Gilbarco ships first Encore S DEF dispensers

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced today, Sept. 2, that it has shipped its first Encore S Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers for North America. DEF will be required for many heavy transport trucks equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to reduce emissions beginning in January 2010. Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Travel Centers announced last month their rollout of the new Gilbarco Encore S DEF dispensers at 100 locations.

Gilbarco says its Encore S DEF dispensers offer a familiar design for consistency with existing brand image at the forecourt and intuitive customer use. Integrated Crind card-reader-in-dispenser payment options leverage existing interfaces to payment and fleet card networks, alphanumeric keypad applications and loyalty programs that are supported by the retailer’s existing point-of-sale system.

“Gilbarco Veeder-Root is proud to be leading the market in supplying our valued travel center partners with this new technology,” says Richard Browne, vice president of marketing for North America at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, based in Greensboro, N.C. “Our innovative design leverages our European experience in this area, meeting today’s regulatory challenges and preparing customers for the future. Our unique H frame design also allows for future offerings of multiple fuels at one pump.”

The new dispenser is designed specifically to prevent DEF freezing and crystallization with a thermostat-controlled heated cabinet and specially-designed optional hanging hardware. The Encore S DEF dispenser’s hydraulics are stainless steel to help protect against corrosion. A new stainless steel mass flow meter measures DEF accurately and reliably and is Weights & Measures-approved, Gilbarco Veeder-Root says.

Options, according to the company, include:

Crind card reader in dispenser with 5.7-inch monochrome or 10.4-inch color screens;

Alphanumeric keypad for entry of VIN, or FlexPay encrypting PIN pad for PCI-compliant PIN-based debit;

FlexPay secure card reader;

Contactless card reader;

Call button;

Intercom speakers;

5-button/incremental programmable preset; and

Two-level price posting for cash and credit pricing.