Hospitality Technology recaps 10 of the biggest technology announcements from the 2011 National Restaurant Association show, including: mobile point-of-sale applications that leverage the iPad, online learning modules, and a guest-facing application that combines features from Foursquare, Citysearch and more.
New mobile offerings include mymenu, mobile payments with Tabbedout, an iPad ordering app, mobile mymicros.net, Mobile iCard, and NFC pay-at-the-table with VeriFone PAYware Mobile.
Pizza Hut releases Android and iPad mobile ordering applications, plus an updated version of its iPhone app.
For the 20-unit JOEY Restaurant Group, success is an orchestrated event that encompasses kitchen efficiency, mobile hostess solutions and flexible guest reservation options. Derek Boyd, director of IT, reveals how these solutions and more are helping to boost efficiency and guest satisfaction.
Unit offers guests the option to wake to their personal music selections on their iPad/iPad2, iPhone and iPod.
AccuBar has added to its beverage inventory management system an interactive wine menu that allows users to search by wine type, varietal, winery, region, price, ratings and other criteria.
Micros restaurant and bar customers can deploy Tabbedout's mobile payment application for tab payments, social media integration, and direct marketing
When it comes to mobile point-of-sale technology, are restaurants better off investing in tried-and-true commercial devices or consumer-grade solutions, such as iPads or smartphones? Operators weigh the pros and cons of price, durability, battery life and more.
The mobile, social and cloud technology trends that are gaining prominence across much of the industry are finding their way into property management systems in 2011. HT taps the vendor community to learn about how these and other trends are shaping PMS technology.
Magazine from the 1980s reveals some wins, and some stalemates with hotel technology. Learn how guestroom energy control and more stack up.