There are basically 2 technologies to consider when evaluating whether digital menu boards are right for your application: USB flash drive system VS Cloud based system

Kiwi is a USB flash drive delivery system:

No internet / No Wifi required. (no down time caused by internet or WiFi failure). Plug the USB flash drive into a smart television to view the digital menu board image. Remove the USB flash drive from the television and plug it into a computer (Windows PC)  to use our easy-to-use KiwiEZ® editing software to update prices, menu items, photos, and your own “looping slide shows”. Plug it back into the television to view the updated layout.
  1. Customer always purchases their own “smart” televisions. Any manufacturer, size, price.
  2. Kiwi is a USB flash drive delivery system. No internet, No WiFi, No media player and No monthly access fees.
  3. Kiwi graphic design artists custom-design each menu board layout and sends the files to the customer on a USB flash drive with KiwiEZ® editing software (1 flash drive per television layout). Customer makes their own future menu changes using the easy-to-use Kiwi editing software.
  4. Plug the USB flash drive into a smart television to view the digital menu board image. Remove the USB flash drive from the television and plug it into a computer (Windows PC)  to use the editing software to update prices, menu items, photos. Plug it back into the television to view the updated layout.
Internet/Cloud based systems:
  1. Customer may typically (but not always) purchase their own “smart” televisions. Any manufacturer, size, price.
  2. Each television requires an internet connection.
  3. Each television requires additional hardware device called a “media player”. Media player typical cost is $100-$500 each plus additional $25-$100 per month “account access fee”.
  4. Menu design and delivery software is cloud/internet based, requires an internet account to access the internet/cloud based software which usually requires additional monthly account access fees.
  5. Customer creates a digital signage internet account on a web-based company’s website to design, manage and distribute the menu layouts. Customer logs into their account to access the cloud based software (often a difficult learning curve).
  6. You are the menu board designer. Choose a design template from a “library” of predesigned menu templates. Customize the template with your own menu items and prices.  Completed layouts are sent from the internet account to a specific media player to be displayed.