eLunchroom, from COMPanion Corp., is a new point-of-sale automation solution for K-12 school cafeterias that builds upon the company’s Macintosh-based predecessor, MacLunchroom.

The new eLunchroom supports both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. It’s also web-based, enabling parents to log in, view their child’s account balance, and add money to their child’s account from any internet-connected computer.

eLunchroom currently works with bar-code scanners, and the company expects to add fingerprint scanning capability by the end of 2003. The software also generates a variety of reports necessary for government compliance and other needs. Reports can be customized and edited with the software’s built-in word processor.

eLunchroom’s database can be managed at each school building or at one central location that services an entire district. A single checkout license costs $1,495, and a site license with unlimited checkout points costs $2,495.

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