Product manufacturers provide the advertising for the digital screens.
Ace Vending, a Tempe, Arizona-based independent vending operation that has established a reputation for pioneering technology, has been among the first operations to deploy digital advertising screens.
This initiative follows the company's pioneering use of cashless readers, DEX handhelds, pre-kitting, automated warehouse management and micro markets.
The company has deployed the digital screens on its Crane "Media" machines for
Matt Pierce says the digital advertising has generated some incremental revenue.
the two years the program has been available, said Matt Pierce, Ace Vending's vending operations manager. The company is now extending the digital advertising to machines retrofitted with the recently released Crane Navigator Touch screens.
Ace Vending has about 200 Crane "Media" machines that have the touchscreens built in, including snack machines and glassfront beverage machines. This represents about 10 percent of all the company's machines.
365 Retail Markets introduced its new Connected Campus which connects micro market, OCS, vending and dining products with one Global Market Account (GMA) to create a fully integrated consumer experience in the workplace.
GMA allows customers to check out at any 365 micro market, nanomarket, vending or dining solution, all while only having to manage one account.
A card reader and telemetry system now integrates with the Bunn Sure Tamp.
The Bunn Espresso Sure Tamp Superautomatic machine is now available with a cashless self-serve option from USA Technologies. The two-piece card reader and telemetry system supports both traditional magnetic stripe credit and debit cards and the newer NFC technology found in contactless cards and mobile wallets.
The hardware integrates with the Bunn Sure Immersion System, which is engineered to accommodate two milk types, and uses a high intensity milk frothing system to create either cold or hot froth.
The Sure Tamp also offers a patent pending process for milk delivery: in the milk texturing fusion, a knife blade of steam is injected into the chamber which heats the milk, resulting in a milk that is rich and creamy.
The portal gives operators an overview of network health and the ability to drill into specific performance metrics.
Crane Merchandising Systems has introduced an enhanced alert management feature within its cashless portal that gives customers greater insight into machine and device health.
Alerts provide cashless operators with near real-time information concerning the activity of their machines, delivering notifications of performance and sales issues. The portal alerts incorporate machine performance metrics that enable operators to focus on the most important issues in high utilization machines.
The portal features an alert dashboard that gives operators a quick overview of network health and the ability to drill into specific performance areas such as sales, device communication, DEX, payment systems, hardware and coffee.