Internet of Things has brought first major changes in two thousand years of of vending. I had an opportunity to be be a part of the team working on one of the top European telemetry solutions in the time of emerging of Internet of Things. Such a challenging year!
This is a first in a short series of posts on the subject from a perspective of a consultant and a software architect. In the first one I will discuss a history of vending and a list of problems that telemetry can solve, with just a brief overview of solutions. In the second, it will be more about remote management of vending machines. And in later posts I may discuss some solutions in more depth.