Hectronic has chosen Nedap’s wireless parking sensor system SENSIT for integration with its CityLine parking management software. With this solution, real-time parking occupancy and parking duration data from the sensors on street can be monitored closely. The purpose of this innovative parking system is to increase the utilization of existing parking spaces and to make parking in a city more attractive for visitors. The first installation has recently been applied for the hospital of Münsterlingen in Switzerland.
SENSIT, developed by the Dutch company Nedap, consists of wireless parking sensors which detect in real-time whether or not a single parking bay is occupied and how long it has been occupied. This technology as well as the communication network has been specifically designed for on-street and outdoor parking applications in cities. The real-time data from floor mounted bay sensors is now integrated with Hectronic’s parking management system CityLine. With this solution parking information can be used to guide motorists to free spaces, for reporting on parking utilization as well as for efficient and effective enforcement of paid parking zones.
For parking guidance, Cityline transmits information about the number of available spaces to the guidance signs located along the streets in cities or along main access aisles of parking lots. When a driver parks, the vehicle occupancy is detected by the parking sensor and the status change is retrieved to the CityLine system. Once parked, the visitor can start the parking session at the Hectronic pay and display machine Citea which is positioned near the parking bay. This parking information will be send by CityLine to Hectronic’s web based parking enforcement application. When a vehicle exceeds the chosen duration of parking the app will start a buffer time. When a vehicle is in overstay the parking enforcement will receive an alert and he or she can be directed to the specific parking bay.
Hectronic has developed a smart phone app for motorists which makes parking spaces easily findable and which makes the parking payments process efficiently. This application, also connected with the CityLine system, informs visitors about parking availability and can also be used to start and end a parking session, including the payment, remotely.
Hectronic GmbH is based in Bonndorf in the Black Forest, Germany. The company specialises in the development of intelligent system solutions for the parking and refuelling sector. Since the foundation of the original company Kienzle, in 1928, Hectronic has developed into an industrial company with operations in many countries. With close to 250 staff, 7 sales subsidiaries and around 70 international sales partners around the globe, Hectronic solutions are now successfully marketed all over the world.
Nedap Identification Systems is leading specialist in systems for long-range identification, wireless vehicle detection and vehicle entrance management. Nedap readers, sensors and controllers optimize, monitor and control the movement of vehicles and people in every continent in a safe, secure and efficient way. Technology that can easily be applied to and integrated with security, logistic, traffic and parking applications. Nedap enables people to keep moving in a secure and convenient way. Nedap Identification Systems, part of Nedap N.V., and has offices in the United States, Italy, Dubai and Singapore. Its skilled business partner network is spread across the globe.