Perfect Priming for Smart City Expansion: Simon Dunkley, Secretary General, TALQ Consortium

February 23, 2017



Perfect Priming for Smart City Expansion

Street Lighting Consortium elects new Secretary General

Simon Dunkley, Secretary General, TALQ Consortium


The TALQ Consortium, which has developed a global standard for interfaces to manage heterogeneous outdoor lighting networks, is well prepared for an important and exciting year in 2017. With the election of Simon Dunkley as new Secretary General, the TALQ Consortium is refining its certification capabilities leading to release of the first accredited street lighting products later this year. The General Assembly in Paris in February 2017 not only confirmed the new Secretary General but also endorsed the program to open the TALQ Protocol to wider IoT (internet of things) applications.

In 2012 TALQ was founded as an open industry consortium to set a globally accepted standard for uniting smart outdoor lighting. After six busy and successful years and just before the first street lighting hardware components and outdoor lighting control systems will be certified as TALQ-compliant, the organization will be led by a new Secretary General.

Simon Dunkley has many years of experience in the IT and lighting industry and is an expert for technology standards. He works for the TALQ member company Silver Spring Networks as European Regulatory Director since 2011 and is based in London, UK. Simon Dunkley is involved in regulatory and standards activities in both the lighting and radio domain including CEPT, ETSI and TALQ, and is also is a committee member of the Low Power Wireless Radio Association. He is holding a Ph.D. of the University of Cambridge.

“I’m proud of the trust of the TALQ General Assembly shown in confirming my election and am looking forward to helping to establish the TALQ Standard in the lighting business as well as adopting it for other needs.”, says Simon Dunkley, new Secretary General, TALQ Consortium. “And I would like to thank my predecessor Gerard Lokhoff again for his excellent work in building up a powerful and effective consortium. I am most impressed by the open and constructive collaboration of the member companies – who are often competitors – with the goal of easing investment decisions of cities and municipalities.”



About TALQ Consortium


Founded in 2012 by leading lighting industry players, the TALQ Consortium is establishing a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to control and monitor heterogeneous outdoor lighting networks. The new TALQ interface is a specification for information exchange, suitable for implementation in various products and systems. This way interoperability between Central Management Systems (CMS) and Outdoor Lighting Networks (OLN) from different vendors will be enabled, such that a single CMS can control different OLNs in different parts of a city or region. In 2016 TALQ decided to open up its scope to standardizing interfaces for wider smart city applications.

TALQ is an open industry consortium consisting of currently the following member companies:
Cisco Systems, Current – powered by GE, Harvard Engineering, OSRAM, Philips Lighting, Schréder, Streetlight Vision, Telensa, UVAX Concepts, Bouygues Energies et Services, CAOS Computersoftware, CAPELON, Cimcon Lighting, Citègestion, Continental Automotive, DimOnOff, Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronics, Future Intelligence, Itslux Limited, LED Roadway Lighting, Lightronics, Lucy Zodion, Lumine Lighting Solutions, Mayflower Complete Lighting Control, ncs, Petra Systems, Silver Spring Networks, Sinapse Energia, SOGEXI,, TRIDIUM, Unicoba Energia, Zumtobel.
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Parkex 2017, Europe’s Largest Dedicated Parking Exhibition, Returns for its 25th Year

February 22, 2017


Parkex 2017, Europe’s Largest Dedicated Parking Exhibition, Returns for its 25th Year



The average British driver spends a total of four days each year looking for a parking space1, demonstrating the need to improve the UK’s parking infrastructure. Parkex 2017 will see the companies at the very forefront of parking improvement coming together at The NEC, Birmingham, to reveal the latest products and services available to the sector.



From 4th to 6th April 2017, the annual British Parking Association (BPA) event will host over 70 exhibitors, along with event partners Phoenix and ADVAM. Providing a meeting point for the sector’s largest suppliers and a platform for leading parking brands to launch their latest innovative products, technologies and services. Amongst the exhibiting brands will be equipment manufacturers, digital parking solution developers, and traffic mapping services, to name a few.

