Shaping the Intelligent Restaurant of Tomorrow

Fine dining establishments, quick-service locations, pizza parlors, delis, coffee shops—there is really no end to the variety in terms of format, cuisine, price point, and service levels. Today’s owners and operators are leveraging technology to better manage and market their operations, increase inventory efficiencies, and improve cash flow and revenues, all while improving their customer experiences.

Though investments in traditional and mobile point-of-sale (POS and mPOS) systems lead the way, restaurants also rely on back-office systems, networking, and security in addition to increasing their investments in the new digital touchpoints. These touchpoints are shaping the intelligent restaurant of tomorrow: POS, digital signage, digital security, enhanced storage, and more.

What Type of Integrated Restaurant or Food Service Solution Is Right for You?


If you view the POS system as your entry into technology applications and want to deploy small-scale digital signage, security and surveillance solutions, and network-attached storage (NAS) for backup and recovery, consider an entry-level solution. This may have a traditional POS or mPOS, one or two interactive touch screens with still imagery and content, a basic content management and digital security system, and in-band management capabilities.


If you have begun leveraging technology as a strategic business practice, have multiple locations, or would like to integrate other functionalities like inventory and order management, consider upgrading your components to a mainstream solution. This could include interactivity on multiple displays, more touchpoints from signage and kiosks to POS and mPOS, digital security and surveillance, rich-media content and audience analytics, as well as remote management capabilities.

Point-of-sale device at shop counter

High-End or Advanced Users

An integrated high-end solution is perfect for the business owner with many locations, a complex inventory and order management system, and an understanding of how technology can give their business a competitive advantage. This could include back-office integration, multi-location networking, support for enhanced or personalized customer service, and integration with advanced systems such as digital signage, security, and of course mobility. Advanced users will want to know that they are investing in a flexible, scalable solution that can grow with their business.
Consider easy and effective campaign management tools in Intel® Retail Client Manager (Intel® RCM), the out-of-band remote management capabilities via Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)1, and the audience metrics and analytics that are possible with Intel® Audience Impression Metrics Suite (Intel® AIM Suite).

Retail Solutions for Restaurants

Solution Components (POS) User Categories
Component Entry-Level Mainstream High-End
CPU2 Intel Atom® processor or
Intel® Celeron® processor
Intel® Core™ i3 processor Intel® Core™ i5 processor3 4
Storage/hard disk drive 2.5-inch 160-GB SSD 2.5-inch 160-GB SSD 250- or 500-GB SSD
Cash drawer Optional Required Required
Screen 12-inch capacitive touch screen 15-inch capacitive touch screen 17-inch capacitive touch screen; optional second, customer-facing screen
Integrated magnetic strip reader Yes Yes Yes
Audio No No No

Solution Components (DS) User Categories
Dual-display, HD local-sourced content, secure and standard manageability, limited interactivity
Multi-display, 2D/3D connected and directed content, video analytics-capable, full manageability and security, extremely interactive
Multi-display, 2D/3D connected and directed content, video analytics-capable, full manageability and security, touch/non-touch gesture, and voice
Typical implementation setup Dual display, plug and play Multiple screens, networked, looping Multiple screens, networked, interactive
Content Still images, video at lower refresh rates Still images, video Still images, video blended with real-time feeds
Processors Intel Atom® processor, Intel® Celeron® Processor, Intel® Core™ i3 processor

Intel® Core™ i5 processor

Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Perceptual computing No Yes Yes
Decoder (typical, not all-inclusive) 1920 x 1080 @ 30p 1920 x 1080 @ 60p 1920 x 1080 @ 60p
3D capability No
- Single-touch media graphics
- Multi-touch–enabled
- Perceptual computing software development kit (SDK)
- Responsive media/graphics
- Multi-touch–enabled
- Perceptual computing SDK
- Responsive media/graphics
- 4K collage mode

Display resolution (typical)

