Cale Systems and 8D Technologies
deliver one of the world’s most advanced parking systems –
wireless electronic payment and management – to be deployed in a
large North-American city
Powerful, software-programmable technology allows for outstanding
development possibilities including the implementation of advanced remote
Montréal (Québec) December 16, 2003 –
8D Technologies Inc. and Cale Systems, the North American subsidiary of
Swedish multi-national Cale Access AB, announced today the delivery for
installation on Montreal streets of a significant number of leading-edge
parking payment terminals. The terminals are equipped with the 8D ECOtm
transactional module, a proprietary technology, which allows for secure
electronic payment in real time via wireless communication. The solar
powered terminals are also totally autonomous from the power grid thanks
to 8D ECO’s advanced power management capacities.
The SCSM (Société en commandite Stationnement de Montreal),
which manages metered parking for the City of Montreal, conducted field
tests on city parking lots with 8D ECO equipped terminals during the summer
of 2003. Following the success of the initial testing process, SCSM is
now installing street units in the downtown area, as part of Phase II
of its pilot project. SCSM has selected these computerised terminals to
validate the use of new technologies on its territory.
Pay & Go concept
With this new technology, a driver parks his automobile in any
available space, notes the number of the specific space and goes to the
terminal to pay for the required time; he can then walk away with the
stub with no need to return to display it on the vehicle. As part of the
8D ECO solution, parking officers are instantly provided with the payment
status of all surrounding parking spaces through a handheld computer (Palm
type) accessing the system by wireless communication.
Through online wireless communication, the terminals also allow secure
payment with credit cards – besides cash of course – substantially
reducing losses due to expired of falsified cards. The integrated 8D ECO
solution acts as a comprehensive parking payment and management system
allowing full control and constant monitoring of all aspects of operations
and total access to relevant information at all levels.
This technology can be adapted to an unlimited number of automated point-of-sale
applications that require diversified modes of payment and real-time wireless
About Cale Systems
Cale Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swedish multinational
Cale Access AB. The company specializes in the development, marketing,
and technical support – throughout North America – of cash-collection
equipment for public and private parking spaces. Its product line runs
from the most advanced Pay and Display terminals to power supply units
as well as control and security devices. Cale is also recognized for its
expertise and consulting capacities in matters of parking payment.
About 8D Technologies
8D Technologies is a private company that offers distinctly innovative
and creative professional products and services using several technological
platforms, including Java, TCP/IP, Linux/Unix and wireless. As well, 8D
Technologies develops state of the art software, with internationally
recognized expertise in the design and implementation of distributed online
applications and embedded systems for the e-commerce, wireless (cellular,
PDA), consumer automotive and other emerging markets.
8D also commercializes the 8D ECOTM solution, an embedded unit designed
to be integrated to payment machines, allowing for real time wireless
payment, as well as the remote control and management of terminals and
their sensors in both wired and wireless environments. For more information
about 8D Technologies and its products and services, please visit: www.8D.com.
For further information, please contact:
President and CEO
8D Technologies Inc.