|By Marketwired .||
|August 18, 2014 08:31 AM EDT||
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA and ROSH PINA, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 -- OTI PetroSmart, a global Value Added Reseller of petroleum payment solutions and products and a wholly-owned subsidiary of On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti) (NASDAQ: OTIV), has been awarded multiple local government tenders in South Africa.
OTI PetroSmart will deploy its EasyFuel Plus contactless solution to facilitate automated refueling at various local government "home base" sites in South Africa. Mobile bowsers (fuel trucks) will also be equipped to facilitate the automated refuelling of other fleet items, such as plant equipment. The initial contract is valued at $500,000, which includes hardware and on-going monthly revenues for site monitoring, fuel management reporting, account management, and bureau services.
"We are seeing a notable increase in the number of tenders being issued for Automated Vehicle Identification solutions," said Charlotte Hambly-Nuss, managing director of OTI PetroSmart. "AVI is rapidly becoming a benchmark in the B2B market, where the cost of fuel represents a significant portion of the overall operating costs for customers.
"While tenders have also been issued by major petroleum retailers in various markets, the decision making process is typically significantly longer as the deployment of an AVI solution is tied in to broader objectives from a forecourt automation and retail site architecture perspective."
As a result of high levels of fraud, local governments in South Africa face a major challenge managing fuel consumption at their home base sites. oti's EasyFuel Plus fuel management system allows local government entities to address fuel fraud and meet savings targets by automating the payment process and gathering of data for fuel management purposes.
About EasyFuel Plus
In EasyFuel Plus's most basic configuration, wireless readers installed in a gas station and contactless readers installed on the nozzle access information stored on a vehicle mounted tag or alternatively on a passive contactless tag mounted around the fuel inlet. This information is required to approve any fuel transaction and should the information not prove valid, refuelling is denied.
The validity of the method of payment can be verified offline or online. Due to the flexibility and security of the oti technology platform, a wide range of business rules such as the fuel grade, tank capacity and velocity checks can be managed offline.
OTI PetroSmart's ability to support pre-payment on its devices, including vehicle tags (without the reliance on back-end systems) further serves to differentiate its product offering. For further information about EasyFuel Plus, visit www.otipetrosmart.com.
On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti) is a leader in contactless and NFC applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. oti's field-proven innovations have been deployed around the world to address NFC and other cashless payment solutions, petroleum payment and management, cashless parking fee collection systems and mass transit ticketing. oti markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances. For more information, visit www.otiglobal.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on oti's current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of oti could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in oti's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by law, oti disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.
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