Genetec Unveils Next-Gen Mobile LPR

October 22, 2019

Genetec at IACP 2019

Booth # 5218

Chicago October 26-29, 2019

Genetec unveils next-generation mobile license plate recognition system with Intel® Movidius™ VPU technology for edge-based deep learning capabilities

Genetec AutoVu™ SharpZ3 goes beyond license plate identification and brings new levels of innovation in vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy

MONTRÉAL, October 22, 2019Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence will unveil its next-generation mobile ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) system at IACP (Chicago, October 26-29 2019) on booth #5218. Powered by Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU (Vision processing unit), the new Genetec AutoVu™ SharpZ3  is among the first specialized in-vehicle ALPR systems in the world to use Intel’s latest deep learning and computer vision technology. The deep learning capabilities in the AutoVu SharpZ3 system will enable advanced levels of innovation in in-vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy.

“With the AutoVu SharpZ3, vehicle-based ALPR technology is about to enter a new phase in its evolution, made possible by Intel’s high-performance, low-power, deep learning VPU. By bringing powerful deep learning processing into the device itself, we are no longer limited by the constraints of traditional computer vision techniques or server post-processing. The new AutoVu SharpZ3 system will enable cities and law enforcement organizations to go far beyond simple license plate character recognition,” said Stephan Kaiser, General Manager of AutoVu at Genetec.

The AutoVu SharpZ3 system will not only be able to improve the accuracy of license plate reads in difficult environments (such as bad weather, heavy traffic, and fast speeds) but will also be able to instantly recognize additional analytics such as vehicle type, color, and more.

With future releases, the deep learning capabilities in the AutoVu SharpZ3 will enable cities to use their ALPR equipped vehicles to address other operational issues such as detecting unpermitted road construction, discovering abandoned e-scooters or bikes in unauthorized zones, and more.

“AI is driving a powerful digital transformation in cities around the world – enabling them to be more efficient, livable and secure for their citizens. By pushing AI-powered devices and solutions to the edge, forward-thinking companies like Genetec are fulfilling the true promise of IoT in smart cities,” said Jonathan Ballon, Intel vice president and general manager, Internet of Things Group.

The AutoVu SharpZ3 system also features three optical sensors in the camera to provide additional analytics such as the precise positioning of detected objects, and a modular chassis to allow users to easily add new functionalities in the field without the complication and costs of hardware replacement.

The new Genetec AutoVu SharpZ3 system is expected to become available by early 2020. For more information, please visit the Genetec booth #5218 at IACP or visit www.genetec.com/SharpZ3.

 

City of Santa Cruz Selects TIBA Parking Systems to Create an Engaged Parking Experience to Manage Four City Owned Parking Facilities

October 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

City of Santa Cruz Selects TIBA Parking Systems to Create an Engaged Parking Experience to Manage Four City Owned Parking Facilities 

 

 

 

Agreement also includes multi-year contract for support and service 

 

 

 

Santa Cruz, CA (October 18, 2019) – TIBA Parking Systems has been selected by the City of Santa Cruz, California to be their long-term parking technology partner. Through this partnership, TIBA will create and install a comprehensive parking technology suite to manage four city-owned public parking facilities with a total of 17 lanes and 1,675 spaces. The agreement also calls for TIBA to provide support and servicing of the equipment through 2026. 

“We are very proud that the City of Santa Cruz has chosen TIBA Parking Systems as their partner to provide innovative software solutions for the next seven years,” said Jon Bowsher, President of TIBA North & South America. “Through this partnership the City will now boast the most advanced, user-friendly parking technology in the world, and drivers will enjoy a significantly improved engaged parking experience.” 

TIBA Parking, one of the leading providers of parking access and revenue control systems in the U.S., will install state-of-the-art parking equipment, including parking access control equipment and a level count package for the city operated garages. TIBA’s SmarkPark access control software will provide the flexibility for the monthly permit parkers to set up and update their own accounts via the web. The new equipment will be installed in Santa Cruz’ Soquel Garage, River & Front Garage, Locust Garage, and Santa Cruz Wharf Lot. 

