Intelligent Vending Machine – Controller Design

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Intelligent Vending Machine – Controller Design

Executive Summary

The client, based out of Silicon Valley in California, is a leading chip manufacturer in the world. One of their divisions provides ASIC-based solutions to vending machine companies. The client approached eInfochips to assist in the development of next-generation intelligent vending machines supporting functions such as cashless transactions, predictive maintenance, and customer-centric loyalty programs.

eInfochips designed an embedded PC motherboard to control the vending machine-specific I/O modules along with communication software between motherboard and vending machine expansion I/O module. eInfochips also delivered a reference design that significantly reduced time-to-market while adding functional versatility at a reduced cost. This opened new market avenues for the client while expanding its business traction among end customers.

Project Highlights

  • Reference design of controller for faster time-to-market
  • Protocols for cashless, NFC & smartphone transactions
  • Predictive maintenance, ERP integration, and telemetry for cost control
  • Multi-product vending, dynamic price adjustment, coupons & loyalty programs

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Executive Summary

The client, based out of Silicon Valley in California, is a leading chip manufacturer in the world. One of their divisions provides ASIC-based solutions to vending machine companies. The client approached eInfochips to assist in the development of next-generation intelligent vending machines supporting functions such as cashless transactions, predictive maintenance, and customer-centric loyalty programs.

eInfochips designed an embedded PC motherboard to control the vending machine-specific I/O modules along with communication software between motherboard and vending machine expansion I/O module. eInfochips also delivered a reference design that significantly reduced time-to-market while adding functional versatility at a reduced cost. This opened new market avenues for the client while expanding its business traction among end customers.

Project Highlights

  • Reference design of controller for faster time-to-market
  • Protocols for cashless, NFC & smartphone transactions
  • Predictive maintenance, ERP integration, and telemetry for cost control
  • Multi-product vending, dynamic price adjustment, coupons & loyalty programs

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Executive Summary

The client is a market leader in doorbell solutions for smart homes with a well-known gadget featuring HD streaming videos, night vision cameras and motion detectors. Since the rich features obviously consume a lot of web bandwidth, it limits the number of door rings that can be supported by the average Wi-Fi broadband access router. The client wanted to overcome this challenge by designing a separate Wi-Fi access point for the doorbell gadget disengaged from the home Wi-Fi access system. This would have the added security advantage of keeping hackers and packet sniffers at bay.

eInfochips took the ownership of designing a Wi-Fi repeater which connects the home Wi-Fi access point as a client and simultaneously, acts as a distinct Wi-Fi access point for the video doorbells. With this separate network in place, the client was able to support a total of eight video doorbells on one Wi-Fi repeater without compromising on video streaming quality.

Project Highlights

  • Reference design of controller for faster time-to-market
  • Protocols for cashless, NFC & smartphone transactions
  • Predictive maintenance, ERP integration, and telemetry for cost control
  • Multi-product vending, dynamic price adjustment, coupons & loyalty programs

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