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Touchpoints are a touchy point, but they needn’t be…


Touchpoints are a big concern. Understandably, there is a significant shift in the way that we all interact with machines; indeed, it is surprising to everyone how often we come into contact with surfaces commonly touched by other people. The current epidemic has made us much more conscious of these touchpoints, and we now realise that the simple act of making a cup of tea involves touching multiple things that are used often by other people.

Of course, the best advice is to clean all touchpoints regularly, but other measures will improve hygiene and provide additional peace of mind. In a previous post, we introduced IP SafeTouch. This film contains the highly effective antimicrobial agent zinc pyrithione, which works by denying the microbes the conditions they need to thrive, eventually killing them.

Coffee machine manufacturer, Coffetek has come up with a solution that makes it possible to enjoy your favourite beverage without any contact with the dispensing machine. Using Distance Selection Technology patented by Azkoyen Group, the new range of Coffetek machines will offer a touchless selection process called AirTouch.

AirTouch allows you to choose the product you want from a distance of up to 2 centimetres from the surface of the selection panel. 

Azkoyen Group has also developed the Pay4vend electronic payment technology which allows remote payment using mobile devices and Joyco APP, allowing the distance selection and contactless payment on the phone.

The health and safety measures enabled by Distance Selection Technology, Pay4Vend, and Joyco technologies will improve consumer confidence in the use of vending machines, ideal for workplaces and hospitality.

Changing the way we interact with the devices around us, such as vending machines, has become an indispensable step to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses such as Covid-19.

If you are interested in finding out more about the touchless solutions that we can put in place for your workplace, please call us on 0845 60 40 111, or email us at info@excel-vending.co.uk, we will be happy to you through the options.

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