EP0986033A3 - A configurable vending machine audit module - Google Patents

A configurable vending machine audit module Download PDF

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EP0986033A3
EP0986033A3 EP99307191A EP99307191A EP0986033A3 EP 0986033 A3 EP0986033 A3 EP 0986033A3 EP 99307191 A EP99307191 A EP 99307191A EP 99307191 A EP99307191 A EP 99307191A EP 0986033 A3 EP0986033 A3 EP 0986033A3
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vending machine
audit module
data
commands
machine audit
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Patrick J Mcgarry
Matthew P Morris
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Mars Inc
Crane Payment Innovations Inc
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    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F9/00Details other than those peculiar to special kinds or types of apparatus
    • G07F9/02Devices for alarm or indication, e.g. when empty; Advertising arrangements in coin-freed apparatus
    • G07F9/026Devices for alarm or indication, e.g. when empty; Advertising arrangements in coin-freed apparatus for alarm, monitoring and auditing in vending machines or means for indication, e.g. when empty

Abstract

A method of auditing data from a vending machine includes providing commands to an audit module installed in the vending machine. The commands indicate a type of vending machine data to be processed by the audit module, how the data is to be processed by the audit module, and a location in memory in the audit module for storage of that type of vending machine data. The audit module is configured to process vending machine data in response to the received commands. Monitored vending machine data can be reported to a remote host in a manner specified by one or commands sent to the audit module.
EP99307191A 1998-09-10 1999-09-10 A configurable vending machine audit module Withdrawn EP0986033A3 (en)

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