SOMERVILLE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--INDECT USA, the parking industry’s leading provider of sensor-based parking guidance systems, has once again successfully collaborated with IPsens to provide a fully-integrated wireless parking solution at Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. The installation of 1,144 wireless, in-ground, sensors took less than two weeks to complete, making it not only the largest installation of its type in the United States, but also one of the fastest.
Assembly Row is a thriving mixed-use development, owned and operated by Federal Realty Investment Trust. The neighborhood includes national retail outlets, over 20 dining options, residential and office spaces, and a 12-screen cinema, and includes an MBTA Orange Line mass transit station on the property.
“This is a unique parking sensor project,” said David Middleton, Assistant General Manager at Federal Realty Investment Trust. “These sensors will permit us to monitor how long visitors are parked in each space to assure that parkers don’t exceed our three-hour limit for free parking. The idea is to ensure that visitors to Assembly Row can always find parking by keeping the spaces turning over regularly.”
With the recent introduction of paid parking in the transit station garages, Assembly Row’s management was concerned that commuters would utilize free parking spaces, making it harder for shoppers to find available parking. The wireless in-ground sensors allow management to easily monitor parkers’ length of stay and ensure that time limits are observed.
“It’s effectively electronic chalking,” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA. “In fact, it’s better than traditional chalking because it’s more reliable and accurate.”
Whether management decides to enforce time limits by issuing parking fines will depend on the data collected and reports generated through the INDECT/IPsens software. At present the Assembly Row in-ground sensor installation does not include parking guidance signage. However, one of the benefits of the INDECT system is the flexibility it offers to upgrade or expand as the need arises.
About INDECT USA
INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.
INDECT USA can be found online at indectusa.com.
IPsens provides cloud-based, parking management software and data integration for both on- and off-street parking operations. Their solutions offer data generation, integration, processing and analysis to create actionable operational insights for management through a full suite of parking management software. With offices in Branson, MO and Kalamazoo, MI IPsens brings 40+ years of experience and expertise in the parking market and has created parking solutions that currently manage major installations in the United States. IPsens can be found online at ipsens.net.
About Assembly Row
Assembly Row is Greater Boston’s hottest neighborhood destination, with shopping and dining options coupled with residences, offices and open spaces overlooking the Mystic River. Located just seven minutes from downtown Boston, The Row provides some of the easiest access in the area including a dedicated stop on the Orange line. It offers more than 30 nationally-branded outlets, including names like Nike Factory, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J. Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store and Brooks Brothers. Entertainment options include the 12-screen AMC Assembly Row 12 and IMAX, the only LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New England and Muse Paintbar. More than a dozen eateries line the Riverfront Park and streets, including Legal On The Mystic, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Tony C’s, PAUL and River Bar. Opened in May 2014, Assembly Row has been named 2015 and 2016 Hub Neighborhood of the Year by Curbed, one of Boston Globe Magazine’s 2015 “Game Changers,” a “50 on Fire” by BostInno, and was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of the transformative projects shaping Greater Boston. When fully built across 40 acres along the Mystic River, the Assembly Row neighborhood will feature a total of 635,000 square feet of outlet shops and restaurants, 2.8 million square feet of office space, a 158-room hotel, and 1,800 residences. For more information please visit AssemblyRow.com.
About Federal Realty
Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Our expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty's 104 properties include over 2,900 tenants, in approximately 24 million square feet, and over 2,000 residential units.
Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 50 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit www.FederalRealty.com.