Istobal has launched what it claims is the first smart vacuum cleaner equipped with connectivity and providing a pay-as-you-go option.
The Istobal 4AA1200 vacuum cleaner comes either in a standard version or one with Istobal’s Smartwash connectivity hardware to provide forecourts with the same features as a digitised wash facility.
This allows the forecourt manager to view and manage accounting data such as revenue and promotions and see the status of the vacuum cleaner in real time, boosting productivity.
The version with Smartwash connectivity enables operators to increase their average ticket and cross-sell opportunities, among other options to boost the profitability of their car wash facilities.
Istobal also claims the vacuum cleaner is the first on the market to incorporate features such as pay-as-you-go and stand-by mode. The user then pays only for what they consume, allowing vacuuming to be paused when the user performs actions inside the vehicle such as moving seats or removing floor mats.
In addition to the vacuuming program, it incorporates a second program with a blow gun function, in order to remove dust from the corners of the interior, or the fragrance sprayer.
A colour touch screen display is also available to indicate the selected service as well as remaining programme time in minutes and seconds.