At the beginning of March 2012 SITA Airport IT GmbH, Düsseldorf (SAIT) commissioned Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH, from Mönchengladbach, to renew the parking management system at Düsseldorf International Airport. The current system, some of which is over 12 years old, is being totally renovated, whilst reutilising some of the newer components.
This includes an upgrade of the exceedingly successful car park reservation system used by over 350,000 customers, and the supply of new entrance/exit control equipment and automatic pay stations.
The third largest parking system at a German airport is going "green, i.e. environmentally friendly and barrier free," explains Samuel Spaltner. According to Scheidt & Bachmanns Director for Germany, the airport and its partners are placing great value on the economical use of resources and social awareness in making their investment decisions; the energy-efficient and "easy access" automatic pay stations from Scheidt & Bachmann help to fulfill these demands.
All car parking control devices contain barcode scanners that can be used by the customers. With this "self-service technology" that is already used for passenger check-in it will be possible in future to sell parking tickets online via "Print@Home" or Smartphones. There are many potential new marketing possibilities using barcodes in print media and synergistically with flight tickets.
The parking management control system is being incorporated within SAITs innovative IT landscape" explains Dr Jahncke. As the Managing Director of SITA Airport IT he sees SAITs reliable "high-tech" computer centre as the high-availability basis for the hosted virtual instrumentation and control computers of the parking management system.
SAIT, the IT service provider for Germany's third largest airport, Düsseldorf Airport, is operating the parking management system for 20,000 car parks with the support of APCOA Autoparking.