Intelligent Vending Machine
Brainy helps you to reduce the total costs of ownership by a faster solution development and implementation.
To improve and reinforce the services of traditional vending machines, AAEON has provided an intelligent solution to facilitate their functions. The smart solution, called Brainy, offers exceptional shopping experiences to the customers all over the world and has completely changed our typical view towards vending machines of the past.
Along with the coming of the Internet of Things (IoT) age and its increasing prevalence in our daily lives, Brainy supports Intel® RealSense™ technology through AAEON’s “UP” board, a credit-card-size single board computer. The union of UP Board and Brainy results in an AAEON solution, which can easily be combined with additional features such as digital advertising, marketing or consumer gesture recognition, if necessary. In addition, being certified by Microsoft Azure, Brainy can also provide several additional services, such as central pricing management and real-time sales data analytics.
The cloud-based technology, the internet connection and flexible expansion of board connectivity enables the intelligent vending machines to embrace the following dynamic features:
Mobile & Efficient Management
1. SMART Stocking Control
Operators can access a mobile dashboard application 24/7 to retrieve real-time transactions and data analysis of sales performance, which leads the operators to data and management of inventory stock levels to optimize the restocking route and effectively maximise the revenue opportunities.
2. SMART Hardware Maintenance
Instant visibility through remote monitoring capability can proactively notify of any potential technical issues that need to be addressed prior to machine failure.
3. SMART Target Marketing
Integrated with a RealSense™ camera in the intelligent vending machine, real-time consumer behavior/demographic reports allow the operators to gather product campaign feedback instantaneously. For instance, product preference by which group of people in terms of their age, gender and location, allowing more time to take business strategies to the next level.
Interactive & Exceptional Customer Service
1. SMART Interaction
In the vending industry, touch screen and hand gesture recognition are two attractive features to end users, as it provides them with a more engaging purchase experience, hence increase potential revenue.
2. SMART Payment Option
The intelligent machine brings great convenience to consumers, as it allows for a variety of payment methods, such as debit or credit cards, mobile wallet, QR code or internet payment, by which the customers can indirectly win product promotions and operators can add more products with a higher value into the machines.
Intelligent vending machines, also referred to as smart or digital vending machines, reduce management costs and create more business opportunities for manufacturers, operators and even wholesale distributers.
The development of Brainy is expected to help manufacturers and operators reduce service costs while adding value. Meanwhile, the customers are provided with an improved vending transaction experience. For more information, please visit http://www.intelligentvending.eu
Basic Vending Computing Solution:
AAEON offer the UP Board to enable computing and expansion capabilities as the entry-level to vending compute solutions.
Complete Vending Computing Solution:
The VMC Kit offers full vending functionality with new Intelligent Vending features. VMC enables precision dispensing detection with a motor control system enabling management of several types of machines dispensing products through spirals.
Developing Vending Computing Solution:
Using the Intelligent Vending Development Kit, it’s easy to create a real-time, interactive vending experience that includes facial recognition software and a Full HD resolution touchscreen that customers can use to make their purchases. As an option, a Microsoft Azure and Power BI service can be added to collect transaction logs and use them to produce consumer behavior reports and charts for back-end analysis.
Brainy oﬀers optimized machine management with 24/7 global monitoring through advanced telemetry solutions. A next generation predictive maintenance concept available now. Live inventory tracking, active machine sensors and video surveillance will allow the operators to minimize the cost of maintenance and monitor the status of all your installed vending machines. Cellular and WiFi connectivities allow you to communicate with your machines, anytime and everywhere.
Brainy can provide to customers a unique user experience by supplying product information. Utilize up to two displays with touchscreen to oﬀer products nutritional facts, pricing and promotions. Maximize your eﬃciency and ROI with proximity marketing, smart inventory management and dynamic pricing and oﬀering. Each customer will be treated uniquely thanks to customer metrics, demography services and state of the art technologies such as Intel RealSense for gender detection by face recognition. New source of revenue can come from renting advertisement spaces on the vending machine screen where every impression is accountable and in any moment is possible to record the interaction of customers.
Brainy provides a great ﬂexibility for all new forms of payment collection, whether it’s coin/bill counting checking and counting, classic payments, cashless payments and upcoming payment methods. Lower your cost of operation by allowing lower cost payment devices, as well as classic ones working on MDB bus. Detect the sales transactions cross them with product recognition through Intel RealSense’s HD camera. It is also your ﬁscal box solution, that can help to comply with new incoming ﬁscal regulations .