Member News: Park Assist Brings the Latest Parking Guidance Technology to Mohegan Sun
CHESHIRE, CT – July 30th, 2020 – Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, Connecticut, and operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE). Originally built in 1996, Mohegan Sun has grown to become one of the most popular destinations in New England. Providing two unique casinos, fine dining, world-class shopping, spas, live entertainment, and sporting events, the casino has continued to evolve along with its parking needs.
Park Assist’s parking guidance solution will replace an older level-counting system used in the Indian Summer and Riverview parking decks. Seeking a PGS that is upgradeable, dynamic, and optimizable for multiple uses, Mohegan Sun chose Park Assist’s camera-based M4 PGS to be installed at its two primary garages holding over 4,000 parking bays.
Mohegan Sun elected to work with Park Assist due to the quality and visibility of its color-coded M4 sensors, as well as Park Assist’s API integration options and advanced license plate recognition technology. Additionally, the casino was attracted to Park Assist’s ability to provide local service and directly manage the installation onsite.
Park Assist’s proprietary M4 PGS and Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) will provide casino guests with occupancy data based on specific parking bay types, such as ADA, Electric Vehicle, Standard, and Reserved Parking. Park Assist’s new VMS-NAV signs are customizable, providing a vast array of information, including the number of available spaces in specific areas, icons, and messages that enable visitors to make quicker parking decisions. From there, the M4 smart-sensor takes guidance to the next level, signaling which specific parking bays are available with color-coded LED lights.
Additionally, Park Assist’s Park Alerts™ module will provide an extra level of security to the parking decks. By enabling the casino to set automated rules and alerts that help parking staff manage awareness and control of activity within the garage, this software add-on helps create a more efficient and safe facility.
Partnering with local electrical contractor McMellon Electric, the Riverview Garage went live at the beginning of July, while the Indian Summer Garage will likely be fully operational by mid-August, just in time for the Casino’s re-opening, as traffic in the garage begins to increase.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Mohegan Tribe on Mohegan Sun’s Indian Summer and Riverview parking decks. Our system provides both aesthetic and functional parking enhancements that will provide casino guests with the ideal experience and the team at Mohegan will benefit greatly as well.” Said Robert Wishart, Regional Account Manager.
About Park Assist
Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Our patented technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics, and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.8 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.
About Mohegan Sun
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.
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