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American Green’s age-restricted beverage vending machine features M2SYS finger vein biometrics


American Green’s new AGM Beverage Vendor is an age-restricted vending machine to dispense beer and spirits, powered by finger vein biometric technology from M2SYS.

The system works by biometrically identifying registered users, and granting them authorization for products in the vending machine based on the age restrictions set up by the vendor. Users are logged out after each purchase, so that unauthorized or underage individuals cannot piggyback purchases.

A video from American Green demonstrating the vending machine describes the M2-FingerVein reader as providing maximum security in all environments and being nearly impossible to spoof. The sensor uses near-infrared light and a CCD camera, and works with fingers that may pose problems for some fingerprint sensors, such as moist or dry fingers. Customers register with a customer service team member, and then verify their sign-up through email.

The system offers products through a touch display with multiple payment options, including a credit card reader, and different products can be set for different age restrictions.

American Green confirmed to Biometric Update in an email that M2SYS supplies the biometric scanner for the vending machine. The two companies have had a partnership dating back to 2016.

The vending machine could be deployed to concerts and festivals, bars, hotels, and casinos, according to American Green.

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