Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations, showcased Wayne Cloud Solutions with industry leading partners Intel Corp., Wincor Nixdorf, and Gas Station TV (GSTV) at the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Show from Oct. 7 – 10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wayne Cloud Solutions is a suite of forecourt technologies and services that operate with the Wayne Fusion forecourt system to direct data into cloud-hosted servers. These cloud-based services benefit the fuel retailer by simplifying payment compliance (PCI, EMV), providing integration with mobile payment and loyalty systems, enhancing the customer experience with media content delivery, and improving operational efficiencies with new point-of-sale systems and remote management and diagnostics.
“We are offering new services based on the latest technologies in cloud computing that deliver more value to fuel retailers,” states Neil Thomas, CEO, Wayne Fueling Systems. “Our customers expect Wayne to be at the forefront of technology innovation, and with Wayne Cloud Solutions, we are demonstrating our commitment to meet their needs in conjunction with world-class partners we work with today and others to be announced.”
Wayne’s cloud-based electronic payment system (EPS) is the first to use the Intel Services ‘Platform for Retail’ software. This will help site operators quickly implement EMV and rapidly deploy software changes, reducing site downtime and delivering secure payment solutions.
Wayne’s mobile and loyalty gateway solutions allow fuel retailers to accept a variety of mobile payment and loyalty programs, respond quickly to new payment technologies, and deploy new mobile programs virtually instantaneously. And using GSTV’s high-quality programming and promotions helps to improve the customer experience and increase forecourt-to-c-store conversions.
In addition, Wayne site operators can access the latest point-of-sale (POS) systems from Wincor Nixdorf with advanced functionality such as back-office, head-office, QSR, and coffee shop capabilities. This system allows complete integration from dispenser to back office in one solution. Monitoring and reporting of fuel retail sites are made easier with Wayne’s remote management and diagnostics solution. This cloud-based service helps provide visibility to network-wide analytics that can help reduce operational expenses, and increase uptime and availability.
These fuel retail services are enabled through the cloud allowing access to meaningful site data, which provides a significant advantage when compared to legacy, proprietary systems. “Cloud-based solutions significantly shorten the delivery time of new innovations to the industry,” says Tom Chittenden, senior manager, strategic initiatives, Wayne Fueling Systems. “And integrating Wayne systems with the expertise of Intel, Wincor Nixdorf, and GSTV turns forecourt data into actionable information, which brings value to the retailer.”