The VECTEC ALPHA is a simple yet sophisticated fuel management system, designed to provide complete control for commercial transport organisations dispensing fuel to authorised vehicles on site.
The VECTEC ALPHA fuel management system comprises hardware and software. The hardware is a highly specified Fuel Access Control Terminal (FACT), designed to be installed at the fuelling location which integrates a heavy duty commercial fuel pump in the same packaging.
This is a microsoft windows based package which can run on any windows 32 bit platform.
VECTEC ALPHA uses Datatag as the access method for authorisation to use the fuelling facility.
The VECTEC ALPHA is specified as a combination fuel dispenser/fuel management system. It incorporates a telephone style keypad which enables odometer readings, driver ID's, fleet numbers etc. to be entered at the point of fuelling.
The VECTEC ALPHA fuel management system uses a Datatag as the access method. The Datatag we use is a read/write tag, incorporating high security authentication using a cryptographic algorithm and a guaranteed 100,000 read/write cycles minimum. Data retention is 10 years minimum. The advantages of the Datatag are that there are no moving parts, therefore maintenance is low, saving costs in the long term, on the upkeep of the system. Datatags supplied are guaranteed for the life of the system. The Datatag is a read/write device and can be programmed with many operating parameters. It can be programmed at the Fuel Access Control Terminal (FACT) or at the PC.
DATATAG is reliable, robust and easy to use
For reporting purposes data is downloaded from the FACT via a communication link to an existing central PC running Windows based VECTEC FM software. The software allows reports to be viewed and/or printed from an existing PC/printer set up.
The VECTEC ALPHA fuel management system incorporates vehicle/driver messaging. A message can be programmed at the VECTEC FM software and sent to the FACT. The next time the relevant datatag is used at the FACT a message will be displayed.
The system has a memory capacity of 2,000 transactions between downloads to the PC. These are stored in non-volatile memory that does not require a battery back-up. This means that even in the event of a mains power fail the system will retain all data.
The VECTEC ALPHA incorporates a backlit, wide viewing angle graphic display.
The VECTEC ALPHA can support a number of communication methods.
Direct Wire - RS485, RS232, -GSM Modem - Serial Modem - Radio Modem - Network Interface allowing the VECTEC DELTA to form part of a LAN/WAN.
VECTEC has improved on the standard for data download. The traditional method of dealing with a fuelling transaction once it has been down-loaded to a PC, has been to delete it from the FACT. The VECTEC ALPHA identifies all transactions as having been downloaded and stores them at the FACT, enabling fuelling transactions to be downloaded again in the event of a PC failure.
The pumping unit is a 70 Litre Per Minute fuel pump. It is designed for commercial transport organisations for use with road diesel (Derv). A three metre hard wall hose and a ZVA auto cut off nozzle are supplied as standard. We can supply a longer hose if required. The unit uses a three piston displacement meter to ensure overall accuracy of fuel dispensed. The meter is forecourt accuracy +/- 0.5%, which is achievable over all dispensing speeds.
The VECTEC ALPHA incorporates an air seperation unit.
The VECTEC ALPHA fuel management system is manufactured entirely from stainless steel. The unit is sturdy, robust and designed to operate in harsh environments.
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