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Vending Machine Secure Real-time Data Using Everyware Cloud

As vending machine technology has evolved, it has become more challenging, less reliable and costly to connect phone lines to vending machines and collect data via a modem. Manual equipment maintenance is very costly, slow and labor intensive.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Eurotech
    Eurotech is a global company focusing on embedded computers and Pervasive Computing, which combines three key factors: the miniaturisation of computers capable of processing information; their spread in the real world - in buildings and machinery, on board vehicles, on persons and in the environment; and their ability to network and communicate. Year founded: 1992 Revenue: $69 million (2014) BIT: ETH
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • Vending machine manufacturing companies.
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • Undisclosed
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    Other frequency
    Wi-Fi
  • SOLUTION
  • Eurotech solutions integrate the latest in vending technology including touchscreen display, cashless payment options, and vending industry standard protocols to simplify development for OEMs. Eurotech products such as the ReliaGATE 20-11 multi-service gateway can enable M2M communications in different environments whether connected through a LAN, over WiFi or over a cellular network.

    Software Components
    - Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF)
    - Everyware Cloud
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Product Improvement - User Acceptance]
    Touchscreens feature allows manufacturers and operators to offer advertising, caloric information, updated inventory and a more attractive user experience.
    Impact #2
    [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of vending machine inventory and functionality.
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