Metric Group Car Park Pay-and-Display Equipment
With a heritage of over 130 years in the ticketing industry, beginning with the Bell Punch Company in 1878, METRIC is at the forefront of design and innovation, and has a major presence worldwide. Part of METRIC mobility solutions AG, METRIC encompasses four divisions, namely parking systems, public transport, retail and logistics, and cash management.
With UK operations based in Swindon, Wiltshire, METRIC is a technology development company with a culture of delivering innovative solutions for the requirements of our target market. Based on extensive industry experience, our products are designed to deliver highly functional and business enabling capabilities to our clients from concept to implementation
METRIC Parking Systems
METRIC has installed more than 60,000 parking machines in over 45 countries. Wherever parking control and integrity matter, trust METRIC to deliver the system for success. METRIC’s pay-and-display systems control more than one million car parking spaces in 1,000 towns and cities around the world. METRIC is certified according to ISO 9001:2008.
METRIC car park ticket machines and pay-on-foot systems offer the public and operators the best parking management solutions available today. As one of the leading suppliers to the industry, METRIC provides cost-effective solutions for all types of pay-and-display requirements for both on and off-street parking, ‘park and ride’ schemes, and residential and commercial parking.
METRIC understands how to implement profitable parking control anywhere in the world.
The METRIC Elite range of payment terminals provides the operator with a variety of options to control parking. Pay-and-display is deployed to control the majority of parking both on and off-street. The METRIC Elite machine has now evolved to provide all possible payment options for the parking operator.
The METRIC Elite can be used for the following applications:
- Pay-and-display parking
- Pay by space parking
- Barrier controlled payments
- ANPR integrated payment terminal
- Leisure facility payments
- Transport ticketing solutions
- Electric vehicle charging
The METRIC Elite range of machines is built in a modular format, and has the greatest flexibility and functions available to the operator today. Features can range from a completely cashless solution through to a terminal with an 8,000 ticket capacity, with all possible payment options, including:
- Bank notes
- Chip & Pin
- Chip & Dip
- Contactless card / device payments
- Smart cards
Cash payments can be made via coins and bank notes, with a fifteen coin validator enabled to take dual currency if required. The technology in the bank note reader is highly advanced to provide a high acceptance rate, and is 100% effective against fraudulent currency.
METRIC VivoPark brings together cutting-edge automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) with the most flexible, comprehensive payment terminal available today.
METRIC Group has led the way in the supply of ANPR payment terminals since 2003, when they developed machines for use with the London Congestion Charge scheme. The latest evolution of this system is METRIC VivoPark, which combines all the knowledge and experienced gained from previous projects into the latest, most versatile solution to date.
METRIC VivoPark has provided a successful solution for managing free parking in retail for a large supermarket chain, as well as providing a flexible option for park and ride schemes.
The powerful internet back-office system for our pay-and-display parking machines, METRIC WebASLAN, combines real-time monitoring and online management reports, providing the operator with a complete solution for anything from one to 1,000 machines.
METRIC’s philosophy is simple: we aim to produce quality products and service in the parking industry, concentrating on developing parking solutions and services for clientele that will result in long-term partnerships
In addition to pay-and-display systems, METRIC also offers the Amano XParc pay-on-foot range of equipment. As the only product line on the market that is 100% TCP / IP based, Amano Xparc offers the unique possibility of seamless integration into any existing network, including hospitals, as the system is also Health Level 7 International approved.
By combining modern contemporary looks, revolutionary design, modular construction, and state-of-the-art software, Amano strives to serve all markets with both the customer and manager in mind, Xparc is highly user-friendly while providing superior control and money collection features. Amano Xparc is also fully IP enabled and equipped with the most recent electronic payment facelift.
Installation and training for pay-and-display machines
We offer supply and installation services for all products. Our headquarters, which are in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, include full training and demonstration facilities and are amongst the most comprehensive in the UK.
