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CARE, a new solution that enables healthcare facilities, from hospital estates to single GP surgeries, to simply and effectively manage their own parking system and support a better patient, visitor and staff experience, has been launched by APT Skidata, the UK’s leading parking solutions business.
CARE comprises a CORE package of equipment including barriers, payment machines and gates to form the foundation of a complete parking solution.
To the CORE package, healthcare professionals can then choose from a series of software functions to address the needs of their particular site. These include, for example, RESERVE, which not only enables visitors to book their parking in advance, but also helps control the management of staff parking permits and post-exit payments if and when appropriate.
They also include VERIFY, which allows for the integration of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to ‘recognise’ pre-registered vehicles on entry and exit, and REPORT which provides essential management information on how their parking system is performing and being used. Further functionality can also be provided to accommodate Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and integrated payment options (CHARGE).
Steve Murphy, Managing Director of APT Skidata, says the system enables management to pick and choose a system with the functionality bespoke to their site: “CARE isn’t simply a bundle of hardware. It’s an entire software-based ecosystem that gives healthcare providers the insights they need to manage their parking provision, and a system that can be easily integrated into any existing infrastructure they may already have.
“Whether it’s a GP Surgery near a High Street that requires ANPR and a single barrier to avoid the misuse of limited spaces by local shoppers, or a hospital with multiple car parks and more complex needs, our solutions take challenging problems and make them simple, with centralised management and reporting that leaves the healthcare professional in total control.”
Fully scalable and flexible, CARE makes it simple for a healthcare facility to run and operate its own parking system, with centralised management as well as 24/7 support from locally-based APT Skidata engineers. Simple tariff structures and multiple payment options also mean that staff, patients, and visitors are automatically charged the correct amount.
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