Mission Statement: To enable a standard messaging interface to the forecourt device controller to provide status updates for devices on the forecourt.
The Forecourt Working Group has released FDC V2.1.2 (XML) Specification, which provides for device control and enables exchange of device status and data through replacing proprietary protocols existing between the Point of Sale (POS) and forecourt devices, allowing a (POS) to use standard messaging to interface to the forecourt device controller. The Working Group is currently working on the next release of the FDC standard. A FDC API (V1.0) is also available.
The Working Group has several open projects:
- A controlling device to dispenser API interface project, which will allow for direct control of the dispenser from any controlling device (e.g., POS).
- A controlling device to price pole API interface project, which will allow for direct control of the price pole from any controlling device (e.g., POS);
- A controlling device to tank level gauge API interface project, which will allow for direct control of the tank level gauge from any controlling device (e.g., POS).
- An updated ot the FDC API to create equivalant functionality with the most recent XML specification.
All Forecourt Working Group projects are global standards in joint release with the International Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF).
This is a joint working group with IFSF.
Working group Co-Chairs are Clerley Silveira, PDI for Conexxus and Laszlo Por, Exxon Mobil for IFSF.