (and maybe hardware and software) from others.

Here are the clones I detected:

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Re: Euro banknote counter machines with serial number detection

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:42 pm
by giulcenc
lmviterbo wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:25 am
I compiled a list of all the counters and sorters that read the serial numbers of Euro banknotes while counting.
I wonder if any of the heavy-duty EBTors use one of these.
I think they don't.
These machines read serial numbers only, so users should must calculate themselves the short code, and it'd be a hard work that requires more time than write both short codes and serial numbers by hands.

Re: Euro banknote counter machines with serial number detection

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:57 pm
by lmviterbo
giulcenc wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:42 pm
it'd be a hard work that requires more time than write both short codes and serial numbers by hands.
Well, you're right about that but... reading only the printer codes would be really faster than reading everything.😉