The smart Vending machine

In his current column for Vending Management magazine Dr. Christoph Budelmann talks about the possibilities of smart cross-linking vending machines. Best known from concepts such as “Smart Home” or “Smart Factory”, the term “smart” represents a device (e. g. a washing machine) communicating with a mobile device (e. g. smart phone). Transferred to vending this means that a vending machine can be controlled by smart phone and give feedback at the same time to inform its operator about if and how its functions are running.

If there is already a stable connection between vending machine and operator a connection between customer and vending machine is close at hand. Maybe you already have an idea for your ideal, cross-linked vending machine?


The entire article was published in Vending Management 01/2017