IEE Tapped for Replacement Display Contract with Cubic Transportation Systems

October 25, 2016

IEE Tapped for Replacement Display Contract with Cubic Transportation Systems


4.1-inch LCD Display Integrated into BART, San Francisco Gates 



October 2016, Van Nuys, CA—IEE, manufacturer of enhanced displays for military and industrial applications will be producing a 4.1-inch display to be used in ticketing systems for Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) and leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for transportation authorities and operators.



“IEE has been a trusted provider of enhanced displays for CTS for a number of years,” said Steve Motter, Vice President of Business Development for IEE. “As our client’s technology evolves, so do our displays, meeting the ever changing hardware and software landscape.”


The 4.1-inch display replaces a 3.8-inch color LCD display used in a gate system as part of a recent revenue management system update CTS is providing for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) system.


IEE 4.1 Inch Display Technical Features:

  • 1-inch QVGA Transflective LCD
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m Typical
  • Anti-glare
  • Contrast 400:1 Typical (Backlight on)
  • Serial to Parallel Converter Board
  • Operating Temperature: ‐20°C to +70°C
  • Viewing angle: ±80° Horizontal; +80°/-80° Vertical



About IEE:

Founded in 1946, Industrial Electronic Engineers, IEE, is a trusted provider of enhanced displays for military, industrial and retail applications. From rapid prototyping of custom designs to full-scale production runs, IEE’s 130,000 sq. ft. factory in Van Nuys, CA produces innovative displays with advanced features like multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch screens and lightweight, ruggedized enclosures. IEE’s direct control of critical process steps reduces costs, decreases production lead times and improves life cycle management.  IEE display products are found in virtually every environment and application worldwide. For more information call 800-422-0867 or visit


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Passport Hires Rob Luke as Head of Design

October 25, 2016


Passport Hires Rob Luke as Head of Design



Charlotte, NC – Passport, the leading provider of mobile technology for parking and transit, announces that Rob Luke has joined the team in the newly created role of Head of Design. He joins Passport to oversee the user experience of the company’s growing roster of mobile and online products for cities, universities, and private operators across North America.


Rob joins Passport from Skookum, where he led a team of talented designers to problem solve complex design challenges for companies. Rob’s focus on marrying design simplicity with delightful interactions and experiences has lead to many successful launches on iOS, Android and Web platforms.  He is genuinely excited to use his cross platform experience to tackle updates to UI and UX in Passport’s variety of customer and business applications to help its clients take their operations to the next level.


“We are excited to add a person of Rob’s caliber to the Passport team. His experience and talent will bring tremendous value to the firm, continuing on our foundation of innovation in the industry,” said Bob Youakim, Chief Executive Officer at Passport.  “The future of companies is about design, creativity, and customer experience. His leadership will have a direct impact on all three aspects and clients will begin to immediately see the results.”


Passport’s market leadership in parking and transportation has led to a diversified portfolio that includes mobile ticketing for transit, mobile parking enforcement, digital permitting, and a real-time back office management portal. Mr. Luke will focus on creating an integrated user interface design that provides a seamless customer journey for Passport users across parking and transit.



About Passport


Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.


Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit


AIMS Launched at Sheridan College

October 25, 2016



AIMS Launched at Sheridan College


Oakville, ON – Sheridan College has implemented the AIMS Parking Management Software for campus parking management!


The Parking Services office at Sheridan College recently implemented the Automated Issuance Management System (AIMS) to provide a comprehensive parking management solution to their students, employees, and visitors. AIMS provides Sheridan all of the necessary tools to manage their parking operations along with interfacing to its third party systems.

The integration of AIMS Mobile to Honk Mobile (pay by phone), as well as RTB (pay by plate), has provided Sheridan’s parking enforcement operatives the ability to view all information related to registered license plates in real time. In addition, AIMS has provided the Sheridan community the tools necessary for a complete self-service, online parking experience. Catherine Sloat, Manager of Parking Operations, deems the change to AIMS a very positive one. “The team at EDC made the transition to AIMS from our previous system a smooth experience. EDC’s implementation team has been a pleasure to work with, and they helped roll-out AIMS within our desired timeline – just in time for the start of a new academic year. We’re looking forward to many years of success with AIMS and are excited to see what the future holds.“

