There Is A Lot of History Here

The History of WashCard goes through a multitude of different products, software builds, compliance and validation details, marketing, and technology changes. This is a brief look at our past. We never stop dreaming here either, so the history of WashCard will only continue to grow. We hope you want to grow with us.

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

  • First systems sold in Canada
  • Began providing “Customized Logo Decals” for Wash Cards

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

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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
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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
WashPass RFID Monthly Billing

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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2018

  • Began development of the newest member to the WashCard family, UWash