The spectrum of services TIBA Parking Systems will provide Santa Cruz includes: 

  • • Multi-year contract for the city facilities, including support and maintenance 
  • • A scalable solution that can be easily expanded to meet future technologies 
  • • Long Range Maxi-Prox readers installed at each facility 
  • • Integration with the City parking facilities’ one-to-one platform for better management control and auditing 
  • • Level Count System offering accurate space availability for each facility 

 

About TIBA Parking Systems: TIBA Parking Systems provides innovative hardware and software solutions for the parking market. Based on the latest generation of processors, cloud-based services and physical/wireless credential technologies, TIBA products are reliable, user-friendly and simple to install and maintain. TIBA Parking Systems continuously improves and develops its’ products with the aim of lowering the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has successfully implemented this through a focus on quality development, while continuing to listen closely to customer requirements and requests. This allows owners and operators to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying all the latest functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable cloud architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, ticketless and frictionless parking, web reservations, and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible systems facilitate IoT-connectivity and leverage big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems empower parking operators to be an integral part of the growing smart cities ecosystem. 

For over 30 years, TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, both directly and through its extensive network of Value Added Resellers across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit www.tibaparking.com. 

KEYTOP rolls out auto parking payment system for car parking

October 18, 2019

 

KEYTOP rolls out auto parking payment system for car parking

 

 

What happened: KEYTOP has launched an automated Parking payment system under WeChat Pay operation for its car parks across China. The system has been implemented in more than 2,000 KEYTOP parking lots nationwide in major shopping malls, railway stations, and airports. The company executive says the system will be expanded to parking sites in schools and popular tourist destinations. Users are required to register their plate numbers and  before leaving the carpark, they are encourage to pre-pay the parking fee by their WeChat  accounts, Their plates are then scanned at the exit of parking lots and matched with the company’s database of  users.

By far there are  8 million more registered user are using this KEYTOP service, have made 200 million more transactions .

Not only cooperate with Wechat Pay, KEYTOP also cooperated with another giant Alibaba, have successfully lanched the Unmannd parking management based on Alipay.

Why it’s important: Alipay and WeChat Pay have already split China’s mobile payments for metro transportation into a duopoly. The next frontier is car parking. In the past, KEYTOP rolled out a shared parking service in China that allows users to find, reserve, and pay for parking via the Wechat Pay and Alipay app.

About KEYTOP: KEYTOP is one of the world’s largest providers of parking technology specializing in Parking Guidance Systems, Car Finder System and Ticketless Parking Management Systems. Founded in 2006, the company has led the industry in Parking technology innovation, delivering the most comprehensive product range and solutions in the parking industry such as the latest technology in Parking Guidance Systems, Car Finder System and Ticketless Parking Management Systems.

www.ikeytop.com

Strong Growth Opportunities Expected for Off-Street Parking Management System Market with Rising Smart Cities

October 18, 2019

 

Strong Growth Opportunities Expected for Off-Street Parking Management System Market with Rising Smart Cities

 

 

According to recently published study, the global off-street parking management system market is anticipated to grow by ~ 10% year on year in 2019.

In the recent past, there has been an increase in overall infrastructure development activities across the globe. This includes major development of parking garages and lots for locations and businesses such as shopping malls, community centers, sports complexes, and others in urban areas – leading to increasing demand for off-street parking management systems. The development of smart cities is also expected to boost the demand for off-street parking management systems in the near future.

As per the report, consumers are inclined towards off-street parking management systems that offer a wide array of payment options, coupled with ease of payment. A shift in payment options from cash to e-Payment is being witnessed among consumers across various countries. Furthermore, the increasing trend of real-time communication, owing to increased smartphone usage, is anticipated to increase the demand for flexible payment solutions among consumers. Subsequently, the availability of multi payment options in the off-street parking management system will remain instrumental to the market growth.

Urban Revitalization to Boost Off-Street Parking Management System Market Growth

Parking plays an essential role in mobility, access, and the economic development of cities. At the same time, it is a profitable business for private as well as public sectors. Rapid increase in the number of vehicles and new construction in urban centers is boosting the demand for off-street parking management systems. The increasing number of theatres, office buildings, stadiums, and shopping centers in the region are driving the need for off-street parking management solutions.

Absolute and relative cost of parking (hourly, daily, and monthly) has been impacting the demand for off-street parking management systems. Urbanization is a key factor that depicts the economic condition of a nation, hence it is gaining importance widely. Also, urbanization has led to changing consumer lifestyle, which is propelling the demand for off-street parking management solutions.

