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    Mach 1 Revs Up Operational Performance

    Retailer incorporates NCR P1530 POS terminals, NCR Pulse mobile app.

    TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. — Mach 1 convenience stores, a division of Meyer Oil Co., incorporated the NCR P1530 POS terminals and RPOS software, as well as the NCR Pulse mobile app at its chain of 17 Marathon-branded locations in Illinois and Indiana.

    NCR Pulse, via dashboards and alerts, offers information on key operational measures, including fuel operations and other key systems to assist in maximizing uptime on those systems. In addition, Pulse monitors employee actions to better manage staffing levels and employee performance.  

    “Being able to use NCR solutions is a huge value-add of being a part of Marathon,” said Alan Meyer, fuel manager for Meyer Oil and Mach 1 stores. “With NCR POS [point-of-sale] solutions and Pulse, we’re able increase our speed of delivery and improve uptime, while closely monitoring our operations even when we’re on the go.”

    The NCR P1530 open platform includes an Intel Atom processor for greater performance; a bright XGA LED color main display with a resistive or surface capacitive touchscreen; lower power consumption; and a reliable, stylish design, according to NCR Corp. The mainstream POS terminal has been engineered and manufactured to provide sustainability, reliability, maximum uptime and a low total cost of ownership.

    “Our innovation around NCR Pulse is bringing convenience store management into a highly flexible and convenient channel,” said Jason Groff, director of NCR Petroleum and Convenience Retail. “Pulse embraces the idea of delivering actionable information in real-time to a user's smartphone, allowing owners and operators to manage their business operations effectively without spending hours in the office.”

    Duluth, Ga.-based NCR Corp. enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business.

    Teutopolis-based Meyer Oil Co. is a branded supplier for BP, Marathon and ConocoPhillips.

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