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TCH, LLC and Zonar Systems Develop Z-Con


 

New Fuel Purchase Authorization Technology


Ogden, UT and Seattle, WA – October 18, 2010 – TCH, LLC and Zonar will begin offering Z-Con to fueling locations and trucking companies across the U.S. and Canada. This new technology authorizes fuel pump transactions with security checks and multiple validations previously unavailable in the market.

Z-Con will be installed at participating truck stops throughout the U.S. and Canada. Companies will have each of their trucks outfitted with a Zonar telematics device. A series of sensors, radios and computers have been designed to consistently and accurately identify a truck when it enters and exits a diesel fuel lane. This new technology will help customers eliminate diesel fuel theft at the pump, improve information accuracy, and increase reporting back to the carrier; while eliminating the potential for human error and making the fueling process as a whole more efficient for both the driver and the truck stop.

As a vehicle approaches a Z-Con equipped fueling island, an ultrasonic sensor detects the presence of the truck activating the radio in the fuel canopy and an infrared transmitter. Once the infrared transmitter and the receiver in the truck are aligned, an LED on the windshield of the truck indicates to the driver authorization is in progress. After the VIN has been validated, the LED indicates that the driver is authorized to begin fueling. This entire, secure process takes seconds to complete.

Z-Con eliminates the need for drivers to swipe a fuel card or enter data to initialize a transaction -- removing the possibility of inaccurate information and guaranteeing proper authorization and secure fueling. Z-Con also terminates fueling when the vehicle leaves the pump area, ensuring that only the correct truck is fueled.

To view a brief video overview of Z-Con, visit: http://www.zonarsystems.com/zsupport/TCHZ-CON.mp4

About TCH, LLC

Established in 1998 and headquartered in Ogden, Utah, TCH offers payment cards that support various transportation and financial needs. TCH payment products are universally accepted at over 7,500 locations in the United States and Canada. TCH’s portfolio includes: TCH Fleet Fuel Card, TCH Express, FP Solutions, SFJ Express, TCH Fleet MasterCard®, TCH SmartPay, and TCH Checks and MoneyCodes. Backed by experts in the trucking industry, TCH maintains cutting edge technology in money transfer and data processing. For more information, go to www.tch.com

About Zonar Systems

Zonar Systems provides electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations solutions to a full range of public and private fleets. Zonar’s unique Inspect, Track, Know approach enables fleets to realize unprecedented gains in operational efficiencies, cost savings and environmental impact. To get real Ground Traffic ControlTM visit www.zonarsystems.com

Contacts:

Cathy C. Johns
Marketing Manager
TCH, LLC
cathy.johns@tch.com
(801) 624-1740

Chris Oliver
VP of Marketing
Zonar Systems
chris.oliver@zonarsystems.com
(206) 878-2459

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