AirVend, an innovative technology firm focused on the vending industry, has today unveiled AV 7, a streamlined touchscreen solution for vending operators that can accept cashless payment and enable compliance with pending calorie disclosure regulations.
According to the company, AirVend, Inc.’s mission is to enhance the lagging role of technology within the vending industry by improving ROI through low-cost hardware, increased sales, and cutting-edge innovations. Chad Francis, founder of AirVend, Inc., said, in a prepared statement, “Members of my family have been in the vending industry for 20 plus years. As a software engineer and technologist, it always pained me to see such a lack of technology in the industry. My team and I are very pleased to be in a position to make a real difference.”
The AV 7 device provides cashless payment options with credit card acceptance and NFC technology to ensure operators are no longer leaving sales on the table. The device is also wirelessly connected to AV Live, a cloud-based system providing real-time sales data, machine alerts, inventory tracking, and more.
With simple over-the-air software updates, the AV 7 platform becomes an extremely dynamic interface on a very static machine. This means all the latest innovations from AirVend such as advertising, loyalty programs, promotions, and new cashless payment methods can flow to the machines as they become available.
David Loveland, co-founder and CMO of AirVend, said, “For those of us passionate about solving business problems with technology, the last few years have been very exciting. The release of Android, a free operating system, as well as consumerization of tablets and smartphones has commoditized small, powerful computing devices and components. Now, making mobile hardware solutions for business use is much more affordable than ever before.”