Arm powered product
Processor: Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor
Description: The Canadian Society that manages street parking and public parking lots for the City of Montreal is planning to roll out 500 to 800 wireless, solar-powered parking payment stations based on embedded Linux. Each station replaces about 12 traditional parking meters, adding convenience features for drivers, meter maids, and city parking officials alike, according to 8D Technologies of Quebec, which worked with parking equipment provider Cale to develop the stations.
The meters run a 2.4.19 Linux kernel, and are networked wirelessly via GPRS (a kind of cell phone protocol). An ARM processor (Intel StrongARM) and a large reserve battery enable the stations to run on solar power, separate from both electrical and telephone grids.
Customers can pay or add time using coins or credit cards from any payment station in the city, provided they remember the parking spot identification code marked on the panel in front of their parking spot. After paying, they need not return to their car with a receipt.
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