Products and Services
METRIC to supply parking terminals to Castries, the capital city of St Lucia.Read more
London Borough of Sutton has started the full replacement programme of its parking machines, upgrading them to METRIC Elite LS terminals via the ESPO framework.Read more
North Somerset Council in the UK has become the latest local authority to adopt new video screen technology as they upgrade their coastal parking machines.Read more
Apriva, the leading provider of secure end-to-end wireless transaction processing solutions, announced today that they have completed EMV integration and certification with Metric Parking, a leader in parking and ticketing payment solutions, to offer the strongest unattended EMV payment solution in the US to date. The certification spans all major card brands including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, enabling the use of EMV chip card technology over Apriva's processor connections.Read more
The citizens of San Pedro Cholula in Mexico are saying 'hola' to new METRIC Elite LS parking terminals being installed across the city. This is the first time the city has charged for on-street parking, with the scheme part of the municipality's urban mobility strategy. The paid parking zones will mainly be in commercial and tourist areas of the city, with the municipality offering guaranteed insurance against stolen cars if parked in one of these zones.Read more
Launched at Intertraffic Amsterdam, the new METRIC Sprite promises to be a future-proof solution with features that could change the way we think about parking terminals.Read more
METRIC are proud to launch their new parking terminal, the METRIC Sprite, at the 2016 Intertraffic Conference, at the RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 April. Noticeably slimmer and shorter in stature, this compact parking machine is an attractive piece of street furniture that is packed full of features.Read more
Metric have received a large order from the National Transport Authority (NTA) for its metric.mobile POS ticketing machine, which was successfully tested in Wexford Bus last October.Read more
Metric have replaced aging pay and display machines with new METRIC Elite LS parking terminals in Epping Forest, London.Read more
St Mary's Community Health Campus is the first NHS site to benefit from a customer-centric ANPR system from Total Parking Solutions (TPS) using METRIC's Elite LS parking terminal.Read more
METRIC impressed visitors at Gulf Traffic with a parking solution specifically designed to suit the Middle Eastern climate.Read more
A further shipment of UK manufactured pay and display parking machines is on its way to South-East Asia. The export order has been won by Swindon-based Metric Group Ltd for an extension of a parking project in a suburb of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.Read more
Metric Parking is continuing to roll out their popular Elite pay and display machines in the South West by winning tenders from three neighbouring local authorities.Read more
Metric Parking is continuing to roll out their popular Elite pay and display machines in the South-West by winning tenders from three neighbouring local authorities.Read more
Coventry University is introducing a new system for staff and student car parks, which will involve access control cards.Read more
Metric Parking has won a tender to supply solar and hybrid powered pay-and-display parking machines for a new council car park providing hospital visitor and staff parking. The 480-capacity Stott Lane car park in Salford, leased from the city council by Salford Royal Hospital Trust, has a throughput of 1,400 vehicles a day and is currently controlled by a pay-on-foot system manned by hospital staff.Read more
Two orders for the newly introduced Elite Multi-Space meter have been announced by Metric Group.Read more
Eleven car parks in Richmondshire District Council are to have new pay-and-display parking machines that will only accept coins but have the capability to be upgraded to bank note and card acceptance in the future.Read more
Cornwall Council is to place its second order within three months for Metric pay-and-display parking machines.Read more
A local authority is planning to use one of the parking industry's most advanced management tools to maximum advantage.Read more
A train company is the first existing Metric parking customer to purchase its new cash handling equipment.Read more
Nottingham City Council has placed an order for Aura Elite machines manufactured by the Metric Group to replace their existing on and off-street equipment.Read more
Aberdeen City Council has ordered a further 55 Aura mains powered pay and display machines for on-street parking control in the Old Aberdeen-University area of the city.Read more
Metric Parking and a US partner have introduced the first commercial parking payment service which allows a barcode printed on a ticket to be remotely scanned for the parking session to be extended.Read more
