Issue Date: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014, Posted On: 4/7/2014

Breakroom Provisions Will Roll Out Integrated Micromarket Antitheft Feature At Vending Show

Emily Jed
TAGS: vending, micro market, Breakroom Provisions Co., micromarket, antitheft widget, self-service micromarkets, micro market security

CHICAGO -- Breakroom Provisions Co. will debut integrated image capture with its antitheft "widget" at the upcoming National Automatic Merchandising Association's OneShow here at McCormick Place, April 9-11. With small-ticket purchases and tight margins, theft is a major concern among vending operators as self-service micromarkets continue to grow in popularity.

The graphical antitheft widget is part of the Catapult Dash executive dashboard that comes standard with all BP kiosks. Based on HTML5 technology, Dash is browser accessible with the proper authorization level from any terminal, including smartphone and tablet devices.

The widget with image capture and transaction recognition provides a quick and easy way to view the top 20 customers who have the highest quantity of all voids, item corrects and returns during kiosk transactions. It provides a high-level view of customers and employees who may be involved in "sweet-hearting" or other types of fraudulent transactions.

A camera kit is mounted on top of the kiosk or built into the terminal, and suspicious transactions trigger the camera to capture an image of the user. Captured images are automatically associated with the transaction detail and displayed graphically on the anti-theft widget.

Current Breakroom Provisions sites will be able to purchase a camera kit to install on their existing kiosk terminal. The new offering is part of ECRS's mobile-ready, HTML 5 office suite for micromarkets. ECRS develops retail automation solutions, and is the technology partner for Breakroom Provisions.

Breakroom Provisions will exhibit at the NAMA OneShow in booth No. 863.

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