1280 x 800 @ 60p
1920 x 1080 @ 30p
1920 x 1080 @ 60p 1920 x 1080 @ 60p
Multiple video zones (typical) No Yes Yes
Basic touch-screen interactivity

Single (typical), Multi (capable)



Gesture interactivity No No No
Content management software and audience analytics Intel® Retail Client Manager (Intel® RCM) and Intel® AIM Suite Intel® RCM and Intel® AIM Suite Intel® RCM and Intel® AIM Suite


- Content graffiti
- Anti-virus/malware
- Trusted platform module (TPM)
- Content graffiti
- Anti-virus/malware
- Provisioning and updating
- Content graffiti
- Anti-virus/malware
- Provisioning and updating
- Identity theft
- Data theft
- System theft
Management In-band management Intel® AMT Intel® AMT

Solution Components


User Categories

Typical implementation set up

- Small (1-20 cameras)
- Single server w/ storage (DVR/NVR)
- 1-2 viewing clients
- Single-site
- Medium (20-100 cameras)
- Separate server & storage
- 3-5 viewing clients
- Single-site, multi-building
- Large (100-1,000 cameras)
- Multiple servers & storage
- Multiple viewing clients
- Multi-site, multi-city
Processor Intel Atom® processor Intel® Core™ processor Intel® Xeon® E3/E5 processor
Channels Decoding: 8
Transcoding: 8
Encoding: 4
Decoding: 25
Transcoding: 12
Encoding: 7
Decoding: 30
Transcoding: 12
Encoding: N/A


DRAM 2-8 GB 8-16 GB

8-32 GB

Video display

Software RAID N/A Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)
(SW RAID 0,1,10,5)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)
Enterprise (SW RAID 0,1,10,5)
Hardware RAID (includes storage expansion) N/A N/A Intel® RAID (RAID levels 0,1,5,6,10,50,60)
Remote manageability In-band Intel® AMT
- Out-of-band enabled by Intel vPro® technology5
Intel® AMT
- Out-of-band enabled by Intel vPro® technology5

Informações de produto e desempenho


A Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) exige ativação e um sistema com uma conexão de rede corporativa, um chipset habilitado para Intel® AMT, hardware e software de rede. Para notebooks, o Intel AMT pode estar indisponível ou limitado em uma VPN baseada em SO host, com conexão wireless ou usando apenas bateria, em estado de repouso, hibernando ou desligado. Os resultados dependem do hardware, da instalação e da configuração. Para mais informações, visite


Os compiladores da Intel podem ou não ser otimizados para o mesmo grau de microprocessadores não-Intel no caso de otimizações que não sejam exclusivas para microprocessadores Intel. Essas otimizações incluem os conjuntos de instruções SSE2 e SSE3, além de outras otimizações. A Intel não garante a disponibilidade, funcionalidade ou eficácia de qualquer otimização em microprocessadores não fabricados pela Intel.

Otimizações dependentes do microprocessador neste produto devem ser usadas com microprocessadores Intel. Algumas otimizações não específicas da microarquitetura da Intel® são reservadas para microprocessadores Intel. Para obter mais informações sobre os conjuntos de instruções específicos abordados por este aviso, consulte o guia do usuário do produto e o guia de referência pertinentes.

Revisão do aviso #20110804


Quarta geração do processador Intel® Core™ i5-4558U (28W, 2,4 GHz (turbo até 2,9 GHz), 2C/4T, gráficos Intel® Iris™ 5100 1,10 GHz, driver de gráficos 15.31.3063) comparado com a 3ª geração do processador Intel® Core™ i3-3687U (17W, 1,9 GHz, 2C/4T, Gráficos HD Intel® 4000 1,10 GHz, driver de gráficos 15.28.2875, 15.31.3063).


Os gráficos Intel® Iris™ estão disponíveis em determinados sistemas. Consulte o fabricante do seu sistema.


A tecnologia Intel® vPro™ é sofisticada e requer instalação e ativação. A disponibilidade de recursos e resultados dependerá da instalação e da configuração do ambiente de hardware, software e TI. Para saber mais, visite: