EasyGuide System Overview
The EasyGuide technology consists of an EasyGuide LED Indicator installed in each parking bay/space which accurately detects and "announces" the occupancy status of each bay/space.
LED Indicator and guidance signs, supported by real-time occupancy data, helps patrons quickly and easily find available parking space. The EasyGuide LED indicators can be selected from a palette of eleven (11) colors and can display a total of eight (8) at a time (non-Bluetooth indicators display 4 standard colors), which give flexibility for parking management.
Indicator colors come from the factory in standard Green and Red and different colors are set during the commissioning process. Indicator set up can also be changed remotely allowing indicators to be turned off or changed to a standard color scheme once a vehicle is parked to signify that the space/bay is full.
The system architecture allows a modular approach to be followed when designing and installing the EasyGuide system in a wide range of car parking facilities. Bus Controllers, with their local networks of up to 100 indicators plus LED signage, are simply added to accommodate the size of the installation.
Finally, the network of Bus Controller is used by a Master Data Processor to collect data from the indicators, and send configuration data to them. For example, this might be changes in allowable overstay time, or reserving car parks on specific days.
In the event of a power failure or loss of signal from one of the system BUS Controllers, the associated signs will blank until the power or signal is restored.
Sign Controller Software
Sign controller software gives the ability to assign any space, group of spaces or any space type to a single or a group of LED displays situated anywhere in the parking garage. This gives a live display of current spaces available in any area at any time. A buffer value can be configured into any sign to allow for circulating vehicles and vehicle movement within the garage.
The basic LED panel can show a red or green YES/NO message. A full matrix LED panel can display a red/green numeric value or a YES/NO/FULL message. The LED panels are brightness controlled.
Fail safe measures have been included to ensure the signs will never display spaces are available when the aisles/levels or the entire garage are/is FULL. In addition, the signs will auto blank if any part of the system assigned to that sign loses communication to ensure there is never incorrect information displayed.