AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification) was first introduced in the US in the 1960s and 1970s but never became widely implemented. Recently technological advances have led to AVI technology being applied to toll/revenue collection, access control, surveillance and fleet management.
The main types of AVI systems tend to employ NFC (Near Field Communications), RFID Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or license plate recognition technologies.
PetroSmart’s mission is to automate, simplify, streamline and secure the refueling and payment process while reducing operational expenditures. This is accomplished by eliminating manual processes as well as by providing quality data that enables the effective management of fuel consumption while preventing fraud.
AVI is an integral step in the fuel card digitization journey and part of an emerging payments ecosystem that localizes transactions to a specific pump and nozzle, automates refueling and eliminates manual inputs.
The core value of all the systems lies in ensuring that the right amount of the right type of fuel is dispensed into the right vehicle. Only when the correct fuel is selected and the nozzle fully inserted in the fuel tank inlet will the transaction be approved and fuel dispensed into the vehicle.
EasyFuelPlus is scalable, very easy to install and works with all nozzle types without the need for cables. It is fully secure, supports advanced business rules and can imitate traditional fleet/fuel cards.
EasyFuelPlus utilizes a safe and secure system of RF tags and transmitters attached to pump nozzles and vehicles, all designed to meet the requirements for operating in hazardous areas.
The benefits and advantages of PetroSmart solutions are many:
- Only AVI tech in the world with inhouse NFC payment platform
- Cost effective by lowering operating costs
- Multi-option end-to-end solution & components
- Fully Automated Processes
- Modular, scalable and future-proof
- Secured and controlled
- Automated, quality data collection and reporting
- Effective fraud control and theft protection
- Prevent misfuelling
- Secure, faultless communications in all weather and field conditions
Let’s take a look at several verticals to understand the importance of combining these technologies together.
Automated Fuel Management Solutions for Oil Companies, Forecourt Operators and Fleet Managers
Retail petroleum forecourt operators are faced with the constant challenges of differentiating in order to attract and retain loyal customers. To optimize revenues, forecourt owners need to consider:
Maximizing forecourt throughput and providing a convenient refueling experience for both fleet customers and consumers.
Keeping up with the latest technology trends such as interactive media, mobile payment & location-based advertising.
Meeting the demands of consumers who want to make fuel and c-store purchases via contactless payment methods (credit/debit card, mobile wallets such as Apple and Android Pay).
EMV Readiness for US and global regulatory requirements to install secure payment systems at both attended and unattended payment forecourts.
Increasing security by minimizing fraudulent activities by drivers and attendants.
Reducing wastage such as fuel loss and mis-fueling incidents.
Automated Fuel Management Solution for Industrial and Mining Operations, Railways, Airport Ground Services, Industrial, Agriculture, Shipping Ports and Construction
Fuel can account for as much as 40% of operational costs, therefore the control and monitoring of fuel usage is one of the primary challenges in the management of refueling expenses.
Fuel Management Solutions can be used widely across industrial and mining sites to help eliminate manual processes, security issues and inefficient operations in refueling, all of which lead to reduced profitability.
Fuel Management Solutions for Corporate Fleet Managers
Operators of car and truck corporate fleets are always looking for ways to streamline their operations by getting rid of manual administration systems, finding ways to eliminate fuel theft and fuel related fraudulent activities and to have a secure payment solution that is accurate and instantly accessible in real time.
PetroSmart offers a great fuel management solution, which addresses many of the pain points faced by corporate fleet managers.
Fuel Card Management Systems:
Multi-Country, Multi-Language, Multi-Currency and Feature Rich Back Office Solution.
As a premium reseller of payment device management and transaction processing services designed specifically for managing and billing sales of petroleum products to commercial fleets customers, we partner with industry-leading fuel card management system providers to bring best-in-class integrated solutions to our customers.
EasyFuelPlus Mobile Bowser Fuel Management Solution for Mining, Light Aircraft, Railways, Maritime, Agriculture, Fishing, Forestry and Construction
While mobile fuel trucks (also referred to as fuel tankers and mobile bowsers) often form an invaluable part of an operation’s refueling plan, (especially in remote areas, where it is not practical or cost effective to use fixed refueling facilities), many problems arise due to inaccuracies of manual administration, fraudulent activity and simply keeping track of wet stock.
Industrial mobile fueling operators need complete control of mobile bowser dispensing pumps to ensure maximum accuracy with minimum human intervention, provide secure fueling and minimize fuel loss through wastage and theft.
Automated Refueling Solution for Commercial and Homebase Fleet Operators
The rising cost of fuel is always a point of contention with businesses that manage large numbers of vehicles and who are continually streamlining operations to save time and money.
Commercial and homebase fleet managers face two major challenges:
Preventing fuel theft and fraud by attendants and drivers. Unrecorded fuel usage, side fueling, card misuse, and tank siphoning are a costly reality faced by commercial fueling operations.
Manual paperwork and labor intensive administration of fuel distribution are rife with issues including data entry errors, mis-reading of odometers, mistakes with billing and invoicing, and difficulties involved with the audit process.
To sum things up;
PetroSmart delivers a scalable, seamless, secure & future-proof solution that combines AVI with secure contactless payments and includes vehicle tracking, diagnostics and sophisticated remote management software.