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The quick-casual market is broken into two segments: those that deliver food to the table and those that call the customer to pick up their order.  Key Call TX addresses the segment of the market delivering food orders to tables.  The major concern of quick casual has always been trying to locate tables quickly so food orders are served at the proper temperature. Key Call TX helps eliminate the confusion of locating tables allowing runners to know exactly where to deliver the order ensuring a quick and accurate delivery.


The operation of Key Call is simple:

  1. Customer places order at the counter which starts a timer
  2. Customer is given an order “Key”
  3. When the customer selects his/her table, they insert the key into the Key Call unit
  4. A signal is sent back to the kitchen indicating where to deliver the order
  5. When order is ready, runner looks at the screen and goes to that table
  6. The key is collected and brought back to the kitchen to stop the timer

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Orders are displayed on the screen with order number, table number and elapsed time. As time increases, the order changes colours making it easy to pick out late orders. If an order exceeds the programmed time, the manager is paged immediately with order number and table.


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The best feature of Key Call TX is that the manager can generate daily reports showing food delivery times. Each report can further be broken down by hour or minute showing precise timing for each dining interval. The report will show average delivery time, as well as, how many times a manger was paged.


For those restaurants wanting to allow guests to page your staff for service, we offer a Key Call unit with Push For Service feature. Using this feature, guests can call a staff member for tableside service. This feature allows quick casual restaurants to give the same level of service as a traditional restaurant.

Key Call TX operates on any PC (preferably a touch screen) with following requirements:

  • Windows 2000/XP
  • 256M RAM
  • 20Mb hard disk space
  • Ethernet Port

Pager1 also offers a complete Touch screen PC solution.  It incorporates all the features of Key Call TX and interfaces directly to the T7500 and RT1202 from Pager1.

Features and Benefits

  • 2.4GHz gives the best range possible
  • Built-in battery monitor informs manager BEFORE batteries go dead
  • Works with guest pagers for take-out customers
  • Optional Push For Service pushbutton
  • Clearing Unit minimizes key loss
  • Operates on 3 AA batteries for about 6 months
  • Water-resistant case
  • Side screws to prevent tampering
  • Large LED LCD (outdoor) readout
  • Optional salt & pepper caddy
  • Colour-coded time lapsed screen

Key Call TX is available in 4 configurations: (show pictures of each)

  1. Standard Unit
  2. Standard Unit with pushbutton
  3. Outdoor Unit
  4. Outdoor with pushbutton (not pictured)

Quick Casual Paging TX

standard Unit with push button shown in

optional Salt & Pepper Caddy

Outdoor Unit and Standard Unit


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Compatible equipment

> T7500 Transmitter

> Key Call Keys

Related Items:

> Server Paging

> Electronic Customer Satisfaction Survey

> EasyCare Warranty Program