The breakroom for offices has evolved. Black Tie Services is a leader in providing breakroom modernization including replacement of vending machines with modern, cafeteria style, healthy food options, and unrivaled selection.
Vending machines have been a stalwart in most office environments for years, but they have recently given rise to a new type of automated fresh food vending service. Distributors of micromarkets are making the most of solving vending hassles and the constant need of the consumer for fresh and convenient food options, with self-service kiosks in offices. Black Tie Services is one of the biggest distributors of this type of healthy vending machine solution in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas and provides both Avanti and Company Kitchen micromarkets for every space and each individual environment.
Black Tie Services believes in using only state-of-the-art equipment. We provide modern efficient coolers, attractive fixtures, kiosk and a full security system. Each market has its own web-based inventory management system, which makes adding products and evaluating inventory quick and easy. Thanks to a quick and easy scanning system, each chosen product is reliably recognized and charged.
VThe kiosk hardware is comprised of industry standard components, offering high reliability, familiarity and serviceability. The ReadyTouch™ software provides leading technology in the self-service revolution. The system is built on an enterprise class framework using Java and Microsoft Windows. It requires less than two feet of floor space, and has just one power cord (110V) with a Cat5 or better network connection.
VOur new Avanti Markets and Company Kitchen breakroom solutions also offer cashless kiosk; using he latest in self-checkout technology. The system identifies the products by barcodes, allowing any item in the store to be paid for through the self checkout. These markets uses a custom designed kiosk and specialized software that allows customers to instantly scan their purchases and pay by swiping a credit card or pre-loaded declining balance card. Customers can add more cash to their prepaid card right there at the kiosk, or online at the market's website.
VEach kiosk is physically secure - requiring a key to access any component. No keyboard, USB connection or other access is externally available. Each market is equipped with a 24 hour a day security system. The security system works "in sync" with the kiosk to monitor the market. With these systems in place, we have experienced theft amounts in controlled environments to be negligible. Clearly marked signs indicate the users are on camera, which discourages theft.
The market runs on a highly secure and stable network. It is encrypted through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel. The light bandwidth load ensures minimal network demands. Most of the processing is performed locally with the network used minimally for card authorizations, data synchronization and periodic updates.
Between our competitive prices and our vending technology, the choice is easy. For additional information about Black Tie Services please complete our on-line information request or call us at 800-969-VEND.