The Standards Committee
Objective: To ensure harmonisation of the vending industry by creating, updating and promoting EVA Standards
Chairperson 2018-19: currently vacant
The EVA Standards Committee is responsible for producing and maintaining standards to provide a platform for guidance and harmonisation of the vending industry.
The Standards Committee is currently responsible for two main industry standards, the EVA Data Transfer Standard (EVA DTS), and the Multi Drop Bus – Internal Communication Protocol (MDB/ICP)
EVA Data Transfer Standard
The Standards Committee maintains and develops the EVA DTS in order to make it possible to transfer information from vending machines/payment systems to PC-based accounting and management systems (and vice versa). The DTS allows the operator to have clear information on the status of each of his machines and his supply.
It is important that all suppliers of vending machines and payment systems agree on a common standard because this is the only way the operator can be sure that all his equipment can be read out and programmed by means of the same technology, particularly to ensure that data from machines from different manufacturers can be read by the same collector.
Multi Drop Bus/Internal Communication Protocol
The MDB ICP establishes a communication method that will allow all the devices in a vending machine to use a common interface. The EVA Standards Committee and NAMA Technical Committee work together on this standard in order to update the requirements to fulfil the needs of international vending industry. The MBD/ICP protocol can be directly downloaded on the NAMA website.