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internet of things is a
Coffee Machine
Designed by illycaffè, in collaboration with Bluewind
Y2                                   (Leaflet)
The Y2 HoReCa professional Coffee machine, is a good example of ioT in the vending field.
Y2 sports all the latest communication technologies , in a brilliant and sleek design.
Y2 is connected to the internet cloud, through GPRS or Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for product marketing analysis and device maintenance.
The Y2 is powered by rugged CPU running Linux Embedded, and includes a high level graphical display interface, similar to the one available on the latest Smartphones, based on QTembedded.

Telit as a partner, has helped in the connection of GSM hardware technology, into the Cloud network, by using their m2mAir connectivity platform

   > Hi End Professional Coffee

   > Sleek Aesthetic and

   > Cloud connected
  > GPRS connectivity and Antenna
  > Wi-Fi option
   > QT embedded graphics

   > Mqtt/mosquitto opensource technology
Mechanics Design , Aesthetics
The original Idea is translated into a series of sketches, concepts and mock-ups which underline the functional and physical appearence of the Product, along with its usability value.


Mechanical development is performed by using 3DCAD tools for solid modeling. A simulation phase (FEM: Thermal, Fatigue, Stress, Fluid Dynamics), is often required to validate the mechanical parts. Specific laboratory tests (stress, safety compliance) complete the design cycle.

Electronics Development

Depending on the the overall machine Size, Electronics can be based on single or multipke board layout, including Power Supply and electronic valve triac control, communication channels (Uarts, GSM, Wi-Fi), and graphical Interfaces display and User Interface.
Software Development and Graphical Interface;  Linux, QT Embedded
For simple machines, single CPU can suit the design. For more complex systems, also a Linux based solutions can be suitable for the complexity of : communicatipon tasks, real time tasks, graphics UI, and up to TCP/IP requirements (WiFi)
Connectivity to the Cloud: WiFi, GSM
Data connectivity is mandatory for last generation Vending Machines. This  is obtained through the mix of two main technologies: GSM and Wi-Fi. Both are available options as data channels, necessary to transmit servece data, monitor consumer choices, and perform optimal level of service at the maintenance level.
Lightweight Data Channel
In vending machines, Bluewind data logging and telemetry relies upon MQTT/ mosquitto software protocol. The system thus obtains  optimal efficiency on the data channel, which results in lighter cost for GSM/GPRS data transmission.

The machine manufacturer experiences best return on sales revenue, marketing statistics, (i.e. coffee statistics), delivered coffees, and quality type.

The machine can be diagnosed in advance, before runnig out of goods, or well ahead of machine failures and anomalies. Temperature anomalies, pressure and possibily coffe counterfeits can be diagnosed in advance. Maintenance personnel is optimized and ahead of machine anomalies.
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