Zytronic, Coca-Cola partner on beverage dispensing platform

June 30, 2009
TYNE, England -- Zytronic has been chosen by The Coca-Cola Co. to supply the touch panel for its proprietary Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispenser, the company has announced. The dispenser utilizes innovative technology to dispense more than 100 different branded sparkling and still beverages from a single freestanding unit.
For nearly four years, The Coca-Cola Co. has been developing the proprietary dispensing system. The Coca-Cola Freestyle dispensers will incorporate a ZYBRID customised touch sensor, which uses Zytronic's patented Projected Capacitive Technology. It also enables the dispenser to share product information via a bright 15.1-inch display, and to gather important consumer choice data with the aid of an intuitively designed graphical user interface.
With Coca-Cola Freestyle, the touch display is mounted behind a moulded polycarbonate full-front facia that can be wiped clean.
Coca-Cola Freestyle units are being tested in a number of select quick-serve restaurant establishments in Georgia and California this summer, before a wider introduction currently planned for early next year.

Topics: Food & Beverage , Operations Management

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