Data management and tracking technology company the Software Farm has launched an occupancy control system to support restaurants looking to reopen.
Sintuitive is a software solution that allows businesses to operate within the social distancing guidelines by counting footfall in and out of premises using a thermal imaging camera and an automated smart display at the entrance to control occupancy levels.
The system also provides on-site customisable marketing messaging and analytics.
Solutions manager Brad Thurston said: "Our team have been working night and day to develop software and test components to create a complete solution that we hope will help unlock a lot of businesses by automatically managing their footfall. We have already been approached by several multiples. At its basic level, though, it can be self-installed by smaller, independent businesses, so we are hoping we have the solution for all."
The Software Farm is also working in partnership with hospitality experts Polaris Elements on bringing 'order and pay at table' software to the market for 1 July in response to a surging demand by pub and restaurant chains.
The software, called the Magic Table, will enable customers to use their own phone to scan a QR code on tables and then place an order that transmits directly to the bar and kitchen via a tablet and/or through Epos software. The software reduces staff contact and eliminates the need to touch any kind of paper menu.