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Table of Contents

 1     Weavefuture Coin Op Internet Caf Kiosk System Composition.. PAGEREF _Toc140404576 \h 3

2     Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5. PAGEREF _Toc140404577 \h 3

2.1      Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 Features. PAGEREF _Toc140404578 \h 3

2.2      Specifications. PAGEREF _Toc140404579 \h 3

2.3      Output Connect to PC through RS232 Cable. PAGEREF _Toc140404580 \h 4

2.4      Programming Procedure. PAGEREF _Toc140404581 \h 4

2.4.1       Erase the previous all coin group values setting. PAGEREF _Toc140404582 \h 4

2.4.2       Erase the previous one coin group values setting. PAGEREF _Toc140404583 \h 4

2.4.3       Erase the previous coin value factor setting. PAGEREF _Toc140404584 \h 5

2.4.4       Set coin group values. PAGEREF _Toc140404585 \h 5

2.5      Example a : Setup for  Canadian Nickel(0.05), Dime (0.10),  Quarter(0.25), Loony($1.00),  Toony ($2.00) PAGEREF _Toc140404586 \h 5

3     Weavefuture Coin Op Internet Caf Kiosk Timer and Coin Acceptor AK5 Driver Installation   PAGEREF _Toc140404587 \h 6

3.1      Installation Procedure. PAGEREF _Toc140404588 \h 6

3.1.1       Check your PC Com port availability. PAGEREF _Toc140404589 \h 6

3.1.2       Install the software. PAGEREF _Toc140404590 \h 6

3.1.3       Configure the Weavefuture Coin Acceptor Driver and Usage of PC.. PAGEREF _Toc140404591 \h 10

3.1.4       Reboot the PC.. PAGEREF _Toc140404592 \h 14

3.1.5       Test Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 and software. PAGEREF _Toc140404593 \h 15

4     Weavefuture Internet Kiosk Browser, this is optional software. PAGEREF _Toc140404594 \h 17

4.1      Installation Procedure. PAGEREF _Toc140404595 \h 18

4.2      License Procedure. PAGEREF _Toc140404596 \h 20

 


1      Weavefuture Coin Op Internet Caf Kiosk System Composition

 Weavefuture Coin Op Internet Caf Kiosk System is built for Internet Cafe and Internet Kiosk. It has patent pending solution. The Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 System include:

l         Include Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5

l         include Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 Service Driver working with Windows 2000/XP

l         include Weavefuture Internet Caf Kiosk Timer 1.0 tested on Windows 2000/XP

l         include Free Weavefuture Internet Kiosk Browser 1.0 tested on Windows 2000/XP

l         include RS232 Cable

l         include 110V AC adaptor

l         .

l         Just connect it to PC and install the software as administrator, run it as limited user,  your PC turned into self-service Internet Cafe Machine.

2      Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5

Weavefuture Coin Acceptor is made for PC kiosk, it could not work by itself, and it has to work with Weavefuture Software kits include in this documents

2.1           Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 Features

 

Armed with the powerful electronic microcontroller, (like a small computer system) the AK5 can automatically identify the coin by material, thickness and diameter.

 

l         Multiple coins

It designed to set 5 different output value groups at the same time; every output value set can program 10 types coins.

Different output values mean number of output pulse.

 

l         Setup coins by training

Programming the type of coin by training, when AK5 is in programming mode it memorize the data of material, thickness and diameter of the coins. When AK5 is in working mode it will recognize the coins by a complicated calculation and process these memorize data.

l         Adjustable the recognized accuracy

There is a switch in the AK5 can adjust the accurate degree of recognizing sensitive.

l         Alarm guard system.

The AK5 has software guard system; this guard system has alarm, which   prevents opportunistic behaviors.

