Scott Dubois Named Vice President for Product Management at Park Assist
NEW YORK, NY – June 12, 2017 – Scott Dubois, formerly General Manager of Park Assist’s Asia Pacific Branch has been appointed to the new role of Vice President of Product Management, effective July 1, 2017. The new role comes as a result of an unprecedented, record-breaking revenue growth over the past three years and installations now in 28 countries.
“Our patented camera –based parking guidance systems that deliver an elevated parking experience and rich business intelligence for operators has driven our growth and led to our clients asking for additional innovative solutions for efficiency, new revenue opportunities and an exceptional customer experience,” said Gary Neff, CEO of Park Assist.
In response Park Assist has formulated a product management vertical within its business model to place emphasis on product innovation designed to align with client needs and expectations. Scott Dubois brings a multidisciplinary background to the role with extensive experience in technology solution design and implementation, as well as sales, client service and project management.
“I am excited to get back to what I love best – solving problems with technology. Having sat in many seats throughout Park Assist’s business growth, I am eager to share my experience with clients and our growing team to create new products to deliver products clients are looking for now and into the future,” said Scott Dubois.
As General Manager of Park Assist’s Asia Pacific branch Scott established the company’s patented camera-based parking guidance technology as the leader in the region by collaborating and partnering with clients to deliver on solutions they required.
“Scott’s vast experience along with his comprehensive understanding of our technology combined with his insightful alignment with our clients business needs makes him the ideal candidate to lead our commitment to innovation,” said Gary Neff in describing Dubois selection.
About Park Assist:
Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera based parking guidance installations in the world. Our technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.6 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com
Charles Clowes moves to the IPC as Chief Operating Officer
The International Parking Community (IPC) has confirmed the appointment of Charles Clowes as its new Chief Operating Officer. Clowes joins the Accredited Trade Association from National Car Parks (NCP) where he was Head of Commercial and responsible for the development and implementation of new digital and customer service initiatives.
“This is an influential and significant role and our search for the right person has taken quite some time,” says the IPC’s Will Hurley. “However, our patience has been worthwhile and we’re absolutely delighted to welcome Charles to the team. His first hand experience of designing and delivering new service initiatives in the parking industry and his expertise in digital engagement is absolutely in line with our aspirations for the continued growth of the IPC. His knowledge of collaborative service developments and progressive strategic partnerships will also be invaluable as we look to engage further with all stakeholders and other influential organisations”
“I am really looking forward to using my experience in parking management to create real benefits for the IPC and its members,” adds Clowes. “Having recently been at the heart of NCP’s Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for shaping governance and conduct, I am a passionate advocate of building close ties with the Government and other external organisations to help drive ever higher levels of professionalism in the industry.”
The introduction of a new Chief Operating Officer will see Will Hurley moving to become Chief Executive of the IPC with John Davies stepping aside to resume his former role as Director of Gladstone’s Solicitors. The changes aim to provide further clarity and focus for the organisation as it now looks to build on the success of the past 4 years and ensure it remains fully aligned with the evolving priorities of members as well as the expectations of service users.
Charles Clowes – the new Chief Operating Officer of the IPC
Baylor Scott & White Health awards Associated Time & Parking Controls and Amano McGann PARCS contract
June 6, 2017 – Dallas, Texas – Associated Time & Parking Controls in collaboration with Amano McGann have been contracted to replace the Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Associated Time & Parking Controls is in the process of installing Amano McGann’s comprehensive and modular PARCS solution, OPUSeries®, in all 52 lanes of the employee and transient parking facilities at the medical center. Baylor University Medical Center is known for providing exceptional care. They were recognized in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Guide” for the 24th consecutive year in 2016. “Part of an overarching positive customer experience is a seamless parking process. We look forward to offering Baylor University Medical Center our expert installation and service coupled with Amano McGann’s exceptional products,” said Greg Brewer, vice president of business development at Associated Time & Parking Controls.