AIMS is used by parking departments throughout the US and Canada for efficient and intuitive integrated citation and permit management. Find out more at

Scheidt & Bachmann USA Appoints Parking Professional Graham Haldeman to Oversee Mid-Atlantic Business Development

October 24, 2016


Scheidt & Bachmann USA Appoints Parking Professional Graham Haldeman to Oversee Mid-Atlantic Business Development



Parking solutions provider Scheidt & Bachman USA recently hired industry professional Graham Haldeman as Account Manager over the Mid-Atlantic region to lead the efforts in business development. Haldeman comes from an extensive background in parking operations in the Baltimore area.




BALTIMORE, MD – Leading transportation solutions provider Scheidt & Bachmann USA recently announced on October 17 the introduction of parking professional Graham Haldeman as the company’s Parking division Account Manager in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a highly regarded professional within the industry, Haldeman brings with him over twelve years of experience in parking operations.

Prior to Scheidt & Bachmann, Graham worked as a Senior Manager for SP Plus Corporation (SP+), the largest public parking company in the nation. He was responsible for developing and maintaining multi-million dollar portfolios and developed an extensive background in commercial, hotel, municipal, shuttle and residential parking operations.

In this role, Haldeman will oversee client relations as well as business development in the mid-Atlantic region. “I’m very excited to join the Scheidt & Bachmann family. I sought an opportunity where I could build and maintain relationships. Coming from the industry myself, I am sympathetic to my clients’ needs and so my ultimate goal is to help maximize business opportunities for all.”


Scheidt & Bachmann USA’s Regional Sales Director Tim Rowland adds that “Graham brings an operational knowledge that is well versed and not easily taught to someone just entering the parking industry. His experience started from ground up in valet parking to working through the ranks of management, so this allows him to relate to our customers at all levels. We have full confidence in Graham’s ability to represent Scheidt & Bachmann well.”


Graham will make his first public tradeshow appearance at the California Public Parking Association Conference in Orange County, CA from November 1-3. For further information on Haldeman’s expertise and his new role at Scheidt & Bachmann, please contact us at


About Scheidt & Bachmann

Scheidt & Bachmann has been a leading international transportation solutions provider since 1872. The company has 24 subsidiaries across the globe with 2,900 employees and over 6,000 total parking project installations. The Scheidt & Bachmann USA subsidiary operates two business divisions – Parking Systems and Fare Collection Systems – in the North American market. The Parking Division offers parking access and revenue control systems to various industry clients including airports, hospitals, universities and municipalities. Scheidt & Bachmann is highly regarded as the leader in providing complex solutions for airport PARCS installations. The company prides itself on maintaining a reputation as the top leader in the industry through its emphasis on innovation, reliability, flexibility and service. Recently, Scheidt & Bachmann USA moved headquarters to a new facility in Lowell, MA. For more information, visit Scheidt & Bachmann’s website at




SKIDATA, Inc. announces the promotion of Matthew Gooley to Marketing Specialist in the US Headquarters.

October 24, 2016



SKIDATA, Inc. announces the promotion of Matthew Gooley to Marketing Specialist in the US Headquarters.


Hillsborough, NJ October 24, 2016 SKIDATA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG is pleased to announce the expansion of their marketing department through the promotion of Matthew Gooley to Marketing Specialist in the US Headquarters.


SKIDATA’s continued growth throughout the US with the acquisition of several former distributors has created the need for a dedicated marketing department. Matthew Gooley will be responsible for developing an organized marketing roadmap and executing the plan for all business units of SKIDATA in the US – Car, Events, and Mountain.

Gooley started with SKIDATA, Inc. in the Hillsborough, NJ based headquarters in September of 2014 working as an administrative assistant and technical support coordinator in the service and operations department. For the past year Matthew has been assisting Karen Blasing Pradhan with marketing tasks and events. Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Stockton University and brings years of creative media experience to his new role with SKIDATA.

Ms. Pradhan will concentrate on more technical, product centric aspects within the company. She states “SKIDATA, Inc. is growing with every success and the addition of Matt’s creativity in this position will allow us to represent our multiple business disciplines in a more coordinated and focused marketing approach.”

SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trend setting solutions. We are ready to help our customers to unlock the power of SKIDATA.

