OMNTEC: PROTEUS Serial Interface Manual Update

Omntec Proteus Serial Interface ManualOmntec Has Update Their PROTEUS Serial Interface Manual

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Gasboy Islander / ICR PRIME® with EMV Payment

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Islander PRIME: Fleet Fuel Management System

Gasboy Islander PRIME
Meet the newest addition to the Gasboy family – The Islander PRIME

Islander™ PRIME fleet fuel management system combines the functionality of a sophisticated island fleet card reader in a single package hardened for the fuel island. PRIME Integrates seamlessly with other system components including EKOS and Fleet Head Office management software, also with unattended, remote and automated fueling systems. Create the most reliable, comprehensive turnkey fleet fuel management system on the market. Let Gasboy show you the most advanced fleet control technology — just contact your Gasboy distributor for more information.

• Interfaces seamlessly with Fleet Head Office / Precise cost tracking Supports multiple access technologies, including web-based and contactless systems /
• Easily integrated, enhanced data collection
• Lighted terminals / Secure 24/7/365 availability for unattended sites


ICR PRIME: Island Card Reader

Gasboy Islander PRIME
Gasboy’s ICR PRIME island card reader works in tandem with CFN PLUS or the Islander PRIME to provide a cost-effective way to manage access to fuel at multiple islands and unattended sites. Flexible. Efficient. It’s part of your Gasboy complete, turnkey solution backed by the world’s largest network of fleet product distributors and authorized service contractors.

• Compatible with a variety of different driver and vehicle access methods
• Cost-effective solution for multiple fuel islands
• Hardened for the tough fleet environment


Islander EMV PRIME: Payment System For Islander and ICR PRIME® Fleet Fuel Management System

Gasboy EMV Payment for Islander and ICR PRIME
• Insert style Hybrid Card Reader (HCR) reads both chip and magnetic stripe cards
• 16 key pin pad with graphic display and anti-tamper features
• The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant
• Certified for EMV credit transactions on all major card brands including Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover
• Accepts fleet cards including WEX, Voyager, Fuelman
• Accepts proprietary magnetic stripe cards
• Approved on the National Bankcard Services (NBS) Payment Network

Available for new Gasboy systems and field retrofits

• New Islander and Island Card Reader (ICR) PRIME available with the factory-installed EMV option, including hybrid card reader and pin pad
• EMV retrofits for currently installed Islander/ICR PRIME systems


INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

Gasboy Islander PRIME /ICR EMV Brochure
Gasboy
Islander PRIME
& ICR EMV Brochure
Gasboy Homebase Station Brochure
Gasboy
Homebase Station
Brochure
Gasyboy P-2576 Islander PRIME Product Info Sheet
Gasyboy P-2576
Islander PRIME
Product Info Sheet
Gasboy Islander PRIME FAQ
Gasboy
Islander PRIME
FAQ
SP-7178 Bid Specification - Gasboy Fleet and Fuel Management 01/12
Gasboy Fleet and
Fuel Management
Bid Specification

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We Are Now Authorized TO Sell Gilbarco Passport Point Of Sale Systems NATIONWIDE!

Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale SystemPassport Coast-to-Coast

The John W. Kennedy Company is happy to announce that we can now sell the Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale System nationwide, along with the add-on Self Checkout and Food Service solutions.


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Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
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Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

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Franklin Fueling Systems EVO™ 600 & EVO™ 6000 ATG FIRMWARE UPGRADE

Evo Firmware UpgradeFranklin Fueling Systems has just released new firmware for EVO™ 600 and EVO™ 6000 Automatic Tank Gauges.


Here are a few of the improvements included with this firmware upgrade:

  • Configure conditions using Water Separator Levels.
  • Generate Line Leak reports using One Touch Buttons.
  • Increased the number of configurable sensors.
Upgrade Instructions
Upgrade Instructions
Upgrade Instructions
Release Notes
FFS EVO 600 ATGEVO™ 600 & EVO™ 6000
Current Firmware Version: 3.10.1
Download Firmware

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FFS EVO ATGs

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: OPW’s ElectroTite Has Optimized Tank-Sump Water Tightness

About the Author: Ed Kammerer is the Director of Global Product Management for OPW, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA. He can be reached at ed.kammerer@opwglobal.com. OPW is leading the way in fueling solutions and innovations worldwide. OPW delivers product excellence and the most comprehensive line of fueling equipment and services to retail and commercial fueling operations around the globe. For more information on OPW, please visit OPWGlobal.com.

