Vinci Park installs solar-powered Stelio Pay & Display terminals

Stelios also chosen with security being a high priority

London, UK, July 17, 2003 – Schlumberger e-City, a business segment of Schlumberger Limited, today announced that Vinci Park has installed solar-powered Stelio Pay & Display (P&D) terminals in 17 London Underground tube station car parks, having had its contract for their management renewed, and also a further 17 stations for which it has recently won the contract.
schlumberger.gifSolar-powered machines were chosen as they minimise the ground works required to install them because no mains electrical connections are required. With complex electrical systems and cabling at each station, this was an important consideration with regard to safety, costs and the need to avoid potential power supply disruptions.

The Stelio terminals were also chosen for their inherent security. This was a prime consideration for Vinci Park, as many stations are in areas with high crime rates. Each machine is equipped with various layers of physical protection, together with innovative Schlumberger security devices, to safeguard its operating capabilities and the contents of the cash box.

“London Underground was keen on the solar power option as they wanted to limit any ground works to a minimum, owing to the large quantities of cabling and electrical installations located in and around tube stations”, noted Philip Young, Vinci’s Senior Contracts Manager. “We have to be very careful when working in their car parks, so the Schlumberger solar-powered option was the obvious answer.”

In the additional 17 car parks, Vinci Park has replaced a combination of barrier systems and “honesty boxes” inherited from the previous parking management company. The provision of P&D terminals is intended to optimise parking revenues for London Underground, whilst providing a more reliable service for drivers. London Underground specifies that all car parks with more than 70 spaces are manned.

“This is further confirmation of the efficacy of our solar-powered P&D terminals in this country and how their ease of installation has a number of advantages for operators,” observed Arthur Crossley, UK Sales Manager – Parking for Schlumberger e-City. “Vinci Park has considerable experience of using these machines on a number of its contracts and we are delighted that Stelios have been selected for these high-profile facilities on behalf of London Underground.”

Schlumberger e-City is a world leader in on-street parking solutions. Globally, its systems control more than 2.6 million parking spaces in more than 3,000 cities and 40 countries.
Schlumberger e-City is a business segment of Schlumberger Limited, a global technology services company. With more than 60,000 employees serving customers in 65 countries, Schlumberger aggregates IT consulting, systems integration, managed services and related products to the oil and gas, telecommunications, energy and utilities, finance, transport and public sector markets. Leveraging the Schlumberger DeXa* Suite of Services, it also provides IP network connectivity, information security solutions, distributed computing support services and data centre hosting services. In 2001, Schlumberger revenues were $13.7 billion. For more information, visit
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