Presto Tablet

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Presto Tablet
Manufacturer E la Carte
Type Restaurant Tablet
Release date 2008 (2008)
Platform Android
Website elacarte.com/tablet/

The Intel-powered wireless Presto tablet by E la Carte[1] is designed for restaurants. Presto integrates with a restaurant’s Point of Sale (POS) System.[2] Presto’s touchscreen allows guests to view menu items, order, play games, and pay their check.[3] It also allows guests to split the bill.[4]

Hardware[edit]

Design[edit]

The seven-inch tablet sits on a stand and has a LED light, credit card reader, and a rechargeable removable battery that lasts up to 20 hours.[5] Presto is also PCI PA-DSS 2.0 certified.[6] Furthermore, the tablet contains an Intel Atom processor.[7]

Connectivity[edit]

It’s equipped with Bluetooth, a camera, and NFC (near field communication) chips[8] to support mobile wallet applications that leverage NFC such as Google Wallet.[9]

LED Light[edit]

The Presto’s LED light is located at the top of the tablet. The LED light changes colors to indicate the different stages of the guest dining process.[10] For example, a blue light will appear after guests have placed their order and a green light will show indicating that the guest has paid their check.

Payment[edit]

There is a credit card reader on the top of the tablet.[11] When guests are ready to pay their bill, guests can either pay using their credit card or with cash.[12]

Battery[edit]

The tablet also has a removable battery. The battery holds a 20-hour charge and is placed in charging racks for six hours.[13]

Software[edit]

Presto software is integrated with the restaurant's Point of Sale systems in order to process orders and transactions.[14] Presto also contains premium content, such as games, for guests while they wait for their food. There are different games designed for the single user, groups, and families.[15]

Usage[edit]

Restaurants that have installed the Presto tablet include Applebee’s, Genghis Grill, and Evergreen Restaurant Group, a franchisee of Outback Steakhouse.[16]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "One Year Post-Launch, E La Carte Has 20,000 Tablets Ready To Be Deployed". TechCrunch. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Table for Two and a Tablet, Please". Gigaom. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
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  6. ^ "E La Carte Updates Presto Tablets for Restaurants". Hospitality Technology. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chip Shot: Intel® Atom™ Processors Power 100,000 E la Carte Presto Tablets at Applebee’s". Intel. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Applebee’s to put 100,000 NFC tablets on dining tables". NFC World. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Applebee’s plans to deploy 100,000 Intel-based Presto tablets in 2014". TabTimes. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "E La Carte toughens up Presto, the Android tablet for restaurants". TabTimes. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Applebee's installing 100,000 tablets to take orders and kill boredom". The Verge. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Please Pass the Tablet: Are Devices Ruining Family Dinner Conversation?". ABC News. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Applebee's to Unroll 100,000 Presto Tablets in Their Restaurants in 2014". The Point of Sale News. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "25 Top High Tech Restaurants". Hospitality Tech Decisions. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "May the Tablet Take Your Order?". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Customized Tablet For Restaurants E La Carte Raises $13.5M From Intel Capital And Others". TechCrunch. Retrieved 5 March 2014.