The first pay and display parking machines to be connected via 4G mesh radio are to be installed in Coventry city centre.
A European tender for 69 machines has been won by Metric Group, who will be installing their Elite model both on and off street for the City Council.
It is another first for Metric, renowned pioneers in the development of parking machines worldwide. Metric, who were the first company to network machines are now leading the way with the integration of the next level in wireless networking via 4G.
The tender is to replace aging units in their off-street car parks and also for the first on-street parking in the city.
"We are delighted to have won the tender to supply Coventry City Council with machines," said Richard Boultbee, UK Sales and Marketing Manager for Metric Group Ltd.
"They have chosen a state of the art machine in the Elite to manage parking in the city going forward. The machines and back office systems will be installed into the city during November 2012.
"It is exciting to be at the leading edge of technology and working with our customers to deliver true benefits to their service," commented Richard.
A total of 52 of the 69 machines will be installed on-street and will be coin only. Of the 17 Elites for off-street parking, 11 will also have credit / debit card acceptance.
Said Martin Vickery, Head of Coventry’s Project Delivery Team: "We are really very pleased with the way in which Metric have approached Coventry’s Phase 1 installation programme and the Elite machines are excellent in terms of functionality, quality and price.
"From day one, Metric has fully embraced our desire for MESH connectivity and right from the outset their team has brought a dynamic and innovative approach to service delivery.
"Metric has stepped up to the mark on every occasion and our thanks goes to all involved," he added.