Zest Station: Manage Languages and Update Screen Titles & Text

Modified on: Mon, 11 May, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Applies to:       Rover PMS    Rover Overlay

Zest Station: Manage Languages and Update Screen Titles & Text

The following settings should be (1) configured from a back office computer and (2) from the Chrome or Safari Browser (not Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc.). 

Topics Include:


  • Zest Station supports multiple languages. 
  • To enable this multi-language functionality, a specific .JSON language file need to be uploaded in Rover (this can be performed by a StayNTouch Installer, as well). 
  • Different languages will appear for selection at the bottom of the Zest Station "home" screen (see below). 
  • Guests can choose a different language before proceeding with check-in, check-out, or key creation. 

Above: An example of selecting French for the Zest Station language.

Required: Assign Zest Station User Role 

  • In order to access the Station section in Rover Settings, the correct "user role" needs to been assigned to the user.
  • This user role is located under Settings > Hotel & Staff > User Setup.
  • Drag and drop the Zest Station user role to assign/unassign accordingly.  

  • Stay logged in to Rover.

  • Navigate to Settings > Hotel & Staff > Permissions.

  • Drag and drop the Settings - Station permission so it appears in the Assigned Roles column (see below).  

  • Without this setting you won’t be able to configure the additional Zest Station settings in Rover.

  • Click SAVE CHANGES at the bottom of the page.



Step 1. Access Zest Station

  • Log in to Rover and select Settings > Station > Languages.


Step 2. Attach JSON Files

  • In this next step, you will need to upload the .JSON language files. 
  • Navigate to Settings > Station > Languages.
  • Click the desired language.

  • Click the ATTACH FILE button to upload the various language files you will use with Zest Station.
    • Language files are saved as .JSON files. 
    • Each language has a unique .JSON file.
    • A StayNTouch Installer/Customer Support can provide these files.

Step 3. Enable Language Settings

If you know you’d like to use multiple languages, follow the instructions below: 

  • Toggle ON MULTI-LANGUAGE SUPPORT from Settings > Station > General > Language Support.

  • Navigate to Settings > Station > Languages, select a language, and toggle ON DEFAULT LANGUAGE to make it your default language.

  • The default language will automatically display in Zest Station.
  • Toggle ON the various languages you’d like to use with Zest Station. 

  • You may toggle ON as you'd like—as long as you have a .JSON file uploaded, as well. 
  • You’ll be able to edit the text later.




  • As a reminder, text edits should be configured from a back office computer (don’t try to configure this in your hotel lobby). 
  • Also, Rover works best in the Chrome or Safari Browser (do not use Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc.). 
  • Note: Make sure your user role/permissions are setup to allow Zest Station access (as indicated above in the Required: Assign Zest Station User Role section). 



  • There are two main methods for editing text in Zest Station. 
  • This document outlines the recommended method—referred to as the "hotkey" method.


Step 1. Zest Station Hotkeys

  • Log in to Zest Station from a desktop or laptop. 
  • If you’ve been assigned Zest Station access, you’ll immediately be taken to Zest Station after you log in to Rover: https://pms.stayntouch.com/login
  • The following hotkey combination will allow you to edit text directly on the screen: Alt + e
  • Double click on the text to begin making changes. 
  • Press Alt + e again to exit text editor mode when you’re done changing text. 


  • In addition to the text edit hotkey (Alt + e), we recommend using the following:

    • Atl + d

      • Demo Mode: While performing text edits, enable demo mode to click through different screens that might be missed during a traditional check-in. 

    • Alt + c

      • No Check-In: Use Alt + c to go through the check-in flow without actually checking in the reservation (the reservation will stay due-in/arrival). 

    • Alt + j

      • Toggle Screen-Jumping: Retrieve a running list of MOST of the screens that appear in Zest Station. Jump right to the screen you’d like to edit (see below). 


Alt + t (Reveal Hidden Tags)

  • Sometimes it's not clear where you can add text in Zest Station. Alt + t will reveal all the places on the page where you can add text. 

Alt + i (Diagnostics)

  • This reveals diagnostic information. This is a good way to see the timers and workstation information, and it includes the encoder information (encoder ID + encoder description), even which encoder is attached to a workstation. 
Alt + d (Demo Mode)
  • This allows a reservation to check-in, but it will bypass the credit card swipe and key encoding steps. 
Alt + c (No Check-In)
  • This will allow a user to re-use the same reservation and can be used in conjunction with demo mode, but this is also useful if testing card swiping and key encoding 
Alt + j (Screen-Jumping)
  • Toggle ON Screen-Jumping; similar to having bookmarks with a PDF doc. 
Alt + e (Editor Mode)
  • Enabling this will pause timers so the user doesn't get redirected in the middle of an edit. Click and hold on button labels to edit buttons; otherwise, just double-click a text label to edit while this mode is enabled. (Changes will be persisted immediately, but to reflect changes on other stations, refresh each station after completing all necessary text changes.)


  • When translations are configured, guests will see translated text for the add-on pop-up. 
  • Translated sections include the add-ons:

1. Name

2. Description

3. “Suffix”


Step 1. Verify Multiple Languages are Enabled

  • While logged in to Rover, navigate to Settings > Hotel & Staff > Languages

  • Toggle ON the various languages you’d like to use with Zest Station. 
  • Then toggle ON each individual language you want to use. 

Step 2. Translate Add-On Name & Description 

  • Under Settings > Rates > Add-Ons, select a specific add-on. 

  • You can select an ADD-ON LANGUAGE here. 

  • Select a language; this will translate the name, description, and suffix of the add-on.

  • You will need to repeat this step for each add-on that needs to be translated. 

Step 3. Translate Amount Type/Post Type 

  • Under Settings > Promos & Upsells > Upsell Add-Ons, there is a language field in the upper right hand corner of the page. 

  • Select a language; this will translate the amount type/post type fields.

  • You will need to repeat this step for each add-on that needs to be translated. 

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