1166 Federal Credit Union Deploys First U.S. Install of CIMA CashUp Software with AST7000-NT5 Teller Cash Recycler

Successful sale and installation completed by Shields Business Solutions in partnership with Vita Lansworth, U.S. Distributor for CIMA Teller Cash Recyclers

August 31, 2020 – Vita Lansworth is pleased to announce the sale and installation, and first U.S. deployment of the CIMA CashUp software at 1166 Federal Credit Union (1166 FCU) of Swedesboro, NJ.

This program application was designed to provide transactional interaction in a stand-alone environment for CIMA Teller Cash Recyclers. 1166 FCU purchased the fit-for-purpose, AST7000-NT5 for greater teller efficiencies and branch security in their newly designed Café Main Office Branch, but received more benefit than anticipated with the onset of COVID-19.

1166 FCU tends to consider themselves a bit “old school.” Just as the COVID pandemic started to gain momentum in March 2020, they realized their credit union had made a wise decision. They purchased and installed a CIMA AST7000-NT5 TCR.

“We simply love our CIMA TCR, I wish we would’ve had it 20 years ago,” said Annemarie Shinn, CEO for 1166 FCU.  “Just as COVID hit, our TCR was installed and ready for operation.  It has helped to keep our staff from handling cash, keeping transactions very clean. Our members love it.  Our staff loves it.  It truly has been a godsend.”

1166 FCU made the decision to deploy CIMA’s CashUp software solution to run their AST7000-NT5. This cost-effective software was designed to run all the necessary transactions for day-to-day, including daily balancing, in a stand-alone environment performed on a PC.  According to Shinn, “The software is very easy to work.  Being the first install in the U.S., we received fabulous support to adapt to our teller platform from Vita Lansworth’s Service and Support Engineer, Marcus Bauer, as well as the team from CIMA Italy.  We’ve had no jams, and no hardware errors. We literally have not had to open the lid.”

Shinn also stated, “I did a lot of research trying to find the right Teller Cash Recycler.  As a member of the CrossStates Credit Union Association, I talked to a lot of credit unions.  It seemed several institutions told me they are using outdated machines and simply were not able to find affordable replacements. While some had them, I learned many organizations were still looking for them.  John McKinley of Shields Business Solutions, a Vita Lansworth partner, directed me to the CIMA TCR, and this unit has made our operation a whole lot better.”


About CashUp

New to the U.S. market, CIMA’s CashUp software will support any CIMA TCR configuration, including the new AST9000.  This software application was designed to provide transaction interaction in a stand-alone environment and can be easily adapted to individual teller platforms.

The software features:

  • Cash operations –Deposit, withdrawal, exchange, empty rolls, counting notes, move to bag, bag collection
  • Accounting management – Shared cash, Separated cash
  • Security – Delayed operations, alarm integration based on events, operating time bands
  • User management – Role base access control
  • Problem resolution – Display problem area, suggested resolution


About Vita Lansworth

Vita Lansworth, an entity of Lansworth Enterprise Solutions, is the U.S. Distributor for CIMA Teller Cash Recyclers for the banking and financial market, as well as Distributor and Reseller for CPI’s CLS Coin Recycler, Single & Dual Dispense Coin Dispenser, and Entrust Datacard’s Financial Instant Issuance solution. We offer physical and digital financial solutions to the community bank market through a unique channel of Business Partners, as well as direct sales. Our business philosophy is to provide the highest level of service and response in the reseller channel space. For more information on CIMA Teller Cash Recyclers or CashUp software, please contact [email protected].


About 1166 Federal Credit Union

Based in Swedesboro, NJ, 1166 Federal Credit Union is a paragon for financial services.  Open since 1936, the credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative providing financial banking services to multiple member groups, primarily serving New Jersey petroleum refining employees and family members. Learn more at www.1166fcu.org.


About Shields Business Solutions

Based in Moorestown, NJ, Shields Business Solutions is a full-service ATM vendor, equipped to meet all your cash-in-transit needs.  Built upon the foundation of technical services with the addition of a suite of armored car security services, Shields Business Solutions is your single source solution for the sales and service of financial equipment to meet the needs of today’s financial institutions. Learn more at www.shieldsbusinesssolutions.com.


About CIMA

CIMA is a global manufacturer of cash handling solutions that help businesses significantly reduce the cost of managing cash. We supply a broad range of smart safes, back office/front of store recycling systems and software for Banking/Financial, Retail, Hospitality, and Gaming. At CIMA, we believe that ANY size business can reap the benefits of cash automation.




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