Just a few weeks ago, the state of Pennsylvania issued a bid covering all of the postal facilities in that state which requires independently monitored wireless systems in all locations. With budgets tightening in almost every state, similar programs could expand around the country.
In addition, operators need to think beyond winning bids to harness the opportunities wireless data can provide in reducing operational costs and increasing route efficiencies. Combine the two, and you have an explosive combination for better profit margins.
Many operators are cynical about bidding on government business based on past experience. Dishonest government officials and dishonest vending operators exist and have undermined what would otherwise be an outstanding business opportunities for vending operators.