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Next-Gen Vending Machine Features Transparent Display Screen

Next-Gen Vending Machine Features Transparent Display Screen

Collaborative concept model supports full HD Video and rich interactivity.

Japan is a country with a large number of vending machines. These machines have undergone numerous enhancements over the years, including lottery ticket functions, the ability to accept high-denomination notes, and the adoption of technologies such as non-contact smartcards. One much-anticipated new function, digital signage, is expected to lead to even more sophisticated vending machines in the future. This new-generation advertising medium uses large screens or other display devices to present targeted information to people in the immediate vicinity. New-generation beverage vending machines equipped with large touch-screen displays and built-in cameras for facial recognition are already starting to appear in railway stations in the Tokyo region. Installing new vending machines with digital signage functions in high-traffic locations can further maximize the benefits of the vending machine and digital signage function.

For vending machines with digital signage functions to proliferate in the future, they will need to differentiate themselves with new ideas. To show what form these future vending machines might take, Intel Corporation worked with a number of other companies to develop a concept model of a next-generation vending machine with a large transparent display screen. The collaboration included a large Japanese manufacturer of vending machines, Okaya Electronics Corporation, which handles sales of electronic components and technical support, and a video content production company. This new concept model effectively combines a vending machine featuring the latest design, high-performance hardware based on Intel® architecture, a large transparent display screen, and high-quality content to attract attention. In place of the conventional large LCD screen, the model uses a transparent screen for the large display so that the products inside the vending machine and the display contents can be seen.

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