Locally installed system
Before you buy a local installation of SALOR Hospitality, consisting of your own hardware and copy of the software, you may want to see first if the online subscription is suitable for you. And if you have enough IT-expertise, you could even install the open source code all by yourself.
The following picture shows one example of how the local installation may look like, although you can configure the number and type of accessories (printers, mobile devices, touchscreen monitor, etc.) yourself:
The local installation has a few advantages over the online subscription:
- No dependence on the internet. The mini PC serves all attached terminals (smartphones, pods, tablets, computers, printers etc.) from within your business, via your own internal network (Ethernet, WLAN, Powerline adapters, etc.)
- The mini PC can print to as many printers as you need, either via USB or via serial communication (RS 232). Printers can be installed in the kitchen, bar, or other locations that prepare food, drinks, or other products.
- If one or several of the printers are far away from the mini PC (more than 5 meters), an USB connection is not possible (USB cable lengths are limited). Instead, you can use a serial line (also called RS232) to connect printers. This is a simple 2-threaded wire (doesn’t have to be twisted or shielded) that can be very long.
- All your data stays 100% private and protected in your store.
The disadvantages of the local installation are:
- Higher up-front investment
- A hard drive failure, electrical failure, theft or fire may mean that you lose your menu card and sales data. However, sales partners usually also offer daily backups into the ‘cloud’ and local instant database mirroring.
If you are still hesitating and need more information, read what users wrote about SALOR Hospitality, or personally get into touch with us!
Locally installed systems are offered by SALOR Hospitality sales partners.