OPW ElectroTite - Is your site underwater? OPW’s Watertight Wonder, the ElectroTite Tank Sump

Tank sumps are critical components in the fueling systems at retail and commercial fueling sites in their role as isolation chambers that provide secondary containment for tank fittings, valves and submersible pumps, along with easy access to the storage tank itself for service and maintenance. Since the creation of underground fuel-storage systems, however, fuel-site operators have waged a constant battle against water intrusion into their tank sumps.

This is a major concern as water that enters a tank sump can trip alarms, cause microbial growth, induce rusting of metal parts and, in the worst-case scenario, invade the fuel that is contained in the underground storage tank (UST), which will compromise its quality. Preventing water intrusion is so difficult because there are a number of ways it can enter the tank sump and fuel-storage system: through leaking tank-sump lids; cracks in sump walls; damaged entry fittings; and, most commonly, through conduit runs.

When water intrusion does occur and an alarm is tripped, the sound that accompanies it may as well be the ringing of a cash register, since the site operator will soon be reaching for his or her checkbook in order to pay not only for the service call, but for a pump out of the tank sump. The cost for the following hypothetical pump out example is based on conversations with the service manager of a United States UST service and installation company based on the East Coast:

Sump Pump Out Cost Calculator

Activity Input Cost
Labor Hours 4 hours $358.00
Travel Miles ($0.85/mi) 65 miles $55.25
Vacuum Trailer Rental Fee 1 $75.00
Gal/Petroleum-Containing Waste (PCW); $1.80/gal 350 gallons $630.00
TOTAL COST $1,118.25

The costs, miles and hours for a pump out will obviously vary from site to site, but the price for this average example – multiplied by the 15-20 pump outs per UST, on average, that can occur annually at a fueling site – will result in an exorbitantly high cost to remediate water-intrusion events, with many fuel-site operators unable to reconcile this expense.

To The Rescue

The year 2017 will be looked back on as a landmark one for fuel-site operators in their constant battle against tank-sump water intrusion. It was then that OPW Retail Fueling, Smithfield, NC,  introduced the revolutionary ElectroTite No-Drill Tank Sump to the market. What made ElecroTite a true game-changer was its status as the industry’s first and only tank sump that featured factory-installed conduit ports with an integrated electrical wiring junction box. This allows the sump to be installed as-is at the fueling site, with no intrusive drilling required. This feature eliminates the risk that unintended leak points will result due to the drilling of entry points, while also optimizing installation time.

Other beneficial features of the ElectroTite tank sumps include:

  • Water Tightness
    • Sealed conduits are located above the water table
    • Elimination of all conduit entry fittings
    • Reduced entry points lower number of potential leak points
  • Accessibility
    • Conduit lines can be installed, inspected and repaired through the top of the sump
    • Can access wiring box for inspection without entering confined sump area
  • Versatility
    • Explosion-proof junction box allows space to reroute or daisy-chain communication wires to spill containers and tank monitors, eliminating additional conduit runs to the tank field
    • Electrical shield allows positioning of high- and low-voltage sensor wires in same box
    • Conduit can be potted entering box, exiting box, or both
  • Consolidation
    • Will replace up to six:
      • Conduit entry fittings
      • Conduit sealoffs
      • Explosion-proof junction boxes

The bottom line is that the design and operation of ElectroTite tank sumps make it the most watertight system available, resulting in a fueling system that optimizes efficiency, reliability, cost-effectiveness, environmental protection and the safety of both the site and the customers who patronize it.

Seeing Is Believing

Of course, it’s easy to say that something is the best thing since sliced bread, but proving it is a different matter entirely. Well, after nearly four years of observation of in-the-field installations, the ElectroTite has more than lived up to its advance billing. The chart below compares tank-alarm remediation costs for two United States sites that have had ElectroTite tank sumps in operation for nearly four years to an average non-ElectroTite site:

SITE 1 SITE 2 NON-ELECTROTITE SITE
# of Months Installed* 40 42 40
Total Tank Sump Alarms 0 1 48
Avg. Pump Outs/Month 0 0.024 1.2
Gals/PCW Removed 0 250 12,000
Cost to Remove PCW ($/gal) $1.80/gal $1.80 $1.80
Overall Tank-Sump Maintenance Cost $0.00 $450.00 $21,600.00

*-as of January 2021

Let’s take a closer look at the individual installations and the conditions the sumps have encountered:

  • Site 1: Three ElectroTite tank sumps were installed at this Midwestern U.S. site in November 2017, one each for unleaded gasoline, premium gasoline and diesel USTs. As you can see, this is turning out to be the poster child for the effectiveness of the ElectroTite tank sumps. In that time, not one single tank-sump alarm event has been recorded, resulting in zero cost for the overall maintenance of the sumps.
  • Site 2: Two ElectroTite tank sumps were installed at this Southeastern U.S. location that is situated near an extremely high water table in September 2018, one each on the unleaded and premium gasoline USTs. Since then, two alarm events have been recorded at the site (both on the unleaded sump in July 2018 and September 2020), but only one required a pump out.

