Together, N&W and Intel demonstrated how vending transactions will be completed in the future.
Intel Developer Forum: N&W on stage
Since inaugural Intel Developer Forum (IDF) held in 1997, the twice-yearly gathering of technologists, to evaluate new Intel products and new applications of Intel technology, has increasingly attracted the attention of the general public.
IDF 2015, held in August in San Francisco, was no exception, as it witnessed the unveiling of ‘a new kind of vending machine’. Created by N&W, the machines incorporated a host of Intel technologies; including Real Sense, Audience Analytics, Predictive Maintenance and IT Antivirus security. The coffee machine under the IDF spotlight was equipped with an HD widescreen, whilst the snack machine boasted a transparent door and both were a focus of the event’s key-note session, presented by INTEL CEO Brian Krzanich.
N&W and Intel cooperate to set the future
Together, N&W and Intel demonstrated how vending transactions will be completed in the future. Thanks to the machine’s ability to track hand movements in front of the control panel, the consumer will no longer be required to touch the machine in order to make a purchase.
Audience Analytics device, deployed inside the machine, will enable vending machines to determine certain demographics about the user, such as gender and age group, as soon as they step up. This development means that the machines of the future will be equipped to anticipate user requirements and make relevant purchasing suggestions, at the same time as they harvest consumer information – which will prove invaluable to tomorrow’s vending operators.
We were proud to have partnered Intel in this project. Our association consolidates N&W’s position as world-wide leaders in the field of vending technology and innovation.
Every day, the future of vending gets closer and closer.