University of Maryland Baltimore
Brief description of this system: On-line real-time, bar coded machine readable system with on-line satellites reporting all system activity and transaction data back to one central server system. This newer system was originally installed in 1994 and upgraded its fully integrated satellite systems to the new 030 controller, adding proximity access, prepay features, ticket acceptors, and software features including Debit Card, Time Zone Violator Convert to Cash at Exit, Event Coupon System, customized employee data screens and fiber optic backbone.
Has nine garages with approximately 44 lanes. Services seven graduate schools and the University Hospital. Also services major league baseball and football stadiums. Three sites are 24-hr/7 days. Has Net Admin and is a Satellite/ Central configuration. Has space count monitor in Central Office.
Added Ticket Acceptors, Prox Cards, Debit Cards, Event Coupons, Flat File Handoff, Admin Card Security Levels, and controls several doors with security readers. This upgrade started in June 2000 and last software was added October 25, 2000.
Everything is run from the Central Office. Has about 6,000 active access cards, does 1 million tickets annually, and will use 350,000 machine readable event coupons annually. Newest garage went on line last year.
This high performance demand location has always had a full service maintenance agreement with regularly scheduled preventative maintenance performed.