Scheidt & Bachmann USA Appoints Parking Industry Professional Luis Mendez
Scheidt & Bachman USA recently hired industry professional Luis Mendez as the Parking division Sales Manager for California. Mendez’ past experience collaborating with policy makers, operators, business leaders, planners, and designers makes him an excellent choice for establishing long-term partnerships in this region. His understanding of current technology and eye on future trends is in line with our commitment to innovation.
HAYWARD, CA – Leading parking solutions provider Scheidt & Bachmann USA announced Mendez’ hire on March 27th. Mendez will be advising customers on how to develop their operating concepts with a variety of models to choose from. Prior to joining Scheidt & Bachmann, Mendez held multiple business development roles and was involved in the selection of systems for international airports.
In this new role, Mendez will focus on client relations and business development. When asked about how he sees his new role Mendez stated, “Scheidt & Bachmann has remained relevant since 1872 by constantly evolving and earning a reputation for reliability. Our car park management software provides a stable foundation for futuristic solutions and demonstrates our flexibility in allowing the integration of third party hardware and software. As we convert digital disruptions into new business opportunities, our growth will be directly tied to the energy and diligence that we bring to every project. Listening to and incorporating our customers’ feedback into our processes and plans will ensure our continued success.”
Scheidt & Bachmann USA’s Executive Director, Henk de Bruin, adds that, “Luis knows how to run a business and understands the unique challenges that operators face in the parking industry. This is an invaluable combination and we are thankful that he is part of our team.”
Mendez will make his first public tradeshow appearance at the International Parking Institute (IPI) Expo in New Orleans, LA from May 22 – 24. For more information on Mendez’s expertise and his new role at Scheidt & Bachmann USA, please contact us at email@example.com.
Scheidt & Bachmann USA’s Executive Director, Henk de Bruin and the Parking division Sales Manager for California, Luis Mendez
Denison Parking Announces Executive Leadership Transition
President and Chief Executive Mark Pratt announces resignation; Jeff Line to become President of venerable Indianapolis-based company
INDIANAPOLIS, In (April 20, 2017)—Denison Parking, Indianapolis’ largest parking management company, today announced the departure of President and CEO Mark Pratt and the promotion of Jeff Line to the position of president.
Pratt, a respected and innovative parking industry executive, leaves Denison Parking under amicable terms after leading it for 15 years to start a new business venture in the parking industry. Pratt intends to stay in the Indianapolis area and has agreed to be available to Denison for periodic advisory services.
“Mark’s leadership was simply invaluable to both Denison and its clients,” said Perry Griffith, Chairman of the Board for Denison Parking. “We experienced considerable growth in Indianapolis and beyond, and we became recognized throughout the industry as a leader in parking technology.”
“We’ve grown our market presence not only in Indianapolis, but across the country during the last 15 years and it’s been an honor to lead the best team I’ve ever been around,” said Pratt. “While I look forward to a new and exciting challenge, I’ll remain engaged with my Denison colleagues and clients through my advisory responsibilities. A special note of gratitude goes to Perry Griffith and his extended family. I wish them continued success going forward.”
Line has been an executive with Denison Parking for 10 years—most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Denison, Line was President of The Nyhart Company.
“We are very fortunate to have Jeff already on our executive team and ready to lead Denison,” said Griffith. “Our clients can be assured that our commitment to quality parking options, peerless customer service, and a strong community presence will be unaffected during this transition period.”
Jeff Line will assume the position of president effective on May 1, 2017.
About Denison Parking
Denison Parking has been in the parking business since the 1940s. Its name is attributed to the Denison Hotel that once stood at the southeast corner of Ohio and Pennsylvania Streets and is where the first self-parking garage in Indianapolis was built. Denison has 55 locations in Indianapolis and operates in 11 cities nationwide.
Bridgeville Pa, Chooses Hectronic US to Upgrade Their Off-Street Lots
March 1, 2017- The Borough of Bridgeville, Pa has chosen Hectronic US to supply its Citea Color Touch multi-space meters for its surface lots. The Borough has replaced their single space meters with the Hectronic Pay by Plate solution,providing integration with the Borough Enforcement Management System.
