Rational Launches ConnectedCooking

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MISSISSAUGA — Rational customers now have access to ConnectedCooking — a state-of-the-art networking solution for professional kitchens that allows chefs/operators to manage all connected units centrally and control production processes effectively.

Customers can connect one or more Rational units to a network and then register for free under ConnectedCooking.com. The connected units can then be displayed and managed through ConnectedCooking’s Device Management screen.

“Network integration through ConnectedCooking lets cooks and chefs view all of their production processes at any time, in central facilities and all branch stores, even if they are not personally present,” says Louis-Philippe Audette, president & CEO Rational Canada. “They can quickly check on processes remotely while doing their weekly purchase orders, monitor overnight cooking from home, or even call up error notifications while on the go. Users can retrieve all of this information quickly and easily using any computer with Internet connection, smartphone or tablet — anytime, anywhere. This service helps us give our customers more flexibility at last, which represents real added value in the gastronomy industry.”

Networking also makes it easy to distribute new cooking programs, receive push notifications in real time, or transmit preferred unit settings to all connected Rational units. ConnectedCooking allows automatic software updates and makes administrative work quick and easy: all key HACCP data can be captured, documented and exported completely automatically. If desired, the system can also automatically contact service partners and request the correct replacement parts directly for quick on-site troubleshooting. Separate user profiles with individual permissions settings mean all employees can have easy system access, simplifying work with the SelfCookingCenter even more.

All Rational SelfCookingCenters are equipped with Ethernet interfaces as a standard feature, so units manufactured before March 2017 can easily be retrofitted to use ConnectedCooking — which is free to use on up to three units. Data is transmitted using state-of-the-art encryption technology, in order to prevent misuse.