Wirelessly enabled parking systems minimize lost revenue from non-payment and broken meters, which can be of significant value in the multi-billion dollar parking industry. The first deployment of the Digital Payment Technologies and Strix Systems integration is currently taking place in Brookline, MA where 2 LUKE parking pay stations are being deployed, as part of a pilot project, and are connected to Brookline's pre-existing Strix Wireless Mesh Network. This project represents another municipal parking-meter system in the U.S. that does not rely on a cellular network, but instead communicates exclusively using a dedicated high-speed wireless network. The Town of Brookline has been using their Strix Access/One wireless mesh network assist public safety and public service employees to improve the accuracy and timeliness of their duties. "The Town of Brookline is very excited about this pilot project, as it uses our Wi-Fi network to help leverage operational efficiencies, generate additional revenue, and offer the users of parking meters a more user-friendly experience," states Sean Cronin, Deputy Town Administrator of Brookline. "By using the Digital parking meters, a number of Town objectives are met, including improving the streetscape, increasing payments options for meter users, and utilizing technology to enhance town services."
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