As per the research study, the off-street parking management system market is poised to create an incremental opportunity of ~ US$ 6,708 Mn throughout the forecast period. Market stakeholders are continuously investing in the development of better off-street parking management systems, catering to the demand for better revenue management, access, and control of parking facilities across the globe.

Increased Opportunity for Off-Street Parking Management System Market in Healthcare Sector

Many companies are focusing on partnering with healthcare organizations across different regions. Through this strategy, the companies seek to improve its processes and parking service offerings. Furthermore, due to high growth in the smart healthcare infrastructure, the company focuses on expanding its customer base in the healthcare sector.

For instance, in January 2018, LAZ Parking Company partnered with Yale New Haven Hospital to provide parking services. This contract includes several garages and lots totaling 3,000 spaces as well as seven door valet operations that can accommodate nearly 30,000 cars per month.

Tier-1 Players in the Market to Account for 20% Revenue Share

A study opines that the global off-street parking management system market is considered fragmented owing to the presence of a large number of off-street parking management system solution providers. The report has segregated the market structure into three tiers: Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 for deep-down analysis.

Tier-1 vendors, are the most experienced and largest in the industry and have a vast regional coverage across the globe. These vendors are collaborating and partnering with new players in the market to expand their distribution channel. Tier-3 off-street parking management system providers are fairly new in the market and are mostly local and regional players. As Tier-3 players have a limited presence in the market, they constantly keep themselves updated with the latest technology and are growing at a rapid pace.

This study highlights key opportunities in the off-street parking management system market and finds that the market will grow at a CAGR of ~ 10.5% over the forecast period.

These insights are based on a report on Off-Street Parking Management System Market by Persistence Market Research.

TIBA Parking Systems to Expand LPR Offerings with RED LPR

October 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

TIBA Parking Systems to Expand LPR Offerings with RED LPR

 

 

 

Columbus, Ohio (October 16, 2019) – TIBA Parking Systems and RED LPR are launching a global partnership to expand TIBA’s current license plate recognition (LPR) solutions.

 

 

TIBA’s customers and Value Added Reseller’s (VAR’s) have immediate access to the full spectrum of RED LPR’s Fixed-Lane and REDmobile solutions.

“It is a proud moment at RED LPR as our team has been working for months with one mission in mind: to develop a simple, accurate and reliable set of LPR solutions for the parking market,” says Sagy Amit, Founder and VP Marketing for RED LPR. “With that mission in mind, and after thorough testing and an endorsement from TIBA, this partnership serves as a stamp of approval that we are well on our way to achieve and exceed those stated goals.”

TIBA Parking chose to solidify a partnership with RED LPR because of their focus on accuracy, reliability, and simplicity. After excellent results during field testing in live customer sites, TIBA Parking has certified RED LPR as a formal partner.

“As a market leader in PARCS, TIBA’s goal is to present our customers and VARs with world-class options so they can apply the solution that best fits their project’s needs,” stated Jon Bowsher, President of TIBA North and South America. “By growing our LPR repertoire to include RED LPR, we are able to support more projects with unique needs and different budget restraints. We have confidence in RED LPR to provide our customers with a world-class experience.”

The partnership is effective immediately.

 

 

About TIBA: TIBA Parking Systems provides innovative hardware and software solutions for the parking market. Based on the latest generation of processors, cloud-based services and physical/wireless credential technologies, TIBA products are reliable, user-friendly and simple to install and maintain. TIBA Parking Systems continuously improves and develops its’ products with the aim of lowering the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has successfully implemented this through a focus on quality development, while continuing to listen closely to customer requirements and requests. This allows owners and operators to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying all the latest functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable cloud architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, ticketless and frictionless parking, web reservations, and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible systems facilitate IoT-connectivity and leverage big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems empower parking operators to be an integral part of the growing smart cities ecosystem.

 

For over 30 years, TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, both directly and through its extensive network of Value Added Resellers across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit www.tibaparking.com.


