Pay by Plate mode

for the MacKay TANGO™ and MacKay Guardian™ Multi Elite

In this mode, a customer enters their license plate number into the meter when purchasing time. The plate enforcement manager keeps track of paid and expired license plates. Enforcement officers can check online using a secure enforcement application for paid license plate numbers.

This configuration works similar to the “Pay by Space” configuration, only the user enters a license plate number instead of a space number. The terminal will support any combination of alpha-numeric characters up to a maximum of 10 characters. There is a backspace key supported to allow the user to correct key input errors rather than starting from scratch. The license plate data is transmitted to the enforcement database (hosted system) along with the transaction details.

In order to be able to enter license plate numbers, a new alpha-numeric Piezo keypad is used. The Piezo keypad is both sturdy and responsive and better designed for rough weather conditions.

The position of the new keypad on the Tango is similar to the “Pay-by-space” keypad location, i.e. on the upper right corner of the front panel. As with the Pay-by-Space configuration, the user screen prompts the user to enter their License plate number at the start of the transaction. The machines are configured with a buzzer which beeps with each key press.