BYTES: The Latest in Food/Hospitality Tech –8-17-17



8-17-17Mobile-Enabled Fan Experience, Groceries by Delivery, High-Security Tech for Hospitality, plus Invisipon in the Checkout

FOOD DAZE: Events to Attend | Dates to Celebrate

Alpharetta Technology Commission Dinner                            September 14

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day August 15
National Rum Day  August 16
National Vanilla Custard Day August 17
National Hot and Spicy Day August 19
National Bacon Lovers Day August 20

Food Holidays Courtesy of Foodimentary


Fan-Friendly Stadium Offers High-Tech Customer Experience

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is slated to officially open for its first game  on August 26th. The designers of the enormous, LEED-certified stadium  have built in a range of amenities to optimize the sports and entertainment  experience: AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE) is working with IBM iX to design and create a highly personalized, cloud-based mobile app experience for Atlanta Falcons fans, Atlanta United supporters, and Mercedes-Benz stadium event goers.

The IBM Fan Experience application will serve as fans’ one-stop shop to access team content, parking, mobile ticketing, and other services. In addition, NCR Corporation, founding partner and Official Consumer Transaction Technology Provider for the stadium, will provide POS, wayfinding, kitchen system and digital menu technology throughout the concessions areas. Fans have much to look forward to!

Grocery Chain Partners for Online Delivery

German-based discount grocery chain Aldi Inc. is launching a pilot project with  Instacart Inc., to deliver groceries to customers in three cities, including  Atlanta, Georgia. Instacart’s service will allow customers to order groceries from Aldi online and receive their deliveries within an hour. The move builds upon the grocer’s plans to invest $3.4 billion towards renovations and adding more stores nationwide over the next five years.

High-Security Lock Tech Introduced to Hotels Nationwide

SALTO Systems has launched XS4 One, a robust new locking solution for  securing internal doors. The new XS4 One is a stylish, battery-operated  electronic escutcheon that is totally wire-free and networked through the SALTO Virtual Network and SALTO Wireless network. It provides a reliable solution for electronic access control in a wide variety of applications.


Omnichannel Payments Tech from Major Retailer

Walmart announced that it is expanding its mobile-optimized checkout pilot  Scan and Go app to stores across Texas, Arkansas, Florida and Georgia. Shoppers can utilize the tool to scan the barcodes of merchandise they want to purchase ahead of checkout.




Invisipon automates the distribution of retail and manufacturer coupons to the consumers that are most likely to benefit from them. By analyzing the consumer’s profile, redemption history and issuer preferences, Invisipon automatically deposits coupons into the Coupon Savings Account of each consumer, saving them time from managing coupons and loyalty cards. Invisipon, Inc. is based in Gainesville, Georgia!

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