PTS-2 forecourt controller

PTS-2 forecourt controller is a powerful modern forecourt controller for provision of control over:

  • petroleum, LPG and CNG dispensers
  • automatic tank gauge systems and probes
  • price signs
  • RFID readers
PTS-2 controller knows communication protocols of a great variety of dispensers, ATG systems and probes, price boards and readers allowing to control over any of them in a common way regardless of the brand or communication protocol used, so using the PTS-2 controller any management system (POS system, OPT, mobile application) can use a common way for provision of control over any supported brands in the same way.

PTS-2 controller leads internal database for pumps sales, tanks measurements, in-tank deliveries, alerts, GPS records, it allows to generate reports using a web browser and also can automatically upload all the registered records to any remote cloud server, allowing to easily remotely receive all detailed reports from the petrol stations, petroleum depots and fuel delivery trucks.

Its dimensions are extremely small with a size of a credit card, which makes its suitable for installation inside any third-party hardware.

Introduction #

General application #

PTS-2 forecourt controller general scheme
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Using the PTS-2 forecourt controller fuel management systems (POS system, OPT, mobile application, remote server) can provide control over any of the fuel dispensers and monitoring over tanks, control price boards and RFID readers on the forecourt in a common single way and should not matter what are the brands of the equipment installed because the PTS-2 controller undertakes all communication with equipment using its native communication protocols and takes into account all the peculiarities.

This completely simplifies work for a developer of control system: by having implemented communication protocol of the PTS-2 controller you gain ability to provide control over any of dispensers, ATG systems and probes, price boards and readers supported by PTS-2 controller in a common way, so the time required for development of the POS system, cash register, payment terminal or mobile applications is significantly reduced.

Connection to fuel dispensers #

PTS-2 controller allows to control over up to 50 different fueling places same time, at this connected dispensers can be of 4 various brands, which use different communication protocols.


Pumps (fuel dispensers) connection schemeClick on image to enlarge

Following actions can be performed with fuel dispensers regardless the brand of the dispenser used:

  • get dispenser status
  • start fueling process
  • stop fueling process
  • suspend fueling process
  • resume fueling process
  • set/get nozzles’ prices
  • get nozzles’ total counters
  • get filling information during dispensing process (volume, amount, price)
  • get transaction information after dispensing process (volume, amount, price)
  • calculation of product temperature-compensated volume in case if there is ATG system or probe installed in tank
  • all pumps’ sales data can be recorded in PTS-2 controller for reporting through a web-browser and additionally uploaded to a remote server for processing and analysis.

The PTS-2 controller supports over 130 different brands of fuel dispensers and register meters, here is a list of supported pumps and meters communication protocols.

Connection to ATG systems and probes #

PTS-2 controller allows to monitor same time up to 50 tanks, equipped with probes or ATG systems, at this connection of 3 different brands of probes or ATG systems using different communication protocols is possible same time.


ATG systems (probes, gauges) connection schemeClick on image to enlarge

Following features are present for any tank regardless of the ATG system or probe used:

  • informing probes’ measurements data: product level, water level, temperature, product volume, water volume, product temperature-compensated volume, tank ullage, product density, product mass
  • In case if the probes do not provide volume measurements – then PTS-2 controller can provide calculation of product volume based on tank calibration chart and product level, measured by probe
  • automatic calculation of product temperature-compensated volume in tank
  • automatic track of tank alarms: probe failures, high and low product levels, high water level
  • automatic detection of product in-tank deliveries received, it can be done even during pumps fueling process
  • automatic calculation of product mass
  • at communication to ATG consoles PTS-2 controller can be used for sending fuel dispensers sales data to consoles in order to make console provide tanks reconciliation reports and automatic tanks calibration
  • all tanks’ measurements data can be recorded in PTS-2 controller for reporting through a web-browser and additionally uploaded to a remote server for processing and analysis

The PTS-2 controller supports over 50 different brands of ATG systems and tank probes , here is a list of supported probes and ATG systems communication protocols.

Connection to price boards #

PTS-2 controller allows to control same time up to 5 price boards each having up to 10 price displays, at this connection of 3 different brands of price-boards using different communication protocols is possible same time.


PTS-2 controller to price boards connection schemeClick on image to enlarge

The PTS-2 controller supports different brands of price boards and poles, here is a list of supported price boards communication protocols.