Business Development and Client Director at Phoenix, Andy Cummins comments: “This is Phoenix’s second year as Event Partner for Parkex. We are very proud of our ongoing association with an event which continues to showcase innovation across the industry.”

Returning exhibitor, Agendum, is an inventor and developer of digital parking enforcement solutions. This year’s Parkex will see the innovative business launching the Agendum Business Case (ABC) Calculator, a digital parking enforcement quantifier. Marketing & Business Development Manager at Agendum, Vivianne Vernimmen, comments: “After the success of last year’s Parkex, Agendum decided the exhibition would be the best platform to showcase our latest product. The exhibition is a great opportunity to network with sector specialists and discover what other exciting developments are happening in parking.”

Another exhibitor, AppyParking, the intelligent ‘Smart City’ platform that reduces congestion and pollution and increases productivity, will be returning to the exhibition. CEO of the innovative app, Dan Hubert, explains: “Parkex is the only wholly parking related exhibition we attend. As a BPA event, Parkex is known as the go-to show for the sector and is the best place to exhibit in order to be seen and heard.”

Brand new to Parkex is the Innovation Trail, providing visitors with the opportunity to engage with the most cutting edge products and services as they make their way through the exhibition. Parkex will not only offer visitors the chance to view the latest advancements in the UK’s road network, but will also host a number of free-to-attend seminars, providing a space for today’s most important parking issues to be discussed.

The Association of Town and City Management are supporting the first day of the Parkex Hub. Hub Programme Attendees will gain access to a number of seminars, including presentations and debates on how the digital high street and driverless vehicles will impact on the future of the political landscape of parking.

CEO at ADVAM, Jose Da Silva comments: “ADVAM is proud to be a supporter of Parkex 2017. As a key payments partner to the Parking industry we value this event to not only meet with clients and partners, but to share new innovations and developments within the industry.”

Influential keynote speakers such as the Department for Transport’s Minister for Transport, Andrew Jones; and select officials from the Department for Communities and Local Government, RAC Foundation and Association for Town and City Management have been invited to participate in this year’s Hub sessions. The speakers, including oneTRANSPORT, will provide expert insight into how the parking sector is currently impacting on UK roads; including designing the car parks of the future whilst maintaining the car parks of the past. Also confirmed to speak is Parkopedia’s Christina Martinez, debating on impact of connected devices in a ‘digital universe’.

Jasvinder Sidhu, Event Director of Parkex 2017 comments: “Parking has become more involved in the digital revolution and is now part of a more sophisticated conversation around technological innovation. This innovation is making waves in all areas related to parking from high streets, and hospitals to multi-storey car parks. Parkex 2017 will provide a platform for the very best technology, products and services the sector has to offer. It will challenge the way we think and push the boundaries and the recognition for mobility as a service. All of which will help deliver a complete exhibition including some of the most forward-thinking technology companies in the parking world.”

Parkex 2017 is a trade-only event and is free to attend. Visitors can register for tickets at Parkex 2017 will take place 4th – 6th April 2017 in Hall 5 at The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

For the latest news and updates about Parkex 2017, follow @Parkex_2017 on Twitter and join in the conversation using the hashtag #Parkex2017.


TIBA partners with Traffic Tech to grow in the Australian market

February 22, 2017


TIBA partners with Traffic Tech to grow in the Australian market




Columbus, OH, Monday, 22 February 2017 – TIBA Parking Systems has signed a new dealership agreement with Traffic Tech, strengthening its business presence in the Australia.

Traffic Tech with its head office in Sydney, has been serving the parking industry for more than 16 years. It develops and manufactures vehicle detection systems, from access control to parking guidance. TrafficTech focuses on new and innovative products to supply the very best parking systems and services available to the Australian market.  Traffic Tech, with partnering TIBA, can now offer the full range of Parking equipment along with Parking and Revenue Control System (PARCS) designed specifically for a variety of requirements. The Traffic Tech and TIBA collaboration will give the Australian parking sector a new and exciting, state-of-the-art, reliable and robust solution with unsurpassed service. 

“We are very excited to partner with Traffic Tech. TIBA is growing rapidly, and Australia is an important market for us. We are certain that together with Traffic Tech, we will better serve our clients and continue to increase our global presence.” says Moshe David, CEO of TIBA.

“Our vision is to be the premier parking equipment supplier in Australia. In the US market TIBA has earned a very good reputation, due to its reliable, strong and cost competitive products. TIBA’s systems are designed to work in diverse conditions with little to no maintenance and this is what the Australian market expects.” stated Jim Morris, Managing Director of Traffic Tech.


About TIBA:


TIBA Parking is a global market leader providing innovative parking solutions that are geared to help operators monetize their parking assets.  Customers from diverse industries, such as Airports, Universities, Commercial, Municipalities, Health and Hospitality, among others can benefit from a wide range of solutions that are built with exceptional craftsmanship and intuitive design. TIBA parking is focused on clients’ efficiency and profitability, maximizing ROI and improved TCO. TIBA’s extensive dealer network serves the US and Canadian markets, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more information about TIBA visit




About TrafficTech:

Traffic Tech is an ISO 9001 accredited Australian company committed to the development, manufacture and supply of the highest quality products for the civil, traffic engineering and parking sectors. Traffic Tech is renowned for the quality of its vehicle detection solutions, Solar powered LED lighting systems and motorised movable barrier systems. Traffic Tech also designs and installs INDECT Parking Guidance Systems and supplies a full range of spare parts and maintenance services. Distribution of Traffic Tech’s products is through a number of interstate and International agents throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe.  For more information about Traffic Tech visit

Contact details:

Sharon Zalcberg

TIBA Parking

FIU Integrates NuPark’s Parking Management with RideFlag’s On-Demand Carpooling App to Optimize University Parking and Reduce its Carbon Footprint

February 21, 2017






FIU Integrates NuPark’s Parking Management with RideFlag’s On-Demand Carpooling App to Optimize University Parking and Reduce its Carbon Footprint




MIAMI, FL—FEBRUARY 21, 2017 – NuPark, the leading provider of smartparking management solutions, announced today the integration of its parking management solution with RideFlag’s Carpool on Demand app at Florida International University (FIU) campus. By combining carpooling with a digital pass parking verification process for the first time anywhere in the country, FIU now can not only help students, faculty,and staff dynamically organize carpools to campus but also provideon-demand, dynamic access to premium parking on campusfor those riders to optimize the university’s parking spaces and decreaseits carbon footprint.

FIU’s carpooling program encourages Florida International University members to reduce the number of times they drive alone to campus each week. FIU’s new carpooling solution uses its new RideFlag Carpool on Demand app, which allows users to dynamically coordinate rides to and from campus with other users who are taking the same route. Once a carpool is completedwithin the app, it automatically notifies FIU Parking & Transportation, and through NuPark’s Parking Management System, a one-day virtual permit is automatically issued for the driver to park in a premium parking space upon arrival to FIU.Carpool drivers with a valid FIU parking permit, such as students or staff, are allowed to park in carpool spaces across campus, and visitors will be directed to metered parking.

“Through our partnerships with RideFlag and NuPark, we are excited to use innovative technologies to bring new transportation options to our FIU community,” said Thomas Hartley, the executive director of Parking & Transportation. “NuPark and RideFlag’s parking solutions have allowed us to not only do our fair share to reduce cars on the road but also minimize parking requirements and reduce our carbon footprint.”



About NuPark


NuPark, Inc. is a trusted partner in smart parking management solutions with proven technology to address complex parking operations. NuPark’s license plate recognition-based parking management solution supports permitting, enforcement, adjudication, event management, asset management, reporting, and analytics in a truly open and integrated platform. With over 225 years of combined experience, the NuPark team understands the business problems a parking organization faces having experienced those challenges first hand. Their core values remain consistent with a commitment to providing unrivaled customer service while providing creative and flexible solutions utilizing the latest technologies. NuPark can be found in over 28 states servicing clients from diverse sectors including higher education, municipalities, private operations, retail establishments and transit authorities. Reach out to NuPark for more information by visiting



About RideFlag

RideFlag Technologies specializes in offering Dynamic Mobility solutions for key transportation stakeholders. RideFlag is our C2C initiative that offers one of the most innovative dynamic smartphone Carpool on Demand services in the world. RideFlag uses proprietary technology that allows both drivers and riders, that are going in the same direction, to easily connect, share rides and expenses. By offering this technology, we directly reduce congestion and Co2 GHGs which is core to our values and critical to our mission.

