Beta Control s. IFSF technology has several advantages for operators that ensure cost savings and more efficient operation:. IFSF standardization of technological equipment allows the petrol station operator to change the technology supplier at any time, optimizes the costs of operation. Eliminates the need to implement expensive systems for technology control site controller , the malfunctions of which usually cause the operation of the entire petrol station to be suspended parallel operation of POS systems ensures that only the defective device is stopped in the event of malfunction , reduces the costs of service. In addition to electric counters, we produce and supply electronic IFSF protocol converters that allow the control of older types of dispensers using control systems operating in accordance with the IFSF standard.
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In recent years additional standards have been added for Electronic Funds Transfer. Formed in by a group of oil, pump and computer companies including AGIP , BP , Petrofina , Mobil and Texaco , the principle of IFSF is to create standards so that devices from different manufacturers can interoperate without having to redevelop interfaces: .
IFSF forecourt equipment has seen considerable success in Europe and some growth markets like Russia and Eastern Europe , but is relatively rare elsewhere. It has not seen much usage in North America,  although several member companies are based there. Typically most major manufacturers offer an IFSF version of their equipment, though it may not be widely deployed.
Where IFSF is not used, a large variety of proprietary protocols are used. In many deployments, existing site equipment is converted to IFSF operation using a "protocol converter" or PCD, a small computer that accepts IFSF protocol and communicates to the device using its native, proprietary protocol.
The PCD is most commonly fitted inside each dispenser, although it is possible for a single converter to convert many devices. IFSF is more complex but more comprehensive than most proprietary protocols. The IFSF protocol has two independent layers; a device application protocol layer and a communications protocol layer. The application protocol is independent of the underlying communications layer. The communications protocol specification makes the link to the transport layer.
At the communication layer, LonWorks has been predominantly deployed because existing cables and cabling topology can be reused. The IFSF standards define messages sent and received by each type of device. The messages are designed to be expandable by specifying individual fields with types and lengths. The messages are grouped into various "databases" for the logical parts of each device, such as a nozzle at a pump.
Each type of device dispenser, tank level gauge, price sign, carwash, etc. Most devices also define a state machine to control the operation of the device. For example, the Dispenser device has the following states: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Formed in by a group of oil, pump and computer companies including AGIP , BP , Petrofina , Mobil and Texaco , the principle of IFSF is to create standards so that devices from different manufacturers can interoperate without having to redevelop interfaces:  Standards are only available to paid members of the IFSF organisation.
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Why use The Enabler for IFSF?
IFSF is a European standard for communicating with equipment on a forecourt. Enabler supports IFSF pumps , tank gauges and price signs. IFSF is a message protocol, not a complete controller. It defines possible messages and behaviours. But it does not configure or manage the forecourt for you. To make an actual working system, a lot of communication and management code must be created, before IFSF pumps will operate.
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The present invention relates to the anti-view of a kind of IFSF modular converter. Propelling along with petroleum chemical enterprise's informatization; Domestic each major oil companies are all actively pushing forward filling station management system; Be intended to through standard operation flow, conformity of business operation data, realize the real-time, accurate and shared of information, to accelerate speed to respond to the market, to improve enterprise competitiveness. The basic function demand of filling station management system is through unified management and integrated monitoring to Equipment In Oil Service Station, realizes that product oil and convenience store's retail trade such as are advanced, sell, deposit at situation gathers in real time. The gas station is a very complex environment, comprises many different equipment, like fuel charger, oil tank level appearance, price display etc. Equipment In Oil Service Station producer, model are numerous, and all there is own privately owned device protocol and interface in distinct device manufacturer. The diversity of device protocol and interface and the not open difficulty that has increased gas station's level equipment unified management; Cause the integrated efficient of equipment not high; Need could they be integrated in the field control software by the middleware secondary development, waste great amount of manpower and material resources.
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