Katom Restaurant Supply has added body temperature scanners to its repertoire of foodservice products in a sign of how buying trends have changed among operators.
The restaurant equipment wholesaler has successfully ramped up its personal protective equipment offer during the Covid-19 pandemic and that has opened up new sales opportunities for the Kodak, Tennessee outfit.
The latest addition to the range is an automated infrared body temperature screening devices, known as VPR Verified.
With the gradual easing of the public lockdown measures and a return to work, the VPR Verified system helps businesses, especially food service and restaurants, with health check protocols.
As a part of the recent reopening of most business in the USA, the CDC along with state and local governments are recommending or requiring certain procedures regarding temperature checks and facial coverings.
The Verified Personnel Recognition system automates this process, and greatly reduces any errors.
It also has advanced facial recognition that can automatically log all employees, their temperatures and if they are wearing masks and alert management to any breaches.
“The recent shift our company has made into the personal protective equipment space during the pandemic has opened up new channels of distribution for our business and expanded our reach into the B2B world,” said Kevin Frija, CEO of VPR Brands LP.
“There are more than 32milion business’s in the USA, all of which can benefit from our VPR Verified system. We plan to continue to partner with industry specific distributors, the caliber of Katom Restaurant Supply, to be able to offer and service all business segments nationwide.”