A leading manufacturer of cash handling equipment is gearing up for EU regulations which will require UK businesses to introduce measures to identify and remove counterfeit euros from circulation.Read more
The GLORY division of the Swindon-based Metric Group which has been appointed as the UK distributor for the world’s largest manufacturer of cash handling equipment has its first dedicated sales manager. Appointed to the newly created post following Metric’s recent appointment as the UKRead more
Metric Parking is building its distribution network in the US with the appointment of two new business development managers. Donna Wagener will be based in Chicago, Illinois and Elliott Nemerson in Southern California. Ms Wagener is a graduate of the University of Illinois inRead more
After a successful pilot project, Metric Parking has been awarded a contract with Hoboken, New Jersey, for 135 Aura pay and display parking machines. During the piloting of 10 machines the city, which has 50,000 inhabitants, saw a 30% increase in revenue and additional parking spaces.Read more
Fourteen sensitively coloured green Metric Auras have been rolled out by Derbyshire Countryside Service which has introduced charging for parking at four sites in and around Cromford in the heart of the Peak District. The mix of mains and solar powered coin operated Auras will issue twoRead more
There is something unique about Maldon on the Essex east coast. For centuries it has been world famous for its salt. Now, Maldon has added another unique product to its reputation - twin printers. The district council has purchased a number of Metric Aura pay and display parking machineRead more
The US subsidiary of Wiltshire-based Metric Parking has won a competitive bid to supply parking machines as well as separate contracts for maintenance and back office computer hosting. Metric Inc of New Jersey will be installing the 20 parking machines in an area around the courthouse oRead more
A pay-on-foot system delivered by Metric Parking to Sheffield International Venues is due to go live in August. The system is for the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre operated by Sheffield International Venues. Two further pay on foot systems will be supplied by MetricRead more
The opening of the new Glentress Peel visitor centre by Forestry Commission Scotland is immediately seeing visitors actively using the chip and pin facility on the parking machines. Laura Stewart, who is in charge of Forestry Commission Scotland's parking portfolio, is already encouragRead more
Metric Parking has been commenting on two serious attacks of attempted theft on their Aura pay and display machines with the criminals failing to steal any money. The attacks happened on the Isle of Wight which replaced their parking machines with 150 Metric Auras in a competitive EuropRead more
Parking machine specialists Metric have secured their first orders for new cash handling equipment sales and servicing since their latest expansion. Within two weeks of being appointed the UK’s sole distributor for the Glory range of banknote and coin sorting and recycling machines, SwiRead more
From bakeries to harbours, hospitals and even a racecours, Metric Parking is supplying their Aura pay and display machines to the widest range of customers. Latest orders for the Aura have come from Warburtons in the north west and Midlands for sales of bread to staff. In addRead more
Metric Parking, the UK’s only manufacturer of pay and display parking machines, has come out top for quality in an evaluation by the newly formed purchasing organisation The Pro 5 Group. Pro 5 are five of the largest public sector professional buying organisations in the UK with a comRead more
Metric Parking has just completed phase one of Madison Wisconsin's three-phase plan to replace single space meters in their central business district. The new Aura pay by space multi-space meters will replace 800 of the near 1,600 single space meters currently being used in the centralRead more
For the first time, highly robust pay and display parking machines will be set the challenge of operating daily in some of the most remote and weather exposed regions of the UK. The Forestry Commission Scotland has placed an order with Metric Parking for 52 Aura pay and display parkingRead more
Initial response from motorists and businesses to the first installation of the newly launched metric mobile pay by mobile phone system has been 'extremely positive.' North Dorset District Council, based in Blandford Forum, Dorset, is trialling metric mobile in nine of its car parkRead more
Streets close to the commercial area of Whitley Bay are to provide parking at a charge of 1p a minute. Parking in residential streets slightly set back from the town centre will cost 50p an hour. North Tyneside Council is introducing the new tariffs at the same time as installing new MeRead more
Busy car parks on the campus of Lancaster University which provide 550 visitor spaces now offer visitors the chance to pay by credit or debit card. Lancaster University has had a travel plan in place since 2004 to improve the travel choice of staff, students and visitors and promote theRead more
