Based in San Diego, Calif., ecoATM ( www.ecoatm.com ) is the first and only company to create an automated self-serve kiosk system that uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy-back used electronics directly from consumers for cash or store credit. ecoATM’s eCycling stations provide a convenient trade-in solution that:
- electronically and/or visually inspect virtually any consumer electronic device,
- connects consumers in real-time with a broad worldwide secondary market to ensure best pricing, and
- pays consumers immediately in cash and/or store credit, and
- automatically administers trade-in / trade-up promotions for retailers and manufacturers.
In its infancy, ecoATM was supported by EvoNexus, the incubator for early-stage high-tech companies, begun by San Diego's high tech industry group, CommNexus. Since then, ecoATM has been recognized by Popular Science, CONNECT, International Electronics Recycling Conference & Expo (IERCE), Green:Net, CES Innovations, and others.
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