3,000 California Stations Order To Remove Latches

The California state fire marshal has ordered about 3,000 gas stations-one-third of all stations in the state-to remove the latches on gas nozzles that allow people to fill up their tanks while keeping their hands free by Oct. 15, the Associated Press reported. The mandate was put in place after the hold-open latches on at

Tidel Releases Sentinel SCD-XL

Carrollton, Texas -based Tidel Engineering L.P. has announced its newest Sentinel Cash Management module, the Tidel Sentinel SCD-XL (Sentinel Control Device – extra long cassette). The Sentinel SCD-XL stores approximately 4,500 U.S. notes within a two-cassette cabinet, thus doubling the note capacity that has been available in the industry for many years. The SCD-XL offers

Rutter’s App Meets Android Phones

Rutter’s Farm Stores has added an Android app to complement its previously introduced iPhone and Blackberry apps. With the apps, customers can get directions to their nearest Rutter’s stores, check current gas prices, and redeem paperless mobile coupons sent directly to their smart phones. Customers also can register their Rutter’s Rewards loyalty cards, which when

Valero Selects Spacenet as a Broadband Provider

Valero has added Spacenet to serve as a provider for its broadband network managed services and offer connectivity to its nationwide branded wholesale locations. Spacenet Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., and a provider of broadband network solutions. Valero, an independent refiner in North America and a retail operator with

Fueling New Sales

FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the downstream energy industry, has released ForeSite, an innovative, map-based fuel inventory management solution that deploys in a single day. Offering real-time views of inventory across multiple sites, ForeSite gives retailers control and visibility over their fuel inventory, reducing runouts and retains, as well as optimizing

Fiscal Systems Honored With Award

Fiscal Systems has received a 2009 IBM Retail Sales Solutions (RSS) Sales Leadership Achievement Award. The award recognizes business partners who have demonstrated superior leadership in the delivery of IBM retail technologies, as well as the knowledge and capability to successfully meet client expectations. Fiscal was honored at the 2010 Retail Store Solutions Business Partner Forum

Gas Station TV Hits 26 Million Monthly Impressions

Gas Station TV, a national away-from-home television network delivering a one-to-one consumer viewing experience, reached 26 million monthly Nielsen-verified fueling impressions this month, at a time when traditional home broadcast television is hitting historic record low viewership. For more than two years, Gas Station TV has been delivering Nielsen Pocketpieces to the advertising community. Next

Steaming Off The Line

The Alto-ShaamCombitherm has further developed combination oven/steamer technology to provide complete smoking ability. Available in three electric boiler-free models, thispatented technology gives operators the unique ability to smoke any product,hot or cold, and follow it with a non-smoked item without any residual smokeflavor. Rich, smoke flavor offers menu diversification and even greater costsavings over smoked

Online Management

Dropcards announced it will become the first online marketer to offer clients a way to manage promotions on its site. Food and beverage brands of all sizes will be able to coordinate marketing efforts on the new Dropcards platform from inception to completion of its digital promotions. Dropcards bear aunique PIN number unlocking access to

Flash Foods Finds A New View With FKI

Until recently, spending hours scanning through poor-quality videotapes was the only way Flash Foods could investigate “questionable” transactions in its stores. The company wanted to maintain a “presence” at the point-of-sale to deter internal theft, but it needed something that met the needs of its time-pressed managers. “The system we had in place was archaic,

Dynamic Display

Alto-Shaam Inc.’s SC-36/2 Heated Countertop Display Unit is a free-standing, hot food merchandiser designed for the high visibility of hot packaged foods. Its compact design is just 36″ wide, fitting easily in most countertop layouts. Thermal-kinetic glass technology provides two evenly heated display surfaces, holding packaged foods at safe temperatures to offer quality holding on

Generating Confidence

  Generac Power Systems introduces its new line of automatic standby generators. Thenew QT Series models, ranging in output from 15 to 150 kilowatts, have been designed specifically for commercial applications. All QT models feature sound attenuated enclosures to ensure quiet operation, as well as interior cooling fans and air passageways for maximum cooling effectiveness

