Pub leverages POS system to control entertainment devices, save space, money

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Bidding to become as adept at presenting European satellite-TV soccer matches as it is at selling Irish whiskey, the Local, a Minneapolis pub, reports encouraging results near the end of a beta test of Controllo, an open-architecture system that promises simpler and less costly audio-video control for bars and restaurants.

In effect, Controllo makes the Local's point-of-sale system the master remote control for the establishment's seven TVs. That's important in a place

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