Original Press Release
Self-Powered, Remote Controlled Parking Barrier Protects Reserved Parking Spaces from Unauthorized Entry
Press release date: October 13, 2004
Easy To Install and Maintain, Simple to Operate, and Cost Effective, The MySpot 200(TM) Utilizes Vehicles' Weight for Energy Source
West Orange, NJ, October 13, 2004...Announced today by Designated Parking Corp., a premier designer and manufacturer of parking and access control systems, is the availability of the MySpot(TM) 200 parking system in the United States. Currently in use in Europe and Asia to effectively block designated parking space entry and exit, the system is engineered specifically to provide a simple-to-install, user-friendly, maintenance-free solution to unauthorized use of reserved parking spaces, access ramps, and driveways. The MySpot 200 is powered by a proprietary hydraulic spring mechanism that captures and stores energy from the weight of the vehicle, therefore no external power source is required. A keychain transmitter is provided for remote control of the barrier using personal security codes. The MySpot 200 requires no site preparation or digging as it may be anchored to paved surfaces with supplied bolts, or glued to paved surfaces with an optional epoxy kit. The system is FCC/CE Compliant.
Engineered for the highest reliability, and tested to 20,000 up/down cycles representing over 10 years (at 5 activations per day), Designated Parking's system is designed for use by cars and light trucks weighing up to 10,000 lbs/5 tons. It is ideally suited for a broad range of indoor and outdoor public and private sector parking applications in offices, apartments/condominiums, hospitals, colleges/universities, airports, municipal and retail parking lots, along with remote driveways. In addition, the MySpot 200 system may be ordered with built-in functionality to facilitate handicapped parking, or custom engineered for coin-parking applications.
The MySpot 200 system is comprised of four basic components: the PowerPod module, IdlePod mounting module, barrier, and standard or common code three-button HomeLink(R) compatible US HT transmitters. The proprietary energy storage mechanism and electronics are housed within the rugged and durable cast-aluminum PowerPod module, which is sealed to withstand harsh environments, water, and debris. The available torque on the shaft is a respectable 140 in-lb. The standard barrier, measuring 43" (109 cm) long and 16.5" (42 cm) tall, is supported by the PowerPod module on one side and by the IdlePod module on the other. While a weather resistant reflective "reserved" label is provided, customized labels are readily accommodated. The HT transmitter operates three MySpot 200 systems, and each system can accommodate up to 15 individual transmitters. A steel mounting plate for the PowerPod module is optionally offered to permit easy removal and replacement of the module for road maintenance, or to relocate the MySpot 200 system.
Supplied "ready to assemble" and requiring less than 30 minutes to install, the system is intuitive to operate. To lower the barrier and enter a reserved parking space, the user simply sends a remote command from the keychain transmitter to release a lock allowing gravity to lower the barrier. The energy to raise the barrier is then captured and stored in the hydraulic spring mechanism of the PowerPod module when the vehicle drives over it. Once the vehicle has parked or exited the space, the user simply depresses a button on the transmitter to raise the barrier. The raised barrier acts as a theft deterrent for the parked vehicle as it blocks unauthorized movement. Should excessive force be applied to the barrier, a self-resetting defense mechanism will absorb the impact and will disengage it from the PowerPod module to preserve the integrity of the module.
Pricing for the basic MySpot 200 system starts at $595.00 each. Quantity discounts are available by contacting Designated Parking Corp. Delivery is from stock to 4 weeks.
For more information, and to download literature and manuals please visit www.designatedparking.com.
ABOUT DESIGNATED PARKING CORPORATION Headquartered in West Orange, NJ, Designated Parking Corp., and its principals have been designing and manufacturing award-winning, high-volume security systems for the automotive, commercial, industrial and residential markets since 1972, and are recognized worldwide for technical expertise in garage door control systems. Designated Parking's product development and engineering operation is located in NJ; products and systems are produced in partnership with a world-class ISO 9000 Certified manufacturer in Shenzhen, China. Products are sold through a global network of authorized distributors.