LWE: IBM Creates Smart Vending Machine Running Linux
Jan 30, 2002, 18:01 (1 Talkback[s])
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Manhattan, NY, January 30, 2002... Thirsty attendees at
this year's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo can leave their
change at home and order drinks using a PDA or smart card.
IBM will feature an intelligent vending machine, at its
booth #1323 in the Javitz Center, which takes e-commerce
from the Internet to the snack room, allowing customers to
purchase items using a variety of wireless devices.
The vending machine demonstration shows how the Linux
operating system easily supports a wide range of software,
hardware and pervasive devices, mirroring a sophisticated
IBM technology transforms a simple vending machine into
a state-of-the-art e-business. The following products are
part of the intelligent vending demonstration:
* WebSphere Everyplace Server (WES)
* WebSphere Everyplace Suite, Embedded Edition (WESee)
* WebSphere Portal
* IBM pSeries 640 Model B80 eServer
* MontaVista Hard Hat Linux
* Intel-StrongArm Processor
With the intelligent vending machine, customers can see
how to preserve existing Web investments and extend
business process to support mobile devices, which can
improve productivity. The demonstration also shows the
ability to track inventory real-time, a key benefit to e-
commerce customers who want a streamlined, efficient order
fullfillment process in place.
For more information on intelligent vending, please
visit: www.ibm.com/pvc or for more information on IBM's
Linux-based offerings, visit: www.ibm.com/linux.
This demonstration is sponsored by: IBM Pervasive
Computing, IBM Global Services, IBM Software for Linux and
IBM eServer for Linux.
IBM Pervasive Computing