MDB MASTER/SLAVE and EXECUTIVE interface to RS232/USB serial (PICOVEND SERIAL BRIDGE)

MDB master, MDB slave, Executive to MDB bridge with RS232/5V serial interface

MDB MASTER/Slave and EXECUTIVE interface to RS232 or USB (with external USB RS232 converter) serial (PICOVEND SERIAL BRIDGE)

It can be, also, used to connect to a Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi and compatible SBC, but for this we recommend the dedicated Raspberry Pi to MDB master/slave and Executive shield, with many advantages (like an extra ccTalk interface, Raspberry Pi power supply on-board, etc.).

The picture may differ. Package includes PICOVEND SERIAL BRIDGE inserted into an ABS enclosure, full VMC and perihperals connecting cable for your selected working mode. The device may be, also, used to analyze the connection between vending machine and payment systems.

This interface was developed to integrate together the functions of MDB MASTER DIRECT and MDB SLAVE devices, offering, in the same time an extra Executive to MDB bridge working mode. It offers the following working modes:

  • MDB master to RS232 serial interface (usable with Raspberry Pi, Arduino or compatible) - that can control one bill validator, one coin acceptor/changer and two cashless devices.
  • MDB slave to RS232 serial interface (usable with Raspberry Pi, Arduino or compatible) - that can be connected to any MDB vending machine to provide cashless functionality.
  • Executive to MDB peripheral bridge to RS232V serial interface (usable with Raspberry Pi, Arduino or compatible) - that can connect MDB payment systems to any Executive vending machine. Supports one bill validator, one coin acceptor/changer and one cashless device. It supports both Executive price configurations and can be used to implement telemetry and remote cashless payments, by connecting any RS232 serial device to your back-end. Also, you can remotely manage prices and vending options (single/multi vend, maximum credit, maximum change, force vend, etc.). In this mode, interface can also work standalone, connecting MDB payment systems to Executive machines, without other connected equipment, for vending machine upgrade to MDB or vending machine upgrade/retrofit to touchscreen.
MDB master working mode - manual For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
MDB master working mode - demo application For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
MDB slave working mode - manual For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
MDB slave working mode - demo application For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
Executive to MDB working mode - manual For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
Executive to MDB working mode - demo application For firmware starting with 2018-05-15