Hard Rock Cafe, Seattle running Microsoft tech 'Windows 7 interactive touch screen; Microsoft Surface'

Seattle's new Hard Rock Cafe at 116 Pike St., sports "big interactive touch screen running Windows 7 at the entrance; a Microsoft Surface table near the first-floor dining area; screens at the booths with a virtual jukebox and interactive exhibits; and audio tours that let people dial a number on their mobile phones and punch […]

Seattle's new Hard Rock Cafe at 116 Pike St., sports "big interactive touch screen running Windows 7 at the entrance; a Microsoft Surface table near the first-floor dining area; screens at the booths with a virtual jukebox and interactive exhibits; and audio tours that let people dial a number on their mobile phones and punch in an exhibit number to hear background about all the memorabilia on the walls. (They're looking into replacing the numbers with Microsoft Tag bar codes.) Technologies on the back end include Microsoft SharePoint. But by the time Hard Rock International CIO Joe Tenczar got to the little gadget that sits on the table and buzzes your server's watch, it started to feel like too much for a bar/restaurant experience," revealed.