Our product highlights for the Intertraffic in Amsterdam
Payment, surveillance, management, charging – Hectronic offers operators, cities and communities the complete parking management from one source. The parking ticket machine Citea allows drivers to pay with coins or contactless with card or smartphone, while the CiteaPico is completely cashless and ticketless. The cloud-based system HecSpot is used for the surveillance and optimization of parking spaces. All components are connected by the web-based management software CityLine through which it is possible to perform configurations, retrieve statistics and survey the terminals and cameras in the field in real time. Payment data of mobile payment providers are also integrated there. Available from Spring 2022 onwards: The payment terminal HecPay Eco – designed to allow parking space operators an easy and cost-efficient entry into e-mobility.
Since the beginning of the COVID-pandemic, the number of contactless payments in the retail business has risen sharply. The desire for quick and easy payment by card or smartphone – e.g. via Apple Pay or Google Pay – also affects other applications. As a pioneer in parking space management, Hectronic consistently implements newly arising user requirements and now offers the new and completely ticketless parking machine CiteaPico. Upon entering their parking time and number plate, drivers can use NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to pay their tickets at the reading device by credit or debit card respectively mobile device and receive the receipts upon successful transaction via SMS or e-mail to their mobile phones.
With the Citea, the family enterprise from Bonndorf still stocks a classic parking ticket machine allowing drivers to pay with coins and then receive a ticket. On request it is also possible to quickly and easily retrofit the model with card payment by exchanging the door. The Citea and CiteaPico can either be connected to a power line or equipped with solar panels for self-sufficient operation independent of the weather.
Web-based Software CityLine as Centrepiece
The management software CityLine amalgamates all data from the parking machines in a cloud-based system. Here, operators can not only centrally perform configurations, e.g. adaptations of fees, but also see all statistics and key figures such as parking revenues and periods or the number of card transactions in real time. Apart from that, the software automatically reports incidents and forwards this information to service staff. Thanks to a specifically designed app, CityLine is platform-independent and can be operated by tablet, notebook or smartphone. By means of interfaces to CityLine, Hectronic also cooperates with parking app providers to allow cities and municipalities to review the payment data of all parking processes within a single software.
Parking Space Surveillance in Real Time
No matter if paved resp. unpaved parking spaces or multi-storey car parks, the system HecSpot not just surveys the parking time but also optimizes the occupancy of parking spaces. Depending on the parking space situation a single camera can cover up to 300 parking spaces. These snapshots are sent to CityLine in the interval desired by the customer and there compared to the framework data previously defined. On this basis, the system knows, among other things, how many parking spaces are still available. An interface can forward this information to the respective parking guidance system. A further useful function, e.g. for operators of supermarket parking spaces, is the surveillance of the maximum parking time and the detection and notification of parking violations. In turn, the function ANPR allows the automatic number plate recognition via camera during entrance and exit. The process is simple: After parking, users pay via the Hectronic solution provided. When the driver leaves, the system checks approval and successfully completes the parking process. If approval is not granted, the set of data concerned is made available to the authority responsible or the (optional) barrier remains closed.
New Development of the Payment Terminal HecPay Eco for E-Mobility
Hectronic soon will launch a new, completely cashless payment terminal allowing for an easy and cost-efficient entry into e-mobility. The target group includes cities and municipalities, parking space operators, companies with customer and employee parking spaces and small charging parks. The payment terminal HecPay Eco convinces by its high user-friendliness. “Customers can simply select the proper charging station at the touch display and then pay by credit or debit card or by smartphone. One payment terminal can control numerous charging stations”, explains Christian Kuppel, Director of Business Unit Parking at Hectronic.
The Future of Parking Management is Digital
“We are evolving from a classic parking machine manufacturer to a solution provider around the complete parking management”, Christian Kuppel emphasizes and adds: “With our cloud-based software CityLine as platform we have taken a major step towards digitization. We consistently pursue this path with our modern terminals, digital services and the integration of a variety of interfaces. And we are particularly happy to have HecPay Eco and thus an answer to the future of mobility in our portfolio.”