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Tidel History

As we look to the future, Tidel remains committed to providing our customers with the latest technologies and innovations that help them streamline, protect, and automate their cash management environment.


Tidel began in 1978 as part of The Southland Corporation (now known as 7-Eleven, Inc.) by inventing a robbery deterrent product that has become familiar to retail store operators everywhere – the Timed Access Cash Controller (TACC). This product was the centerpiece of our manufacturing operation for many years and today there are thousands of TIDEL systems working in retail locations throughout the world.


In 2002, Tidel set a new industry standard by launching a groundbreaking evolution in cash management products – the Sentinel cash management system. The Sentinel smart safe provided a host of features designed to provide users with real-time cash accountability and security.


In 2008, Tidel introduced modular-based peripherals, providing retail organizations the flexibility needed to manage a diverse set of cash management needs. As our product portfolio evolved, Tidel has enabled and brought to market a suite of cash management systems that is the broadest and deepest in the industry.


In 2014, Tidel introduced three new smart safes, starting with the Series 4, a groundbreaking design with innovative features such as a split bottom vault, enhanced serviceability, and greater usability. This was quickly followed by the Series 4e, which introduced a broad set of connected peripherals leveraging this new smart safe technology. Shortly after the Series 4e debuted, Tidel introduced the Series 3, a single validator, single cassette smart safe targeting the specialty retail market.


In 2018, Tidel introduced the TR Series of cash recyclers, designed to automate the back office cash room processes of multiple verticals, including big box retail, grocery, amusement, and hotel/hospitality. Our TR Series of cash recyclers represents the broadest portfolio of cash recycling solutions in the market today.


Tidel continued to expand its TR Series of cash recyclers with the introduction of the TR400 note recycler.  The TR400 offers the optimal balance of capacity, performance, and system economics, making it a viable recycling solution for a broad spectrum of end user verticals and use cases.