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Ibertech, cybermeals Form Technology Partnership

Hurst, TX-based Ibertech Inc., developers of the Aloha suite of point-of-sale solutions, and online restaurant ordering service cybermeals announced a strategic agreement.

Ibertech said it will bundle cybermeals products and services with all Aloha TableService POS systems shipped to new customers beginning in April of this year. In addition, all restaurants currently using Aloha TableService will have the option of adding cybermeals online ordering to their existing systems.

"This partnership represents the next logical leap for restaurants and point- of-sale technology," said Allen Walker, Ibertech's chief operating officer. "As an increasing number of people use the Internet for commerce, whether it's to order groceries or rent a car, it seems like a natural segue to bring in the restaurant industry, too. By integrating cybermeals with Aloha TableService, we will make receiving online orders easier and more profitable for restaurant operators."

Tim Glass, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of cybermeals, said, "This partnership will allow take-out and delivery meal orders placed through cybermeal's Web site to go directly from the customer keyboard to the Aloha POS system."

cybermeals claims more than 11,000 restaurants under contract and plans to expand internationally in 1998.