WashCard Evolution

Wash Card Systems

History tells the FUTURE!
 

1990
  • Developed the FIRST ever card based payment system to be used at a car wash.
 

1992

  • Introduced WashCard to market at Spring ICA Show
  • First systems sold in Canada
  • Began providing "Customized Logo Decals" for Wash Cards
 

1993

  • First systems sold in Australia
  • Introduced Count Up feature for fleet (Business Account) customers
 

1994

  • First to provide “Remote Computer Access” to car wash locations using dial up modems
  • Hamilton MFG. began pre-drilling mounting holes in ACW for WashCard Readers
 

1995

  • Installed system on washers and dryers at an apartment laundry – proved too costly
 

 

Wash Depot - Fleet Wash

1996

  • Developed First Accounting Software CardTrax for invoicing fleet customers
 

 

1997

  • Installed system on tanning beds in tanning salon for prepaid use
 

CardPro

1998

  • Developed CardPro, the second generation invoicing software
  • Developed Marketing CD

 

​1999

  • Introduced the first Kiosk based credit card system for car washes

     
2001

  • Dropped the Kiosk based credit card system for car washes due to lack of interest
  • Developed first Card Dispensing Machine (CDR) for purchasing Pre-Paid Washcards
  • Unitec introduced Wash Select II interface board for WashCard
  • Develop first RFID for Truck Wash & Auto Dealership
 

2002

  • Introduced 2nd Generation CDR (Rear Load)
  • Installed first Airplane Wash
 

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2003

  • Introduced first “Internet based” card system - Provided low cost upgrade path for all existing systems
  • Introduced Internet based Multi-site connectivity
  • Introduced 3nd Gen CDR - First card dispensing machine to accept credit card payments
     
 

2004

  • Produced and hosted first Car Wash specific Web sites
  • Introduced 3ed Gen Care Dispensing & Recharging Machine - the first to accept credit card payments
 

 

2005

  • Began providing custom graphics for all equipment
  • Introduced new individual terminal controller based system
  • Earned the Leadership in Innovation Award from ICA
     
 

​2006

  • Introduced Quickbooks accounting interface (USA only) - the third generation invoicing software
 

 

2007

  • Introduced 2nd generation terminal controller
  • Introduced Virtual Store Front (VSF) - First e-commerce portal for car washes
  • Introduced First Card based Unlimited Wash Program
  • Developed automated monthly billing software for Unlimited Wash Program
 

2008

  • Began monitoring on site Car Wash WashCard SMCs using LogMeIn
  • Developed first Wireless payment terminal for use on laundry machines
  • Developed Remote Activation program
 

2009

  • Introduced WashPass RFID Wash Program
  • Developed Business Management Controller Based Sales & Reporting Tools for WashPass
  • WashCard Laundry Customer voted Most Progressive Laundry by Coin Laundry Association
 

 

​​2010

  • Introduced Quickbooks Bridge interface (USA) - the 4th generation of invoicing software
 

 

2011

  • Passed PCI-DSS Validation Certification - Only validated system in laundry market
  • Remote mote monitoring of car wash internet connections and system health
 

 

Wireless/Hardwired Hybrid Kiosk

2012

  • Introduced the first Wireless/Hardwired Hybrid Kiosk based credit card system for coin laundry
  • Complete server upgrade for PCI to Amazon Services
  • 2nd Generation Business Management Controller
 

 

2013

  • Updated & passed PCI-DSS Validation Certification
  • Developed low cost All In One Reader 
 

 

2014

  • Developed Wireless aiONE
  • Developed first Smart Phone based Remote Activation for Wash Operators
 

 

2015

  • Introduced Baystation System to replace outdated meter boxes
  • Protruding Bezel Readers for Auto
     
 

Pay by Phone

2016

  • Updated & passed PCI-DSS Validation Certification – valid to 28th October 2019
  • Introduced Customer Account Portal to support Mobile Payments
  • Introduced the Pay By Phone for credit card acceptance
 

 

2017