Thanks to this solution, attendants can take and archive photos which can be later used as evidence in legal proceedings. In addition phone calls can be made informing other municipal services of other situations requiring attention such as acts of vandalism, robberies or accidents that happen in the city as well as contacting technical support staff about mal-functioning parking meters.
Equally PPZ attendants who are supplied with this equipment do not have to carry heavy appliances anymore, but instead compact and easy-to-use registering and printing equipment. The whole solution weights less than 1kg and more importantly, due to the lack of cables connecting the devices, guarantees users full flexibility of movement.
"Today PPZ employees cannot imagine going back to the old way of formfilling. Working with Zebra RW 420 mobile printers has been very easy and no problems have been experienced since their deployment, even though they have been used very intensively. Faced with the decision of which printing device to choose from, we initially had many misgivings. However looking back now, I think we could not have made a better choice." added Dariusz Wiszniewski.
Currently, the next phase of the project is being implemented. It is aimed at enabling text files to be sent, saved on the smart phones, directly to headquarters' server via GPRS technology.
"Deployment in Bydgoszcz is the first one of this kind in Poland. Zebra Technologies has involved in similar projects in other European cities such as Madrid and Zagreb. We believe that other Polish cities will follow in the footsteps of Municipal Road and Public Transport Authority in Bydgoszcz and use the potential of mobile technology applications." – says Grzegorz Zbrozek, Product Development Manager, Zebra Technologies, Central and Eastern Europe region.