Mission Statement: The Device Integration Committee develops and/or adopts standards to facilitate the integration of all devices and applications within a convenience store both on the forecourt and within the store and to offsite systems. The objective is to have all devices in a store connected and communicating with each other as well as the home office.
Device Integration work efforts include updates to the POS to FDC (Forecourt Device Controller) standard, a published Site Asset Data standard, and the development of Car Wash to FDC standard. The Site Asset Data Specification allows various systems in retail convenience and fueling locations to use a standard format to transmit site asset data to an offsite entity for collection, processing, and analysis. The Site Asset Data specification is being enhanced to include UST (underground storage tank) data.
The Car Wash Working Group effort looks to standardize messages between the car wash terminal and FDC for car wash details and transaction reconciliation.
The IoT Working Group's mission is to create an IoT data model standard that can be leveraged for the collection and normalization of data generated by IoT devices & sensors.
The Forecourt Working Group has active projects related to standardizing interfaces between the POS and the dispenser, price pole, and tank level gauge. These standards will be joint with IFSF.
Working groups have formed to develop messaging standards for forecourt device controllers, auto safes, car washes, electronic signs, fueling dispensers and tank gauges. Other working groups will be established to complete the suite of messaging standards for other devices, services, and applications in use today and in the foreseeable future.
Active Working Groups:
Forecourt Working Group
Car Wash Working Group
IoT Working Group
The Committee Chair is Bradford Loewy, NCR.
The Vice Chair is Don Emery, CHS/Cenex.