UCapIt Specialty Applications Spotlight

Pandemics are not new to our world, but COVID-19 has taught us the need for prevention, testing and protection unlike any other in contemporary history. Intelligent Dispensing Solutions brings a comprehensive set of products that cover all three aspects through its UCapit family of machines.

  • Sani-Center Plus machines can dispense large and small PPE Kits to help in preventing the spread of harmful diseases, such as influenza, COVID-19 and even the common cold.
  • IDS Testing Center enables access to self-administered COVID-19 test kits for quick identification of the COVID-19 viruses in order to slow the spread in businesses and college campuses.
  • Harm Reduction Supply Dispenser helps to deliver essential supplies like needles, syringes and disposal containers in a safe manner.

UCapit specialty application machines can help businesses and institutions fight the spread of this pandemic while ensuring proper medical supply distribution and accountability. Emergency Medical Supplies (EMS) are not just expensive, but also very valuable as they have direct impact on the lives of people. UCapit machines help distribute medical supplies, ensure proper usage and prevents waste of such life-saving essentials.

Sani-Center

Preventing the spread of viruses reduces the social and economic impact of the pandemic by saving lives. The   dispenses PPE equipment and sanitation supplies to help contain spread of contagious diseases like COVID-19 and influenze.

Sani-Center dispensers are configurable to ensure delivery of a wide range of supplies – big and small. So, investing in a single machine, operators and institutions can cater to different PPE and sanitation requirements of the end-users. The proprietary  technology eliminates coils and the need for frequent maintenance.

IDS Testing Center

The key to successful testing for COVID-19 lies in two aspects, timeliness and trackability. Timeliness means the access to tests for symptomatic and asymptomatic hosts of the disease. Early detection can help both the affected and those around them.

The series of our medical supply distribution machines helps educational institutions and businesses in Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Work initiatives. It ensures easy access to self-administered test kits in a controlled process that allows trackability. This is achieved by scanning the bar code on the employee badge or the campus card. After sample collection, when the kit is returned, it is cross referenced with the bar code on the badge to ensure proper attribution of results.

IDS Testing Center uses a combination of cloud technology,  , optical sensing and its features like iVend guaranteed delivery to ensure proper dispensing of test kits, collection of samples and accurate attribution.

Harm Reduction Supply Dispenser

Prevention and testing are important steps towards mitigation of spread. Protecting or treating is important to save the lives. It helps in reducing the spread of HIV and other diseases. This is where UCapit’s comes into play.

These machines enhance safety in drug use through its automated syringe dispensing system. It is used by institutions and civic administration to provide health officials access to clean needles, clean syringes, and needle disposal containers for used needles.

Technology

Providing access to EMS and other life-saving commodities need to be reliable, controlled and trackable. UCapit leaves no stone unturned in terms of bringing in the right technology pieces from both Hardware and Software perspectives to deliver these values to its users and operators.

  • Hardware

The portfolio of products includes everything from that are installed in institutions or public spaces to Supply Lockers. are a critical component of the medical supplies value stream to proper ensure collection and distribution of narcotics and pharmaceuticals. But that is not all. The portfolio also boasts that of the that combine benefits of dispensers and supply lockers into one machine. This not only reduces the footprint, but also reduces cost of operations.

At a sub-system level, UCapIt uses cutting edge technology like IR sensing based iVend Guaranteed Delivery systems and  systems to ensure safe and assured delivery of essential commodities.

  • Software

Data visibility is the key to making timely and accurate decisions in the supply chain. It is more so when it comes to dispensing EMS and critical supplies. That is why UCapit’s iQ Technology ensures availability of real-time analytics that can provide actionable insights into consumption of supplies and usage of the machine. The data can help executives and managers make informed decisions for enterprise-wide inventory and asset management.

Benefits of UCapit Specialty Applications

In times of the pandemic, healthcare organizations look for ways to easily distribute medical supplies. When patient volumes are high and the need for quick access to testing is at never-before-seen levels, they also must minimize cost of operations. The cost of inventory is a big component of the cost of operations. The different features of the UCapit portfolio of machines help optimize the cost of inventory and reduce expensive wastage to deliver savings for its customers.

But that is not where it stops. It delivers benefits to all players across the value stream from civic bodies to end users and everyone in between.

