Biometrics – Face Detection Camera Review (with Masks)

New report from IPVM on face detection camera – Jul2020  – we have all those nice cameras that do facial recognition, but wasn’t that before everybody started wearing masks?  Now what? Face Detection Shootout – Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jul 30, 2020 |  Email This Face detection analytics are available from a number… Read More »

Sonic Drive-Thru Gets Redesigned

Sonic unveils new drive-in design as part of brand makeover From NRN Jul2020 – Sonic Drive-In’s new drive-in area has brighter colors, wider car docks, and a covered patio with lawn games Excerpt:  Sonic Drive-In has unveiled a new drive-in design with an updated, wider layout for car docks and the drive-thru lane, a new kitchen layout built… Read More »

News on Self-Service Kiosk Products for Coronavirus

See Yahoo Finance for full article Excerpt: The Kiosk Manufacturer Association announces specific product listings for coronavirus-related self-service assistance. Tailored specifically for coronavirus product offerings are the following: Temperature kiosks for screening and fever detection. Over 20 solutions to choose from and they range from less than a $1000 to more than $25K depending on regulatory approval and accuracy.… Read More »

Amazon Automated Grocery Cart

Amazon is rolling out grocery carts Amazon is automating the grocery cart making it into a smart grocery cart or an intelligent cart whichever you prefer.  All the scanning is built into the cart. Noted on CNBC July 2020 Key Points Amazon is launching smart shopping carts at its Woodland Hills, California, grocery store in 2020. Dash Carts… Read More »

High Touch High Contact Restaurants Go No Touch Touchless Contactless

Excerpt from Nation’s Restaurant News — Of restaurant industry segments, the social-distancing requirements to stem the spread of the coronavirus have impacted few as deeply and profoundly as the once-high-touch full-service dining.  Ron Ruggless | Jul 08, 2020 High touch has become no touch.  Full service has become a fond memory. During the pandemic’s most severe dine-in restrictions, brands were… Read More »

SevenRooms to Help Restaurants Track Guests

From Cheddar Jun2020 By Taylor Craig SevenRooms, which works with hospitality venues like hotels and restaurants, has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Providence Strategic Growth. Joel Montaniel, CEO & co-Founder at SevenRooms, announced the fresh injection of capital first on Cheddar Thursday morning, a feat particularly in the current economic climate. “It’s never… Read More »

Hospitality News – Hilton follows Marriott, Airbnb with cleanliness initiative

From USA Today Jun2020 Hilton is partnering with the company behind Lysol, as well as the Mayo Clinic, to better ensure cleanliness in its hotels — part of a hygienic industry trend in the wake of the new coronavirus. The new program will be called “Hilton CleanStay” and aims to to give guests peace of mind when staying at a Hilton property, whether they are… Read More »

Walmart Digital Eye Cameras at Checkout Come Under Fire

From the DailyMail UK June 2020 A group of anonymous Walmart workers have raised concerns about the anti-shoplifting technology used to monitor the company’s self-checkout kiosks. A group that calls themselves ‘Concerned Home Office Associates’ has circulated a video documenting the system’s flaws, including frequent failures to identify unscanned items, and incorrectly identifying personal items potentially shoplifted. In an email… Read More »