If so, what problems?
Can you recommend a manufacturer?
What do I need to know?
is this what you mean by laundry controller?
Total Eclipse | Laundry controller and data management.
if not then what is it?
Once we have that nailed down please define "incorporated" in this context
Looking for a card swipe controller for laundry. We oversee 16 laundry rooms on a university campus. We would like the student to swipe to use the washer/dryers.
The Total Eclipse is cool though.
Card swipe to get into the room or each machine?
Are you thinking to use FM to manage the cards/accounts?
Would this need to interact with student information systems?
Here is a link to info about card readers and other devices that work with FM.
Search | Made for FileMaker
you could also build an app that would provide similar functionality using the camera.
Here's a potentially useful thread..
Credit card reader for iPad/iPhone that can talk to FileMaker
We currently swipe to release each machine
We would like to use FM to manage the accounts but only to count the wash cycles and release the machines. We not not make transactions.
Great additional info: I think this project is doable IF we can find a multi-unit laundry controller that is NOT tied to a card payment system. Given the other breadcrumbs, that is the last major piece of information eluding us.
coherent kris - Thank you for your help !!!
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