365 Retail Markets
recently displayed a prototype of its PicoMarket hardware to control access to vending machines and coolers. The technology offers the opportunity to expand service to semi-public areas and to offer extended hours of operation. The interactive touchscreen display connects to ADM, offering consolidated reporting and promotions.
The system allows machines to be unlocked by a swipe, insert, tap or mobile app. Once the customer removes the product, they can scan the product and the cooler locks quickly since the technology is compatible with cooler locks. The lock can be used for various types of micro market coolers.
DEX and MDB compatible, the PicoMarket connects to cellular, Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks and accepts global market accounts as well as credit cards and near-field communication contactless cards.