New technologies speed up cafeteria check-outs

11/1/2004 | Education Week

Schools using computerized cash-register systems in their cafeterias say the technologies save staff from spending hours each week counting money, tallying diner data and determining the number of subsidized lunches served. State-of the art systems, which enable students identified through fingerprint scanning to access prepaid accounts, can run several hundred thousands of dollars in startup costs.

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