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In some big cities, such as Tokyo, Japan, any commercial property rental fee is high, prompting vending machines to become popular. These special machines, like tiny little shops, can serve drinks to produce fresh food, from tangible goods to intangible goods, and perhaps even many unimaginable applications in the future. A Japanese vending machine maker wants to find a PC based controller that fits the ultra-compact design of the machine, with an open architecture and a rich I/O interface.
Advantech recommended ARK- 1360 embedded industrial computer to meet the needs of the business, the product has the ultra compact size, no fan of low power consumption design, rich features such as I/O function, and support the image display function, can be animated ads broadcast in the sale of goods. The product also supports wireless communication and allows payment through credit cards, electronic cash cards or mobile payments. The system requires ultra-compact size,ultra low power consumption,1 Xmini PCIe expansion slot, rich I/O interface can be used for wireless applications, including 1 xcom xgbe, 2 and 4 xUSB system advantages ARK-1360 equipped with Intel Atom™processor, with super performance, low power consumption as the embedded control the vending machine. ARK-1360 equivalent to the power consumption based on Celeron ® microprocessor controller of 20-30%. ARK-1360 through the COM port connected to the output of the machine system, management of goods sent, calculate and record sales, etc., and through the wireless communication to transfer inventory information in a timely manner all operating points of control server, facilitate supplier management accounting and arrange replenishment. ARK - 1360 with a mini - PCIe slots, used for WLAN or HSDPA (optional) wireless communication, and used to link the USB interface of IC card reader, it realizes the credit cards and electronic cash card or mobile phone account payment.The ARK-1360 supports image and audio features, which can display ads on a digital kanban or tablet screen to meet the multimedia capabilities of customers. At the same time, the product also supports the call system, realizing the friendly communication between the machine and the customer. The ARK-1360 makes all of these applications possible, with high utilization, low power consumption and easy maintenance. The fan embedded controller has only the size of a paperback, with a height of only 44mm, saving the space of the vending machine and freeing up more space to store the goods.
The automatic vending machine industry provides customers with the convenience and fun of shopping, and also a fast investment equipment with obvious return advantages and convenient maintenance.ARK-1360 not only plays a role in the output mechanism, but also displays advertising in front of the vending machine that promotes product sales. Its wireless communication function also enables the seller to master the sales dynamics in real time and timely carry out the supply of goods, thus bringing more business opportunities.