Welbilt has launched what it calls the ‘largest smart restaurant ecosystem’, a consortium of technology specialists that unite the various digital elements of a hospitality business under the cloud.
The ecosystem is powered by some of the largest tech companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) space that will empower its homegrown cloud platform for connected restaurant equipment, KitchenConnect.
The foodservice equipment industry finds itself in the midst of the largest digital transformation in history, and Welbilt claims that the decisions made by itself and its partners will have direct impact on ensuring the highest consistency on food quality, improving on sustainability, and securing all their telemetry.
Until now, the company said it has been “very difficult” to find the best suppliers that can provide a holistic solution in order to bring the desired outcome into fruition.
The Largest Restaurant Smart Ecosystem consists of several best-in-class technology companies that will be able to deliver each of the needed digital solutions to the customers at the highest standard, according to Welbilt.
This includes cloud management specialist KitchenConnect, cellular provider AT&T, AI platform Bruviti, digital transformation ace HCL and software infrastructure provider Microsoft.
It also features Perfect Company, which offers a kitchen crew operating system and TeamViewer, which provides a solution for remote service and augmented reality.
Keri Llewellyn, chief commercial officer at Welbilt, said: “We are on the path to being the one-stop shop for best-in-class smart ecosystem by partnering with companies that will assist in driving the results our customers want and need.”
Omar Jacques Omran, VP digital transformation and managing director of KitchenConnect, said: “At Welbilt, we believe in the power of ‘better together’. The Largest Smart Restaurant Ecosystem will provide the biggest combined expertise from the leading-edge digital companies to offer a complete suite for transforming any restaurant into a smart one and empower our customers in their digital transformation.”