VendCon 2023

12.06.2023 - 13.06.2023 All day

SECO Northern Europe develops and produces first-class embedded systems adapted to the respective customer requirements. The portfolio ranges from single board computers, system on modules and human machine interfaces to fully customised integrated systems and payment systems. With additional solutions for data processing at the edge and in the cloud, the company makes forward-looking technological solutions accessible to its customers in the simplest and fastest way. An important aspect of the future is the integration of AI in all relevant developments. Customers are in particular OEMs and system integrators from the target markets of vending machines, medical and laboratory technology, coffee and catering technology, security technology and industrial automation.

For manufacturers and operators of vending machines, SECO is a comprehensive partner for modular or completely integrated solutions for hardware, telemetry, AI and payment. Components of the portfolio are the directly applicable SaaS AI and IoT platform CLEA, a modern payment solution for credit cards and giro cards as well as a selection of easy-to-integrate human machine interfaces (HMI). The experience of more than 20 years in the vending market is used to develop new business models that generate added value together with the customers.

At VendCon 2023, the company will demonstrate how AI can be used to recognise consumers in front of vending machines. With the help of a camera, the person in front of the machine is recognised and a product selection adapted to the age and gender is presented. We also show how an evaluation of passing customers, interested and buying customers is made in our backend. Among other things, this is done by recognising Bluetooth devices in the environment. This technology is based on our new SaaS AI and IoT software ecosystem CLEA and is executed directly on the device in compliance with data protection regulations.

Another highlight at the stand is the KarL4. The device enables contactless payment with the Girocard, MasterCard and Visa card. The payment terminal runs completely without a PIN pad (TOPP) and also allows for quick age verification if desired. It enables your customers to pay amounts up to 50 EUR securely and intuitively without entering their PIN. This makes for very customer-friendly handling: pull out the card, put it on and make cashless payments. The system is characterised on the one hand by its particularly simple integration into modern HMIs, and on the other hand by the fact that it can be retrofitted very easily. Furthermore, our solution includes not only the hardware but also all services related to payment processing such as telemetry and the acceptance and settlement of payment transactions via an acquirer.

The company was formed from the acquisition of the Garz & Fricke Group by the listed Italian embedded specialist SECO (IOT.MI). SECO employs over 800 people worldwide and has 5 production facilities, 9 R&D centres and sales offices in 9 countries.

SECO Northern Europe represents the SECO group of companies in the Northern European market, including the German-speaking DACH regions, and combines an unrivalled portfolio of products and services with the corporate strength of a listed pioneer in IoT and AI solutions. In this way, the company creates tangible added value for its customers. SECO Northern Europe is headquartered in Hamburg.

Kongresshotel Potsdam
Bundesverband der Deutschen Vending-Automatenwirtschaft e.V.
VendCon & EVEX 2022