UP in Intelligent Vending
In line with the trend of Internet of Things, even vending machines are evolving to smart vending. The concept of smart vending is that the vending machine should connect to the cloud and remotely suppliers are able to monitor parameters from the vending machine, such as sales, stock level, temperature and others. With this information, suppliers will be able to monitor machine status and plan their stock replenishment and machine maintenance and improvement upgrade schedules.
The introduction of the UP board gives vending machine manufacturers the access to a powerful CPU and GPU at a reasonable price and the chance to leverage the Intel® Reference Design for Intelligent Vending for rapid prototypes and mass production. Enabling the Intelligent Vending has never been so easy!
The UP team received an invitation from the Microsoft IoT team to demonstrate how the UP board can be used in vending machines and connected with the Microsoft cloud Azure, to serve the smart vending segment.
Today, we are going to show you the first part, the UP board work with Intel Sunset Pass board (SSP) to replace the function of ARM-based computers which was used for payment detection and motor control.
Reference of Intel Smart Vending & Azure Cloud:
Intel Smart vending
Microsoft Azure Cloud