ORANGE, Calif. and SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AAEON, a major manufacturer of industrial computing solutions under the ASUS Group and a member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, is joining forces with Kii, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Enablement Platform vendor to unveil the IoT-driven next generation smart vending platforms and solutions in the marketplace. The two companies also work with a tier one manufacturer to provide fully integrated smart vending machines.
This multi-pronged partnership between the global organizations brings synergistic expertise and technology together to deliver the ultimate cloud-based smart vending platform:
- AAEON's smart vending board connects various sensors (i.e. temperature, humidity) and actuators (i.e. motors/coils) within vending machines and kiosks to Kii's cloud-based smart vending solution.
- Built on its flagship IoT Solution Enablement Platform, Kii's cloud-based smart vending software solution provides a multi-stakeholder, rules-driven solution to vending operators and their employees (including refillers and service technicians), to more easily manage, track and optimize their vending operations.
- Teamed up with AAEON's smart vending board and Kii's cloud-based smart vending solution is a major integrator and manufacturer (company to be revealed at the NAMA OneShow in April) delivering fully integrated, state-of-the-art smart vending machines, putting together the best high-tech, cloud-based smart vending solutions in the market.
"We are delivering the most comprehensive smart vending solution that provides real-time visibility and agility to vending operators and their employees to optimize their vending operations. In addition, the solution enables smart vending machines and kiosks as discoverable assets in a variety of contexts such as stadiums, malls, airports, and the like, leading to enhanced mobile experiences for consumers as well," said Masanari Arai, CEO of Kii.
"The vending market is at a significant crossroads now, in need of a technology boost, partly driven by regulation and cutting edge technologies that greatly improve vending operations and heighten profit margins. Our vending board heralds the next generation of vending solutions and we are happy to be at the nerve center of these solutions," said Paul Yang, General Manager of AAEON.
AAEON's vending boards will be pre-integrated with Kii's software device agents, thereby enabling vending machines and kiosks using AAEON boards to automatically leverage Kii's smart vending cloud-based solution.
This fully integrated smart vending solution is currently available on a limited basis with plans for full market roll-out in April, 2017.
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AAEON is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms. Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON provides integrated solutions, computing hardware and services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide.
With continuous pursuit of innovation and excellence, AAEON became a member of the ASUS Group in 2011, further strengthening its leadership fueled by advanced technology from ASUS and leveraging resources within the group. AAEON is posed to offer more diversified embedded products and solutions at high standards to meet world-class design and manufacturing demands for years to come.
For more information about AAEON and their breadth of products and services, please visit http://www.aaeon.com.
Kii enables customers across the world to rapidly create compelling IoT solutions with its scalable, easy-to-use, feature-rich IoT Solutions Enablement Platform. This global platform enables all three layers of a typical IoT solution (things, services, apps), thereby significantly reducing the time it takes to create solutions, freeing up the customer to focus on their solution differentiation. Kii provides a flexible deployment model (public cloud, dedicated cloud, private cloud) globally, thereby enabling seamless solution deployment for customers of all sizes.
In addition, Kii delivers Solution Accelerators in select verticals, which provide customizable, rules-driven, multi-stakeholder reference solutions, complete with device adapters, data models, APIs, business rules driven orchestration and web/mobile apps to significantly reduce both the time to market and cost of vertical IoT solutions.
For more information about Kii and their offerings, please visit http://www.kii.com.
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