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World Cinema Launches the Next Generation of WorldVue to Introduce Partners and their Guests to More Innovative, Customizable Experiences

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World Cinema, a provider of video, advanced connectivity and professional services to guest-centric properties worldwide, announces the launch of the next generation of WorldVue. As the company’s solution to the future of in-room entertainment, the guest experience platform receives key upgrades, including a new mobile remote look and the ability to customize the home page through the PMS or loyalty status.

“Just as guest expectations continue to evolve, so does our technology. We are dedicated to providing our partners and their guests with innovative solutions that are customizable, easy to navigate and reflect the trends we’re seeing across the industry,” says Robert Grosz, President at World Cinema. “We’re thrilled to share the next generation of WorldVue as an exciting upgrade for our existing partners and a top tier platform for our future partners.”

Providing hotels with the most innovative technology and entertainment services available, this enhanced version of WorldVue helps hotel properties build brand loyalty, entertain guests and increase guest satisfaction through its full list of features, including interactive channel guides, customizable in-house channels, patented secured casting, streaming apps, in-room checkout, livestreaming of events and more. It also functions as an advertising platform for hotels to generate additional ROI. Now in use in over 400,000 rooms already, hotels can enjoy the platform’s new and improved features, such as:

  • Customized for the property and brand, personalized for the guests
  • Upgrade available with no guest interruption or new equipment
  • Easy access to casting, streaming, live feeds, and FTG content
  • Upgraded Mobile Remote for cleanliness and ease of use, with no app download required
  • Includes Customer Portal for access to amenities, events calendar, weather, local attractions, service requests, checkout, and more

NRA Show News: DTG Enables Mobile Delivery of Refrigerated Beverage Concessions

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DTG, a provider of power systems and mobile workstations, introduced the Cooler PowerStation. The new workstation mobilizes the beverage concession stand and brings refrigerated beverages directly to customers at stadium events and other venues, where the ability to untether concessions from fixed locations can drive a better patron experience, reduce wait times and boost profitability. 

Mobile Beverage Solution

The Cooler PowerStations were developed following a pilot project for Levy Restaurants, a restaurant and hospitality company serving major sports and entertainment venues. As the concessionaire for Texas A&M football at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, a venue that seats more than 100,000 fans, Levy was using DTG mobile workstations to mobilize beverage operations. The pilot was successful, yet Levy realized that it needed additional beer capacity to reduce the need for restocking during full-capacity games. DTG designed the Cooler PowerStation to meet that demand.


Well suited for high-volume beverage sales at stadiums and other high-density venues, the mobile, top-loading Cooler PowerStation features a large temperature-controlled refrigerated cooler area that holds up to 576 12-ounce cans and supports additional capabilities, such as a POS system. The workstations include motorized casters, which reduce worker fatigue and make it easy to traverse large stadiums over many surfaces, such as concrete, tile and outdoor environments. This enables them to more easily bring beverages to prime locations, untethered from brick-and-mortar locations and the need for fixed electrical power sources.

Additionally, the Cooler PowerStation’s lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery system provides safe and long-lasting power to keep beverages ice cold for over 12 hours on a single charge. The sleek and professional design of the carts make them attractive additions to club suites and other stadium areas. 

 See it in action in NRA Show Booth 2784.


NRA Show News: GoTab Partners with OpenTable to Streamline FOH Operations

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GoTab unveiled an integration with OpenTable to improve operations for a smoother-running, faster-turning front-of-house.

Connecting OpenTable’s reservation data with checks on the GoTab point-of-sale (POS), the integration empowers restaurants with valuable insights into guest spend, table status and order history to paint a holistic view of the floor and streamline operations from host to management level. With real-time status updates on each table and automated check creation once a meal is completed, the integration enables restaurants to improve turnaround times and maximize throughput. Additionally, instant access to information from guests’ past visits and interactive reports provide visibility into real-time performance, revenue, and more, while allowing operators to provide a more personalized guest experience.

Stone Brewing is the first operator to leverage the integration to increase efficiency and improve the guest experience at its tap rooms.

“The GoTab and OpenTable integration (is) ... providing us with valuable insights into our guests’ spend, helping us manage our tables more effectively and getting real-time notifications when spend thresholds are reached,” said Allison Lawley, Director of Hospitality Operations at Stone Brewing. “With this integration, we can now provide our guests with even better service, making sure their experience at Stone Brewing is unforgettable.”

OpenTable easily integrates into the GoTab POS to connect real-time data – such as table status and spend – providing the host and wait staff the information they need to increase turnover and enhance hospitality.

    To learn more about the GoTab and OpenTable integration, visit



    NRA Show News: Popmenu Leans Into AI

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    In addition to a new offering that can create content on the fly with OpenAI’s GPT, Popmenu is sharing an advance peek at an AI feature that automatically recommends email, text, social, and event marketing campaigns based on guest behavior, order history, previous campaign performance and other inputs.

