Smart Parking Sensor

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PlacePod is an IoT-enabled smart parking sensor for on-street and off-street municipal and private parking management. Parking has long been a poorly managed resource, resulting in environmental and economic problems and consumer dissatisfaction. Technological advancements and societal needs are now aligned for the widespread adoption of the next generation of smart parking solutions. The biggest challenge is accurate and timely vehicle detection.

PNI’s solution is PlacePod, an in-ground or surface-mounted smart parking sensor that communicates with a LoRa® gateway or Sigfox base station to provide real-time parking data. It provides accurate vehicle detection in parking spaces, up to 10 years of battery life, and is stable over temperature fluctuations, even in harsh environments.

# End Device
# EU 863-870
# Outdoor
# Smart City
# US 902-928


Features & Benefits

  • Includes the industry’s most accurate magnetic sensing system for vehicle detection with the combination of PNI’s high-performance magnetic sensor and vehicle detection algorithms that accurately detect the presence or absence of a car in a parking space.
  • Includes a built-in LoRa® or Sigfox radio that communicates to a gateway or base station with complete Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) compatibility.
  • Sensors and algorithms are finely tuned for ultra-low power consumption, providing continuous vehicle detection without missing a parking event.
  • Simplified provisioning and management using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless software updates via PNI’s mobile application.
  • Complete solution includes PNI’s Parking Cloud Service – a comprehensive dashboard for managing and monitoring all parking resources and data, including installation and verification, diagnostics, monitoring, and reporting.
PlacePod's Distributors
PNI Corp

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