Coffetek, a Bristol-based automatic machine manufacturer as part of The Azkoyen Group, a Spanish technology multinational based in Navarra specialising in the design and manufacture of advanced technological solutions, will incorporate Azkoyen Group patented Air Touch technology in their range. The technology 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 at a safe distance of up to two 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 thePay4vend electronic payment technology which allows remote payment using mobile devices and Joyco APP, allowing the distance selection and contactless payment on the phone.
The health and safety measures enabled by Air Touch, Pay4Vend and Joyco technologies will improve consumer confidence in the use of vending machines, ideal for workplaces and hospitality.
Changing the way we interact with the devices around us, such as vending machines, has become an indispensable step to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses such as Covid-19, which will be reflected in improved health for users.