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.
Revel provides a complete front- to back-of-house system that manages menu and ingredients, order-taking, secure payment processing, real-time reporting, inventory management, and much more.
Self-service solution allows restaurant and bar patrons to order and pay at their table through a digital menu interface on a portable touch-screen computer, wirelessly connecting each table to the restaurant's wait staff and existing POS system.
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.
Intelity and OpenWays partnership enables guests to access a host of services and amenities from their personal cell phones, including full front desk bypass and the ability to unlock guestroom doors.
Customized high-definition media solution offers broad array of interactive television apps to connect, inform, and entertain guests.
By the end of 2011, six additional properties will feature a check-in solution that enables guests to skip the front desk and go straight to their rooms.
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.
Now leveraging NAVTEQ Destination Maps, the app helps guests explore Caesars Palace's gaming floor, restaurants, shops, nightlife and spa facilities, even orienting them down to the detail of its stairs and banks of elevators.