TIBA Parking Systems’ Bluetooth technology (BLE), ParkBlue, was successfully implemented in Ohio and Indiana for monthly transients at multiple sites.
Since July, hundreds of monthly users have utilized the first ParkBlue garages installed by Signature Control Systems, in partnership with TIBA Parking Systems and Hertz Investment Group.
Monthly parkers at these locations now have the ability to gain frictionless access to the garage using their branded mobile app. As the driver approaches the entry and exit devices, the gate detects the mobile device and allows the parker into the garage by using the phone as the credential. Drivers can also access a secondary QR code by manually tapping their ParkBlue application on their phone if needed.
This not only offers convenience to the parker who no longer has to roll down their window and present an access credential, but also offers convenience to the owner and operator who does not have to purchase and distribute expensive access credentials which are continuously lost and transferred amongst other users.
This Bluetooth solution has also increased the throughput of the facility as less time is required in the lane to manually authenticate the driver.
Operators can benefit from the ease of dialing-in the sensor range of the ParkBlue device through the software so as not to detect other users in adjacent lanes or in the same vehicle.
“TIBA is thrilled to bring frictionless parking and better ease of use to monthly drivers,” stated John Whiteman, TIBA Executive Vice President of Sales. “We look forward to expanding upon ParkBlue to help more drivers navigate to specific open spaces throughout different lots, assisting garage operators with managing overflow traffic, and increasing driver data through a robust business intelligence platform.”
“We are excited to bring TIBA’s Bluetooth enabled access app to North America via these first two installations,” stated John Bambey, Vice President at Signature Control Systems. “It’s great to be able to provide our customers and parkers with this level of industry leading technology and ease of access.”
Hertz Investment Group owns both garages and plans to expand ParkBlue to more locations.
“Hertz continuously strives to enhance our tenant and guest experience throughout our portfolio,” said Larry Isrow, Vice President at Hertz. “By introducing new parking technology such as ParkBlue, we have provided our tenants with easy, quick and efficient garage access. Since most people have their phone with them, our tenants enjoy the added convenience of not having to use a key card. Due to the successful implementation of ParkBlue at Hertz locations in Indianapolis and Cincinnati, we will be offering this amenity to other Hertz garages.”
About TIBA Parking Systems:
For 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has successfully implemented this through a focus on software development, while continuing to enhance and support its reliable hardware platforms. This allows owners to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying the latest software functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected and leverage big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems empower parking operators to be an integral part of the growing Smart Cities ecosystem.
TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit www.tibaparking.com.
About Signature Control Systems:
Signature Control Systems (SCS) was founded in 1987, and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. SCS specializes in the distribution, installation and support of advanced Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) servicing Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. SCS is a complete systems integrator, offering a full range of products and services including but not limited to PARCS, Multi-Space Meters, License Plate Recognition, Pay-by-Phone Services, Way-Finding Systems, Vehicle Access Systems, and Direct Repair Center. SCS customers include Airports, Medical Campuses, Hotels, Mixed Usage Facilities, Municipal Properties, Sport Arenas, Convention Centers, Shopping Malls, Universities, and Residential/Commercial Complexes. For more information about Signature Control Systems, visit www.signaturecontrols.com.
About Hertz Investment Group:
Hertz Investment Group specializes in the acquisition, marketing and management of exceptional real estate properties with a special emphasis on “Class A” high-rise office buildings. The company, which is privately held, currently owns and manages more than 65 major urban properties, representing in excess of 21 million square feet of office space in the central business districts of 25 U.S. cities across 18 states. Since its founding by Judah Hertz in 1977, Hertz Investment Group has successfully acquired and managed a diverse collection of more than 100 premier properties throughout the United States, including prominent high-rise office buildings, international market centers for fashion and jewelry, historically significant landmark properties, luxury hotels, high-profile theaters and society clubs, large retail centers and multi-family residential properties. For more information, visit www.hertzgroup.com.