Government & Civic Bodies Hospitals Businesses and Educational Institutions End Users (Students, workers, patients, etc.)
Reduces Inventory Carrying Costs

Eliminates ‘shrink’ and hoarding

Eliminates waste due to expired products and pharmaceuticals

Provides real time intelligence

Provides access to inventory while maintaining control and security

Meets the FDA and DEA federal guidelines for pharmaceutical management

Reduces administration costs and streamlining operations

Increases the time apparatus trucks can be in service

 

UCapit machines can make a difference in the EMS and critical supplies space by positively impacting business profitability and the lives of people. To learn more about how we can help you or your institution distribute medical supplies, you can contact us at (866) 409-2895.

The New and Improved iQ Technology: The Medical Package

Intelligent Dispensing Solutions assists customers to find better medical supply management solutions and improve their efficiency. One way in which this is done is with iQ Technology. This module-based software enables organizations to reduce inventory costs and increase productivity.

IDS offers five iQ Technology software packages to allow you to choose a solution that works best for your organization. The next package we will break down is the medical inventory control package. This package includes the same components of the Standard Package, plus the features you need for enterprise-wide inventory and asset management. 

In addition to all of the components that can be found in the Standard Package, the Medical Package includes vehicle management, custom checklists and biometric management. These additions make the Medical Package the most comprehensive medical supply management system that iQ Technology has to offer.

Vehicle management allows you to manage all of your dispensing equipment in one location. Instead of spending time walking around to every machine within your organization, you are able to manage your equipment and check the health of each machine from one location. Additionally, vehicle management gives you the capability to set limits on the number of products that can be accessed by a single user per day, eliminating hoarding and waste. This key feature saves you and your organization valuable time and money. 

In order to ensure all machines are being inspected according to the standards you set, the Medical Package includes a custom checklist feature. During each inspection, users are able to check off each step of the inspection in order to confirm it is fully complete and everything passes its inspection. Create a checklist based on your standards.

Finally, biometric management allows the machine to track who accessed what product, the number of products that were accessed and when the product was accessed. Additionally, biometrics can be carried over from your previous machines, so employees can jump into using it immediately, instead of setting every employee up with new credentials. 

No matter what industry you are in, iQ Technology vending machines can help you manage your medical inventory. To find out more, give us a call at 1-877-771-4446.

The System Your Manufacturing Floor is Missing

As a supervisor in a manufacturing company, it is your job to look for ways to cut overhead costs without reducing employee productivity. One of the most efficient ways to do this is by considering your inventory management system. Do your employees have to rummage through a supply closet looking for gloves? Are they spending precious minutes searching a bin in order to find safety glasses? If so, you are wasting time and money that can be easily resolved with an efficient production floor management system.

Inventory management systems, such as Vend Safety from Intelligent Dispensing Solutions, determine how and when an employee accesses an item. In order for an employee to access a safety mask, for example, they must first swipe their employee ID card. Then, their item will be dispensed to them and it will be detailed for you in a report. Additionally, it can be set up in such a way that employees must enter a PIN number or even through biometrics. This set of safety precautions saves you money through controlled production floor inventory management.

Vend Safety allows for more accurate inventory management. It eliminates the need to spend countless hours tallying the number of face masks or gloves you have on hand. Instead, administrators are able to track who accessed what item(s), when they accessed the item(s) and the quantity of the item they accessed. This chain of custody is critical when identifying and mitigating risks in a crisis situation, as well as is useful on an inventory management basis during normal operating circumstances. 

iQ Technology, Vend Safety’s proprietary software, saves you time by cutting down on inventory management. Eliminate the hours spent on counting inventory and organizing your supply closet. iQ Technology has reporting that details inventory information for you. This eliminates wasting money on unnecessary supplies and allows you to reallocate your time to something more important. 

“The integration of IDS’ iQ Technology software with our existing point-of-sale (POS) system drives the success of our 300 machines healthy vending program. Plus, the software’s real-time reporting and alerts allow us to manage the program efficiently and effectively,” states Julie Hedine, Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Pasco County School District.

In addition to offering automatic dispensing solutions, many companies are looking into offering personal protective equipment to supply to companies to stock their equipment. Offering both dispensing equipment and the PPE supplies to stock them moves the responsibility of maintaining your equipment and supplies from you, back to us. It reduces the time you spend with PPE replenishment. 

Inventory management solutions can come in the form of an automatic supply dispenser or a supply locker. Supply dispensers allow employees to increase productivity and reduce employee downtime by spreading out your storage to your point of use. They ensure your team has exactly what they need, when and where they need it. Supply lockers provide secure accountability for reusable assets and consumable products. Single and multiple item dispense, check-in/check-out, loan periods and asset management are all possible with supply lockers. 

