SMSTurbo Unattended Ticketing with a Rice Lake 920i® Indicator

In this video, we’re going to demonstrate the use of a Rice Lake 920i scale indicator.  In the background window you will see SMSTurbo unattended scale software running.  In the front window, you will see the actual 920i scale indicator. All of the information that is being supplied to and being captured from the indicator is being controlled by the SMSTurbo software running on the PC.  This PC could be mounted as close as a few feet away and as far away as hundreds of miles. The combination of hardware and software takes advantage of simplified interface and the rugged hardware of the Rice Lake 920i indicator, while still utilizing all of the power and flexibility of SMSTurbo.

Information that is collected through the unattended ticketing system is immediately available in real time to SMSTurbo in the back office.  This information is now available for reporting, web-based reporting, ticket reprints, analytics, and billing into any number of different accounting packages that are available through SMSTurbo accounting integration options.

Using a 920i Rice Lake Indicator with SMSTurbo Software

  • This uses a special purpose built terminal emulator “text command” language for operations on low speeds from 9600 bpm as well as higher speeds to 115k bpm.
  • Source code is available for this product to offer the dealer or end user capabilities to extend functionality with 920i widgets and processing.
  • This allows for “load facilities” to occur on the device after data acquisition from the database manager verifying “OK to Load”.
  • Out of the box facilities offer all the power of SMSTurbo scale ticketing for an easy Driver assisted experience.

The 902i Rice Lake Indicator is available in bench top, wall mount, or panel mount versions.  This means that you could use the indicator for driver assisted tickets in environments ranging from unattended scale houses to fully weatherized unattended kiosks mounted at the scale so that the driver would not even need to exit their vehicle.  SMSTurbo unattended systems support the use of long-range RFID antennas, short-range proximity card readers, bar code readers, magnetic stripe readers, digital image capture through web cameras, long and short range intercoms, gate control units, radiation detectors, and credit card processing.