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Patrol functionality requires a suitable hand held terminal to equip your patrol staff with and (usually) a mobile printer to enable PCNs to be issued. The PMP application is designed to run on any hand held device with a WinMob 6.1 Operating system or above and the following specification.

We would also recommend an IP rating of at least 65 and ideally 67, to cope with outdoor use in all weathers, and a good robust unit that will withstand drops from minimum 1.2m to concrete, preferably 1.5 or 1.8m.

Casio DT-X30
Pidion BIP 6000
Zebra RW 420
O'Neil Apex 4

We have evaluated a number of different makes and models of device which ostensibly 'fit the bill', and continue to do so on a regular basis as new models are released. Our recommendation for the hand held device is the Casio DT X-30, an extremely rugged device that has been the unit of choice for many car park operators. A lower cost proposition is the Pidion BIP 6000 which has also performed very well in trials. Should customers opt for a device that is not on our recommended list, there may be additional software development costs to port the application across.

We recommend the DataMax O'Neil Apex 4 printer, or the Zebra RW420, both of which have a proven track record and excellent fit for this purpose.

The Pen Group is a leading, award winning, UK supplier of hardware and accredited partner of all major hardware manufacturers. We should be pleased to service your hardware requirements, however if you prefer to source your hardware elsewhere or use your existing estate, we can accommodate your wishes.

IP rating is an international standard to measure the degree of protection that a device has in terms of ingress from water and solids (dust).
The first number indicates protection against solids
5 = Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit)
6 = Totally protected against dust

The second number indicates protection against liquids
5 = Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress
7 = Protected against the effects of immersion between 15cm and 1m
8 = Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure