Frequently asked question

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Vehicle sensors installation and related costs

Q: What are the standard installation costs of Tinynode sensors?

A: Costs vary according to sensor type and installation method. If deploying more than 100 sensors, the following parameters normally apply:

A4 or A4-H sensors, glued to the asphalt Cost of gluing material: 2 EUR/sensor
Installation time: 2 minutes/sensor

A4 or A4-H sensors, screwed to the asphalt Cost of screws: 2.50 EUR/sensor
Installation time: 5 minutes/sensor

B4 or B4-H sensors Cost of resin: 8 EUR/sensor
Cost of core drilling: 30 EUR/sensor
Installation time: 10 minutes/sensor

Q: Which materials do you recommend for installation?

A: Tinynode recommends the following products:

For A4 and A4-H gluing Asphalt: Preco Cryl Kaltplastik 2K glue
Concrete: Preco Cryl Kaltplastik 2K glue, Triflex Grund L1K primer

For B4 and B4-H core drilling Asphalt: Triflex Cryl R 238 resin
Concrete: Triflex Cryl R 238 resin, Triflex Grund L1K primer

Network infrastructure

Q: How many sensors can a G4 gateway handle?

A: Tinynode’s G4 gateway can handle up to 100 sensors (A4, B4 or a mix of them). If your parking facility has more than 100 parking lots, you simply need to add as many gateways as needed, one every 100 sensors.

Q: How many repeaters and gateways are normally needed to equip a medium-sized parking area?

A: It depends on the type of installation and the density of parking lots. The following criteria normally apply:

On-street parking (low density parking area) 1 G4 Gateway per 100 A4 or B4 sensors
1 R4 Repeater per 10 A4 or B4 sensors

Off-street parking (ie. corporate, airport or shopping malls) 1 G4 Gateway per 100 A4 or B4 sensors

1 R4 Repeater per 15 A4 or B4 sensors

HGV/Truck parking 1 G4 Gateway per 100 A4 or B4 sensors

1 R4 Repeater per 15 A4 or B4 sensors

Integration with customer or third-party systems

Q: Which interface does Tinynode system propose? Do you have an API?

A: Our standard for the transmission of parking sensors information is a TCP/IP based REST interface. API specifications are available upon request.

Q: Which third-party systems are you compatible with?

A: Tinynode Wireless Vehicle Detection System API has been integrated in several back-office systems, including:

Golden River (Clearview Traffic Group) – Insight

Schick – Signal Park

Labocom – Mivisu

FRITZ – Car Park Management System

INEO – EffiPark

Cofiroute – DPPL

ASF – Mistral

Optifib – Optipark

Q: Do you propose your own back-office system?

A: A lightweight, cloud-based back-office system is available for pilot projects.

Connectivity

Q: I wish to use a 3G modem/router to transmit data from the parking area to the back office. Which device do you recommend?

A: We can recommend SIERRA’s LS 300.

Q: Can you estimate the amount of data generated by the system? And related costs?

A: To calculate data storage costs, please consider the system is generating about 3 MByte of data per parking lot per month. To calculate data transfer costs (ie. over a GSM/3G network), please consider about 17 MB per parking lot per month.

Those values may vary according to the number of parking events (free/busy variations) and the maximal allowed latency (cycle time).

Q: Does Tinynode wireless technology require an Internet access?

A: Except for pilot projects using Tinynode cloud-based back-office, Internet access is not needed.

Applications

Q: I wish to count vehicles entering or exiting an area by placing a Tinynode A4 or B4 sensor on the lane, as an inductive loop replacement. Will it work?

A: No, Tinynode sensors are fit for detecting parked vehicles, not moving ones. If you want to detect or classify moving vehicles, we recommend Golden River’s M100 product.

Distribution

Q: I would like to distribute Tinynode products in my country. How should I apply?

A: We will be happy to review terms and conditions with your company. Please contact us for further information.