New parking features in UK shopping centres

At three shopping centres in the United Kingdom ‘ParkID systems’ of Imtech Traffic & Infra (by WPS) have been installed. The system was selected because of its innovative features and easy maintenance.

ParkID makes lives easier. For example using anpr (automatic number plate recognition) to allow regular users to enter without using a ticket and pay using value cards. Other features are targeted marketing at entries, online payment, integration with loyalty schemes as well as detailed dwell time and demographic reporting.

Shopping centres

Festival Place in Basingstoke is an award winning centre with 2,700 parking spaces serving 102,000m2 of retail space. Their decision to use WPS was based on our commitment to match the centre’s focus on improving their customers’ experience.

Freshney Place in Grimsby has been a WPS BC200 customer for over 10 years and was excited to be able to use the new features that came with their ParkID system to improve the experience for their 14,000,000 customers per year.

Eastgate Shopping Centre Inverness has over 1,400 spaces serving over 9,000,000 visitors a year. Located in the Highlands of Scotland, Eastgate identified system reliability as one of its key priorities.

Staff at all sites commented that the system is easy to maintain.

About WPS Parking SystemsWPS Parking Systems

WPS Parking Systems, a member of the Imtech group, was founded in 1985 and was the first supplier of automated parking systems to use barcode technology. WPS has grown to be a company of more than 200 employees worldwide with its head quarters and production plant located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Several local sales offices look after local markets along with worldwide spread WPS distributors. A continuing focus on end-to-end solutions means customers enjoy tailor-made results to every unique challenge presented. For more than 25 years WPS has pioneered parking solutions that become industry standards.

About ParkID

The transparent technologies applied in ParkID enhance smooth running operations. Barcode technology is the backbone of the ParkID parking management solution; a proven and successful identification technology with low costs of ownership. Since WPS was the first pioneer to introduce the barcode technology in the parking industry, we have gained a huge amount of experience with this technology. A large choice of peripheral devices for printing and reading barcode tickets are available in the system. Access around the clock can also be offered with a wide range of other reliable access validators like NFC, LPR, Mifare and other proximity readers.

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