Conclusion

Fuel-site operators have always had to keep water from intruding into their below-ground fuel-storage systems, but that has proven to be easier said than done. Until 2017, that is. With the introduction of no-drill tank-sump/conduit-less technology to the market, epitomized by OPW’s ElectroTite system, the battle against water intrusion is being won more often by site operators. The result is a fueling operation that can more reliably deliver uncompromised fuel to its customers while helping to make expensive, time-consuming and frustrating sump pump outs a welcome thing of the past.

Check Out The OPW ElectroTiTE Sumps In Our Web Store!OPW ElectroTite Tank Sump

You can also find many other great OPW products in our webstore as well.

OPW Retail Fueling Components

Fibrelite

OPW Engineered Systems

OPW Fuel Management Systems

And if you don’t find the ElectroTite tank sump in the configuration you are looking for , have further questions about them  or any other OPW product, feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021 or email us!


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Mastercard to phase out magstripe cards: What that means for you

End of an Era: Mastercard Phases Out Magstripe Cards + Implications for C-StoresEnd of an Era: Mastercard Phases Out Magstripe Cards + Implications for C-Stores

The end of swipe is upon us. Mastercard has announced it is phasing out the use of magstripe cards.
Yes, after six decades of swipes, that little magnetic stripe on the back of your bank cards is going away. The move has plenty of implications for convenience stores that have not upgraded to outdoor EMV.

Starting in 2024, Mastercard will no longer require its credit and debit cards to have a stripe in most markets. By 2027, U.S. banks will no longer be required to issue chip cards with a magnetic stripe. Mastercard expects to eliminate magstripes by 2033.

Before we discuss what this means for c-stores, let’s remember how we got here.

Back to the Future

The magstripe was invented in the 1960’s to replace flatbed imprinting machines (aka knuckle-busters), which cashiers used to record credit card information.

So how were stores able to instantly verify a customer’s account? They couldn’t. Instead, card companies would send merchants a list of bad account numbers and the merchant had to match their own lists to verify purchases.

Fast-forward to today, EMV chips are used for 86% of face-to-face card transactions globally. Only 11% of consumers still prefer the magstripe, according to a December 2020 survey paid for by Mastercard.

That negative consumer sentiment is directly related to the lack of security measures surrounding magstripes. Criminals have proven they can easily steal consumers’ cardholder data using malware and skimmers to embed that stolen data onto counterfeit magstripe cards. On the other hand, cards with EMV chips are encrypted and cannot be so easily stolen.

What Does it Mean for C-Stores?Outdoor EMV Liability Shifts to Convenience Store Retailers

For convenience stores that have already upgraded their fuel dispensers with outdoor EMV technology, it’s business as usual.

For retailers who still haven’t invested in modern payment technology as mandated by EMV regulations, business is about to become even more complicated. Mastercard was the first to take this position on magstripes; but the other major card brands are very likely to follow suite with their own plans to phase out magnetic stripes from credit cards.

If retailers with old equipment don’t upgrade soon, their customers could be forced to use cash to pay for gas inside the c-store. As most fuel business owners know, the lion-share of customers pay at the pump. Less than a third of consumers still use cash at all. Taking the pay-at-the-pump option off the table is a near-automatic business killer.

The end of magstripe cards isn’t the only problem non-compliant retailers face. Many major oil companies are now charging non-compliance fees for any station without EMV-ready forecourts. Some are even pulling the payment terminals out of the pumps altogether to avoid fraud.

The Bottom Line

Skipping on EMV? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…
These complications are nothing compared to the constant and immediate threat of chargebacks as a result of fraud migration. As more retailers turn on EMV at the pump, criminals are seeking out easier targets that have not been upgraded.

While there are some tactics retailers can use in an attempt to mitigate fraud, none of them are as effective or foolproof as the mandated EMV upgrade.

Ready to start protecting your business and customers from fraud with EMV-compliant payment technology?

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Gilbarco Announces FlexPay Connect Product Update

Gilbarco Veeder-Root
As part of their continued efforts to mitigate supply chain issues resulting from the global semiconductor chip shortage, Gilbarco Veeder-Root© will release an updated version of the BRCM2© in late Q3 2021.

