AVT Granted United States Patent for Wireless Management of Remote Vending Machines

Patent "Confirms AVT's Leadership in the Industry."

Jun 11, 2012, 13:16 ET from AVT, Inc.

CORONA, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (Ticker: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com) announced today that their patent application (USPTO 8,191,779 B2) has been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The patent was issued on AVT-developed technology regarding a unique wireless system designed to manage a network of remote vending machines. The technology also incorporates graphical user touchscreen interfaces, which can include means for paying for items vended; and a two-way wireless network to connect the enterprise control center with the remote vending machines.

"AVT spent almost 3 years dedicated to research and development - designing componentry and entire new systems that are literally redefining the retailing world," according to Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT.  "Our efforts have been rewarded with several patents, which not only confirm our engineering strength, but also secure our leadership position in the automated retailing industry."

The patent covers 19 claims and was filed by Shannon Illingworth and James Winsor, and assigned to AVT, Inc.

"AVT's innovative technologies - such as our new payment systems - are being adopted at an unprecedented rate," according to James Winsor, CEO of AVT. "Our developments, systems and designs have reshaped vending and self-service automated retailing transactions, and are now the gold standard for the entire industry."

For more information on AVT, please call 877.424.3663 or visit the website at www.autoretail.com.

About AVT:

AVT, Inc. is a leading developer of automated and self-service retailing systems. AVT is able to work with any size company to design a custom automated retailing solution that drives traffic, increases sales, improves security, and lowers overhead. With an in-house design team, software developers, mechanical engineers and on-site manufacturing, AVT can take projects from concept to completion with speed, economy and ingenuity.

AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Bulletin Board Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC.OB.

For more information on AVT or the Automated Retailing Industry, visit www.autoretail.com.