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in major airports, municipalities, shopping centers, sports stadiums, ski resorts, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. Our access solutions empower our customers to drive their business forward. SKIDATA, Inc. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SKIDATA Group ( which belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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October 24, 2016

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Trish Lukasik Joins SpotHero as Chief Operating Officer

October 24, 2016


Trish Lukasik Joins SpotHero as Chief Operating Officer
Former PepsiCo Exec to Focus on Strategic Growth, Consumer Needs

CHICAGO (October 24, 2016) SpotHero announced today that Trish Lukasik has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Lukasik will focus on accelerating the growth of SpotHero’s parking marketplace. Over the past two decades, Lukasik built a distinguished career within the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving at the Chief Customer Officer for a $10 billion division of PepsiCo with a brand portfolio including Gatorade, Tropicana, Naked Juice, IZZE sparkling beverages and Quaker Foods and Snacks. Well versed in solving for consumer needs at scale, the CPG industry veteran will apply her consumer expertise to the increasingly diverse transportation space and SpotHero’s drivers and partners as they evolve.


“SpotHero is experiencing a period of dramatic growth, and we are thrilled to have Trish join us as we scale,” said Mark Lawrence, co-founder and CEO of SpotHero. “Trish will use her 20+ years of experience solving for real-world, consumer problems to elevate the online parking marketplace.”

Lukasik, who has worked at industry giants including PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and The Coca-Cola Company, leads with a laser focus on delivering results by leveraging talent. She has a track record of developing teams ranging from 10 to 2,000 people in fiercely competitive markets.

“SpotHero has an incredibly talented team solving everyday consumer problems using technology,” said Trish Lukasik, COO of SpotHero. “I’m looking forward to combining my passion for building and nurturing personnel with my deep expertise in enabling organizational growth to help SpotHero provide easy and affordable parking to an expanding number of drivers.”

Lukasik serves on the board of Sargento Foods and is active in The Chicago Network, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, The Committee of 200, The Economic Club of Chicago and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University, where she was a Presidential Scholar, and holds a MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.


About SpotHero
SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation service, as measured by cars parked, parking facilities, and app downloads. Launched in 2011, SpotHero empowers drivers with easy, affordable parking at 2,900 garages, lots, and valets across the U.S.

Based in Chicago, SpotHero is led by founders Mark Lawrence and Larry Kiss. The company has parked over 3 million cars and has raised $27 million in VC funding. Learn more at and or download the app in the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.

Park at Pompei with ParkCloud

October 21, 2016



Park at Pompei with ParkCloud




Partnering up with DS Management S.R.L., ParkCloud has gone live with a new car park called ‘Parking Zeus’ located next to the archaeological site Pompei.



Just 50 meters from the main entrance to the excavations, the car park is located by the ‘Porta Marina Superiore’ entrance to the excavations of Pompei. Set in a wonderful area of ancient fruit trees, Parking Zeus extends over 20,000 square metres. As well as a car park, on site there are also other amenities customers can take advantage of – including a restaurant serving traditional dishes of the Campania region, and a reception at which customers can purchase tickets for excursions to the volcanic crater Vesuvius.


Near the coast of the Bay of Naples, Pompei was once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city but was buried in meters of ash and pumice after a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The well-preserved ruins are open for visitors to freely explore.


Parking Zeus is the perfect place for tourists visiting Pompei to park. Open air and surrounded by beautiful plants and trees, the car park is open 24/7 and is suitable for all vehicle types. CCTV operates in the area, so customers are free to enjoying exploring the excavations knowing their car is safe in Parking Zeus.



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



October 20, 2016





One of the world’s largest transportation solutions providers, Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. settles into larger facility headquarters in Lowell, MA



LOWELL, MA (October 20, 2016) – Parking access and revenue control systems and transportation solutions provider Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. (S&B) has officially relocated its subsidiary headquarters to a larger facility in Lowell, Massachusetts. The decision to move the headquarters from Burlington, MA to Lowell was driven by the company’s long-term need to accommodate growth for the Parking and Fare Collections business divisions. The new 72,000 total square feet facility allows for a flexible, spacious and technologically advanced work environment for Scheidt & Bachmann employees.



