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USA Technologies Launches Conversion Program for Existing Vending Machines


MALVERN, PA.—USA Technologies has introduced the EnergyMiser Conversion Program to help vending machine owners and operators nationwide convert their installed vending machines to meet Energy Star requirements.

The EnergyMiser Conversion Program is a comprehensive turnkey package of services and technology provided by USA Technologies for bottlers to capitalize on the new Energy Star Refurbishment Program.

The announcement comes days after the Environmental Protection Agency announced the Rebuilt Beverage Vending Machine Program under which older and existing machines will be able to qualify for Energy Star eligibility and carry the Energy Star label.

“The EPA’s Rebuilt Beverage Vending Machine Program is an important new initiative that will have a significant effect on the $40 billion vending industry,” says Stephen P. Herbert, president and c.o.o., USA Technologies.

There are four million refrigerated vending machines in the United States alone, and of that installed base, approximately 200,000 are refurbished and remanufactured each year.

“Our VM2IQ VendingMiser can help bring these 200,000 machines up to Energy Star compliance,” Herbert says. “That’s a significant incentive for the vending industry that we believe will help drive sales of the VM2IQ and help us achieve our sales objectives for fiscal year 2007 and for years to come.”

The VM2IQ can be installed quickly and easily inside refrigerated vending machines. USA Technologies’ VendingMiser technology can reduce energy consumption by up to 45 percent.

Only those machine-component combinations that have been approved for Energy Star qualification and listed on the Energy Star Qualified Product List can bear the Energy Star label.

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