The updated version has a newer chipset which strengthens their ability to supply this product and is fully backward compatible to the current FlexPay Connect© V2 hardwareGilbarco FlexPay Connect© V2 in the field. There are not any firmware or software changes necessary in the dispenser or with the POS equipment.

During the transition period, orders will be switched to updated BRCM2 based on inventories of each item. Once inventory of the PA0422 series is exhausted, all orders will receive the PA0435 series BRCM2.

Old Part Number New Part Number Supports Configurations Forecourt Connections
PA04220000022B

 

PA0435200032 Dispensers with DCM2.X or DCM3 Up to 32 connections with current loop and high speed
PA04222000002B

 

PA0435200002 Dispensers with DCM2.X or DCM3 Up to 32 high speed connections.

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Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
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Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

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CimTek 200/200A Series Filter End Of Life Notification

CimTek Filtration
200/200A Series Filters Will Be Discontinued As Of 10/1/21

I don’t know if we are just getting more notifications these days or it has just been a year where the manufacturers are in a self-reflective mode with their products’ performances and it is an opportunity to slim down during trying times to trim down on raw materials and what they deem as wasted effort but consolidation is a continual process across a broad line of products that do relatively the same thing but to varying degrees and it’s not necessarily a bad thing in all instances.


So the short and sweet of it is the following CimTek filters will no longer be offered as of *October 1, 2021:

*After 10/1/2021, we will continue to offer these discontinued models until our onhand inventory has been depleted.

But don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging as CimTek does have options!

Discontinued Direct Replacements
70002Cim-Tek 70002 200-10 10-Micron Filter Red Arrow 70003
70003 Cim-Tek Model 250-10 10 Micron Filter

70004
CimTek 70004
Red Arrow 70005
CimTek 70005
70046
CimTek 70046 200-30 Filter

Red Arrow 70088
CimTek 70088 250-30 Filter
70045Cimtek 70045 200A-30 Filter Red Arrow 70089CimTek 70089 250A-30

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Vendor Spotlight: CimTek Filtration and Finding Your Best Defense Against Water!

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A Change of Pace – Old Gas Station Videos

Old Rehoboth Village Post Office, trolley stop, general store and gas station

I think most Americans appreciate vintage Americana and for us in the retail petroleum business, old gas stations are very interesting. The above image is of this  blog author’s house from 1924 and it doesn’t look remotely the same today. It started life in a different location and was moved to its current location in 1880 to serve as the town post office, a trolley stop, general store and of course, a gas station!


Old Gas Station Collage


As I was posting some vendor-related videos, a few vintage gas station videos popped up that I thought would be a nice change of pace of just enjoying some American gas station history.  You may be shocked by some of what you notice in this video because some things date back much further than you have been led to believe!  So here you go:

This video is courtesy of Freakineagle’s YouTube Channel:


This next video is courtesy of Salssalvage’s YouTube Channel:


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OPW Edge Double Wall Spill Container: Missing Assembly Notice & Instructions

IMPORTANT: EDGE DW Visigauge!!

At this time, OPW Edge DW Spill Container is being shipped without the Visigauge assembly due to a shortage from their vendor.

The product is being produced with a temporary plug cap in its place to allow the factory and the installer to perform the interstitial test to verify the integrity of the containment.

We apologize for the inconvenience and OPW will send out a replacement Visigauge to distributors who purchased this product. It will include a Visigauge assembly and one replacement o-ring seal.

Once you have received the Visigauge, please follow these instructions to install it. (Click here to read OPW’s Edge PDF)
Step 1: First, identify the temporary plug cap as the part with the hexagonal shaped head that is installed at the top of the round white gauge riser.
Step 2: Please unthread the temporary plug cap from the round white gauge riser.
Step 3: Next, install the replacement 0-ring onto the underside seat of the Visigauge as shown below.
Step 4: Finally, thread on the Visigauge into the white gauge adapter. This should be tightened to a quarter turn past finger tight.
Step 5: The Visigauge is now installed and the spill container can be vacuum tested to verify tightness.
OPW Edge Temp Plug


NOTE: Spill Containers with this plug installed will be identified with the below label beside the OPW part# label on the outside of the box.
OPW Edge Modified Label


OPW Edge Temporary Plug Images


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OPW Engineered Systems OPW Retail Fueling
OPW Engineered Systems Fibrelite OPW Fuel Management Systems OPW Retail Fueling
OPW Engineered Systems Fibrelite OPW Fuel Management Systems OPW Retail Fueling

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