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4 Types of Automated Toll Road Systems

Toll Roads are public or private roadways that charge drivers a fee for access or passage. Some toll roads have an operator that collects payment from drivers, issues a receipt and manually raises a barrier granting passage. Automated toll booth payment systems allow drivers to insert payment into a machine that prints a receipt and raises a barrier automatically upon receipt of required payment. Some automated systems have open roads without barriers and involve wireless transponders where drivers have prepaid accounts or payments are billed and collected.

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5 Touch Screen Applications

Touch Screen Controllers enable you to monitor system status, control applications, send and receive alarm information and much more. Touch screens provide a convenient and easy to use interface and are ideal for a wide range of applications. They can work with programmable controllers or PC based systems over Modbus RTU or Modbus TCP protocol. This is a list of some applications that use touch screens.

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Economical Solutions from Automation

As we enter a cost conscious world, where there is a need for higher profitability, the call for automation is increasing. The cost reduction atmosphere being generated and increased by a recession is creating a more amplified need for better competitive positions. Costs are usually affiliated with requirements of the desired product or service. Many companies adhering to manual or outdated machine systems may find themselves in a non-competitive position or forced into a lower profitability.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station M2M Applications

Electric Vehicle Charging Station M2M Applications

Electric vehicles like electric cars, electric motorcycles and electric scooters are becoming a more a popular type of transportation. They are usually quieter and mechanically simpler than internal combustion engine vehicles. The cost of recharging is much less than gasoline; it is like paying 60 cents per gallon of gas. Electric vehicles are typically directly powered by external power stations that are powered by stored electricity. Electric vehicle charges may take up to a few hours for normal everyday usage.

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Ticket Management System M2M Application

Green Solar Monitoring Technology

Photovoltaic systems use solar panels to convert energy from sunlight into electricity. Solar power monitoring systems consist of solar panels, power inverters, current input sensors with AC/DC inputs, analog input modules, communication converters and monitoring software. They provide detailed status information like kwh and temperature. The information can also be logged so reports can be pulled up as necessary. PV Systems can be hard wired, wireless or internet based and can provide power monitoring solar station information.

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Power Monitoring and SCADA for Building and Facility Automation Systems

Going green can have two meanings one from an environmental point of view and the other is green dollars or money. Money is more digital now, but getting the green still has its meaning. The use of automation and power monitoring can be instrumental in gaining both versions of green.

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Ticket Management System M2M Application

Ticket Management Systems

Ticket management systems automate, centralize, and streamline the ticket management process. On board memory allows ticket management systems to retrieve, store and collect data. Printers allow for printing of tickets, cameras can grab images, and card readers or barcode scanners can grant access to cardholders. Cellular modems can bring local data back to a central system over the internet using the cellular network. Controllers can help automate the ticket process since it can implement control logic. The controller can allow users to scan their card or ticket with a card reader or barcode scanner. An IP camera attached to one of the controllers Ethernet ports can grab the user’s image which can be stored in the local database in the controller. The controller can look up the card holder’s information in the database and print out a ticket or receipt as needed. The data can get sent periodically back to an administrative center over the cellular network with a cellular modem.

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