Kiosk Solutions Issue 19 - Page 7

news BrightSign players certified for extended thermal range BrightSign Series 4 players are now certified for use in temperatures as low as -20°C. At launch, Series 4 players were rated for use in temperatures up to 70°C – a feat achieved via the company’s patented, heat-dissipating, anodised aluminium case design. This recent certification for low temperature use establishes a 90°C extended thermal operational range for the players, making them ideal for use in virtually any extreme temperature setting. “Operating at high temperatures is a common requirement for our players because they’re frequently installed in confined spaces with limited ventilation,” said BrightSign CEO Jeff Hastings. “But with rapidly expanding use cases, we see a growing demand for players rated for low-temperature operation. Certifying players for use at -20°C makes them a perfect choice for any project where the hardware will be exposed to extreme cold.” The rapid rise of digital signage used in outdoor applications is placing a renewed emphasis on players’ ability to function in all temperature extremes. Outdoor kiosks, car mounts and other outdoor installations are relatively unprotected from the elements and expose the associated hardware to below-freezing temperatures on a daily basis in colder climates. To assure reliable operation in extreme weather conditions, BrightSign’s Series 4 HD, XD and XT media players are designed to operate in ambient temperatures between -20°C and 70°C at 90% maximum relative humidity, non- condensing. n Star Micronics and Flash Order partner to provide a self-ordering kiosk solution for restaurants Flash Order has added support for Star Micronics’ TSP143III, SP742 printers, and CD3 Cash Drawers, and plan to add support for the mPOP. Flash Order, paired with Star Micronics’ printing peripherals, delivers a DIY kiosk solution to restaurants as a fast and easy way to implement digital ordering. Flash Order is seamlessly integrated with Square and brings the cost saving and operational efficiency of digital ordering to the Square POS. Using the menu wizard, restaurants can easily import their menu from Square or build it from scratch. Flash Order allows users to manage their orders through the Flash Order KDS or with integrated Star Printing. The KDS allows restaurant owners and managers to set targets for order prep times, expedite orders, and filter and streamline orders between the grill, cold, prep, or any other station. Star’s TSP143III receipt printer offers easy-to-use LAN connectivity, along with high-speed printing, and “print-flat” technology. It is ideal for offering customers printed copies of their self-ordering receipt that contains important information such as order number, wait time, etc. and can also be used to deliver printer promotions with Star’s PromoPRNT technology. The SP742 is Star’s ultimate kitchen printing solution, built to withstand environments where high temperatures can erode the type on the kitchen order. “Flash Order self-order kiosks are perfect for restaurants of any size from Food Trucks to multi-unit chains,” said Flash Order co-founder Weston Hafen. “Kiosks can eliminate long lines, increase revenue, and with our DIY approach a location can be set up to take customer orders in minutes.” n KIOSK solutions 7