2.2           Specifications

l         Apply to coins diameter = 18m/m - 29m/m

l         Apply to coins thickness = 1.2m/m - 3.0m/m

l         Work voltage = DC12V 20%

l         Current in 50MA in power saving mode, wake up mode 500MA

l         Temperature =-20C~50C

 

l         Setting Switch set the AK5 to working mode (switch to start) or set the programming mode (switch to set)

l         Adjust Setting Switch, which for adjusting the coins value, can set the coin value, when the AK5 in programming mode (Setting Switch switch to set)

o        When the Sensitive Switch also switch to NOM, 00-99 means how many times of the output pulse signal will be sent when the programmed coin was deposited,. 01 means this group may output 1pulse.

l         Sensitive Switch when the AK5 in working mode, it is for accepting the coins sensitive degree, it detects the difference between real/fake coins when inserted. when AK5 in programming mode, it also help the setup the coin output value

l         To get the optimal effect, Please turn on power about 10 minutes before using or setting.

l         Connecting instructions of connector:

                                Red line ?D?DDC+12V

                                Black line ?D?DGND(Ground)

        

2.3           Output Connect to PC through RS232 Cable

Although the output is RS232 Cable, but it not follow the RS232 standard, It designed only used for Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 only, and it should not used for other usage, otherwise may cause damages

2.4           Programming Procedure

2.4.1        Erase the previous all coin group values setting

         Turn the Sensitive Switch to NOM position

         Turn the Setting Switch to SET position enter programming mode, LED display 00

         Press  and hold the  Adjust Setting Switch for 5 seconds or more until  hear a BI sound and LED will display C, then all the coin value setting is erased

         Turn the Setting Switch to START position exit programming mode

2.4.2        Erase the previous one coin group values setting

This is only for advance user.

         Turn the Sensitive Switch to NOM position

         Turn the Setting Switch to SET position enter programming mode, LED display 00

         Press the Adjust Setting  Switch to adjust the coin value in turn and let the LED display the value, which want to erase.

         Press  and hold the Adjust Setting  Switch for 5 seconds or more until hear a BI sound and LED will display C, then this coin group value setting is erased

         Turn the Setting Switch to the START position exit programming mode

2.4.3        Erase the previous coin value factor setting

         Turn the Sensitive Switch to MGN position

         Turn the Setting Switch to SET position enter programming mode, LED display P2

         Press and hold the Adjust Setting  Switch for 10 seconds until hear a BI sound and LED will display C, then coin value setting is erased

         Turn the Sensitive Switch to stir to the NOM position

         Turn the Setting Switch to stir to the START position to exit programming mode

2.4.4        Set coin group values

         Turn the Sensitive Switch to the NOM position

         Turn the Setting Switch to SET position enter programming mode, LED display 00

         Press the Adjust Setting Switch to adjust the coin value in turn and let the LED display the value, which needed, for example 01 or 02.  The value increase 1 upon 1 press. If passed the desirable value, just turn the Setting Switch to stir to START then turn back to SET again the LED will display 00, the value can be selected again. This number stands for Coin ID in PC

         Deposit the coins in turn, can program up to 10 coins .If less than 10 coins can add and store later.  For example can prepare 10 quarters as different condition as possible. Or can deposit 10 same or different tokens.

         Repeat above two steps to set other coin group values.

         Turn the Setting Switch to stir to the START position to exit programming mode

 

2.5           Example a : Setup for  Canadian Nickel(0.05), Dime (0.10),  Quarter(0.25), Loony($1.00),  Toony ($2.00)

 

1.        Clear all the settings. Following the 2.4.1 and 2.4.3 to erase previous settings.

2.        Prepare 10 Canadian Nickels, 10 Canadian Dimes, 10 Canadian Quarters, 10 Loonies, 10 Toonies.

3.        Turn the Sensitive Switch to NOM

4.        Turn the Setting Switch to SET going to Programming mode, the display will show 00

5.        press Adjust Setting Switch once, the display will show 01 which stands for Coin ID= 1 in PC, drop the 10 nickels in sequence, when drop the 10th nickels, the display will show F means the setting is done.( if press more time accidentally, for example the display show 01 or 02, then turn the Setting Switch to START, then turn Setting Switch  to SET again the display will show 00.)

6.        press Adjust Setting Switch once, the display will show 02 which stands for Coin ID= 2 in PC, drop the 10 Dimes in sequence, when drop the 10th Dime, the display will show F means the setting is done

7.        press Adjust Setting Switch once, the display will show 03 which stands for Coin ID=3 in PC, drop the 10 quarters in sequence, when drop the 10th quarter, the display will show F means the setting is done.

8.        Press Adjust Setting Switch 3 times until the display show 04 which stands for Coin ID= 4 in PC, drop the 10 Loonies in sequence, when drop the 10th Loonies, the display will show F means the setting is done.

