Infinite Computing Systems, Inc. today launched ParkAide® the most advanced digital parking and personnel asset management system available on the market today. It uses smart technology to manage digital parking assets and enhance revenues for municipalities, campuses and other parking system applications in real time. ParkAide® will be on display at Booth #410 at the National Parking Association 2013 Convention in Chicago, October 7 – 10.
Cloud-based ParkAide® does not require expensive sensor installations that must be replaced over time. ParkAide® will be part of Microsoft’s CityNext initiative that empowers people—whether governments, citizens, or businesses—to transform their cities and their future.
It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application that provides integrated, real-time meter information, real-time smart alerts, on-street mobile interfaces for messages in and out, and personnel location and tracking. It is designed to show data, maps, messages and video. Infinite has built the system in modules that sit inside of an intelligent operational dashboard that provides parking operation managers a much better understanding of and ways to manage all their on-street and off-street ecosystem assets from a single operations center.
Operational installations have shown at least a 20% efficiency improvement in personnel performance and the potential for a 30% revenue increase with its Predictive Ticketing modules.
ParkAide® is a monthly subscription service that cities or campuses can install without a large investment in infrastructure or software. It is a hardware agnostic application that can be used with almost any on-street and off-street on-line hardware a parking operation has. The architecture of the system is built to accommodate the integration of different vendors’ equipment along with integrated mobile applications.
“ParkAide® provides a full view in one location that gives parking operations immediate insights for action,” said Infinite Computing Systems Rick Barchard, Director of Sales. “It allows parking managers, enforcement supervisors, and on-street personnel to act as a cohesive team. With all operational data on one screen, operations managers can optimize resources, make personnel and assets decisions and increase enforcement efficiency with real-time data. We’re offering a comprehensive parking asset management system that’s not currently available on the market.”
The parking management dashboard resides on a standard Web application interface and the street personnel use tablet or mobile devices to send and receive information from ParkAide® and other applications that may be deployed.
“We can now save more than 2,000 hours per year versus previous operational processes and staff needs with ParkAide®,” said Jon Rouse, General Manager of Park Cedar Rapids and the 2013 International Parking Institute Parking Supervisor of the Year. “We can see all of our digital meters health and timings, communicate directly with the street staff, and see them on a map in real time. The On-Duty/Off Duty mobile application is also a time saver for us. Our on-street ambassadors really like the interface and the efficiency it gives them, too.”
The ParkAide® system currently offers five modules, with more in development:
- Integrated Vendor Neutral Dashboard: Off-street systems and digital meter information in one spot with GPS mapping of all parking assets and personnel.
- StreetView: This mobile application shows on-street personnel real-time parking space status.
- Automated Alerts: The ability to send hardware failure alerts to personnel and the dashboard based with full configuration rules.
- Mobile On/Off Duty Time Recording: Smart device application to log work hours. This data is relayed back to the ParkAide® dashboard and captured for payroll entry.
- Mobile Parking Availability: ParkFast is a general public mobile application that shows and directs the consumer to a probable open parking space.
- Reporting: Personnel route mapping and recording playback.
Register to win a FREE 60 Day Trial of ParkAide®.
Visit Booth # 410 at the National Parking Association Convention, October 7-9, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and sign up for a chance to win a free trial installation of ParkAide® for your parking system*. You also can register for the free trial at www.parkaide.net
*Participation is open to cities, universities/colleges, airports, digital parking on and off street companies, and parking management companies. Entries must be received by October 9th, 2013. Requires digital meters. NPA Booth #410
About Infinite Computing Systems
Infinite Computing Systems, Inc. is a global provider of custom software solutions and SCADA based Web software applications. It has a long and distinguished history of providing and displaying real data from disparate systems and controls. The company, with resources on several continents, provides innovative custom software solutions and IT services to businesses and government agencies around the world. Since 1997, Infinite has delivered exceptional value to its customers by combining onsite, local experts with the strength of global development resources. For more information, visit www.infinite-usa.com or call (800) 297-7530.