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In the first article of the series, I covered a bit of history of vending and some major problems that can be solved with vending telemetry. However, telemetry brings nothing new, it is plain old stuff, only in real time. In this article, I will take things a bit further, before going into technicalities in the following ones.
It is twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than by a shark. If you live in US.
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.
Few days ago I left Televend, which gave me an opportunity to catch up on some old topics. Creating a CWR Toolset has been on the top of the list, as I have a feeling that the industry is changing and moving away from a practically single software solution that was dominating the market for years.