If the controller is connected to a remote server - it allows to update the prices in the controller and on the connected price boards realtime from a remote server.

Connection to readers #

PTS-2 controller allows to read the RFID identifiers (cards, tags, wrist straps, etc.) same time from up to 51 readers. The readers can be used as standalone, so as can be linked to pumps programmatically and mounted to pumps (example of the RFID tag to be used on the pump).


PTS-2 controller to readers connection schemeClick on image to enlarge

PTS-2 controller provides leading a list of tags for customers and fuel attendants, which allows to verify the customer or fuel attendant before the filling to avoid unauthorized fillings.

In the end of the filling the PTS-2 controller saves information on the performed transactions together with the read tags to the database allowing to track actions of the customer or fuel attendant and view in reports sales performed by each customer or fuel attendant.

Providing the fuel attendants with RFID tags allows to solve many important tasks including:

  • Fillings can be done only by authorized fuel attendants having valid RFID tags, so it prevents a possibility to fuel by unauthorized users and thus avoid a possibility of stealing the fuel
  • All the filling done by fuel attendants are saved in the PTS-2 controller database, the PTS-2 controller allows to generate reports on sales serviced by each fuel attendant, the management of the petrol station can anytime generate a report on how much cash was received by each fuel attendant during any period
  • No need to manually write down totals from pumps at start and end of the working shifts - now these values are automatically recorded by the PTS-2 controller and are shown in the generated reports
  • No need to fix fuel attendants for certain pumps and fueling places - now any fuel attendant can service any pump filling, the controller provides exact report information on each fuel attendant activity, which allows to save resources
  • Management of petrol station can check activity of the fuel attendants and understand who is more active and who is lazy
  • Any attempt to cheat or steal the fuel by the fuel attendant is automatically registered by the PTS-2 controller and shown in reports

Fuel delivery trucks control and GPS tracking #

PTS-2 controller already supports operation with most popular brands of electronic register meters used on fuel delivery trucks including:

  • Gilbarco Veeder Root EMR3 and EMR4
  • Total Control Systems TCS 3000
  • Liquid Controls LectroCount LCR II, LCR 600, LCR iQ
  • Satam Equalis
  • IPT
  • Yokogawa Rotomass
  • other brands

PTS-2 controller can be equipped with a GPS module for tracking of fuel tankers’ location:

  • tracking of the present location
  • tracking of the whole route covered for specified period
  • tracking of the fuel level in tanks while the fuel tanker was moving on route
  • tracking of places, where fuel level in tanks was changed (tank should be equipped with the probe)
  • tracking of places, in which fuel was dispensed through the flowmeter

Having this information, it is possible to know present location of the fuel tanker on the route and the, most important, to know possible frauds done with fuel while the tanker is on the route because PTS-2 controller records GPS places if any change of fuel level in tank is done, PTS-2 controller automatically sends this data to a remote server for processing and analysis.


ATG systems (probes, gauges) connection schemeClick on image to enlarge

At this, PTS-2 controller automatically accounts all the dispensing performed, with saving to local database and upload to a central server. Additionally, PTS-2 controller can automatically calculate temperature-compensated volume of dispensed fuel if such option is not provided by the meter used.

If the fuel truck has tanks equipped with ATG system – then PTS-2 controller will automatically detect dispensings made from tanks and deliveries made to tanks with saving to local database and upload to a central server.

It is possible to evaluate fuel frauds or leakages done while the tanker is on the route as PTS-2 controller records GPS coordinates and controls any change with fuel levels in tank. Based on these records you can define exact location, where fuel removals or receptions happened without allowed registration.

Communication to a remote server #

Being installed on petrol stations without static IP-addresses or in the mobile fuel delivery truck sometimes there is a task to communicate to a remote server to gather information for reporting, to receive some updates in configuration or even for remote control from a server. For such tasks the PTS-2 controller can itself establish connection to a remote server by its IP-address.

PTS-2 controller is able to constantly communicate with remote server without a need to have a static IP-address for upload of data to the remote server online for reporting and analysis. PTS-2 controller can connect to a remote server itself and upload all the data in JSON format, which is convenient for processing, so any third-party servers can easily implement support of PTS-2 controller to work with its data. Data can be uploaded with modern means of security (TLS cryptographic protocol), which makes it possible to use PTS-2 controller in applications, which require a high level of security and IoT applications.

