Fuels

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Adds New Features to Encore 700S

Fuel grade options and touchscreen available
gas station fuel dispenser
Photograph courtesy of Gilbarco Veeder-Root

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Vontier Corp. company, has released two new features for the Encore 700S Series: 6-Grade Select option and the 15.6-inch touchscreen. These features are designed to provide convenience-store operators with enhanced flexibility and an improved customer experience, the company said.

As the alternative fuels market grows towards biofuels and other blended fuel types, adding a 6th-Grade Select allows retailers to enhance their own blending strategies, said Gilbarco Veeder-Root. The 6-Grade Select allows retailers to blend any two of four inlets, with up to four hoses and six fuel grades at the same fueling position—allowing the most fuel flexibility possible, according to the company. Examples of how retailers may implement this feature include blending ethanol fuels with gasoline for flex fuel grades or offering additional variety such as ethanol-free fuel along with diesel and traditional grades.

The other new feature—a 15.6-in. touchscreen—provides a new user interface while maintaining the familiar Encore experience. The touchscreen interface eliminates the need for softkeys, creating a modern touchscreen feel that younger consumers expect. With 33% more screen space, retailers have more freedom to create impactful branding, engaging marketing messages and promotional offers to put in front of fuel customers, the company said.

"We are proud to offer our customers these popular new features on the Encore 700 S,” said Dan Riccio, product marketing manager for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “With these simple and straightforward upgrades, retailers can surprise their customers with something new, while giving them the same, familiar process that makes drivers feel at home on the forecourt.”

Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root specializes in retail and commercial fueling operations, offering a range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. Major product lines include fuel dispensers, pump media, point-of-sale (POS) systems, payment systems, tank gauges and fleet management systems.

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