In electronic engineering the term firmware is interpreted as a program which is burned on
a non volatile memory, and which is used for the organisation of an exactly defined field
of application. A machine-near program code ensures shortest execution times and highest
operation- and data security. Compared with traditional PC-systems the hardware of
firmware controlled machines is usually specially-made, what enables to take also
ergonomic requirements into consideration.
The production of
firmware based equipment requires high research- and development capitals. During the
development phase and also for the production there are competent technicians in the field
of electronics, electrical and mechanical engineering necessary as well specialists in
plastics technology and experienced toolmakers. Therefore, the development of such
products can be classified into the category of valuable and practical assets and the
firmware technology itself as high-cost technology.
of the Firmware
Below described firmware
EGHplus 4.0 works in connection with the portable hospitality
computer BONATOR. In compliance with multiple inquiries of customers we converted the
firmware into a PC-software. So you can use the virtual version of the portable
hospitality computer on a PC-desktop as POS software, and operation is done either by
touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse. Of course virtual Bonator is fully compatible
to the Bonator firmware, as well to other Windows programs.
Following standardised features are offered:
- 999 Items
- 100 FlowControl products
- 100 Recipes
- 200 Item modifiers
- 100 Keyboard submenus
- 99 Tables
- 15 Major groups
- 50 Item groups
- 10 Users
- (Extension of the memory capacity possible!)
Numeric PIN code, 4 digits, free
defineable and hand-over lock feature. Users with chief authorization can clear every PIN
code and then waiter number is the guilty PIN code.
Functions for the waiter:
- Lock Bonator
- Waiter turnover
- Change password
- Update stocklist
Functions for the manager:
- Complete day
- Change password
- INFORMATION ...
Funktionen für Chef:
- Complete day
- INFORMATIONEN ...
- Daily proceeds
- Monthly proceeds
- Employee turnover
- Menu item turnover
- Item group proceeds
- Ingredients in/out
- DEFINITIONEN ...
- Menu items
- Item groups
- Major groups
- Item modifiers
- Exchange rates
- Table graphics
- Keyboard sub menus
- Ingredients administration
- Tax rates
- System configuration
- ADMINISTRATION ...
- Price level
- Print journal
- Lock menu items
- Clear passwords
- Complete period
- Reset voucher number
- Reset receipt number
- Annual completion
Letter case system with 60 characters
which are selectable by 4 keys.
Major group definition:
Major group number, description, service charge,
various tax rates.
Item number, Description, 3 prices, item
group, direct selection key, submenu.
Employee number, name, authorization.
Ingredient number, description, sales unit, 3
Recipe number, description, menu item, 5
- With table- and seat number,
- optional with table graphic,
- item selection by PLU number or by
- directselection keys and
- submenus on the display.
- order input with repetition key or
- or input of number of pieces
- price and majorgroup assignment
Moreover it is possible
to assign various modifiers to the enterd orders, so the kitchen can be informed about
individual preparation wishes of the guest (e.g. raw, medium, well done, etc). The
reversal of wrong inputs can be done with the backspace key, or with the cancellation
The mask in which the
orders are entered indicates the particular state of the program and shows also:
- Table No,
- Seat No,
- Item No,
- as well the total amount of the
accumulated orders for every table or seat.
All tables processed in a Bonator are
displayed with the total amount open. Moreover its also possible to take a look at
the detailed consummations of every guest, and particular orders can also be transferred
to an other guest of the same table.
can also be printed out, and in combination with the printed vouchers, receipts and
journals you can check the inputs of the employess. The setup of the firmware has also the
feature to print out automatically a journal after every 120 journal entries.
The inputs are sent by
lighting radio to the nearest relaystation. The quality of the wireless data transmission
depends on the spatial circumstances and can be disturbed by solar radiation or other
kinds infrared radiation. Under good conditions transmission is possible by visual contact
over a distance of 5-15 metres rectangular to the nearest IR relaystation, and its
advisable to install several relaystations to achieve an exhaustive transmission area.
The Bonator can also be
equipped with optional HF radio transceiver modules, which enhance considerably the
reception area. However to install and use HF radio equipment in some countries an
official approval is necessary, and also an official monthly radio licence fee could
Warranty claims because
of bad or not exhaustive transmitting-/receiving qualities, respectively concerning the
signal strength are impossible. However if such a situation really occurs it is also
possible to transmit the data by inserting the Bonator terminal into the charging console.
reversal of entered orders can be done by the waiter himself, if the inputs are still in
his terminal. As soon he transmits the inputs cancellation is only possible for users with
manager or chief authorization.
charged accumulators provide power to work approx. 3-4 hours uninterruptedly with the
Bonator. During this time it is possible to enter and transmit orders with a value of more
than 10.000,- Euro. Because of the quality and charging condition of the accumulator the
real capacity varies, so its recommendable to have a second set of charged accus
(standard AAA size NiMh) ready for a flying replacement.
Subject to change firm-/software without notice!
also Bonator virtual