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Dresser Wayne® Ovation® Fuel Dispenser Meets NACS Recommendations for Future ADA Compliance
AUSTIN, Texas (July 20, 2010) – Dresser Wayne (www.DresserWayne.com), a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, continues to help fuel retailers stay ahead of industry regulations with the Ovation fuel dispenser. It is currently the only dispenser that meets the National Association of Convenience Stores’ (NACS) reach‐range recommendations, targeted to comply with upcoming revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The revised ADA regulations are expected to go into effect this month, coinciding with the commemoration of the ADA’s 20th anniversary.
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. Among other things, the Act requires convenience stores and self‐serve gas stations to provide equal access to their customers with disabilities. To help fuel retailers comply with these regulations, including new ADA design standards, NACS has advised members planning new construction projects to install fuel dispensers with a 48‐inch reach range.
Dresser Wayne has engineered the Ovation fuel dispenser to comply with the new ADA design standards. It features user controls placed at a maximum height of 42‐inches, which results in a 48‐inch reach range when mounted on a six‐inch curb, for wheelchair‐ accessible customer interaction.
“Fuel retailers have a lot to think about in making and keeping their businesses compliant with the ADA and accessible to their disabled customers,” says Mike Simmons, director of Dresser Wayne’s dispenser product management. “We can help them by staying ahead of the curve and designing and building dispensers that address the changing regulatory landscape.”
In that regard, Dresser Wayne has designed the Ovation fuel dispenser to comply with rigorous International Building Code (IBC) standards for performance, safety, and accessibility; and, to be ready for the future of payment‐security as well. The Ovation fuel dispenser includes the future‐proof iX™ Technology platform, which supports iX Pay secure payment; an upgradeable payment terminal equipped to meet future regulations for the protection of customers’ financial data. Retailers can benefit not only from these compliance solutions, but also from the iX Media in‐dispenser digital video display, which provides enhanced merchandising capabilities to help them stay competitive in today’s marketplace.
About Wayne Fueling Systems
Wayne Fueling Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment terminals, forecourt control devices, point-of-sale and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry. Wayne has been at the forefront of innovation since it was founded in 1891 and is responsible for many of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed fuel retailing. Through a global network of distributors and service partners, Wayne products are sold and supported in over 140 countries around the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wayne also has major design and assembly operations in Sweden, Brazil and China. www.wayne.com
7/20/2010 8:00:00 AM