Microsoft’s Azure is an expanding set of cloud services that let organizations build, test, deploy, secure and manage applications, services and solutions. Through this alliance, Microsoft will help enable DFS’s vision to deliver next generation retail site architecture and solutions that will digitally transform the fueling experience for end customers while delivering retail site operating efficiencies, enhanced consumer experiences and new revenue streams, Dover said.
“We are pleased to partner with Microsoft to utilize Azure to power IoT solutions,” said David Crouse, DFS president. “This planned alliance will advance DFS proficiency to drive technology, innovation and speed for our retail customers throughout the world.”
Microsoft and DFS, a division of Dover that delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, automatic tank gauging and more, says they will collaborate to develop, deploy, promote and support DFS Azure-based solutions, including the Wayne iSense Remote Monitoring and management solution.
The iSense remote solution provides real-time updates of fuel dispenser and other support equipment at a retail fueling forecourt. With iSense remote monitoring, a station owner can stay on top of pricing, maintenance issues, flow rates and much from virtually anywhere, Dover claimed. As an Azure IoT cloud-based solution, it also will integrate with other systems so customers can boost security and scale as needed.
“Microsoft is pleased to partner with DFS, a strategic provider of technology for convenience retailing, to deliver new Azure-based IoT solutions for fuel dispensers,” said Michael Kuptz, Mircosoft’s general manager for America's IoT experience. “New Azure-based, cloud-to-edge IoT solutions from DFS will help fuel retailers and convenience store operators save time and money, while providing consistent and secure experiences for customers.”