Nortech Control Systems Parking System Encoder Uses Keypad & Enclosure from CustomDesignTechnologies

The unique multiple design and production skills of customDesignTechnologies have combined to provide a custom membrane keypad and enclosure for the latest parking system encoder from leading access control system manufacturer Nortech Control Systems.
The unique multiple design and production skills of customDesignTechnologies have combined to provide a custom membrane keypad and enclosure for the latest parking system encoder from leading access control system manufacturer Nortech Control Systems.

Nortech Control Systems' new NortimePro is a unique access control system particularly suited to applications that require parking to be controlled and limited by time and date such as in hotel, railway and similar situations. Cards are encoded at a reception point and subsequently used to gain access to and from a parking area. The cards can be validated for a pre-determined period during which they will normally be returned to the user and after which they can be retained allowing them to be reused.

NortimePro features two primary components, the encoder and the reader/controller. The encoder is a self-contained unit normally sited in an easily accessible place that would be permanently manned such as an hotel reception desk. The reader is supplied with a dedicated controller and power supply normally housed in a control reader housing. The system is made cost-effective as the two components do not need to be physically connected together cutting down on installation costs and simplifying expansion of the system at a later date as required. The units are synchronized together by time and date. Furthermore, there is no limit to the numbers of readers/encoders that may be used on any site as distance between them is not an issue.

When it came to the design of the encoder, Nortech Control Systems required a housing that would be sufficiently smart to be used in exclusive hotel reception areas and turned to customDesignTechnologies, a company with many years experience in design and integration of such systems.

Alan Dimery, Nortech Control Systems' operations manager comments, "We needed to house the encoder in an enclosure that would look smart enough for use in hotel reception areas but at the same time we weren't looking at a high volume production run that would make a custom molded enclosure a practical proposition."

He continued, "customDesignTechnologies offered the ideal mix of custom design without the tooling costs involved in injection molding. cDT were also able to handle our requirement for producing a stylish membrane keypad so we decided to hand over the entire design to their team. The results speak for themselves with a smart and robust enclosure and custom designed membrane keypad providing an interface that is easy to use."

"From our point of view, this project went very smoothly as we were able to give the basic system parts to cDT with an explanation of how we wanted them and they came up with the design of the enclosure and membrane keypad." he continued. "Prototypes were supplied in a very short time - around a month - and any modifications, such as adding stylish grooves to the enclosure were made with little or no additional expense. Once the design had been approved, units were manufactured and delivered very quickly indeed."

"All in all, a very satisfactory outcome for us as we only had to deal with one company for the entire project," he concluded.

About customDesignTechnologies

With over 15 years’ experience of providing custom solutions for our partners in the electronics industry we are ideally placed to help you progress your electronics design and production.

If you are looking for enclosures, we can help, either in small quantities using the renowned ‘Bafbox Technique’, whereby no costly mould tooling is required or in larger quantities, and you are looking to have a housing designed, and project managed from initial concept, through to prototyping, and into injection moulded production, leaving you free to concentrate on other aspects, then let customEnclosures
help you.

If you need a Membrane or Silicone Keypad to be designed or made, then come to us and we will look after all the detail from start to finish.

We can guide you through the keypad types, and look after the whole project from design to delivery. customKeypads enjoys doing both smaller runs, and also large mass production runs into the tens of thousands and beyond.

About Nortech Control Systems Limited

nortech.jpgNortech Control Systems Limited specialise in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative Vehicle and Personnel Access solutions.

Founded in 1987 and based in the UK, Nortech Control Systems Limited, formerly Nortech Industries has been supplying solutions to the security industry for over 15 years and has firmly established itself at the forefront of the Vehicle and Personnel Access Control industry. Nortech’s products have been used in key installations around the world such as hospitals, hotels, ports, airports and government buildings. To date, Nortech has exported products to more than 20 countries. The company’s success has been largely achieved through a close relationship with it's customers and partners in the industry.

With several coveted awards to its name, Nortech is no stranger to achievement; the company’s commitment to providing high quality products and customer services has earned it both the ‘Investors in People’ and ‘ISO9001:2000' accreditations.

Nortech offers an innovative range of products from simple stand-alone devices to complete access control management systems. Products from Nortech’s comprehensive and ever-growing range can be used in innumerable combinations to suit specific requirements. Flexibility and reliability are key factors that distinguish Nortech’s products within the industry.
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