The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-04-17T19:55:06Z Immediate Traction Achieved In US Frozen Yoghurt Market Successful Trial Leads To New Segment Rollout of Algo 2017-04-17T19:55:06Z immediate-traction-achieved-in-us-frozen-yoghurt-market-successful-trial-leads-to-new-segment-rollout-of-algo Highlights  - New York franchisee of 16 Handles concluded its trial of the Algo System early and immediately decided to commence commercial rollout due to stronger than expected results. -Algo System will now be installed into New York based franchisee NYC-FROYO’s remaining 4 frozen yoghurt stores and the Company will pursue further agreements with other 16 Handles franchisee’s whom collectively have approximately 40 stores. - The frozen yoghurt market in the US has annual revenues of approximately US$2 billion and 3,000 stores  across the US. Dragontail Systems Limited (ASX: DTS, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it will progress to a commercial rollout of the Algo System to New York based 16 Handles franchisee, NYC-FROYO following a successful trial. The trial period, which was initially set for three months, has been concluded before the trial was complete due to immediate results  and Dragontail and NYC-FROYO will now progress to commercial rollout to its four 16 Handles branded frozen yoghurt stores, located in New York City. The success of the trial is a significant milestone for the Company as they look to expand the use of the Algo System into the fast-growing frozen yoghurt segment and the US quick service restaurant sector.  "As soon as the trial commenced we saw immediate and outstanding benefits from the Algo System in terms of increasing the efficiency of our operation and improving the average delivery times and as a result we decided to progress to a rollout to all of our stores before the trial had concluded," said 16 Handles Franchisee Director of Operations Christopher Ballerini.  Dragontail CEO Ido Levanon added, “To have a customer decide to move to a commercial rollout even before the trial period has concluded is great validation for our technology. Negotiations have already begun with other 16 Handles franchise owners off the back of this successful trial and we aim to generate similar agreements with other franchisees as well as across the broader frozen yoghurt market in the US.”  Dragontail will now target other stores in the 16 Handles network as well as other players in the frozen yoghurt industry. The frozen yoghurt market has experienced rapid growth over recent years with an annual growth rate of 11.6% between 2011 and 2016 and generating annual revenue of US$2 billion. Company Secretary:Deborah Hodeborah@tridentms.com.au+61 8 6211 5099 Media Enquiries: Ben GrubbMedia and Capital Partnersben.grubb@mcpartners.com.au+61 414 197 508 About Dragontail Systems  Dragontail is revolutionising the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry with its Algo System, which uses a sophisticated patented algorithm to optimise and manage the entire food preparation process from order to delivery. The Algo is the first system in the world to fully automate and streamline the kitchen flow to deliver immediate and significant returns on investment to fast food and quick service restaurants. The Algo is setting a new standard for the global industry with a number of chains, such as Pizza Hut in North America and Israel, and a large Israeli burger chain already using the system. World’s first high-tech quality control camera for pizza unveiled 2017-03-28T15:09:54Z world-s-first-high-tech-quality-control-camera-for-pizza-unveiled **MEDIA ALERT**  TUESDAY, MARCH 28 – THURSDAY, MARCH 30 See the world’s first high-tech quality control camera for pizza—a delivery and kitchen optimization solution for restaurants. Dragontail Systems’ quality control camera, the CCSU, ensures perfect pizzas every time, while its Algo Dispatching System helps restaurants deliver food on time, fresh and hot, to customers. Dragontail Systems’ CCSU, below, and a pizza's topping being analysed by the unit. About:Quick service restaurant (QSR) optimization company, Dragontail Systems, will showcase its unique quality control camera system for pizza shops, as well as its Algo Dispatching System — which uses algorithms to enable QSRs to optimize ordering and delivery processes — at The International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. CCSU  Known as the Camera Cut Station Unit (CCSU), Dragontail Systems’ quality control camera upgrades customer service while reducing labor and food costs. It thereby improves a restaurant’s financial performance and client satisfaction with absolutely no interference in a restaurant’s kitchen flow. The system contains wireless sensors that monitor the temperature of the food in the oven, as well as the fridge and kitchen, and can immediately alert staff about any issues. At the same time, the mounted camera analyzes the quality of the ingredients to ensure that the correct ingredients have been used in the preparation of a meal.  The CCSU is the first of its kind in the world since it monitors key elements in a kitchen during the preparation and cooking processes to improve the quality and consistency of pizzas and other meals a restaurant may be producing.   