The World’s Smallest Vending Kiosk?

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

If you are attending Customer Engagement Technology World at Javits Convention Center in New York this week, try not to miss stopping at Booth 221 where Vigix, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be showing off what it calls ‘the world’s smallest vending kiosk’, capable of dispensing physical and digital products from a footprint of just 2 sq. ft..

Vigix technology includes a complete, retail-management software system that is web-based, enabling central control of and reporting from an unlimited network of kiosks.

Vigix enables manufacturers, retailers, and distributors to establish a direct and profitable connection to consumers exactly at points of need. These include airports, mall concourses, end-caps inside retail stores, convenience stores, and large office and college campuses.

Among the elements that make the sleekly-designed Vigix unique are its no-moving-parts dispensing system, resulting in solid reliability, and its proprietary cartridge-swap replenishment, resulting in greater efficiency by eliminating the need for trucks, drivers, and inventory constantly on the road.

3 Responses to “The World’s Smallest Vending Kiosk?”

  1. Bryan Crotaz Says:

    Ok I’m impressed. How do you make a physical dispenser with no moving parts? What releases the product yet doesn’t move?

  2. Bryan Crotaz Says:

    Google is my friend. A pulse of heat melts a hook holding the product into the dispenser. Does this limit it to lightweight goods?

  3. Ross Elkin- Vigix Says:

    Thanks for your interest, Bryan. There is a limit to the weight of the product that can be dispensed, but Vigix can handle something as light as a credit card or as heavy as a cell phone, digital camera, pair of headphones, or a tablet computer.

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