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International Food and Drink Company Goes Smart with Friendly Technologies

Friendly Technologies has announced today that its One-IoT™ management platform is being adopted by one of the leading international food and drink companies for remote management of its smart vending machines.

Friendly’s One-IoT™ Management Platform enables efficient management of vending machines, improved security, and monitoring of critical parameters:

  • Inventory
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Location

Friendly’s One-IoT™ Platform enables remote management of vending machines and kiosks via standard protocols, such as LwM2M, OMA-DM, MQTT, TR-069, and other proprietary protocols. The platform enhances standard vending machines and kiosks and turns them into Internet-enabled and manageable devices that improve customer experience and reduce operational costs.

Smart machines transmit supply and demand data, sales, troubleshooting information, and service data via LwM2M protocol to Friendly’s cloud-based One-IoT™ Management server and are managed via cellular IoT gateways, enabling predictive maintenance of the machines, customer usage metrics, and a quarterly remote update of software and display information.

Friendly Technologies Supports All Standard Protocols

In this case, the LwM2M protocol was chosen for the management of the machines for its ability to manage constrained IoT and M2M devices and sensors with low memory and power. Friendly’s One-IoT™ platform, however, enables remote management of IoT devices via all standard protocols, as well as proprietary protocols.