cMDB (Cartadis Multi-Drop Bus) is the Cartadis MDB controller for Gespage. cMDB is the physical link connecting a vending machine to a Gespage server.
The cMDB (Cartadis multi-drop bus) is the Cartadis MDB controller for Gespage. This payment controller for Vending Machines is the physical link connecting a vending machine to a Gespage server.
By using a cMDB, users can use their Gespage wallet to pay the products from a vending machine. The Gespage wallet then enables payment for products from a vending machine in addition to prints, copies or scans.
Users authenticate with their identification card associated with their Gespage account thanks to the contactless card reader (additional equipment) connected via USB to cMDB.
Fully compatible with the MDB standard, the cMDB can be connected to any type of machines featuring a MDB connector like vending machines, laundromat controllers …
To operate, cMDB has to be connected to a card reader, most often a Cartadis reader of contactless cards as shown on the photo (TCM2 or TCM3).
A user having an account on Gespage swipes his card on the contactless reader mounted on the vending machine. The process is as follows: