Skidata Transforms Parking Experience at Mineta San Jose International Airport

Oct. 18, 2021
Touchless entry and exit, license plate recognition to make airport parking safer and easier.

SKIDATA, a leader in parking access and revenue management, is transforming the parking experience at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) with the addition of state-of-the-art parking technology. The new frictionless parking suite will use an advanced parking access & revenue control system (PARCS), License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology, and other parking management tools to improve the user experience.

“SJC was looking to improve their operation and make the parking experience not only more user-friendly, but also more efficient and effective to operate,” said Chris McKenty, head of sales, North America for SKIDATA. “We were able to work with airport executives to design a solution that will make parking at the airport much more convenient, while dramatically improving parking operations, both immediately and for years to come,”

SJC’s new frictionless parking suite includes SKIDATA’s market leading Power.Gate system. The Power.Gates will be outfitted with License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology and all peripherals (Barcode Readers, HID, AVI, Intercom, Lighted Barrier Arms) in a total of 45 lanes. The new technology suite will provide easy touch free access to all parking levels for frequent and occasional travelers. The system will also include 15 SKiosk Smart Parking credit card machines and a number of SKIDATA Sweb Services, including Control, Validate, Reports, and a new Wayfinding Package that will include all new signs.

“A stress-free trip begins with planning at home,” said SJC Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross. “This new online parking reservation system takes the worry out of airport parking, offering travelers more control over their planning, and providing a more seamless total airport experience. Pandemic recovery has already included new infrastructure, new amenities, and new technologies for our customers, and our team and partners continue to show great dedication to delivering tools supporting the return to travel. This is a testament to the strength of our resilience, and as we all move forward and more people return to the skies, this new online tool will help to better navigate the travel process.”

For improved management, the new system will feature a fully integrated “Command Center” offering unprecedented oversight capability to managers and operators, allowing them to observe and manage the entire system from a single command point. The system will also be integrated with SJC’s existing Transcore AVI (automatic vehicle identification) system and with Chauntry’s Parkspace reservations platform.