Portland, a customer since 2003, renewed their contract for 65 X600 hand held devices complete with 2 D bar code scanner, GPS tracking of officers and a sophisticated real time timing module.
Portland is the largest city in Oregon with a population of 609,000 and 2,300,000 people living in the metropolitan area. A pioneer in Parking Enforcement and Public Safety, Portland prides itself on cutting edge solutions. The city has a vibrant nightlife and an active tourist trade. As ambassadors of the city, the parking enforcement officers are encouraged to welcome visitors, help with directions and be a friendly face in the midst of a busy city. So although an officer’s major job is about enforcement, they are now also seen as performing a much broader range of services that benefit the community.
Schweers worked hand in hand with the municipality to develop its complex parking solution. Acting as partners and subsequently empowering each other they were able to find new solutions and thereby offer a higher degree of service to the public while increasing returns and benefits to the city.
Developing, designing and manufacturing for 26 years Schweers devices are known for their ergonomic, rugged and comfortable design. With integrated thermal printers, integrated color cameras and real time capabilities they can withstand the heat of Abu Dhabi, the snowy winters of NY and the rain of Portland,OR. As innovators in the field of parking enforcement systems, web based operations and hand held applications Schweers creates reliable integrated service for easy straight forward handheld parking enforcement.
“Correct and efficient enforcement ensures the respect of parking, the environment and other regulations leading to improved public safety, increased traffic flow and increased availability of legal parking spaces.” said Michael Schweers, President and founder of Schweers International.