DAP Technologies to Introduce New Parking System Handheld Computer at Parkex

Lightweight, rugged device offers wireless communication, camera, RFID, ANPR and extended battery for improved productivity.

parking_thumb1.jpgABINGDON and BIRMINGHAM, U.K.-Parkex Stand P162 (April 10, 2009) DAP Technologies 3240 Parking System lightweight, rugged handheld computer will make its European debut at the Parkex Show that begins April 21 in Birmingham.

DAPs Parking System integrates the latest technology for parking enforcement and was developed based on feedback from civil enforcement officers (CEOs) in the U.K., many of whom are already using DAPs popular CE5000 series and requested a smaller, lighter-weight model packed with the latest technology to efficiently enforce parking policies.

The Parking Systems available features include:
- New 3.1 megapixel colour camera with auto-focus, zoom, flash and video capabilities. Now a CEO can take a picture of the offence for evidence, drastically reducing the rate of appeals.
- Lighter, more ergonomic design that reduces fatigue. The device weighs only 454 grams with the battery.
- Wireless communication through GPRS, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, allowing CEOs to print a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) at point of the contravention and send the data, in real-time, to the back office and local authority offices. The device also offers Ethernet connection for data transfer via local area networks.
- Improved screen that is viewable in all weather and lighting conditions and is rugged enough to withstand an improvised stylus that would damage a less durable screen.
- Field-swappable battery with extended life, designed to last an entire 8-hour shift on a full charge.
- RFID technology with the ability to scan 1/D and 2/D tags, including electronic parking permits.
- Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) with optical character recognition (OCR) allows a CEO to take a picture of a number plate, transmit the data to a central database, and learn if the vehicle has a permit to park, outstanding fines or has been reported stolen.
- New, optional 5-year service plan covers accidental damage. Repairs for customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa are handled at DAPs Service Centre in Abingdon.

About DAP Technologies

DAP Technologies, based in Quebec City, designs and manufactures rugged handheld and mobile computers for a range of demanding industries and harsh environments. DAPs computers improve data collection, processing and transmission in a variety of industries, including parking, utilities, field service, emergency services, public safety, transportation and logistics. DAP has an office and service centre in Abingdon, U.K. and is an affiliate of U.S.-based RMT, Inc.
parking_thumb2.jpgThe Parking System is designed to be intuitive to the user and to create efficiencies in parking enforcement, said Simon Bowe, general manager of U.K. & EMEA for DAP Technologies. We tailored the Parking System to suit the working practices of the CEO, rather than forcing the CEO to change his or her working practices to suit the hardware.

As with all DAP products, the Parking System features a modular design, offering a high degree of customisation and flexibility. Customers can select the technology they need now and swap it out with minimal cost as their needs change, thereby extending the life of the unit well beyond the length of a typical 5-year contract. Its rugged design helps ensure the unit withstands challenging field conditions, including drops and harsh weather.
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