To add convenience for parking patrons, Amano McGann’s eFlexPrint® validation solution will be incorporated into the new PARCS. eFlexPrint allows Baylor University Medical Center to set and print customized 2D validations that are quickly and easily scanned by patrons at the exit stations for their discounted rate to be applied. This platform also automatically tracks validations and can generate reports to keep the healthcare center in the know at all times.
Adding an aesthetic element to the project, Amano McGann manufactured custom painted equipment housings to extend the medical center’s branding to its parking facilities. “OPUSeries hardware has a consistent look and feel throughout the line which creates familiarity to the parking patron,” commented Wade Bettisworth, Amano McGann’s vice president of Western Region operations, “The bright blue and gold lane equipment enhances brand-familiarity as patrons enter and exit Baylor University Medical Center’s parking facilities.”
“We engaged Associated Time to provide our campus faster and easier payment solutions for our patrons,” said Shawn C. Orrange, System Director of Parking and Transportation Services at Baylor Scott & White Health. “Our goal is to provide our patients and visitors with easy access both in and out of our facilities.”
About Amano McGann
Amano McGann is a parking and security technology company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The next-generation products Amano McGann offers allow their clients to effectively manage on and off-street parking operations as well as monitor and secure their facilities.
As a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $900 million, they are global leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry. Amano McGann produces and distributes equipment and software in their United States-based manufacturing facility. With an extensive branch and authorized dealer network, they offer a high level of service and experience to cater to all of your parking needs. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit www.amanomcgann.com.
About Associated Time & Parking Controls
Associated Time & Parking Controls is a leading supplier of workforce management systems, parking and revenue control equipment and access control systems. They provide exceptional services for all of their markets and distinguish themselves by providing superior products, expert consulting and engineering, quality installations, comprehensive support and professional services. Associated Time & Parking Controls provides both standard software products and custom software solutions; they have consistently delivered modern and effective solutions for more than 50 years. For more information about Associated Time & Parking controls visit www.associatedtime.com.
INRIX Selected by The U.S. Federal Highway Administration for National Traffic Data Set
State DOTs and MPOs will use INRIX travel time data to establish and report on roadway performance
Kirkland, WA – June 6, 2017 – INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced that its traffic data will be used by the United States Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and state and regional agencies to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions.
FHWA’s National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) is used by states to monitor system performance. Beginning in July 2017, all state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations can use INRIX travel time data to establish performance targets and report on progress. NPMRDS provides comprehensive and consistent data for passenger and commercial freight roadway performance across the National Highway System, as well as over 25 key Canadian and Mexican border crossings. NPMRDS is defined as the baseline dataset to meet the newly established federal congestion and freight performance reporting regulation.
“We are proud to supply the underlying traffic data that will be used to monitor, measure and improve many of our nation’s key roadways,” said Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager – global public sector at INRIX. “This federal win is further proof of the breadth and quality of our world-class traffic services.”
INRIX provides the widest coverage and most accurate information available by using advanced fusion technologies to integrate the full range of traffic data sources to create high quality traffic services. INRIX aggregates GPS probe data from a wide array of commercial vehicle fleets, connected cars and mobile apps.
INRIX has partnered with the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland and other industry leaders to support NPMRDS through 2022. As the prime contractor, CATT Lab will operate the portal that transportation planners will use to analyze, visualize and understand road performance. INRIX and UMD have a long and successful partnership in delivering projects and services to public agencies, including the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s Vehicle Probe Project. Texas A&M Transportation Institute will assist INRIX in establishing and maintaining high quality NPMRDS GIS location referencing network files based on FHWA’s Highway Performance Monitoring System’s NHS network. KMJ Consulting, Inc., also a contributor to the I-95 project, will triage customer support and aid in project management.
“INRIX real-time traffic services will help public agencies actively measure, report and manage traffic,” said CATT Lab Director Michael Pack. “The quality of the data plays a fundamental and necessary role in NPMRDS to accurately assess our nation’s roadways.”
