Cutting-Edge Parking Technology Deployed at Moscow-City Business Center

One of the world’s largest business district projects, Russia’s Moscow International Business Center (MIBC), commonly known as Moscow-City, has deployed a UHF RFID parking system that provides secure entry to authorized vehicles at a greater distance, and thus more efficiently than close-proximity technologies, MHL News reports.

The UHF system, which will be used by government and private-sector employees, comes with security features intended to prevent the hacking of data. The solution was provided by Russian smart card maker ISBC, using FEIG Electronic’s LRU 1002 RFID readers and a built-in NXP UCODE DNA chip that leverages an untraceable command. The parking operator has asked to remain unnamed.

Moscow-City, a commercial development first conceived in 1992, is still under development. Initially, it was a riverfront industrial zone and a rock quarry populated by closed factories and abandoned buildings. Now, following revitalization, between 250,000 and 300,000 people work and/or live in the area, which features skyscrapers for offices, residences, stores, and entertainment venues. Construction for the tallest skyscraper, known as One Tower, began this year; once it’s finished, the structure will stand 403.5 meters (1,324 feet) in height, making it one of the tallest buildings in Europe.

Recently, the parking area operator sought a way to not only boost the efficiency of its automated access system but also provide the tightest security possible, according to Roman Podprugin, the head of ISBC Group’s RFID sales department. The site had used a MIFARE system at its entry gates in the past, requiring drivers to carry a card that was then scanned as they entered. This meant they would have to open their window, insert the card into the machine or place it against a reader and wait for the responding approval and opening of the barrier.

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