“The Hectronic Citea Color Touch solution gives our customers easy operation as the screen prompts them through the transaction states Joe Solomon Bridgeville Parking Authority Manager. “Full integration with the Borough’s Enforcement Tool was also another factor, as information from the pay station appears on our handheld in less than 15 seconds, commented Joe.
We are thrilled that The Bridgeville Parking Authority found our solution to be the most complete and worked best for what they were trying to accomplish.” comments Steve Snyder, President of Hectronic USA. “Our state of the art Color Touch Screen shows how far technology has come, gives customers and users a flexible application that can integrate seamlessly with other technologies, Most importantly we take this into account with all our customers since we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. Open solutions looking towards the future provide more benefits to our customers.
The new parking kiosks offer flexible payment options and operate in a Pay by Plate configuration, giving their customer the flexibility to park in any of the 5 Borough’s lots.
Installation was completed late 2016 and the Parking Authority has already seen an increase in revenues, with credit card usage accounting for over 40% of the transactions within the first month.
Hectronic GmbH is based in Bonndorf in the Black Forest, Germany. The company specializes in the development of intelligent system solutions for the parking and refueling sector. Since the foundation of the original company Kienzle, in 1928, Hectronic has developed into an industrial company with operations in many countries. With close to 200 staff, 7 sales offices and around 90 international sales partners around the globe, Hectronic solutions are now successfully marketed all over the world.
Meter Feeder, Inc. Certified as Minority and Disadvantaged Business in PA
Pittsburgh, Pa. – April, 2017 Meter Feeder, Inc. has been certified by the Allegheny County Department of MA/V/DBE, a certifying participant in the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP), as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Recognized to provide ‘Software as a Service’ in the parking industry, MeterFeeder™ will be able to participate and fulfill minority and disadvantaged business requirements in Pennsylvania.
MeterFeeder has been offering cutting-edge parking technology since 2014 providing a smartphone app, enforcement software and tools, and a comprehensive back-office administrative platform. With more municipal and city clients on board using MeterFeeder’s parking technology, the Minority and Disadvantaged Business Certification adds to their unique business model.
Steve Falatovich, MeterFeeder’s Chief Financial Officer, sees this as a tremendous opportunity. “This certification shows how a small business, especially a minority-owned business can get recognition and move forward. We are proud representatives of the thriving business community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and looking forward to forge new relationships, ” remarked Mr. Falatovich, who has worked tirelessly to achieve this distinction for MeterFeeder in the past months.
About Meter Feeder, Inc.
As a technology first company, Meter Feeder, Inc. focuses on usability and efficiency in resolving parking issues. Introducing smart parking solutions, we streamline the process from enforcement to payments in a few easy steps. To learn more about MeterFeeder’s products and how we can help customize a solution to your parking needs please visit www.meterfeeder.com or contact via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meter Feeder, Inc.
844-463-7275 Ext. 703
Winpark’s Nicole Chinea Elected to
Texas Parking & Transportation Association’s Board of Directors
Houston, Texas – Winpark announced today that the company’s Regional Vice President of Operations, Nicole Chinea, CAPP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA).
“The entire Winpark family would like to congratulate Nicole for this exciting opportunity,” declared Liliana Rambo, Winpark’s president. “Nicole is an exceptional parking and transportation industry professional and I know she will continue to do great work for the TPTA as she increases the scope of her role within the organization.”
Chinea’s experience in the industry is robust and diverse. Prior to joining Winpark in July of 2016, Chinea served as a Senior Associate for Walter P. Moore Consulting Services, where she led the consulting and studies team. Chinea was also the Director for Texas Medical Center’s transportation and parking operations and, prior to that, she served as a Project Manager for the City of Houston’s Parking Management Division.
“I’m truly honored to serve the TPTA in a greater capacity,” said Chinea, who also donates her time to the organization’s Membership Committee, in addition to several other volunteer positions. “I am looking forward to positively impacting the association and its members, through concerted efforts to expand educational initiatives and programs.”
