From the marina point of view, as important as to guarantee the power and water service to the user is to ensure the system availability and the access to the generated information.
The Garbí system offers different configurations with different system control levels, summarized in the following table:
So, to make consumption measurements, water and power counters have to be installed in the pedestal. If we like to automatically receive these values at the marina office, some telecom devices should be added. Additionally, if we want to turn the services on or off from the office we must furnish the pedestal with some actuators. Last but not least, if we want to implement a payment system, we will have to install the corresponding devices for user interfacing. In Garbi pedestals with the Prepay-Smart system, the user interfacing is made by direct communication between a Smartphone and the pedestal. A user/password protocol provides a sucure access to the system. The Prepay-Smart system overcomes all the problems associated to cards: losses, renewals, or cloning. Moreover, it provides to the user 24/7 access to his/her account balance and recharge.