INRIX is the leading provider of real-time, historical and predictive traffic information with widespread XD and TMC coverage across the U.S. INRIX collects anonymous, real-time GPS data from more than 300 million connected vehicles and devices globally. With real-time information on more than five million miles of road in 45 countries, INRIX is the preferred provider of driving intelligence for leading automakers and transportation agencies, including Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, more than 60 U.S. Departments of Transportation, Highways England and the Denmark Road Directorate.
State DOTs and MPOs interested in learning more about the new NPMRDS can register for a FHWA-hosted webinar scheduled for July 20, 2017 from 1-3pm ET.
INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.
Propark Purchases LA Parking Company
Hartford, Connecticut – Propark, Inc. (www.propark.com) announces that it has purchased Express Park in Los Angeles, California. Express Park’s portfolio of parking operations includes locations in Hollywood, Studio City, Santa Monica and Huntington Park.
Propark’s Chief Investment Officer David Schmid, “We are very excited to be growing our footprint in the Los Angeles parking services marketplace. This acquisition is part of Propark’s growth strategy to purchase small to medium sized parking companies in a variety of markets across the country. As part of this particular acquisition, we look forward to working with the clients, employees and customers and will bring Propark’s elevated service and innovation to the properties.”
About Propark America
Propark America is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full- service parking solutions for all business types, in over 60 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit www.propark.com
BEMROSEBOOTH ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PROMOTION TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GROWTH
BemroseBooth Paragon, the car parking and transport ticketing specialist based in Hull, has announced that Ryan Mellors, who has been with the business for more than 7 years, has been promoted to Vice President of Global Sales – Parking.
Following significant growth in North America, South America and Canada, Ryan will make these territories a focus, extending current client requirements while also targeting new business opportunities. In addition, he will play more of an active role in managing global exhibitions, particularly in the USA where the BBP brand is attracting a lot of attention.
Working from Sales Manager to his current position, Ryan is now a specialist in car parking and associated advertising. Although he has always assisted with international markets, his new role sends out a very clear message to the marketplace; BemroseBooth Paragon is the leading global supplier of tickets for carparking, bus and rail.
Ryan comments: “Every day is different when you work in ticketing. It’s a very competitive market and you need to be on the ball if you want to succeed. BBP is thriving and I am so proud to be a part of that and to have taken the next step in my career. I am really looking forward to working more closely with the international sales team and to reach our objective to double revenue in America, before we move on to the rest of the world!”
Sales and Marketing Director for BemroseBooth Paragon, Richard Farmer comments: “Recent years have seen us secure a strong foothold within the North American parking ticket market. We’ve worked hard and that commitment is now paying off. Ryan is an excellent example of the talent we have in our team and I’m looking forward to working more closely with him as we take our export business to the next level.”
BemroseBooth Paragon has supplied magnetic tickets for car parking and global rail services for more than 100 years. Responsible for the manufacture of hundreds of millions of tickets, which are distributed to customers daily, the company is now the worldwide leader in the market.
Its products are designed and manufactured in-house and BemroseBooth Paragon is one of the only organisations in Europe that produces magnetic ink on site. Using the Knowledge Transfer Partnership offered by the University of Hull, and investing a combined sum of more than £300,000, the business appointed a full-time Chemistry masters graduate to implement a specialist division which has delivered efficiencies across the production process.
For more information about BemroseBooth Paragon please visit www.bemrosebooth.com or call 01482 826343.
TagMaster NA & SKIDATA Mexico Optimize Parking Controls for Parque Toreo
TACOMA, WA | June, 2017 – TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of vehicle identification solutions and SKIDATA MEXICO’s industry leading PARCS (Parking Access Revenue Control Systems) deployed 34x 2.45 GHz microwave LR series readers in conjunction with 34x SKIDATA parking control barriers and 29x Easy Cash stations. Parque Toreo Central, one of the largest private investments in Mexico and one of the most distinguished real estate and architectural developments in Latin America now has the security, convenience and technology that reflect the modern design and forward thinking of this project.