Two Staffordshire Councils have ordered a total of 21 new Metric machines to replace old Autoslot pay and display parking machines. Eleven Metric mains powered Auras will be going into Stafford town centre and 10 more into the City of Stoke at the end of March / beginning of April.Read more
It’s the end of an era for a national park authority which is one of the last to employ car park attendants. From March 27, North York Moors will switch over to pay and display parking at their eight car parks where they make a charge. Metric Parking has won a tender to supplyRead more
The railway station that serves Southampton Airport has ordered 22 Aura cashless machines from Metric Parking. The cashless machines, which will be the first of their type at a railway-airport terminal, will be installed at Southampton Parkway on behalf of South West Trains over the nexRead more
Metric will be featuring their innovative cashless technology at Traffex 2011. Amongst a total of nine pay and display parking machines on their 120 metre stand will be an Aura cashless machine as well as the brand new Metric Mobile. "We are fast becoming a cashless society anRead more
A US city has completed the first phase of a scheme to replace single space meters with UK multi-space machines in their central business district. The new Metric Aura multi-space machines will ultimately replace 800 of the near 1,600 single space meters for the city of Madison WisconsiRead more
A new pay-on-foot system with entry and exit terminals and a chip and pin enabled pay station is to be installed at the end of January by the Metric Group for a business park in the North West. Swindon-based Metric Group has installed the pay-on-foot system at Birchwood Park, WarringtonRead more
Metric will be featuring their innovative cashless technology at Traffex 2011. Amongst a total of nine pay-and-display parking machines on their 120m stand will be an Aura cashless machine as well as the brand new Metric Mobile. "We are fast becoming a cashless society and we are meetinRead more
Metric Parking has expanded into Canada and has won a contract from Target Park of Toronto for 35 Aura pay and display parking machines. The coin and credit card machines will be used for parking control at Cambrian College located in Sudbury, Ontario. The Auras will be linked to MetricRead more
Metric Group is pleased to announce that the city of Leicester is using Metric machines in an experimental residents parking scheme. The Aura pay-and-display machines in the Westcotes area of Leicester are issuing smart cards for residents to obtain free or cheap parking for visitors.Read more
Metric Group, a leading provider of pay-and-display parking equipment with over 40 years of experience within the parking industry, is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a comprehensive five-year maintenance contract by East Riding of Yorkshire. More than 90 Metric Aura pRead more
Seven new Metric Aura pay-and-display machines have been installed in a refurbished multi-storey car park within the shadows of a majestic cathedral. The Levetts Field multi-storey in Lichfield has been re-opened in time for the busy Christmas period after undergoing structure strengtheRead more
Metric Parking is riding high thanks to the UK's favourite short-break destination. The ever-popular Alton Towers Resort has installed a pay on exit system that includes six pay stations and nine exit ticket terminals. Visitors to the Resort's theme park in the Staffordshire Peak DistriRead more
Metric Group took the opportunity of a special open day to launch three new products and brochures into the parking industry worldwide. Metric Mobile, Metric Leasing and Metric Plus were all introduced to visitors to the open day at the Metric Group headquarters in Swindon, Wiltshire, on 27 OctobRead more
Metric Parking has come to the aid of Northampton General Hospital. The UK's only manufacturer of parking machines supplied the busy hospital with 11 of its Aura pay and display units with numeric keypads and note readers as they originally requested for their car park. HoweveRead more
It was a 'Mayday' call from the London Borough of Croydon to Metric Parking for more solar power. The borough wanted a further 17 solar powered Aura pay and display parking machines to control the parking zone in the vicinity of their Mayday Hospital. The latest order now brinRead more
A Metric Aura pay and display parking machine has resisted an oxyacetylene attack. Raiders tried to break into the machine located in a Stratford-on-Avon car park, but they were unsuccessful. Despite leaving a huge scorch mark down the front of the machine, the design of the dRead more
Visitors to England's largest national park will be able to 'wave and pay' for their parking this summer. For the Lake District National Park is the first to order Metric Auras with contactless and chip and pin credit/debit card payment facilities. Seven 'wave and pay' Auras wRead more