cStar Technologies Inc. demonstrated its 2006 gold M2M
Value Chain Award winning
along with its powerful
Route Manager® solutions.
Vending Genie™ is a wireless cashless solution
that turns hotel guest key cards and/or guest cell
phones into e-wallets for vending purchases in
hotel/motel/resort/hospitality environments. Hotel
guests simply check in and use their room key cards or
cell phones to purchase water, juice, sports drinks,
sodas, snacks, etc. from any hotel vending machine with
purchases appearing on their hotel invoice.
At the NAMA National Expo, cStar Technologies Inc.
demonstrated the ease of use and the flexibility of
Vending Genie™ by vending products
traditional and RFID-enabled:
Hotel guest key cards
Route Manager® solution combines
powerful wLAN (wireless Local Area Network) curbside
polling via cStar's SkyGate™ telemetry device with
proprietary front end application software that enables
handheld terminals to effectively manage routes (e.g.
for vending operations).
Route Manager® allows you to retrieve critical data from
the vending machines, produce reports and synchronize
data between handheld devices and desktop systems,
providing you with real-time vending information so you
can optimize route management. It compiles cash
information, sales reviews, stock and machine status, as
well as security alarms and errors, allowing you to act
on real-time sales data, fine tune brand distribution
and service malfunctioning machines faster.
Because each machine is different (Electronic or
Mechanical) and each route is unique, Route Manager® is
configured to meet the demands of any vending machine
and route - which means vending operators can easily
customize each route to reduce operating costs and
Route Manager® offers the following benefits:
Curbside polling of vendor health status and
No air-time charges with wLAN
Strong wireless signal
Manage vendors of all revenue levels by using a
range of data collection options - full telemetry,
DEX port data retrieval, or manual entry.