BIXI, Montreal’s self-service bicycle rental system – powered by 8D’s technological solutions – receives the Gold Edison Award in the Energy & Sustainability category
In the fall of 2008, BIXI had already been recognized by Time Magazine as part of its “50 Best Inventions of 2008” list
Montreal, April 6 2009 – 8D Technologies’ is proud to contribute – through its technologies – to the recurrent successes of Montreal’s advanced self-service bicycle rental system, BIXI, which has just received the Gold Edison Award in the Energy & Sustainability category. Every year, the prestigious Edison Awards reward the most innovative products in 10 different categories. 8D Technologies designs and supplies the technologies that control the BIXI system, which testifies of Montreal’s avant-garde position as a leader in eco-friendly urban transportation.
BIXI is the first municipal bike rental system in the world to be managed together with street parking, through the same wireless, solar powered payment terminals – that could also interconnect with public transit systems – answering the need for integrated solutions to control traffic congestion and pollution. 8D’s platform also integrates sophisticated billing and payment functions, bicycle tracking capacities and limitless possibilities for added features.
Created in 1987, the Edison Awards, awarded every year in the United States, reward North America’s most remarkable inventions and inventors in ten different categories. To consult the list of Gold Edison Awards recipients, simply click on the following link and see the Energy & Sustainability section for BIXI: http://www.edisonawards.com/09awards-nominees.php
About 8D Technologies
8D is a world leader in the development of the most advanced, intelligent wireless, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), multi-function point of sale (POS) solutions. Its unique award-winning city parking system (8D APMS™) features 100% solar-powered wireless terminals that can manage both street parking and the emerging municipal bike rental services, from a single network of user-friendly pay stations.
The system can easily interconnect with public transit systems, answering the need for green, integrated solutions to control traffic congestion and pollution.
POS terminals combine online payment with endless capacities for point of sale marketing – show tickets, rebate coupons, advertising, etc. – and information providing, in a totally autonomous solar device that performs perfectly in the most difficult climates.
8D’s solution features real time wireless payment and remote control as well as management of all terminal functions, from payment to enforcement – and full monitoring of terminals and sensors – in wired and wireless environments. At 8D Technologies, “Terminals are just the beginning…”
For more information about 8D’s products and services: www.8D.com.
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8D Technologies Inc.