May 21, 2018
What is the NAFEM Data Protocol?
The NAFEM Data Protocol (NDP) is a non-proprietary technology standard that outlines bi-directional data communication between commercial foodservice equipment and computing devices. It is intended to help operators by providing a recipe to automate essential, management processes such as: asset management; food safety monitoring and recording; energy consumption; inventory management; labor utilization; maintenance and diagnostics; and other administrative functions.
How do you use NDP?
To use NDP Version 3.0, download these materials:
1) NDP Version 3.0 – an outline of the basic data structure
2) NDP Application Note – implementation and data transfer guidance
3) NDP System and Security Best Practices – a starting point to address digital security issues
Other helpful materials include:
Management Information Bases (MIBs) — formatted for downloading directly to a programming compiler
- Asset Management
- Bulk Transfer
- Clock Calendar
- Inventory Management
- NAFEM Registration
- NAFEM Textual Convention
Data Protocol Users Manual Version 2.1 — released November 2003
Protocol Standard Version 2.0 — basic outline
NAFEM – ARTS Protocol Converter
- The NAFEM – ARTS Protocol Converter Version 1.0 Charter — A basic overview and use case scenarios.
- The ProCon (NAFEM-ARTS Protocol Converter) — Technical Specification providing a complete system overview, detailed scenarios and XML code.
- The ProCon Domain Drawing — A model of the XML Schema.
- The Kitchen Schema — The actual W3C XML Schema.
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