|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||340/00592; 340/0059; 364/47901; 379/102; 379/10601; 455/066; 455/422; 700/231; 700/239|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 170 인용 특허 : 14|
A wide area network (WAN) of vending machines connected to a host that builds a database of vending-related information received from the vending machines. Also, a communications system within each vending machine having a vending machine data acquisition unit and a multiple-communication-technology adapter to interface the data acquisition unit to multiple communication technologies including at least one wireless technology. Also, a data structure used to build the database, the data structure having data elements corresponding to an identity of a mach...
1. In a vending machine, a vending machine communication system comprising:a vending machine data acquisition unit to at least one of collect and receive vending-related data concerning said vending machine; a multiple-communication-technology adapter to interface said data acquisition unit to a plurality of diverse communication technologies including at least a first wireless technology, said adapter being selectively responsive to a command signal indicative of the communication technology to be interfaced, said command signal being a handshake signal...