Brainy: the intelligent vending solutions by AAEON

Brainy helps you to reduce the total costs of ownership by a faster solution development and implementation.

The perfect fitting solutions to update existing vending machines or to create a new one.



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Brainy offers optimized machine management with 24/7 global monitoring through advanced telemetry solutions. A next generation predictive maintenance concept available now. Live inventory tracking, active machine sensors and video surveillance will allow the operators to minimize the cost of maintenance and monitor the status of all your installed vending machines. Cellular and WiFi connectivities allow you to communicate with your machines, anytime and everywhere.

Brainy can provide to customers a unique user experience by supplying product information. Utilize up to two displays with touchscreen to offer products nutritional facts, pricing and promotions. Maximize your efficiency and ROI with proximity marketing, smart inventory management and dynamic pricing and offering.  Each customer will be treated uniquely thanks to customer metrics, demography services and state of the art technologies such as Intel RealSense for gender detection by face recognition. New source of revenue can come from renting advertisement spaces on the vending machine screen where every impression is accountable and in any moment is possible to record the interaction of customers.

Brainy provides a great flexibility for all new forms of payment collection, whether it’s coin/bill counting checking and counting, classic payments, cashless payments and upcoming payment methods. Lower your cost of operation by allowing lower cost payment devices, as well as classic ones working on MDB bus. Detect the sales transactions cross them with product recognition through Intel RealSense’s HD camera. It is also your fiscal box solution, that can help to comply with new incoming fiscal regulations .

Easy Retrofit Connected kit

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Easy to install upgrade kit, it can fit any kind of vending machine at electrical and functions levels and interface with existing VMC. It gives your old machine a new life by providing full connectivity to the cloud (GSM/3G/4G/WiFi/BLE), enabling new business opportunities coming from Digital Ads functions (large size touch display), proximity marketing, product recognition and cashless payments.

New generation VMC

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AAEON MiniSSP control board replaces completely the existing outdated VMC offering Advanced Motor Control Function and in addition new Intelligent Vending features also thanks to AAEON Industrial Computing boards and systems. It will save you time and money: no more headaches due to phased-out components or VMC impossible to repair because lack of spare parts.

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AI on the edge for Vending and Retail

AI Core and AI-X are mini-PCI Express and M.2 modules that enable Artificial Intelligence on the Edge. Thanks to its form factor it can seamless integrated in most of the industrial computing edge devices. It’s powered by low power high performance Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 2450 VPU with 4GB LPDDR or by new Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X 2485 VPU with 512MB DDR that can be found in millions of smart security cameras, gesture controlled drones, industrial machine vision equipment, and more.

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Those Are Just A Few Main Features, There Are Plenty More

  • MDB




  • Sensors

  • Analogue I/O / Digital I/O

  • 20-45 VDC / 9-24 VAC

  • Motor Control

  • 24/7 monitoring

  • Cashless payment

  • 3G/4G + Wifi/BLE

  • Digital Signage

  • Product recognition

  • Fiscal Box

  • Dynamic pricing

  • Consumer habits

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Intelligent solution partners

UP is a platform designed for makers who intend to quickly UPscale their prototyped ideas into mass produced solutions. Building on some of the best capabilities of existing maker boards in the market today, UP bridges the gap between the world of prototypes and the world of high-grade mass-produced embedded systems solutions.

Intel® Reference Design for Intelligent Vending is a scalable and flexible solution that quickly and cost-effectively adds intelligence to vending machines by enabling them to connect to the internet, allowing brands and operators to take advantage of new business opportunities, cloud services and data analytics.

INVENDA group built a brain for vending machines providing centralized device management with real-time inventory, product bundling, digital signage, and demographics.
The solution is based on a highly distributed, scalable and resilient network of IoT devices, running our groundbreaking solution on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise with the power of Microsoft Azure.
A new age of automated retail is starting with INVENDA

Active since 2014, Agile Lab is an R&D company focused on the development of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Applications.
AIM2 is the new brand created by Agile Lab to develop specific solutions for AI on the Edge with a dedicated focus to Computer Vision also applied to Retail.

Bsquare DataV software solutions can be deployed by a wide variety of enterprises to create business-focused Internet of Things (IoT) systems that more effectively monitor device data, automate processes, predict events, and produce better business outcomes.
Bsquare goes a step further by coupling its purpose-built DataV software with comprehensive analytic and engineering services that help all types of organizations make IoT a business reality.

Founded in 2007, Emutex are based in the International Science Centre, The National Technology Park, Limerick, Ireland. Emutex specialise in Software Engineering for Embedded systems and IoT Gateways and has created the Ubilinux distro for UP as well as customized yocto and Ubuntu for UP and other embedded systems.

Operating as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) since 2000, Stream has a wealth of experience in the IoT industry. Organisations subscribing to Stream’s connectivity services gain access to Stream’s robust IoT network and receive high-quality, wireless, global, cellular connectivity, as well as unrivalled levels of technical support.

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Ready to get started developing the next generation of vending systems? Contact us for a demonstration or more information about our several smart vending solutions.

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