CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UNC Charlotte (UNCC) has partnered with NuPark, the leading provider of integrated, real-time open parking management solutions, to bring smart parking to campus operations. The University will optimize its parking operations across campus by implementing NuPark's open parking management platform, including License Plate Recognition (LPR), virtual permits, Gate System Integration, and multiple mobile payment options.
LPR-based Smart Parking Management
NuPark's unique management platform offers UNC Charlotte's Parking and Transportation Services (PaTS) a new way to issue, modify, or remove parking privileges in real time. LPR technology is utilized to streamline the permit verification process and to gather parking occupancy and utilization analytics. This new data will allow PaTS to increase the flexibility, efficiency, and availability of parking on campus.
"License plate recognition for enforcement is becoming popular for institutional use across the country as the technology becomes a more reliable, cost-effective solution, " says Doug Lape, UNC Charlotte's PaTS director. "We are excited to bring advanced technology to the UNC Charlotte campus."
Virtual Permit Parking and More Convenient Mobile Payment Options
LPR technology offers additional convenient options for students, faculty and staff. Virtual parking permits can be linked to license plates, which means customers no longer need to go to the parking office to receive their parking permits. Students, faculty, and staff can also access the new parking system's web portal to purchase permits, manage accounts, and much more, all from the convenience of their computer, tablet, or phone.
NuPark System Will Integrate with Sentry SKIDATA Plus System
SKIDATA access and revenue control system (PARCs) provided by Sentry Control Systems will seamlessly integrate with NuPark's open management platform. The two systems will seamlessly communicate parking data, including permits, utilization, and occupancy, in real time. Blair Taylor, Vice President of Sentry, asserts that "SKIDATA's unique flexibility allowed UNCC to easily transition from their legacy solution. This enhances convenience for all users." This communication will offer unprecedented visibility, which will permit the PaTS staff to make more informed parking decisions.
About UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. With Fall 2016 enrollment of more than 28,700 students, the University leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives.
SKIDATA AG is ranked among the worldwide leading providers of access solutions and visitor management – including delivering services at the recent Olympics and Soccer World Cups. More than 10,000 SKIDATA systems guarantee quick and secure access for people and vehicles. The foundation of SKIDATA's success is the more than 1,350 dedicated and skilled employees that have a clear focus on research and innovation development. Since 1977, Sentry Control Systems has established itself as the nation's most trusted leader in delivering PARCS services and is majority owned by SKIDATA.
NuPark provides the leading smart parking management platform designed to help parking professionals deliver amazing and convenient parking experiences. With over 225 years of combined experience, NuPark is built by parking professionals for parking professionals and is setting the innovation agenda for parking technology. Its open, cloud-based solution streamlines and automates the process of managing, selling, and enforcing parking. By integrating license plate recognition (LPR) technology, real-time data syncing, electronic permitting, payments, citations, and appeals into one platform, NuPark offers a comprehensive parking management solution which optimizes all aspects of a complex parking operation. Headquartered in Cedar Park, TX, NuPark serves as a trusted provider with customers in a variety of industries including higher education, municipalities, private operations, retail establishments and transit authorities across the country. Contact NuPark for more information at www.nupark.com.
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