The Epicure Digital Centra Menu System (”System”) is cloud-based. It’s Centra Cloud Server (”Server”) is installed at Amazon Web Services for high reliability, redundancy and security.
It integrates with back-of-house menu planning and nutrition management systems including Computrition Hospitality Suite®, CBORD Foodservice Systems®, Aurora FoodPro® and others (collectively “BOH System”).
It controls, maintains and schedules menus and content to display on Samsung Smart Signage Platform (“SSSP”) LED LCDs and online for viewing on computers, smart phones and tablets.
You control the System via a web browser (Chrome, Firefox or Safari) on any computer, Windows® or Mac®, that has Internet access to our Centra Server. The BOH System may be on-premise or cloud-based. It is your responsibility to purchase the compatible application programming interface (“API”) from your BOH System vendor.
At each meal period, our Centra Server will query your BOH System for its current menu data via its API. The API Server, which is typically installed on a virtual web server in a DMZ, never on the Production Server, will then query the Production Server for the data. Note that the API Server does not allow access to any private health information.
Each SSSP LCD will then connect to our Server via the LCD's Ethernet or WiFi (WPA2 Personal only) connection to receive and display HTML5 pages with the menu data from the BOH System and all other content uploaded to our Server by you using its web-based content management system. The LCDs may also require access to a time server and news and weather service RSS feeds external to your firewall.
The Epicure Digital Content Management System (“CMS”) is easy to learn and easy to use because of its What You See Is What You Get View of your BOH System’s menu data in your Epicure Digital custom engineered and designed menu board Templates.