BYTES: The Latest in Food/Hospitality Tech- 5-11-17



5-11-17: Smarter Screening Tech at TSA, High-Tech Grill Maker Expands, ECP for Fresh Produce, plus Serenti Kitchen in the Checkout! 

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National Buttermilk Biscuit Day May 14
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SmartChef Grill Maker Opens State-of-the-Art HQ

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Char-Broil, the developer of WiFi-enabled Smokers and the SmartChef® gas grill app, recently expanded its Columbus headquarters, adding a new office building adjacent to its one-million-square-foot North American Distribution Center. The 26,000 sq. foot space includes multiple conference rooms, an outdoor kitchen for smart gadget testing, and more. The new office is expected to foster creativity, innovation, and communication, and to maximize operational effectiveness among its 110 employees.

TAG Top 40 Company Teams Up With USA Technologies

Atlanta’s Gimme Vending integrates its innovative tech into USAT’s ePort® cashless payment system for seamless vendor management. Wireless, plug-and-play technology that helps download DEX from self-serve machines provides real-time access to information on vend visits, sales & inventory, and more accurate planogram information. This innovative logistics solution grants efficiency and accuracy that helps vending companies save time and money and improves drivers’ experience.

KNAPP Partners with Takeoff Technologies to Tackle EGrocery

Atlanta-based logistics company KNAPP’s robotics and micro-fulfillment tech may soon disrupt a supermarket near you. KNAPP announced a formal agreement with Takeoff Technologies to develop the in-store eGrocery channel: Automated micro-fulfillment centers located at supermarkets process and complete online grocery orders for immediate pickup. The modular technology takes less space, is highly responsive to meet order demand in real time and can delivery groceries quickly and inexpensively.

ScanTech Sciences Plants Eco-friendly ECP Center

ScanTech Sciences has opened the first-ever Electronic-Cold Pasteurization (ECP) food treatment center in McAllen, Texas, designed to improve food safety and quality across the border (USA-Mexico). ScanTech’s patented technology sterilizes pests, reduces pathogens, and extends the shelf-life of produce in a cleaner way than traditional treatments. The new facility integrates ECP with logistics services and information services to help the entire food chain deliver fresher fruits and vegetables.


Augusta Chronicle: Augusta-based Skyraider Aeronautics Sends Drones to the Field 

AJC: Smart Security Lanes Set Up for Speedy TSA Screenings

Business Wire:
Emerson Food Waste Initiative Wins at Connected World

THE CHECKOUT: Serenti Kitchen’s Cooki whips up your favorite meals


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