Products > Technology

Latest news headlines



Customer-focused technology: Smart experiences

24-Feb-2014 - In the second of our three-part focus on technology in hospitality, we look at how mobile technology can be used to improve customer experience from the moment they walk in the door.

‘Wheel of fortune’ app offers free marketing opportunity for pubs

25-Nov-2013 - A new mobile app which allows customers to ‘spin of a wheel of fortune’ to win exclusive money-off promotions is now completely free for pubs and bars across the UK.

Purple Wi-Fi offers free hotspot solution for hospitality businesses

21-Nov-2013 - Internet solutions provider Purple Wi-Fi has quickly seen a big uptake in business from UK hotels for its ‘Social Wi-Fi’ service, which allows venues to set up a customer Wi-Fi hotspot for free.

Music design consultancy launches cloud-based music platform MusicManager

15-Nov-2013 - Music design consultancy Open Ear has launched a new cloud-based music platform providing bespoke playlists for bars.

Global Payments rolls out Discover Global Network acceptance

28-Oct-2013 - Card processing provider Global Payments has rolled out its Discover Global Network acceptance to enable its UK customers to take five major international credit and debit cards. 

Hyper local restaurant booking app Ruffl launches

24-Oct-2013 - New 'hyper local' restaurant app Ruffl has launched, connecting diners to restaurants with available tables in the area they are in and helping to fill restaurant owners' empty tables. 

Magnuson Worldwide launches CRS1 global reservation system

17-Oct-2013 - Magnuson Worldwide has launched the CRS1, a new a low-cost global hotel reservation system designed to help hoteliers cut their reservation transaction costs by up to 90 per cent.

Global Payments launches Global Pay Now

10-Oct-2013 - Global Payments has launched its Global Pay Now terminal in the UK, allowing restaurants and pubs to let customers settle bills in less than a minute.

Zonal launches EPoS table management solution

04-Oct-2013 - Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) system provider Zonal is helping foodservice outlets overcome busy periods with a new one-stop product which it says will ‘transform the way operators manage wait times, meal stages and table-turn times’.

Quadriga launches new mobile housekeeping app for hotels

18-Sep-2013 - Hospitality technology solutions provider Quadriga has launched a new mobile application designed specifically for housekeeping services, to reduce costs and deliver improved efficiencies for hoteliers. 

IT ‘stitch-up’: Hospitality managers misled with long agreements and hidden costs

05-Sep-2013 - The majority of hospitality business managers believe they have been ‘misled’ by IT suppliers and are now saddled with upfront and on-going spiralling costs which were not transparent from the beginning.

Omnico launches its fastest range of all-in-one PoS systems

05-Sep-2013 - Global retail technology provider Omnico group has released the Digpos A Series – a new, high-speed, all-in-one point-of-sale (PoS) unit for hospitality businesses.

Guestline launches EPoS system for hotels

08-Aug-2013 - Hotel management software provider Guestline has unveiled its ‘next generation’ EPoS system, offering hoteliers a host of new features including complete integration with PMS, optimisation on all mobile devices and more detailed reporting and stock analysis.

Appy Hotel: New mobile marketing app boosts revenue opportunities for hotels

07-Aug-2013 - Appy Hotel, a mobile marketing app that helps independent hotels and small to medium-sized chains compete with larger brands, has launched in the UK.

Zonal launches Aztec iServe application to turn Apple devices into portable tills

02-Aug-2013 - EPoS provider Zonal has added a new app to its range of products and services that can turn any Apple mobile device into a hand-held payment terminal. 

TripAdvisor Connect: Review website launches ‘ground-breaking’ online platform for independents

18-Jul-2013 - Review website TripAdvisor is launching an online platform which will allow all independent hotels and B&Bs to access services only previously available to major online travel agencies, booking engines and hotel chains.

Consolis launches small, low-cost integrated EPoS for SMEs

12-Jul-2013 - Consolis Payments has launched a small, low-cost EPoS system for small and medium sized businesses to enable customers to pay bills in a variety of ways.  

Guestline launches mobile version of Rezlynx PMS

01-Jul-2013 - Cloud-based hotel management and distribution system provider Guestline has launched a mobile module for its Rezlynx web-based Property Management System (PMS).

Fourth launches new software to 'democratise' business intelligence

29-May-2013 - Fourth has developed new software that can provide hospitality businesses of all sizes to analyse all aspects of the business, from labour, to purchasing and profits, at the touch of a button.

MenuSpring gives restaurants extra control of online reputation

26-Apr-2013 - MenuSpring – a recently-launched online web-portal of restaurants and their menus – is gathering pace in the UK, with over 8,000 venues already listed on its database.

ReviewPro aims to boost hotel revenue with Revenue Optimizer

19-Apr-2013 - Hotel reputation management service ReviewPro has created a new tool called the Revenue Optimizer which is designed to help hoteliers increase hotel revenue by finding out where their business stands against their competitors on room rate and online reputation.

LivingSocial highlights importance of online marketing for restaurants

04-Apr-2013 - LivingSocial, the social e-commerce platform that helps restaurants find and retain customers, has released research which reveals that 89 per cent of British consumers now go online to discover new businesses.

Sigma Touch Solutions launches small and durable EPoS terminals

06-Mar-2013 - Hospitality technology supplier Sigma Touch Solutions has launched a range of space-saving and durable EPoS systems. 

Hospitality technology: Behind the scenes of the hotels, restaurants and pubs of the future

01-Mar-2013 - In the final part of our series of special articles on technology in hospitality, BigHospitality paid a visit to three of the most high-tech restaurants, hotels and pubs to investigate the business benefits for a special video report.

Talisyn introduces Ophelia Interactive to give hoteliers control of extra TV channels

01-Mar-2013 - Hospitality technology developer Talisyn has released Ophelia Interactive - an update to its system which allows hoteliers to directly control a number of information channels on their hotel room's TV sets.

Digital Edition - Restaurant Magazine

Access to the Restaurant Magazine digital edition