GREENSBORO, NC - Truck stop and travel plaza operators at the NATSO Show will see North America's first fuel dispenser designed to offer Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and Diesel at the same fueling position. The Gilbarco Encore S DEF + 1 dispenser makes its exhibition debut at the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) Show, February 17-21, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The new dispenser features an industry exclusive stainless steel mass flow meter that measures DEF accurately and reliably and is Weights & Measures approved. The dispenser is designed specifically to prevent DEF freezing and crystallization with a thermostat-controlled, heated cabinet and specially-designed optional hanging hardware. The hydraulics are stainless steel to protect against corrosion.

"Drivers clearly want the convenience of filling their diesel and DEF tanks from the same fueling position, anywhere on the island," said Chad Johnson, Marketing Manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "Our unique design allows retailers to make the most of their forecourt space and allows for the card transaction to take place at a single fueling position, improving forecourt throughput. And Gilbarco quality means the retailer enjoys the lowest possible total cost of ownership for forecourt equipment."

Sevent-five percent of trucks on the road by the end of 2015 will require DEF, according to Johnson.

More than 150 Gilbarco Encore S units that dispense DEF only are already installed in U.S. truck stops.

The new fuel dispenser operates as an Ultra-Hi flow diesel master that can work with an Encore S diesel Ultra-Hi flow satellite unit on the other side of the truck to fill both diesel tanks simultaneously. The master also offers DEF, minimizing the need for drivers to visit multiple locations for their fluid needs.

Options include:

Ø      5.7" monochrome or 10.4" color screens

Ø      Bar code scanner

Ø      Alphanumeric keypad for entry of VIN

Ø      FlexPay Secure Card Reader

Ø      Contactless card reader

Ø      Call button

Ø      Intercom speakers

Ø      5 button/incremental programmable preset

Ø      Two-level price posting for cash and credit pricing