#PIEshow2017 – Can’t Miss this Seminar from CHANCE Management Advisors

February 20, 2017


#PIEshow2017 – Can’t Miss this Seminar from CHANCE Management Advisors



It’s Not Your Father’s Campus Anymore — or Your Mother’s, Either!


Presented Tuesday, March, 7th, 2017



The parking environment is changing on campuses across the country, and different technologies are making an entry at a time when colleges and universities are confronting changing demographics, increased competition, and diminished funding. Gone are the days when everyone could get a permit, student vehicles were welcome, and there was plenty of land for inexpensive surface lots. This 60-minute seminar starts with an exploration of the past and present in terms of campus parking technology. And it invites you to ask today’s parking equipment and system providers what they see as the hurdles, benefits and likely effects of existing and future parking tech at universities.


Presenter : Barbara Chance, PhD, CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc. and Joseph Sciulli, CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.


Register for #PIEshow2017 here:


ParkCloud Network sees addition of RIX

February 20, 2017



ParkCloud Network sees addition of RIX


Airport car parking at Riga International Airport is available from immediate effect through ParkCloud’s extensive network of collaborators. Riga serves as a hub for Wizz Air, Ryanair and Latvian national carrier airBaltic, and is the largest airport in the Baltic states with direct flights to 80 destinations in 30 countries. Located in the Mārupe municipality, the airport is 6 miles west of Riga.



ParkCloud is currently working in collaboration with Wizz Air, Ryanair and airBaltic, offering customers booking facilities for airport car parking on a dedicated site for each. Powered by ParkCloud’s reservation platform, the car park at Riga International Airport will be available on both Wizz Air and airBaltic’s dedicated airport parking sites. This enables customers to book each part of their travel in advance – giving them peace of mind, whilst saving stress and money.

The car park featured is the Long Stay P3. Situated within just a few minutes walking distance from the airport terminal, the car park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Customers can benefit from excellent prices at a convenient location, and know their vehicle is safe while they are away.

ParkCloud is very pleased to welcome Riga International Airport as the first Latvian airport to join the ParkCloud network.


About ParkCloud

ParkCloud, founded in 2008, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables… and even a coffee these days.

When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as twenty minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud’s award-winning service aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event. In 40 countries and counting!

Contact Details

Grace Scott

PR & Communications Executive




New for 2017: WEL-200 WIRELESS EDGE LINK from EMX Industries

February 17, 2017

New for 2017: WEL-200 WIRELESS EDGE LINK from EMX Industries


The WEL-200 system by EMX Industries provides a complete wireless solution for interfacing sensing edges with gate and door operators. The Wireless Edge Link eliminates the wiring between the safety edge and operator control box reducing labor and material costs. Compliant with 2016 UL325 standards, the WEL-200 is compatible with NC, 10K and pulse monitoring.


The WEL operates at up to 200 ft. between transmitter and receiver. The transmitter is battery powered and compatible with both 8.2K and 10K monitored safety edges. The receiver connects with up to four transmitters with separate relay and pulse outputs for open and close edge functionality. The WEL-200R is NEMA 4X allowing for easy, reliable outdoor installation. Featuring an integrated antenna, the receiver offers flexible mounting options outside the operator for maximum performance.


2017 marks EMX Industries’ 30th anniversary of proudly manufacturing its access control products in Cleveland, Ohio.
For additional information, visit  or email


Press contact:

Katie Beswick

Marketing Coordinator

METRIC – By the Sea in HD

February 17, 2017


By the Sea in HD




North Somerset Council has become the latest local authority to adopt new video screen technology as they upgrade their coastal parking machines.

