Gated Unattended Pay-on-Exit Parking System: Ticket Dispenser In, Credit Card Out
This parking configuration requires the parker to take a ticket from the ticket dispenser at the entrance. The ticket will have the date and time printed on it as well as encoded onto the magnetic stripe or bar-code. In order to activate the ticket dispenser to dispense tickets, a vehicle must be on top of the arming loop. This does not allow a person on foot to take a ticket. Once the ticket is taken from the throat of the ticket dispenser, the entrance barrier gate automatically opens. The parker enters the parking lot and once the vehicle is past the entrance closing loop, the entrance barrier gate automatically closes.
Next, the parker finds a parking spot. Once the parker is finished using the parking stall, the parker makes his/her way to the exit where a credit card payment station resides. The parker inserts their ticket into the credit card station ticket injester. The credit card station will calculate the parking fee and display it on the display. The parker will then slide his/her credit card into the card reader. The credit card station will then call up the credit card processing network and get authorization. Once the parker pays in full, the credit card station will automatically open the exit barrier gate. Once the parker's vehicle clears the exit closing loop, the barrier gate automatically closes.
Equipment required for this system: (2) barrier gates, (1) ticket dispenser, Optional: protection posts, (1) credit card station, (3) vehicle loops, (3) vehicle detectors