Boston Ad Agency Gets Its Own RFID Enabled Beer Vending Machine
Arnold's RFID-activated machine has a touchscreen interface with Twitter integration and dispenses six varieties of its own branded brew.
Arnold, Boston has installed a beer vending machine, nicknamed Arnie, thanks to internal funding from new initiative ‘The Make Project’. The agency is setting aside $100,000 each year to bring new and innovative ideas pitched by the staff to life. Arnie dispenses six varieties of beer crafted by the agency, including the eponymous “Arnold Pilsner.”
Arnold employees are given RFID fobs to use at the machine, which let them have several free beers a month, and they can add credits if they would like more. With the fobs, Arnie is able to recognize each person who uses it and talk them through the vending process.