Image Number 13 for United States Patent #6763336.
The present invention relates to a method of transacting e-mail, e-commerce, e-business and for transaction of other data communications having associated transaction data for use with a universal server by wirelessly networking a plurality of portable digital devices to an electronic commerce terminal. The system can also effectuate electronic commerce and interactive advertising at the point of sale. Vending equipment can be networked to each other through a first network, programmable and accessible by a PC, server, point of sale (POS) system, property or management information system (PMS/MIS), and networked to a second network. Complete control of a vending machine's functionality including usage, control, diagnostics, inventory, and marketing data capture can be effectuated locally or by remote connection to the network. Remote connection to the network includes Internet type connections, telecommunication (telephone, ISDN, ADSL), VSAT satellite, and other wire and wireless transmission.