9.        Press Adjust Setting Switch 4 times until the display show 05 which stands for Coin ID= 5 in PC, drop the 10 Toonies in sequence, when drop the 10th Toonies, the display will show F means the setting is done.

10.     Turn Setting Switch to START, then your AK5  is ready to use.

11.     When drop 1 nickels, it will send to PC as  Coin ID= 1; drop 1 Dime, it will send to PC as  Coin ID= 2; drop 1 quarter, it will send to PC as  Coin ID=3; drop 1 Loony it will send to PC as  Coin ID= 4; drop 1 Toony it will send to PC as  Coin ID= 5;

12.     Please reference the software Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 Configuration part for detail

 

3      Weavefuture Coin Op Internet Caf Kiosk Timer and Coin Acceptor AK5 Driver Installation

Weavefuture Internet Caf Kiosk Timer is software, it include Weavefuture Coin Acceptor Ak5. It is tested only on Window2000/XP and also need install Internet Explore 6.0 or above version.

3.1           Installation Procedure

3.1.1        Check your PC Com port availability

Most current PC have only one com port, usually is COM1

Press CTRL+ESCAPE for the Start Menu.
Press R for run.
Type COMMAND.
Press ENTER.
Type CD\ and press ENTER.

Type Mode com1

You will see message show on Status for Device COM1 or COM2, COM3.

That means you have available Com port to use.

In this case, as shown in  following picture is COM1 available, now you can connect the Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5s RS232 cable (this cable is specially made for AK5, do not use it for other device or use other RS232 cable for AK5, do so may cause damages) to the COM1 port of your PC.

 

 

3.1.2        Install the software.

 

l         Login Windows 2000/XP as a user of Administrator.

l         If you have not installed old version please skip this step.  Remove old version if you have install the old version before by select Start->All-Programs->Control Panel->add or Remove Programs -> remove. Please reboot after remove the old version

 

l         Download software from http://www.weavefuture.com where you will be informed the detail URL location after you purchase the Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 System.

 

Do not install the software until you have hardware Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 configured and attached the its RS232 Cable to the right com port of you PC (default COM1), otherwise it may cause you PC to locked and you have to reinstall Operation System.

 

l         Click downloaded software CoinOpInternetCafeKioskSoftware.msi.

 

l         Run CoinOpInternetCafeKioskSoftware.msi by double click it in the Windows Explore (not IE)

 

 

 

Please check next section for detail how to use this confituration.

It is better to wait for 30 seconds to close this configuration. If there is any problem you can always reinstall the software.

 

 

 

3.1.3        Configure the Weavefuture Coin Acceptor Driver and Usage of PC

 (please reboot the PC every time the configuration is changed)

 

The following Configuration Window show:

The Com port is default COM1.

Coin ID is 1,2,3,4,5 have to match with the hardware Coin Acceptor AK5s configuration, detail see 2.5 example of  Canadian Nickel(0.05), Dime (0.10),  Quarter(0.25), Loony($1.00),  Toony ($2.00)

 

 

 

This is default setting for Canadian Coin Sets. If you want to change check the check box Make Change and click Save Change after you done the change

The Com Port default is COM1; you may change it to match your PCs Com port, which attached the Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5.

 

For Example: The above picture show that I change the 5 cent CAD coin only can use computer for 0.5 minute (30 seconds).

!!! Important:!!! Program will start default to run Weavefuture Kiosk Timer Test, which will not lock the screen and special keys.

After finish test for coin acceptor successfully, then you can select RUN Weavefuture Kiosk Timer and save the change.

Minimum Minutes to start: user have to drop coins to accumulate the total minutes great that (6 minutes for current setting) in order to use the computer.

Change Color: if you do not like the background color or the font color you can change whatever you like. it.

Email Setup:  This function will setup SMTP Server, which will send the coin dropped log information to your email address. We have default SMTP Server configured for you to test for 10 days.  You have to use your own SMTP Server to routing email address. Please note that because of the SMPT Server is ours. We will also receive email for this log information. If you want us to setup a new SMTP account only for your own and continue use our SMTP Server. Please let us know. It is only US$2 per month.

