2015 Award Winner: Parking Technology

PSx-Main Street Garage, Norristown, PA







The Main Street Parking Deck in Norristown was built in 1984 to support the County Courthouse and
local businesses; and is the primary parking area used by County Jurors. PSx recently installed its third
generation of Amano McGann equipment in the facility; featuring Amano’s newest product line, the
OPUS Series.

As is often the case with parking structures, the PARCS have been upgraded over the years, but costly
structural repairs and other upgrades were put on hold until they absolutely had to be done. In 2014,
the Garage underwent an extensive structural repair and rehabilitation that included new elevators and
low-voltage LED lighting. During that process, the facility was modernized from a standard Cashiered
exit to an automated Central Pay operation, with the installation of the OPUS Series.

The OPUS Series features innovative 2D encrypted barcode technology, and an intuitive user-guidance
system. Dynamic color displays and voice announcements guide the patrons through the entry,
payment, and exiting processes. But perhaps the feature most beneficial to the Main Street Parking
Deck has been the eFlexPrint Validation System. eFlexPrint enables the County to create widely
customizable QR barcoded validations that can be printed in bulk quantities, or individually on-demand.
These validations can even be emailed to the end user; who can then either print remotely or simply
present the emailed QR code directly from their smart phone at the FlexScan QR400 barcode readers
installed in each of the Garage devices. This feature has been hugely beneficial for the Garage’s Juror
Parking Validation Program.

Project Team:

Firm Preparing Submittal – Systems Integrator
Kevin Halliday
PSx Inc
708 Terminal Way
Kennett Squae, PA 19348

Kenneth Starr
County of Montgomery
One Montgomery Plaza
425 Swede Street, Suite 800
Norristown, PA 19401

Architect / Consultant
Jason Borden
O & S Associates
1710 Walton Road
Suite 112
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(610) 628-9400

General Contractor
SJ Thomas Company
140 Bartram Ave
Lansdowne, PA 19050

Equipment Supplier
Amano McGann
6299 Patton Road
Roseville, MN 55113

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