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Cale product history


This picture shows Carl-Axel Andersson, who founded CALE 1955. The parking meter next to Carl-Axel Andersson is the first Cale product.


First Cale parking meter. Accepted 25 cents and allowed up to one hour parking time.

PM 67


Cale 67 was introduced the same year as Sweden changed to right hand driving. It supported up to 12 hours parking time.
B 10


The first Cale pay & display machine.
EL 2002


The first electro-mechanical Cale pay & display machine.
PM 77


Cale introduces an advanced mechanical parking meter with replaceable mechanism. PM 77 is still in use in many countries.
EPM 4004


Cale introduces the micro-processor technique in electronic parking meters. Cale is first in the world with an electronic parking meter with a single-chip processor.

MP 5005

Cale releases the MP 5005, the first pay & display machine controlled by a micro-processor. The MP 5005 enabled the use of multiple tariffs. It could be equipped with an intelligent coin verifier and had a modular design for easy maintenance.

MP 6006


The first Cale space number (Memo) pay & display machine.

EPM 7007

EPM 7007 is the successor of the EPM 4004. It offers the possibility to use several different tariffs in a very flexible way.

MP 10000


This product was connected to an office computer and had a display, a needle matrix printer and (optionally) a key reader that could identify each driver. The MP 10000 was, for instance, used by sugar refineries to write scale receipts over the loads of sugar-beets delivered by trucks.
MP 8008


Cale develops an advanced pay & display machine that accepts coins and credit cards. A PC software that handles machine control and statistics is also released.
MP 8008 with bank note reader


Cale introduces bank note facilities in MP 8008.
MP 101


Cale creates MP 101 with a totally new hardware and software architecture. The MP 101 is used as a base for the development of the next parking machine, the MP 102.

TMA 89

The first back-office program supplied by Cale was a DOS based application. The parking terminals communicated with a central PC either via modem or by exchanging data via a hand held terminal. Direct cable connection was another alternative.

MP 102


Cale releases the modern and multi functional MP 102 that becomes a huge success.

With MP 102, Cale introduces support for value cards (smart cards).



A new Windows based back-office program was introduced. The functions equalled those of the TMA 89 back office program (see above), but had a nicer user inteface and graphic presentation of data.



The popular space number (Memo) functions are added to the MP 102 which gives birth to MP 103 MEMO.
MP 104


Cale releases the power of MP 104 with state of the art architecture, design and payment methods. The back office software Argus released the same year, supports all the MP 104 functions.


This was the first back office application designed by Cale for the administration of Cale terminals within the MP 104 product family. It featured data exchange via modem or PC cards, updating of customer adatations (such as tariffs) and credit card black lists, monitoring of terminal status, automatic alarms from terminals via modem, graphic presentation of statistics, and much more.


MP 104 Compact (MPC)


The powerful MP 104 gets a slimmer design filled with advanced functions.


Cale releases the new and improved back office system C-Argus with multi user support and improved user interface.

Cale WebOffice 1 (CWO 1)

CWO creates a new trend in back office management of payment terminals. CWO is an internet based service that does not require any PC software to be installed. An ordinary web reader is all that is required.

New applications and functions are launched centrally without requiring any customer resources for installation, upgrades, configuration and trouble-shooting.
MP 104 XL


Third generation of Cale bank note reader terminals is released. Improved security and bank note acceptance functions.
Cale Web Terminal 2100, version 2110 


This is a new generation of payment terminal that uses the latest technological advancements in electronics, mechanics, software, data communication, user interface and security. The Cale Web Terminal offers outstanding capabilites, especially when administrated via the internet based Cale WebOffice application (see above).

The CWT 2110 model has a greyscale display with a Piezo keyboard.

Cale Web Terminal 2100, version 2115

This CWT 2115 model has a greyscale display with an alphanumeric Piezo keyboard.



Cale Web Terminal 2100, version 2120

This CWT 2120 model has a touch screen with illumination, speakers and microphone.

Cale WebOffice 2 (CWO 2)

The CWO 2 is designed to be combined with the new generation of Cale terminals - Cale WebTerminal.



CWT Compact Classic

The CWT Compact Classic is the modern Cale WebTerminal in the proven MPC housing. You can use the CWO 2 functionality with this terminal.



CWT 104

The CWT 104 gives CWT functionality in the proven MP 104 housing. CWT 104 can be used with CWO 2, giving the customer improved functionality.



CWT Compact

This terminal takes the Cale WebTerminal a step further, CWT functionality in a durable,proven MPC housing, with improved user-friendliness through a completely new design of the door.



Cale WebOffice 2.13

Together with CWT Compact an improved version of the back office system CWO is launched. The new version has new features such as purchase rules. With this version it is possible to use CWO 2 functionality also for the traditional MP series.



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