PNI PlacePod Smart Parking Sensor

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PNI PlacePod Smart Parking Sensor

In Ground & Surface Mounted

The PNI PlacePod solves the most mission-critical aspects of parking management: accurate, real-time vehicle detection and the location of available parking spaces. PlacePod is an in-ground or surface-mounted sensor that communicates with a gateway to provide real-time parking data over a Low Power Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN). It provides accurate vehicle detection in parking spaces and vehicle counts for parking lot entrances and exits, up to 10 years of battery life, and is stable over temperature fluctuations, even in harsh environments.

  • Communication

    • LoRa 915 MHz, 868 MHz, 923 MHz, 865 MHz Module
    • LoRaWAN™ compliant
    • Uses Sub-GHz ISM bands in North America, Europe and other regions
  • LoRaWAN Device Type

    Class A

  • Outputs

    • Occupied
    • Vacant
  • Battery Life/Type

    • Up to seven years depending on configuration and distance from gateway
    • Lithium-Thionyl Chloride
  • Dimensions: In-Ground

    • 4.3 in (10.92 cm) diameter, minimum hole 4.5 in (11.43 cm)
    • 1.18 in (3.0 cm) height, minimum hole 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
  • Dimensions: Surface-Mount

    • 9.0 in (22.86 cm) diameter
    • 1.25 in (3.15 cm) height
  • Installation Position

    Center of the parking space

  • Operating Temperature

    -22°F to +158°F (-30°C to +70°C)

  • Storage Temperature

    -40°F to +185°F (-40°C to +85°C)

  • Activation Type


  • Certifications

    FCC (915 MHz), CE (868 MHz)

  • Manufacturer Site

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