Utica, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Upstate Networks, Inc. (UNI), a computer engineering, design and manufacturing firm unveiled a new programming resource to integrate smart phones, tablets and phablets with unattended vending machines and payment systems.
Targeted to Android developers, UNI's PC2ASDAPI Library is a software package that enables the use of common USB-to-serial adapters and features UNI's PC2ASD™ circuit board, which can be used with devices running Android 3.1 and above supporting USB host mode. The PC2ASD™ replaces the keypad on a vending machine with an Android-based interface. This allows the Android device to control the item selection process.
The PC2ASDAPI Library was developed in Java programming language using the Android Software Development Kit. Rooting of devices is not required to access the USB port.
According to Chris Smolen Upstate Networks President, the library is easy to integrate. “Follow a few simple steps and the developer's app is ready to communicate with the PC2ASD™ circuit board,” Mr. Smolen said. "Create an instance of the class, implement the Data Listener and the simulating a key press is simply calling the send key press method.” Smolen continued ”The programmer can then control the vending machine selection mechanism via a smartphone or tablet computer (phablet).”
For more information about the PC2ASDAPI Library, a project sample, documentation or any of UNI's products, please call 1-800-369-5797 or e-mail PR(at)upstatenetworks(dot)com.
About Upstate Networks
Located in Utica, NY, Upstate Networks, Inc. is a computer engineering, design and manufacturing concern founded by President Chris Smolen in 1994. Upstate Networks manufactures hardware and software designed to interface vending products to PCs and other general-purpose computers, and works with manufacturers to develop novel vending and other self-service pay-per-use equipment. In doing so, Upstate Networks continues to be the world leader in PC-controlled vending:
May 09, 2013 - Released a proof of concept demonstration of patent-pending vending technology featuring the first-ever vending machine purchase using Bitcoins with change returned in USD.
April 9, 2013 - Issued U.S. Patent 8,417,376, which provides a method and means for utilizing transparent LED touch screens for selecting products and services in retail environments. This technology allows the user to view a number of products at the same time through the glass display, select one or more for investigation, choose one for removal from the display, and deliver the chosen item to a user.
January 26, 2013 - Announced the option of conformal coating for all its PCB products. Conformal coating material is applied to electronic circuitry to act as protection against moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes that, if uncoated (non-protected), could result in damage or failure of the electronics to function. When electronics must withstand harsh environments and added protection is necessary, Upstate Networks Inc. coats assemblies with a layer of transparent conformal coating rather than potting.