In the scenario of a pizza shop, the camera can automatically send a photo of a pizza directly to a customer’s mobile device when the meal is ready, including the temperature and the time it came out of the oven.    A photo of the pizza can be sent directly to customers using the CCSU The CCSU system uses the most advanced machine learning technology, which improves the system’s diagnostics over time. The system can also be modified upon request for other types of food, such as burgers, tacos, sushi, or sandwiches.  Algo Dispatching System How the Algo Dispatching System works Dragontail Systems' flagship product, the Algo Dispatching System, uses algorithms to enable quick service restaurants to optimize their ordering and delivery processes. The Algo Dispatching System chooses the best sequence of preparation so that orders are grouped in a kitchen in the most optimal way, which ensures that they are prepared in time for the driver to pick up. It can be integrated into any point of sale system and the only additional hardware needed are the driver mobile units, which are provided with the system. The Algo system takes into consideration many key factors, such as driver availability, order time, number of items in the order, hour of the day, planned staffing, and weather. Who: Joey Pottie, Dragontail Systems’ Director of Integrations and Sales Support When: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, 10 am–3.30 pm; Thursday, March 30, 10 am–3pm Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, booth No. N2552. Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3bnk4v_1U-6cFozSjB2TlV4SEk?usp=sharing  Video: Algo Dispatching System: https://vimeo.com/179816052  CCSU: https://vimeo.com/191710409  Media contacts: Mimi Ciabarra (United States/Canada)Dragontail SystemsCommunications and Partnershipsmimi.ciabarra@dragontailsystems.com +1 (570) 350-9745 Media & Capital Partners (Australia)Account DirectorBen Grubbben.grubb@mcpartners.com.au +61 414 197 508 Dragontail expands into hotel and resort market through agreement with Monscierge, Inc. 2017-03-28T14:26:25Z dragontail-expands-into-hotel-and-resort-market-through-agreement-with-monscierge-inc Highlights  DTS Signs agreement with Monscierge, Inc. – a global hospitality solutions provider The deal represents the first time DTS is expanding into the lucrative hotel and resort industry  Monscierge’s clients include some of the world’s largest hotel groups www.monscierge.com Significant market opportunity in the global hotel and resort industry generating revenues of US$864 billion across more than 714,000 businesses. Dragontail Systems Limited (ASX: “DTS”, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a mutual referral agreement, with global hospitality solutions provider, Monscierge, that will see Monscierge refer the DTS’s Algo System to its clients in the hotel and resort industry  This is the first time that the Algo System will be marketed to clients in the hotel and resort business, demonstrating the flexibility of the system and its capacity to be applied across a wide range of industries.  As part of the relationship, DTS has agreed to pay a referral fee to Monscierge based on revenue DTS derives from clients introduced by Monscierge. Likewise, DTS is eligible to receive referral fees from Monscierge to be determined on a case-by-case basis.  Dragontail’s proprietary Algo System optimises and manages large and complex kitchen operations. The system’s ability to manage large volumes of orders, food preparation tasks and delivery data makes it well suited to the hotel and resort industries where It has a number of potential uses such as helping to manage and optimise room service and in-house Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) operations.  The Monscierge Connect product line includes solutions for menus & requests; way finding; local recommendations; flights, weather & maps; two-way communication between guests and staff and more.  The Company deploys its solutions through mobile, tablets, large-format touchscreen devices and a central web- based platform that manages property content. Monscierge operates in more than 60 countries and has a number of large hotel chains as clients including ACCOR Hotels, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Holiday Inn.  The global hotel and resort industry presents a significant opportunity for Dragontail to expand the Algo into what is a large and growing market. The industry has experienced growth of 4.3% over the five years to 2016 with annual revenue in 2016 of US$864 billion across more than 714,000 businesses.  The industry is expected to experience strong growth over the next five years as a result of a steady rise in global travel rates and an increase in travellers’ funds for discretionary purchases. “Hotels and resorts serve thousands of meals to guests each year either through room service operations or in-house restaurants. The Algo system is the perfect solution for these businesses as it allows them to optimise food preparation and delivery to better service their guests and provide an improved all around experience,” said Dragontail Systems’ Chief Executive Officer, Ido Levanon.  “Our Algo System is attracting the interest of leading companies across a number of industries.  This agreement will allow the Algo to be directly marketed to some of the largest hotel and resort groups in the world – giving us a strategic foothold in this highly lucrative market.”   