Also, PTS-2 controller can establish constant connection to a remote server using the WebSockets protocol (according to RFC 6455) with a purpose to allow the server to execute any requests it needs like setting/getting configuration, provision of control over pumps and tanks, getting reports, etc. This application is important when a remote server should completely control PTS-2 controller.

In both cases the PTS-2 controller connects to a remote server as a client, so there is no need to have any static IP-address on the place of PTS-2 controller installation.


PTS-2 controller communication with remote serverClick on image to enlarge

The PTS-2 controller allows to upload the following information to a remote server:

  1. Information on each performed pump transaction:
    • pump sale start date and time
    • pump sale end date and time
    • pump number
    • nozzle number
    • fuel grade ID
    • transaction number
    • pump price
    • dispensed volume
    • dispensed temperature-compensated volume (volume converted to 15 degrees Celsius)
    • dispensed money amount
    • value of volume counter in pump on the transaction end
    • value of money amount totalizer counter in pump on the transaction end
    • value of customer or fuel attendant tag applied for the transaction (the fuel attendant ID card to authorize the pump or the customer's discount/loyalty card)
    • ID of a management system authorizing a pump (local POS system or OPT)

    Having this data the remote server is able to:

    • generate reports with all details on each pump sales done
    • calculate the flow speed of each pump nozzle
    • check if there were stealings of fuel done through authorized sales without the controller control (by the pump totalizers counters, which are non-erasable and non-resettable and are incremented regardless the transaction is done in manual mode or automatically, so in case if the totalizers counters were incremented more than a sale done - then someone was doing a filling when a pump is in manual mode, which might be a theft)
    • decide which pump is more attractive and more productive
    • others
  2. Information on each registered tank measurement (the PTS-2 controller uploads the tank measurements data to a remote server each time it detects a change in the product height):
    • date and time of measurement
    • tank number
    • probe error
    • alarms present (products height low or high, water height high)
    • product height value
    • water height value
    • product temperature value
    • product volume value
    • water volume value
    • tank ullage volume value
    • product temperature-compensated volume value
    • product density value
    • product mass value

    Having this data the remote server is able to:

    • have online data for each tank
    • have statistics for each tank usage with a possibility to make forecasting for future needs
    • if combined with data on pumps sales from the tank the remote server is able to generate reports on reconciliation meaning to see how much fuel has to be stored in the tank on some moment and how much is actually stored there and thus to understand if there is a possible leakage or thefts from the tank.
    • others
  3. Information on each registered in-tank delivery (the PTS-2 controller itself monitors tanks for in-tank deliveries, saves them to database and uploads to a server):
    • date and time of in-tank delivery start
    • date and time of in-tank delivery end
    • tank number
    • product height value on in-tank delivery start
    • product height value on in-tank delivery end
    • water height value on in-tank delivery start
    • water height value on in-tank delivery end
    • product temperature value on in-tank delivery start
    • product temperature value on in-tank delivery end
    • product volume value on in-tank delivery start
    • product volume value on in-tank delivery end
    • product temperature-compensated volume value on in-tank delivery start
    • product temperature-compensated volume value on in-tank delivery end
    • product density value on in-tank delivery start
    • product density value on in-tank delivery end
    • product mass value on in-tank delivery start
    • product mass value on in-tank delivery end

    Having this data the remote server is able to understand how much fuel was received in each tank.

  4. Found errors and alarms:
    • detected pumps offline status
    • detected pumps errors
    • detected probes offline status
    • detected probes errors
    • detected probes alerts (critical high product height, high product height, low product height, critical low product height, high water height)
    • detected tanks leakages
    • detected tanks probes floats stuck
    • detected price-boards offline status
    • detected price-boards errors
    • detected readers offline status
    • detected readers errors
    • operation time of the controller
    • detected absence of power supply
    • low battery voltage
    • high CPU temperature
    • others

    Having this data the remote server can instantly alarm technical personnel about the found problems to quickly solve them and thus keep the petrol stations work stable and safe.

  5. GPS tracking records (in case if the PTS-2 controller is installed inside a fuel delivery truck):
    • date and time of GPS record
    • fuel track latitude value with North/South indicator
    • fuel track longitude value with East/West indicator
    • fuel track speed over ground
    • fuel track course over ground

    Having this data the remote server can display location of the fuel track on the map with indication what is its speed and height over ground. Also, it can know in which places the fuel delivery truck made fillings and also product level changes in tank were detected (as a mean to define possible stealings of fuel along the fuel delivery truck movement).

