The MacKay Guardian™ Multi in Pay and Display mode
Pay and Display: In this mode, a customer purchases parking time and receives a printed ticket indicating the ticket expiry time, which is then placed and displayed on the paying customer’s car dashboard. Configured this way, the Multi requires a single four-button keypad to select options on the display screen.
The Multi has a modular architecture which means that every Multi is customizable to meet individual operator needs and allow for future expansion.
The Multi utilizes the latest and most reliable wireless capabilities, designed to extract maximum but cost-effective utility from current third generation CDMA (1X) cellular data networks. Solutions that support GPRS networks are also available.
The Multi is configured to provide regularly scheduled, high-speed, low-latency data communications with MacKay’s remote server. Alerts and other events of interest such as paper low, or door openings are communicated immediately to the remote server. This means that multiple meters and lots can be effectively and efficiently monitored remotely from a central location where all alerts, transactions and information related to the Multi can be maintained. Alert conditions can be immediately dealt with by parking supervisors, and statistical information (total transactions, for example) can be easily gathered, viewed, and extracted.
Some report data can also be imported into most popular accounting and reporting systems, providing an even more powerful planning and management tool which will work with software systems already in place. By combining the available data with these tools, analytical information such as peak hour usage, total revenue, collection or maintenance statistics is readily available. Configuration and tariff updates can also be performed remotely, greatly enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of the managed system.