St Mary’s Community Health Campus is the first NHS site to benefit from a customer-centric ANPR system from Total Parking Solutions (TPS) using METRIC’s Elite LS parking terminal.
The NHS site delivers dermatology, dietetics, maternity and rehabilitation services. The new parking solution allows their patients a stress-free parking experience by allowing them to pay on return rather than trying to estimate how long they will be at their appointments.
The system is simple and user friendly. When a car park user enters the area the system takes an image of the vehicle captured by ANPR cameras, allowing the customer barrier-free entry to the car park.
Following their visit, the user enters their vehicle registration at the Elite LS parking terminal and is presented with images on a large HD colour screen that match the details entered. They then select and confirm their vehicle and pay for the amount of time they have stayed. The terminals are equipped for both coin and chip-and-pin card payments.
The system was implemented to replace an old pay and display system, which was no longer suitable for the client’s needs and the needs of their customers.
Total Parking Solutions managing director Tito Ponzetta said: "TPS are delighted to have secured an exclusive contract with NHS Solent to provide our own unique brand of car park management based on 21st Century technology coupled with traditional values. The entire system has been developed in collaboration with METRIC specifically for the NHS and has been designed to deliver a more enlightened way of managing car parking in this challenging environment".
Metric Group sales and marketing director Richard Boultbee: "We are really pleased to have provided an integrated solution with TPS to meet the needs of their clients. We understand that it is now important for hospitals to consider systems which allow customer payment following a visit, and are pleased we can offer this without the high cost usually associated with barrier systems."