2013 EID Gold Award - Wireless Beverage Spout Tracker
This wireless Beverage Tracker Spout and Receiver system is installed in hotels, cruise ships and other hospitality venues. It tracks how much liquor is poured in a drink and then matches the number of pours with the point of sale system (POS) at the cash register and reports what bartenders are actually selling. Liquor shrinkage problems are created by bartenders either over pouring drinks or giving them away.
During the discovery phase, we identified problems and established requirements for the new design: sticky liquor residues that built up were disabling functionality of the original Spout and a new Spout had to be dishwasher safe.
Control Alt Design discovered the requirements, created formal specifications, design concepts, refined designs, 3D renderings, models, working prototypes, vendor sourcing to match the right vendors early on in the design process for the right manufacturing processes, manufacturing data and managed pilot production.
Control Alt Design designed a sleek and elegant spout enclosure with unique mechanical elements and features and together with a state of the art flex circuit, based on a MEMS accelerometer, we created a significant IP portfolio and a happy client.