Nottingham Park Estate Converts to Nedap’s ANPR

March 28, 2017


Nottingham Park Estate Converts to Nedap’s ANPR




The private housing estate Nottingham Park Estate Ltd required a reliable solution for secure vehicle access. The key demand of the end customer was that no RFID tags would be used. Nedap’s ANPR Access HD linked to Nortech’s Norpass3 access control system was chosen because of its security and flexibility.


Nottingham Park Estate Limited (NPEL) was formed in 1985 essentially to maintain and improve the estate for its members and residents. It is a private residential housing estate to the west of Nottingham which is noted for its Victorian architecture and gas street lighting.


Secure, flexible solution

A reliable vehicle identification system was needed to replace the ageing RFID tagging system used to control vehicle access in and out of the estate.


The Cheshire based company, Sitewatch Fire & Surveillance Ltd, a leading security systems consultant, installer and operator was commissioned to identify a suitable upgrade solution. They chose an ANPR based Access Control solution from Nortech. This provides a secure and flexible means of managing access in and out of the estate for all residents, park staff and authorised visitors.


Supported by Nortech, Sitewatch installed Nedap’s ANPR Access HD cameras at each access point to the estate, replacing the old vehicle tag readers. The cameras are linked to the Norpass3 Access Control system and the number plate of each authorised vehicle is registered within the Norpass3 system.


Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Nedap’s ANPR Access HD is an all in one camera including High Definition camera, analyzer and high power IR illuminator. It covers nearly all European countries and has a broad list of world-wide countries supporting a large range of IR-reflective license plates. The usage of a HD sensor in combination with the high power IR, enables reading more complex number plates in more challenging circumstances and from a wider range.


The ANPR camera can automatically read the number plate at up to 10 metres as a vehicle approaches the access point. The plate is passed to the Norpass controller for validation and, if valid, access is granted to the vehicle.


No need to issue tags

The chosen solution avoids the need to issue vehicle tags to valid users, eliminating initial and ongoing tag replacement costs while reducing administrative time and cost.


“The new system improved customer convenience and put an end to vehicles trying to use the park for a shortcut,” says Gary Jackson, Branch Manager North Region of Sitewatch Fire & Surveillance Ltd.


“The Nedap ANPR has been seamlessly integrated with Nortech’s NORPASS3 which enables customers to manage both number plates and credentials from one central system,” says Stephen Blackler MD Nortech Control Systems Ltd.


Code Blue Introduces Powerful New EmerComm® Technology

March 28, 2017


Code Blue Introduces Powerful New EmerComm® Technology




HOLLAND, MICHIGAN (March 28, 2017): When does an emergency phone evolve into something more?  For Code Blue Corporation, the industry pioneering manufacturer of emergency communication solutions, it begins with rethinking how the device functions and interacts with other systems from the ground up.



With the rollout of EmerComm®, an all-new device operating system, Code Blue is challenging the idea of what an emergency communication product can be. With advanced security and functionality, EmerComm brings intelligence to the edge by giving emergency phones and other communication devices the capabilities of a full computer. This means creating a system that views its platform as an agnostic system of sensors and indicators, with phone functionality just one of the many layers it is capable of managing.


“The Internet of Things provides tremendous potential for innovation and growth, but as we have seen in the consumer marketplace there remains a deep security issue that safety devices must overcome,” CEO David Cook said. “With EmerComm®, Code Blue is building what might be called the Emergency Communication of Things (ECoT), a platform that provides our customers with the same kind of flexibility and durability that they receive from our Help Points®.”


Using this new operating system, Code Blue will be able to offer new products that provide a wide range of applications and functionality. EmerComm® will be available in select models beginning this summer, with a larger rollout coming in 2018.  For a sneak preview of some of the devices powered by EmerComm®, visit Code Blue at Booth #12101 at ISC West on April 5-7, 2017 in Las Vegas.


For more information, visit or contact an authorized Code Blue representative.


About Code Blue Corporation

For more than 25 years, Code Blue Corporation has been the industry leading manufacturer of durable emergency communication solutions. The pioneer in developing and producing vandal-resistant Blue Light Emergency Phones at thousands of education, corporate, hospital, airport and municipal locations around the world, Code Blue’s expansion includes the innovation of advanced public address and mass notification systems to provide a complete end-to-end solution.


Media Contact

Michael Zuidema, Marketing Operations Manager 616-494-8445



Code Blue • 259 Hedcor Street • Holland, MI 49423 USA • 800.205.7186   •



Experienced Technology Executive Phil DiPietro Joins T2 Systems as CTO

March 27, 2017


Experienced Technology Executive Phil DiPietro Joins T2 Systems as CTO


Indianapolis, IN – March 27, 2017 – T2 Systems, a provider of the industry’s most comprehensive suite of parking solutions, has named Phil DiPietro as its new Chief Technology Officer. DiPietro will lead T2’s technology development and strategic direction.

