Crane vending bought MEI/Mars a few years ago, renamed MEI/Mars to CPI and they are revamping the product line. The CPI Gryphon coinchanger is replacing the 7000 Cashflow coinchanger that has been around for a long time.
CPI is also discontinuing the AE series validators and replacing them with the Talos. This transition was supposed to have happened months ago but with the electronics parts shortage do to the pandemic it’s taken longer than excepted. Some MDB Talos validators are available for vending machines, supplies are limited. The 110 and 24 volt Talos pulse validators have not been released yet. The Talos validators have a few pluses, there’s no lower LED that can get corroded in a car wash environment, there are no switches on the side, all configuration will be done with training coupons and the acceptance rate is supposed to be faster. I’m on the list to get a couple for field trails.