Supply dispensers are useful for products of varying shapes and sizes. They are especially useful for one-time-use products or products that should not be shared amongst employees, such as safety glasses and face masks. Trays within the dispenser can be configured to provide employees with large items, such as boxes of alcohol wipes, to something small, such as earplugs.

For items of various shapes and sizes that need to be returned for others to use, such as tools, you may find a supply locker to be more useful. Supply lockers are adjustable and can be made to have anywhere from 3 compartments to up to 22 compartments. Additionally, select supply lockers include interior lighting and chargers within each compartment. This allows your employees to recharge tools, if necessary before someone else needs to use them. Both supply dispensers and supply lockers can be attached, with the help of a satellite supply locker.

“Our vending machines are great and perform like they’re brand new,” says Daniel Bolens, Desktop Services Specialist at JAMF Software. “IDS is the perfect solution and working with them is a very positive experience. We evaluated other suppliers and IDS had the best technological solution. The machines are embraced by the team and popular in the office.” 

Implementing an inventory management system in your manufacturing company allows you to cut back on time and money spent organizing supply closets and ensuring your employees are not hoarding supplies. Whether you are on the lookout for supply dispensers, supply lockers or a combination of both, Intelligent Dispensing Solutions has an inventory management solution to help cut overhead costs within your manufacturing company.

For more information about Vend Safety, or any other IDS products, give us a call at 1-877-771-4446.

The New and Improved iQ Technology: The Standard Package

Intelligent Dispensing Solutions assists customers in their mission to find better ways to manage inventory and improve their efficiency. One way in which this is done is with iQ Technology sales control tool. This module-based software enables organizations to reduce inventory costs and increase productivity by processing real-time data captured from IDS’ hardware.

IDS offers five iQ Technology software packages to allow you to choose a solution that works best for your organization. The next package we will break down is our vending machine inventory management package, which includes all of the components of the Basic Package, plus the features you need for an enterprise-wide inventory and asset management solution that includes dispensing larger items via IDS’ Supply Lockers.

One of the key features included in the Standard Package is the Supply Room. This feature allows you to save time and money by managing inventory that you have on hand anytime and anywhere. You will no longer have to spend hours in your supply room taking inventory of products. Instead, simply access your entire supply room with the click of a button.

Another feature is API/Pre-Authorization. We understand that security is important to our customers. That is why our API/Pre-Authorization feature allows customers to connect directly to their existing employee management system. Under this, information remains confidential by ensuring sensitive employee information is not stored within the iQ Technology platform.

Like the Basic Package, the Standard Package offers extensive reporting that features real-time, comprehensive sales control tools for managers. These reports eliminate the need for timely manual inventory audits, reduce shrinkage and waste and increase employee productivity.

No matter what industry you are in, iQ Technology can help you manage your inventory. To find out more about our vending machine packages with iQ technology, give us a call at 1-877-771-4446.

The New and Improved iQ Technology: The Basic Package

Intelligent Dispensing Solutions assists customers in their mission to find better ways to control inventory levels and improve their efficiency. One way in which this is done is with iQ Technology vending machine package. This module-based software enables organizations to reduce inventory costs and increase productivity by processing real-time data captured from IDS’ hardware.

IDS offers five iQ Technology vending machine packages to allow you to choose a solution that works best for your organization. The first package we will break down is the Basic Package, which includes the essential capabilities to streamline inventory and asset management within your organization.

iQ Technology offers a reporting system that features real-time, comprehensive insights for managers. These reports eliminate the need for timely manual inventory audits, reduce shrinkage and waste and increase employee productivity. Additionally, reports reduce the risk of keeping expired products within machines. 

The Basic package gives you the ability to put restrictions on certain products. For example, restrictions can be put in place for employees, departments or job functions to access the products they need to perform their job. You can also ensure employees are not wasting products by only allowing a certain number of products to be accessed by employees. This feature helps employers cut down on product waste and improve their inventory level control.

IDS machines with iQ Technology feature alerts that will allow managers to be in the know about the health of their hardware. These inventory alerts, which can be sent to multiple people, include:

  • Low stock in the machine
  • A product that will be expiring soon
  • Lack of internet connection
  • Open door on the machine
  • Item-specific dispenses

Keep track of your asset inventory through iQ Technology.

