Verified Personal Recognition

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- July 2, 2020 -- InvestorsHub NewsWire -- VPR Brands, LP (OTC:VPRB) a technology products company is proud to announce its Automated Infrared Body Temperature Screening Device dubbed VPR Verified is now available for resale through industry leading  Katom Restaurant Supply, Inc.

With the gradual easing of the public lockdown measures and a return to work, the VPR Verified system helps businesses, especially food service and restaurants with health check protocols. As a part of the recent reopening of most business in the USA the CDC along with state and local governments are recommending or requiring certain procedures regarding temperature checks and facial coverings. The Verified Personnel Recognition system automates this process, and greatly reduces any errors. It also has advanced facial recognition that can automatically log all employees, their temperatures and if they are wearing masks and alert management to any breaches.
“Katom is an industry leader within the restaurant and food service space; they have built a great company and a fantastic, easy to use, online ordering portal to serve their customers.  VPR Verified systems will now be available to all dining and food related businesses nationwide as they open back up.” Said Dan Hoff, COO of VPR Brands.

For more information please visit: https://www.katom.com/cat/vpr-brands.html

“The recent shift our company has made into the Personal Protective Equipment space during the pandemic has opened up new channels of distribution for our business and expanded our reach into the B2B world. There are more than 32milion business’s in the USA, all of which can benefit from our VPR Verified system. We plan to continue to partner with industry specific distributors, the caliber of Katom Restaurant Supply, to be able to offer and service all business segments nationwide." Said Kevin Frija, CEO of VPR Brands LP

About VPR Verified Personnel Recognition System:
The VPR Verified device has many benefits over the handheld alternative along with management reporting and recording features. Operators can detect and reduce the potential spread of unknown viruses among employees, guests and visitors by combining contactless thermal temperature screening sensors with biometric facial recognition Software the VPR Verified offers a level of public access safety and accuracy that exceeds human-error prone processes. The temperature check is performed just a second, enabling processing of up to 600 people per hour. Single or multiple kiosks can be connected to automatic doors, turnstiles, locks or barriers for access control after testing customers and employees.

  • The Automated Infrared Body Temperature Screening Kiosk Quickly and efficiently screens all incoming guests and employees. Choose from our wall-mounted, table stand, and floor stand models.
  • Facial Recognition software is motion sensor activated and quickly scans each person as they pass in front of the monitor. The VPR Verified system immediately displays the temperature of scanned person and shows a green pass or a red fail.
  • Eliminate costs on having a dedicated temperature screener and give yourself and anyone entering your business a visible reminder that you are taking all the necessary precautions to protect their health and safety.


About Katom Restaurant Supply, Inc
KaTom Restaurant Supply is a leader in the commercial restaurant equipment industry, offering thousands of quality restaurant, bar, and kitchen supplies online at wholesale prices, many available for next-day delivery. KaTom is a supplier of all the equipment you need to build your commercial kitchen and has been a trusted name in wholesale restaurant supplies since 1987. We provide you big-name restaurant supply company brands with small-town service that's with you from your first thoughts about your bar, bakery, or other foodservice business, through delivery and thereafter. We are a BBB Accredited Business, a certified Women's Business Enterprise, and one of the fastest growing companies in America.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies - Distribution Giants
KaTom was named the 10th-largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer in April of 2020.
Management Excellence Award
KaTom was recognized by Foodservice Equipment Reports for management excellence. This honor is given to companies that show a consistent investment in relationships with both suppliers and staff. Everyone at KaTom takes great pride in our successful and strategic partnerships and will continue to do our best to keep these relationships strong.
Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
In 2019, KaTom was ranked No. 23 on the WPO list of the 50 fastest-growing women-owned/led companies. It's the third time in four years the company made the list.
Certified Women-owned Company
KaTom was first recognized by the WBENC as a woman-owned business in 2009. It’s a designation we’re proud to carry, since it recognizes the pioneering leadership of our CEO Patricia Bible and her amazing accomplishments in helming the company. It also lets government buyers know they might qualify for a credit for purchasing from a woman-owned business.
GSA
KaTom has maintained a contract with the United States General Services Administration (GSA) since 2007. This acknowledgment shows our commitment to setting aggressive pricing on a wide variety of essential equipment and supplies.
ENERGY STAR
KaTom is a certified partner of ENERGY STAR, the agency established to identify and promote efficient products. We are committed to seeking out and marketing products that are better both for our customers’ bottom lines and for the environment.
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award – Woman-Owned Business Excellence
Our remarkable CEO Patricia Bible was recognized in May 2014 with a Pinnacle Business Award from the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. The award she shared with the company recognizes outstanding achievements by a woman-owned business in East Tennessee.
Inc. 5000
Since 2009, KaTom has been recognized each year as one of America’s fastest-growing companies by its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list. In 2019, KaTom was ranked No. 2,866. Due to the company’s consistent and rapid growth, KaTom also earned recognition as part of the Inc. Honor Roll, which lists companies that spend at least five years in the ranks of fastest-growing companies.
The Impact 50
In 2015, KaTom was ranked No. 42 on an Inc. magazine list of America’s 50 fastest-growing woman-led companies
NAFED Dealer of the Year
In 2013, the National Association of Food Equipment Dealers (NAFED) named KaTom the restaurant equipment dealer of the year. NAFED CEO Mark Anderson said the award recognizes KaTom’s “meteoric rise to success.”
Hire Power
In addition to Inc. acknowledging KaTom as one of America’s fastest-growing companies, the business publication also recognized us in its Hire Power Awards for 2012. That designation is given to private businesses that created the most jobs in the preceding year.
Next Economy Hero
During the 2011 GROWCO conference, a gathering of hundreds of businesses driving the economy into the future, KaTom was recognized as one of five finalists for the Next Economy Hero Award.

About VPR Brands, LP:
VPR Brands is a technology company, which develops consumer and business products based on the newest cutting-edge technologies and whose assets include issued a U.S. patent for atomization related products including technology for medical marijuana vaporizers and electronic cigarette products and components. The company is also engaged in product development for the vapor or vaping market, including e-liquids, vaporizers and electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) which are devices which deliver nicotine and or cannabis through atomization or vaping, and without smoke and other chemical constituents typically found in traditional products. For more information about VPR Brands, please visit the company on the web at www.VPRBrands.com.

Forward-looking statements:
This news release contains statements that involve expectations, plans or intentions, and other factors discussed from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These statements are forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties, so actual results may vary materially. The company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The company disclaims any obligation subsequently to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.


For More Information contact:
Dan Hoff, VPR Brands LP
954.715.7001 info@vprbrands.com

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