1990

Dan Yarusso was the FIRST to develop a card based payment system to be used at a car wash. When his business was faced with a challenge due to road construction in front of his wash, Dan set out to create a solution. That solution was WashCard.

First WashCard

1992

After keeping his card based system under wraps for two years, Dan finally introduced WashCard to the market at Spring ICA Show.

  • First systems sold in Canada
  • Began providing "Customized Logo Decals" for Wash Cards
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1993

  • First systems sold in Australia
  • Introduced Count Up feature for fleet 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 – too costly
Hamilton ACW with WashCard Integration for credit card and loyalty

1996

  • Developed First Accounting Software CardTrax for invoicing business customers

1997

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

1998

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

1999

  • Developed first Barcode Card system. Provided upgrade path for all previous systems
  • Provided design services for custom printed WashCards
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2000

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

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
  • Developed first RFID for Truck Wash & Auto Dealerships

2002

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

2003

  • Introduced first Cloud Based Card System - Provided low cost upgrade path for all existing systems
  • Introduced Internet based Multi-site connectivity
  • Developed "Home Office" accounting software, 3rd Generation

2004

  • Produced and hosted first Car Wash specific Web sites
  • Introduced 3nd Gen CDR - First card dispensing machine to accept credit card payments
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2005

  • Began providing custom graphics for all equipment
  • Introduced new individual terminal controller based system

Dan's consistent innovation of products earned him the Leadership in Innovation Award from the ICA.

Dan Yarusso Leadership Award

2006

  • Introduced Quickbooks accounting interface - the 4th generation invoicing software
QuickBooks

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
Store Front E-Commerce

2008

  • Began monitoring SMCs using LogMeIn
  • Developed first Wireless payment terminal for use on laundry machines
  • Developed Remote Activation program for operators

2009

  • Introduced WashPass RFID Wash Program
  • Developed BMC Based Sales and Reporting Tools for WashPass
  • WashCard Laundry Customer voted Most Progressive Laundry by Coin Laundry Association

2010

  • Introduced Quickbooks Bridge interface - the 5th generation of invoicing software.

2011

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

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 BMC

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2013

  • Developed low cost All In One Reader
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2014

  • Developed Wireless aiONE
  • Developed first Smart Phone based Remote Activation for Wash Operators
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2015

  • Introduced Baystation System to replace outdated meter boxes
  • Protruding Bezel Readers for Auto
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2016

  • Introduced Customer Account Portal to support Mobile Payments
  • Introduced 2nd Generation Pay By Phone for Consumers
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