NuPark, the leading provider of smart parking management solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the University of Arkansas to provide an integrated enforcement and parking management system. Using the platform’s unique license plate recognition (LPR) technology, the University’s Transit and Parking Department will now be able to not only offer virtual permits and e-citations for parking enforcement but also more efficiently patrol campus parking lots and provide more options and information for their customers.
Boasting an enrollment of more than 27,000 total students (undergraduate and graduate), the University of Arkansas offers more than 210 top-tier academic programs. The university currently uses physical permits, but it will transition to virtual permits and e-citations upon adopting NuPark’s open, cloud-based, parking management platform. NuPark will provide two LPR-equipped vehicles and will install fixed LPR cameras that will convert the university’s gated garage to a gateless system and make all three garages self-enforcing.
“We needed a solution for our campus that would address our parking challenges and provide more data to assist us in operating the system more efficiently,” said Gary Smith, University of Arkansas’ Director of Transit and Parking. “NuPark has created a customized solution that not only has ability to integrate with our new Parkeon meters but also electronically monitor vehicle license plate tag information to address our specific parking needs.”
Jim Leida, Vice President of Sales for NuPark, comments that NuPark’s system will improve many aspects of the university’s parking challenges. “The data collected from the LPR will provide reports that, when applied, will improve enforcement efficiency.” Additionally, NuPark’s hosting platform utilizes Azure, a reliable platform. “By employing Azure, IT responsibilities will be able to be freed up and allocated to other applications.”
Installation for the project will commence this summer.
NuPark provides the leading smart parking management platform designed to help parking professionals deliver amazing and convenient parking experiences. With over 225 years of combined experience, NuPark is built by parking professionals, by parking professionals and is setting the innovation agenda for parking technology. Its open, cloud-based solution streamlines and automates the process of managing, selling, and enforcing parking. By integrating license plate recognition (LPR) technology, real-time data access and syncing, electronic permitting, payments, citations, and appeals into one platform, NuPark more efficiently optimizes all aspects of a complex parking operation. Headquartered in Cedar Park, TX, NuPark serves as a trusted provider with customers in a variety of industries including higher education, municipalities, private operations, retail establishments and transit authorities across the country. Contact NuPark for more information at www.nupark.com.
About the University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is the flagship of the University of Arkansas System. Its 27,000 students represent all 50 states and more than 120 countries. The U of A has 10 colleges and schools offering more than 210 academic programs. The University of Arkansas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is located in Fayetteville in the hilly northwest corner of Arkansas and overlooks the Ozark Mountains. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. Fayetteville is routinely considered among the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S.