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Epson KDS Features and Information
Epson has created a new Kitchen Display System that is fully integrated with Lavu. Up to nine displays are supported by this KDS solution. Additional features of the system are listed below. Please note that most of the tile customization concerning display aesthetics is conducted during the pre-configuration process.
- Epson U220-i Omnilink Impact Printer with KDS software
- Logic Controls USB Bump Bar
- Widescreen Monitor that supports 1680x1050 (widescreen HD) resolution with VGA interface
- Epson KDS Expansion Module (for multi-screen display)
- The Lavu app must be set to the English language pack in order to properly send information to the Epson KDS.
- Does not require a Lavu Local Server.
- Hard copies of tickets can be sent to any Omnilink printer in the KDS group.
- Works with printer groups and Kitchen redirects.
- Bump individual items or entire tickets. Once bumped from a display, tickets will be flagged on the Expeditor screen (where applicable) for final review and bump.
There are six layout options available.
- 4×1 (4 tiles)
- 5×1 (5 tiles)
- 6×1 (6 tiles)
- 4×2 (8 tiles)
- 5×2 (10 tiles)
- 6×2 (12 tiles)
The blue header at the top of the screen indicates the number of orders on the page(s) to the left, the screen title, date and time, average bump time for the screen, and the number of orders on the page(s) to the right.
The average bump time is a calculation of the mean bump time for orders within the last hour in MM:SS format.
The numbers on the top left and right indicate the number of orders that exist off-screen. If more orders are sent than can be displayed on the screen’s tiles, the number on the right will increase indicating additional, newer orders are in the display queue. As the screen is scrolled to the right to view new orders, the number on the left will increase to reflect the older orders off-screen.
The text color, font size and line spacing of order tiles is customizable during the initial pre-configuration of the Epson KDS.
- An order window begins with the tile number and a header containing order details including server name, running time since the order was placed, as well as table and check number.
- New and late order duration times (termed “Priority” and “Rush” by Epson) can be defined during pre-configuration of the Epson KDS and will trigger a color change in the tile header.
- Items added to an order after its initial send to the kitchen will be appended to the existing tile and denoted as “new” by a color change. If the order has already been bumped from the screen, the additional item will be displayed as a new order in its own tile.
- Orders consisting of too many items to fit in a single tile will continue into the next tile, with the header omitted to denote it as a continuation of the order on the previous tile.
The KDS can be configured to have 1 or 2 of the rightmost tiles as a Summary Tile. The Summary Tile tallies the items and/or modifiers on the screen. It can be configured to tally items and/or modifiers.
Expanded Order View
An order can be selected to be viewed in its own pop-up window. This is convenient if orders span multiple windows.
Epson KDS will discover devices on your local area network. If the device is a printer it can be configured for several options:
- Print item on Bump
- Print order on Bump
- Print order on Bump at POS printer
Recipes and cooking instructions can be displayed for a particular menu item.