The new Elite LS terminals along the seafront of popular seaside town, Weston-super-Mare, are fitted with HD video screens which display vivid motion or static content to motorists using the machines. The screens provide the opportunity to sell advertising to local businesses, creating an additional revenue stream for the council.


Allan Taylor, Parking Services Manager, says “North Somerset Council Parking Services saw an opportunity for revenue generation through the selling of advertising to local businesses at a competitive rate, as well as somewhere to advertise official council notices and events to a wider audience. The ease and flexibility available when downloading the adverts to the machines was a main factor of choosing whether or not to purchase the screen option for our new machines.”


Richard Boultbee, Sales and Marketing Director at METRIC, says “The value of the video screen is that it allows a council to increase their revenue from the parking machine without impacting the motorist.”





Image: Coastal Spec METRIC Elite LS on the sea front of Weston-super-Mare


About METRIC Group Ltd: METRIC are the No 1 UK manufacturer of parking terminals. METRIC have designed, manufactured and supplied over 60,000 parking terminals worldwide. METRIC won the BPA Parking Technology award in 2015 for the VivoPark solution – for barrier-free parking in retail.





Skyline Products Delivers Engineered-To-Order Parking Solution to Denver International Airport (DIA)

February 17, 2017

Skyline Products Delivers Engineered-To-Order Parking Solution to Denver International Airport (DIA)

— DIA Harnesses the Power of Hardware and Software Customization to Meet Unique Project Needs –

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Skyline Products, a leading transportation systems provider announced today that 10 new Skyline signs have been installed at the Denver International Airport. The custom-built signs and software solution will help manage parking traffic more effectively at the airport’s covered garages and support greater flexibility for parking operations in the future. DIA’s previous, aging sign system had become plagued by frequent malfunctions. Furthermore, the system was technically obsolete, making maintenance inefficient and costly, while procuring replacement parts became nearly impossible.

“DIA’s aging parking system could no longer meet the demands or expectations from either customers or staff,” said Chip Stadjuhar, CEO of Skyline Products, “Skyline offered a unique ability to design, engineer, and build a completely custom hardware and software solution that would improve traffic flow, maximize parking revenues, and ensure a smooth, positive experience for its customers.”

Designed specifically to meet DIA’s unique needs, Skyline’s custom solution included full color, full matrix, 20mm LED signs, which are fully NTCIP compliant and allow for MUTCD graphics. In addition to communicating parking spot availability numbers for each parking level, DIA can now display customized messages to alert customers of important facility updates.

“The Airport’s previous solution only displayed “OPEN” and “FULL” messages,” said James Barnhart, Director of Product Development for Skyline Products, “The solution we designed is completely customizable, providing DIA the freedom to create unique messages – such as emergency notifications or construction alerts.”

With no existing software solution on the market, Skyline developed a module for EnvoyDMS control software to manage the new system. With the new module, DIA can designate several levels of user rights for their employees – providing control and confidence that the right people could post the right message and the right time. Skyline partnered with Denver-based electrical contractor, LEI Companies, to complete the project installation. Having done business in the Denver area for more than a decade with a variety of manufacturers, it was important to LEI that they found a collaborative partner that could meet an aggressive timetable.

“From the beginning of this project, it was critically important that we found a true partner – one that could deliver a high quality product, and one that we could count on to ensure on-time deliveries ahead of DIA’s busy holiday travel season,“ said Lenee M. Koch, Vice President of LEI Companies, “Skyline Products delivered on this promise and more.”

Additionally, the DIA parking operations team will enjoy Skyline’s robust feedback and diagnostic features, including true message verification feedback, ensuring that all signs are functioning properly at all times.