Monscierge Vice President of Business Development Joshua Fahrenbruck added “Monscierge is passionate about helping hoteliers make the guest experience as enjoyable as possible, and Dragontail shares that passion. Our relationship with Dragontail underscores our commitment to bringing creative solutions to hospitality and their support will give even more hotels and resorts access to our Connect product offerings.”  Company Secretary: Deborah Hodeborah@tridentms.com.au+61 8 6211 5099 Media Enquiries: Ben GrubbMedia and Capital Partnersben.grubb@mcpartners.com.au+61 414 197 508 About Dragontail Systems  Dragontail is revolutionising the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry with its Algo System, which uses a sophisticated patented algorithm to optimise and manage the entire food preparation process from order to delivery. The Algo is the first system in the world to fully automate and streamline the kitchen flow to deliver immediate and significant returns on investment to fast food and quick service restaurants. The Algo is setting a new standard for the global industry with a number of chains, such as Pizza Hut in North America and Israel, and a large Israeli burger chain already using the system. About Monscierge  "Monscierge is a global software company specializing in innovative hospitality solutions for properties, owners and brands. Since 2009, the Monscierge product line, Monscierge Connect, has been facilitating elegant connections between guests, hotel properties and their brands, through mobile, tablet, large-format touchscreen devices and a central web- based platform that manages property content. In 2016, the company was selected as the hospitality partner for the Apple Mobility Partner Program. With installations in over 60 countries and multilingual capabilities, Monscierge is dedicated to improving guest experiences and hotel staff efficiency around the world." Dragontail expands customer base adding US frozen yogurt brand 16 Handles Franchisee NYC-FROYO 2017-03-28T14:22:32Z dragontail-expands-customer-base-adding-us-frozen-yogurt-brand-16-handles-franchisee-nyc-froyo-1 Highlights  - Dragontail Systems signs agreement with New York based NYC-FROYO, a Franchisee of 16 Handles, a Popular Frozen Yogurt Chain in the United States, to trial the Algo System in one of its New York stores for three months  - Deal represents the first time the Algo System will be used to optimize frozen yogurt and ice cream delivery, opening a new and growing market for the Company  - Dragontail continues to grow into new verticals and more diverse food and beverage categories across the Quick Service Restaurant industry - Initial pilot phase will potentially be followed by a roll-out to the remaining 3 NYC-FROYO New York city locations with a larger vision of a full roll out to the remaining stores owned by 16 Handles  Dragontail Systems Limited (ASX: DTS, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with US-based Franchisee NYC-FROYO, a  frozen yogurt, ice-cream and smoothie chain, under the brand of 16 Handles, to trial the Algo System across one of its New York stores.  This is the first time that the Algo System will be used in a frozen yogurt or ice-cream outlet and demonstrates the capabilities of the system to be applied across a growing range of Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) segments.  The pilot trial commenced on 15 March, 2017, at no cost to NYC-FROYO, and will run for three months. Following the successful completion of the pilot phase, the system would be potentially installed across other NYC-FROYO, 16 Handles locations.  The Algo System is designed to streamline and optimize the operations of QSR businesses – from ordering through to food preparation and delivery. Efficiency and speed are particularly important to QSR businesses that produce food with a very short shelf life.   In addition to the Algo System, 16 Handles will also utilize Dragontail’s Smart Orders Aggregator, which consolidates all orders from third parties and channels then into the Algo System. This allows all orders to be managed and optimized from a single platform.  The expansion into the frozen yogurt and ice-cream segment presents a new market opportunity for Dragontail to further grow the reach of the Algo System into what is a fast-developing market.  The Frozen Yogurt market has experienced rapid growth over recent years with an annual growth rate of 11.6% between 2011 and 2016 and generating annual revenue of US$2 billion.  Frozen Yoghurt chains dominate this market with the top 10 frozen yoghurt chains accounting for more than 4,335 stores across the globe in 2016. This provides Dragontail with an opportunity to rapidly increase the rollout of the Algo across the segment by pursuing agreements with global franchises.   The ice-cream segment is more established in the US with annual revenues in excess of US$5 billion across almost 10,000 businesses. “We are receiving growing interest from a wider range of QSR segments as more potential clients are catching on to the benefits that the Algo System can bring to their businesses. This is the first time that the Algo System is being used within an ice cream or frozen yogurt store and we expect to see further interest from potential customers in this segment,” said Dragontail’s Managing Director, Ido Levanon.  “The only thing worse than cold pizza is warm yogurt or melted ice-cream; and with the help of the Algo System, QSR operators will be able to deliver their product in a time frame that will ensure the best food presentation and customer satisfaction.”  16 Handles Franchisee Director of Operations, Christopher Ballerini added, “When it comes to delivering frozen yogurt, every second counts and we have not seen anything like the Algo System for increasing the efficiency of our production and delivery operation, enabling us to reach a whole new group of customers.”  Company Secretary: Deborah Ho deborah@tridentms.com.au +61 8 6211 5099 Media Enquiries:  Ben Grubb Media and Capital Partnersben.grubb@mcpartners.com.au +61 414 197 508 About Dragontail Systems  Dragontail is revolutionising the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry with its Algo System, which uses a sophisticated patented algorithm to optimise and manage the entire food preparation process from order to delivery. The Algo is the first system in the world to fully automate and streamline the kitchen flow to deliver immediate and significant returns on investment to fast food and quick service restaurants. The Algo is setting a new standard for the global industry with a number of chains, such as Pizza Hut in North America and Israel, and a large Israeli burger chain already using the system. Dragontail expands customer base adding US frozen yoghurt brand 16 Handles Franchisee NYC-FROYO 2017-03-22T15:45:55Z dragontail-expands-customer-base-adding-us-frozen-yogurt-brand-16-handles-franchisee-nyc-froyo Highlights - Dragontail Systems signs agreement with New York-based NYC-FROYO, a Franchisee of 16 Handles, a Popular Frozen Yoghurt Chain in the United States, to trial the Algo System in one of its New York stores for three months - Deal represents the first time the Algo System will be used to optimise frozen yoghurt and ice cream delivery, opening a new and growing market for the Company - Dragontail continues to grow into new verticals and more diverse food and beverage categories across the Quick Service Restaurant industry - Initial pilot phase will potentially be followed by a roll-out to the remaining 3 NYC-FROYO New York city locations with a larger vision of a full roll out to the remaining stores owned by 16 Handles Dragontail Systems Limited (ASX: DTS, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with US-based Franchisee NYC-FROYO a  frozen yoghurt, ice-cream and smoothie chain, under the brand of 16 Handles, to trial the Algo System across one of its New York stores. This is the first time that the Algo System will be used in a frozen yoghurt or ice-cream outlet and demonstrates the capabilities of the system to be applied across a growing range of Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) segments. The pilot trial commenced on 15 March, 2017, at no cost to NYC-FROYO, and will run for three months. Following the successful completion of the pilot phase, the system would be potentially installed across other NYC-FROYO, 16 Handles locations.  The Algo System is designed to streamline and optimise the operations of QSR businesses – from ordering through to food preparation and delivery. Efficiency and speed are particularly important to QSR businesses that produce food with a very short shelf life.  In addition to the Algo System, 16 Handles will also utilise Dragontail’s Smart Orders Aggregator, which consolidates all orders from third parties and channels then into the Algo System. This allows all orders to be managed and optimised from a single platform.  The expansion into the frozen yoghurt and ice-cream segment presents a new market opportunity for Dragontail to further grow the reach of the Algo System into what is a fast-developing market. The Frozen Yoghurt market has experienced rapid growth over recent years with an annual growth rate of 11.6% between 2011 and 2016 and generating annual revenue of US$2 billion[1]. Frozen Yoghurt chains dominate this market with the top 10 frozen yoghurt chains accounting for more than 4,335 stores across the globe in 2016[2]. This provides Dragontail with an opportunity to rapidly increase the rollout of the Algo across the segment by pursuing agreements with global franchises.  The ice-cream segment is more established in the US with annual revenues in excess of US$5 billion across almost 10,000 businesses[3]. “We are receiving growing interest from a wider range of QSR segments as more potential clients are catching on to the benefits that the Algo System can bring to their businesses. This is the first time that the Algo System is being used within an ice cream or frozen yoghurt store and we expect to see further interest from potential customers in this segment,” said Dragontail’s Managing Director, Ido Levanon. “The only thing worse than cold pizza is warm yoghurt or melted ice-cream; and with the help of the Algo System, QSR operators will be able to deliver their product in a time frame that will ensure the best food presentation and customer satisfaction.” 