Auto Laundry News - December 2011

Computer Systems

WashCard Systems
Lino Lakes, Minnesota

WashCard Systems helps owners of car wash locations to link multiple locations together, simplify marketing multiple services, and provide credit card acceptance for cash-only services.

What’s New/Best Seller • Washpass Monthly Wash Club (RFID).

Advantages/Features • The WashCard System can be integrated across multiple locations, multiple services, and multiple equipment manufacturers. Used in both new construction and retrofit projects, WashCard provides a complete solution for owners that are looking to simplify their marketing efforts through a
single unified customer loyalty program. The web-based product gives the option to sell washes through a website, target fleet business, engage charity groups through fundraisers, and turn rainy days into pay days with monthly wash subscriptions.

Price • Basic systems start at $3,000, plus $1,895 per service. Additional options are available and can be discussed by contacting the sales staff or a local WashCard distributor.

Contact • WashCard Systems, 2289 E Cedar Street, Suite 104A, Lino Lakes, MN 55038. Toll free: (888) 439-5740 x100. E-mail: Website:

Innovative Control Systems Inc.
Wind Gap, Pennsylvania

ICS is a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for the car wash industry. The company is dedicated to helping operators build successful businesses through advanced products and management solutions.

What’s New/Best Seller • BusinessPro™ Point-of-Sale.

Advantages/Features • The POS business suite features: advanced POS, create service packages, fleet programs, or price and time-sensitive promotions; labor management, tools to maximize labor performance; salesman performance, track individual performance and commissions towards targeted revenue per car; loyalty programs, customer tracking and clubs; and economical solution, scalable systems with proven reliability at a low entry cost.

Contact • Innovative Control Systems Inc., 1349 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091. (610) 881-8000. Toll free: (800) 642-9396. E-mail: Website:

Unitec Electronics
Elkridge, Maryland

Unitec Electronics manufactures car wash payment systems for all segments of the car wash market including petroleum, C-store, self-serve, express exterior, flex-serve, and auto dealer. Unitec’s line of premium, customizable entry systems include the Sentinel, Portal TI, Wash Select II, Wash Select II POS, WashPay, and EZ Trak.

What’s New/Best Seller • Shell Interface for credit processing.

Advantages/Features • Unitec Electronics now offers credit processing through the Shell Oil Network with the Wash Select II POS automatic payment system. The interface is available to operators using the Verifone Topaz POS System and Sapphire controller. With the interface, owners can decrease credit-processing costs while extending
the payment options. In addition to Shell, Unitec’s interface to the Sapphire controller is available to operators processing through the First Data/Concord (Buypass) platform. Unitec also offers processing options for Mobil, Chevron, Sunoco, and BP retailers.

Contact • Unitec Electronics, 7125 Troy Hill Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075. (443) 561-1200. Toll free: (800) 4UNITEC. Fax: (410) 579-6825. Website:

IDX Inc.
El Dorado, Arkansas

IDX manufactures electronic devices for multiple industries. The company manufactures the X10 and MA800, coin Xeptors,®X-Mark,®Wickets SV site specific cashless cards, MX48 multi-color foam controller, display timers with multi-timer features, retrofit able electronic rotary switches (PS200), and Zolar the ultimate freeze controller.

What’s New/Best Seller • GT 200 Small Display Timer.

Advantages/Features • The GT 200 features a small foot print and is designed to be field replaceable on most small display timers and with a lower cost. Standard features include: field adjustable LED brightness levels, larger messaging, two-time select, 3-amp relay output, and count up/count down for credit card systems. Optional features include: separate bill count, lucky and unlimited time, ultra brite LED model that has a
3-year warranty, and much more. Several different input voltages are available: 24-volt AC or DC; 12-volt AC or DC; 36-volt DC.

Customer/Operator Support • One hundred and fifty worldwide distributors and a toll free number are available.

Price • Price is available through any IDX authorized distributor, OEM, or online.

Contact • IDX Inc., 400 West Cedar St, El Dorado, AR 71730. Toll free: (800) 643-1109. E-mail: Website:

Integrated Services Inc.
Portland, Oregon

Integrated Services Inc. (ISI) is the maker of LubeSoft®and WashSoft®— leading point-of-sale software systems for the fast lube and car wash industries. On-site installation and training, and the highest level of customer service are included with purchase.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashSoft TouchScreen.

