Eclipse Gasoline Dispenser
Winner: 2000 IDEA Gold in Business & Industrial Products
Designers: Herbst LaZar Bell, Inc.
Client: Marconi Commerce Systems
Research into the frustrations of filling up fueled the innovations of this sleek, connected gasoline pump. The Eclipse makes the most of the consumer's time with an Internet-access interface offering everything from fast-food orders to road directions. A patented Far Side Fill Hose Extension positions the hose to allow fill-up no matter where the tank or how large the vehicle. Easy to clean and hard to break, its modular structure reduces user cost.
"In today's age of speed and demand for high utility, the Eclipse Gasoline dispenser redresses the notion of how we spend the 4-6 minutes of refueling our vehicles. As well as finally addressing American with Disabilities Act compliance, the Eclipse allows customers to check e-mail, locate that restaurant down the street, all while not having to reorient your vehicle due to short hose lengths. This industrial design solution attractively entertains the spectrum of utility in a simple refueling station." -Henry Kim, IDSA, Hill-Rom
Contact: Charles Keane, IDSA,
Herbst LaZar Bell, Inc.,