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PNI Sensor, LoRa Alliance Join Forces to Accelerate Adoption of IoT-Based Smart Parking System

PNI Sensor Corporation, the world’s foremost expert in precision location, motion tracking, and fusion of sensor systems into real-world applications, today announced that it has joined the LoRa Alliance™.

PNI recently introduced PlacePod™, a high-accuracy, in-ground or surface-mounted smart parking sensor that provides accurate vehicle detection in parking spaces, up to 10 years of battery life, and is stable over temperature fluctuations, even in harsh environments.

The PlacePod smart parking sensor solves the most mission-critical aspects of parking management: accurate, real-time vehicle detection and location of available parking spaces. PlacePod communicates with a LoRa gateway to provide accurate real-time parking data. Key features include:

  • The industry’s most accurate magnetic sensing system for vehicle detection with the combination of PNI’s high-performance magnetic sensor and vehicle detection algorithms that accurately detect the presence or absence of a car in a parking space;
  • Sensors and algorithms are finely tuned for ultra-low power consumption and are always-on, providing continuous vehicle detection without missing a parking event;
  • Simplified provisioning, management, and wireless software updates using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) via PNI’s mobile application;
  • IoT-enabled with complete LoRaWAN compatibility via the built-in LoRa radio for communication with a LoRa gateway.

“Smart parking is one of the key initiatives cities undertake to help improve quality of life in urban areas,” said Becky Oh, President and CEO of PNI Sensor Corporation. “With the widespread adoption of low-power, wide-area networks (LPWAN) based on the LoRaWAN™ protocol, cities will finally be able to leverage the next generation of smart parking solutions in connection with other IoT applications, such as traffic management. As a member of the LoRa Alliance, PNI is pleased to make IoT-enabled smart parking a reality and help cities reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions while improving the services they provide to the public.”

Meet PNI at the 8th LoRa Alliance Open House – June 12-14 in Philadelphia

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