TransAct Technologies Incorporated has released its new Ithaca 9800 food safety terminal, the industry’s first fully-integrated terminal that helps operators reduce food waste, improve kitchen and food prep efficiency, easily update items to be prepped for daily specials, and print “use buy” and expiration labels, all while offering direct Internet connectivity for the first time in a food safety terminal.
Its wired and wireless networking capabilities enable seamless integration with several of the industry’s most widely used restaurant management systems, making it an ideal choice for casual restaurants, schools, hospitals and hotels where menu items may change more frequently. Designed as a complement to the Company’s Ithaca 9700, the new Ithaca 9800 food safety terminal includes a larger screen that provides true high definition video capabilities as well as audio speakers, enabling restaurant operators to utilize the device for on-location menu and food preparation training videos for their chefs and food preparers. When connected to back office management systems, the innovative Ithaca 9800 food safety terminal can also perform inventory actions to help manage food waste and over ordering situations.
The Ithaca 9800 features a large, easy-to-read, 9.7 inch color touch screen display, and a flexible two printer configuration with print widths of up to 2.2 inches and multi-language capabilities that allow for use in foodservice operations worldwide. Users can print a wide variety of information – including “use by” dates, expiration dates and/or times, ingredient lists, calorie counts, prep dates and “grab-and-go” times courtesy of an accurate internal clock – and even bar codes on any number of label types – including permanent, freezer grade, dissolvable and removable labels. The Ithaca 9800 also adds on-screen editing capabilities to its existing PC-based companion utility, further improving flexibility of use. It carries a streamlined footprint with a recessed power switch to reduce accidental contact, save physical space, and reduce susceptibility to spillage in the kitchen. The new Ithaca 9800 also has a modular design that eases access to the print head and internal systems for cleaning and easy label loading, and features an optional battery module to allow for device portability.
Appearing in conjunction with the Company’s newest food safety terminal, the industry-leading Ithaca 9700 food safety terminal features a large, easy-to-read 8.4-inch color touch screen display, allowing users to quickly print easy-to-read expiration and “enjoy by” date labels. The PC-based terminal also allows operators to quickly change their menu items, print accurate calorie counts on food items and generate accurate “prep” and “grab-and-go” labels via an internal real-time clock. Available in 1- or 2-printer configurations, the Ithaca 9700 offers simple drop-in label loading and can handle a variety of label widths and lengths.