|The PiKS unit is the same price as a logwood bump bar|
The new software has been designed to be recognisable to existing KS users – but makes maximum use of the enhanced hardware/software environment.
The ‘bar/manager’ screen now supports a bump bar to allow ‘set/check’ table, table away, move table and the display of table contents.
The software is designed to automatically recognise physical screen size and scale accordingly – so a larger screen will show more information in very high resolution.
Screens may be ‘split’ so that two bump bars can control a single screen. E.g. a bar screen on the top of the screen and a dispense screen on the bottom. Both controlled independently by a bump bar.
Each PiKS unit maintains a ‘database’ of orders on the system and their status.
An entire IP based communications system called PiNet has been developed by Logwood so that a ‘server’ containing the KS system logic may reside on an old type ‘silver box’ or another PiKS unit.
Although the ‘server’ software could run on a PC – a PiKS unit has plenty of resource to run it and so a PC is not required for operation. The architecture allows for multiple PiKS units to act as servers – reducing single points of failure. Currently, up to 40 PiKS units are supported on a single system.
As the PiKS system has complete hardware and software compatibility with Logwood’s touch bump bars to give mouse pad type control over the screen, bump bars from old KS systems may be used with the new PiKS system .
Reporting is unaffected and will continue to be enhanced.
Release v1.7 of the KS software for ‘silver box’ old type multi-screen processors supports the new PiKS units and so they may be added to old systems to add or replace screens, without modifying or replacing the remaining hardware.
For example, replacing an old type ‘bar/manager’ screen currently driven by a CAT5 converter with a PiKS screen and bump bar could be accomplished without any additional cabling. The bump bar could then be used for ‘set/check’ table, table away etc. or for dispense (perhaps with split screen and another bump bar).
The PiKS units run Linux (although they also support Windows 10).
The KS software has been rewritten in a development environment known as Qt using C++.
This enables the software to run under all varieties of Linux (including Android and iOS) and Windows (running on various types of hardware and processor).
A powerful GPU (graphics processor) and a 4 core processor, coupled with lots of memory and the Qt environment has enabled Logwood to make maximum use of modern graphics techniques; resulting in crisp, readable hi-resolution displays.
The Hardware/Software is like that used in industrial, instrumentation, aviation and automotive industries and is much more suited for this type of application than a Windows/Intel type system
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Outlet Manager (1st weekend after install)
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