At this year's National Restaurant Association Show, digital signage solutions provider ViewSonic Corp., in collaboration with Popstar Networks, Shuttle Computer and Premier Mounts, will showcase an extensive lineup of electronic menu board displays and supporting solutions for the restaurant industry, designed to make digital signage simple, the company said. Hardware offerings include ViewSonic's family of ultraslim wall-mountable ePosters, tabletop menuing solution and Android-connected smart displays.

"There's no contesting that the restaurant industry is going digital to better cater to its clientele," said Gene Ornstead, director, product marketing, ViewSonic. "At NRA, we will be demonstrating entire turnkey technology packages for the restaurant industry — from the hardware and mounts, to the PC, software and content. Along with our partners, ViewSonic is focused on serving up affordable, versatile and complete solutions for restaurant owners, taking the uncertainty out of implementing an interactive and unique menuing experience."

EP"03r" digital ePoster menu boards

Available in three sizes (22-inch EP2203r, 32-inch EP3203r and 42-inch EP4203r), this slim, stylized series features edge-to-edge tempered glass faceplate with curved corner styling for a differentiating and eye-catching solution for engaging with customers in a portrait or landscape orientation. Paired with versatile traditional inputs (HDMI and VGA), a USB connection for the uploading of multimedia content and an internal media player, these wall mount menu boards make it easy for restaurants to deliver an interactive, customized content experience, the company said.

The EP2203r, EP3203r and EP4203r are now available in North and Latin America for respective ESPs of $550, $789 and $1,299.

EP"31r" tabletop digital menu boards

ViewSonic's 10-inch EP1031r-T touch-enabled menuing solution is intended for a broad range of smaller tabletop implementations. From wine lists and countertop ordering, this LAN-connected all-in-one device features an integrated media player so changing out the nightly specials is as quick as thinking up the ideas, the company said.

The EP1031r-T will be available for an ESP of $549 this July. This tabletop solution will also be available without touch (EP1031r) for a $449 ESP.

Android-connected smart displays

ViewSonic's 22-inch (21.5-inch Vis.) VSD221 and 24-inch (23.8-inch Vis.) VSD241 all-in-one smart displays pair a 1080p full-HD monitor with powerful processing power, 8GB internal storage and an Android 4.2 operating system to deliver customers a tablet-like touch-enabled experience. With full Google GMS certification offering access to thousands of Android apps and an assortment of connectivity options (with wireless and wired network connectivity) and integrated speakers, restaurant owners can extend a unique and interactive experience to its customers. Paired with a built-in media player, ViewSonic's smart displays are intended for serving up everything from a restaurant menu and ordering system to a product information navigator.

The VSD241 and VSD221 will be available in North America in early August for respective ESPs of $499 and $399. ViewSonic's first=generation smart display solutions are available now.

The National Restaurant Association Show is taking place May 18-21 in Chicago.

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