Fastcorp Vending’s next series of DIVI vending machines will incorporate an Intelligent Vending Machine Controller (IVMC) from Vendekin Technologies. The DIVI vending machine uses robotic, vacuum and user interface technologies to deliver just about any frozen, refrigerated or consumer product.
Vendekin’s IVMC adds touchless smartphone access and the ability to select and pay for up to five products in one transaction to Fastcorp’s machine. According to Vendekin, IVMC capabilities reduce consumer physical contact with a vending machine by about 95 percent.
“Mobile, cashless and touchless are the needs of the hour,” said Aroon Khatter, founder and CEO of Vendekin. “Over the last few years there has been greater demand for just in time convenience driven by mobile technology. Post COVID this has accelerated along with the need to reduce touch points for a consumer. Consumers wish for a seamless cashless mobile experience at vending machines but do not want to download new apps onto their phones. Our team viewed this challenge as an opportunity for us to use our technology for the greater good,” he added.