Linux gas pump prints Google Maps

In further proof that you can never escape Google or interactive marketing, Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced Google support for its Encore gas pump's interactive displays. Gilbarco's Linux-based Applause media system now offers printable Google local business search, maps, driving directions, and coupons

The Applause system lets customers view Google Maps and search Google’s local business listings by category to find the nearest locations, says Gilbarco. Applause uses Gilbarco's Encore S color-screen display technology, which is based on "Intel processors and the Linux operating system," the company confirmed. Encore offers multimedia, Web-based browsing, and multi-language support on the 10.4-inch, 640x480 screen. Touchscreen-like button inputs border the display on both sides.