Wireless Revenue Control at an Airport? Are you Crazy?

SAS Access Systems, a leading dealer and installer of parking and access control solutions for business and industry, announced today that their wireless installation of parking and revenue control equipment at the Palm Spring International Airport has been one hundred percent operational, without interruption, for over two months.
The Palm Springs International Airport prides itself on its service and a worry free atmosphere. SAS took that into consideration when they designed a system that would upgrade the existing Amano parking and revenue control system.
System design is always the most crucial part of a new installation and SAS ensured that there was little to no impact on the operations of the parking facility. Of course this requires detailed planning, project management and the right kind of technology.
AGP-5200 Fee Computer.JPGAce Parking Management Inc. recently was awarded the parking operations contract at the airport and chose SAS Access Systems to upgrade the existing offline system to an online state-of-the-art system. A key component of this decision was that SAS recently became certified as an Amano iParc dealer and installer. The Amano iParc software allowed them the flexibility and open technology needed to connect remote parking entries to the central management office in real time. Usually, this connection is made via a commercial grade DSL line, however some remote lanes were across a parking lot that consistently had parkers coming and going. It would be almost impossible to trench across the parking lot, not to mention the added associated cost.
As a systems integrator, SAS chose to go wireless for communications at the remote entries. Working with Amano and Gemini Associates Incorporated, they came up with a solution that worked perfectly, wireless technology. As we all know, wireless technology is constantly evolving and they needed something to ensure one-hundred percent operations in an airport environment.
Proper communications at an airport is crucial. The equipment should not cause the garbled communications of an inbound commercial aircraft or generate some unusual patterns on an air traffic controllers radar. To combat these issues, Gemini chose to work within the 5 GHz range using a point to multipoint system. This technology doesnt conflict with the FCC rated communications commonly found in surrounding airports.
The remote entry parking equipment is connected together via the Amano iParc iController communications hub. iParc using industry standard TCP/IP communications to allow simple solutions that take advantage of a full range of off-the-shelf local area, wide area, and wireless network connectivity solutions. The iParc solution gathers all transactions from parking devices and access control points in real-time. As messages are received, iParc stores them in a Microsoft SQL Server database and simultaneously displays them on 3-D site maps in your browser.

This is the most intuitive parking and revenue control system software Ive ever worked with, explained Jef Barker of SAS Access Systems, who has been installing parking solutions for several different parking manufactures for over 15 years. Its obvious that this revenue control software was thoroughly tested before it was released.

Integration to the wireless radios was extremely simple since the entire system uses TCP/IP communications protocol. It was almost, plug and play. Another great advantage is the scalability of the system. If the airport ever decides to add more lanes, it would be very simple to do.
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