The Azkoyen Group, a Spanish technology multinational based in Navarra, specialising in the design and manufacture of advanced technological solutions, has developed and patented Distance Selection technology for their automatic machines, which allows the user to obtain the products without having any contact with the surface of the machine, adding safety and hygiene to the purchasing process.
The mechanical push-button or touch-screen panels on vending machines, are now being replaced by new technologies that work remotely, such as the Air Touch technology featured in Azkoyen Group machines. Thanks to this, the user can select the product they want from a distance of up to 2 centimetres from the surface of the selection panel as shown in this video.
In addition to contactless payments and other related payment systems, the Azkoyen Group also has the Pay4vend electronic payment technology which allows remote payment using mobile devices.
The health and safety measures enabled by Distance Selection, Contacless and Pay4Vend technologies will improve consumer confidence in the use of vending machines, ideal for work and hospitality environments.
Changing the way we relate to the devices around us, such as vending machines, has become an indispensable step towards significantly reducing the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses such as Covid-19, which will be reflected in improved health for users.