SKIDATA‘s parking control and revenue equipment in tandem with TagMaster NA long range RFID systems were deployed for the project and were able to solve the previous issues of misreads for close, reversible and adjacent lanes. The tag read accuracy and viability for armored vehicles as well also greatly added to the value of this application by offering a solution for a wide variety of vehicle types. This scalable and dynamic solution provided by TagMaster NA and SKIDATA Mexico provided the performance standards required for the project to be realized.
The 172,947 square foot mixed use development valued TagMaster NA and SKIDATA MX’s quick and efficient installation of the parking access control and revenue control systems. By providing high performance and high accuracy solutions for contract parkers, revenue control is optimized, and vehicle queues and risks of tailgating are eliminated, resulting in high end user satisfaction and increased security and revenue oversight. Integration with SKIDATA is effortless, by utilizing Ethernet (TCP/IP) for configuration and data transmission; TagMaster was able to tailor the installation to Parque Toreo’s specifications. The use of white listing provided the establishment with a dynamic list of authorized credentials, protecting against unapproved access.
“TagMaster North America is always looking at the future, and what we can do to provide solutions that reflect the integrity and design of the projects we are a part of; our valued partner SKIDATA ensures success and high performance for every collaborative project”- Ali Khaksar, President of TagMaster North America, Inc.
“We at SKIDATA are very proud of our commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trend setting solutions. We are also aware that our customers rely on SKIDATA to keep their operation running smoothly every day. Therefore, now that SKIDATA has direct presence in México, we must ensure outstanding quality not only in our products but also in our partners’ solutions. Tag Master was selected as the trustworthy business partner for this important project with Fibra Danhos” – Ryan Roades, General Manager of SKIDATA México.
SKIDATA MEXICO is an international leading company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, communities, sports stadiums, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits.
TagMaster North America is the leading provider of Identification Solutions, offering dual platforms of long-range Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition / Automatic License Plate Recognition (ANPR/ALPR)
along with stand-alone and customizable software solutions. Collective technologies provide convenient and reliable platforms for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) and Rail-Bound applications throughout the Americas. TagMaster North America’s breadth of Identification Solutions are able to increase security, decrease environmental impact and add value to actualize and simplify vehicle access control for a wide array of projects.
For more information on TagMaster products, support and services, visit www.TagMasterNA.com or contact us at info@TagMasterNA.com |
National Parking Association Announces Parking Power Network Tour
Sponsored by NuPark
NPA Networking Events Set for Chicago, San Diego and Baltimore
June 7-21, 2017
Washington, DC (May 19, 2017)—The National Parking Association announces its next nationwide series of parking industry networking events—the 2017 Parking Power Network Tour. NuPark will serve as the exclusive sponsor of all three networking events happening next month across the country.
The networking events will take place in Chicago, San Diego and Baltimore. NPA members and guests are invited to connect with top parking professionals, peers and industry suppliers. This year’s tour focuses on young professionals, the 40Under40 and parking leaders in key cities.
“Attending NPA Power Networking Tours are essential for those interested in connecting with top decision makers in the parking industry to build networks, careers and bottom line success. NPA is pleased to partner with NuPark for our next series of Parking Power Network Tours,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE. “NPA appreciates NuPark’s commitment to the industry and parking professionals,” continued Banning.
“NuPark is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the NPA’s upcoming Parking Power Network Tour. As a young tech company focused on innovation, we are excited to help bring together the C-Suite and emerging leaders in this cross-country tour to advance the interests of parking leaders at the forefront of the industry, said Kevin Uhlenhaker, CEO and Co-Founder of NuPark. “We look forward to helping facilitate connections among parking professionals as they discuss emerging trends and opportunities.”
