Convenience retail innovation mesmerizes attendees at Georgia World Congress Center

Fastcorp DIVE age restricted robotic vending machine

With labor shortages hobbling business growth, organizations in nearly every industry sector are anxious to find the best self service solutions available. Attendees at last week’s NAMA show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta got a firsthand view of promising unattended retail technologies, a major innovation.

The trade show floor offered a wealth of innovation such as checkout-free markets, smart glassfront merchandisers, AI-enabled biometric identification and age verification, robotic merchandisers, enhanced connectivity devices, and more.

This year’s show once again featured the “Imagination Way” interactive gallery that greeted attendees at the entrance to the main show floor, demonstrating how innovations can service unique environments such as transit centers, multi-family/campus housing, senior living/healthcare and lodging and hospitality.

Fastcorp unattended retail machine

Fastcorp LLC, a provider of robotic vending technology, presented its DIVI (Dream It Vend It) machine for age restricted products that uses IDScan.net’s age and identity verification technology.

Age-restricted products include alcoholic beverages, CBD and cannabis products, tobacco, vaping products and scratch tickets.

The machine has a 43-inch touchscreen and can hold up to 450 individually packaged cannabis products.

Fastcorp’s Vend Block technology allows the machine to block vending up to four times a day, seven days a week to ensure control of regulated products.

The machine features a security camera, a standard keypad option, and can accept credit card, Apple Pay and Google Wallet payments.

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