Turku University Hospital (TYKS) is a medical centre of excellence which serves as the central hospital for southwestern Finland. Founded in 1756, it is the second oldest hospital in the Nordic countries. Over the past few years University Hospital has built new buildings to support the growth of healthcare services and at the same time new parking areas have been built to support expanding traffic. University Hospital currently has two parking garages for people visiting or working at the hospital. After the third garage opens in July, there will be approximately 2000 parking spaces around the property with all hardware and software delivered by Portier.
Incoming and outgoing cars are calculated by induction loops as well as space-specific park sensors. Ultrasonic park sensors also help people to find a place to park by showing either green or red LEDs to the drivers. Parking guidance displays in front of the buildings and on different levels of the parking garages indicate clearly the number of available parking spaces for parkers.
Q-Park, the company operating the hospital’s parking premises, had already chosen Portier years ago for their parking guidance solution at the hospital. Previously installed Portier products were easily connected to the Portier HOST platform which now combines everything into a single seamless user experience. Different technologies, induction loop counting, ultrasonic park sensors as well as parking guidance displays are all connected to Portier HOST.
This unique cloud-based solution has a single dashboard where all the parking activities at the hospital’s parking garages can be seen and controlled. Different stakeholders can have different access rights with various views into the system. The system is extremely user-friendly and can be accessed with any mobile device or PC.
Portier – Making the right decisions!
Portier offers complete solutions for parking guidance and management. The Core of the Portier parking solutions is dynamic parking guidance systems that offer the convenience of parking for customers as well as effective parking management for the operators. Some examples of the solutions include space-specific guidance systems with ultrasonic or camera-based detection, dynamic displays connected to third-party systems, induction loop counting for open areas, roadside guidance displays and access control solutions for contract parking.