EPICURE DIGITAL K12 MENU SYSTEM
The Epicure Digital K-12 Menu System is a complete digital signage solution with tools that let you control your menu boards easily and quickly over the Internet. The System displays menus, nutritional information, images, video, animation, food photography, text announcements and text alerts. Each menu board can be programmed by day part and menu cycle. Menu items, descriptions and prices can be changed easily, quickly and online in one or more locations.
Epicure Digital, using a marketing approach, evaluates menu strategy, design
and content to solve clients’ complex menu engineering and point- of-sale issues.
Menu boards are programmed with Epicure Digital LiveText so operators can
change menu items, prices and descriptions easily and quickly using our web-
based, easy-to-use interface. Menu boards feature a motion graphic effect, if
space allows, typically animated food photography used as a category header.
Another feature available is Epicure Digital LiveBackground which lets operators
change menu backgrounds from a library of their own or Epicure Digital custom designed images.
WE CREATE VISUALLY COMPELLING
By creatively combining information, motion and food photography, we create experiences we call ‘the cure for the menu bored’.
WITH OUR MENU ENGINEERING
We engage your customers through multimedia menus, promotions, daily
specials, and limited time offers.
ON THE EPICURE K-12 DIGITAL MENU SYSTEM
We make full use of what the system can do for you. Digital menu boards and signage become a powerful and effective digital marketing medium.
NUTRITIONAL MENU LABELING
Inform customers to make healthier meal choices by displaying nutritional data
and icons next to menu items on your digital menu boards. The Epicure Digital Menu System can display nutritional icons, labels and data, entered manually or imported from a third party system.
AT DINING FACILITIES, LARGE
We work with major food contractors like Sodexo, Aramark and Compass Group.
Our work can be seen at major health care and educational institutions, independent
and chain restaurants, business & industry, cinemas and casinos.
HOW WE DO IT
EPICURE DIGITAL SYSTEMS
IS A DIGITAL MENU BOARD COMPANY
We create complete digital signage solutions customized for each client.
Our expertise is in software technology, food service operations
and food service marketing.
FOOD SERVICE MARKETING
Using a marketing approach, we evaluate menu strategy, design and content
decisions to solve your complex menu engineering and point-of-sale issues.
WE UNDERSTAND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY
Our system gives you all the tools you need to control your menu boards and signage, easily and quickly, using our web-based, easy-to-use intuitive interface.
FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS
Our system lets you change menu items, menu descriptions and prices; schedule menus and promotions by day part and menu cycle; create your own promotions; and display nutritional data and announcements.
GREETER BOARD ENGINEERING DESIGN & PRODUCTION
with Epicure Digital LiveText web templates Displays menus and general information at the entry to a dining faciiity Multiple functions can include:
• one or two slide shows featuring photography, animation and other graphics
programed by day part and menu cycle
• one or two formatted text block announcement areas
• current time, day and date, hours of operation, current and forecasted weather
• RSS/XML feeds such as headline and sports news, emergency alerts, stock
SERVERS & PLAYERS
The Epicure Digital Classic Server is a single or multi-screen server with
integrated sofware player(s). The Epicure Digital Centric Server allows any
number of hardware players to connect to it. Each player displays its own
multimedia menus and content on its LCD. Choose from a Cisco Digital Media
Player (DMP 4400G), Apple Mac mini or use your own PC as a player.
Working with the clients’ architectural, design, networking and contractor
teams, Epicure Digital designs and coordinates a customized hardware and
software solution for each installation. The company reviews plans, manages
the progress of team members, meets on the phone, and remotely installs
and configures the system.
EPICURE DIGITAL K-12 ONLINE MENU
Post your digital menus and promotions on your website visitors to your website view your greeter board, menu boards and signage online as they appear on screen at your facility. As your menus change by day part and menu cycle, or when ever you change them manually, the changesappear simultaneously online and at your facility, in real time.
EPICURE DIGITAL SLIDESHOW BUILDER
Assemble and upload your own slide shows. This software allows you to import and arrange your own QuickTime compatible images and movies in slide shows that can be scheduled to play by date, day of week, and time of day.
Promote your menu items with multimedia menu boards and promotions at the point-of-sale making full use of the company’s design services and digital production studio, digital menu boards and signage become a digital marketing medium. Enhancing the customer experience through multimedia promotions of daily
specials and limited time offers.
Promotion design / Branding design / Motion graphics / Digital imagery
K-12 CENTRIC PLATFORM
This Epicure Digital Menu System™ on the centric platform has limitless scalability.
Just add as many players and LCDs as you like to the centric server.
EPICURE DIGITAL CENTRIC SERVER™
An Epicure Digital Centric Server™ is an Apple Mac® mini computer configured with Epicure Digital Software™ that maintains and schedules multimedia menus and promotional content 24 hours a day, everyday.
If desired, the System may be implemented with a redundant Epicure Digital Centric Server™.
One Epicure Digital Centric Server™ is installed on your LAN, WAN, cloud, or hosted at Epicure Digital Systems™.
The Epicure Digital Centric Server™ allows any number of hardware players to connect to it.
Each player displays its own multimedia menus and content on its LCD. Choose from a Cisco® Digital Media Player (DMP4400G), Apple Mac® mini or use your own PC as a player.
Any player can be connected through video splitters to displays playing the same
content without additional players, programming or licenses.
• Easily scalable. Just add players and LCDs
• Easily maintain the menus, content and scheduling for any number of menu and
greeter boards in any number of locations from any computer with a web bowser and access to the Epicure Digital Centric Server™.
• Redundant Epicure Digital Centric Server™
CISCO® DMS COMPATIBLE
The system is Cisco® DMS compatible when
using only Cisco Digital Media Players.
Internet access is required for remote Epicure
Digital Centric Server™ support.
Epicure Digital Systems designs customized digital menu boards that solve complex menu engineering and point-of-sale marketing issues. By creatively combining information, motion, imagery and food photography, they produce visually compelling multimedia menus and promotions to help sell menu items and enhance the dining experience. They call this experience: The Cure for the Menu Bored.
Epicure Digital clients include colleges and universities, hospitals, independent and chain restaurants, contract food service companies, business & industry, and cinemas and casinos among others.
Epicure Digital pioneered the display of nutritional information on digital menu boards in 2003 for the U.S. Navy. Every menu item description includes the portion weight, number of calories, grams of fat, and amount of cholesterol, and a ‘red heart’ icon beside menu items when the item ‘meets healthy Navy option standards’.
Core products include menu, greeter, promo, and menu/promo boards.
New legislation is addressing the need for nutritional labeling, which is very effectively displayed on Epicure Digital Menu Boards.
Working with the client’s architectural, design, networking and contractor teams, Epicure Digital designs and coordinates a customized hardware and software solution for each installation including the location of the LCD(s) and server(s), the type and model of video cabling, LCD mounting brackets, and networking.
Epicure Digital reviews plans, manages the progress of each team member, meets on the telephone as often as required, and remotely installs and configures the system. The company provides training and 24/7 support.
The company's website (http://www.epicuredigital.com) has an extensive portfolio of its client's menu board installations including many schools.
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