BYTES: The Latest in Food/Hospitality Tech- 08-15-16

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 THE LATEST IN FOOD/HOSPITALITY INNOVATION FROM HUB:  Kitchen counter tech for farming and Wine Cooling; major food and hospitality chains adopt Cloud and IoT; Food/Fundraise Competition Winners; plus the mighty Spün >

Countertop NanoFarm Launched by Georgia Tech Graduate

The NanoFarm is perfect for people who don’t have the space or time to garden, but want fresh ingredients. The device is developed by Replantable, a startup co-founded by recent Georgia Tech graduate Ruwan Subasinghe. According to the company, No seeding, watering, adding nutrients, or light adjustments are required. Simply hit start and the NanoFarm notifies you when the produce is ready to harvest.


Arby’s adds Internet of Things (IoT) to the Menu

Food safety and efficiency are converging with the Internet of Things at Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. The company’s use of an IoT platform has helped reduce energy consumption, while also automating its food safety initiative.


UPS Helps Wineries and Consumers Keep Their Cool  

Shipping wine to consumers has always been a tough business, especially during summer months. Heat does not pair well with Wine!  Fortunately, Atlanta-based UPS has introduced a solution: temperature-controlled shipping. Typically, wineries in Northern California hold their wine until October, and then flood shippers with orders. Thanks to UPS’s solution the wineries can ship all year.


IHG Selects Cloud-Based Tech to Streamline Ops and Enhance Guest Experience

Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) has selected Quore Systems as a preferred vendor for the company’s more than 3,800 hotels in the Americas.  Through its cloud-based platform, Quore streamlines hotel workflows, centralizing key operations with automatic cascading and escalation, enabling simple tracking, enhanced efficiency and higher guest satisfaction.


TAG Announces Winners for Bytes for Bites Competition

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Hub Magazine’s Food Technology feature, Bytes, have announced the results and winners of the inaugural Bytes for Bites food and fund drive competition, which benefits the 8 regional Food Banks that comprise the Georgia Food Bank Association. Check out the full list of winners here.



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