Intel and SteadyServ create the Cloud based beer app iKeg
Intel’s iKeg helps beer consumers with the Cloud
Drinking establishments are more typically associated with unruly behaviour than disruption of the hi-tech variety.
But a new system which incorporates cloud-computing, RFID tagging and social features aims to bring them firmly into the 21st century.
How does it work?
The SteadyServ® iKeg® system includes a mobile app that provides real-time information about your beer supply. You’ll know exactly how much you have, when it will run out, and how much you need to re-order. Plus, it provides crucial information about how quickly you are going through all of your beers, which are most popular or profitable, and which ones aren’t.
The SteadyServ keg sensor collects and sends a host of information to users, including how much beer remains, the type and style of the beer in the keg, when it was delivered, when it was tapped, its age, and when the keg may run out. It sends this information to SteadyServ’s cloud-based software, where it is paired with other information, such as how much safety stock remains, the next delivery date, previous order information, past consumption trends, event information, beer consumption trends nearby, and even local weather forecasts which may impact patronage trends.
By establishing how quickly beer is being drunk, it can automate the re-ordering process, as well as post social alerts to Facebook and Twitter users to let them know their favourite brew is running out.
But, will this revolutionise the image of the fusty pub once and for all?
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Information originally obtained from BBC’s Richard Taylor. View Joe Miller’s story here.