Vending & Point of Sale

Use Cases

Edge computing, as well as improved broadband and wireless connectivity, are changing the way of conducting retail businesses. Our customers are developing applications such as kiosks, digital signage, ATMs, vending machines, and secure banking transactions that can now be brought online in virtually any location in minutes, without having to provision expensive or impractical wireline data connections.

Secure payment processing: From anywhere inside a restaurant or retail store, point-of-sale (POS) terminals use cellular networks to conveniently process credit and debit card transactions around the globe, without customers ever having to leave their seat.

Temporary connectivity: Launching short-term business operations at an outdoor venue or tradeshow is now as simple as switching on a gateway.

Reliable business continuity: For every minute that POS systems are down, retailers lose thousands of dollars in revenues. LTE failover solutions can ensure the business stays online even if the primary data connection goes down.

Faster retail expansion: Rapidly-growing businesses need to expand quickly to capitalize on new opportunities. But negotiating new landlines and waiting for them to be installed can take weeks. Wireless gateways can have new retail locations up and running within minutes. They can support full business operations and provide critical failover connections.

In this section, you can find some examples of how SolidRun creates value for our OEMs / Integrators customers in the Vending Machines & POS applications segment. For confidentiality reasons, customer names are not mentioned.

Vending machines with NFC capabilities
  • Vending Machines with NFC Capabilities

    Many coin-only vending machines are missing out on customers who wish to pay using credit cards or mobile payment apps. Cashless payment functionality has proven to increase revenue and reduce operating costs.

  • OUR ADDED VALUE

    Product: i.MX6 SOM
    Services: Design and production of a customized carrier board. The SBC that includes the SoM and a customized carrier board is integrated into the vending machine and provides NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi, LTE communication and processing along with an array of additional interfaces.

  • Smart Slot Machine

    The entertainment factor has always been a key attribute driving the gambling slot machine industry growth. Multimedia integration, along with IoT sensors allow improvement of the customer experience, while collecting business analytics and preventive maintenance data.

  • OUR ADDED VALUE

    Product: CuBox-i
    Services: None
    The CuBox-i is a small, low power fanless PC. Simplified integration by the customer to the slot machine allowed to upgrade its remote digital signage capabilities and data collection through wireless connectivity. The Linux based operating system allowed developers flexibility with no license costs.

Smart slot machine
Retail shelf video strip SVS 2
  • Retail Shelf Video Strip (SVS)

    One of the main retail challenges is ensuring contact with the shopper at eye level.  Traditional 4:3 or 16:9 rectangular displays are large and located on the wall. Shelf Video Strips take little space and fit the shelf environment allowing to stream target marketing movies from the cloud and pump up sales.

  • OUR ADDED VALUE

    Product: i.MX6 SOM
    Services: Design and production of a customized carrier board. Planning and designing a fanless, small carrier board based on SolidRun’s NXP i.MX 6 SOM will meet the power, connectivity, size and environment constraints within a specified unique enclosure.

Vending machines with NFC capabilities
  • Vending Machines with NFC Capabilities

    Many coin-only vending machines are missing out on customers who wish to pay using credit cards or mobile payment apps. Cashless payment functionality has proven to increase revenue and reduce operating costs.

  • OUR ADDED VALUE

    Product: i.MX6 SOM
    Services: Design and production of a customized carrier board. The SBC that includes the SoM and a customized carrier board is integrated into the vending machine and provides NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi, LTE communication and processing along with an array of additional interfaces.

Smart slot machine
  • Smart Slot Machine

    The entertainment factor has always been a key attribute driving the gambling slot machine industry growth. Multimedia integration, along with IoT sensors allow improvement of the customer experience, while collecting business analytics and preventive maintenance data.

  • OUR ADDED VALUE

    Product: CuBox-i
    Services: None
    The CuBox-i is a small, low power fanless PC. Simplified integration by the customer to the slot machine allowed to upgrade its remote digital signage capabilities and data collection through wireless connectivity. The Linux based operating system allowed developers flexibility with no license costs.

Retail shelf video strip SVS 2
  • Retail Shelf Video Strip (SVS)

    One of the main retail challenges is ensuring contact with the shopper at eye level.  Traditional 4:3 or 16:9 rectangular displays are large and located on the wall. Shelf Video Strips take little space and fit the shelf environment allowing to stream target marketing movies from the cloud and pump up sales.

  • OUR ADDED VALUE

    Product: i.MX6 SOM
    Services: Design and production of a customized carrier board. Planning and designing a fanless, small carrier board based on SolidRun’s NXP i.MX 6 SOM will meet the power, connectivity, size and environment constraints within a specified unique enclosure.

i.MX6  3
i.MX6 SoM
CuBox i
CuBox-i