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1. WO1997029446 - POINT OF SALE SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING STATISTICS AND DIAGNOSTICS AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME

Publication Number WO/1997/029446
Publication Date 14.08.1997
International Application No. PCT/US1997/001709
International Filing Date 11.02.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 12.09.1997
IPC
G06Q 20/00 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
G07F 5/18 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
5Coin-actuated mechanisms; Interlocks
18specially adapted for controlling several coin-freed apparatus from one place
G07F 9/08 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
9Details other than those peculiar to special kinds or types of apparatus
08Counting total of coins inserted
CPC
G06Q 20/20
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
08Payment architectures
20Point-of-sale [POS] network systems
G07F 5/18
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
5Coin-actuated mechanisms; Interlocks
18specially adapted for controlling several coin-freed apparatus from one place
G07F 9/002
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
9Details other than those peculiar to special kinds or types of apparatus
002Vending machines being part of a centrally controlled network of vending machines
G07F 9/026
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
9Details other than those peculiar to special kinds or types of apparatus
02Devices for alarm or indication, e.g. when empty; Advertising arrangements in coin-freed apparatus
026for alarm, monitoring and auditing in vending machines or means for indication, e.g. when empty
G07F 9/08
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
9Details other than those peculiar to special kinds or types of apparatus
08Counting total of coins inserted
G07G 3/00
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
GREGISTERING THE RECEIPT OF CASH, VALUABLES, OR TOKENS
3Alarm indicators, e.g. bells
Applicants
  • SMARTE CARTE, INC. [US]/[US]
  • COMMSTAR [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • SOLBERG, Conrad, R.
  • ROGNEY, Christopher, J.
  • ZIMMERMAN, Fredric, C.
  • SEVERSON, Verne, L.
Agents
  • BRUESS, Steven, C.
Priority Data
08/599,80912.02.1996US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) POINT OF SALE SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING STATISTICS AND DIAGNOSTICS AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME
(FR) SYSTEME POINT DE VENTE SERVANT A TRAITER DES STATISTIQUES ET DES DIAGNOSTICS ET PROCEDE DE MISE EN SERVICE
Abstract
(EN)
A point-of-sale (POS) system and method for gathering, processing and reporting statistics of unattended vending equipment is provided. The method includes: connecting a vending machine to a POS device; connecting a remote device to the POS device to process statistical or diagnostic data concerning the vending machine; detecting an operational status parameter of the vending machine; storing the parameter; and transmitting the parameter to the remote device via the POS device. The system includes a vending machine; a POS device (6) connected to the vending machine (7); a remote processor (4) connected to the POS device; wherein the POS device further comprises: a communications processor; a router connected to the communications processor; a card processor connected to the communications processor; a POS statistical processor connected to the router; and a POS-to-vending communications processor connected to the router, the card processor and the vending machine.
(FR)
Procédé et système point de vente (POS) servant à rassembler, traiter et présenter des statistiques d'équipements de distri bution autonomes. Ce procédé consiste à relier une machine de distribution à un dispositif POS, à relier un dispositif situé à distance au dispositif POS afin de traiter des données statistiques ou diagnostiques concernant la machine de distribution, à détecter un paramètre d'état de fonctionnement de la machine de distribution, à mémoriser ce paramètre et à transmettre ce paramètre au dispositif à distance par l'intermédiaire du dispositif POS. Ce système comprend une machine de distribution, un dispositif POS (6) relié à la machine de distribution (7), un processeur à distance (4) relié au dispositif POS; ce dispositif POS comprenant, de plus, un processeur de communications, une unité d'acheminement reliée au processeur de communications, un processeur à cartes relié au processeur de communications, un processeur statistique POS relié à l'unité d'acheminement et un processeur de communications POS à distribution relié à l'unité d'acheminement, au processeur à cartes et à la machine de distribution.
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