Manufacturers' Showcase - December 2008

Computer Systems

Integrated Services Inc.
Portland, Oregon

Integrated Services Inc. (ISI) manufactures LubeSoft® and WashSoft® point-of-sale software systems for the fast lube and car wash industries. More fast lubes use LubeSoft than any other system; making it the most respected and recommended software in the industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashTEC® rTC™.

Advantages/Features • WashTEC rTC tunnel controller offers the flexibility to manage a site anytime, anywhere — even from an iPod® Touch. Wash systems can be programmed remotely without interrupting business flow — updating a tunnel with new packages or pricing and giving technicians a tool to remotely diagnose the problem. The systems diagnostics include the ability to monitor: car shape, chemical volumes, water temperature, ambient air temperature, and more with built-in ultrasound sensors. In addition to traditional diagnostics, the system quickly alerts the operator to any potential problem in the tunnel. On-site maintenance and programming benefits from clear, graphical feedback.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Integrated Services Inc., 12242 SW Garden Place, Portland, OR 97223. Toll free: (800) 922-3099. Fax: (503) 968-9100. E-mail: isi@ints.com. Website: www.ints.com.

WashGear
Grand Junction, Colorado

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

What’s New/Best Seller • 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). CardMate and CardWorks form the only system on the market today with automatic credit card authorization, fleet and gift card management, and billing in one package. The terminals support all major credit cards, 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: www.washgear.com.

Micrologic Associates
Flanders, 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 touch screen 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 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 time card activity, and modify services.

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

Contact • Micrologic Associates, 230 US Hwy 206, Suite 303, Flanders, NJ 07836. (973) 598-0808. Fax: (973) 598-8969. Website: www.micrologic.net.

DRB Systems Inc.
Uniontown, Ohio

DRB Systems Inc. produces computer solutions for the car wash and quick lube industries. It’s powerful SiteWatch® point of sale system offers loyalty promotion, customer tracking, ticket book control, prepaid cards, and an Automatic Recharge Module®. Its portable touch screen terminals, Xpress Pay Terminal® and touch screen cash registers work to increase car counts and revenue, while reducing labor.

What’s New/Best Seller • Automatic Recharge Module and FastPass®.

Advantages/Features • The Automatic Recharge Module automatically charges customer credit cards to renew their monthly and annual pass accounts or prepaid cards. The new module supports a variety of pass and prepaid plans, and customers can be identified by card, FastPass vehicle tag, or license plate number. FastPass completes monthly and annual pass transactions in less than three seconds without even requiring customers to roll down their windows. The wireless recognition system uses radio frequency identification within an unobtrusive sticker on the driver’s side windshield to approve transactions as vehicles approach the pay terminal. The system also works with house accounts, prepaid customers, and club members.

Customer/Operator Support • Support technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Price • Available online or by phone.

Contact • DRB Systems Inc., P.O. Box 550, Uniontown, OH 44685. Toll free: (800) 336-6338. E-mail: info@drbsystems.com. Website: www.drbsystems.com.

Auto Data Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Auto Data has supplied POS software and computer systems to the car care industry for over 24 years. Complete cash control, customer history, and inventory control capabilities are built right into the basic POS package.

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

Advantages/Features • Tunnel Logic is a state of the art PLC based tunnel controller featuring Schneider Electric’s newly launched M340. It is one of the industry’s first PLC based controllers that is programmable via Windows® with a truly graphical user interface. Anyone can program a PLC — no user manual required. The PLC delivers mission-critical reliability without the dependency of a regular computer. A touch screen station comes standard for the tunnel entry, which is also easily programmable via a Windows computer. The system is Internet ready and accessible from any computer. The unit easily interfaces with many auto cashiers and can also include integrated gate control.

Customer/Operator Support • The system includes a one-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: sales@autodatainc.com. Website: www.autodatainc.com.

IDX INC.
El Dorado, Arkansas

IDX manufactures electronic devices for the car wash industry including: coin Xeptors® X-Mar®, Wickets SV site specific cashless cards, MX48 multi-color foam controller, visual displays timers, retrofitable electronic rotary switches, and Zolar for the latest in freeze controls.

What’s New/Best Seller • WicketsID™.

Advantages/Features • IDX has introduced three new Wickets advancements to help self-service operators increase their customer base. Wicket Jackpot is a way to increase traffic flow by offering a chance to win “Free Wash Services.” Wicket Registration is the first self-service loyalty program that gathers customer base information. Wicket Redemption allows the end user to redeem loyalty points for “Free Wash Bucks.” All three advancements are designed to increase traffic flow.

Customer/Operator Support • Support is available through any of the 150 IDX worldwide distributors.

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: mike.oliver@idxinc.com.

Washcard Systems
Lino Lakes, Minnesota

WashCard Systems has been providing cashless acceptance solutions for the car wash industry for the past 18 years. WashCard won the International Carwash Association’s ‘Leadership in Innovation’ award for its customer loyalty product line.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashCard Cashless Acceptance Program.

Advantages/Features • The WashCard System can be integrated into any service at the car wash to add credit card and loyalty card acceptance. Used in both new constructions and retrofits, WashCard is the complete solution for wash owners that want to tie multiple locations and services into a single unified loyalty marketing program. Add card acceptance to automatics, self-service bays, vacuums, vending, and even pet washes. Eliminate tiresome accounting double entry with our optional QuickBooks integrated software solution for managing fleet account invoices, customers, and payments. Credit cards clear in three seconds via high-speed Internet processing, increasing customer throughput and reducing processing rates.

Customer/Operator Support • WashCard provides automatic data backups for all wash locations, provides technical support, training, and remote access troubleshooting.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • WashCard Systems, 2289 Cedar Street, Suite 104A, Lino Lakes, MN 55038. (651) 204 9412. Fax: 651-204-9412. E-mail: sales@washcard.com. Website: www.washcard.com.

Compuwash Inc.
Islandia, New York

Compuwash is the fastest growing software company in the industry today, featuring cutting-edge web-based management software.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Profit Pilot subscription based POS software.

Advantages/Features • The Profit Pilot costs less than one-tenth the price of similar car wash POS systems. The system allows the operator to see what’s going on at the wash via any PC without loading any special software. Hardware is shipped with everything included: touch screen monitor with built-in customer display and magnetic stripe reader, PC, cash drawer, thermal receipt printer, and bar code scanner. System setup takes less than an hour. Every 10-15 seconds the system synchronizes with a secure server using SSL encryption. Changing settings and viewing reports can easily be accomplished online. The monthly service includes tech support, regular training, automatic data backup, and ongoing upgrades. All systems come with a three-month money-back guarantee.

Customer/Operator Support • Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Price • $2,500 for hardware and a $189 a month subscription fee.

Contact • Compuwash Systems, 95F Hoffman Lane, Islandia, NY 11749. (631) 234-0700. Toll free: (800) 876-3900. Fax: (631) 234-7092. E-mail: info@compuwash.com. Website: www.compuwash.com.

Innovative Control Systems Inc.
Wind Gap, Pennsylvania?

ICS is the 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 & 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 $8995.

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: sales@washnet.com. Website: www.washnet.com.

 

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