Time spent waiting for your beer at the bar may soon be over. iPourIt allows patrons to pour their own draft beer and wine on tap while keeping tabs on the ounces poured. This new system is the latest product to receive the Cool Idea! Award from Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB), the world’s fastest manufacturer of CNC machined and injection molded parts.
The company knew they needed injection molded parts that would withstand heavy use in a bar environment and selected Proto Labs not only to earn a shot at the Cool Idea! Award, but also because the parts would be manufactured in the United States.“I started creating the program and hardware very soon after a particularly long wait for my drink at a busy sports bar,” says Brett Jones, chief technology officer of iPourIt. “Working with Proto Labs and receiving parts and services as a Cool Idea! winner has freed up a lot of my time to focus on other aspects of our business.” iPourIt Chief Executive Officer Joseph McCarthy adds, “We thought iPourIt had a chance to receive an award, but we were still surprised when we got the call that we won. Having a company like Proto Labs believe in the potential of the business, and offer their support as we work to get off the ground is incredible.” For more information about the Cool Idea! Award, and how to apply visit www.protolabs.com/CoolIdea. About Proto LabsProto Labs (PRLB) is a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of low-volume CNC-machined and injection molded custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. The company provides “Real Parts, Really Fast” to product developers worldwide and has two quick-turn services in North America, Europe and Japan: Firstcut ( www.firstcut.com) CNC machining and Protomold ( www.protomold.com) injection molding. Both are capable of providing parts in as fast as one business day. Product developers who use Proto Labs for prototypes and short-run production can upload a 3D CAD file at any one of Proto Labs online sites, get an interactive quotation and place an order for Proto Labs services directly online. For more information, visit: www.protolabs.com. About iPourItiPourIt technology is patent pending. The system consists of a management workstation, meter, valve, iPourIt board, iPourIt Pass wristbands and an iPourIt Pass reader at each tap handle. The company provides restaurants, bars, cruise ships and entertainment venues a unique option in customer service. The system is recommended for establishments that sell at least 25 kegs per month, and it is available in either a fully integrated kegerator system, or by retro-fitting existing tap lines. For more information visit www.iPourItinc.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50435326&lang=en