Beer taps have changed very little in over fifty years. But the next time you find yourself sitting at a bar, keep your eyes peeled for online connected "Smart Taps."
The Smart Tap is the brainchild of WeissBeerger, a company that is proudly turning drinks into data. The company describes itself as an "IoT beverage analytics hub," and is quietly transforming the way breweries and restaurants run their businesses, by increasing efficiency and eliminating waste.
Attaching hardwareto beer taps and fountain dispensers is enabling business owners to analyze insights around drinking behaviors with the introduction of advanced analytics and data. Ultimately, this technology is helping both distributors and retailers waste less while making more.
A 3G-powered Hub transmits data from any number of devices to create a connected bar with real-time data that is accessible in the cloud. A unique blend of hardware, software and data analysis is finally bringing the industry into the 21st century.
The accompanying app enables all restaurant, bar, or brewery owners to check stats anytime, day or night remotely. The ability to manage a bar from another location and react in real-time to promote more efficiently is becoming an incredibly attractive feature.
Owners can also be alerted to staff members helping themselves to free drinks outside of opening hours. Essential tasks in successfully running a bar such as sanitization scheduling, tracking traffic and monitoring consumption levels are all accessible from an intuitive dashboard.