Red Couch – Eu’Vend 2017

The Red Sofa is a stage for events and central information and communication platform and attracts visitors with various practical demonstrations, presentations and panel discussions concerning market-relevant issues.

The smart Vending machine

In his current column for the Vending Management magazine Dr. Christoph Budelmann talks about the possibilities of the smart cross-linking of vending machines. Best known because of 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 a smart phone and give feedback in order to inform its operator about the functioning of its features.

Specialist presentation at Embedded World Conference

Within the scope of the Embedded World Conference, Managing Director Christoph Budelmann talks about “Bringing IoT into Harsh Environments: Security and Reliability with Optical power and Data Transmission for Ultra-Low Power Sensor Nodes”. His presentation on March 14 provides information on the development of low-cost sensor nodes which are powered by optical fibers and exchange data. The new approach is based on low energy circuits as well as energy harvesting principles.

Network Meeting: “Learning German quickly”

In the beginning of December 2016, Jeannine Budelmann was invited by the network “Companies integrate refugees” – which operates nationwide – to participate in an expert panel. During the first network meeting in Berlin the managing director of Budelmann Elektronik GmbH talked about “Vocational-oriented language learning”. According to Budelmann, learning the language is crucial to manage work and daily life and is not always easy in the beginning. In her own firm she introduced a proven concept for refugees combining two days of language school with three days in the company.

A different kind of cash disposal

Increasing fees for withdrawing cash from ATMs is an ongoing issue. More and more banks also are reducing their opening hours making it even more inconvenient for customers to get cash. Christoph Budelmann proposes a countermovement in his latest column for the Vending Management: Equipping new vending machines with cash withdrawal functionality. Suggesting this, he picks up on the basic idea of his previous column: One has too much cash and needs to pay for its disposal; the other one doesn’t have it but needs it.