If you look for an easy way to upgrade your vending machine with a modern IT device, get our MDB Converter. It allows to connect the vending controller to modern IT solutions such as Linux, Android, or Windows devices. The MDB Converter is a reliable Interface for Multi Drop Bus controlled devices.
The converters use a proprietary serial protocol called CP (Control Protocol) to talk to your application. This protocol only frames the MDB payload and does not put constraints on the MDB messages or behavior. This means that the converters do not implement MDB behavior themselves, which gives you the full control over the messages and behavior.
You can therefore send any MDB data to the bus or implement any MDB behavior you would like. This is an easy interface to the raw MDB bus messages, so any peripheral and master function can be implemented.
Several product versions help you to fulfill all your requirements. We provide
- MDB Bus with stabilized 5V power @ 1A (up to 5W) output
- an SDK that gives you a fast start for developers
- a Raspberry PI Hat to use your Raspberry PI as an VMC and even logging and tracing possibilities.
- Best selling MDB Converter 4 supporting USB
All our MDB products can be found here.