Identify the type of mount
Standard knockout window
Your machine has a standard knockout designed for a cashless device. This is the most straightforward mounting type.
Other Mounting Variations and Considerations
Knockout window with daylight/gaps on sides
In some situations where an AV5 is installed in a standard knockout window, it can leave slight gaps on both sides of the device. A hard silicone boot is used to encase the device.
Bevmax curved panel
In the case of a curved consumer panel, the flat back of the AV5 against the curved panel causes gaps on the edges. A curved version of the silicone bumper can be used to enclose and secure the AV5.
AV5 down low at ADA height (or surfaced mounted up high)
If the AV5 is mounted down low or up a high, a special bracket can be used to angle the device, making it more user friendly.
Door swings out (AP)
On some AP machines, the AV5 (or AV7) will mount on the door and it swings out with the door away from the machine. This can create an abnormally long distance between the AV5 and the machines control board, so you may need an MDB/DEX extension harness to reach the extra distance.
Knockout window but uneven surface (Vendo)
On some newer Vendo machines, it does have a knockout window but the AV5 butts up to the outside of the hole on the uneven surface. In this case, you can use a bumper to encase the AV5.
Not enough space behind AV5 (some Royal machines)
In some situations, the AV5 is mounted directly above the bill validator. Depending on the type of validator, there can be a situation where there is not enough space between the back of the AV5 and the validator to fit the MDB and antenna plugs to the back of the AirVend. Typically a spacer can be used with the validator to hold it back further from the machine door and allow for enough space to access the back of the AV5. There is also a 90 degree antenna adapter elbow that can reduce the amount of space needed behind the AV5.