TransAct Technologies and CrunchTime Partner to Offer KitchenSync Food Prep and Food Safety Terminal
HAMDEN, Conn. & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransAct® Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, and CrunchTime! Information Systems (“CrunchTime”), a leading provider of strategic enterprise software solutions for the restaurant, cruise, foodservice and hospitality industries, today announced a new hardware and software platform that revolutionizes food preparation, food management and other critical back-of-house processes. This platform combines TransAct’s all-new AccuDate XL food safety terminal, running Android OS, with CrunchTime’s new Android-based KitchenSync™ App, to enable full integration between the terminal and CrunchTime’s leading back-office restaurant management platform.
“TFT LCD display, two internal high-speed thermal printers, high quality speakers, a headphone output, built in Ethernet and Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth and two high speed USB ports for the integration of other back-of-house peripherals that can be used with the CrunchTime system.”
CrunchTime’s KitchenSync fully integrates the AccuDate XL display station for prep planning and recipes. It coordinates kitchen prep functionality with CrunchTime’s powerful back-office system. KitchenSync offers optimal functionality features that incorporate sales forecasts, intra-day POS transactions, and historical patterns of consumption that allows each restaurant's team to review each day’s prepation plan, perform preparation as required for the optimal business flow and print prepationlabels using the AccuDate XL. KitchenSync will connect the prepation staff’s activities seamlessly to the CrunchTime back office system, with immediate updates of inventory that in automatically triggers alerts for any necessary preparation and purchasing. Additionally, KitchenSync shows information about recipes, including production instructions for plating as well as pictures of recipes, videos, cost information, and any information about nutrition and allergens.
“The AccuDate XL represents a significant step forward in the development and capabilities of our intelligent, software-enabled AccuDate food safety terminals and brings to the foodservice industry a never-before-seen interactive solution that will greatly enhance kitchen processes,” said Bart Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies. “TransAct and CrunchTime are launching a combined technology ecosystem that will drive real changes and efficiencies in back-of-house operations. Restaurant and foodservice operators are always searching for solutions that improve their operating efficiency and save money and we believe that seamlessly integrating CrunchTime’s industry-leading restaurant management solution and our AccuDate XL through their innovative newKitchenSync app aligns our collective product goals and will result in a powerful combination that becomes a natural fit in foodservice industry operations of all types and sizes.”
Bill Bellissimo, CEO of CrunchTime! Information Systems, added, “We remain fully committed to providing integrated solutions that reduce the number of moving parts in a kitchen, streamline operations, and empower the restaurant team to access the critical information they need to run their business without being tethered to a back office computer. Our next-generation platform integrates the entire kitchen with tools that provide actionable information wherever the operations team needs it. Through the introduction ofKitchenSync, we are providing our user community with a whole new approach to optimizing their production processes and ensuring the highest degree of food safety best practices and compliance. Furthermore, the flexibility of Android will allow our teams to respond to evolving customer needs through the development of additional apps for this unique device over time. We believe our community of users will realize the power and benefits of this integrated solution and we are excited to work with the team at TransAct to bring this solution to market.”
TransAct’s new AccuDate XL is based on the Android 5.0 operating system, enabling it to run CrunchTime apps that suit the specific needs of the foodservice industry. Designed for the harsh kitchen environment, the rugged and splash resistant AccuDate XL features a large 9.7" TFT LCD display, two internal high-speed thermal printers, high quality speakers, a headphone output, built in Ethernet and Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth and two high speed USB ports for the integration of other back-of-house peripherals that can be used with the CrunchTime system.
Attendees at the upcoming NRA Show 2016 will have the exclusive opportunity to see the new AccuDate XL and KitchenSync in action at CrunchTime’s booth at McCormick Place (Booth #6067). In addition, interested parties can visithttps://www.crunchtime.com/kitchensync/ or http://www.transact-tech.com/food-safety/accudate-xl for more information on this industry-unique solution.
About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including food safety, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 2.9 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its worldwide installed product base. Through TransAct Services Group both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and its direct sales team, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call (203) 859-6800.
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About CrunchTime! Information Systems
CrunchTime! Information Systems is a leading provider of enterprise solutions for the hospitality industries. Since 1995, CrunchTime back office solutions have helped customers reduce food and beverage costs, drive labor efficiencies, and better manage the quality and consistency of their foodservice operations. CrunchTime’s customers include multi-unit restaurants, cruise lines, entertainment venues, hotels and foodservice management companies around the world. For more information, visit www.crunchtime.com.