About RED LPR:
With a clear and concise mission statement, “To be A Simple to work with, Reliable and Accurate LPR manufacturer, that offers a full spectrum of LPR solutions globally.” RED LPR marks the 3.0 evolution of LPR technology for the Parking Industry. RED makes LPR accessible for even the smallest Parking facility, while Accurate and Reliable enough for larger networks of Parking facilities that span a nation or world-wide. RED offers Simple to implement access control that improves your Parking safety and Security on one hand, while improving customer experience and loyalty with seamless, hands-free entry and exit to the Parking facility. RED helps you make a good first, and last impression on your most valuable assets, monthlies and transients alike. www.redlpr.com

Three new hires bring new experience to Denison Parking

October 17, 2019

 

 

 

Three new hires bring new experience to Denison Parking

 

 

(Indianapolis, IN, October 17, 2019) Denison Parking has brought on three new management team members.

 

 

Melissa Brown, Director of Human Resources, brings her 20+ years plus in Human Resources to Denison.  She is tasked with streamlining HR processes across all of Denison.

Sarah Harnish, Marketing Manager, joins Denison after years of experience in technology and healthcare.    She works to highlight the strong Denison Parking business in Indianapolis and throughout the country.

Ryan Connor has joined the team as General Manager of Denver, CO.  Ryan has over 10 years of experience in the parking industry in the Denver area.  Ryan is working to expand Denison Parking’s presence in Colorado.

“We are extremely pleased to bring these three qualified people to the Denison team.  Their experience, knowledge, and leadership bring new flavors to the already strong Denison Parking team.” Jeffrey Line, President of Denison Parking.

Denison is one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators with over 80 years of owning and operating facilities.  This experience has created a high degree of empathy for the unique challenges and opportunities clients face due to rapid transformations impacting the parking industry.

This experience does not equate to “parking as usual.”  Denison is deeply focused on creating value for clients by exploring new ways to engage customers and partners while providing industry-leading transparency and accountability.

In addition to this experience, the long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone, from the employees, to customers and clients are treated like family.

That is the Denison difference.  Experienced.  Innovative.  Personal.

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Lansing launches Passport Parking mobile app for parking payments

October 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Lansing launches Passport Parking mobile app for parking payments
Paying to park will now be easy, digital and convenient

 

 

Lansing, Mich. (Oct. 17, 2019) — Beginning today, drivers in Lansing, Mich. can use the Passport Parking app to pay for on street parking at nearly 3,000 spaces throughout the downtown area. The app, powered by mobility management company, Passport, enables users to digitally pay for parking without using a meter or paystation.

The Passport Parking app makes parking simple. Users download the free app and create an account with their vehicle and payment information and then can start a parking session. When time expires, users are notified and have the option to extend the session without having to return to their vehicle.

“Since taking office in January 2018, I have received many requests for an updated parking system in the downtown Lansing area. I’m excited to announce that we will now have this new mobile app available for everyone,” said Andy Schor, Lansing Mayor. “The mobile pay technology is reliable and convenient for the users and will help increase revenue to the City, while also reducing the number of tickets given. Our visitors will be able to shop, eat or remain in their meetings without having to run outside and feed the meter. Lansing’s time is now and I’m thrilled to move Lansing’s parking system into the 21st century!”

Passport works with nearly 1,000 clients worldwide, including many in the state of Michigan, including Grand Rapids, New Buffalo, Ferndale and Michigan State University. In Detroit, Passport operates the Park Detroit parking app and the Dart app for buses and streetcars.

“We are excited to bring our technology to another city in Michigan and help the City of Lansing digitize and modernize their operations,” said Tom Wiese, sales director at Passport. “With the Passport Parking app, drivers can park, pay directly from their smartphones, and then get on with their day.”

The Passport Parking app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at passportparking.com.

About Passport

Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.

INDECT Matrix Signs a key Feature in the Transformation of Concord Estates, NJ

October 15, 2019

 

INDECT Matrix Signs a key Feature in the Transformation of Concord Estates, NJ

 

 

(Passaic, NJ, October 15, 2019) INDECT USA has been awarded the coveted parking guidance contract at Concord Estates, the new multi-million-dollar, mixed-use development project in Passaic, New Jersey.

 

 

The new Concord Estates is a dramatic redevelopment of an old, disused enameled can factory located just under 2 miles from downtown Passaic. The manufacturing site has been a steady presence in the area’s historical records, dating back over 100 years.