Chinea is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. In addition to her work with the TPTA, she is also a member of the International Parking Institute’s Education Development Committee.
Founded by Hines in 1997, Winpark is a premium parking services provider operating Class-A office tower parking facilities in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Austin. Winpark has also developed a proprietary parking management software integration platform designed specifically for large real estate assets. Winpark has successfully managed and consulted on some of the nation’s largest Class-A office, retail, mixed-use, and medical facilities, as well as complex design and administrative challenges.
Winpark’s services include the ability to work from the “ground-up,” from build-out and design, through the management and running of complex garages. Cutting-edge software solutions provide for seamless monitoring, and billing and operational oversight. Winpark trains owners and managers to identify solutions and understand exposures, bringing an unbroken chain of accountability to parking operations. WinPark also consults on technology and equipment upgrades, garage traffic flows, accounting controls, fraud detection and space-mix optimization.
Winpark is a member of the International Parking Institute, the National Parking Association, the Green Parking Council, BOMA International and the Property Management Association.
The company was acquired by Propark America in February 2014. For more information, please visit www.winpark.com
Genetec Inc. Announces Security Center 5.6
Latest version introduces new web client, access control and video device integrations, license plate as a credential, and additional cybersecurity measures
MONTREAL, April 19th 2017—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, today announced general availability of its unified security platform Security Center 5.6. Key enhancements include additional cybersecurity measures, a new HTML5-based web client, integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge, and the ability to enroll license plates as access control credentials with the AutoVu™ SharpV camera.
Security Center 5.6 is now available globally. All Genetec™ Advantage subscribers will receive this update as part of the Genetec™ Lifecycle Management program. Customers under Genetec™ Assurance can contact Genetec Inside Sales to purchase an upgrade. To contact a local Genetec reseller, please send in a request.
Version 5.6 stays consistent with the Genetec commitment for cybersecurity and ‘hardening’ measures and standards which address the changing nature of cyber threats and hazards. With advanced authentication, authorization and encryption technologies in Security Center 5.6, Genetec remains dedicated to protect organizations, security systems, their people, data and assets.
New Web Client and Improved Maps
The Security Center Web Client has been redesigned with HTML5 to offer users a more fluid and modern web experience. The Web Client ensures Security Center is accessible from any device or browser. With Genetec™ Plan Manager, operators can now monitor the live status of intrusion areas. And, embedded support for ESRI ArcGIS software adds rich layers of visual data so organizations benefit from greater context and insights of their surroundings.
Having recently become a Mercury Security Platinum Elite partner, Security Center 5.6 introduces a new integration with the Mercury MS Bridge to help end users migrate from proprietary or ‘integrated’ access control systems to a fully unified security platform.
Always expanding its ecosystem of access control hardware partners, Genetec has also integrated the SimonsVoss family of digital locks, and added a technology and distribution partnership with STid, a manufacturer of RFID contactless door readers.
Extending Access Control to the Parking Lot
AutoVu, the automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system in Security Center, lets end users extend their security coverage beyond the physical building and to their parking lots, parking decks and property perimeters. With the release of Security Center 5.6, the new AutoVu SharpV ALPR camera can be enrolled as an access control reader managed by the Synergis™ Cloud Link appliance. This allows operators to manage vehicle activity without impeding vehicle flow. And, by assigning a license plate to a cardholder as a credential, users can define specific access rights, control vehicle access to their parking lots, and run vehicle activity reports.
For more information about Genetec Security Center 5.6 and for a full list of features, visit:
About Genetec Inc.
Genetec develops open-architecture software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based access control, video surveillance and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montréal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, certified channel partners, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify IP physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com
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Mobile SmartCity partners with the Village of Tuckahoe NY, to provide mobile payment solution powered by Pango.
Mobile SmartCity Corporation, is proud to announce that it has entered an Agreement with the Village of Tuckahoe, NY to provide its Pango mobile payment solution. “We are very excited to be expanding in to Village of Tuckahoe and look forward to working with the village administrators to provide the citizens a customer-friendly experience” stated John Incandela, President and CEO of Mobile SmartCity.
