UK’s biggest communications company, Everything Everywhere and Nokia Siemens Networks have announced a partnership that will offer vending machine owners the opportunity to increase revenue and reduce costs through remote stock monitoring, increased customer interaction and multiple payment methods.
The vending machine will be linked to Nokia Siemens Networks’ VendMe application and it let installed Everything Everywhere SIM cards with it. This connectivity will allow vendors to monitor stock levels remotely and plan efficient replenishing of machines without the need to make site visits.
Marc Overton, vice president Wholesale and M2M at Everything Everywhere said, “Vending is just one of many areas where we are offering innovative services outside the traditional telecoms remit. There is great potential for M2M technologies to provide companies operating internationally in all sectors with instant access to data, making businesses run better and improving the customer experience.”
The offering will provide environmental as well as efficiency and productivity benefits for fleet management teams. This let connecting vending machine owners to both the UK’s largest 3G network and France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom’s international footprint.