Futureproof Dispenser

Dresser Wayne rolls out Ovation iX

Published in CSP Daily News

AUSTIN, Texas -- Dresser Wayne, Dresser Inc. has rolled out the Ovation iX, which it said is an advancement in fuel dispenser technology.

The Ovation iX includes technology specifically designed to reduce the costs of operating a retail fueling station in today's challenging environment, said Paul de la Port, director of marketing at Austin, Texas-based Dresser Wayne.

According to the company, the Ovation iX addresses what has become a fact of life in today's environmentmeter drift and calibration. The Xflo Meter features advancements [image-nocss] in metering technology, Dresser Wayne said. It has been tested over the last four years, not just in the lab, but at live sites. These tests revealed that it improves accuracy with respect to meter drift and essentially eliminates the need to recalibrate, it added.

Built on Tokheim Metering technology, the precision and accuracy of the Xflo Meter is one of the exciting advancements to our popular Ovation dispenser. The performance of this meter exceeded even our expectations during standard and extended field tests, said Scott Negley, director of dispenser products for Dresser Wayne.

Negley said more than 3,000 units have been installed. While normal-life testing generally requires dispensing three million gallons of fuel, we tested the Xflo in the lab continuously over two years with a remarkable twelve million gallons with the same results. We've even tested this meter with dirt, and over lots of fuel viscosities, he added.

Site fuel savings from improved meter performance could total more than $6,000 per year depending on gasoline sales volume, Dresser Wayne said. Additionally, retailers can realize significant savings related to ongoing recalibration of equipment.

The Ovation iX also has the most advanced set of dispenser electronics released in any Wayne dispenser product. The new electronics platform offers the same backward compatibility you'd expect from a Wayne product. At the same time, it has horsepower and technology that makes this dispenser practically futureproof', said Dan Harrell, director of engineering for Wayne Systems & Electronics. For instance, it supports connecting to anything from a legacy POS over RS485 to a mainframe over Ethernet Wirelessly, even both at the same time.

Apart from offering a technology base that supports multiple communication standards, the iX Electronics are also the foundation for a variety of new products specifically designed to enhance the overall profitability of typical retail petroleum stations today. iSense remote diagnostics is like having a technician at the site 24/7/365, said Harrell. Self-Diagnostics, technician dispatch and even resetting the pump is an automated process. iSense improves your dispenser uptime and improves serviceability by providing the right information to the people who can take action on it from almost anywhere in the world.

iDPOS, on the other hand, builds sophisticated software, usually associated with a POS, directly in every dispenser at the site. Lose the credit card network or sever a communication cable, and this dispenser keeps pumping, said the company. All it needs is power.

The Ovation iX has a new product aimed at improving the top line for retailers. iMedia helps to promote branded and premium fuels, sell more in-store products and make stations more user friendly. With iMedia, the campaigns running on dispenser screens can replace pumptoppers and printed materials. The typical coffee and donut or car wash special runs on a small-graphics display for months, if not years, without changing. Customers have long since tuned these out. But iMedia allows you an easy way to re-engage your customers with new graphics and advertisements, or entertain with news, weather and sports scores. It is simple and easy to use right from the day your dispensers are installed, said Karen Turner, Wayne product manager for Dispenser Systems.

Dresser Wayne, Austin, Texas, is a business unit of Dresser Inc. It manufactures, supplies and services retail and fleet petroleum fuel dispensers, dispenser control systems, credit/debit card processing terminals and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Dallas-based Dresser Inc. designs, manufactures and markets equipment and services sold primarily to customers in the flow control, measurement systems and compression and power systems segments of the energy industry.