Clear View Technologies, Inc. announced the launch of The BarMaster, an alcohol beverage management, inventory control and loss prevention system that enables total tracking of every ounce of alcohol from top shelf, to stockroom to point-of-sale for bars, nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, casinos and sports venues. The BarMaster increases the value of a business and yields a return on investment many times over by immediately reducing losses due to theft, shrinkage, sales fraud, and improper free-pour behavior.
The BarMaster system was designed from the ground up to integrate and maximize the value of all hardware and software systems used by hospitality organizations. Clear View Technologies' sophisticated business logic-based technology and knowledge of integrating dissimilar systems are realized in The BarMaster system.
According to the National Restaurant Association, annual sales in the US hospitality industry were forecasted to reach $566 billion in 2009, with $56.2 billion in California alone. The hospitality industry historically has suffered from inventory loss far exceeding any other business sector. Studies have shown that retailers lose up to $37 billion annually in inventory loss, with pour costs averaging 25 percent across the industry.
"We have worked very hard to develop a system that rewards exceptional bartenders for their mixology and hospitality talents and at the same time, provides bar owners the business management system they require to run profitable operations," said John L. Zevgolis, vice president of marketing and sales for Clear View Technologies. "The BarMaster combines best practices with the best technology to achieve that perfect balance that we think will satisfy both sides of the house.
First True End-to-End Solution
The BarMaster is the first truly comprehensive, fully integrated, Web-enabled solution for multi-station establishments, and it requires no change in staff operations or impact on the customer experience. Hospitality organizations previously have had to choose from a selection of incompatible devices such as handheld barcode scanners, liquor dispensing guns, and freestanding scales. Further complicating efforts to achieve real benefit from these systems was a lack of integration with point-of-sale (POS) systems, surveillance systems, stockroom inventory methods, and top shelf products.
The BarMaster System
A set of easy-to-read reports and management tools allows the bar owner to better manage their business more profitably and includes: sales, business, inventory, employee and incident reporting as well as wireless alerts that can be accessed from any computer or wireless device; keeping operators in real-time control of their businesses. Automated inventory tracking and management reduce inventory-counting time and expense, and lower the cost of inventory stocking with just-in-time ordering.
The BarMaster system includes:
Patented highly-durable speed rail sensory system with hidden radio-frequency identification (RFID) and weighing technology that identifies brand, bottle, location, measures changes in bottle weight as little as 1/20th of an ounce, and can be installed into any standard or custom station configuration.
RFID tracking technology including mini RFID labels for every bottle, a handheld RFID/barcode scanner and remote RFID sensors.
SaaS software that integrates pour activity, point-of-sale and event-based video monitoring data to enable detailed multidimensional reporting on each establishment, station, server and transaction. The software also comes equipped with a comprehensive drink recipe database and modular, pre-built operational and management reports.
Mini PC and server that connects to all devices, sensors and stations. Can also be used to remotely access reports via CheckMyBar.com, with a web-based remote management dashboard and can send wireless incident alerts.
Pricing and Availability
The BarMaster will be available in the second quarter of 2010. Pricing depends on size of deployment and options needed. Clear View Technologies will give individualized estimates to owners who are interested in The BarMaster. For an online demo of the features of The BarMaster, check out www.thebarmaster.com.
About Clear View Technologies
Clear View Technologies (CVT) is an innovative developer of market-focused asset management and inventory control solutions (hardware and software) that maximize business value, increase return-on-investment, and creates consistency and ease of business operations.
With the Clear View Technologies patented business logic technologies, companies are poised to have the most integrated solutions that can be utilized in a wide range of industries with high-value, diminishing-weight/item inventories.
Founded in 2006 and based in San Jose, California, the Clear View Technologies' initial market-focused offering provides the only comprehensive, fully-integrated, web-enabled business management, inventory control and loss prevention systems for the hospitality industry.