No matter what industry you are in, iQ Technology can help you manage your inventory. To find out more about this iQ technology vending machine package, give us a call at 1-877-771-4446.

The New and Improved iQ Technology: The Basic Package

Intelligent Dispensing Solutions assists customers in their mission to find better ways to manage inventory and improve their efficiency. One way in which this is done is by the iQ Technology smart inventory solution. This module-based software enables organizations to reduce inventory costs and increase productivity by processing real-time data captured from IDS’ hardware.

IDS offers five iQ Technology vending and distribution software packages to allow you to choose a solution that works best for your organization. The first package we will break down is the Basic Package, which includes the essential capabilities to streamline inventory and asset management within your organization.

iQ Technology offers a reporting system that features real-time, comprehensive insights for managers. iQ vending and distribution reports eliminate the need for timely manual inventory audits, reduce shrinkage and waste and increase employee productivity. Additionally, reports reduce the risk of keeping expired products within machines. 

The Basic package gives you the ability to put restrictions on certain products. For example, restrictions can be put in place for employees, departments or job functions to access the products they need to perform their job. You can also ensure employees are not wasting products by only allowing a certain number of products to be accessed by employees. This feature helps employers cut down on product waste. 

IDS machines with iQ Technology feature alerts that will allow managers to be in the know about the health of their hardware. These inventory alerts, which can be sent to multiple people, include:

  • Low stock in the machine
  • A product that will be expiring soon
  • Lack of internet connection
  • Open door on the machine
  • Item-specific dispenses

Keep track of your asset inventory through iQ Technology.

No matter what industry you are in, iQ Technology can help you manage your inventory. To find out more about our iQ technology vending and distribution, give us a call at 1-877-771-4446.

The Brain of Our Machines

Managing inventory control, no matter what industry you are in, can be a real challenge. This is especially true if you are unsure about where your inventory is going and who has access to what. Our controlled dispensing machines simplifies this for you with the help of iQ Technology.

iQ Technology is the brain of IDS’ dispensing machines. It is a cloud-based system that gives managers complete control and customization of supply dispensers and the associated inventory. It allows managers to track sales remotely and create unique point-of-sale displays for all employees. You can now have complete control over your supply room by putting supplies into dispensers and tracking who is checking out what merchandise. In addition to that, managers can tailor usage restrictions on an individual basis. If a certain individual is going through an unusually high amount of highlighters, for example, you can put a limit on how many they can access every month. 

With iQ Vending Technology, you have direct access to its dashboard. This dashboard includes the system’s health and the dispense overview, so you know how much inventory you have left. It will also allow you to make note of an item that may have run out too quickly. In addition to the dashboard feature, there are a number of software features that allow iQ Technology to run smoothly. It gives you 24/7 cloud-based database access, so you can access reports anytime, anywhere. It will also give you automated real-time inventory and management reporting. 

Managers can receive various reports and alerts about their controlled dispensers with the help of iQ Technology. Reports will be sent whenever a user has exceeded his or her limit on items retrieved. Managers can also receive a usage summary, inventory consumption, restrock summary and so much more. These reports make it easy to stay on top of inventory counts and assures that your machine is working properly.

Tracking inventory can be a real challenge, especially when you do not have a system in place to track your current inventory. With iQ Technology. This issue can be fixed with ease. To learn more about iQ Technology and other systems IDS has to offer, give us a call at 1-855-942-0998 or click here to fill out our contact form. 

How to Take Control Back in Your Hospital Pharmacy

Drug diversion is an incredibly serious issue that is affecting a huge number of medical facilities across the country. According to a survey conducted by the Mayo Clinic in 2014, drug abuse among those in the general population runs at around 5% annually. The theory is that the number will actually be higher for medical professionals like pharmacy employees, however, because they have convenient access to the drugs that they seek. Now, many organizations are turning to technological advancements to help take back control in their hospital pharmacies once and for all.

The technology that is commonly employed to combat this type of issue involves a machine called an automated dispensing cabinet. Not only do hospitals and other facilities get the convenience that is associated with a medical vending machine, but they also have different layers of security to help deter drug theft and keep criminals at bay. Certain machines can have up to five different authorized access levels, for example, allowing employees instant access to only the products and items that are relevant to do their jobs on a daily basis. All relevant employee information can be recorded for each transaction, keeping a detailed record of who is checking out which item at what time.

