Custom-Built Signs & Software Solution to Help Manage DIA Parking

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Denver, COSkyline Products installed the custom-built signs and software solution at Denver International Airport to help manage parking traffic more effectively at the airport’s covered garages and support greater flexibility for parking operations in the future.

DIA’s previous, aging sign system had become plagued by frequent malfunctions. Furthermore, the system was technically obsolete, making maintenance inefficient and costly, while procuring replacement parts became nearly impossible.

“DIA’s aging parking system could no longer meet the demands or expectations from either customers or staff,” said Chip Stadjuhar, CEO of Skyline Products, “Skyline offered a unique ability to design, engineer, and build a completely custom hardware and software solution that would improve traffic flow, maximize parking revenues, and ensure a smooth, positive experience for its customers.”

Designed specifically to meet DIA’s unique needs, Skyline’s custom solution included full color, full matrix, 20mm LED signs, which are fully NTCIP compliant and allow for MUTCD graphics. In addition to communicating parking spot availability numbers for each parking level, DIA can now display customized messages to alert customers of important facility updates.

“The Airport’s previous solution only displayed “OPEN” and “FULL” messages,” said James Barnhart, Director of Product Development for Skyline Products, “The solution we designed is completely customizable, providing DIA the freedom to create unique messages – such as emergency notifications or construction alerts.”

With no existing software solution on the market, Skyline developed a module for EnvoyDMS control software to manage the new system. With the new module, DIA can designate several levels of user rights for their employees – providing control and confidence that the right people could post the right message and the right time.

Skyline partnered with Denver-based electrical contractor, LEI Companies, to complete the project installation. Having done business in the Denver area for more than a decade with a variety of manufacturers, it was important to LEI that they found a collaborative partner that could meet an aggressive timetable.

“From the beginning of this project, it was critically important that we found a true partner – one that could deliver a high quality product, and one that we could count on to ensure on-time deliveries ahead of DIA’s busy holiday travel season,“ said Lenee M. Koch, Vice President of LEI Companies, “Skyline Products delivered on this promise and more.”

Additionally, the DIA parking operations team will enjoy Skyline’s robust feedback and diagnostic features, including true message verification feedback, ensuring that all signs are functioning properly at all times.

Image courtesy of Skyline Products

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