The Vienna Prater lies in the 2nd Viennese district of Leopoldstadt, an area which is approximately 6 km2 in size. The Prater is a favorite spot for outings and recreation, and offers a well-known leisure park amongst other things. The site also has numerous sports facilities, gardens and greenery.
After nearly a year of construction, the new Prater Garage opened in November 2013. The parking garage is not just there for visitors to the Prater; it also offers inexpensive contract parking spaces to residents in the area. The architectural design fits seamlessly side-by-side with the Prater’s new look, along the Ausstellungsstraße between Riesenrad and the new campus.
New Parking Garage gets new Technology
Best-in- Parking and SKIDATA have been working together for many years, a partnership which has been continued with the Prater Garage project. Best-in-Parking always takes a keen interest in the newest technologies on the market. The Prater Garage is of course also equipped with the latest products – SKIDATA products.
Special attention was paid to using energy-efficient products. Power.Gate and Barrier.Gate offered the solution. Power.Gate can quickly and reliably read a wide variety of tickets: Short-term parking customers get a Barcode ticket whereas contract parkers drive right through thanks to an RFID keycard or keytag. The intelligent parking barrier system Barrier.Gate stands out among its competitors with a 15% faster opening time.
The Prater Garage sets an example with handicapped accessible parking spaces and entrances along with the automated payment machine Power.Cash ‘Accessible’. These devices have all the functions and buttons required by the international standard, with a height between 80 and 120cm. As a result the interface is easily accessible to everyone. Another special feature: being able to pay for the parking ticket with your Casino Admiral or Prater card. They can be used like credit cards in the Prater Garage: The customer makes a cashless payment and the additional cost is added to whichever card.
- Handicapped accessible parking spaces with open entrances on all floors, with easily accessible automated payment machines
- Contactless drive-in and departure access for contract parkers
- Integration of Admiral and Prater cards
- Emergency call stations
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