• Wayne Helix™ 1000, Ovation™2, Vista™ CNG Dispensers Presented at Annual Convenience Store Industry Event;
• Mobile Payment and Forecourt Hardware Enhancements on Display.
Wayne, A GE Business (NYSE: GE) and a global innovator of fuel dispensers and forecourt technologies, today announced that its new fuel dispensers and technology and services platforms will be on display at the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Show from October 13 15, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga.
With more than 22,500 attendees, the NACS Show is the largest buying and networking event for the convenience and fuel retailing industry held in the United States. Underscoring its commitment to technology leadership and innovation, Wayne will have a prominent presence at the show.
The recently announced Wayne Ovation™2 fuel dispenser will be unveiled and showcased at the conference. This new dispenser is the second-generation design of the premium Wayne Ovation dispenser. It offers various design enhancements that extend new benefits to retailers and their customers, including increased branding areas, new white-on-black displays and redesigned payment areas.
Also on display will be the Wayne Helix™ fuel dispenser family, including its newest addition the Helix 1000 dispenser, which features sophisticated design principles in a smaller form factor that address the needs of customers in developing regions and further extends Wayne’s ability to reach global customers.
To address the industry’s growing dispenser needs for alternative fuels, like compressed natural gas (CNG), Wayne also is highlighting the Wayne Vista™ CNG dispenser. It has the look and feel of Wayne petroleum dispensers with the same innovative integrated pay-at-the-pump options. This enables CNG station owners to create a familiar fueling experience for customers. The Vista CNG dispenser utilizes a patent-pending, reliable “no air purge” design to help protect its electronics, eliminating the potential issues of moist, cold and dirty air introduced by forced air in purge-based models.
“The NACS Show is the culmination of another year of strong innovation at Wayne as we introduce dispensers and services platforms that will represent the industry standard for years to come,” said Wayne President Neil H. Thomas. “We remain committed to developing and delivering technology that enhances the fueling experiences of both retailer and motorist, and their input has been the impetus behind the improvements we’ve made to Wayne products.”
The new design of the Wayne Fusion™ forecourt system offers a new hardware platform and next-generation technology to more effectively meet customer demands, including improved accessibility and serviceability. The new Fusion forecourt controller features advanced functionality that increases transaction speeds, the capability for increased multitasking of forecourt devices and expanded support for even more fueling points. Simply put, the Fusion forecourt system continues to help you command your entire retail fueling station from real-time data about fuel dispensers, point-of-sale (POS) systems and fuel inventory to fuel costs and margins.
The Wayne TAP™ contactless/NFC reader also will be featured at NACS. By supporting emerging NFC (Near-Field Communication) mobile wallets, as well as mag-stripe and EMV® contactless credit cards, the Wayne TAP reader helps retailers enable fast, easy and secure payment transactions in their forecourts. Motorists simply tap their mobile wallet to safely make a payment and collect loyalty points. Through collaboration with mobile commerce providers, such as Isis®, Wayne is helping to expand payment and marketing opportunities at the pump and provide customers with a better experience on the forecourt. The Wayne TAP reader is available on the Wayne Helix, Ovation, Ovation² and Vista dispensers.
“This is an exciting time for our retail customers.” said Jeffrey R. Lass, GM Software and Technology Solutions, Wayne. “The emergence of new technologies on the forecourt offers the opportunity for retailers to interact with the end-user in interesting new ways and our customers are increasingly seeking innovative solutions that provide the simplicity, flexibility and reliability to deliver these outcomes. The advanced products we are launching at NACS 2013 are just the beginning when it comes to offering solutions that enhance the fueling experience and improve the operating performance of the fueling site. Wayne is looking toward the future.”
These Wayne products can be seen at NACS in booth #4833.
About Wayne, A GE Business
Wayne (wayne.com) is a GE business and global leader in the design, manufacturing and servicing of forecourt fueling solutions where reliability and uptime are critical. Dispensers, payment platforms, control systems and technology from Wayne play an essential role in traditional and alternative fueling sites around the world. Wayne is ISO 14001 certified.
About Measurement & Control
Measurement & Control (ge-mcs.com) is a leading innovator in advanced, sensor-based measurement, non-destructive testing and inspection and condition monitoring. Providing healthcare for our customers’ most critical assets, we deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, metals and transportation. Headquartered in Boston, USA, Measurement & Control has over 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Oil & Gas.
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