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Configuring your Customer Facing Display

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Chapter 1. Introduction

The Customer Facing Display settings work in conjunction with the TouchBistro Customer Facing Display (CFD) app. If enabled, as you enter items into your Point of Sale/Register screen, the TouchBistro CFD app mirrors the current order and order summary portions of the register screen, offering customers details about what they are ordering and the amount owed.

Note: Enabling CFD will not consume one of your Multi licenses.

Before you actually enable the Customer Facing Display, you need to reserve the IP address of this iPad (that is the iPad running the TouchBistro app you want to talk to the CFD). See the section below:

Chapter 2. Reserve Your TouchBistro iPad’s IP Address in your AirPort Extreme Router

The iPad with the CFD talks to the iPad with TouchBistro by addressing the TouchBistro’s iPad’s IP address. By default routers will randomly assign any available IP address to your devices and will change these IP addresses from time to time. Hence, you need to set a static, never changing IP for the iPad with TouchBistro (that is the iPad you want to send to the CFD) so the iPad with the CFD always knows which IP address to get data from. To do this you reserve an IP address on your Airport router for the iPad running the TouchBistro app you want to talk to the CFD.

1. Open Settings again on the iPad with the TouchBistro app you want to talk to the CFD. Do not perform this step on the iPad that will be running the CFD.

2. Tap General | About.

3. Write down the Wi-Fi address. This is your MAC address. It is very important to copy down the correct case (hence, write down an uppercase letter if the address letter is upper case). You will need this MAC address shortly.

4. Launch Airport Utility on your iPad with the CFD.

5. Tap Edit.

6. Tap Advanced.

7. Tap DHCP and NAT.

8. Tap Reservations.

9. Tap New Reservations.

10. In the Description field enter CFD and then enter the MAC address you copied down in the MAC Address field.

11. In the IPv4 Address field, enter an IP address where the last three numbers are greater than 110. For example, enter 10.0.1.111. If you have another TouchBistro/CFD ipad pair, increment the final three numbers by one. So a second TouchBistro/CFD should have the IP 10.1.1.112 reserved.

12. After adding the MAC address and deciding on an IP address to reserve, tap Done several times.

13. When you are prompted to update your router, tap Update.

14. It will take a few minutes for router to update. Wait until the yellow indicator under the pictured Airport changes to green.

Chapter 3. Reserve Your TouchBistro iPad’s IP Address in your Ubiquiti AmpliFi Router

1. Open Settings again on the iPad with the TouchBistro app you want to talk to the CFD. Do not perform this step on the iPad that will be running the CFD.

2. Tap General | About.

3. Write down the Wi-Fi address. This is your MAC address. It is very important to copy down the correct case (hence, write down an uppercase letter if the address letter is upper case). You will need this MAC address shortly.

4. On your iPad, tap the AmpliFi app.

5. Tap on the picture of the AmpliFi Router in the middle of the screen.

6. Scroll down to the Advanced section, and tap DHCP Server.

7. Tap Static Leases.

8. Tap the plus sign + in the top right-hand corner to add a new reservation.

9. Complete the following three fields:

  • Name – Create a unique name for this device.
  • The MAC Address for the device.
  • The desired IP Address you wish to reserve for the device.

10. Tap the checkmark in the top right-hand corner, and press Proceed when the Attention dialog box appears.

Your device now has a reserved IP in your AmpliFi router.

Chapter 4. Current IP Address

On the iPad you want to talk to the CFD, tap Customer Facing Display and enable Customer Facing Display. This field reports the IP address you reserved for this iPad.

When you launch the CFD for the first time you will be prompted to enter this IP address into the CFD’s setup screen.

Chapter 5. Wi-Fi Network Name

Your iPad running TouchBistro must be on the same network as the CFD. You can use this field to see what network the iPad with the CFD needs to be set for.

Chapter 6. Connected Displays

You can have more than one iPad running the CFD. This field indicates how many CFDs are connected to this iPad.

Tap Logo to add your venue’s logo. For best results, your logo should be incorporated into a banner image scaled for 500w x 65h. The CFD supports images with transparent backgrounds. Tap Back to return to the Customer Facing Display main page.

Chapter 8. Message of the Day

You can display a customer facing message. Tap Message of the Day. Enter your message. You can attach a 512w x 768h portrait-oriented graphic that acts as a background for your message of the day. Tap Back to return to the Customer Facing Display main page.

Chapter 9. Welcome Message

Tap Welcome Message and enter a welcome message for the Welcome screen. The welcome screen displays when TouchBistro is not in register/POS mode. You can also attach a 1024w x 768h horizontal image that acts as a background for the welcome screen. Tap Back to return to the Customer Facing Display main page.

Chapter 10. Payment Screen

Tap Payment Screen and enter message to display after processing a payment. You can also attach a 1024w x 768h horizontal image that acts as a background for the payment screen. Tap Back to return to the Customer Facing Display main page.

Chapter 11. Font Color

Tap the color box to select the desired color of the messages. Use the color control to manually select a color. Use the shade slider at the bottom to lighten or darken the color. You can also specify a color by inputting a hex value.

Tap Done when you’ve selected a font color.

Chapter 12. Font Size

Use the font size slider to increase the default font size used on your payment screen. If you are finding your menu item names are too long, you can setup TouchBistro to use a short name on the Menu Item screen. The CFD will use the short name instead.

Chapter 13. Brand Color

Tap the color box to select the desired color to back your message and logo. Use the controls to manually configure a color or enter the hex value. Tap Done.

Chapter 14. Show Takeout

By default, items check out under Orders (Takeout, Delivery, and Bar tabs) will not display on the CFD. You can enable their display with the Show Takeout option.

Chapter 15. Orientation

You can use the CFD in either landscape or portrait mode. However, CFD makes best of use of your attached images when your iPad is in landscape mode.

Chapter 16. Image Attachment Summary

Before you start setting up how your CFD appears, you should prepare the following four images:

Logo

Size

Description

Logo

500 x 65

A landscape banner graphic that can incorporate your logo.

Message of the Day

512 x 768

A portrait graphic that acts as a background for your message of the day. (Used in landscape only.)

Welcome Message

1024 x 768

A landscape image that acts as a background for the welcome screen. The welcome screen displays when TouchBistro is not in register/POS mode or no items have been added to the register. (Used in landscape only.)

Payment Screen

1024 x 768

A landscape image that acts as a background for the screen that pops up after a payment has been made. (Used in landscape only.)

Note: Put the images on the iPad with the TouchBistro app. Not the iPad loaded with the CFD.

Chapter 17. Where are the Images Used?

Section 1. Welcome Screen

Section 2. Register Screen

Section 3. Payment Screen

Section 4. Resetting TouchBistro CFD IP Address

When you install the TouchBistro CFD, a settings option for the app is added to your iPad Settings screen. If the IP address of your iPad with your TouchBistro POS ever changes, you need to reset your IP address for CFD. You can use this setting option. To do this:

1. On the iPad with the CFD, tap Settings.

2. Scroll down various settings options and tap the TouchBistro CFD settings option. Enable Reset IP Address.

3. Press your iPad’s Home button.

4. Reopen the TouchBistro CFD and enter the new IP address reported in TouchBistro.

Section 5. Preventing Customers from Exiting Out of the CFD

You can use your iPad’s Guided Access feature to lock your iPad into CFD only mode. See Prevent Users Exiting TouchBistro or TouchBistro CFD and Accessing Other Apps for step by step help.

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