Frequently asked question

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Vehicle sensors installation and related costs

What are the standard installation costs of Tinynode sensors?

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

Which materials do you recommend for installation?

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

How many sensors can a G4 gateway handle?

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.

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

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

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

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

Which third-party systems are you compatible with?

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

Do you propose your own back-office system?

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

Connectivity

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

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).

Does Tinynode wireless technology require an Internet access?

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

Applications

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?

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

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

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

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