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The essential building block for pharmacy automation.

iA’s SmartDispenser is the cornerstone of iA’s pharmacy automation dispensing solutions. Each SmartDispenser is an independent smart device, powered by iA’s NEXiA enterprise intelligent software, that can be configured to store, count, and dispense virtually all tablet and capsule medications simultaneously within a pharmacy environment – from retail to central fill to mail order. iA’s SmartDispenser helps maximize pharmacy efficiency and accuracy.

Advanced Patient Safety

iA’s SmartDispenser was designed with the patient in mind and delivers impressive counting accuracy.

Intelligent Calibration

Continuous self-calibration with real-time adjusting to account for changes in environment or pill behavior.

Improved Security & Accuracy

iA’s SmartDispenser includes strictly enforced safety protocols across all dispensing, replenishment, and drug assignment tasks. iA’s SmartDispenser also can decrease cross-contamination between drug classes and helps to prevent dispensing of expired medication.

iA's intelligent enterprise pharmacy fulfillment software platform — NEXiA — is the technological foundation of our automated fulfillment solutions, connecting many aspects of the prescription fulfillment process — from prescription acceptance to delivery, across many different touch points. NEXiA manages prescription fulfillment, while continuously processing prescription orders in real time, evaluating constraints, and preparing orders to ensure prescriptions reach patients with optimal speed and efficiency.

Key Features

Advanced Counting

  • iA’s SmartDispenser does not have a “No Count” list
  • All dispensers within your system can count simultaneously, increasing throughput
  • State-of-the-art Rx management with Archimedes Spiral, and accurate counting with Falcon Light Technology

Smart Device

  • Self-calibrates the counting of all new medications, enabling staff to add new medications to dispensers immediately and with no interruption
  • iA’s SmartDispenser employs end-to-end bar code scanning and tracks all medication lot codes and expiration dates
  • The locked hopper door and secure internal buffer is controlled by iA’s intelligent enterprise pharmacy fulfillment software platform, NEXiA, and notifies any unauthorized access

Easy Maintenance & Expansion

  • Anti-static plastic and low-agitation counting minimizes dust and cleaning
  • Automatically advises when dispensers are ready to be cleaned, alerting staff to replace with spare dispenser to maintain system uptime
  • Allows you to seamlessly migrate your dispensers to any other iA robotics system or counting technology with minimal disruption
  • Available in models that support ½ liter and 2 liter canister replenishment for high volume operations


SmartDispenser Dimensions:

8.25”H x 15.25”L x 2.25”D

½ Liter Canister Dimensions:

3.9”H x 13.35”L x 2.18”D

2 Liter Canister Dimensions:

7.2”H x 13.35”L x 2.18”D