Falcon has released a new Connected Kitchen, a universal system that can connect and monitor every appliance via one platform.
The system’s intelligent sensors take constant HACCP data readings and make them available for viewing at any time. Information is stored securely and can be archived for access at any time.
Unlike conventional connected systems, any appliance can be connected to the Falcon Connected Kitchen – and they all share the same platform and dashboard. The system monitors temperature and operation, sends alarms and reminders, collects data including energy use and, as mentioned, HACCP, and it can be monitored remotely.
It’s not limited to Falcon manufactured equipment – it’s a universal system that can be fitted to appliances from any manufacturer.
Lawrence Hughes, sales and marketing director of Falcon said: “This is a step change for kitchens. Connectivity is the future – what operators don’t want is to be having to use different platforms, one for each manufacturer. Operators need a single platform where they can monitor all their appliances. And that’s what the Falcon Connected Kitchen delivers.
“We believe that the Falcon Connected Kitchen is the first genuine connected kitchen solution, since it allows any product or device in the kitchen to be connected to a single platform, viewable on any PC or mobile device. For example, in our development kitchen we’ve used the system to simultaneously monitor a Williams blast chiller and fridge, a dishwasher, a Lainox combination oven, plus Falcon prime cooking appliances and the kitchen’s power supply.”
The Falcon Connected Kitchen is claimed to save users running costs by warning of any problems, and thus minimising downtime and food wastage, and by monitoring energy efficiency. Hughes added: “A great example of that is the user can get an alert whenever a piece of equipment is switched on – maybe once and for all putting an end to the age-old habit of switching all the kitchen appliances on first thing in the morning whether they are required or not.”
The Falcon Connected Kitchen has been developed in conjunction with connected kitchen specialist Koolzone, whose MD Steve Miller said: “Kudos to Falcon for taking this ‘open platform’ approach to the connected kitchen. By allowing operators to connect any brand of appliance to the system, they are making connectivity much more accessible, cost-effective and efficient.”