RFID-Powered Hang Tangs Provide Wireless Access Control At Parking Facilities
Wireless RFID technology used for parking and security access control, and also deployed for wireless payment of tolls throughout the country, allows vehicles to enter and exit parking garages virtually without stopping, keeping access smooth and back-ups limited. The resulting reduced idle times significantly decreases carbon emission output on a consistent basis. An estimated 25-30 percent decrease in idle times is possible utilizing RFID-based technology.
“An RFID hang tag has tremendous marketability. For professional sports teams or universities that cater to season ticket holders or semester oriented parking patrons, they can even make them collectibles,” said Tom Carter, Toledo Ticket vice president. “This type of wireless communication that triggers a gate to open will speed throughput at entry and exit, reduce a facility’s carbon footprint by minimizing vehicles backing up, increase personal safety and avoid inclement weather by eliminating the need to roll down a car window, it’s portable, and overall enhances the customer convenience. Customers can now extend the life cycle use of their hang tag over several years.”
“The success and quick adoption of our windshield sticker tags for electronic toll collection exemplifies both market and consumer acceptance of these smaller, more versatile form factors,” said George McGraw, TransCore’s executive vice president of manufacturing.