About Skyline Products
Skyline Products helps transportation professionals solve their most complex traffic flow, parking and safety problems through custom, engineered-to-order, intelligent transportation systems. Since 1970, Skyline has invested heavily in research and development to create the industry’s most advanced and reliable ITS-Grade® dynamic message sign systems and software solutions that are Designed to be Bold, Engineered to Last. Much of the ITS industry has adopted and currently specifies innovations that were originally developed by Skyline. Our team of industry experts are ready to design a solution customized to the needs of the project, and our collaborative approach ensures customers purchase the right solution – not just a standard solution. Learn more at

About LEI Companies
LEI Companies, Inc. is a leading edge Denver based electrical contractor and energy solution provider founded in 2002. Their team of professionals specialize in complex renovations, new construction and special systems including fire alarm and building automation. As a thriving, quality organization, LEI is committed to employee growth and development. For more information, please visit or call Lenee Koch at (303) 865-5211.

About Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport is the 19th-busiest airport in the world and the sixth-busiest airport in the United States. With more than 54 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually. For more information visit, check them out on YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Vingtor-Stentofon Integrates with Software House C•CURE 9000 from Tyco Security Products

February 17, 2017



Vingtor-Stentofon Integrates with Software House C•CURE 9000 from Tyco Security Products



KANSAS CITY, MO, February 16, 2017 – Vingtor-Stentofon by Zenitel Group, the leader in critical communication solutions for the security industry, announced today its newest integration with Software House C•CURE 9000 from Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls.


Our enterprise communication server, AlphaCom, integrates with the C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platform providing the customer’s security team an integrated platform for access control and critical communications. With both ears and a voice, security teams can optimize their processes and their actionable response to incidents as well as explore unmanned entry points such as our HD Video IP Intercom. Operators of the C•CURE 9000 system can easily place and answer calls, view status, and both command and control intercom stations through their C•CURE 9000 user interface. Call events of the AlphaCom system are recorded in C•CURE 9000’s database and visually shown in their Event Monitoring Station. This functionality allows for security teams to integrate all their systems and quickly associate both access control, audio, and video events for all their security reporting needs.


“Our commitment to be the leader in implementing the scorecard for critical communications is reinforced through our relationship with one of the leaders in physical access control”, said Jim Hoffpauir, President of Zenitel USA. “Software House solutions are installed in over 5,500 facilities world-wide and over 170 Fortune 500 companies. Integration with one of the best solutions in IP Audio solutions helps to reinforce their leadership position.”


Software House approved the compatibility of the Zenitel AlphaCom solution through their Connected Partner Program and the integration driver can now be delivered by Zenitel through their certified dealer program.


“We consider Software House a strategic integration partner of Zenitel”, said Dan Rothrock, VP of Strategic Alliances. “We will be providing support through our Regional Sales Leaders to their channel to ensure the scorecard for critical communications is understood and validated by their clients.”


“We have the best value proposition in the industry because we, alone, can meet the standard of performance needed by risk, resilience and security professionals”, said Peter Sandin, VP of Sales for Zenitel. “The scorecard of intelligibility, interoperability and the key ‘ilities’ needed by any mission critical IT solution; availability, reliability, scalability, maintainability and defensibility will create competitive advantage for both Software House and Zenitel.”


About Vingtor-Stentofon by Zenitel Group


Vingtor-Stentofon by Zenitel Group is the world leading provider of critical communication solutions on the land and on the sea. Building on over 70 years of breakthrough innovations, today’s technology utilizes secure and exceptionally intelligible SIP end-devices to provide solutions in IP intercom, Video Intercom, Emergency Communications, and Public Address.


By providing a path to intelligibility: to hear, be heard, and be understood in every situation, Zenitel has exceeded the scorecard for critical communications. As well,

Zenitel ensures its critical communication solutions can be integrated into the

organization by providing seamless interoperability with access control, video surveillance management, and IPBX and VoIP systems around the world. Finally, Zenitel’s core business practice of innovation and quality ensures its solutions meet the most stringent requirements of IT departments by delivering high availability, scalability, reliability and defensibility that are required for mission critical applications.


Zenitel is listed on the Euronext stock exchange in Brussels, with its statutory headquarters situated in

Belgium. Zenitel’s global operational headquarters is in Norway.

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