Squadle announces patented Zero-Touch™ handheld IoT devices


CAMBRIDGE, MA, January 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/– Squadle, a pioneer in automating multi-unit restaurant operations, announces the issuance of Patent 9,534,938 covering automated handheld measurement devices and algorithms. The first product to implement this technology is the Zero-Touch™ temperature probe, which will soon be available through select hardware partners. The handheld technology joins other “Internet of Things” sensors in Squadle’s back-of-house automation platform.

Squadle’s Zero-Touch™ temperature probe enables food service workers to take food and equipment temperatures 83% faster than with a manual thermometer. Workers save on average 1 hour a day while multi-unit owners receive peace of mind through up-to-the-minute food safety compliance. Squadle customers experience up to 10% higher per store profits by saving employees’ and managers’ time and reducing food spoilage. For case studies or more information, visit www.squadle.com.

“The average fast food restaurant is run with expensive manual processes that are tracked on unreliable paper logs. Our operations platform replaces paper logs and automates manual processes.” said Le Zhang, founder and CEO, Squadle. “Squadle’s IoT platform is a flexible, scalable and reliable way to simplify our customers’ processes.”

Squadle started with an easy-to-use Checklists tablet that replaces paper logs. Franchise owners and managers saw that task completion rose when tablet checklists replaced paper checklists. They also received real-time accountability, operations benchmarks and best practice metrics. Building off of Checklists, Squadle launched its sensor platform and analytics which are revolutionizing multi-unit operations.

Squadle’s innovations with automated probes, checklists and actionable analytics are one part of Squadle’s ambitious product roadmap. Partners are integrating smart hardware, database, connectivity and analytics to make Squadle the go-to platform to automate multi-unit operations. The goal: to help operators deliver the product and service consistency that drives store revenue and profitability.

“The IoT space is littered with thousands of automation products that are a pain to make sense of.” said Le. “Our platform provides an easy, curated, and extremely customizable method to implement automation without disrupting operations.”


Founded in 2013, Squadle’s smart, connected operations platform helps multi-units increase profits, reduce risk, and make better decisions using tablets, sensors, and data. Squadle is backed by 500 Startups, Bolt, Accomplice and Walnut Ventures.

© 2017 Squadle, Inc. Patent Issued.