We have come a long way since Heron of Alexandria invented the first drinks dispensing machine back in the 1st century AD, but the millions of food and drink cabinets in retail stores worldwide still need constant monitoring for best product conditions. Whether it is chocolate, drinks or sandwiches, cabinet owners need to think of new ways to manage efficient temperature, humidity or weight measurements, without the need to be on-site.
Vodafone Connected Cabinets keeps products fresh with the latest IoT technology. We incorporate telemetry devices, controller units and sensors at the point of manufacture or into existing cabinets to provide the following features:
The data is sent to the Vodafone Connected Cabinet Platform using our secure network and Global SIM for easier management.
What will the future bring for IoT and Connected Cabinets? Adding beacon technology – transmitters that use Bluetooth to send messages from the cabinet to passing consumers’ mobile phones. These messages can be used to enable context and location-specific messages including targeted advertisements or notification of special offers. This can change the way that cabinet owners communicate with their customers and enable powerful analytics on consumer behaviour.
Find out more about Vodafone Connected Cabinets here.
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