Flavor 1st, a produce packaging and distribution company in North Carolina selected Hammond to implement a digital signage solution to improve the management of their production lines, and leverage
the daily order data they maintain in their internal accounting, inventory, and management software (aka Famous Software). Data from the software is exported to an XML file at regular intervals
throughout each day. The data is transferred to a SQL Server database and exposed in JSON format via a Web API to a rich‐client AngularJS application running in a browser at each production line.
All six or more of the production lines each have a small form factor PC driving a 55″ display in portrait position showing line workers the food items to be packed on pallets for the day sorted
by scheduled loading time and grouped by customer. The application tracks when order quantities change and highlights them on screen so workers are aware of the changes. Each line also uses an existing PC or tablet to access an administrative view of the application that allows line managers to manage the production run of the food items and track pallets as orders are fulfilled. Using ASP.NET SignalR, a real‐time, two‐way communication link exists between all devices connected to the application allowing for a responsive and virtually delay‐free user experience.