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Power to the Machines

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Machine to machine technology has turned the corner. The corner being slow connectivity. Things that are possible today were just a mere thought years ago. One man in Charlotte has taken advantage of machine to machine and now has a business that has involves cell phones, ice makers, and the internet.

Marc Shomber and his company, Control Solutions, Inc. monitor over 300 ice machines throughout the Southeast. This monitoring is connected directly to the owner of the ice machine and gives real time updates 24 hours a day. The owner has the ability to reset faults, vend bag/bulk ice, open the bag chute, reset dollar bill validator, shutdown sales of ice/water, schedule the ice-maker to not run at selected times each day, and customize set points in the ice machine to make each machine work exactly to their specification.

Verizon Wireless awarded Shomber in October of 2013 with an innovation award for his use of the Verizon network that powers the technology in his software in the ice machines.
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