Zytronic’s projected capacitive technology selected for car park payment terminal

Developer and manufacturer of advanced touch screen solutions, Zytronic, working with distribution partner Display Technology, has contributed its Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) technology to a new terminal from car park solutions expert, Newpark Solutions. Newpark have made use of Zytronic’s touch sensors on a new payment and validation terminal for parking and access control systems.

The Newpark Fusion GTS provides a ticketless method for users to pay for their parking, be it either pay and display or pay on foot. Using a high definition automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera for access control, the Fusion GTS can be operated with or without barriers. The ANPR cameras ensure that the terminal will have an accurate record of a vehicle’s entry and exit, without the need for tickets. The user merely selects the payment method or duration of parking using the integrated touch screen. By eliminating tickets, the Fusion GTS not only reduces the mechanical complexity of moving parts and the associated maintenance but also reduces the need for the customer to access remote assistance due to lost or damaged tickets.

Vandal resistant Zytronic 17-inch ZYBRID touch sensors were chosen for use in the Newpark self-service terminal as they combine proven year-round, outdoor reliability and sensitive touch performance, even when operated with gloved hands. By combining as many functions as possible through the touchscreen, the overall size of the Fusion GTS was kept to a minimum.

Sales & marketing director at Zytronic, Ian Crosby commented: “We are delighted that Newpark Solutions selected Zytronic to provide touch screen technology for their parking terminal. Our PCT touch sensors are widely used in unattended self-service applications and will ensure that operators of these terminals can be confident of a dependable, reliable performance and a competitive total cost of system ownership.”

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