AVT, Inc., a manufacturer of automated retailing systems and technology-infused smart vending machines, announced today that they have received approval on their latest patent claims, which will be incorporated into the company's newest systems. AVT also announced the introduction of a dynamic new system – the Multi-Shopper Plus.
AVT received approval on their patent claims, which cover the use of a multi-media system for controlling vending machines, a touchscreen for item selection and payment information, and an advertisement screen for display of promotional announcements.
The added claims help deepen the power of AVT's patent, which will be licensed to vending manufacturers and operators throughout the nation.
The company is also proud to announce the introduction of the Multi-Shopper Plus, a new type of automated retailing unit that allows for the sale of a wide variety of products from one system. This versatile machine allows items as diverse as refrigerated foods and beverages, and hard line products such as cosmetics, electronics or clothing, all dispensed from one unit.
The first units have already begun shipping and are currently in 15 premier locations of one of the nation's leading health club chains.
Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT, Inc., said the patent claims and the Multi-Shopper Plus are significant steps in the growth of AVT. "These are exciting times at AVT," he commented. " Our new patent claims are not only important for AVT, but they also give retailers and vendors a single source for obtaining the world's finest wireless control systems, which will provide them with lower operating costs, greater productivity, and streamlined operations."
"The new Multi-Shopper Plus unit can be customized to meet the widest array of automated retailing challenges, and comes with AVT's patented technology, integrated at the point of manufacture," he added.