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Elevate the Workplace Environment - Anheuser-Busch Introduces the Office Bud-e

A smarter, happier hour awaits

May 1, 2017 Revolutionizing the workplace one refreshing beverage at a time, Anheuser-Busch introduces the latest innovation to hit the food and beverage market - The Office Bud-e. Savvy, smart and fully-stocked with a variety of Anheuser-Busch’s signature beers (up to 180), Office Bud-e is the optimal addition to any office kitchen or common space, rendering classic “beer runs” obsolete. Making national debuts in the trendsetting, quintessential “foodie” cities of New York and Chicago, the Office Bud-e refrigerator is the coolest (literally and figuratively) employee to join the company workforce.

Developed by Anheuser-Busch in conjunction with Buzz Connect, a full service product design and manufacturing company, the Office Bud-e is completely free to lease and comes equipped with the latest tech to ensure the office is ready for any occasion. Boost office morale with weekly happy hours or be ready to host a company holiday party at the drop of a hat - without having to leave for supplies. Utilizing vending machine-like sensored springs and a simple Wifi connection, the Office Bud-e monitors in real time the quantity of beers in stock at any given time, up to 180 in total. When inventory begins to run low, this smart fridge connects to local delivery services to re-stock the supply, employing the latest innovations in digital tracking. With the option to set up automatic orders or simply send the office manager e-reminders to reorder via the Anheuser-Busch web portal, Office Bud-e seamlessly delivers office luxury with ease.

“Good workplaces offer two things to their employees, at minimum: health insurance and a beer fridge. Anheuser-Busch wants to make keeping that beer fridge stocked a bit easier with the Office Bud-e. It's a Wi-Fi-connected smart beverage refrigerator with a slim profile and a generous capacity, that lets you know by email or through the Web when your office is running low on suds.” - PCMag, UK

Aesthetically pleasing, the Office Bud-e is sleek and comes in seven different designs with a small, alphanumeric LED display in the right corner that accurately reads the current temperature and connectivity and featuring branded art from Bud Light, Budweiser, Golden Road, Goose Island, Shock Top, and Blue Point. Office Bud-e’s portal is available to automatically order a wide selection of Anheuser-Busch beers including Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top, Goose Island, Blue Point, Golden Road and MANY more.

Chicago and NYC, Don’t delay on revolutionizing your company’s kitchen or common space -
Your FREE Office Bud-e refrigerator is available for lease now!

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About Office Bud-e // Anheuser Busch

Anheuser-Busch is a brewing company based in St. Louis, Missouri USA dedicated to making beers that people love. The company operates 12 breweries in the United States proudly brewing more than 100 brands in the U.S with the help of their flagship brands like Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch holds 45.8 percent share of the beer market. Known as the largest beer producer in the world, Anheuser-Busch continues to be the dominant entity in the beer market.

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Wi-Fi
WARNING: A 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router is required to connect your Office Bud-e to the internet. Office Bud-e cannot join a Wi-Fi network with a secondary level of authentication. Be sure to check your Wi-Fi specifications before ordering an Office Bud-e. See "What is secondary level authentication?" and "What is a 2.4GHz network?" for more information.

Q: What is a secondary level authentication?
A: Secondary level authentication is a 'landing' web page shown to a user before they gain more-abroad access to URL or http-based Internet services. An example of this is when a user attempts to join a free Wi-Fi network at the airport. Before gaining access, the user is redirected to a web page which may require authentication, payment, acceptance of policies or other valid credentials.

Q: What is a 2.4Ghz network?
A: Wi-Fi routers most commonly run on a 2.4GHz frequency. Dual band routers also provide a supplementary 5GHz network. If using a dual band Wi-Fi router, be sure to join your Office Bud-e to the 2.4GHz network.

Mobile device and App
An iOS or Android mobile device is required to connect your Office Bud-e to your Wi-Fi network.
Device requirements

  • iPhone 4s or above running OS 8 and above
  • Android device running Jelly Bean (16) and above
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