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 machines with twin printers – a system which is unique to Metric.
The system, which allows two full printer units to be installed in a parking machine, not only increases the ticket capacity to 8,000, but also allows 100% use of all tickets on a roll. This will feature in a batch of 20 Auras for off-street pay and display parking.
Richard Boultbee, UK sales and marketing manager for the Metric Group, said: “The twin printer functionality allows the operator to use up all tickets on a roll as it automatically switches when one roll empties. The high ticket capacity also reduces the amount of time a person needs to visit a machine. These efficiency savings all add up, and less ticket waste is better for the environment.”
Whilst all 20 machines will accept coins and will be networked to Metric’s Web ASLAN Back Office, some will have a chip and pin facility to take credit and debit cards.
Metric won the mini tender after the Council found that the machines would be operationally easy for customers to use. The installation is scheduled for October.