All vending machines for drinks, snacks or accessories can be modified to accept payment using the chipcard by means of the vend.IN chipcard module. To do so you simply supplement the coin slot on the vending machine or replace it with the new chipcard module.
The new vend.IN module has a modern appearance and is equipped with a 2.8" touchscreen and a coloured LED status indicator on the chipcard.The vend.IN chipcard module is compatible with the current MDB protocol and can be built into all popular vending machines. Data retrieval and remote maintenance can be carried out via the network.
Your students hold their chipcard in front of the vend.IN module. They select the drink required on the vending machine and pay for it with the credit balance on their chipcard.If your vending machine does not provide for the installation of a chipcard module, as an alternative the vend.IN can be connected to the vending machine within a separate unit. This means, for example, that your chipcard users can also pay at the coffee machine using the chipcard.
The autoload process allows the chipcard user's credit to be topped up as soon as it falls below a pre-set minimum amount.If the vend.IN chipcard module discovers that the credit amount on the chipcard is not enough, the terminal will automatically top up the credit on the chipcard with the previously determined amount. Optionally, the user will be required to agree to the top-up procedure.
The amount by which the card is to be topped up is predetermined by students in advance. They simply confirm the topping-up amount by pressing on the touchscreen.The topping-up amount is either transferred by direct debit from the bank account of the chipcard user or is paid for via an online payment system like, for example, PayPal.