Kitchen monitors for visualizing orders and monitoring their implementation

UCS has created two professional systems compatible with R-Keeper V6 and V7: KDS (Kitchen Display System) for the kitchen of a concept restaurant and VDU (Video Display Unit) for fast food. VDU and KDS systems can completely replace service printing or be used with it. After the order is entered at the station, it is automatically displayed on the screens and is available for viewing to production employees. Using this technology, you can control the lead time using R-Keeper reports.

KDS and VDU systems are an affordable and modern kitchen solution that allows you to quickly interact with restaurant services and increase the speed of customer service. 

VDU system

When using the VDU system, after making an order, dishes are immediately displayed on the monitor, which is especially important for fast-food restaurants, when order execution requires a minimum of time. After paying for the order, the color of the header becomes different.

When an order cannot fit on the current screen, it automatically gets to the next one, which can be called up for viewing. Completed orders are deleted by the cook from the display through the control device (cook’s keyboard), for this it is enough to dial the serial number of the order. If necessary, the remote order can be restored – returned to the monitor.

The best option for working with an order from its receipt to delivery to the visitor allows you to organize the technology “Auto Distribution” (order-payment-issue). VDU also allows you to use the “parking” function of the order, if it is only partially prepared.

Equipment needed: monitor and system unit or monitor and ARM9.

KDS system

The principle of operation of the KDS system is arranged somewhat differently: this is how orders appear on the cook’s screen only after they are stored at the station. At the same time, each order or dish corresponds to a separate dynamic window, the number of windows located at one time on the screen depends on the size of the orders.

Displays are divided into two types: a cook monitor and a waiter monitor. It is possible to customize any kind of screen forms, taking into account the location of the necessary information and the individual characteristics of the institution – all in order to make the work more comfortable and effective.

Order information may include:

  • serial number;
  • name of the dish and modifier;
  • table number;
  • name of the waiter who placed the order;
  • nominal cooking time;
  • timer;
  • refusals from orders.

The waiter receives information about the state of readiness of dishes, and he can place an order in the system. When you delete orders from the screens, the KDS system records the actual time the cook prepared the dishes or received them by the waiter.

Using KDS, you can receive reports on the work of the kitchen (on deviations of the cooking time from the nominal) and control the timeliness of the receipt of orders by the waiter.

Equipment needed: monitor and system unit or monitor and ARM9.

UCS has developed a compact and inexpensive electronic unit based on the ARM9 microcontroller, which is a complete replacement for the standard system unit.

Two types of terminals can be used as screens for the system – touch monitors (Touch Screen), which allow the employee to manage information on orders and dishes by touching the screen; or standard monitors, on which control occurs through the cook’s keyboard.

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