Looking for a cashless card payment reader for your new vending machine?
Check out this page, to guide you along in getting your machine connected to the latest digital payment system.
Selecting Your Vending Machine
There are many types of the vending machine to choose from. You do not need to be restricted or worry about not being able to connect with a cashless payment system. We are proficient in connecting up systems together.
One important point to take note is understanding the vending machine standard. As the vending machine is getting more and more popular, standards are established in the industry. Having a standard enables easier integration with vending machine related peripherals.
The two common communication standard between vending machine peripherals and electronic devices are MDB and VCCS. This standard takes care of how electronic devices talks to other devices within the vending machine.
MDB (Mutil-Drop Bus) is a common vending machine protocol used in the European countries. It is fairly common in Singapore too.
VCCS is a common vending machine protocol used in Japan. You might be able to see innovation Japan vending machine deployed around Singapore island.
DEX (Data Exchange) is a protocol for collecting audit and monitoring events information from vending machines.
EXE (Executive protocol vending machine) by Mars Electronics (in the 1980s) selling Mars snacks, introduced Protocol A, fondly known as the “Executive Protocol”. Initially designed for changegiver management, it has since evolved to facilitate cashless transactions. With the EXE protocol, sales transactions are seamlessly overseen by the changegiver, allowing for flexible pricing control on both the machine and the changegiver itself.
It is recommended that you look for a vending machine that is supporting MDB communication protocol. You can ask your vending machine manufacturer if their machine can support MDB or VCCS.
Using a vending machine design to the specific standard is cost-effective. You can simply plug in an MDB enabled cashless card payment terminal and you expect it to work without issues. It is plug and play. There is a lower probability of facing technical issues. This also translates to lower deployment cost and maintenance cost.
A vending machine that does not conform to the MDB or VCCS standards can also be connected to a cashless card payment terminal. Our engineer will have to assess your unique vending machine and design interfaces to enable your machine to communicate with the standard payment system. Many new unique vending machine may not support MDB or VCCS.
If you want to use such a unique vending system, we can assist you further. Simply send us your vending machine information,
- photos of the machine,
- technical documentation,
- operation manual,
Contact PIC-CONTROL for further questions.
Cashless card payment device accept Ezlink, NetsFlashPay, CEPAS, Credit Card (Visa/Master), Alipay, etc… For more information on the terminal, you can check out this cashless payment terminal commonly used in Singapore.
Typical Vending Machine Payment Application
- Drinks Vending Machine
- Drinks Dispenser Machine
- Food Voucher Ticket Machine
- Microwave Food Vending Machine
- Electronic Gadget Vending Machine
- Sandwiches Vending Machine
- Newspaper Vending Machine
- Candy Station
- Snacks Vending Machine
- Surprise Toy/Gift Vending Machine
- Ice-Cream Dispenser Machine
- Gold Vending Machine
- Cigarette Vending Machine
- Beer Vending Machine
- Ticketing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Water Dispenser
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