Dragontail Systems, a software company that caters to the restaurant and foodservice industry, has expanded to the US market.

As part of the expansion, the company opened a new office in New York.

The software company has also announced several upgrades to its artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-vision quality management system, the QT AI camera.

The latest upgrades will enable the restaurant operators to maintain cleanliness and sanitation at the kitchens.

The new upgrades enable the software to monitor the frequency of disinfection procedures carried out at the kitchen. It will also send an alert if the staff is working without gloves and masks.

Additionally, the QT AI camera can monitor key elements during the preparation and packaging of the food to ensure compliance with the necessary quality standards.

The upgrades were announced at a time when the restaurant industry is struggling with the economic impact of Covid-19 and increasing concerns about food safety.

Dragontail Systems CEO and director Ido Levanon said: “Dragontail Systems’ technology will empower fast food services and restaurants of any size to address the growing concern of health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our unique AI camera already helps hundreds of stores recognise even the smallest of errors often undetected by the human eye, for example, pizza toppings above and below the cheese or even the food’s temperature.

“Now we are upgrading our technology to monitor processes that may lead to virus spread or contamination. In doing so, we expect to develop more impactful insights that foster transparency and ensure quality standards set by the businesses and the end-customer.”

The upgraded QT AI Camera, when used along with Dragontail’s Algo Dispatching Systems, can fully automate the kitchen and dispatching flow from order receipt to its delivery.