Biometric Vending Machines


LUKE FUNK
MyFoxNY
August 11, 2010

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Your thumbprint might soon be the key to an afternoon candy bar. A Massachusetts based vending machine company is joinng the growing ranks of companies that are field-testing new technologies.

Next Generation Vending and Food Service is experimenting with biometric vending machines that would allow a user to tie a credit card to their thumbprint.

“For a certain demographic that is pretty cool,” says company president John S. Ioannou.

Next Generation is currently testing about 60 of the biometric machines in various locations in the northeast.

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The company is also testing other technologies. Ioannou says the key to the transforming the vending machine business is making the consumer feel more engaged.

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