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1. (WO2013159160) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMMUNICATING WITH VENDING MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/159160    International Application No.:    PCT/BG2013/000017
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G07F 9/02
G07F 11/00
G07F 5/18
Applicants: DATAVEND LTD.
Inventors: TSENEV, Stefan Georgiev
Title: METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMMUNICATING WITH VENDING MACHINE
Abstract:
Invented method comprises data detection by watching communication between vending machine and its payment system in unified manner, without intervention in this communication, and automated downloading this data; transmitting downloaded data via wireless network by invented device's modem/ external peripheral device's resource; analyzing this data by determining events and one-time events and generating states by unifying the meaning of communication between vending machine and its payment systems performed according to multitude of standard communication protocols; extracting from analyzed data of information about technical condition of vending machine/ payment systems, about operating regime of vending machine, about sales made by vending machine and revenues in its payment systems; remote control on basis of analyzed data and optional discontinuation/restoration of vending machine operation by invented device at request by external peripheral device connected to vending machine. The data is tracked or monitored and the diagnosis at the vending machine is transferred.