First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
WPS, the parking systems and management specialist, has installed its ParkAdvance pay-on-foot parking technology at a major Heathrow Airport hotel near Terminal 4 to control access at the hotel’s 100-space guest car park) and its two staff car parks.
The system accommodates traditional pay-station payments, web enabled validation at the hotel’s reception, concierge desk, restaurant and gym and employee ID cards. The ParkAdvance terminals utilise contactless payment technology, while the barriers are used in conjunction with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) to enable employees to quickly enter the main car park before reaching the staff car park.
The fully IP-based architecture of ParkAdvance means the system is future proof, with the possibility of adding further functionality as and when it is needed. The system’s flexible reporting functions have been another useful addition, with reports providing immediate access to revenue information and how many spaces are available at any time.