For Space, Plate, or Ticket – Intelligent city parking
The TX is Australia’s most widely used and instantly recognisable on-street paid parking machine, and can be configured for ‘Space’, ‘Plate’ or ‘Ticket Display’ paid parking methodologies.
Duncan’s TX machine is extremely robust, is easy to use, and accepts a wide variety of payment options that enhance the driver experience.
Features and benefits
Designed and manufactured in Australia, the TX multi-space parking machine can be powered by either mains or solar, is constructed out of extremely durable stainless steel, and is provided with a 10 year anti-corrosion warranty.
The TX is robust, reliable and has over ten years of field-proven functionality. And like all of Duncan’s parking, monitoring and enforcement devices, the TX fully integrates with PEMS (Duncan’s ‘Parking Enterprise Management System’) for real-time transmission of all financial, maintenance, and occupancy/availability data.
The PEMS system manages a variety of TX machine functions including:
- Revenue collected by meter
- Turnover by time, date, meter and zone
- Zone status and enforcement
- Occupancy patterns
- Number of vehicles by zone by time
- Amount of free parking by time, by vehicle
- Infringement system and vehicle sensors, when integrated
How They Work
The TX multi-space meter has a user-friendly interface that facilitates quick, simple, and secure parking payments. All information relevant to the purchase of parking is displayed on the machine’s screen, with additional information conveniently presented on the machine’s door decal, making the task of paying very easy.
The machine can be configured to accept payment by coins, tokens, credit cards, debit cards, transport and smart cards, pay by phone applications, and digital wallet functionality. All transactional information is transmitted to PEMS… where it can be analysed and reported on.
The TX can be configured to manage loading zones, specific user-group discounts, and resident permit schemes.
As part of a wider ‘intelligent civic parking’ programme managed via PEMS, the TX can be integrated with any in-ground sensors, licence plate recognition cameras (fixed or mobile), hand-held enforcement devices, pay by phone and mobile guidance applications, digital signage, and/or physical web payment installations. TX machines can support dynamic pricing configurations, driver guidance strategies, and intelligent routing for enforcement staff.
The compact, environmental Pay By Space solution
The VX Pay by Space Parking Meter is an easy-to-use, environmentally friendly parking solution designed and manufactured right here in Australia. Integrated with PEMS, the VX provides accurate and consistent reporting of transactional availability/occupancy, and integrates rightly vehicle sensors, pay by phone applications, and officer handhelds.
Each VX Pay by Space parking meter is made of robust stainless steel housing that comes with a 10 year warranty. The VX is smaller in height and width than other on-street parking machines, and can service multiple numbered spaces in on-street and off-street locations. Featuring a user-friendly interface, they are simple to operate and require no paper ticket to be displayed. This is significant, as the use of paper-based parking meters yields thousands of paper slips annually, which compromise efforts to minimise waste and pollution.
By employing a ticketless parking methodology, driver safety is also considerably improved because drivers are not required to return to their vehicles to display a ticket on their dashboard.
For motorists, particularly parents, the elderly, and those with mobility issues, the benefits of the VX Pay by Space parking solution are clear. Parents have a hard-enough time as it is trying to corral their toddlers and babies for any visit into town, without having to walk all the way back to the car from a ticket machine, kids in tow, just so they can place a piece of paper in on their dashboard. The elderly, too, do not appreciate having to retrace their steps to their car – by using a Pay by Space meter, councils have the distance users need to walk when paying for parking.
Enforcement officers benefit as well because they can review vehicle compliance from their handhelds or the meter itself, and no longer have to check every single vehicle – an activity that can sometimes put heir safety at risk.
For Councils, the VX Pay by Space parking meter is more affordable to purchase or lease, and cheaper to maintain than contemporary ticket machines. The smaller housing, lack of ticket rolls, and fewer parts to replace make the VX an extremely attractive paid parking solution for today’s smart cities.
Smart City Ready
In terms of payment and enforcement functions, VX Pay by Space Meters are highly reliable, efficient and secure. They can be integrated on the street with in-ground sensors, ANPR cameras fixed (for overstay monitoring), hand-held enforcement devices, hand-held technician field maintenance devices, pay by phone, and physical web payment.
Payment acceptance is flexible and configurable. Depending on the customer’s requirements, meters can be configured to securely accept coins, credit, smart card, phone and web portal payments, and can also be customised to manage discount schemes for specific user groups.