“It is clear to see that there is deep investment in our future within the U.S. market,” says Henk de Bruin, Scheidt & Bachmann Executive Vice President of Parking Divisions.  “With a larger facility, we have a great opportunity not only to accommodate business growth but also to strengthen our infrastructure for all departments from sales to production.”


The decision to move was announced back in January. As of October 11, Scheidt & Bachmann USA’s principal location is at 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell, MA. Scheidt & Bachmann USA employs roughly 180 employees throughout the U.S. with 95 based in the headquarters.


Following the first week at the new location, the company organized a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 19 with staff and state and local officials to officiate the new location. The attendance included Lowell Mayor Edward J. Kennedy; Senator Eileen Donoghue; Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr.; Russell Pandres on behalf of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas; Councilor William Samaras; and Administrator of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority James Scanlan. Local customers of Scheidt & Bachmann were also present including Massport.


Scheidt & Bachmann is one of the largest international transportation solutions providers operating 24 subsidiaries around the world. Scheidt & Bachmann USA, which was established in 1995 and has always been headquartered in Massachusetts, offers solutions for fare collections systems and parking access and revenue control systems specifically in the U.S. and Canadian markets. Much of the production process for the fare collections division is handled from the principal office.



About Scheidt & Bachmann


Scheidt & Bachmann has been a worldwide leader in transportation solutions since 1872. Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. operates two divisions in the U.S. market: Fare Collection Systems and Parking Systems. The Parking Division offers parking access and revenue control systems to various industry clients including airports, hospitals, universities and municipalities. The company has provided complex transportation solutions for over 140 years.


Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015.  The company was formally incorporated in 1995 and established its headquarters in Burlington, MA. Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH created the subsidiary to capitalize on growth opportunities in both the Fare Collection and Parking markets in the US.  Since its inception, the company has achieved consistent growth along with a reputation as an industry innovator focused on client satisfaction.


Scheidt & Bachmann has 24 subsidiaries across the globe and over 2,900 employees worldwide. The company has an unwavering commitment to the long term success of their customers.


Scheidt & Bachmann USA Inc.
1001 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA 01854

Office: (781) 262-6667
Fax: (781) 272-1654


WPS Re-Launches New ValiD™ Parking Ticket Validation System

October 19, 2016



WPS Re-Launches New ValiD™

Parking Ticket Validation System



Los Angeles, CA – WPS USA, an industry leader in cutting edge parking solutions, is proud to introduce the ValiD™ barcode parking ticket validation transaction system, which processes ticket transactions over the Internet. Using TCP/IP-based touchscreen scanner stations and web-client software, the ValiD™ system is fully integrated with WPS model BC200™ and ParkiD™ parking access & revenue control system platforms.



ValiD™ generates a swift and seamless parking experience for the guest while increasing the operator’s bottom line. This innovative software reduces the need for parking staff to process validated tickets while delivering 100% Revenue capture. The ValiD™ transaction system includes:


• iOS and Android mobile ticket validation apps


• REST web service interface for third party ticket validation & ticket reservations systems.

• Robust Merchant and Transaction Reporting


• Can manage up to 500 merchant accounts and a network up to 1000 barcode scanners. 


•Hotel Guest Pass function




An added feature of the ValiD™ software is the mobile app for iOS and Android. This allows merchants to use their mobile device to process parking tickets on-the-go just like they would with the web-client software. The full power of ValiD™ is available on the mobile app.

WPS Sales Manager, Bob Bender, weighs in: “As leaders in parking technology,” he explains,” ValiD™ is one of the many features that WPS offers to be more environmentally-friendly and enhance the customer service experience.”

The ValiD™ ticket validation system is a perfect solution for Hotel Guest parking, Commercial/Retail establishments, Hospitals, Universities, Airport and Event Parking. Due to the high volume of parking requests at these establishments, the ability to reserve online or through mobile apps proves to be a monumental service as well as an efficient, revenue generating operation for the client. “If you are tired of paper validations, along with the time and cost associated with producing them,” adds Bender, “then you need ValiD™.”

For additional information on the ValiD™ parking ticket validation transaction system, please contact Russell Miller, General Manager, WPS USA West, at 818.553.0335 x 268 or by email at


335 Mira Loma Avenue Glendale, CA 91204


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