Ortigia (or Ortygia, as English speakers would spell it) is a 600-meter wide island on Sicily’s east coast, connected by bridge to Syracuse. The island is 2500 years old, and reflects the different architectural styles of many waves of different conquerors, settlers, and visitors since the ancient Greek times.
Its narrow alleyways are designed for slow pedestrian traffic, hence the need for an efficient car park close by the bridge that connects the city to mainland Sicily.
Before locals and tourists set foot on this UNESCO World Heritage site, and stroll among glorious buildings and baroque palaces, they need to leave their vehicle somewhere safe, and convenient. The Parcheggio della Marina offers 50 spaces just before crossing the bridge from Siracusa: entrance for transient vehicles and pass holders is facilitated by LPR technology (by Italian supplier Selea) and the occupancy status is always displayed on the outer sign modules, for maximum convenience.
The only way to enhance the looks of the Parcheggio della Marina would be to align its layout and architecture with the beautiful Ortigia baroque style…! Jokes aside, Jupiter peripherals already blend in the car park to the appreciation of users and operator - and by the way, there is absolutely no chance to match the island’s amazing golden stone that shines in the sunlight.
Residents and tourists will need to settle for “just” an efficient parking system that integrates real-time updates on the occupancy, swiftly informs drivers through VMS display modules, manages pass holders, and reads license plates with maximum accuracy to solve lost ticket issues. The timely communication among these touchpoints is enabled by JMS management system.
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