Advantages/Features • WashSoft’s flexible and user-friendly functionality is strengthened with a sleek touchscreen interface, making cashiering more efficient and faster than ever. The touchscreen also includes a customizable button layout, built-in credit card reader, and compatibility with Windows 7 technology.

Customer/Operator Support • ISI technical support is available over 100 hours a week.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Integrated Services Inc. (ISI), 15115 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97224. Toll free: (800) 922-3099. Fax: (503) 968-9100. E-mail: Website:

WashGear Grand
Junction, Colorado

WashGear manufactures credit card systems for the self-serve and automatic car wash industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • The CardMate Car Wash Activation System.

Advantages/Features • The CardMate Car Wash Activation System comes in three models: self-serve, Hamilton (retrofit kit), and Unitec (retrofit kit). CardWorks software is PCI and PA-DSS compliant. The system provides instant credit card authorization and fleet and gift card management all in one package. The terminals support all major credit cards and WashGear fleet and gift

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide distributor network and toll-free support.

Contact • WashGear LLC, P.O. Box 1466, Grand Junction, CO 81502. Toll free: (888) 827-9473. Website:

eGenuity LLC
Monroe, Indiana

eGenuity’s POS offers a fully integrated system for the car wash (ezWash) and fast lube (eLube) markets. Features include gift cards, credit card processing, loyalty programs, remote access, web access, monthly pass, automatic recharge, vehicle tracking, customer tracking, fleet tracking, RFID, and manless kiosks.

What’s New/Best Seller • Complete solutions to meet every need.

Advantages/Features • The Web Center and Dashboard allow a shop to quickly and easily view critical store data such as labor percentage and cost, total labor, total sales, salesperson performance, and goals anywhere at any time. The feature allows for complete customization — each shop tracks what they want to track not a preset list.
Customer/Operator Support • eGenuity offers support seven days a week. Updates are included at no extra cost.

Price • Customized price quotes available upon request.

Contact • eGenuity LLC, 134 East Jackson Street, Monroe, IN 46772. Toll free: (800) 296-0177. E-mail: Website:

Auto Data Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Auto Data has supplied POS software and computer systems to the car care industry for over 27 years. Complete cash control, customer history, and inventory control capabilities are built right into the basic POS package.

What’s New/Best Seller • CashTrackerSM and Tunnel Logic.®

Advantages/Features • CashTracker software is specifically designed for the express wash concept. Tunnel Logic is a state of the art PLC-based tunnel controller featuring Schneider Electric’s newly launched M340. CashTracker offers specific express car wash sales and cash reporting, and features robust two-way communications with Hamilton’s HTK auto cashier. Tunnel Logic is programmable via a Windows graphical user interface. Anyone can program the PLC — no user manual is required. It delivers mission critical reliability without the dependency of a regular computer. A touchscreen station comes standard for the tunnel entry, which is also easily programmable via a Windows computer.

Customer/Operator Support • Tunnel Logic includes a 1-year warranty on parts and labor as well as toll-free technical support. POS software support and updates vary based on the options chosen.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Auto Data Inc., 5825 Glenridge Dr. NE, Bldg. 1, Ste.100, Atlanta, GA 30328. Toll free: (800) 767-7580. Fax: (404) 256-5654. E-mail: Website:

Washlink Systems
Morgan Hill, California

Washlink Systems is an industry leader in POS systems, car wash controllers, gate and pay station management systems, and problem solving solutions for the wash industry. The company professionally installs, services, and supports car wash equipment. Washlink was founded by dedicated “car wash guys” with over 50 years of combined industry experience.

What’s New/Best Seller • Saleslink — Point Of Sale.

Advantages/Features • State-of-the-art POS system: fully functional touchscreen interface with biometric login; complete cash management; high-speed credit clearing; time clock; multi-item cash and gift cards; complete and configurable reporting; automatic scheduled report e-mailing; remote log in, with full accessibility for viewing live on-site activity; and much more.

Customer/Operator Support • Three support options range from free to premium to ensure trouble-free performance and maximum system efficiency.

