Touchscreen Vending Machine

Mentor Group / Nestle

A graphic of a clipboard with paper attachedThe Client’s Need

A large food company, Nestle, was seeking an innovative way to market and sell their candy. Mentor Group had the vision of a futuristic candy vending machine. They needed us to fulfill Nestle’s extensive software and branding-graphics needs on a very tight schedule.

A graphic of 4 interlocked puzzle piecesThe Project

A state of the art vending machine with 40” touchscreens, interactive software, graphics that meet all of Nestle’s strict requirements, and interfacing with cash, credit, and gift card systems. Under the hood, the software worked with proprietary equipment that controlled the candy and cup dispensing, even doing things like locking and disposing of candy if it is not claimed within a few minutes.

With our touchscreen expertise, we are a valuable partner.

A graphic of gearsComponents

  • Large Kiosk-size touchscreen system
  • Proprietary hardware integration
  • Outsourced software maintenance
  • Usability analysis
  • Scalability analysis
  • Urgent support
  • Advanced database module
  • Advanced database updater
  • Automatic update engine
  • Copyright security module
  • Embedded video player
  • Full service hosting
  • Offline synchronization

A graphic of a USB thumb driveTechnology

  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • C#
  • ASP.net with AJAX
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • XML/XAML
  • LINQ

Databases

  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL