The Rental System is the collection of electronic components that lock the bikes to a bike-station with
smart locks and control the rental process. They are modular and have standard fixings to allow them to
be installed in a number of ways to suit the local environment. The stations provide excellent visibility and
marketing opportunities, the electronic assets are secure and bikes are therefore simpler and lower cost
A processor unit is supplied which contains with the power supply, computer, modem and
associated electronics necessary to power the station. This is contained in an alloy frame, with a
lockable cover with options for a full kiosk style totem, or mini-totem.
For pedal bike operation, two large capacity batteries supply power to the unit, charged by a solar
panel. This provides year round power. The unit must be mains supplied for e-bike operation.
A console (keypad) provides the user interface.
This has a screen for user instruction, a touch sensitive keypad
with no moving parts which is also back lit, a power button and
the smart card proximity reader (Hi-tag or Mifare)
The console can provide 6 different user selected languages
(roman alphabet only). All the menu items can be rewritten in a
local language using standard XML language files.
Up to 16 individual electro magnetic locks per stand.
These locks can be provided on a whole range of stand
designs. Each lock is numbered separately and has its
own release button that flashes red or green to signify
operation. The lock internals are inserted from the front
in an alloy sleeve enabling easy replacement of
individual locks. The bikes are fitted with an RFID
tagged lock which is inserted into the front holding the
bike upright whilst allowing the bikes to be rotated and
lifted without removal.
Please note an electric bike charging and docking port
is now available as an option.
Key Features of the Rental System :
Flexibility – can be configured for 2 to 16 locks per station.
Additional “virtual stations” allow for bikes to be returned and rented from outside the stations
Modular – easy to upgrade and replace
Operates rental controls in real time through cellular 3G connection (SIM card required)
Can be remotely managed through internet browser management system
Components are linked using standard cat5 ethernet cabling with rj45 connectors
Powered by high capacity deep cycle 12v batteries with solar charging. No expensive communications
connections, a 230v supply must be provided for e-bike operation.
Customer authentication is by RFID card and PIN, or customer number can be typed in.
Bike locks can be attached to differed bike models