New software integrates Smartphones and tablets with vending machines

New York based company Upstate Networks Inc. unveiled a new programming resource for Android developers to integrate smartphones and tablets with vending machines and unattended payment systems.

The software package enables use of common USB-to-serial adapters. It replaces the keypad on a vending machine with an Android-based interface. This allows the Android device to control the item-selection process.

The programmer can then control the vending machine selection mechanism via a smartphone or tablet computer.


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