The Street.com, an online investment news source, recently reported on vending machines of the future, summarizing some of the more advanced concepts introduced, such as biometric readers for cashless purchases, mobile payments, video touchscreens and the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: This is a comprehensive report on vending technology. It covers how technology such as fingerprint scanning, smart phones and the Coke Freestyle machine, which it notes utilizes a touchscreen. While the report examines non-traditional uses of vending such as machines that dispense prescriptions, consumer electronics, gold and apparel, it nonetheless gives a good overview of where full line vending is headed. 11-15-11 By Elliot Maras