L.A.’S Union Station Unveils State-of-the-Art Parking Technology

LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 29, 2015 — With the addition of a new package of advanced parking technologies, parking at L.A.’s Union Station is easier and more convenient than ever before. The technology package combines six state-of-the-art SKIDATA access stations to allow seamless entry and exit, two Pay-On-Foot stations permitting parkers to pay for parking before returning to their vehicles, and RFID readers allowing employees and monthly parkers to enter and exit the facility without interruption. The package also includes 5 e:Val validation kiosks through which parkers can receive discounted parking after patronizing Union Station establishments. Union Station, which is one of the busiest rail centers in the United States, serves more than 60,000 travelers every day.

“These new technologies will have an enormous impact on travelers and other visitors to Union Station,” said Tim Flanagan, Principal at Sentry Control Systems. “There’s nothing more frustrating than having trouble parking when you are trying to catch a train, or waiting to leave the station after a long trip. These are the most advanced parking technologies available, and they will eliminate these common travel frustrations.”

In addition to providing an enhanced parker experience, the new technologies will also permit parking operators to collect and evaluate data about how the parking facilities are being utilized. This data will be used to constantly improve parking services at Union Station. The technology package was developed and installed by Sentry Control Systems.

“We were able to create a suite of access control tools that will virtually eliminate queuing when entering and exiting Union Station’s parking facilities,” said Flanagan. “In addition to making parking more convenient, there will also be important environmental advantages because eliminating queuing will dramatically decrease auto emissions in the facility and surrounding areas.”

About Sentry Control Systems
Sentry Control Systems is a national provider of parking solutions and technology. Sentry provides innovative turn-key solutions for, but not limited to: parking access & revenue control (PARCS - SKIDATA), occupancy sensors, enforcement software, permit management systems, mobile apps, and software tools for parking analytics (Frogparking), parking guidance (INDECT), multi-space meters (Global Parking Solutions), and more. Sentry has 30+years of industry experience providing a consultative approach to a wide range of environments: entertainment, retail, office buildings, municipalities, mixed-use, universities, and more. Sentry Control Systems [ www.sentrycontrol.com] is a subsidiary of SKIDATA AG [ www.skidata.com], a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss Kudelski Group [ www.nagra.com].

Visit Sentry online, www.sentrycontrol.com.


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