Rational has launched version 2.0 of its ConnectedCooking appliance networking solution.
The original ConnectedCooking system, Club Rational and My Frima have now joined forces to create one of the biggest online portals for kitchen professionals. The platforms are said to complement one another and offer a host of services relating to professional cooking and Rational and Frima appliances at one click.
“Networked kitchens are Rational’s and Frima’s big focus for the future,” said Simon Lohse, MD of Rational UK. “We feel that it’s important to make access to it as straightforward as possible for our customers.”
All existing login data across the three systems remains valid, and old and new members alike can now register once and use everything. Services such as an extensive database of recipes, how-to videos and tips and tricks by professional chefs can also be used without needing to link up appliances.
Lohse added: “ConnectedCooking has already met with an enthusiastic response among our customers and has proven to be helpful in everyday kitchen use. Once you get used to a networked kitchen, you won’t want to do without it.”
The platform enables personal cooking programs and several thousand recipes from the international recipe database to be transferred directly from a PC, tablet or smartphone onto appliances and managed centrally.
This is aimed at ensuring Rational appliances are working with the same standards. Updates are also performed automatically and free of charge, doing away with the need for more complicated transfers via a memory stick.
In addition, ConnectedCooking users receive push messages about the latest status in real time, notifying them about what is happening with their appliances. User profiles can also be managed to make specific appliance functions accessible only to a clearly defined user group.
The system can also notify service partners automatically if help is required, and they can then make their decisions quickly and effectively on the basis of the specified service data.
Using appliances from the 09/11 generation, SelfCookingCenter and CombiMasterPlus can be connected to a PC, tablet or smartphone via a LAN cable or W-LAN module. Users register appliances and everything should start running automatically.