 

 

  • Email: To (Red circle): You need put your email address which will receive email with log file attachment.
  • The blue circles items are the least information you need for SMTP server setup, please ask your Internet Service Provider for these information.
  • The other items are for advanced use who know SMTP server very much, please also ask your Internet Service Provider if they support these futures
  • You can choose how often to received the email with log file attachment (today and/or yesterdays log files if they are exist).  You can also disable this email feature by select disable in the Send Log ever.
  • The first time after installation, you will not see any log files in the email attachment is because you do not have any log files yet (You need to drop coins in order to create the log files).

 

About the log files: The log files log information of your coin dropped. The log file only created when first coin dropped every day. The information looks like following.

Coin ID

Minutes per coin

dropped date time

1

1

:2006/07/04 10:07:40

3

5

:2006/07/04 10:12:20

3

5

:2006/07/04 15:30:49

5

20

:2006/07/04 15:32:41

3

5

:2006/07/04 15:32:44

4

10

:2006/07/04 15:33:05

3

5

:2006/07/04 15:51:10

 

 

 

 

3.1.4        Reboot the PC

 

Now you finished the Installation. Reboot you PC and re Login as Administrator and you will see that a Weavefuture Kiosk Timer Test application is running.

 

The following topics are for advanced user, so you do not have to reboot the PC, but is not recommended.

 

How do you know your driver is installed or not?

Please check it in the Service Window.

Open Windows Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services

 

If you see CoinService and WeavefutureEmail under Services Window, it means the driver is installed successfully then right client it and select Start in a Pop Up menu, or

 

Your will see the Weavefuture AK5 Coin Acceptor Service Driver, CoinService and  WeavefutureEmail s Status is Started and a Weavefuture Timer Tester is running.

 

 

3.1.5        Test Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 and software

 

(The PC will be locked if you select to run Weavefuture Kiosk Timer instead of Weavefuture Kiosk Timer Test in the Weavefuture Coin Acceptor Configure 2.0 if the timer runs to 0)

 

When the minimum minutes to start is disabled:

Drop the coins set you have set up to test if the AK5 Coin Acceptor is working.

I drop a CAD Quarter, it give me 5 minutes to use PC

Drop a Quarter it will give me 5 Minutes, the timer will show again.

  (It show 4:48 because I could catch screenshot quickly)

 

Continue test other Coins to see if the AK5 response or if the value of usage is right.

 

When you have minimum start minutes set to 6.

 

When Timer run to zero, the following window will show:

 

When you drop a quarter which is 5 minutes but not reach 6 minutes which is minimum time to start following windows shows

 

When you drop another quarter then it is really start

 

 

Now after test the is successful you can go back to Weavefuture Coin Acceptor AK5 Config (see 3.1.3)

Change the configuration as run the Weavefuture Kiosk Timer

By select RUN Weavefuture Kiosk Timer

 

Reboot the PC and start the PC as other limited user, now you can only

 

If you change the configuration to Run Weavefuture Kiosk Timer, You could not access to your PC unless there is usage time left on you PC. You have to drop the coin in order to use your computer.

3.1.6        Alarm when the time countdown from 10 to 0 second.

 

User can turn on/off the alarm in the menu of the timer. By right click the Weavefuture Internet Caf Timer.

 

 

4      Weavefuture Internet Kiosk Browser, this is optional software.

Weavefuture is multiple tabs Internet Browser build especially for self-service Internet Kiosk.

This software is only tested on Windows 2000/XP and need Internet Explore 6.0 and up installed.

This software will disable special keys like Ctrl-Alt-Del, Alt Tab, etc. and clean up the desktop and task bar etc.

You can use this downloaded software only for evaluation propose, you have to send the Demo ID to our company and make payment in order to use it.

 

4.1           Installation Procedure

  • Login to Windows 2000/XP as a user of Administrator.
  • Download the demo software from http://www.weavefuture.com/download/WeavefutureKioskBrowser.msi
  • Unzip it to a temporary directory, and go to the temporary directory and double click the Setup.exe in the Windows Explore (not IE).
  • Following the procedure as show in the screenshot to install the software

You need to check the Everyone

 

 

4.2           License Procedure

Send the Demo ID to sales@weavefuture.com and make payment in our website. We will send you a license file by email and you put this license file into the directory where you installed the Weavefuture Internet Kiosk Browser.

 

 

The Demo version ID can be found on when you click the Exit Button at top-right corner of the browsers window. A message box looks like following picture will pop up.