Nedap’s SENSIT installed at Australian HQ of global supermarket chain
At the Australian headquarters of the leading global discount supermarket chain, quality is of paramount importance. Only the best products are offered to customers. This standard is maintained in every aspect of the international company, which is why the required parking guidance system had to meet the highest criteria. After extensive evaluation, Nedap’s SENSIT was chosen for its high accuracy and quick network. The implementation was realized by Holman Engineering.
The supermarkets’ Australian head office is located in Minchinbury, NSW, Australia. Part of the headquarters is the state-of-the-art Product Development and Quality Assurance Centre. It is the centerpiece of the supermarkets promise to deliver exceptional quality and value to their customers. It is here that new exclusive brands are developed and the ongoing quality testing of products takes place.
Quality guidance system
The same quality aspects also applied for the parking guidance system required to indicate the available parking bays in the car park and outdoor parking area. The system needed to be highly accurate and very quick in displaying the number of available parking spaces at various locations around the car parks.
Real-time parking information
Holman Engineering implemented a solution which uses optical sensors above each parking bay to determine the status of each parking bay for the indoor parking spaces. Nedap’s SENSIT was applied to monitor occupancy of the outdoor parking bays. SENSIT consists of wireless parking sensors that detect in real-time whether or not the individual parking bays are occupied and how long they have been occupied. The SENSIT Surface Mount is a vehicle detection sensor that is glued onto the surface of parking bays, which offers easy installation. The sensor is featured with dual detection technology, which ensures the highly accurate detection.
The real-time occupancy information on all parking bays is displayed on several displays along the road. These displays show the indicate the number of available parking bays for visitors and in the general car parks.
Reporting and analyzing
The web interface on the Holman system allows the user to create many different reports, as well as see the status of the car park graphically. “Nedap sensors show an excellent detection accuracy due to the dual technologies featured in each sensor, which is key for providing real time information on availability of parking bays,” says John Holman from Holman Engineering.
Cross and Nedap partner up for urban traffic management
Zlín, Czech Republic / Groenlo, The Netherlands
Nedap, leading specialist in vehicle detection and identification technology, and Cross, leading manufacturer of technological components for road electric infrastructure, announce a strategic partnership that focuses on further improving the control of traffic flows in cities. With the integration of Nedap’s parking bay sensor system SENSIT into the Cross traffic management and information system InVipo, real-time information about the usage of parking spaces in the streets can be monitored closely, in order to actively guide motorists looking for an available parking spot.
The Czech company Cross is developer and manufacturer of an adaptive traffic management and information system InVipo. Nedap, headquartered in the Netherlands, is developer and manufacturer of the wireless vehicle detection system SENSIT. The first ITS project deployment by Cross, integrated with SENSIT, will be announced at Intertraffic Amsterdam, 5-8 April 2016.
Intelligent traffic management
The full integration of SENSIT into InVipo offers Cross extensive knowledge about the public transportation and vehicle and pedestrian traffic movements throughout cities. This enables local authorities to develop traffic services for their citizens. Based on real-time traffic data, road users can select the best available route to their destination. This intelligent traffic system decreases travel times, improves traffic flows and reduces C02 emissions
“In a time of the ITS business consolidation, finding technologically strong partners is crucial. Cross is happy to partner with NEDAP as both companies strive for tackling smart mobility by offering cutting edge solutions in their respective areas of expertise,” says Tomáš Juřík, CEO of Cross.
Nedap’s SENSIT consists of wireless in-ground sensors which detect in real-time whether or not a single parking bay is occupied and how long it has been occupied. Through the wireless radio communication network this information is transmitted to the SENSIT Software. The real-time parking occupancy status and parking duration information is made available from the cloud for integration. SENSIT offers the opportunity to closely monitor and enforce the usage of parking spaces. Integrated with InVipo, real-time information enables local authorities and parking operators to increase the utilization of the existing parking capacity, as well as to reduce the number of vehicles searching for a parking space.
“We are very pleased that Cross selected Nedap and recognized the proven quality of the SENSIT system. Cross is a pioneer in the traffic industry. We are now able to provide a complete solution for smart city customers in order to improve urban mobility”, says Ido Wentink, Business Development Manager at Nedap.
During Intertraffic, 5-8 April in RAI Amsterdam, Cross and Nedap will demonstrate this solution. Visit Cross at booth 10.111 to find out more about Road Traffic Technologies, visit Nedap at booth 02.114 to find out more about SENSIT.
Cross Zlín is a Czech based company with more than 20 years of experience in development, delivery, installation and maintenance of road traffic technology worldwide. Cross covers a wide range of traffic product areas with several unique products developed and manufactured at its own laboratory and factory. The areas Cross is active in are Traffic control systems, Weigh-In-Motion, Traffic detecting and counting, Road meteorology and winter maintenance support, Parking systems and Universal payment terminals.
Nedap is the leading specialist in systems for vehicle identification, vehicle detection and vehicle access control. Readers, sensors and controllers optimize, monitor and control vehicle flows. With SENSIT, Nedap helps cities to become smart about their mobility. Nedap Identification Systems, part of Nedap N.V., is headquartered in the Netherlands and has offices in Europe, US, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Nedap designs and develops intelligent, sustainable technological solutions for themes that are relevant to the modern society. It is Nedap’s ambition to offer ‘Technology that Matters’.
Nedap is a manufacturer of intelligent technological solutions for relevant themes. Sufficient food for a growing population, clean drinking water throughout the world and smart networks for sustainable energy are just a couple of examples of themes Nedap is working on. It has a continual focus on technology that matters. Nedap was established in 1929, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1947 and, with more than 720 employees, Nedap is active around the world.
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