Mobile SmartCity customers will have a smoother commute because they can now manage their parking experience via their mobile phone. The app will combine parking availability, payment of parking, and alerts designed to save users money. Business owners in The Village will be able to add Pango Select, a self-service ad platform, to their marketing repertoire. “We are proud to offer this service to local business owners as it further demonstrates our commitment to creating value for all stakeholders in the community,” said Brandon Reese, VP of Experience and Innovation.
Mobile SmartCity Corporation powered by Pango provides Smart Cities and Enterprises with a suite of mobile Solutions and Services, including parking payment, tax payment, enforcement, mobile ticketing, transit payment, local advertising, insurances and more.
About Mobile SmartCity:
Mobile SmartCity is the Fintech company providing mobile payment services for parking, transit, ride-hail and other city services. Its offerings include mobile payments, navigation, and smart routing. Mobile SmartCity powered by Pango offers real time enforcement and traffic analytics and is available in more than 60 cities worldwide, serving more than one million active accounts. Invented in 1997, US Patent No. 5,940,481. With its Corporate Headquarters based in Miami, Florida, Mobile SmartCity powered by Pango has introduced first- of-its-kind technology in the United States; it has been in use since 2006.
Passport Expands Services into London, U.K.
City of Westminster, U.K introduces new payment-focused ParkRight parking app
Westminster – The City of Westminster and Passport today announced the launch of the new ParkRight parking app that will improve the way drivers pay for parking throughout Westminster.
The refreshed ParkRight app was developed by global transportation software leader, Passport, and was designed in order to refine the Westminster parking payment experience. With Passport’s expertise, the ParkRight app is premiering a new user-friendly app flow, including an enhanced ‘find parking’ feature and improved payment process. With these updates, ParkRight will better meet the needs of residents, visitors, and city officials.
“ParkRight is symbolic of the next chapter in Westminster parking,” said Kieran Fitsall, Head of Service Improvement & Transformation and City Management & Communities of the City of Westminster. “The new ParkRight app is a powerful mobile platform customized to our city’s specifications. The new system will ensure an easier process for finding and purchasing parking, while also providing our officials with the data to make more informed decisions. Passport’s leadership in private label parking applications has made them an ideal partner for the City of Westminster.”
“Passport is very excited to collaborate with the City of Westminster on this new technology initiative,” said Khristian Gutierrez, Chief Business Development Officer at Passport. “Our applications are designed to address the needs of each city we work with, which will be apparent in the new ParkRight app. Users will find that searching for, purchasing, and managing their parking are now seamless processes. We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with the City of Westminster as we expand the new app’s functionality to fit the community’s needs.”
The update of ParkRight signals the City’s desire to bring the latest in technology and have a platform that will help future proof them in the years to come. The initial launch will support availability at all Westminster on-street parking bays.
With the new ParkRight app, users can:
Search and find available parking
Pay for parking
Monitor their parking session
Extend parking (up to the maximum allotted time)
Receive email receipts
The new ParkRight app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. Users can take advantage of the app where ParkRight signage is displayed.
For information, visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/parkright.
Passport is the industry’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 300 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster 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 www.passportinc.com.
Urethane Polymers International Launches New Website
UPI’s newly launched website was redesigned with the customer in mind, providing users with all the information they need to make an educated decision regarding commercial waterproofing products.
FONTANA, California – Urethane Polymers International, Inc. recently launched a new corporate website – https://www.urethanepolymers.com – featuring a refreshed design that provides quick and easy access to its line of commercial waterproofing products. From its new homepage, users can easily access more information about UPI’s products, projects and can contact the company for more information. Customers also have the ability to quickly locate their UPI representatives through the use of an interactive map.
Individual product pages have also been enhanced in an effort to help the customer more easily identify the product they need. In addition to a brief description about each product, the pages also feature application rates and wet film thickness amounts in an easy-to-read chart. There is also a three-dimensional drawing for each product, clearly illustrating the components of the system, as well as PDF downloads of application/specification information available for most products.