One example of an organization that is using this type of technology to curb drug diversion and theft issues is UCapIt. With UCapIt’s Controlled Access Pharmaceutical Dispenser, for example, all transactions between an employee and a machine are individually tracked and reported. Not only does this help medical facilities keep a better eye on their inventory and alert them to situations where orders may need to be placed, but it also inserts a new level of accountability into the equation. If you always know who is checking out items, you know exactly who to turn to in the event that something goes missing.

With UCapIt’s solutions, EMS professionals can instantly check their hospital pharmacy inventory 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even from remote locations. Some of the security measures that are in place on these devices include fingerprint readers, barcode scanners, proximity card readers, unique PIN numbers and more.

Though drug theft is a major issue at many hospitals and pharmacies around the country, companies like UCapIt are doing everything in their power to put technology to good use and ward off criminals once and for all. With automated dispensing solutions and additional layers of security, organizations won’t have to worry about these types of issues much longer.

Secure Dispensers for Office Supply Vending Machines

Vending machines have long been one of the best ways to get a wide range of different products to consumers in a quick and efficient manner. Because of the automated nature of these solutions, however, security was always a primary concern. A vending machine representative or service technician isn’t necessarily going to check a particular unit every day, so it could be quite awhile before anyone even realizes that theft has occurred. Now, one industry leader is taking things to the next level by offering vending machine solutions with a focus on security above all else.

Intelligent Dispensing Solutions, a leading vending machine manufacturer and provider for both operators and businesses around the world, has released a new line of automated office supply vending machines into the marketplace with a major emphasis on security. These machines track office supplies by letting customers log in with their own user IDs and passwords to make a purchase. This adds a bold new level of accountability to the equation, as each purchase is always tied to a specific person. Management can then view these detailed records to help see who is participating in what types of activity at a moment’s notice. Keeping track of inventory and making sure that a machine stays secure has truly never been easier.

IQ Technology leverages the power of the cloud with inventory tracking to help provide an efficient solution that is intently focused on security at the same time.

IQ is an Internet-based software system, which means that business owners and vendors can access important diagnostic information about a particular vending machine from any device on the planet with an active Web connection. Business leaders can track current inventory levels, see who is checking out certain items, see when (or if) they’re being promptly returned and more. It’s a system that can be used to manage as many machines as necessary given the needs of a business, so long as each machine is connected to the Internet.

In addition to preventing theft, IQ-enabled solutions are also adept at preventing fraud. All transactions are 100% encrypted, so both consumers and business owners don’t have to worry about things like credit card fraud or identity theft when using these machines.

Thanks to the engineers and designers at Intelligent Dispensing Solutions and similar companies all over the world, security concerns are now a thing of the past. Businesses can depend on vending machines to help with everything from inventory control to efficiency and productivity management, all without having to worry about theft and similar issues that were prominent in an era not too long passed.

Keeping Your Office Working Efficiently

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When you think about office vending machines, an office supply distribution machine is likely not what comes to mind. However, today, Intelligent Dispensing Solutions is helping place these machines in offices across the nation. These innovative vending machines ensure employees are well prepared for every task and have easy access to the tools and materials they need.

IQ Technology:
With IQ technology, vending machines have been shown to reduce inventory waste by at least 25 percent through stock monitoring and reporting. Some of our IDS machines even have the capability to use an employee ID, or other form of identification, to procure items from the machine. Who gets what out of the machine is then reported so there is employee accountability. This process is called inventory reporting. It is key for a few reasons —one being the aforementioned accountability and the other being the fact that sales will let employers know what products are going faster than others in their machines.

Other benefits:
In addition to cutting down on waste in regards to office materials and tools, the machines also increase productivity thanks to the fact that needed tools are replaced quickly. For example, consider an employee is working on a big project, and their keyboard suddenly quits. In the past, it would take at least a few days to a week to replace the keyboard, due to the fact that it would normally involve the IT department ordering said keyboard. During this time, the employee would be unproductive. However, with office vending machines, the employee can have instant access to a new keyboard and is able to get back to work.

Vending machine products and other benefits of office vending machines:
Aside from keyboards, these office supply distribution machines have the capability to provide employees easy access to many other items like construction tools, medical equipment, electrical appliances and much more. Due to our machines’ versatility and ease of use, many businesses are now foregoing having an IT
department. Therefore, a vending machine, which supplies needed resources, can save employers the cost of paying IT personnel.

Although snack and soda vending machines will still find a home in office settings, machines that provide tools and materials are a worthy addition to any office as it does enable an office run more efficiently.