Hands-Free Convenience

  KZCO adds the I-OpenR to its automated product line. KZCO’s patented I-OpenR allows for hands-free disposal through an automated swinging door available for installation in a wide variety of trash bins. The I-OpenR provides retailers with a cleaner, more efficient facility by reducing embarrassing spills and subsequent cleanup. The I-OpenR includes a LED trash level

Free to Fry

Frymaster Dean continues to lead the industry with innovative designs that meet customers’ changing needs. The new Frymaster Application Series combines an open pot and tube fryer in the same cabinet and shares a common filter. Frymaster and Deancontinue to “Fit the Way You Fry” with high performance, low maintenance and innovative designs to lead

People Machine

  Silver Creek Technologies has created its Sysdine People Resource Management software to help employers find the best-suited employees for their businesses. SysdineXL as part of Sysdine 8.0 arrives with a number of important new features, adding to its power and ease of use. In Values-Based Hiring, attitude survey results for each applicant are now

All-In-One

  Master-Bilt unveils the new MRS series modular multi compressor refrigeration system to save energy and reduce in-store heat and noise. By remoting all refrigeration systems to a single MRS system in their stores, retailers can remove the heat producedby multiple refrigeration systems from their kitchen or store and reduce their air-conditioning load. This outside system,

Hands-Free Convenience

  KZCO adds the I-OpenR to its automated product line. KZCO’s patented I-OpenR allows for hands-free disposal through an automated swinging door availablefor installation in a wide variety of trash bins. The I-OpenR provides retailers with a cleaner, more efficient facility by reducing embarrassing spills and subsequent cleanup. The I-OpenR includes an LED trash level “smart

ID in a Snap

Card Scanning Solutions announces its newest product-line addition, the Snapshell IDR Camera Scanner. The Snapshell IDR is a revolutionary new kiosk tool for capturing driver’s license information quickly and accurately. Powered by software featuring Optical Character Recognition to read cards from all 50 states and over 30 countries, the Snapshell IDR uses a three mega-pixel

Built masterfully

Built masterfully Master-Bilt, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration systems, introduces an innovative reverse-cycle process into its new and existing product lines. Adding a reverse-cycle valve to the condensing unit reverses the direction of refrigerant flow during defrosts when automatically activated by the Master Controller system. The process uses less energy than electric defrost heaters, resulting

Keeping in the Know

  OPW Fuel Management Systems introduces its new Mag Sump Sensor that provides immediate detection of the presence of hydrocarbons and/or water in a tank sump or dispenser sump. The new sensor uses magnetostrictive technology for accurate detection of liquid in containment sumps and pans, and has been proven to provide the fastestreaction times in

Gas Island Vending

The first gas island vending solution now is available at selected WilcoHess locations in North Carolina. WilcoHess LLC, an operator of travel plazas and convenience stores in the Southeastern U.S., has collaborated with Allied Electronics, a provider of service station automation systems, The Pinnacle Corp., an automation technology and software supplier, and Vendgogh LLC, a

Enhancing POS Possibilities

With today’s modern technology solutions—and in an economy where every dollar counts—there’s no reason stores should endure employee theft. Thanks to advancements in integrated point-of-sale (POS) systems retailers are not only reducing shrink, but are able to reward customer loyalty in real time, speed up the foodservice line, upsell products to boost incremental sales and

All-In-One Tank-Monitoring Solution

To some people, SKS, Inc., Escondido, Calif., is one of the last of a vanishing breed. The company is a bulk lubes and fuels distributor; operator of commercial fueling stations in the Pacific Pride network; and an installer and servicer of fuel equipment for end-users. Simply put, there are not too many firms that offer

PCATS Again Under NACS Umbrella

NACS will integrate PCATS, the Petroleum and Convenience Alliance for Technical Standards, as an independent standards organization that is part of NACS. PCATS Chairman and NACS Vice Chairman of Technology Pat Lewis made the announcement during the opening general session yesterday at NACStech, noting that the PCATS Board of Directors on May 4 accepted NACS’

Add Security At The Pump

The PCI Security Standards Council has certified Dresser Wayne fuel dispensers featuring the iDPOS in-dispenser point-of-sale application as Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant. “Dresser Wayne was the first to achieve PCI EPP 2.0 compliance and we are now the first to achieve PCI DSS certification at the fuel dispenser,” said Tim Weston, payment systems product

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