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 Intel® Reference Design for Intelligent Vending offers support for most common Vending protocols and interfaces and can replace the existing VMC.
Intel Vending SDK (Linux and Windows supported) a software package helpful to drive the Vending interfaces and that will allow to build up a full vending management system


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The UP+HAT solution offers full connectivity with cellular connection (GSM/3G/4G), Wifi and Bluetooth Low Energy;  DEX data reading or the control of a motor board through the additional serial port (RS-232/RS-485). Vending power inputs (20-45VDC and 9-24VAC) is possible for an easy implementation, as well as some of the most used communication bus (MDB, DEX, EXEC and CAN bus).

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AAEON design based on a reduced version of the Intel® Reference Design for Intelligent Vending: it replaces completely the VMC offering the full vending functionality with new Intelligent Vending features; Motor control system allows to manage several kind of machines serving product thru spirals with a precise detection of dispensing provide by the improved design of this new VMC.


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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 .


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

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.
Designed to embrace as many software developer communities as possible UP supports Ubilinux ( a customized Debian distribution ), Yocto, Ubuntu, Phoenix OS, Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

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.
Ubiworx – their embedded IoT software framework for Linux systems – provides a complete workload consolidation for vending solutions, device management, advanced end to end security and total sensor integration functionality and much more.

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.

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.
It includes a VMI hardware reference board design and application programming interfaces (APIs) used by application software to more easily access typical machine peripherals (e.g., coin dispenser, refrigeration). This comprehensive reference design is intended to significantly reduce the time to market for intelligent vending machines.

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