Manufacturers' Showcase - December 2010

Computer Systems

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 www. 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:

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 cards.

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:

Unitec Electronics
Elkridge, Maryland

Unitec Electronics designs and manufactures car wash entry systems and auto cashier equipment for all segments of the car wash market — petroleum and C-store, self-serve, and flex-serve. Unitec payment systems give car wash operators the ability to increase customer loyalty and the flexibility to manage their business in a variety of ways.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Sentinel.

Advantages/Features • The Sentinel is a modern touchscreen-based car wash payment system that simplifies the customer transaction experience and increases throughput with speedy transactions. The unit is designed to work with any in-bay automatic or conveyor and is ideal for an express exterior car wash. Owners who choose the Sentinel have multiple marketing opportunities, state-of-the-art security features, and remote access to manage the wash from any location. Flexible features include up to eight wash package offerings, dual bill dispensing, voice greetings, and a POS option. The unit is compatible with the ReachFree ID system for subscription-based accounts.

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

Auto Data Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Auto Data has supplied POS software and computer systems to the car care industry for over 25 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 offers specific express car wash sales and cash reporting, and features robust two-way communications with Hamilton’s HTK auto cashier, providing complete accountability for all the cash on the property. Tunnel Logic is the industry’s first mass marketed PLC based controller that is programmable via a Windows graphical user interface. Anyone can program the PLC — no user’s manual required. The unit 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.

Operator/Customer Support • A one-year warranty on parts and labor as well as technical support is standard. 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:

IDX Inc.
El Dorado, Arkansas

IDX manufactures electronic devices that solve problems for various industries, including car wash, vending, and laundry.

What’s New/ Best Seller • Wickets™ RFID products and new energy saving timer models.

Advantages/Features • ASGARD, an auto entry controller, allows a wicket to activate an automatic or gate with restricted access and a time and date stamp. The wicket value kiosk model number WVK, allows customers to re-value wicket cards without the use of cash or credit cards; the WVK access number is all that is required. The redesigned LTT802-W display bay and vacuum timers reduce energy costs by up to 20 percent and has a two-year warranty on LED’s.

Customer/Operator Support • Support is available through any of the 150 IDX worldwide distributors or via toll free phone from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday.

Price • Prices are available through any IDX authorized distributor, OEM, or on the company’s website.

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

AutoPilot Carwash Control Systems
Tamarac, Florida

AutoPilot offers simply smarter controls for single- or multi-site car wash locations. The company’s founders and staff know car washing with industry ownership and management experience that spans literally hundreds of locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • The newest addition to the AutoPilot line of products is MobilePilot™ — a handheld Point of Sale (POS) unit.

Advantages/Features • MobilePilot combines the features of a POS system and push button station. The unit can be used at any type of car wash. It can be used in an express lane to offer personalized service, with fast, easy transactions. The unit can easily switch between processing a full transaction, or simply generating a detail slip that can be attached to the vehicle and sent to the tunnel. View, modify, and delete the tunnel pre-wash queue directly from the unit as well.

Customer/Operator Support • Emergency customer service is available around the clock. Lifetime support provided on all WashPilot tunnel controllers at no additional charge.

Price • MobilePilot handheld units cost $3,995, plus a $39 per month service charge.

Contact • AutoPilot Carwash Control Systems, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. Toll free: (800) 876-3900. Fax: (954) 724-4288. 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 • The Auto Sentry flex for both tunnel and in-bay applications and the Tunnel Master wbc controller.

Advantages/Features • The Auto Sentry flex is the latest version of ICS’s industry-leading unattended, interactive point-of-purchase terminal available for both tunnel and in-bay applications. Its flexible design lets the operator select the options they need, in a package they want. The unit features a modular design, improved ergonomics, multiple bill dispensing, and ATM quality components. The Tunnel Master wbc (web-based controller) delivers web-based configuration/reporting, self-diagnostics, e-mail alerts, and can even be serviced remotely. Two hundred and forty distributed inputs/outputs monitor and manage every component. Like its predecessor, the Jr., the wbc functions as a stand-alone controller, but still fully integrates with Tunnel Master management software.

Price • The Auto Sentry flex: starting at $13,995; The Tunnel Master wbc controller: starting at $8,995.

Contact • Innovative Control Systems Inc., 1349 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091. (610) 881 8000. Toll free: (800) 642-9396. Fax: (610) 881-8100. E-mail: 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, and RFID.

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:

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:

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