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Vending industry Standards & Protocols

The EVA is a strong advocate of standards designed by, and for, the industry
The EVA maintains and updates 5 industry standards and works in close cooperation with the US Vending Association, NAMA on the MDP ICP and EVA DTS.

  • EVA EPS - Electronic Payment Specification V 1.1
  • EVA-DTS - Data Transfer Standard - NEW VERSION 6.1 AVAILABLE
    developed by the EVA Standards Committee in close cooperation with the North American Vending Association, NAMA.

  • EVA EMP - Energy Measurement Protocol - NEW VERSION 3.0 AVAILABLE

  • EVA TMP - Temperature Measurement Protocol
EVA CVS and EVA MPS are developed by the Electronic Payment Committee

EVA EMP, EVA TMP are produced by the Technical Committee

The MDB/ICP (Multi-Drop Bus/Internal Communication Protocol) can only be downloaded from the NAMA website.

EVA standards are supported by NAMA, and marketed on the American continent by them.

The EVA supports the EVA DTS as a data retrieval specification and MDB/ICP as interface and will reinforce promotion of these standards in the future.

More recently, closer contacts have been established with the Japanese Vending Machine Manufacturers Association, JVMA, notably in the area of mobile phone applications, mainly mobile payment.

Overview of Vending Machine Interfaces


Due to the confusion resulting from the existence of various interfaces in the vending market, the EVA, in co-operation with its members, has drafted this Overview of Vending Machine Interfaces.
2014 European Vending Association