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MP Terminal Upgrade: The Vikings’ 3rd success in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, UK

- Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom, EU

Kirkby-in-Ashfield is an example of how an upgrade, rather than the purchase of new equipment, is not only kind on the pocket, but also kind to the environment.

Success no. 1 – Kirkby-in-Ashfield was settled by the Vikings in the 9th century. The name “Kirkby” derives from the Danish word meaning Churchtown.
Success no. 2 – 1999 – Ashfield District Council purchases its first MP 102 terminal.
Success no. 3 – 2013 - Ashfield District Council upgrades its MP 102s to MP 104s.

Ashfield District Council has recently upgraded its MP 102 terminals to MP 104 technology, which is Cale WebOffice enabled. The upgrade path allowed the council to obtain the latest technology without the expense of purchasing new machines. The upgrade solution was implemented at around one third of the cost of new terminals. Each upgrade took less than an hour, so there was minimal disruption to customers and very little, if any, loss of revenue.The council has operated MP 102 machines since 1999. The terminals previously operated on the GSM-based TMA solution. (TMA is an old back-office system developed by Cale in the 80s.)

As well as saving money, the upgrade also provided a “green” solution, since the environmental impact of an upgrade is much lower than that of producing a new machine.

About CaleCale

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.

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