GOOD vibes & ON SHOW in STUTTGART
With two successful events already under their belt, the phrase ‘third time lucky’ doesn’t exactly apply to the organisers of UNITI
expo, but with burgeoning visitor numbers, an increased international presence and positive feedback from all in attendance it
seems that 2018 could well have been the best one yet.
Smooth would probably be the most apt
description of ENTV’s visit to Stuttgart for
UNITI expo 2018. From the traffic free roads
of Europe, to the convenient on-site parking
and stress-free registration process.
Each part of the puzzle clicked together
seamlessly allowing us to glide through the
stands meeting with suppliers and learning
about the latest technological advances set
to impact the fuel retail industry.
Unsurprisingly, customer convenience
was a key talking point across the three
days with international suppliers showcasing
a range of innovations designed to make
life simpler for the client, whether that be a
member of the public or a site operator.
One such innovation is Petrotec’s new
X-Series dispenser prototype, which brings
the convenience store to the customer. Customers
are able to purchase a range of instore
items as well as additional services
such as car wash, using the touch screen
display. The technology also links to a mobile
payment solution where customers can
store their card details and simply pay at the
click of a button.
With the site operator in mind, PWM has
launched digital shelf-signs which allows
the store to update their pricing remotely or
through the on site POS - saving countless
man hours. The technology also links to the
site’s totem display screens, meaning site
operators can launch real-time offers to attract
Similarly Passport X, a site management
system, from Orpak, part of Gilbarco
Veeder-Root, allows site owners to access
real-time information about their network
from where ever they are in the world. The
system comprises a fully customisable POS,
and cloud-based Head Office (HOS) and
Back Office (BOS) solutions. By streamlining
the communication between these
components, Passport X provides everyone
involved, from managers to staff, with
the most advanced retail tools available to
maximize revenues, profitability, and total
customer experience. The system is fully
customisable and designed to suit any fuel
station business model.
Below ground, Franklin Fueling have
added the EVO 200 and 400 to their series
of Automatic Tank Gauges (ATGs).
The new additions are aimed at small sites
and up-coming station networks. The iconbased
user interface is intuitive and easy
to navigate and allows site operators to
make informed, data-driven inventory management
decisions whilst also ensuring the
safety and compliance of the site.
On the Tanknology stand it was a battle
of the cameras as we compared our Canon
to their new TankCam HD. As with the
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