N&W Coffee Vending Machine
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Necta & Wittemborg is a worldwide leader in manufacturing specialized food and beverage vending machines. With its headquarters in Valbrembo, Italy, N&W proposes a unique coffee culture with its long established technological leadership in vending machines.
Their coffee vending machines were running legacy software code, that inherently became harder to maintain, up-grade and keep aligned with fast moving technologies.
In addition to the obsolescence of the software, there was no standard base code shared across all the vending machines. Along with the development of a new vending machine based on NXP i.MX6 DualLite, Witekio collaborated with N&W on the development of software components allowing the creation of a new generic standard platform (system and application). One of the key requirement of this project was to design an intuitive interface enabling a rich and new user experience.
Witekio provided a complete system integration service, including both low and high level software development and support. The generation of vending machine we collaborated on is called “9100” and is based on NPX i.MX 6DualLite design.
Based on our worldwide legacy on Board Support Package development and adaptation on the NXP processor offering coupled with an in-depth operating proficiency, we customized a Linux Yocto1.6 BSP to run on the new N&W vending machine. In addition to BSP customization, we also enabled Wifi, Bluetooth and multimedia and video decoding on NW reference design.
To create the intuitive interface application featuring a user-friendly touch screen, we used Qt 5.2 . Qt allows developers and companies to developed advanced rich application and to easily deploy them on any other platform by reusing a same unique code. The application is architectured as a set of libraries enabling its simple implementation on future NW products. We also relied on Mercurial for versioning (due to its simplicity and modern features) and SQLite for databases.
- A complete system software integration service
- From low level, embedded software to immersive graphical user interface*
- Proficient high level development thanks to our Qt expertise
- Efficient and agile management (sprints, daily meetings…)
- Proactive approach with advices, definition of improvement goals, etc
The Wittenborg 9100 was an interesting and challenging project, where we worked in close collaboration with N&W to define and implement a powerful and reliable system and software for the next 10 years of N&W machines.
- User friendly touch screen with a 10”HD screen
- Intuitive interface
- Wifi and Bluetooth
- Fully customizable UI
- Recipe creation
- Qt Quick
- Multimedia / Video recording
N&W Global Vending is a world leader in the production of automatic snack and beverage vending machines and is a major international player in both HoReCA (hotel, restaurant and café) and the Office Coffee Services sectors.