Fareham Borough Council wanted to offer its customers payment by credit/debit card, and, at the same time, introduce an Internet-hosted, back-office solution to enable it to collect data from the terminals and to monitor alarms.
Like many other authorities, Fareham Borough Council wanted to employ the most cost-effective solution. A number of years ago, the Council invested in Cale MP 104 terminals.
For many years, Cale has designed its products in such a way that they can be upgraded to accommodate the latest technology. This was also the case with the MP 104 terminals. By upgrading the terminals rather than buying new ones, the Council both saved on capital costs and reduced the environmental impact associated with the provision of new terminals.
The terminals are now fitted with an EMV Level 2 credit/debit card facility and are also connected to the Cale WebOffice Service. The Cale WebOffice Service is an Internet-based, fully-hosted solution that monitors terminals and provides customers with statistical and management information. The service can be accessed by its users (username and password) via any computer connected to the Internet that has a conventional browser.
Richard Parsons of Cale BriParc says, “The MP 104 machines are manufactured from durable and long-lasting stainless steel. The upgrade solution is ideal from both the economic and environmental perspectives."
Cale is a Swedish company founded in 1955 and specializing in products for parking. Cale has become one of the leading suppliers of advanced and flexible pay & display machines in the world. This is the result of our dynamic product development, additional services and worldwide network of resellers. It all started with mechanical parking meters and has continued to the highly advanced tickets issuing machines that they produce today. With the experience they have gained over the years, they are today in a position where their products have been installed in about 35 countries around the world. This presence in many different markets, all with varying requirements, gives them broad experience that they use in the development of all new products.