  6. Online realtime status of each pump (meter), tank probe, GPS receiver, alerts and the PTS-2 controller: having this information the remote server is able to know everything happening realtime on the sight. Data is sent each second or faster, the server software can use its own algorithms for calculation of various indicators as it was connected to the forecourt equipment itself locally.
  7. PTS-2 controller configuration: the remote server is able to remotely receive configuration from the PTS-2 controller and also to update the configuration in the PTS-2 controller. As an example the remote server having sent the fuel grades prices update request to the PTS-2 controllers will automatically update of prices on the pumps and in the price boards on the whole network of petrol stations.

Automatic operation #

This feature allows PTS-2 controller to work standalone on the station without any additional control system, providing control over pumps and tanks, saving all data to the database and uploading to a remote server automatically. This feature allows to have completely automatic installations with minimal hardware used on the sight. PTS-2 controller guarantees stable application during a long period.


PTS-2 controller automatic operationClick on image to enlarge

At this PTS-2 controller automatically authorizes pumps and stores all sales to database. Also, PTS-2 controller tracks all changes of product measurements inside tanks with storing of all changes in database and automatic registration of in-tank deliveries and discharges from tanks.

Fuel attendants are equipped with RFID tags used for authorization of fuel dispensers, which allows to avoid unauthorized fillings and to track of which pump sales are done by which fuel attendant.

All database records are automatically uploaded to remote server for subsequent analysis: reconciliation, automatic tanks calibration, detection of leakages and thefts.

PTS-2 controller can be used as IoT device for communication with dispensers and ATG probes, collecting and storing data and uploading to a remote server using encrypted communication.

Integration with payment systems #

PTS-2 controller has rich API for developers and can be easily integrated with payment software systems, retail POS systems and ERP software. PTS-2 controller pushes information on each performed transaction to remote server, so server can get all data on sales immediately from PTS-2 controller.

PTS-2 controller payment server authorization
PTS-2 controller mobile payment application Mobile payment application for petrol station

Integration with bank payment terminals #

PTS-2 controller can be used together with bank payment terminals mounted inside the pumps or handheld terminals brought by the fuel attendants.

The payment terminal application is to process the customer’s bank card and give a command to the PTS-2 controller for starting a filling with required order limit, the PTS-2 controller is to perform the filling and stop on the ordered dose with informing the payment terminal on the performed transaction details, payment terminal is to withdraw the cost of fuel dispensed from the customer’s account and to print a customer’s receipt.

PTS-2 controller integration with bank payment terminals

Conversion between pumps protocols #

PTS-2 controller can work as a protocols converter converting between fuel dispensers’ communication protocols and also between ATG systems’ and probes’ communication protocols.


Conversion between pumps protocolsClick on image to enlarge

In case if the POS system already knows some open communication protocol of dispensers then it can use PTS-2 controller for its conversion to any other pump protocols without any additional integration. At this control over pumps can be done in parallel from control systems connected through pump port and PC port, PTS-2 controller internally tracks which control system locks control over dispensers.

Conversion between probes communication protocols #

PTS-2 controller can work as a protocols converter converting between fuel dispensers’ communication protocols and also between ATG systems’ and probes’ communication protocols.


Conversion between ATG consoles protocolsClick on image to enlarge

In case if the POS system already knows some open communication protocols of ATG consoles then it can use PTS-2 controller for its conversion to any other ATG console or probe protocols without any additional integration.

Monitoring over petrol station activity and alerts #

In case if there is an existing POS system already installed on the station – then the PTS-2 controller allows to monitor operation of the fuel dispensers, tanks and price-boards (and optionally to control the sales when required).

Monitoring over petrol station activity and alertsClick on image to enlarge

PTS-2 controller can be installed on already automated petrol stations in between the POS/controllers and dispensers, probes, price boards. The PTS-2 controller will pass through all communication with saving of all important events to its database with automatic upload to a remote server:

  • performed pump transactions
  • changes of fuel measurements in tanks
  • in-tank deliveries
  • alerts/problems/warnings
  • realtime status of all connected equipment

All this data is automatically collected and uploaded to a remote server for reporting and analysis. Remote server also can provide control over all the forecourt equipment through the PTS-2 controller.

