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It’s true, the bigger they are, the harder the fall. Kiosk and vending owners and operators know it can be costly and painful when scaling a fleet from hundreds to thousands of machines. Every time those devices are down, the business takes a hit, and customers walk away, probably frus...
Locker kiosks also called smart lockers are enabling click-and-collect retailers to make inventory more accessible and easier to track. It’s a bigger market than you think and growing. It doesn’t seem that long ago when I first read about the Amazon Locker, it turns out it was six year...
When a machine sends a heartbeat, it’s sending a message saying, “Hey I’m online, I’m alive.” Measuring heartbeats can not only tell an operator whether a machine is online or offline, but it can also share if it’s in distress. With software at the endpoint, at regular intervals, usual...
Antonio’s first thought each morning as he starts with Banyan is “what can I learn more about today”; he embodies one of our core values: “Technology Enthusiasts”. Antonio began with Banyan as an Android developer, but has quickly branched out and handles iOS and Leaf development. Leaf...
In my last blog post, I shared my predictions for the Internet of Things in 2017. Prior to that, I talked about why I believe IoT is real, and how there is an opportunity for many businesses to improve operations, enable automation and drive new revenue. In this in a short video, I ans...
Last week I was looking at our web analytics and saw some unfavorable trends in our site visits. There were some dips and declines. My slow but steady upward trend was starting to level. The horror, I know. Look, we all know content is king, but when you are running marketing for a sma...
(Photo: Stefan lends a hand at the Lanier Community Garden Project) When you meet Stefan, you immediately get a jolt of energy. He always has a smile and brings a positive attitude to work every day. Stefan is a designer at Banyan Hills Technologies. He’s creativity is endless, and he’...
Grayson and I were at the Decatur High School football field, but we didn’t see a touchdown or a first down. We watched drone races at the back of the field where competitors would line up in twos and threes to race around the course, getting points for each successful lap. That was aw...
While many of us were enjoying our last weekend of freedom, having fun with our kids or shopping for school supplies, others like Mark were heads down and knee deep in code. It takes a special person and a lot of passion for coding to participate in the annual ICFP Programming contest....
There are some very basic steps you can take towards making your payment processing solution compliant with PCI and EMV. Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) compliance are concerns of any payment processing solution today.  $20,752 IS THE AVERAGE COST TO ...
The numbers are staggering, and it’s all melding together. By 2020 there will be 44 Trillion gigabytes of data, that’s equal to the number of stars in the universe. Picture 1 trillion sensors contributing to the rise of data in 2020 and three trillion being invested in the IoT over the...
One of the things that strikes me with many of the applications that we see ramping up around the Internet of Things, is the intense focus on the “sexy” part of the solution, and not so much on the beastly and often complex side of IoT. That’s the part that excites many of us. There ar...