Bartech – Automatic Mini-Bar Systems for Hotels. For over 25 years, Bartech has created innovative in-room solutions for minibar operations. With Bartech’s proven technology focusing on guest satisfaction, intuitive management, and exceptional customer service, thousands of hotels worldwide have discovered that minibars can be profitable and efficient.
Bartech Systems’ automatic minibar technology is the best in the industry.
Fully designed with our client’s ROI, design aesthetic, and operational efficiency in mind, Bartech Systems delivers the very best in automatic minibar solutions. No matter your technological or design needs, we have the perfect product for your operation.
Bartech Systems utilizes three types of product-detection technology: infrared, microswitches, and magnetic.
Microswitches are exactly what they sound like -switches. Very similar to the small buttons that click in your computer mouse, these small devices are found in our minibar balconies and shelves. When a product is placed in the slot, the microswitch responds to pressure from the item’s presence, which the minibar “senses”. If the product is removed, the pressure releases, and the bar registers the object as consumed after a user-specified period of time. These smart and highly durable switches maintain reliable accuracy through many years of regular use, especially in cold and humid environments.
Magnetic detection technology is used for products that are laid-down, such as tall or large bottles that are placed underneath the minibar’s bottom shelf. The magnetic detector is located on a small, flexible hinge mounted above the product. Once a product is slid into the bar, the hinge-magnet is pushed up against the above shelf where the receptor is located. When the magnet makes contact with the shelf and receptor, the product is “sensed” by the minibar. Once removed, the magnet hinge falls away from the receptor, and after a user-set time, the product is indicated as consumed.
This type of sensor is found on our dry, unrefrigerated minibars, such as the eTray. An infrared beam is continuously projected in the product slot. When an item is placed in the slot, the beam is interrupted, and the product is “sensed” by the minibar. If the product is removed, the beam once again continues across the product slot, and after a user-set time, the minibar registers the product as consumed. Having been used in our technology since 1994, infrared is a highly reliable technological detector.