“We’re really excited about our new website and all the advantages it offers our customers,” said Annette Wren, marketing at UPI. “These days, people do so many things online. We just want to make sure we’re able to assist them online in ways we were not able to do previously.”
The website also showcases successful installations in its project showcase section. A small description of the product used in that particular application is accompanied by a scrolling slideshow of photographs.
Urethane Polymers International, Inc.™ (UPI) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance polyurethane and epoxy waterproofing and flooring solutions designed to form seamless watertight barriers over concrete, wood and masonry. With more than 40 years of experience, UPI has developed some of the commercial building industry’s most durable, wear resistant polyurethane waterproof coatings for pedestrian, vehicular and roof decks as well as below grade construction. Each system is uniquely formulated to withstand varying levels of impact and abrasion and provides superior protection against deterioration and moisture penetration. These versatile, liquid-applied systems can be used in new construction or to repair existing surfaces and are engineered for easy application by spray, roller or trowel.
For more information, visit www.urethanepolymers.com or call 800-560-0230.
SpotHero Acquires Leading Competitor Parking Panda, Securing Top Position in North American Parking Reservations
Acquisition Expands Business Into Canada and Fuels Strategic Focus On Convenience in B2B and Consumer Product Roadmaps
CHICAGO (April 13, 2017) — SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation service, announced today that it has acquired Parking Panda, the leader in event parking reservations in the United States and Canada. This move firmly positions SpotHero as the category leader across all major off-street parking verticals, including daily, monthly, business, event, and airport parking. On track to park 20 million cars in 2017 and offering nearly 5,000 parking locations across North America, SpotHero is a driving force in the parking industry’s evolution as it embraces technology and focuses increasingly on customer experience.
“We’re thrilled to combine forces with Parking Panda to bring easy parking to more drivers faster,” said Mark Lawrence, co-founder and CEO, SpotHero. “We’ve long admired Parking Panda’s talented team and ability to drive product innovation. SpotHero’s consumer focus and great mobile experience are further strengthened by Parking Panda’s strong B2B technology and partnerships.”
Prior to the acquisition, Parking Panda established over 800 strategic partnerships, including event parking partnerships with numerous NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA teams, as well as major convention centers, sports arenas, theaters, and municipalities. In 2016, the company leveraged this strength in partnerships and event parking to enter the Canadian market, quickly achieving scale. SpotHero will leverage Parking Panda’s momentum in Canada to continue building holistic mobility solutions for drivers and parking companies in 47 major cities across North America. With what is already the largest network of connected garages in the United States and the broadest base of mobile-first consumers, SpotHero is positioned to replicate this success in Canada.
SpotHero also will accelerate its aggressive B2B product roadmap with the integration of Parking Panda’s robust suite of tools and technology, including unique SaaS offerings designed for the parking industry. For consumers, the expanded engineering team will mean rapid innovation to SpotHero’s award-winning platform with a heavy focus on driver convenience.
“This is the most natural progression for our company,” said Parking Panda CEO Adam Zilberbaum. “By joining forces, we will have a greater impact on the transportation landscape, making parking more convenient through technology. We’ve long held values similar to those of SpotHero, including putting drivers first, investing in our people, and building great products.”
SpotHero’s Co-founder and CEO Mark Lawrence will continue to serve as CEO, and Parking Panda’s leadership team of CEO and Founder Adam Zilberbaum and COO James Bain will remain with the company.
SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation service, empowers drivers with easy parking at thousands of garages, lots, and valets in major cities across the U.S. Launched in 2011, SpotHero has parked more than seven million cars. The company is headquartered in Chicago and has raised $27 million in VC funding.
Notably, in 2017 SpotHero launched SpotHero for Business, the first in-app solution to offer businesses and their employees tools to manage parking expenses and provide increased visibility. Also this year, SpotHero launched its Parking Developer Platform, enabling select websites, apps and connected or autonomous vehicle manufacturers to extend parking reservation functionality to their native interfaces. To learn more, visit www.spothero.com.