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Manitowoc uses augmented reality to boost beverage system sales

Manitowoc uses augmented reality to boost beverage system sales

Manitowoc is using augmented reality technology to boost sales of its soft drink dispenser. The firm adopted an augmented reality marker printed on a drinks coaster, developed by event technology company Exhibit Interactive (ei), to promote sales of its over-counter electrical soft drink dispenser Advanced Lean Beverage Innovation (ALBI). Visitors to Manitowoc’s stand at Brau

Falcon invests in new laser cutting technology to improve production

Falcon Foodservice has invested in the Salvagnini L5, a powerful new laser machine, as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its manufacturing plant. In comparison to the company’s previous laser, the new technology will offer significant improvements in production dramatically increasing the speed of manufacture of its product line as well as enhancing the

Rational ovens now controllable through iPhones

Rational has launched ‘Rational Remote’, an app which enables users to monitor their SelfCookingCenter ovens remotely from an iPhone or iPad. Both the SelfCookingCenter and the iPhone or iPad need to be connected to the same home network for the app to work. The screen content of the SelfCookingCentre is then transferred and displayed in

‘Breakthrough’ device turns coffee equipment into info-rich database

Visacrem has launched a revolutionary machine to machine (M2M) system that remotely collects and provides real-time operations data from its espresso machines. The breakthrough technology provides information to companies which own or manage Visacrem espresso machines, enabling them to improve service, analyse their markets and fine-tune business strategies. On a daily basis, the M2M system

Finalists for most innovative catering equipment revealed

Seven catering equipment brands will compete for the crown of ‘most innovative kitchen product’ at Hotelympia after judges took the “unprecedented” decision to increase the number of finalists. Entries to the biennial competition are normally whittled down to a shortlist of six, but this year organisers have allowed an additional company through on the basis

Signature signs up for Brakes innovation event

Signature FSE has confirmed it will be among 60 foodservice suppliers exhibiting their brands and products at Brakes Catering Equipment’s Supplier Innovation Day this week. The event, at Silverstone Race Circuit, takes place on Wednesday 14th October, and will give supplier partners of the catering equipment distributor the opportunity to show off their wares. Signature

Innovation in the kitchen spurs RBW onto glory

As the company behind the Spur Steak and Grill outlets refreshes its UK store strategy with a smaller, counter-service, high street model, FEJ editor Andrew Seymour finds out why it is turning its back on flame-heavy, gas-guzzling chargrills and pioneering a fully ventless kitchen set-up built around the latest innovation in impinged air cooking. The

Industry-equipped pastry kitchen up and running in Cornwall

A new pastry and confectionary kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art kit has opened at Cornwall College St Austell with the backing of leading industry partners.  The facility includes a conching machine, chocolate tempering machine and some of the latest designs of moulds to make artisan chocolates and spectacular sugar and chocolate showpieces. The St Austell campus

Ernst & Young executives enjoy power lunches at C&C Catering Equipment canteen

C&C Catering Equipment Ltd has completed one its most challenging projects of recent years with the creation of a commercial kitchen and staff dining facilities for Ernst & Young in London’s Canary Wharf. The installation had to meet the highest professional standards demanded by one of the world’s most successful financial services organisations. Plus, the

Swinton Park insists on sustainable kitchen for £5.5m expansion

Swinton Park Country Club and Spa is insisting that the kitchen being installed as part of a £5.5 million project to expand its hospitality facilities is as environmentally-friendly as possible. Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, Swinton Park is a 4-star luxury castle hotel set within a 20,000-acre estate near Masham in North