Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Delta to deploy 4,500 iPads at US airport restaurants

updated 06:47 pm EDT, Wed August 29, 2012

Arrangement allows ordering, limited travel, entertainment functions

Delta Air Lines is deploying 250 iPads at restaurants in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to an announcement. Travelers can find the hardware at Concourse G's MinniBar, Mimosa, and Shoyu. The rollout follows one at New York's LaGuardia Airport, and is part of a plan that will eventually see Delta using over 4,500 iPads at three airport hubs within the next year.

The iPads are being rolled out in partnership with OTG, a company specializing in airport food and beverage services. At the Minneapolis and LaGuardia restaurants, the iPads are mainly meant for ordering meals, which are promised fresh and served within 15 minutes. A browser lets diners check Twitter, Facebook, and email, and the tablets are also equipped to show flight status, watch news video, and play games. For security's sake personal data is said to be removed after the Home button is pressed or an iPad has been left alone for two minutes.

Delta and OTG say they will have over 2,500 iPads ready for restaurants and gatehouse areas at Minneapolis-St. Paul by the end of 2013. At LaGuardia, the iPads are located in Terminals C and D.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News