Fuel dispensers sales data for ATG consoles for tanks reconciliation and autocalibration #

Possibilities of the PTS-2 controller allow to apply it in various ways for provision of control over forecourt equipment at petrol stations and allow its easy integration with existing POS systems and OPT terminals at petrol stations.

One of the applications is listening of communication exchange between POS system and dispensers and sending of dispensers’ transactions to the ATG console for provision of tanks reconciliation and automatic calibration. Most of the petrol stations with installed ATG consoles do not have this option due to POS system can not provide sending of dispensers’ transactions to the console. Installation of the PTS-2 controller between POS system and dispensers solves this problem and without any additional integration from the side of POS system.

Additionally, it is possible to apply PTS-2 controller inside the casing of the ATG console. At this a scheme of connection specified on the above image is saved, but at some extra development of the console GUI it is possible to make a completely new function of the console – provision of monitoring and control over dispensers from the console in parallel with POS system. As a result, the console becomes a common system of control, monitoring and account providing:

  • connection of console to any POS system, OPT terminal for provision of control over dispensers
  • possibility to connect various brands of probes, which communication protocols are not supported by the console
  • transmission from PTS-2 controller to console data on sales transaction of dispensers for formation of reconciliation reports and automatic tanks calibration
  • additional possibility to monitor and control fuel dispenser operation from the console display in parallel to POS system already installed at petrol station (needs update of console software)

Fuel dispensers sales data for ATG consoles for tanks reconciliation and autocalibrationClick on image to enlarge

Features and benefits #

  • Credit card size for easy installation in any hardware
  • Supports more than 120 brands of dispensers
  • Supports more than 45 brands of ATG systems and probes
  • Supports simultaneous operation with 50 dispensers and with 50 tanks
  • Supports simultaneous operation with 50 pump readers
  • Supports simultaneous operation with 5 price boards
  • SSL/TLS layers for secured communication as a web-server and as a web-client
  • Built-in web-server for monitoring, configuration, reporting and control
  • Leading of customers and fuel attendants tags for elimination of unauthorized sales and provision of detailed reporting
  • Communication interfaces with control systems: RS-232, RS-485 and Ethernet
  • Rich set of interface converters
  • Able to work automatically standalone without POS (saving of data to local database for reporting), can be controlled by POS or can work in parallel with existing POS
  • Automatic communication to a remote server for data upload (HTTP requests and communication using WebSockets)
  • Conversion between pumps protocols and between ATG probes protocols
  • .NET Core API library and an open-source application compatible with various operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS) with different processor architectures
  • Cost effective

Technical characteristics #

PARAMETER VALUE
Power supply voltage 12 V DC
Current consumption 700 mA max
Temperature range from -40°C to +60°C
Weight 200 g
Overall dimensions 85 x 58 x 30 mm

Supported pumps and meters communication protocols #


Need more protocols?

We are constantly expanding a list of supported communication protocols and forecourt equipment.
Please contact us if you are interested in other pumps or probes brands, communication protocols or control equipment not listed here.

Supported probes and ATG systems communication protocols #


Need more protocols?

We are constantly expanding a list of supported communication protocols and forecourt equipment.
Please contact us if you are interested in other pumps or probes brands, communication protocols or control equipment not listed here.

Supported price boards communication protocols #


Need more protocols?

We are constantly expanding a list of supported communication protocols and forecourt equipment.
Please contact us if you are interested in other pumps or probes brands, communication protocols or control equipment not listed here.

Supported readers communication protocols #


Need more protocols?

We are constantly expanding a list of supported communication protocols and forecourt equipment.
Please contact us if you are interested in other pumps or probes brands, communication protocols or control equipment not listed here.

Web server #

PTS-2 controller pumps control (widgets)
 
PTS-2 controller pumps control (table)

PTS-2 controller tanks monitoring
 
PTS-2 controller tanks reporting

PTS-2 controller logging of port communication
 
PTS-2 controller self-diagnostics
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PTS-2 controller has a built-in web-server, which allows to communicate with it as locally, so as remotely using HTTP or HTTPS protocols.

Web-server allows to make full control of PTS-2 controller including control over pumps, monitoring over tanks, reporting, configuration, diagnostics, firmware update, others. A web-server has a responsive modern graphical user interface, so computers, tablets, mobile devices or any other devices with a web browser can connect to PTS-2 controller and display its web server pages in a convenient way.