Contact • Washlink Systems, 18805 Adams Ct., Building #110, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. (408) 924-0808. Toll free: (866) wash-link. Fax: (408) 519-6225. Website:

Carolina Pride Carwash Inc.
Roxboro, North Carolina

Carolina Pride Carwash has been providing self-serve car wash operators throughout the nation with quality systems for over 40 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • Mercury Carwash Payment System.

Advantages/Features • Track and manage fleet accounts remotely, e-mail fleet accounts special end of day messages, and generate additional revenue. The system tracks revenue per bay/vacuum by coins, dollar bills, credit cards, and fleet cards. The unit can notify fleet accounts when their balance is low, get current activity reports online, accept major credit cards, and combine single customer purchases into one transaction.

Customer/Operator Support • The Mercury Carwash Payment System gives customers multiple payment options, making the wash experience more convenient. Customers can use whatever currency they have in their pocket and don’t have to worry about making change or buying tokens. Gift and fleet cards can be integrated into the Givex system for use with participating sites. The system is especially useful for multi-site operators — cards can be customized with the wash’s name.

Price • Request a quote online at or call toll free.

Contact • Carolina Pride Carwash Inc., 417 S. Madison Blvd., P.O. Box 488, Roxboro, NC 27573. Toll free: (800) 421 5119. Fax: (336) 597-5113. E-mail: Website:

Brush Industries
Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Brush Industries and Q-Card, two trusted names in the card transaction market, bring their broad range of expertise to help make products more reliable, durable, and easier to use.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Ultimate Durable Swipe Readers for Hostile Environments.

Advantages/Features • The waterproof vandal resistant card reader features: an improved design; no moving parts; improved reliability; improved contact with stripe; less head wear; more reliable card reading; long head life; card hatching resistance; hardened, weather-resistant case; and sealed electronics. Available on RS232 and USB models: brownout circuitry protection; programmable RISC chip architecture; electro static discharge protection; built-in noise protection; and power supply flexibility. Many different models are available for all needs and budgets.

Price • Request a quote by phone or online.

Contact • Brush Industries, Third and Reagan Streets, Sunbury, PA 17801. (570) 286-5611. Fax: (570) 286-2649. E-mail: Website:

AutoPilot Carwash Control Systems
Tamarac, Florida

AutoPilot’s integrated cloud-based ProfitPilot car wash POS system and WashPilot Tunnel Controller deliver advanced cash management and reporting tools at an affordable price.

What’s New/Best Seller • The newest 11.5 software release streamlines transactions, loyalty program management, and live dashboard reporting.

Advantages/Features • AutoPilot leverages cloud-based technology to integrate all aspects of an operation into one complete system. The ProfitPilot POS not only helps the operator control every aspect of cash management, wash operation, and personnel, but it also makes running your marketing programs quick and easy. Web-based reporting provides the information an operator needs, when it is needed, to effectively manage the business. The system easily integrates with automated gated pay stations, RFID payment systems, and provides the flexibility to grow with the business.

Customer/Operator Support • Emergency customer service is available around the clock. Lifetime software upgrades included with all active ProfitPilot subscription and lifetime support provided on all WashPilot tunnel controllers at no additional charge.

Contact • AutoPilot Carwash Control Systems, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. Toll free: (800) 876-3900. Fax: (954) 724-4288. E-mail: Website:

Micrologic Associates
Randolph, New Jersey

Micrologic Associates is a leader in the sales, installation, service, and support of point of sale systems, controllers, and auto payment machines for car wash and quick lube facilities. The company provides easy to use solutions ranging from wireless hand-held devices, conventional touchscreen point of sale computers, and controllers tailored to a wash’s specific requirements.

What’s New/Best Seller • Logic POS.

Advantages/Features • Logic POS provides cash management, instant credit clearing (to any processor), labor management, VIP/fleet management, customer tracking, as well as an unlimited wash program with credit card on file in the base software package. The system can interface with most tunnel controllers and can replicate the data from multiple sites for consolidated reporting and transferring of customer information. From any Internet browser, owners/operators can view live data, run reports, check timecard activity, and modify services.

Customer/Operator Support • A variety of support programs ensure maximum performance and longevity.

Contact • Micrologic Associates, 111 Canfield Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869. (973) 598-0808. Fax: (973) 598-8969. Website:

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