 

A total of 230 ultrasonic sensors with internal LEDs, seven internal wayfinding signs and two matrix signs will be installed in the three-level parking garage.

 

“The interesting thing about this project is the sheer size and scale of the matrix signs,” said Dale Fowler from INDECT USA. “These things are massive and the clarity is simply awesome. We’re talking Vegas style resolution.”

 

Each matrix sign measures 60 inches by 90 inches (1536mm x 2304mm) and has a pixel rating of P4. This number refers to the distance between each pixel on the screen. The smaller the number, the closer the pixels and the sharper the image.

 

“INDECT is well known in the industry for the quality of our matrix signs. Our standard matrix signs have a pixel rating of P6 and are considered to be among the best in the business. However, in this case the client wanted to be able to display detailed advertising messages containing complex graphics, as well as general messages and daily parking information. So, we recommended they use our ultra-resolution signs.” said Fowler.

 

The Concord Estate development will bring much needed amenity to the local community and dramatically improve the aesthetics of the area.

 

 

Stage 1 of the multi-stage project is currently underway with the parking guidance component expected to be completed by mid-late December 2019.

 

 

 

About INDECT USA

INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.

INDECT USA can be found online at www.indectusa.com

ECO Parking Technologies Soars to New Heights with 10 new Falcon Vision Parking Guidance Projects

October 14, 2019

 

 

 

 

ECO Parking Technologies Soars to New Heights with 10 new Falcon Vision Parking Guidance Projects

 

 

         Indianapolis, IN – October 11, 2019 – ECO Parking Technologies (ECO) announced today that they have recently received contracts and orders for 10 new projects for their integrated LED lighting and Vision-Based PGS system called, Falcon Vision®.  Formed in 2006 to serve the lighting industry through state-of-the-art US made parking garage lighting, ECO has rapidly advanced to be a technology leader in the Parking space. “With the development and successful implementation of FALCON VISION, the world’s only Integrated Camera-based, Wireless, Object Detection Parking Guidance System, LED Lighting, and Lighting Control System all in one, ECO has been busy serving customers across all sectors of the parking industry.”  Commented Jeff Pinyot, President & Chief Strategy Officer of ECO Parking Technologies.

 

To respect the privacy of our customers, the projects that are included in this announcement will not be named. Future press releases may reveal the individual names and details of these projects.  The 10 projects include the following vertical markets:  Universities, Municipalities, Tech, and Mixed-use Developments.

 

FALCON VISION is available for both new construction and renovation projects either integrated into the light fixture, or as a stand-alone system.  Pinyot further commented, “With FALCON VISION, we’re delivering rich functionality at a fair and affordable price, through modern IoT and Cloud Native technologies.”

 

 

For more information on FALCON VISION Concierge Lighting | PGS

Contact: Jeff Pinyot @ 317.501.2892   jspinyot@ECOParkingTech.com

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Westward Industries Releases New Twin Passenger 4-Wheel LSV – MAXX

October 11, 2019

 

 

 

Westward Industries Releases New Twin Passenger 4-Wheel LSV – MAXX

 

 

Westward Industries is excited to announce the release of its new on-road, four-wheel, electric LSV MAXX.  Ideal for parking enforcement or utility and landscape, the MAXX provides up to 2,000 charge cycles with its standard lithium ion pack.

 

 

“The MAXX is a game changer” according to Westward Industries VP, Chris Franz. “MAXX was created as a more budget-friendly, versatile, twin passenger vehicle.  The 3-wheel GO-4 will still serve our customers demanding a strictly parking enforcement vehicle with greater range and agility, however for those customers seeking a vehicle that has multiple applications, and can still help with parking enforcement, MAXX will be a great option.”

Just like the rest of the vehicles in the GO-4 series, Westward Industries can equip the MAXX with numerous options specific to client needs including license plate recognition technology, heat, AC, adjustable seats, Bluetooth radio, and more.

The MAXX is a valuable and efficient solution to any municipal or campus fleet, offering a 1000 lb payload, minimal battery degradation, low maintenance, and an onboard battery management system. The MAXX offers room for two passengers, right-hand or left-hand driving, and a 4 foot by 5 foot aluminum deck.

Download the GO-4 MAXX brochure and contact our dealers for more details.

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