control; and the Fusion 6000 for full-site automation.
The Fusion 1000, Fusion 3000 and Fusion 6000 all
provide varying degrees of forecourt control from a single
platform. The Fusion system can control various station
operations, from basic forecourt devices, such as POS
systems, to more complex fuel inventory monitoring
equipment. All three models are built on the solid-state
Fusion hardware platform, which was designed to withstand
the retail petroleum environment.
The Fusion 1000 provides an off-the-shelf solution for fuel
retailers that have existing POS systems that they want to
connect with the forecourt. The Fusion 1000 also provides
expansion capability for future upgrades.
The Fusion 3000 offers site automation for fuel retailers
that do not require integrated electronic payments. It provides a console application, onsite and remote connectivity,
along with web reporting features.
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The Fusion 6000 delivers full site automation plus
electronic payment functionality both indoors and
outdoors. It also separates credit card transactions from
those going through the POS system, which can reduce
both the complexity and cost associated with payment card
industry (PCI) compliance.
➤ GIlbArCO INTrOdUCES ENCOrE E25 dISPENSEr,
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line of flexible
to 25 percent
flow Encore S dispensers are now available with hydraulic
components that are compatible with E25.
In addition, the company has introduced a new Encore
3+ 1+ 1 blender fuel dispenser that allows sites to offer the
maximum number of products at the same fueling position.
These additions highlight Gilbarco’s “continued focus
on providing products that expand the retailer’s ability to
profit from new fuels in the marketplace,” according to a
“Retailers are requesting products that provide flexibility
in the fuel choices they can offer their customers. Increasing consumer demand for ethanol and other alternative
fuels allows Gilbarco to support our customers’ desires
to supply a full range of fueling options,” said Chad