Traffic Technology Today.com
Subscribe to Traffic Technology
Subscribe to Traffic Technology
   Sort by: relevance most recent
  

NEWS >>

New system combines app with parking access technology

A new parking system that combines access control hardware with a popular smartphone application has been introduced in five US cities. Parking Panda, which operates a leading smartphone app for on-demand parking in over 40 cities across the USA, has announced the launch of PandaScan, a cloud-based system that integrates cutting-edge scanning hardware technology with its digital and mobile parking platform. PandaScan scanner units have been installed at select partner parking facilities throughout San Francisco, Boston, Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Minneapolis, with plans to further expand throughout the year.

PandaScan is a branded on-site scanning technology that can be easily installed and integrated with existing systems at any parking facility. The technology is hardware-agnostic and can be integrated with any brand of hardware and/or revenue control system. The scanner units only require power and a wired internet connection to function and will integrate with Parking Panda’s comprehensive digital platform, enabling it to deliver a seamless experience for garage customers from start to finish. The company’s digital platform also gives operators the ability to dynamically price spaces based on inventory, automatically collect revenue on expired reservations, and track all transactions through automated reports, increasing compliance with financial auditing.

In order to use the PandaScan technology, drivers simply book guaranteed parking in real-time using Parking Panda’s free Apple or Android apps or in advance at the company’s website. When a reservation is made, the customer receives a unique confirmation and QR code that can be shown by mobile app or printed out for convenient access to the selected location. Customers can then scan this confirmation code at the PandaScan hardware on-site to instantly open the gate upon entrance and exit for a quicker and more seamless parking experience.

“We have long recognized the importance of removing friction to customers on their way in and out of partner facilities. To this end, we have already pioneered integrations with a host of hardware manufacturers to allow parking operators to make use of pre-existing scanning technology where available, including integrations with Skidata, DataPark, TIBA and others,” explained Nick Miller, CEO of Parking Panda.

“With the launch of PandaScan, we are now able to offer a seamless solution to 100% of our partner facilities, regardless of hardware manufacturer or existence of scanners on-site. PandaScan delivers the ‘wow’ factor that gets customers talking about their experience with their friends and keeps them coming back to the most convenient partner facilities.”

For a video showing how the system works click here

April 20, 2015

Email


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Monthly Poll >>

...there has been an increase of how many vehicles on (UK) roads in the past five years?

MAGAZINE >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

The October/November 2018 issue of Traffic Technology International is now online.

Click here to read digital version
Click here to subscribe

Read now >>

INTERTRAFFIC WORLD >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

Intertraffic World 2019 showcase is now online.


Click here to read digital version
Click here to subscribe

Read now >>

TOLLTRANS >>

Read latest issueNEW DIGITAL EDITION:

Tolltrans 2018 is now online.



Click here to read digital version
Click here to subscribe

Read now >>