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New additions to Apollo products announced

New generation of Apollo oil tank alarms announced by Dunraven Systems Dunraven Systems has announced significant new additions to the Apollo range of storage tank monitoring and telemetry equipment. GRPS and broadband technology options have been integrated into the existing remote tank monitoring system, Apollo RMS. Used by an ever-increasing number of fuel distributors throughout theUKandIreland, Apollo RMS allows distributors to remotely monitor customers’ tanks, which is proven to assist in reducing fuel delivery costs. “The introduction of GPRS and broadband options makes a great product even better. They provide even greater flexibility to fuel distributors seeking to minimise distribution overheads, whilst increasing bottom line profitability,” explains Dunraven managing director, Gerry Jones. The new GPRS option uses a sensor to monitor the level of fuel inside the tank and relays this information to a modem positioned inside the customer’s home or office. The modem then relays this data to the customer’s preferred fuel distributor at predetermined intervals. Complementing Apollo RMS, is a new generation of oil tank alarms, which will be available from Dunraven before the end of this year. “In response to customer demand, we’ve developed and will shortly be launching a new family of anti-theft alarms. Designed primarily for installation on to heating oil and diesel tanks, the new range will comprise both remotely monitored and stand alone product options, providing consumers and tank installers with a choice – not a compromise,” says Gerry. For more information visit


MabaLIVE celebrates first year of success

Interest in MabaLIVE – Mabanaft’s free online price information and fuel ordering service – has been “impressive” according to the company, with “extremely positive” feedback. After just 12 months, users of the service – launched at last year’s FPS EXPO – have reported that, even in today’s volatile market conditions, it makes the process of purchasing fuel quick and easy.Favourable comments “Regular updates and current prices help our business to make the right purchase at the right time,” says Bryan Inkson of Gleaner. “With prices changing all the time, it is useful to have a constant monitor on what is happening,” adds Robin Exley of Rix Spalding.


Mandatory technology to prevent ‘blind-spot’ deaths?

Collision-avoidance technologies should be made mandatory for all UK trucks and buses by 2015, according to a new report published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME). HGVs make up 5% of the traffic on Britain’s roads, yet cause 20% of all fatal accidents involving cyclists. Making collision avoidance technologies mandatory for all large vehicles to prevent driver ‘blind-spots’, could make the roads safer for millions of cyclists, says the IME. Philippa Oldham, head of transport at the IME, said: “The alarming rise in cyclist deaths on British roads needs to be addressed urgently. Cyclist deaths have risen by 7% in the past year. A number of these deaths could be prevented if technology to prevent driver ‘blind spots’ were made mandatory for all large vehicles. New intelligent transport technologies have the potential to save thousands of lives.” The IME report also looks at several other “intelligent transport systems” which could make travel safer and more efficient. These include a lane guide system which uses lasers or infrared sensors to monitor the vehicle’s lane and alerts the driver if he/she unintentionally begins to wander out of lane; pedestrian protection through sensors in the front bumper area; and a vibrating steering wheel which notifies drivers of possible collisions, lane departures or drowsiness. The full report can be downloaded from: IMechE_Intelligent_Transport_Intelligent_Society.sflb.ashx