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Parking Meter - Model 400
Imperial Parking Ltd. - Vancouver, B.C.
To design the mechanical components, the controller circuitry,
and the software drivers of a new parking meter that would
allow people to pay with coins, bills or credit cards.
Additionally the parking meter had to have a display and
selection keys, and had to run on battery power uninterrupted
for a minimum of three months. KLN was given a total time of
only thirteen weeks
for electronic and mechanical design, writing of the software
drivers, and manufacturing of the first 4 market-ready units.
Electronic and mechanical design, systems integration and
manufacturing of 25 units.
The short time frame for this project resulted in a "beehive"
situation at KLN's premises. Having the machine shop and the
engineering department under the same roof permitted tight
"just-in-time" schedules, despite a number of client requested specification
changes while the project was still under way. With one day's
delay, the first four parking meters were installed at the
required locations. A few months later KLN had delivered
another 21 units. This parking meter has been such a success
that since then an average of 50 units per month have been
installed all over North America.
Ten years after developing this parking meter,
Impark contracted KLN KLEIN again to develop, prototype and manufacture the next generation,
high-security parking meter for them,
while still keeping the Model 400 parking meter serving thousands of parking lots.
Contract Design Engineering, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Services
KLN KLEIN Product Development Inc.
(Located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Area)
19787- 56th Avenue, Langley, B.C., V3A 3X8, CANADA
Phone: (604) 530-1491 Fax: (604) 530-6241
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