16 Handles Franchisee Director of Operations, Christopher Ballerini added, “When it comes to delivering frozen yoghurt, every second counts and we have not seen anything like the Algo System for increasing the efficiency of our production and delivery operation, enabling us to reach a whole new group of customers.” Company Secretary: Deborah Hodeborah@tridentms.com.au+61 8 6211 5099  Media Enquiries: Ben GrubbMedia and Capital Partnersben.grubb@mcpartners.com.au+61 414 197 508  About Dragontail Systems Dragontail is revolutionising the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry with its Algo System, which uses a sophisticated patented algorithm to optimise and manage the entire food preparation process from order to delivery. The Algo is the first system in the world to fully automate and streamline the kitchen flow to deliver immediate and significant returns on investment to fast food and quick service restaurants. The Algo is setting a new standard for the global industry with a number of chains, such as Pizza Hut in North America and Israel, and a large Israeli burger chain already using the system.  [1]  https://www.ibisworld.com/industry/frozen-yogurt-stores.html [2] http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/2016-chain-store-count/ [3] https://www.ibisworld.com/industry/ice-cream-gelato-store-franchises.html Dragontail expands into Australian market with first local customer 2017-03-06T02:54:55Z dragontail-expands-into-australian-market-with-first-local-customer Highlights - Dragontail expands into Australian market with first local customer, Borruso’s Pizza & Pasta, to commence using the Algo System and the CCSU quality control camera in early March -  The service offering seamlessly integrates Dragontail’s product suite with Revel’s Point-Of-Sale (POS) system - Borruso’s is the first joint customer as a result of the partnership between Dragontail and Revel Systems - Australia is a key market for Dragontail with the fast food restaurant industry generating $19 billion in annual revenue  Dragontail Systems Limited (ASX: DTS, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has expanded into the Australian Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) market with its first local customer for the Algo and quality control camera systems. The customer, Borruso’s Pizza & Pasta, will install Dragontail’s Algo dispatching system and unique quality control camera, the Camera Cut Station Unit (CCSU), in its Sydney restaurant.The CCSU is the first of its kind in the world that monitors key elements in the kitchen, such as oven temperature, during the preparation and cooking process to improve the quality and consistency of pizzas and other meals that the restaurant is producing. Both the Algo System and the CCSU will go live in the restaurant in the first two weeks of March. Dragontail introduced Borruso’s to Revel Systems to kick off the Dragontail/Revel partnership. This is the first introduction of Dragontail pursuant to this partnership, which includes a mutual referral agreement. Under the partnership, announced in January, the Algo System has been integrated with the Revel Point-of-Sale (POS) platform, providing Dragontail with a seamless process from payment to food delivery.  The launch into the Australian market is a significant milestone for the Company and opens up another lucrative segment for Dragontail. The Australian fast food industry generates $19 billion in annual revenue across more than 24,000 businesses and is expected to grow at a rate of 3% in 2017 (https://www.ibisworld.com.au/industry/fast-food-services.html). “Having the Algo System and CCSU working in unison will provide unprecedented flexibility, scalability and efficiency to the QSR industry. As a result, Borruso’s patrons will receive a pizza that is of the highest quality and that will arrive hot and fresh, improving the overall customer experience,” said Dragontail Managing Director Ido Levanon. “Australia was identified as a key growth market for our Company ahead of our IPO, and our first Australian store is an important milestone for the Company. We now have customers in Israel, Canada, the US and Australia, which provides a strong base upon which to grow in FY17.” Borruso’s Pizza and Pasta founder Jamie Borruso added, “The Algo System and the CCSU help us guarantee every meal is delivered fresh out of the oven. Our restaurant seats more than 100 people at a time and services a large delivery customer base and Dragontail’s technology will ensure that we can continue to provide our fresh premium pizza and pasta to a growing number of customers across Sydney for many years to come.” Shareholders can click on the following links for more details on how the Algo System will be used at Borruso’s – http://www.dragontailsystems.com/watch-a-video and http://www.dragontailsystems.com/algo101. For more details on the CCSU, shareholders can use this link – http://www.dragontailsystems.com/ccsu. End. Company Secretary: Deborah Hodeborah@tridentms.com.au+61 8 6211 5099 Media Enquiries: Ben GrubbMedia and Capital Partnersben.grubb@mcpartners.com.au+61 414 197 508 About Dragontail Systems Dragontail is revolutionising the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry with its Algo System, which uses a sophisticated patented algorithm to optimise and manage the entire food preparation process from order to delivery. The Algo is the first system in the world to fully automate and streamline the kitchen flow to deliver immediate and significant returns on investment to fast food and quick service restaurants. The Algo is setting a new standard for the global industry with a number of chains, such as Pizza Hut in North America and Israel, and a large Israeli burger chain already using the system.