SmartSpot Gateway

SmartSpot Gateway

Helping Cities to Operate Efficiently

The SmartSpot Gateway is a highly flexible IoT building block that allows city operators to begin with the deployment of smart parking sensing. Using the same infrastructure SmartSpots equip smart cities with the effective means to have a single ‘street furniture’ device installed throughout the city that can accommodate a wide range of additional services such as public broadband, safety video surveillance, air quality, lighting control, and many more.

Maximise the usage and efficiency of your car parking asset

The SmartSpot gateway is an integral part to our 'SmartPark' solution. Mounted on a pole, wall or ceiling it acts as the central communication unit that collects data from In-Ground Vehicle Detection Sensors via wireless communication and transmits it to the SmartCloud parking services system.

In addition to providing the interface between the Sensors and SmartCloud, SmartSpots can also act as a common IoT gateway platform which is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of connectivity requirements and protocols within smart city environments ranging from common Ethernet and WiFi compatible devices (cameras, streetlighting, etc.) to standards such as Zigbee/802.15.4, LoRaWAN, 3G, 4G, and the upcoming 5G.

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  • Installation is easy and can be done in minutes. Metal base plates and cable ties are provided for easy mounting onto buildings walls and street light posts.
  • Simple, Plug’n’Play deployment and activation.
  • Three methods of power: mains power, rechargeable battery and external solar panels.

    • Mains power 90 – 264VAC
    • Passive 24Volt PoE IN/OUT
    • Optional 802.3af/at PoE
    • Optional Battery Backup
    • Optional Solar Panel (within appropriate conditions)
  • Connectivity: 433/868/915MHz LPD ISM Band, 802.15.4/Zigbee, WiFi, 3G, 4G and LoRaWAN.
  • Multi-band global 3G based uplink communications with integrated global SIM (activation is bundled with the SmartCloud service) with automated failover option to a second SIM/carrier if required.
  • Site planning RF Survey system to guarantee optimal SmartSpot placement for coverage and high availability operation.
  • Robust IP67+ rated, low-mass, high strength aluminium alloy construction means that they will survive many years of extreme operational environment conditions – indoors or outdoors.
  • Over-The-Air (OTA) provisioning, configuration management, firmware updates.
  • Centrally managed and operated from the SmartCloud service platform.
  • Dynamic star mesh networking for high availability and reliability of vehicle detection sensor communications.
  • Synchronized UTC realtime clock for accurate time reference for all message timestamps and vehicle detection sensor clocks/events.
  • Supports RFID based vehicle identity based services and electronic permits.


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“The SmartSpot Gateway is unique amongst IoT gateways and within the smart parking markets by delivering smart cities with the simple practicality of a single ‘street furniture’ gateway installed throughout the city that can meet the high demands of accurate, enforceable parking information while simultaneously accommodating an open range of additional services such as public broadband, safety video surveillance, air quality, lighting control, and much more.” John Heard, Smart Parking CTO.

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Designed to meet the needs of smart city operators - SmartSpots are today’s most flexible gateway in the smart parking market

Smart Parking’s promise to exceed customer expectations in being able to deliver smart parking capabilities which create new levels of service.

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