Urbiotica had the pleasure to interview the CEO of Dinycon Sistemas. He provided all the details about his experience implanting/deploying Urbiotica parking solutions in their projects. Dinycon is an engineering company with extensive experience integrating mobility solutions for people and vehicles.
Roberto, How Did You Get to Know Urbiotica?
"We came to Urbiotica because the market is demanding technological solutions and logically we valued the existing solutions and those that best suited that demand. In this path of research, we began to have the first conversations, some first projects and from there we have begun to work with you. To date, there are already 3 or 4 projects of a certain magnitude that we have deployed with your technology".
Why Did You Choose to Work With Urbiotica’s Technology and Have You Had Experience With Other Similar Systems?
"We have tested other systems based on image analysis technologies, but they were not as mature as Urbiotica's solution. We have also examined wired solutions, by means of conduits, with the same aim and we had some problems with the civil works, the maintenance and the precision of the system. This is why we finally chose Urbiotica's solution, which is easier to deploy thanks to its autonomous sensors, which have a useful life of many years. We have already worked with the Urbiotica system for several projects and it has been proved that it is reliable and works very well".
In the latest collaborative project recently deployed in Aranda de Duero, 272 U-Spot sensors were installed to capture occupation information and transmit it through informative panels to drivers, thus improving mobility and user satisfaction.
Could You Give Us Feedback on the Urbiotica System Installed in Aranda de Duero?
"The system deployed has been the largest we've done so far. A major logistical planning had to be done with the operator of the regulated area, EYSA. In this case, all this has been deployed in the city centre due to the level of saturation in the parking zone. During the entire deployment of the communications infrastructure, we were accompanied by one of your technicians to define the details of it. Your engineers were also with us for the plans and then we nuanced and precised all the location of these points.
The system has been working well and the panels are giving the corresponding information. I could also tell you that we have spoken with regulated area parking operators and we have been told that they have already started to see positive results because they have detected that areas that were previously empty are now get more rotation".
How Was Your Experience of Urbiotica’s Technical Support Throughout the Process?
"The technical support you have given us in this and all previous installations has been excellent. They have always been willing to help us. It's very nice to have remote support to lend a hand when you're in the field with a problem. In moments when problems arose, they helped us to solve them in an agile way We are very satisfied".
Can You Tell Us About the Final Client, the Operator EYSA and the City Council of Aranda. Are They Satisfied With the Solution Deployed? What Are the Improvements or Benefits of This System for the Citizens?
"The city council is delighted with the system and satisfied because it represents a technological deployment that positions Aranda as a pioneering smart city in its area.
For EYSA the deployment of the system is also positive. The parking operator confirms that they have seen improvements and the parking areas are being used much more. With this project they see an increase in the use of the regulated area and therefore notice an improvement in the results and an economic benefit of the operation.
Right now, citizens are in the adaptation phase. They are becoming familiar with the tools that are provided to find parking more quickly. In towns like Aranda, citizens have their customs and have to adapt little by little to the changes as they see the benefit of using it".
Finally, Could You Give Us Your General Valuation of the Relationship and the Attention Received From Urbiotica?
"It’s fine in every way. We don't have any complaints, on the contrary, we like it and we are happy to be able to collaborate with companies like Urbiotica. I insist that it is important, especially when we enter this technical world, to have all the support, especially in the moments of deployment when you are in the field with all the installation".
Urbiotica were established in 2008 with a very clear foundational vision: technology based on wireless sensor networks will transform how we manage our cities.
Urbiotica leads the revolution of the Internet of Things applied to Smart Cities. The projects implemented in more than 20 countries position us as the leading technology company in the development of smart solutions based on sensor systems, designed to manage urban space more efficiently and sustainably.