Most of the city parking meters I have used recently print a ticket for you that needs to be displayed in your car. This one dispenses with the dispensing. You enter your license plate number and pray that you entered it correctly and the meter man interprets it correctly. It all works fine except that the screen is hard to read, especially the labels displayed above the yellow buttons because some punk jackass had to carve some kind of bullshit into the screen. I would say it looked like Asian gang characters, but that's probably racist, and it could have been Klingon for all I know.