TransAct Technologies Inc., Hamden, Conn., and CrunchTime! Information Systems, Boston, launched a new hardware and software platform designed to revolutionize food preparation, food management and other critical back-of-house processes.

This platform combines TransAct’s AccuDate XL food safety terminal, running Android OS, with CrunchTime’s Android-based KitchenSync App, which incorporate sales forecasts, intra-day point-of-sale transactions and historical consumption patterns to provide restaurant teams with the ability to review the day’s prep plan, perform prep as required and print prep labels using the AccuDate XL.

CrunchTime’s KitchenSync makes the AccuDate XL a fully integrated prep planning and recipe display station that connects kitchen prep functions with CrunchTime’s enterprise back-office platform.

In addition, KitchenSync connects the team’s activities directly to the CrunchTime back office system, immediately updating inventory levels that can trigger prep and purchasing alerts. KitchenSync displays recipe information, preparation instructions, plating instructions, recipe pictures, video, cost information, nutritional information and allergen information.

Meanwhile, 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 9.7-inch 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.

TransAct Technologies Inc.                                                     

CrunchTime! Information Systems