The NPA Parking Power Network Tour will provide introductions to industry leaders, business connections and access to industry advisors. This hosted event is complimentary and is open to guests who RSVP. For more information on the NPA Parking Power Network Tour, visit http://weareparking.org/powernetwork, or email Info@WeAreParking.org.
Founded in 1951, the National Parking Association is the voice of the $28 billion parking industry that employs more than 143,000 individuals. NPA is the leading trade association for the parking industry in North America representing the interests of public and private parking sector leaders and professionals. NPA provides research, advocacy, professional development and credentialing to its members. To learn more, visit NPA at WeAreParking.org.
NuPark, Inc. is a trusted partner in custom 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 245 years of combined experience, the NuPark team understands the business problems a parking organization faces because most of NuPark team members have experienced those challenges first hand. Our core values remain consistent with our commitment to providing unrivaled customer service while providing creative and flexible solutions utilizing the latest technologies. NuPark can be found in over 30 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 www.nupark.com.
Skyer: Use Technology to Maximize the Destination Experience
President of Atlanta-based Passio Technologies presents during 2017 IPI conference
NEW ORLEANS — The next generation of parking and transit technology should incorporate local city and university apps, as well as complementary services such as Lyft, Uber, Ride Amigos, and Google Transit to improve the consumer experience and increase ridership and usage rates.
“Everything we do in parking and transit boils down to one very simple and straightforward concept: How Do I Maximize the Journey to Destination Experience?” Mitch Skyer, president of Atlanta-based Passio Technologies, asked. “In other words, ‘I’ve got somewhere to go, so what’s the fastest, simplest, cheapest way for me to get there with the least amount of hassle?’”
During a presentation titled “The Bad News is Time Flies; The Good News is You are the Pilot” at this year’s International Parking Institute (IPI) 2017 Conference in New Orleans, Skyer shared his perspective about how administrators who operate parking and transit systems can tackle these challenges directly.
Technology in transit and parking takes on many forms. Starting with on board or on site hardware, operational technology that tracks passenger load, on-time performance, lot and deck counts, utilization, turnover and parking and passenger trends. Customer applications provide instant feedback on parking availability, estimated time of arrival for bus service, customer feedback and direct alerts or messages.
“The ‘Smart City’ concept includes networked devices and sensors that report on traffic, weather, maintenance items, and external factors will provide instant data to technology applications,” Skyer said. “Future technology concepts are coming quickly. Driverless cars and buses will revolutionize the Destination Experience by changing the way we think about moving and monitoring people when they travel.”
“Crowdsourcing will impact the shared transit experience. Think of Waze for buses, where we can influence and optimize each other’s behavior by collectively sharing what happens to us,” Skyer said. “This type of data can revolutionize the way schedules and routes are built and help to optimize decisions for parking development and managing parking behavior.”
For more information, visit passiotech.com.
SKIDATA, Inc. announces the relocation and consolidation of their Dallas, Texas offices.
Hillsborough, NJ June 2, 2017 – SKIDATA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG is pleased to announce the relocation and consolidation of their Dallas, Texas offices.
For many years SKIDATA, Inc. has maintained two separate offices in Texas – a software development team in Addison and the service and sales office in Grand Prairie. In the spring of 2016, the addition of the Central Technical Services department (CTS Americas) began to crowd the Grand Prairie office.
SKIDATA is pleased to announce that the two have now become one! The new office located at 130 East John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, Texas, is a state of the art office with expanded test and development spaces, a full training center, and large conference and meeting space. There is plenty of room for the entire CTS-Americas team, software development, sales, and service departments with plenty of room to grow!
This is the first of many new office openings scheduled in 2017 for SKIDATA, Inc. The continued expansion is part of SKIDATA’s push to get closer to the customer in an effort to better understand their needs and provide custom solutions.
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. (www.skidatausa.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) which belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.