This year has been unlike any other, we’ve faced so many challenges and hardships as a world entirely, and we’re not completely through with 2020 yet. Although things are slowly piecing together, we have changed our perspective of life and overall everyday functionality. We’ve learned to adapt to new habits for so long now that we’ve embedded this into our minds, and they’re here to stay awhile.
For offices, the idea of “touching” highly trafficked areas such as coffee systems, water machines, and other areas alike is a foreign thought. Many of you are probably even thinking “never again,” but that’s not realistic, and that’s setting your business back in time. Giving your employees access to innovative coffee machines, kegerators, and smart, sparkling water coolers boosts morale and offers an amazing office perk. Now you can do this safely, and cleanly.
Learn about all the touchless features Agora has implemented so you can keep providing the services that matter:
De Jong Duke ConnectMe Program:
If your office has any of the following De Jong Duke models: Zia, Virtu, or Nio, then you are qualified for this program which we can install for you. ConnectMe allows you to showcase a QR code directly on the machine’s screen, which then can be scanned with a smartphone so your users can create their crafted drinks right off the screen! With this integration, you will be able to:
- Easily access statistics
- Check operational status
- Email alerts for errors and warnings
- Easy and quick adjustment of recipes
- Customize your touchscreen with your branding, ads, videos, and more!
Starbucks Serenade VirtualTouch:
Similar to De Jong Duke, Starbucks released its touchless feature, the VirtualTouch. With the programming of the VirtualTouch to your system, you will be able to:
- Fully automate touchless coffee experience via smartphone
- Access to full beverage menu on Serenade machine for customer bean to cup experience
- Intuitive step-by-step instructions
- Reduces shared contact points
Agora can install this program onto your system’s backend.
Sego Contactless Coffee Control (CCC) App:
The Sego Contactless Coffee Control is so easy and so simple to connect to your machine! The CCC comes in a kit that includes:
- Modified Bean Display with NFC reader – the reader communicates with a phone using ‘Near Field Communication (NFC) and is compatible with IOS and Android
- Cable – connects the NFC reader into the rear of the touchscreen via USB port.
- Stickers – Place in front of the machine and NFC reader to inform users about the app.
How it works is also user-friendly. You have two options:
- Hold your phone at the NFC reader, which automatically directs them to the app.
- Visit the Apple app store or Google Play store.
The app will direct you to download the full beverage menu from the SEGO by holding your phone at the NFC reader. The CCC app is always ready and available after first-time use. Then you select your favorite beverage, place a cup, and confirm your order by holding the phone to the NFC reader.
Wellsys Foot Pedals/Sensorboard:
The Wellsys Foot Pedals touchless features take hands-free to the next level. The Wellsys foot pedal comes in a single pedal or a dual pedal. The single pedal connects primarily to the cold-water side under the machine on freestanding models of the Wellsys 7000, 9000, and 11000. The dual pedal allows you to safely connect to the hot and cold-water dispenser or water and ice! It is easily installed in minutes, and you’ll feel confident knowing your users won’t have to touch a thing.
There is also a sensor board option that is easily installed on top of the Wellsys and users can hover over the board to release refreshing water or ice!
Follet’s touchless feature is another one that impresses us in the short amount of time it was developed. The SensorSafe is a board that replaces the top of a Follet system and has the SensorSafe connected. This allows users to hover over the sensor to release ice! Some model restrictions apply. Connect with us to learn if this applies to your system model.
The Bevi already has us in awe when they first came out with their custom sparkling water concept, and now you can do the same thing right off your phone! Bevi made their touchless program easily accessible to their users, and if you have an internet connection on your Bevi, you’ll already see the QR code on the screen. If you do not, it simply needs to be programmed to your machine. You’ll be able to access the entire screen from your phone with all the same customization features.
Maybe you don’t feel the need for any touchless features to your systems, but you want to make sure it’s staying sanitized regularly. With Agora’s Bioprotectant Solution Service, we guarantee 90 days of continuous sanitation on the exterior of any systems, countertops, desks, and more. This sanitation solution does the following:
- Protects surface for up to 90 days and begins working in 60 seconds.
- Hospital-grade disinfectant
- Highly effective – 99.9999% kill
- Non-toxic to humans and animals, safe on food contact surfaces
- 30 second kill time on e.coli and s.aureus
- Non-corrosive, non-flammable, Neutral pH
The coating forms a nano-bed shield of spikes, each of which carries a positive charge that attracts negatively charged bacteria. The solution forms a covalent bond on the surface with a substrate and creates a micro biostatic antimicrobial coating. After one session, you’ll feel confident letting your employees back in the office.
With all of that being said, we are here to provide you with any solutions we can find to help make this transition easier for you and your team. Let us take care of your breakroom so that you can take care of your business. Connect with us to learn more or to get started with any of these services. Stay safe!