25 March 2010
Thales has just been selected by the Dubai metro operator RTA to install the access control system for a 3rd car park connecting to the Dubai “green line”.
The Thales system provides visitors with a simple, user-friendly service and gives operators a flexible and secure operating tool. In addition to the usual functions of this type of equipment, the WiLix system developed by Thales enables the customer to use a single payment system for his travel and parking tickets, and is thus particularly suited for busy car park environments. This is the case of this new city-centre car park, which has to deal with peak rush hour traffic every day.
Fully integrated in the transport network, this car park will have 16 two-way entry/exit terminals and 2 smart payment machines that will take all methods of payment, including contactless travel cards. All the equipment and visitor flows are supervised via a central system.
“Parking systems are a key component in managing passenger flows today. On a single journey, travellers may use several modes of transport, including their cars. Thales can provide fully integrated solutions that make the lives of travellers easier and guarantee payment security for operators” explains Jean-Pierre Forestier, Thales SVP, in charge of Transportation Systems.
Leading the French market in public car park management systems, Thales has more than 400 references worldwide. Customers include ADP Roissy and Orly airports, EFFIA Stationnement with TGV-Est, Lyon Parc Auto, VINCI car parks, CHU Valenciennes, car parks in Monaco, the Turin city metro car park in Italy, and the Gautrain high-speed train car parks in South Africa.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace and Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2009, the company generated revenues of 12.9 billion euros with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.
Thales, Security Solutions & Services
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Thales, Corporate Communications
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