PARKING TECHNOLOGY supplier APT SkiData has won a contract with BAA-owned Edinburgh Airport, UK, to replace its existing car parking technology infrastructure.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Radio Frequency ID (RFID) technologies will aid the speed and ease of access for the parking of over 4,500 vehicles.
The company is set to install hardware to around 1,500 short- and business-stay and 3,000 long-stay car parking spaces, two staff car parks, and coach and taxi car parks. These include ten entry and eleven exit barriers and nine entry/exit points (using RFID only). There will also be 21 Easy Cash pay stations, some with banknote recyclers.
Business Development Director Nigel Young explained the benefits of pre-pay top-up cards and ‘Mifare’ contactless cards that will now be used by taxi drivers and airport staff respectively: “Data from all of the technology installed can be gathered, transmitted and integrated within BAA’s in-house management information and yield management systems, thereby giving BAA total visibility of their car parking operations.”