AVT, Inc.

September 15, 2010 11:22 ET

AVT Technology Provides New Benefits to the Retail Industry

AVT Does for Retail What ATMs Did for Banking

CORONA, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) -  AVT, Inc. (formerly Automated Vending Technologies) (PINKSHEETS: AVTC) (

Customers throughout the world are recognizing the benefits of AVT's Automated Retail Stores. AVT is one of the leaders in the automated product dispensing industry, with advanced vending systems that offer customers everything from activated cell phones, to board shorts, to popcorn.

AVT Company CEO James Winsor noted, "The typical retail store has many challenges and expenses that cut into profits, including high rents, labor costs, pilferage, and limited operating hours. By adding one or more of our high-tech vending machines, owners will reduce these problems, and benefit from having an automated store that operates 24-hours a day, with minimal labor costs and no loss due to shrinkage."

At the heart of each system is a state of the art computer running new, highly advanced software programs and patent pending technologies that process a customer's credit card in a matter of seconds, while also sending alerts to the machine's owner -- providing instantaneous real-time sales reports and inventory notifications.

Winsor also commented on what makes AVT different from other vending manufacturers. "We are technology-driven and can provide a variety of solutions for different customers and products," he said. "Our units can be configured to feature cash and/or cashless payment systems, enhanced security, on-board refrigeration and heating, custom graphics, instant online inventory status, and system health reports."

Company founder Shannon Illingworth believes that as more people become aware of the AVT difference, the number of new companies using or integrating automated dispensing into their business will grow significantly. He noted that sales doubled from 2007 to 2009, and are on track to break all records in 2010. Plus, Illingworth commented, "AVT's growth was accomplished during a time of overall economic recession."

To fuel this growth, AVT recently expanded, doubling their manufacturing and development space in Corona, California to approximately 60,000 square feet.

For more information on AVT, visit AVT's Website at:, or call James Winsor, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Engineering Officer, at 951-737-1057.

ABOUT AVT: AVT, Inc. is a vending solutions provider that has developed several significant technologies that yield a more efficient, reliable, and advanced system. These include methods for cashless payment, credit card and debit card use; dynamic advertising; remote tracking; and inventory management. AVT has a strong balance sheet and currently serves more than 300 government and commercial vending accounts.