    Popmenu’s platform captures complete data about a restaurant’s guests, enables the restaurant to easily connect with guests and nurture relationships, and simplifies operations to ease pressure on staff as the business grows. Everything is built to provide restaurants with more control over their day-to-day with consolidated systems and better guest experiences.

    Popmenu is showcasing its latest AI offerings at the National Restaurant Association Show.

    Automated Social Posts: Popmenu has always helped restaurants get more from their menu and website. Now, Popmenu scans the restaurant’s entire website to recommend social posts each week promoting popular dishes, upcoming events, new reviews, opportunities to sign up as a VIP, and more. Operators can easily post an image and caption generated by OpenAI’s GPT on their social channels in a matter of seconds and, if they don’t like the caption, the technology will instantly rewrite it until they do.

    Advisor: Popmenu is showcasing the current version of its marketing recommendation feature as well as an exclusive sneak peek at the advanced version rolling out in the back half of the year. Show attendees can see how Popmenu automatically weaves marketing advice into its platform for guest outreach, ordering events, and other activities based on guest actions, online ordering history, effectiveness of prior campaigns, and more. For example, “This email offer generated $5,000 in online orders in March. You should run it again this week!”

    Popmenu will also roll out an automated, preset, monthly marketing calendar with suggested copy and images for social posts, emails, texts, and more based on guest behavior, effectiveness of prior communications, customer input, and best practices.

    Performance Overviews: Popmenu recently released dashboards that not only provide performance data, but make it easy to identify next best actions. They are also available via Popmenu’s app.


    Applova, Samsung Form Partnership for the Self-Serve Kiosk

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    Applova Inc., a provider of restaurant digital ordering technology, is partnering with Samsung Electronics America Inc. to launch the all-inclusive kiosk to provide contactless ordering and payment solutions.  

    With the integrated Applova software, Samsung kiosks deliver end-to-end automation to manage every aspect of transactional ordering. The all-in-one kiosks come equipped with a high-definition touch-screen, card terminal, printers, and more. Samsung touch-screen display enhances customers’ purchasing experience with clear and crisp visuals to attract customers. Applova’s intelligent user interface provides personalized, multi-tier upselling on every transaction by making recommendations of targeted and relevant add-ons. Clover merchants can easily install the kiosk solution and seamlessly synchronize it with their dashboard.

    Applova kiosk solution reduces queues, increases consumer spending, drives customer engagement, and repeat orders through loyalty programs.


    NRA Show News: SpotOn Introduces Proprietary Restaurant Point-of-Sale Hardware

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    SpotOn unveiled the new SpotOn Restaurant, which combines the restaurant point-of-sale software with a suite of proprietary, patent-pending hardware designed by SpotOn. The new SpotOn Restaurant was built for efficiency, reliability, and ease of use, making it easier for restaurant staff to deliver a seamless experience for their guests.

    As a majority of restaurant operators describe their restaurant's technology as lagging rather than leading*, SpotOn set out to build a suite of premium hardware to meet the evolving needs of a modern restaurant. This includes the 15.6” Station, the 10” Counter, and the 6.5” Handheld, designed with input from highly-respected restaurant owners and operators in SpotOn’s Restaurant Advisory Council. 

    • Adding new features, functionalities, and modules to existing POS is a priority for 71% of respondents, according to HT’s  2023 POS Software Trends Report.

    • Station, the 15.6” point-of-sale features a HD touchscreen with a slender design that makes it quick and easy for servers to input orders from large menus with many modifiers while maintaining a small footprint. The Station is offered in multiple configurations, including an attached or detached guest-facing display, base payment reader, or side-mounted payment reader, all featuring contactless and dip payments technology. 
    • Counter, the 10” point-of-sale is ideal for limited counter space and smaller menus. The Counter offers contactless and dip payments technology and an optional guest-facing display to help improve speed and accuracy. 
    • Handheld, the 6.5” mobile point-of-sale is designed to increase the speed of service and comes with a leather hand strap for easy handling. The Handheld features integrated contactless and dip payments technology, enabling seamless tableside payment with a screen that automatically flips to face the guest. Operators can choose to include a laser scanner for loyalty sign-ups and redemptions.

    Based on input from its clients and advisors, SpotOn prioritized efficiency, reliability, and ease of use for restaurant staff and guests alike. 

    “When you’re operating high-volume restaurants, every minute counts,” said Benson Wang, Owner of Palm House Hospitality and member of SpotOn’s Restaurant Advisory Council. “The upgraded SpotOn Handheld with larger screens will make a major difference in speed and accuracy, making it easier for our team and giving them more time to focus on our guests.”  

    SpotOn will begin rolling out its new SpotOn Restaurant hardware in Q4. As part of the rollout, SpotOn is partnering with FIS to become a payment facilitator, providing more end-to-end control of payment processing for its clients. This will also open up tokenization, giving SpotOn clients a more in-depth view of their customer’s preferences and purchasing habits to provide a more personalized experience.