parking revenue systems have emerged and indeed been a new wave taking over the US and international parking lots. More recently, airports, mass transit, and corporate campuses are also turning to smart parking technology to better manage their parking assets.
To be able to understand parking revenue systems we must understand smart parking which refers to the use of sensing devices to determine occupancy at the space level or at the lot/structure level. Sensing devices can refer to cameras, counting equipment like gates at the entrance of a lot, or sensors that are embedded into the pavement of individual parking spaces, to name a few. Usually it is used to determine the parking space whether it is occupied or full or even in most cases which exact parking spot is open.
Parking revenue systems now help you be able to collect money in exchange for the parking space and all other benefits offered by the parking system or smart system. There are various ways and types a building or premises can use to collect whilst using the parking revenue systems which can be highly beneficial. Here are some of the benefits of parking revenue systems:
1. Improved Accessibility
Whether it's pay stations or gates, smart parking with the use of parking revenue systems aids in improving accessibility in and out of the facility which also reduces congestion. This also improves motorist experience because they get guidance and security in exchange for their coins which is a fair trade.
2. Better Infrastructure Usage
By implementing such systems you actually increase the efficiency of your parking lot space usage. What could have stored 100 cars without a parking system may store 130+ at a time with the systems installed
3. Increased Revenue
Obviously as its main purpose. You will receive revenue from the parking revenue systems which can be as a way to recover the costs of implementation or as something extra for other uses or maintenance.
Just visit your local parking systems and equipment supplier and discuss with them about your needs and you'll be surprised on how affordable, sophisticated and simple it can be.
Quick verdict - it's a good book, and I think it's worth reading.
Josh Kaufman sent me a message on Twitter a bit back, asking if I'd like a review copy of his book. Indeed, I would, I replied, and he sent me a digital copy.
Before I review the book, let me tell you how I read - when I get a nonfiction book that I'm not sure if I'm going to read, I "fastread" it. That's me starting to skim and move quickly, then I slow down and read in depth when something catches my eye, and speed up after I finish that section.
I fastread a lot of books. Especially reading a in-depth reference book on a topic you already know, I think you can get 90% of the lessons of a book in 30% of the time by fastreading. I typically fastread historical backgrounds about eras I'm very familiar with, thoughts on an aspect of business I know, introductions to technologies I'm already familiar with, etc.
My first thought when I was reading The Personal MBA was that this would be a good book to fastread.
I decide to develop logging approach based on Simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J) library. This is the most modern way of logging and widely used by many projects.
Our major requirements are well defined in my first post Logging - part #1. In addition keep in mind that I develop solution that designed for Google Cloud platform. I have one restriction there - we can use only JUL (java logging) classes, which definitely are less productive in compare to SLF4J logback.
Lets start the development. SLF4J gives us a nice abstractions and allows to easily map all our requirements to existing classes.
Categories ("data flow") are well mapped on org.slf4j.Marker. Basic implementation of marker allows to define marker with unique name and attach to it other markers - in other words we have "OR" operation and "FLAGS" which we can combine in any order we wants.
And from the begging several issues with SLF4J JUL adapter (slf4j-jdk14-1.7.7) appears: