Reliability, innovation, affordability: these are the key words to meet the needs of service stations around the world. Being able to provide a solution that combines technology and reliability while reducing prices is the challenge that Fortech, a leading company in the Italian retail gasoline market, has taken up by presenting the Virtual Box System to the international public. What is that? An infrastructure that allows you to manage and monitor the site, without the need for a traditional point of sale
A ROBUST AND PERFORMING HEART
The heart of the system is the VirtualBOX forecourt controller, which interfaces with the various distributors installed on the forecourt. VirtualBOX can be equipped with interface modules using the main protocols present on the fuel distribution market (Pumalan, Pignone, IFSF LON, RS 485, Dart, etc.), as well as I/O modules for connection and control of other devices (ATG system, price panels, etc.).
VirtualBOX is aesthetically a metal box, functioning by interaction with an embedded management software, to represent the data and their integration. It therefore constitutes a decision-making aid to help improve the efficiency of the entire production chain, which consists, in this case, of the sale of fuel for automobile transport.
The VirtualBOX system is very easy to install and use and even easier to maintain. Thanks to its fine and innovative infrastructure, maintenance costs are minimized but without loss of performance.
THE SERVICE STATION IN YOUR POCKET
If the VirtualBOX is the heart of the infrastructure, Fortech BOS SiteManager is the brain. This cloud-based platform was created by Fortech to enable gas station monitoring and management from any type of device. The main advantage offered by the platform is the ability to actively operate on the site whenever you need and wherever you are. For example, you can remotely monitor fuel tank levels, check and change fuel prices, receive alarm system notifications, and view security cameras on your device.
Last but not least? Have all your gas station network data on a single home page.
“Very interesting, but how do you manage customer payments?”
It’s easy with SmartPOS Lite and the SmartPAY app, where customers can pay the way they want.
The Ingenico MOVE 3500 Wi-fi EFT/POS with Fortech software installed meets most security requirements (PCI-PTS 4.0), has an ergonomic design and accepts all types of payment instruments: credit cards magnetic stripe, chip and PIN, contactless and smartphones with NFC technology, etc.
With this simple instrument, the forecourt operator could:
- Payment received in cash or by credit, debit and fuel cards
- Unlock a distributor for a specific amount
- Print a receipt after payment (including cash payments)
- Print the list of totalizers
- Closing of the daily accounting cash
- Change the prices of petroleum products
- Create and send electronic invoices.
SMARTPAY MOBILE PAYMENT
If you want to keep up with technology. You can also activate smartPAY, the application that allows your customers to find the nearest location on the map, select the distributor and the desired amount of fuel and obtain receipts directly from their smartphone.
VIRTUALBOX SYSTEM: JUST WHAT YOU NEED, CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK.
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