Chicago O'Hare International Airport has awarded a contract to Scheidt & Bachmann to upgrade its parking access and revenue control system in order to improve customer experience, offer additional payment options, and increase traffic flow throughput.
The upgrade involves the deployment of new hardware and Scheidt & Bachmann's entervo V2R3 software.
As part of the basic improvements to the airport's parking system, Scheidt & Bachmann will install 23 entry lanes, 27 exit cashier devices, and 16 barrier-free pay on foot stations.
In order to enhance the parking operation, Scheidt & Bachmann will provide licence plate recognition (LPR), a frequent parker programme and mobile licence plate inventory, as well as a facility for customers to reserve and prepay for their parking, and a certain level of automation with the use of pay on foot machines and express exit lanes.
Scheidt & Bachmann USA sales vice-president Jeff Sparrow said the company is excited at the opportunity to partner with the Chicago Department of Aviation.
"Scheidt & Bachmann's ability to collaborate with large organisations on complex parking projects will be a tremendous asset on this project and we look forward to exceeding the expectations of the CDA and the city of Chicago," Sparrow said.
The installation phase of the project is expected to begin in 2014, and is expected to be completed in 18 months.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, which handles about 66m passengers each year, processes more than 20,000 parking transactions daily for its 25,000 available parking spaces.
Scheidt & Bachmann, a family-owned German company, is an international transportation solutions provider and its US subsidiary is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Image: As part of the upgrade improvements to Chicago O'Hare International Airport's parking system, Scheidt & Bachmann will install 23 entry lanes, 27 exit cashier devices, and 16 barrier-free pay on foot stations. Photo: courtesy of Maksim.