When news broke that a traveller who was found to have coronavirus had dined at an Albury eatery in June, the COVID-19 safety plans of hospitality venues were put in focus.
As part of Café Borellas’ safety plan, the business was able to quickly provide health officials with details of diners, putting the spotlight on a locally developed touch screen unit.
Developer of the touch-screen, Matt Lyon from Marshane Media says it’s been a popular alternative to paper based customer registers.
“What we’ve developed is basically a two-in-one unit,” he said.
“The top part is a HD touch-screen with an antimicrobial overlay and this is where we run our software to allow people to check in at venues. The bottom part has a contactless 1 litre sanitiser dispenser. We’ve made both a freestanding and a wall mount unit.
“The system we’ve developed takes all the pressure off the venues as they don’t have to worry about keeping those bits of paper, sanitising used pens, and then trying to dig up the records should it be requested by the relevant authorities.”
The development of the touch-screens has been a welcome project for a border business that traditionally specialises in branding projects such as signage, promotional material and vehicle wraps, but has been impacted by a loss of trade during COVID-19.
“Like many businesses, we’re trying to push through and make the most of a pretty average situation,” Matt said.
“We do a lot of work right across Australia rolling out branding for new stores which essentially came to a grinding halt once COVID-19 set in.
“Luckily we already work with a lot of digital & led screens so hopefully we’ve been able to develop something to assist other businesses through.”