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Food and drink orders are relayed to staff via Wi-Fi to iPhones strapped on their arms.
The Thirsty Bear currently has 15 customer iPads, 12 of them on tables with beer taps. All the tablets are first-generation iPads running custom-made software, though Neale says the pub is upgrading to the iPad 2, and the company is looking into other tablet types for portable use.
"The new version we're working on is going to be HTML5 so it'll work on any tablet," he said.
Robot Pub Group plans to release an 'e-menu', a touchscreen menu card that can be passed around.
"The upfront costs of that are much cheaper and we'll probably need more of them, so that would lend itself to a cheaper tablet," Neale explained, adding that Google's Nexus 7 is one device that might work for the e-menu.
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