The most significant challenge was to minimise costs and eliminate traffic disruption associated with digging up the car park to install cable ducts for data transmission, voice and video
communications. The Zeag Orion XR parking system allows transactional data to be transmitted by Internet Protocol (IP) back to the Zeag Management Station in the Central Control Room. Similarly, a Commend intercom system was installed to ensure that “Voice over Internet Protocol” (VoIP) was possible.
To meet the challenge, solution provided by Electro Automation included the installation of a wireless Internet Protocol (IP) network allowing the data, voice and video to be transmitted wirelessly from the stations out in the car park, back to the main building.
With Sainsburys as a major tenant at The Quays, it was an important consideration for the parking system to be able to handle shopping in a way that rewarded them for visiting the store.
Cathal Austin, Centre Manager expressed his delight with the lack of disruption during the transformation of the car park into a fully controlled parking facility. He also stated “the barcode solution provided was essential in order to satisfy the requirements of our anchor tenant and the ability to accept payment in Sterling and Euro coins and notes at automatic payment stations has proved to be a significant customer service benefit, due to the high number of Euro shoppers using the Centre”.