April 2023

MDB over Cashless Vending Machine

MDB. What is it?

MDB, which stands for "Multi-Drop Bus," is a communication protocol used in vending machines to allow the exchange of information between different components, such as the payment system, the coin mechanism, the bill validator, and the control board. MDB is a standard developed by the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) and is widely used in...

February 2023

Qiba RS232 Software and Hardware interface for vending

RS232 in Vending via MDB

RS232 in Vending via MDB   RS-232 (in former times also called V.24) is a really ancient standard for serial interfaces. RS-232 actually is an electrical standard, defining voltage levels and maximum cable lengths, but it is commonly used for a specific way to send bits too (asynchronous, with start and stop bits etc). Almost everyone in the...

Close-up of vending machine using Qiba MDB interfaces

MDB 101: Everything You Need to Know About This Essential Vending Communication Protocol

MDB 4.3: The Ultimate Guide to the Latest Vending Protocol   If you're involved in the vending industry, you may have heard the term "MDB" thrown around. But what does it stand for, and what does it have to do with vending? MDB stands for "Multi-Drop Bus," and it is a type of communication protocol used in vending...

January 2023

Woman using Qiba product in vending machine

MDB 4.3 and Remote Vending

MDB 4.3: The Ultimate Guide to the Latest Vending Protocol   What is that new version of the Vending Machine Peripherals Protocol, and how does it affect me? MDB is THE standard for interfacing payment peripherals to Vending Machines. Its internal controllers (commonly written as VMC- vending machine controllers). The standard is decades old, it was first defined in...

August 2022

Cryptostry - Blog


Immutable Records on the Blockchain Hello! Today we will talk about battling transparency in industry. How can we, as customers, assure that the products we buy are really local? Or aren’t being produced using child labor, slavery or other unethical or illegal exploitations? On the other hand, how can we as producers assure to our customers that our products...

November 2020

QR Code Payments

QR Code Payments

Description Today we will show you how our Qibaccount works on a real life setting. By scanning a QR Code the system accesses the user's Cloud Wallet and informs the machine if there are funds available or not to dispense the product - in this case, an espresso. Read More: In this video we present a real-life demonstration of...

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Digital VMC with Twint Mobile Payment

Description See how we enable any coin accepting machine to get credited with Twint thanks to the "Digital VMC" from Qibixx. In this video we show you how this works with a Bally Pinball Machine. Read More: In today's video we show how we have enabled a coin-activated Pinball Machine to accept Twint Payments. We are using our Barionet 1000...

November 2019

October 2019

Contact Closure

Hello! We will show you how easy it is to activate a contact closure output in our device with payment. This functionality has many real-world applications for example in arcade machines where you can activate them after confirming payment. So you can use cashless methods to play your favorite games..