MyOrder tests Bluetooth beacons in vending machines

Monday 17 November 2014 | 16:00 CET | News
The m-commerce provider MyOrder and telemetry provider Vendon have started a pilot project use Bluetooth Low Energy beacons in vending machines. The beacon connects to the customer's smartphone and activates the MyOrder app, which can then be used to set up a payment for the purchase. While NFC only works over a range of a few centimeters, Bluetooth can reach several meters, raising the possibility of push advertising with the machines. The technology for vending machines was developed by MyOrder, in cooperation with Vendon, Valinso and Clippon. It will first be tested in a school in Gorinchem, with the iPhone 4s or newer Apple devices. 

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