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The App-Connected Smart Zabuton by Key Value Tells You When a Seat is Free

 - Apr 28, 2014
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The Smart Zabuton by Key Value is a step up from the average Japanese cushion, as it is app-connected and designed to let you know if someone is sitting on it or not. The Smart Zabuton is available for individuals, but its real potential lies in applications for businesses that have a high turnover of customers and a busy location.

On an app, users will be able to see the seat layout and observe which seats are occupied, as well as an estimated wait time. If you've ever taken your chances and headed to a busy restaurant without a reservation and had to wait, that could very well be a thing of the past with the Smart Zabuton.