Truphone’s IoT eSIM platform provides 100% connectivity for Parkdepot’s digitized parking space management
"It was easy for us to choose Truphone as our connectivity partner, with their truly global mobile network that they created from the ground up and their extensive IoT connectivity experience."Sarina Decker, Head of Operations, Parkdepot
Parkdepot, an innovative provider of parking solutions, is a rapidly growing tech startup from Munich, Germany. The company has made a name for itself with the development of an efficient and modern digital parking supervision solution without barriers, inspectors, or parking discs. With customers throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Parkdepot is operating in over 300 cities, digitising private parking spaces for clients including food retailers, real estate companies, shopping centres, hotels and health clinics.
“We optimise commercial parking areas with our technology” says Sarina Decker, Parkdepot’s Head of Operations. “Our technology enables us to digitise private parking spaces by installing scanner systems, analysing parking space utilisation and detecting, among other things, actual parking offences. It all combines to provide a better overview of the parking statistics and analytics for our customers while helping them control the processes needed to manage their parking areas. Previously, if someone forgot to display their parking permit in their vehicle, they would receive a penalty, but with our digitisation, they can update their information remotely. Our service gives our customers more flexibility and choice.”
Parkdepot’s Business Challenge
Handling over 45,000 parking spaces across 300 cities presented us with a set of unique and significant technological challenges, not least of which was the need for a secure and stable connectivity provider that could connect all of our disparate devices over the air while consistently providing access to the best networks. We needed a connectivity partner that could grow with us and help us future-proof our connectivity as we scale.
With so many cameras and innovative scanner systems in place, recording and transmitting gigabytes of data, keeping them all connected via traditional, physical SIM cards just wasn’t feasible. We quickly determined that we needed a platform that could deliver the ease and flexibility of eSIM with seamless connectivity as well as straightforward, transparent pricing and greater control.
The Truphone Solution
It was a tall order for any traditional IoT connectivity provider and the list of requirements was a challenging one, but given the truly global mobile network that they created from the ground up and their extensive IoT connectivity experience, it was easy for us to choose Truphone. Now, thanks to their market-leading IoT management platform, global connectivity, flexible data plans and their unique ability to future-proof our business through the power of eSIM, we’re always seamlessly connected to the best available local networks with a single SKU and enable our extensive network of devices to make use of a shared data allowance for exceptional efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
- Global connectivity combining 480 agreements with reduced latency
- Supports 2G, 3G, 4G and CAT-M1 / LTE-M technologies , with eSIM as standard
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- Single SKU, always connecting to the best network, automatically
- Monitor. maintain, and remotely mange your global connectivity with IoT management platform
- Dedicated account manager support