Communication with the web-server is done using HTTP POST requests with data formatted in JSON format, so implementation of this protocol should be easy for any third-party system.

Web-server has adoptive interface and was developed to suit to various types of mobile devices: PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones.

PTS-2 controller automatic operationClick on image to enlarge

Configuration of PTS-2 controller video #

Functionality #

  • Supports over 85 communication protocols of fuel dispensers and ATG systems. List of supported communication protocols is constantly growing. Single firmware of PTS-2 controller contains all available communication protocols for fuel dispensers and ATG systems.
  • Control up to 50 fuel dispenser sides (fueling places): PTS-2 controller has 4 independent pump ports, each of them can be configured to its own communication protocol and baud rate, thus PTS-2 controller provides communication with connected dispensers simultaneously using up to 4 various communication protocols.
  • Control up to 50 ATG probes (gauges): PTS-2 controller has 3 independent probe ports, each of them can be configured to its own communication protocol and baud rate, thus PTS-2 controller provides communication with connected probes simultaneously using up to 3 various communication protocols.
  • Control up to 5 price boards: each price board can have up to 10 price displays.
  • Control up to 50 pump readers: readers can be assigned to specific pump sides or can be configured to serve any pump side.
  • Support of customers and fuel attendants tags, which can be used for verification of the customer or fuel attendant before the dispensing by pump and also for leading account of al the sales performed by the customer or fuel attendant with generation of detailed and summary reports.
  • Unified approach to management over any forecourt equipment: using PTS-2 controller control over any supported fuel dispenser or ATG system is done in exactly the same way by the management system (POS system, cash register, OPT terminal, server or mobile application, etc). PTS-2 controller has a single common communication protocol. Thus having once implemented the protocol into the management system (or its API) the management system will be able to provide control over any of the supported fuel dispensers and ATG systems in exactly the same way.
  • Automatic mode of operation: PTS-2 controller automatically authorizes dispensers and saves all pumps sales and tanks measurements to SD flash disk with a possibility of reports generation.
  • Automatic calculation of product volume in tank based on tank's calibration chart.
  • Automatic calculation of product temperature-compensated volume in tank and in pump sales based on product temperature-expansion coefficient.
  • Automatic detection of product deliveries in tank.
  • Automatic detection of equipment alerts, errors and problems.
  • Automatic data upload to remote server: uploading pumps sales, tanks measurements, in-tank deliveries, alerts and GPS records, real-time status of connected equipment to a remote server for reporting and analysis.
  • Constant communication with remote server: communication is done using WebSockets protocol (according to RFC 6455 specification), allowing the remote server to get and set configuration, online monitor activity of pumps and tanks, generate reports and others.
  • Conversion between pumps protocols: in case if POS system already knows communication protocols of dispensers - then it can use PTS-2 controller for its conversion to any other pump protocols.
  • Conversion between ATG consoles protocols: in case if POS system already knows communication protocols of ATG consoles - then it can use PTS-2 controller for its conversion to any other ATG console or probe protocols.
  • Real-time control over fuel dispensers and ATG systems. PTS-2 controller provides a hardware solution for stable and reliable operation of forecourt equipment.
  • Possibility to provide control over same fuel dispensers from several POS systems: several control systems can connect to single PTS-2 controllers using Ethernet interface.
  • Installation on existing petrol stations without any integration with POS systems: PTS-2 controller can be installed between existing POS systems and dispensers and ATG systems and provide monitoring, control and reporting.
  • Rich set of interface converters for connection to fuel dispensers: PTS-2 controller can connect to dispensers with almost all types of electrical interfaces.
  • Built-in web-server for configuration, monitoring, control, reporting, self-diagnostics and firmware update.
  • Logging of operation: in order to remove problematic situations of PTS-2 controller communication with any forecourt equipment logging of communication exchange without interrupting PTS-2 controller operation is available, which allows quick search and elimination of any found problems.
  • Self-diagnostics of operation: easy and quick built-in diagnostics of PTS-2 controller operation: CPU, memory, Ethernet, RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces, DIP-switches, SD flash disk.
  • Constant software updates: PTS-2 controller firmware is constantly being improved, new protocols are being added and latest updates are always available for download to all customers.
  • Easy firmware updating: all new firmware updates are available for download to all existing customers. Firmware update process takes about 1 minute.
  • Support by developers for developers: support for all customers on any standing issues.
  • Credit-card size: suits to any dimensions for installation inside master systems.
  • Support more than 120 brands of fuel dispensers from various manufacturers: 2A, Actronic, Adast (Adamov Systems), Ag Walker, Agira, Angi International, Ariel, Aspro, Assytech, Astron, Azt, Baransay, Batchen, Bennett, Blue Sky, Censtar, CFT Clean Fuel, Compac, Coptron, Coritec, Datian Machines, Dem G. Spyrides, Develco, Dong Hwa Prime, Durulsan, Eaglestar, Emgaz Dragon, Epco, Esiwelma, Europump, Falcon LPG, Fornovo Gas, Fuelquip, Fuelsis, Galileo, Gaslin, Gerkon, Gilbarco, Greenfield, Hitachi, Hong Yang, IMW, Intermech, Kalvacha, Kievniigaz, Korea Ene, KPG-2, Kraus, Kwangshin, Lanfeng, LG Ene, Logitron, Maser, Meksan / Wayne SU86, Mekser, Mepsan, Midco, MM Petro (Zap), Motogaz, MS GAs, Nara, Nuova Migas, Nuovo Pignone, PEC (Gallagher Fuel Systems), Petposan, Petroequip, Petromeccanica, Petrotec, Prowalco, Pump Control, Real-Tech, RIX, Safe, Salzkotten, Sanki, Sea Bird, Shelf, Scheidt & Bachmann, Shibata, Slavutich, Somo Petro, Star, Tatsuno (Japan), Tatsuno Europe (former Benc), Tekser, Tokheim, Tokheim India, Tokico, Tominaga, Topaz, Transponder, Ucar Elektric, Unicon-TIT, Vanzetti, Wayne Dresser, Wayne Pignone, Yenen, Zcheng Genuine Machines and others.
  • Support more than 45 types of automatic tank gauge (ATG) systems of various manufactures: Accu, Alisonic, Assytech, Bluesky, Dut-E, Eaglestar, Ebw, Enraf, Fafnir, Franklin Fueling, Gamicos, Gilbarco Veeder Root, Hectronic, Hong Yang, Humanentec, Incon, Labko, Mts Atg Sensors, North Falcon, Omnicomm, Omntec, Opw, Qingdao Guihe, Start Italiana, Struna, Uniprobe, Vega, Windbell and others.

