American Green names Canadian distributor of biometrics-based marijuana vending units

Dispension Industries Incorporated will be the exclusive Canadian distributor of American Green’s Verified Identity Dispenser. The Verified Identity Dispenser was developed for the safe and secure management of regulated products, including cannabis products and pharmaceuticals. Prior to machine access, registered users are verified by scanning their finger using industry leading vascular biometric technology. “To comply with pending Canadian cannabis regulations and the requirements set forth by our government there is only one system that we feel can meet and exceed

ViaTouch integrates EyeLock for “high-tech vending machine” AI

Iris recognition technology from EyeLock will be embedded into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail solution to provide security and personalization, following an integration partnership announced Wednesday. Developed from its real-time, interactive media solution LISA (which stands for Luxery Interactive Smart Shelves), ViaTouch’s Vicki (ViaTouch Intellishelf Cognitive Kinetic Interactions) product uses artificial intelligence to serve as a virtual clerk and high-tech vending machine. EyeLock’s iris authentication technology with dual-eye verification enables a fast, user-friendly experience, according to the announcement. Vicki engages with customers, talk

Coke trials facial recognition vending machines in Australia

In Australia, the vending machines have eyes. Well, 50 of them do. According to a report in Business Insider Australia, Coca-Cola Amatil has teamed up with creative agency TKM9 to trial 50 interactive vending fridges across Australia, which all include facial recognition technology. According to the report in Business Insider, the machines can serve ads, collect sales data and detect customer interaction, with a digital LED screen and integrated camera. Coca Cola Amatil says the new machines have already boosted beverage sales

Medbox partners with Canadian medical marijuana R&D lab

Medbox has announced the signing of a term sheet with a medical marijuana research and development laboratory licensed and permitted by Health Canada. According to the company, Medbox has been engaged in an ongoing consulting role as the lab transitions to a cannabis producer and distributor. Currently, the laboratory is one of only several allowed to cultivate and study cannabis in Canada for use in medicinal applications. As we’ve reported, Medbox specializes in biometric vending machines that rely on fingerprint data