Archive for February, 2012
Noventri brings simplicity to the digital menu board user with a newly announced service, QSR-Net. The service is directed toward Quick Service Restaurants, thus the name, and is a compilation of the Noventri on-site Network Operation Center, the QSR-Net team, 24/7 phone support, network-wide monitoring and software updates.
Franchises and QSRs are well aware of the many challenges of traditional menu boards which result in a lack of overall store compliance and consistency and less then accurate testing results for promotions and new food items. Digital menu boards address these basic challenges but then present new challenges such as: Who will create new menu content and updates and assure that these are distributed to all digital menu boards within a network? Who will manage the technical software updates? How will the scheduling of menus be managed and by whom? Who will monitor and maintain a well-functioning network nationwide or internationally?
Having years of experience working with QSRs, Noventri saw the need to simplify the digital menu board user’s experience with updating and maintaining digital content for menus. “Most QSRs don’t have a technical or creative or graphics team at their restaurants,” says Andrew Hoffman, VP at Noventri. “This makes it difficult for many franchisees to maintain their menu boards. For instance, to just change a simple promotion or item pricing can be intrusive to most restaurant managers. And at the corporate level, this may require establishing a team to manage networked digital menu boards. So corporate may hold back on such an endeavor.”
With QSR-Net, the Noventri team handles these day-to-day challenges and simplifies the digital menu board experience so that all menu boards throughout a franchise or chain of QSRs are always up-to-date, present a consistent message throughout the network, and are compliant at each location. This would include, day parting or scheduling for breakfast, lunch or dinner menus, testing new food items in select locations, and exact planning of promotions and ‘pushing’ promotions on scheduled dates to select locations. QSR-Net allows digital menu boards to virtually run on their own! Content updates and additions are just a phone call away.
Noventri has announced the recent release of Noventri Suite Digital Signage Software. The software update, Version 2.2, brings to users major new features that will simplify the user experience when creating content for information displays.
Features of the new version of Noventri Suite include:
- Faster content downloads
- New resolutions and updates that work on a wider range of monitors
- Power-saving ‘sleep’ mode for a wider range of monitors
- Dynamic pages that allow for simplified project creation
- Playback that starts while still updating – publishing is faster
- Noventri Server runs as a service in the background
- Run multiple servers on the same computer
- Undo/Redo function
- More powerful layer arrangement options
- RS-232 Control
Noventri Suite can be installed on any windows-based computer and is the companion software to the Noventri Eco-Series SF-100e digital signage player. Users can create content in full HD, add multiple region types, and overlap other regions with full transparencies while using industry standard image formats such as .jpg, .png, and .bmp.
Noventri Suite functions as a stand-alone simple digital signage player; although some features, such as scheduling, transitions, and database features are functions that are performed when combined with the Eco-Series line of Noventri players. Noventri Suite is a no-cost digital signage software; there are no licenses, no subscriptions, and no hidden costs of any kind.
For a free copy of the software request a demonstration of the product at: http://www.noventri.com/digital-signage-demo.php. All demo recipients will receive a free copy of Noventri Suite software.