“As CTO, I’m eager to help ensure our technology teams are aligned with our business strategies. Continuous improvement is critical for technology companies,” said DiPietro. “T2 has an impressive portfolio and I’m excited to join the team. We’re going to continue our focus on product improvement and making our processes more efficient and effective so we can best serve our customers.”

With more than 20 years of experience leading cross-functional teams, DiPietro joins T2 from NCR Corporation, where he served as both Senior Technical Solution Principal and Vice President of Software Engineering.

“Phil is experienced in delivering innovative technology at scale and has achieved highly impressive results,” said T2 CEO Adam Blake. “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Phil join the team and I’m truly excited for our future under his leadership.”

This announcement follows T2’s notable growth in 2016. T2, based in Indianapolis, develops comprehensive platforms to make parking management and enforcement as seamless as possible. Its UNIFI Parking Management Platform provides a full suite of technology solutions to increase efficiency, improve ease of parking management and boost revenue for its users. Over 1,000 customers—including universities, municipalities and private operators—rely on T2 for multi-space pay stations, permit management, enforcement, PARCS, vehicle counting, citation services and event parking.


About T2

Started in 1994, T2 Systems is a technology-focused parking systems provider with deep roots in the evolving parking industry. This commitment is evident in T2’s quality products and services, thought leadership and strong customer relationships. The company’s unified parking management and payment solutions are in use by more than 1,000 organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 7 provinces in Canada. These organizations include universities, cities, towns, hospitals and parking operators. T2 Systems has offices in Indianapolis, Vancouver and virtual offices throughout North America.

Media Contact for T2:
Terri Taylor
VP, Marketing & Corporate Communications

City of Westminster, London selects Cleverciti Systems as part of its new taxi rank parking management system.

March 26, 2017


City of Westminster, London selects Cleverciti Systems as part of its new taxi rank parking management system.





32 Cleverciti lamppost sensors have been installed at busy taxi ranks in the City of Westminster, London. The sensor detects occupancy and provides taxi drivers with real-­‐ time rank availability in Westminster’s ParkRight application.




This will provide taxi drivers with up to date, live information of bay usage to help them make informed decisions on where to rank up, helping to reduce their circling time, improving the utilisation of the rank network, and reduce  over-­‐ranking.


Cleverciti live data will be used in the Westminster Parkright App as well as in the Parkopedia App.

Installation time per sensor: 30-­‐45 minutes.




Cleverciti Systems is a key part of the City’s new CONNECTED PARKING INNOVATION SHOWCASE designed to :

  • Save motorists time, stress, money,
  • Cities benefit from reduced traffic, congestion and pollution
  • More efficient use of on-­‐street resources
  • Motorists spend less time searching for parking
  • Better balance of bay occupancy across the network
  • Improved customer experience



About Cleverciti Systems


Cleverciti Systems has developed a cost-­‐efficient smart parking solution to monitor parking space availability in real-­‐time. Cleverciti sensors analyze, identify and measure the size of occupied and free parking spaces across entire streets or large parking areas, motorway service areas and truck parking. They can be mounted on walls or on existing lamp posts — turning them into “smart lamp posts”. The exact GPS coordinates of each free or occupied parking space are sent directly from the sensors in real-­‐time to mobile devices, navigation devices and local parking guidance systems for motorists’ benefit. Cities and parking operators also receive valuable data; not just about the availability  of parking spaces but also in terms of payment data, utilization of the parking spaces and other statistics.

Cleverciti has successfully implemented its smart parking solution in Germany, the Netherlands and soon, many more to come. The company was founded by Thomas Hohenacker in 2012 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


© Cleverciti Systems GmbH



Cleverciti Systems GmbH Hofmannstr. 54

D-­‐ 81379 München

T +49 89 78576736-­‐0


ParkCloud releases mobile app

March 26, 2017


ParkCloud releases mobile app


Having already affirmed itself as a market leader in the parking industry, ParkCloud is further expanding its options for customers by releasing a new phone app on the 22th of March 2017.



People are using mobile devices and tablets to do more and more online and in everyday life. Consumer trends suggest that although websites might feature responsive designs, apps are where customer’s attention is focussed. Creating an app that can be easily accessed with a smooth design is a logical step forward for ParkCloud.


Responding to the needs of its customers and new technologies, the easy to use interface allows customers to book a parking space in one of ParkCloud’s 1,849 car parks in 40 countries worldwide. Although originally only released in English, the app will also be released in other languages in the future.


