Orbility was selected by city parking operator EFFIA to equip its new parking management system for the city of Cergy Pontoise.
Located 30 km north of Paris, France, as part of a modernisation project to upgrade an existing Orbility system which had been in place for a decade. The system, across 20 car parks, a mixture of garages and parking lots, featured 105 separate pieces of equipment – including 32 entry lanes, 33 exit lanes, 20 Pay on foot stations, seven intermediate terminals and 13 pedestrian readers. The project took place in autumn 2019.
The challenge was to switch from the old to new system in fewer than three months with no disruption to customers using the entire city’s parking options throughout the upgrade. A commuter hub, the city is home to a university and has a busy train station, metro links and buses.
Orbility worked via the deployment of three teams, therefore allowing the installation of three upgrades at the same time and focusing on two installations per week. With an established reputation and experience in this area, Orbility was confident it could undertake the work and complete it seamlessly without disruption to the service provided to daily users.
Orbility brought added value and features to this upgrade with its Codex product range, selected for simplicity of installation and speed of operation, combined with Multipark Web parking management system.
This established and innovative technology encompasses licence plate reading, contactless credit card payment, a centralised server and centralised system monitoring, plus ParkAccess using web technology.
All the sites have a dedicated bicycle parking area which is accessible by using Navigo, the local public transportation card. It may be possible to use the transportation card as a subscription card for monthly parking customers.
Finally, the equipment was customised with specific colours to provide enhanced clarity for users on arrival, throughout the payment process and subsequent departure.