Collaboration Supports Increased Demand by Cities to Manage Parking Intelligently

Raleigh, NC – (February 18, 2020) – MeterSYS and PNI Sensor have partnered to provide communities with an affordable and intelligent solution to manage public parking without a significant investment in expensive hardware. Through this partnership, PNI and MeterSYS expect to help resource-constrained communities capture real-time and precise parking data so they can make better parking investment and enforcement decisions without having to overspend on high-cost parking meter or kiosk solutions.

“We are excited to be partnering with MeterSYS to deliver a parking solution that helps cities optimize their parking assets,” said Heather Best, North America Sales Manager at PNI Sensor.” Incorporating real-time parking data from PlacePod smart parking sensors into a parking management strategy can help cities reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions, foster economic development and improve urban mobility, and increase parking revenue.”

PlacePod is an IoT-enabled smart parking sensor for on-street and off-street public and private parking management. PlacePod solves the most mission-critical aspects of parking management: accurate, real-time vehicle detection and the location of available parking spaces. PlacePod is an in-ground or surface-mounted sensor that communicates with a gateway to provide real-time parking data over a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). It provides accurate vehicle detection in parking spaces and vehicle counts for parking lot entrances and exits, up to 10 years of battery life, and is stable over temperature fluctuations, even in harsh environments.

MeterSYS provides smart city technology solutions to midsize communities public through their proprietary service program, SenthiSYS™. SenthiSYS is designed to allow main street America to leverage the benefits of best of class IOT, software, and communications technologies – including smart parking, advanced water meter infrastructure, and predictive and precise leak detection.

“We were looking for a parking sensor partner that offered connectivity to the LoRaWAN network because it offers communities a low-cost, secure, and scalable platform for multiple smart city solutions. The PlacePod family of sensors has a long history of reliable performance, and we are excited about helping our clients become smarter about their parking services and infrastructure,” said Andy Honeycutt, President at MeterSYS.

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