Technology

About 30 years ago, when Chuck Pifko got a job working for a Coca-Cola vending business straight out of college, he had no idea he would land in a high-tech business.
Emeryville, CA – Redpark Product Development is now shipping what it calls the industry’s first DEX Cable for iPhone and iPad.
Expanded Technologies has added vending machine Floor Savers to its line of Floor Saver products, which help prevent floor damage and allow machines to be moved with less effort.
Calgary, Alta. – City Coin Vending Services has adopted Cantaloupe's Seed Office as its vending management system.
Archetype Ltd. of New Jersey has launched Flood Buzz and Flood Buzz Pro, two water leak alarms it says are loud, effective, easy to use and inexpensive.
June 25, 2015, Los Angeles – AVT, Inc. has introduced a Multi-Shopper Smart Vending System with an eight-inch touchscreen interface that displays nutritional and product information and is FDA-compliant for the sale of perishable items.
Edmonton – Back in 1987, the $1 coin was met with excitement by transit operators in Edmonton, but vending machine operators saw the coin as an added expense. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
London, U.K. – When the new polymer five-pound notes entered circulation last September in U.K., the Bank of England claimed that the new notes would provide a better alternative to their previous paper counterparts. However, certain studies said otherwise. EPPN reports. | READ MORE
Alberta – People and businesses in southern Alberta are being warned about counterfeit money. Fake bills have been turning up in small towns surrounding Calgary more frequently in the past few months. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Toronto-based CCL Industries will pay $1.13 billion to buy its British rival Innovia in a bid to become one of the world's biggest makers of polymer banknotes. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – One eminent Canadian woman will be named as the face of the next regularly circulating bank note on Dec. 8.
Ottawa – The central bank of Canada has published a new working paper that suggests its researchers believe digital currency exchange rates will become less volatile should adoption increase. CoinDesk reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Canadian consumers and businesses are using the Interac e-Transfer service at record levels with more than 158 million transfers made over the platform in 2016, Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation (Interac) said in a news release.
Toronto – India mobile payments and commerce company Paytm has launched bill payment service for Canadians.
Hermosa Beach, CA – Virtual Piggy is working with Univest Bank & Trust Company on a child-focused payment application and services designed to empower children 17 and under to become direct buyers with regulatory and parental controls built in. Finextra reports. | READ MORE
Alpharetta, GA – Ingenico Group recently reported more than 200 per cent year-over-year growth in shipments of its suite of iSelf Series solutions as a result of new additions to the Ingenico Group Unattended Partner Program.
San Jose, CA – Payments and commerce company Verifone is collaborating with FIS, a financial services and payment technology manufacturer, to allow consumers to pay with loyalty points linked to their credit or debit cards at the point of sale.
Orlando, FL – USA Technologies today launched its Universal Card Link Connector, which lets amusement and arcade operators connect cashless payment options such as credit card, debit card and mobile wallet (such as Apple Pay and Android Pay) to their equipment with the ease of a single cable.

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