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American Green Adds Biometric Technology To Its Pot Vending Machine

Posted On: 12/8/2016

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TAGS: marijuana vending machine, cannabis, American Green Inc., American Green Machine, AGM pot vending machine, M2SYS, biometric vending technology, M2-FingerVein

PHOENIX -- American Green Inc. said it has selected Atlanta's M2SYS to integrate biometric technology into its American Green Machine, or AGM, marijuana vending machine. M2SYS provides technology to government agencies around the world. For the AGM, M2SYS will initially provide its M2-FingerVein, a noninvasive reader.

Cuts, dry skin, scars and other factors can sometimes prevent fingerprint readers from reliably enrolling or identifying a person for smart vending use. The M2-FingerVein reader solves this by capturing images of the vein patterns inside a finger. Because they are inside the body, finger vein patterns are virtually impossible to reverse engineer and replicate.

American Green's use of this specialized technology also solves the issue of low-light environments in which facial recognition poses a challenge. M2SYS's technology is designed to scale and can support multiregional verification that will be important as the American Green Machine gains footholds nationwide.

"It's one thing to create a platform that's exciting with a lot of 'wow' factor ... and we have done that," said American Green chairman and acting president David Gwyther. "It's quite another thing to provide comfort to people, organizations and regulators where they can be assured, to the maximum extent possible today, that the appropriate person is making a regulated purchase."

American Green Machines are scheduled to begin shipping by the end of the year and feature a processor created by Silkron. They can be configured to sell any regulated or non-regulated product.