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 +The most common solar powered parking meters in L.A. are made by IPS Group in San Diego.
 +
 +[[http://​tinypic.com?​ref=2j5n9n4|http://​i38.tinypic.com/​2j5n9n4.jpg]]
 +  *  These meters ​  (Pic by [[http://​www.flickr.com/​photos/​amayu/​|jillmotts]] [http://​creativecommons.org/​licenses/​by-nc-sa/​2.0/​deed.en CC licensed])
 +
 +===== Background Info(Patents,​ Articles, etc.) =====
 +**PARKING METER AND A DEVICE THEREFOR
 +USA (Pub. number - US 2009/​0159674 A1)**
 +>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.google.com/​patents/​about?​id=SwbIAAAAEBAJ
 +
 +**A PARKING METER AND A DEVICE THEREFOR International (Pub. number- WO/​2007/​063530)**
 +>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.wipo.int/​pctdb/​en/​wo.jsp?​wo=2007063530
 +
 +----
 +
 +**METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A REMOVABLE METER UNIT
 +USA (Pub. number - US 2009/​0192950 A1)**
 +>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.google.com/​patents/​about?​id=JHzIAAAAEBAJ
 +
 +>> flowchart of authorization/​management process
 +>> mockups of management software and map view of meters
 +
 +
 +**METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC LOCATION-SPECIFIC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT OF A REMOVABLE METER UNIT
 +USA (Pub. number - US 2009/​0183966 A1)**
 +>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.google.com/​patents/​about?​id=tlDIAAAAEBAJ
 +
 +----
 +
 +<!-- Thanks to eecue for pointing us towards the articles. -->
 +**LATimes Piece on the meters**
 +>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​articles.latimes.com/​2007/​jun/​29/​local/​me-meters29
 +
 +>​**Notes**
 +>> "same encryption technology used in many banks to ensure ease and security for drivers with credit cards"
 +>>>​* fancy way of saying PCI compliant
 +>> "​Jammed meters send an instant wireless message to city staffers, who can fix them more efficiently"​
 +>> "The solar panels on the back of the meters are the main source of power, with support from a backup battery."​
 +>> "​Dennis Frey, an IPS Group engineer"​
 +>>>​* Lead Engineer at IPS per LinkedIn
 +<!--(No active links to LinkedIn since itinforms the profile owner when visited. -->
 +>>>​* <​nowiki>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.linkedin.com/​pub/​dennis-frey/​1b/​2a6/​478</​nowiki>​
 +
 +** Staff report on Manhattan Beach IPS meters [[PDF]]**
 +> http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.citymb.info/​agenda/​2010/​Ag-Min20100518/​20100518-10.pdf
 +
 +>​**Notes**
 +>> This really just talks about why they didn't go with the multi-space meters rather than anything technical about the IPS meters.
 +
 +**Canyon news article on the demo rollout(2007)**
 +> http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.canyon-news.com/​artman/​publish/​article_5710.php
 +
 +>​**Notes**
 +>> "IPS [[Lead]] engineer Frey adds, “No data is stored on the meter. ​ When you insert your credit card, it automatically goes to the bank, so your information is not stored anywhere online or in any sort of database."​
 +>> "If someone took a sledgehammer,​ and slammed the meter they would not be able to take anything except for coins” ​
 +
 +
 +===== Credit Card processing =====
 +  *  Communication
 +    *  The meters process CC transactions and give confirmation very quickly.  ​
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ GSM
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Zigbee|ZigBee]]
 +  * <​nowiki>​***</​nowiki>​ Wireless Mesh Networking
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ WiFi
 +  * `PCI Compliant`
 +    *  Does this mean data is encrypted and sent elsewhere for processing? ​
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​** Yes.** See quote from Frey above.
 +    *  <s>Or does PCI compliant demand more from the meter?</​s>​
 +    *  bV note: PCI compliant means that:
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ cardholder data, if stored, is stored encrypted
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ full magnetic stripe data as well as cvv code is not stored at all
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ cardholder data, if transmitted,​ is transmitted encrypted
 +  *  ToDo
 +    *  Locate Base Station
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ Pictures
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ Info
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ What are these meters talking to?
 +  * <​nowiki>​***</​nowiki>​ Box on pole
 +  * <​nowiki>​***</​nowiki>​ Box on ground
 +  * <​nowiki>​***</​nowiki>​ ???
 +
 +===== Command and Control(C&​C) =====
 +  *  Management Interface
 +    *  `The System allows Remote Diagnostics and Configuration`
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ Patent claims management can be done remotely or with handheld unit
 +
 +===== Tools =====
 +  *  ZigBee
 +    *  [[KillerBee]]( Joshua Wright'​s Framework and tools for exploiting ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 networks)
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​code.google.com/​p/​killerbee/​
 +  *  Frequency Counter
 +    *  Determine if it's GSM, ZigBee, WiFi, etc
 +
 +
 +===== IPS Group URLs =====
 +<!--(No active links to IPS to avoid having [[nsl]] show up as referrer in server logs. To be replaced with URL redirection service links that strip referrer) ​ -->
 + 
 +  * IPS Group Inc.
 +<​nowiki>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.ipsgroupinc.com/</​nowiki>​
 +
 +  * Product brochure for current IPS models
 +<​nowiki>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.ipsgroupinc.com/​brochures/​model_795.pdf</​nowiki>​
 +
 +  * Installation video page (video is FLV) for Model 132
 +<​nowiki>​http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.ipsgroupinc.com/​parking_product_detail.php?​product_line=single_space&​product=model_132&​section=install_video#​infodisplay</​nowiki>​
  
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