Torex and Gilbarco Veeder-Root have formed a new partnership to offer forecourt retailers the latest in integrated outdoor payment terminal (OPT) technology. For the first time, Torex epos technology is being linked to Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s standalone FlexPay NP3 OPT, which gives retailers the opportunity to offer a pre-pay option on their forecourts. The OPT can also be used to create a ’fast lane’ on sites, allowing fuel-only customers to quickly re-fuel, pay and leave.

FlexPay NP3 can also be used in unmanned mode, allowing drivers to purchase fuel 24/7 when the forecourt store might be closed. The unit is designed in the style of an ATM, giving customers a familiar and easy-to-use interface.

The system is connected via ethernet to the Torex epos system, which manages the transaction process alongside in-store transactions. An optional larger screen allows retailers to make money from advertising.

Neil Atkinson, account manager at Torex, said: "This partnership will allow our customers to benefit from both technologies while reducing drive-offs, which are becoming increasingly common in an already competitive fuel industry."

Dale Woodcock, UK retail solutions sales manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, said: "It’s already a popular system across Europe, where thousands of Gilbarco Veeder-Root payment terminals have been installed."

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