Sigfox U.S.A., the North America network operator for the global Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) connectivity provider Sigfox, has partnered with PNI Sensor to launch an IoT enabled parking solution in the US, the Sigfox enabled PlacePod.
Solving the most mission-critical aspects of parking management including accurate, real-time vehicle detection and location of available parking spaces, the PlacePod is an industrialized low power wide area IoT enabled smart parking sensor for on-street, off-street, municipal, and private parking management. Unlike other magnetic sensor-based parking sensors, PlacePod accurately detects parking events in dense urban environments and filters out magnetic interference from underground trains, passing traffic, and overhead power lines which can trigger false parking events.
With the power of Sigfox unique device-to-cloud technology, the Sigfox enabled PlacePod has an extremely long battery life, allowing for smart cities, universities, parking companies, and facilities to harness the benefits of PlacePod and make data-driven decisions over long periods of time. As a result, parking managers and city planners can use the Sigfox enabled Placepod solution to help reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions, improve urban mobility, and increase parking revenue by making parking enforcement more efficient.
The partnership is part of Sigfox U.S.A.’s expanding ecosystem to better serve the needs of the US market, and complements Sigfox existing network coverage in the top 24 US metros, including cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City.
For additional insights, Sigfox will be demoing the PlacePod at this year’s IoT World event in Santa Clara, California on May 14 -17, 2018.