PTS-2 controller SDK (Software Development Kit) #

PTS-2 controller SDK (Software Development Kit) is intended for developers of POS management software for petrol stations that want to control fuel dispensers and ATG systems from their software.

PTS-2 controller software development kit

PTS-2 controller SDK includes:

Hardware:

  1. PTS-2 forecourt controller: 1 pcs
  2. Interface converter RS485-4: 1 pcs
  3. Cabling

Software:

  1. Software simulators of prevalent fuel dispensers
  2. Software simulators of ATG systems (probes)
  3. API for developers in various programming languages
PTS-2 controller Software Development Kit structure Click on the scheme to enlarge

PTS-2 controller SDK is required and designed for software developers for:

  1. Study operation with the PTS-2 controller.
  2. Implement the PTS-2 controller into own developed POS system or software application for control over fuel dispensers and ATG level measurement systems for petrol stations.
  3. Debug own software application to correctly provide control over various popular fuel dispensers locally (on the workplace) without a necessity to go to the petrol station and connect to real fuel dispensers and ATG probes using supplied with PTS-2 controller SDK fuel dispensers and ATG probes software simulators.

Software simulators

PTS-2 controller pumps software simulatorPumps software simulator
 
PTS-2 controller probes software simulatorProbes software simulator
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.NET Core API and open-source application

PTS-2 controller SDK includes .NET Core API library and an open-source application compatible with various operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS) with different processor architectures.

PTS-2 controller .NET Core API

Order information #

PTS-2 PCB board with terminal blocksPTS-2 PCB board with terminal blocks
Order code: PTS2-PCB-001
 
PTS-2 controller boxPTS-2 controller box
Order code: PTS2-BOX-001
 
PTS-2 Software Development KitPTS-2 Software Development Kit (SDK)
Order code: PTS2-SDK-001

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