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Free Webinar on Parking Guidance Systems (PGS)

If your parking garage is big enough to get lost in, you may be interested in learning more about PGS at a free webinar, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20.

This presentation focuses on the implementation of PGS at airports. Yet many of the same decision points for airports apply to other high-volume parking facilities, such as medical centers, sports arenas and shopping centers.

If you’re contemplating a PGS for your facility or you just want to know more about the concept, this seminar will help clarify the benefits and considerations involved. The event is co-sponsored by Airport Improvement Magazine and Park Assist, a PGS solutions provider.

What is a Parking Guidance System?

A PGS is designed to quickly and conveniently route a customer to the nearest available parking space. Each parking space is monitored by a sensor, which detects whether a vehicle is present or not. Sensor technologies vary and include ultrasonic detection, infrared projection, magnetic induction and camera-based video imaging.

The status of each space is then relayed to a central computer. However, the type of sensor arrayed will dictate what other data can be transmitted beyond simply whether a space is empty or available. This additional data might…Continue reading

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Confessions of a Thief

I’m looking for a job and I hope you’ll hire me. Actually I’ve got a job right now but I think I’m going to be fired any day now. Eventually, I’ll make a dumb mistake and even an idiot like my boss will catch me. Anyway, I’m going to milk it for as long as possible. When it happens, it happens. I’m not worried. Why? Because people like me can always find a new job, a new “mark”. Are you that mark? I hope so!Continue reading