The machine cabinet is available in a number of standard colours: Blue, Green, Red, Black or Grey. Other RAL colours are available at extra cost.
P&D machines can be configured to accept payment with a wide variety of methods, including coins, banknotes, tokens, magnetic stripe cards, chip cards, contactless cards and credit cards.
Machines can be supplied for card-only payment if required.
Metric P&D machines are designed to be operated by a 12V DC supply from an internal accumulator. The accumulator can be recharged by:
External 240V AC (or 110V AC) power supply
External recharging (replacement)
Other power supply (wind turbine etc)
An AC supply can be either direct from mains cables or from street lighting power circuits. If the power supply fails, the machine will continue to function normally for several days, depending on the size of the accumulator and its state of charge.
The following indicators and devices are placed on the front face of the standard P&D machine:
A slot for coins (and additional slots for banknotes and cards, if fitted).
One or two ticket exit slots
Command buttons, providing a variety of optional commands, such as Language Selection, Value for card payment, Special Tariff etc.
A clock which is easily visible.
A "WARNING" indication and an “OUT OF SERVICE” indication (both designed to be understood by the operating company), indicating the need for maintenance or replacement of consumables (paper, etc.).
An alphanumeric display to show the total payment, the time and day of parking expiry, the processing of card transactions and messages for the user.