Member News: TIBA’s SPARK Cloud Solution Manages Mixed Use Parking Facilities in Kansas City KANSAS
KANSAS CITY, MO (June 19, 2018) – Kansas City, Missouri selected TIBA Parking Systems’ cloud-based management and control platform, SPARK, to drive eight mixed-use facility garages. The facilities are installed in and around the KC Live and Convention Center districts and total 42 lanes.
The city launched the project in June of 2017 and with the help of Fisher Parking & Security, a TIBA Value Added Reseller, it has been successfully deployed for six months.
“The equipment is consistent and reliable. We monitor it closely via SPARK and we have consistently been able to process tickets with over a 99% read rate. The systems were built with automation in mind,” stated Matthew Muckenthaler, Towne Park Senior Account Manager. “Our revenues have increased dramatically because we can keep the gates down and equipment functional.”
SPARK, TIBA’s cloud-hosted solution, allows operators and owners to manage multiple garages effectively. Operators can manage numerous garages as one larger super-entity or multiple single facilities, each with its own pricing and tariff structure. Control room operators can remotely monitor the status of each lane device and help drivers who require further assistance when using the parking facilities.
“Our goal is to provide and support efficient software and hardware solutions for our customers and end users. We build durable hardware and manage it with 4th generation software systems, such as SPARK, so each device can be adjusted to the needs of each individual lane,” said John Whiteman, Executive Vice-President of Sales at TIBA Parking Systems. “By remote monitoring and control, each device can be optimized separately for each facility, and still be controlled through one management application layer from the cloud.”
“With TIBA, our products are more reliable and operate faster than competing companies,” stated Jay O’Brien, President of Fisher Parking & Security. “Fisher has the longest tenure in the region with 33 years of experience. We have better and faster tech support and previous experience supporting a large scale multi-use facility.”
About TIBA Parking Systems:
For 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has successfully implemented this through a focus on software development while continuing to enhance and support its reliable hardware platforms. This allows owners to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying the latest software functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected and leverage big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third-party systems empower parking operators to be an integral part of the growing Smart Cities ecosystem.
TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit www.tibaparking.com.
About Fisher Parking & Security:
Fisher Parking & Security, Inc. has excelled in advanced Access, Revenue, Count, Voice and Video systems for the parking industry since 1985. A strong commitment to customer service with prompt, professional technicians has kept us as the premier supplier of Parking Control Systems in the Midwest. FISHER services advanced parking technology installations throughout Missouri & Kansas from our headquarters in suburban Kansas City, Missouri & satellite offices in Kansas City & St. Louis. FISHER is a financially strong independent corporation with strong strategic industry alliances while boasting an A+ company rating with the Kansas City Better Business Bureau. For more information about Fisher Parking & Security, Inc. visit our website at www.parking-security.com.
Contact: Sarah Kahler | Marketing Manager