eWeek reports about a novel product for monitoring and reporting every liquor, beer and wine serving at the establishment.
Beverage Metrics consist of RFID equiped tilt switches that can be attached to the bottles. Each time a bartender pours a drink, the data is transferred to the server via RFID. The software is not merely recording how many times the bottle is poured, but it factors in the tilt of the bottle, the duration of the pour and the bartender’s pouring style to calculate how much liquid is leaving the bottle.
POS reconciliation matches the served brand with the POS ring-up and recipe. Each pour is automatically reconciled with its ring-up, and an unaccounted pour is clearly marked until it is duly entered.
At this moment the costs of this new system are still rather high (arounf $5 per sensor plus a subscription fee roughly equivalent to about 1 percent of revenue), but if it gets a little bit of market share, prices may drop to $2 for a sensor.