Pace Petroleum is to roll out HTEC’s Hydra Chip & PIN Outdoor Payment Terminal (OPT) to their unmanned petrol retailing sites. The company currently has six totally unmanned forecourts. The new terminals will update these sites to Chip & PIN technology.

Part of the unmanned solution will be the deployment of HTEC’s internet-based Virtual Back Office (VBO). This allows stock, sales and activity on the sites to be managed by accessing a web server.

Meanwhile, HTEC’s Hydraccord solution, developed with BCP, has now been rolled out to more than 30 Henderson Group sites in Northern Ireland. Hydraccord combines BCP’s c-store Back Office system with HTEC’s dedicated PoS fuel system in a single solution to manage all aspects of the forecourt business.

The system is continually evolving to reflect changing market and business conditions and incorporate new technologies. Recent enhancements include an E-top up voucher scheme for mobile phones, a car wash link and OPTs, with Hendersons said to be planning to introduce express fuelling lanes close to the road.

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