The ParkCloud app follows the innovative booking platform developed in house – allowing customers to take advantage of all the features on the website, but in a more accessible medium for on-the-go bookings. The features include –


Browsing – searching the extensive ParkCloud database for an instant selection of what is available for where and when.

Booking – customers can book parking directly through the ParkCloud app.

Searching – with options to compare car park features, prices and consumer reviews, customers can select what best fits their requirements.


The app is available on the Amazon Store, the Playstore and the Windows Store now, and is free to download.



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



METRIC parking terminals to be introduced in St Lucia

March 26, 2017


METRIC parking terminals to be introduced in St Lucia



Castries, the capital city of Saint Lucia, one of the eastern Caribbean Windward chain of Islands, seats the Head of Government, House of Parliament and the hub of commercial activity. Castries, also best known for its natural deep water harbour, is set to begin installing parking terminals across the city as part of a new initiative by the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC).


With the goal of making Castries city the envy of other regional capitals, the plans focus on safety, security and beautifying the city. Speaking at the CCC’s 50th anniversary party, the Mayor of Castries, Mr. Peterson Francis said, “We will introduce clamping for illegal parking, car-parks along the John Compton Highway and parking meters in the city within three months. The City will also be beautified and redeveloped in partnership with our government and a series of improvements to the city’s infrastructures will begin.”


The new parking terminals made by British manufacturer, METRIC Group Ltd, are solar powered, accept both coin and banknotes and have a colour user interface screen. CCC deploying solar powered terminals is in keeping with the island’s energy transition strategy in becoming renewable energy dependent.


Public reaction has been positive with many hoping that the new changes will ease traffic congestion and parking which will contribute to the ease of doing business in the city.


The contract was awarded in conjunction with Saint Lucian based ICT company, Converge Solutions Inc.



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.


About Converge Solutions Inc.: a Saint Lucian based company specialising in the use, application and integration of information and communication technology (ICT) for the growth and development of business; small, medium and large across vertical markets.








SKIDATA, Inc. announces the implementation of their 3M Asset Refreshment Program in Miami, Florida.

March 24, 2017



SKIDATA, Inc. announces the implementation of their 3M Asset Refreshment Program in Miami, Florida.



Hillsborough, NJ March 24, 2017 SKIDATA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG is pleased to announce the implementation of their 3M Asset Refreshment Program by their partner, Consolidated Parking Equipment, in Miami, Florida.


SKIDATA Distributor, Consolidated Parking Equipment, has just completed the implementation of the 3M Asset Refreshment Program at 444 Brickell Garage in Miami, Florida. The installation includes 3C Payment EMV on one Pay In Lane terminal, integration with one Power Pad exit cashier, and the FAPD first generation Pay on Foot.


This is an exciting phase in the process of beginning to transition these sites using SKIDATA’s custom designed solutions. Alex Oliva, President of Consolidated Parking described his enthusiasm for this project, “This is a great opportunity to transition customers from the legacy [3M/Federal APD] equipment, to a more modern and up to date SKIDATA solution. It allows my customers to be PCI compliant once again. As well as give them options to upgrade in the future.”


SKIDATA’s 2015 purchase of 3M’s Parking Business software (EFMS, ScanNet) and firmware, along with PARCS equipment drawings gave them exclusive rights to develop and produce 3M’s parking products (formerly known as Federal APD). The 3M Asset Refreshment Program has been developed to offer existing sites the ability to run 3M / FAPD hardware with SKIDATA software (Parking.Logic) or migrate to SKIDATA hardware. This program extends the life cycle of current equipment and allows for sites to accept credit cards equipped with PA DSS validated terminals.


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.


Contact: Matthew Gooley From: SKIDATA, Inc.

Email: Website: Date:Friday, March 24, 2017

IDTechEx Forecasts Electric Motor Systems to Become a $400 Billion Market in 2027

March 22, 2017


IDTechEx Forecasts Electric Motor Systems to Become a $400 Billion Market in 2027


IDTechEx Research finds that the traction motor business will rise to around $400 billion in 2027. The report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027, navigates the jargon, the design options and the disagreements. The changing needs and evolving technology are matched to create ten year market forecasts and technology timelines based on recent intensive travel and interviews by expert PhD level analysts.

The report reveals how the rotating electric machine (REM) system is taking a larger share of costs over the years as simpler batteries become cheaper. By contrast, REM systems are variously being asked to grab regenerative energy, eliminate transmission, provide better speed/torque characteristics and even form part of the structure such as tucked into the wheel with brake and controller. In hybrids add take-off. Crucially, in addition to becoming motor-generators, more REMs are being used per vehicle for reasons explained in the report, which has in-wheel forecasts for that form of multi-motor.

Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027 reports that increasingly the choice of REM system benefits the unique selling propositions of the vehicle. Where it eliminates the need for a gearbox it can increase range 15%. Extreme power-to-weight ratio REMs are sought for most vehicles.

The report includes chapters fully explaining the technology and how it fits with all vehicles, making sense of this sometimes confusing industry through infographics, roadmaps and forecasts. Future trends for electric motors and alternative powertrains are thoroughly examined alongside detailed activities of 170 traction motors manufacturers. Primary interviews by IDTechEx experts with key players provide unique insights.

Ten important trends receive particular attention in the report: Multifunction; proliferation; integration; power increase; voltage increase; less metal/more electronics; new technology preferences; changed location; less cooling.

Read more about this report at

About IDTechEx

IDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research and Events services, helping you profit from emerging technologies. We provide independent research, business intelligence and advice to companies across the value chain based on research activities and methodologies which provide data sought by business leaders, strategists and technology scouts to aid their critical business decisions. To discuss your needs please contact us at or see

Alison Lewis
Marketing Manager, Reports
UK: +44-(0)1223-810290

ZipBy North America announces the launch of their Canadian Office and VP of Canadian Operations

March 22, 2017


ZipBy North America announces the launch of their Canadian Office and VP of Canadian Operations




ZipBy North America is proud to announce the launch of ZipBy Canada, welcoming our new Vice President of Canadian Operations, Mr. Dale Fraser.



Dale comes to the ZipBy team with over 20 years’ experience in the parking industry, serving on the Canadian Parking Association Board of Directors for over ten years. Dale previously served as President of the Canadian Parking Association, and currently sits on the Board as a Director of the Canadian Parking Foundation.


Dale can be reached directly at 403-874-6288, via email at, or you may call the ZipBy Head Office at +1 978-443-4500.


Information about ZipBy Canada can be found through our site at


Dale looks forward working with you and your team to bring the touchless, ticketless, VIP parking experience to your community.

TIBA and i3 Concepts – a value added relationship

March 22, 2017


TIBA and i3 Concepts – a value added relationship



Columbus, OH, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 – i3 Concepts has recently finished the installation of TIBA’s parking management system at the parking garage of Sheraton Dallas. TIBA LLC and i3 Concepts, our Dallas based channel partner and system integrator have built a fruitful relationship with numerous installations in the last several years. The installation sites are centred around Dallas, TX. Among the marquis projects are the parking garages of Galleria, an upscale shopping centre with 24 lanes, William Square towers, a glamorous multi-tenant facility with 28 lanes, the parking facilities of Bank of America, along with the Four-Seasons hotel and many more.


i3 Concepts was founded on the principal of providing the highest quality integration services of multiple technologies, installation, training and support which provide lowest total cost of ownership for their customers.  They focus on engineering projects to save their clients’ money without decrementing quality or system functionality and this is exactly why TIBA’s systems were chosen.


“Be it a new installation or replacing an old parking management system, TIBA’s PARCS system with robust functionality and multiple parking integrations is simple, reliable and easy to work with. The simplicity of communication between devices and the seamless integration of 3rd party applications made our life easy. Installing TIBA’s system is simple “plug and play work” said Ruben Miranda, VP Sales of i3 Concepts.


One of the biggest challenges of i3 Concepts customers were finding replacements for the outdated management systems of the different garages that were not PCI/EMV compliant. When the decision was made to go with TIBA, i3 Concepts understood that they will receive an answer not only to this specific need, but also gain access to TIBA’s unprecedented services.  Moreover, the ability to have customized graphics panels for the parking equipment leveraged the options available to i3 Concepts’ customers.


“i3 Concepts is one of TIBA’s valued partners, and we are very happy to leverage our unique hardware and software offerings with the dependable deployment and support offerings from i3 Concepts. TIBA is looking forward to assist many more customers significantly profit from their existing or new parking assets.” said John Whiteman, EVP Sales of TIBA.



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, Shopping Centers, Municipalities, Medical Centers, among others can benefit from a wide range of solutions that are built with exceptional and intuitive design and craftsmanship. TIBA parking is focused on clients’ efficiency and profitability, maximizing ROI. TIBA’s extensive dealer network serves the US and Canadian markets, Australia, Europe Africa and Asia. For more information about TIBA visit

About i3 Concepts:

i3 Concepts is a System Integrator Headquartered in the DFW Area, providing custom installation and services throughout the State of Texas since 2008. i3 Concepts is a commercial security and life safety provider including access control, CCTV, fire alarm and parking control systems. i3 Concepts offers structured cabling solutions and provide subcontract installation services to other integrators state-wide. For more information about i3 Concepts visit:


Contact details:

Sharon Zalcberg

TIBA Parking

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