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New tool for hotels without automatic minibars provides web-based tracking of consumables through mobile posting solution

Las Vegas - June 10, 2014 - Bartech, the leader in automatic minibar solutions for the global hospitality industry, announces the introduction of BarTouch, a ground breaking new manual minibar management solution. This web-based application is a first of its kind, helping hotels to more efficiently track in-room consumables sold through any manual minibar, regardless of equipment, making it compatible with non-Bartech minibars as well as snack trays and bottled water display units.

BarTouch is a web-based application that works with all browser types and meets the latest industry security protocols. Minibar attendants can access the software from any smart mobile device, including Android and iOS phones, tablets and laptop computers. Through the software, a guest's consumptions can be posted directly to their folio via the Property Management System (PMS). By bringing this type of intelligence to manual minibar operations, BarTouch allows hotels to capture more revenue, improve refilling efficiency and better manage inventory control. The manual minibar management software also helps to facilitate a more accurate checkout payment and limits front desk disputes, therefore improving guest satisfaction.

BarTouch then takes manual minibar postings to the next level by adding in additional features key to hotel operations. Through the software, minibar attendants can post maintenance issues, such as broken hardware or failing refrigeration. This streamlining of requests for engineering speeds up recovery times and eliminates lost messaging.BarTouch also provides management with statistics on guest consumption so that best selling items can be easily recognized, invoice reporting generated and a true cost of goods and services can be determined.

"While automatic minibars are the best way to capture revenue, Bartech recognizes that automatic minibars may not be attainable for all hotels due to budgetary restrictions," says Pierre Agrario, Vice President of Account Management at Bartech Systems. "Forging ahead into new technology applications in order to better satisfy the needs of those without automatic minibars, we have designed BarTouch to be accessible entirely from the web to help hotels better manage their manual minibar operations."

Bartech is currently offering those with manual minibars a 30-day free trial of the BarTouch, allowing properties to prove the solution's hotel efficiency and profitably generating features. Additionally, those interested can view BarTouch at HITEC 2014 taking place in Los Angeles, June 24-26. Visit Bartech's Booth #1025 at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the event for a demonstration of the innovative new manual minibar management software, along with other state-of-the-art Bartech software and automatic minibars products developed across their over two decades of experience of hospitality minibar technology innovation.

For more information about BarTouch and Bartech's comprehensive range of automatic minibar solutions, please contact Bruno Agrario at +1-702-335-2318, email bruno@bartech.com or visit www.bartech.com.

About Bartech

For more than 20 years, Bartech has been a pioneer and a leader in the field of minibar design and technology for the global hospitality industry. Since introducing the world's first open-display automatic minibar, Bartech has developed a stellar reputation as the provider of the industry's most powerful and sophisticated solutions to manage hotel minibar operations.

 

With hundreds of thousands of minibars installed in more than 60 countries, Bartech has been selected by many of the most prestigious hotel chains and independent properties worldwide. With an in-house R&D department and worldwide customer support, Bartech is dedicated to continuously enhancing product design, software and system integration with the latest technologies, in order to meet the growing needs of the industry for increased profit and efficiency. For more information, please visit www.bartech.com.

Contact: Debbie Bihlman

dbihlman@bartech.com / +1 (702) 834 5739

Contact: for media: Andrea Roland, Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc

andrea@planapr.com / +1 (407) 905 0608

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