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Syntech Systems Inc.

Information Module (AIM), which is
installed in the vehicle and connected to the onboard diagnostics port,
utilizes RFID technology. When a vehicle with an AIM installed approaches a FuelMaster managed pump, it
communicates to that pump's FMU
via radio-frequency identification
(RIFD). The module identifies the
vehicle, authenticates the asset and
then authorizes the type of fuel needed as the AIM device transmits other
data - including the car's mileage, diagnostic trouble codes, engine hours,
fuel economy and battery voltage.
This data, collected by the FMU, is accessible by a software platform developed by Syntech and available to fuel
managers, fleet managers, logistics
professionals and safety directors.
"There was a time when our clients'
greatest concern was just controlling
costs at the pump, and there was a
need for that, especially a few years
ago when gas prices were rising continuously," Phillips says. "Now, given
our vast footprint and the customer's
desire for additional stakeholder data,
we are providing more comprehensive reports to our users.
"Today, we can govern the fuel and
help manage the vehicle asset. We
can also gather information about the
driver's behavior, reducing risk and

South

fuelmaster users include the
u.s. department of homeland
security's customs and border
protection fleet.

liability," he adds. Accurate mileage
data is critical to the fleet's maintenance staff, which schedules service
based on that information. The Titanium AIM module reports the actual
dash odometer reading without input
from the driver.
Syntech became the leader in fuel
management products by exceeding
its customers' expectations for nearly three decades. "Our manufacturing processes and procedures have
been developed through the years by
integrating technology, eliminating
waste, having appropriate inventory, certifying suppliers and treating

them like partners, and managing
quality through every step of manufacturing," Director of Manufacturing Wendy Poole says. "We assemble
and test using the most efficient tools
and equipment. Our personnel takes
complete ownership of their duties
and we enjoy the responsibility of being world-class."

Support Systems
Syntech's operations include engineering design, systems integration,
independent research and development and manufacturing. "One of
the most significant advantages of

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