What is this device?
It is an out of the box controller with timer for self service solutions direct control. It can be used to directly control up to 8 digital outputs for any device that accepts digital inputs to work. For example, it can automatically select and turn on up to 8 cleaning programs for a self service car washing system.It is a fiscal ready device, according to Romanian law, by sending all cash sales value and product ID to the cashless device. Fiscal modules will sniff the cashless reporting transactions if there is a cashless device connected or will report directly to the fiscal device when a cashless device is not connected.
This device is available for the market. Send us an e-mail if you need commercial details.
How it's working?
That is easy, you need to configure the device parameters by using the friendly Android application over Bluetooth and you are ready to start your self service business, accepting cash and cashless payments that will keep 8 different contacts closed for the programmed time. You need to connect the timer digital outputs to the digital inputs of your self service system that keeps it powered.Each channel can have an individual price and time (for example, channel 1 can have a price of 1EUR and a time of 120seconds, channel 2 can have a price of 1.5EUR and a time of 30seconds, etc.). Unused time for one channel is recalculated when other channel is selected and added to the total time for the selected channel (for example, if you have 20seconds remaining on channel 1 and you are switching to channel 2, the remaining time is recalculated as credit and added to the channel 2 time).
We are also developing a communication module for this device, that will connect it to any Mosquitto MQTT broker in order to send sales and malfunction information.
What you need to do?
Almost nothing. You need to only set the correct working parameters, connect it to the payment systems and start your self service business. We can adjust the device business flow according to your specifications, if you have a custom project.
Can I go deeper with my own application?
Yes, of course. If our firmware is not enough for your purposes, you may go down to the low level programming. If you are familiar with Arduino IDE, you can entirely rewrite device's firmware. We are providing some short hints about how to communicate over MDB and using the EspSoftwareSerial library you can install in your Arduino IDE
Also, we can develop some custom peripherals if your project requires that and we can even create a custom firmware, upon your needs.