Highlighting a cool new IoT solution: Coca-Cola Amatil's new interactive coolers

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Highlighting a cool new IoT solution: Coca-Cola Amatil's new interactive coolers

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What if the Coke machine at your corner store suddenly transformed into a jukebox you control with your smartphone? One of Microsoft’s partners, a leading digital agency in Australia called TKM9, has created beverage coolers that do that — and much more – for Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), a leading beverage distributor in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The solution capitalizes on the Internet of Things by utilizing interactive digital signage installed on the coolers — those large refrigerator-like vending machines. These digital signs are designed to collect data on sales and customer interaction, and share content with customers at the point of sale — such as discount offers and weather reports. They also draw consumers into an interactive multimedia and social-media experience, via the coolers and the consumers’ own devices, offering games, contests, Facebook posts and more.

Windows Embedded General Manager Barb Edson is in Australia this week, showcasing this solution and the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service, our newest service to help businesses realize the potential of IoT by harnessing their “things.” You can read her blog here, and read our feature story here. Read more about Microsoft’s vision for the Internet of Things in retail on our website.

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