Strix Systems and Digital Payment Technologies Partner in Wireless Parking Meter Solution

Strix Systems, market and technology leader in high-performance wireless mesh networking, today announced its partnership with Digital Payment Technologies (DPT), a leading supplier of advanced multi-space parking meters and revenue-management solutions for the global parking industry, to offer wireless network solutions for parking operations.
Strix Systems, market and technology leader in high-performance wireless mesh networking, today announced its partnership with Digital Payment Technologies (DPT), a leading supplier of advanced multi-space parking meters and revenue-management solutions for the global parking industry, to offer wireless network solutions for parking operations.

Strix Systems certified DPTs LUKE on-street and SHELBY off-street parking pay stations which connect to Strix Access/One Wireless Mesh Networks. The interoperability of the technologies makes cost effective parking solutions possible, supporting real-time credit card transaction processing, resource monitoring and alarming, pay-by-cell phone integration, real-time reporting, along with remote rate and pay station configuration capabilities.

Wirelessly enabled parking systems minimize lost revenue from non-payment and broken meters, which can be of significant value in the multi-billion dollar parking industry. Strix Access/One Outdoor Wireless System (OWS) solution makes the benefits of wirelessly enabled parking systems stand out. Strix robust high performance OWS supports DPTs systems today, and the flexibility of Strix OWS enables additional radios for increasing user densities and radio partitioning for applications such as public internet, public safety and devices including DPTs LUKE and SHELBY pay stations.

The rapid market acceptance of the LUKE on-street pay station by municipalities across North America and the emergence of wireless mesh networks as a viable technology make our partnership with Strix a natural fit. Our certification in working with Strix equipment now provides DPT clients with a new connectivity option that can deliver increased operational capabilities and reduced long term communications costs, said Chris Chettle, Vice President of Marketing for DPT.

Digital Payment Technologies solutions are attractive and user friendly, and while their technology makes payment possible over wired and wireless connectivity, wireless mesh reduces the initial and long-term cost of deployment of these systems, said Martin Levetin, Senior Vice President for Strix Systems.

The first deployment of the DPT and Strix integration is currently taking place in Brookline, MA where 2 LUKE parking pay stations are being deployed, as part of a pilot project, and are connected to Brooklines pre-existing Strix Wireless Mesh Network. This project represents another municipal parking-meter system in the U.S. that does not rely on a cellular network, but instead communicates exclusively using a dedicated high-speed wireless network. The Town of Brookline has been using their Strix Access/One wireless mesh network to assist public safety and public service employees improve the accuracy and timeliness of their duties.

"The Town of Brookline is very excited about this pilot project, as it uses our Wi-Fi network to help leverage operational efficiencies, generate additional revenue, and offer the users of parking meters a more user-friendly experience," states Sean Cronin, Deputy Town Administrator of Brookline. "By using the Digital parking meters, a number of Town objectives are met, including improving the streetscape, increasing payments options for meter users, and utilizing technology to enhance town services."

About Digital Payment Technologies Corp.

Digital Payment Technologies is an innovative leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic parking meters, management software, and online services for the multi-billion-dollar parking industry. The companys products provide complete financial tracking, control, and reporting on parking revenue collected by cities, municipalities, universities, parking management companies, private operators, and national parks, from customer payment through to bank deposit. In 2007, the British Columbia Technology Industry Association named DPT Emerging Company of the Year. In the same year, DPT placed on Deloittes Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists for the second consecutive year as one of the fastest growing high technology companies in Canada and North America. For more information about DPT, please visit www.digitalpaytech.com.

About Strix Systems

Strix Systems is the proven worldwide Leader in Wireless Mesh Networking, in market share (according to Heavy Reading, Infonetics and In-Stat) and technology (Iometrix). Strixs Access/One products are the industrys only modular (chassis-based) mesh systems, delivering the largest capacity, highest throughput and best scalability. This new generation of products provides the broadband mobility and reach to support voice, video, and data applications. Sold globally by a network of first-class distributors and integrators, Access/One solutions have been deployed in hundreds of networks worldwide, outdoor and indoor, for service providers, metros, hot-spots and hot-zones, public safety, government, energy, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, education, enterprises, and residential markets. For Strix latest case video case study on public safety, municipal networks and railway networks please go to: http://www.strixsystems.com/video/missioncritical.html. For more information about Strix Systems, please visit www.strixsystems.com.

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