Go with the flow at University of Alabama’s flagship campus

The University of Alabama, the largest campus in the Alabama University System, hosts over 33,000 students and employees. The university was experiencing traffic flow problems at and around their parking facilities.

Students, faculty and staff that needed to enter parking facilities in a timely fashion were being delayed by slow throughput, caused by short range prox readers used for access control.

Due to the concurrent nature of class scheduling, the University of Alabama experienced what most universities see from their commuting students and faculty: a large rush hour coinciding with class times. They needed a solution that could improve parking throughout without sacrificing the security of their facilities, or the oversight of their pay-for-parking registration system. The Mississippi based Access Control Group answered the call to provide a straight-forward vehicle access control solution.

By installing the uPASS Reach long range UHF readers, ACG was able to accomplish all of this. Mounted at the parking facility entrance lanes, the uPASS Reach's 4 meters of read range allow for approaching vehicle credentials to be read and processed without the driver having to stop and present a credential to a short range reader. Plus, the cost effective sticker and hang tags met the requirements of the University of Alabama to provide and effective and affordable solution to their student body.

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