June 20, 2018







Nora Lighting has posted a comprehensive new Exit and Emergency Lighting brochure online for easy reference. The 32-page catalog (available as a PDF) presents a detailed overview of Nora’s extensive product line with more than 60 exit and emergency models for indoor and outdoor use.  The link is:


In addition, a condensed two-page version with the most popular fixtures is available at:


Nora fixtures are designed to provide the safest egress in all situations, and include a wide variety of wall and ceiling models, plus emergency recessed downlights. Incandescent emergency lights are listed, along with efficient LED exit signs and self-illuminating units with no metal or electrical parts. Architectural models feature brush finished faces to complement commercial interiors.


Featured in the new Nora catalog are: LED Edge-Lit Exits; LED Die-Cast Aluminum Exits; LED Polycarbonate Exits; LED or Xenon Emergency Units;


LED/Exit/Emergency Combinations; Outdoor LED/Emergency Fixtures; Steel Body NY Approved Exit/Emergency Units; Dual Head Fixtures; Remote Heads; Low Voltage Emergency Downlights; and more.


Nora Lighting is an industry leader in the development and introduction of LED products, and offers the industry’s most comprehensive line of LED fixtures, including: LED dedicated and retrofit downlights; smart RGBW LED downlights; LED track and rail fixtures; LED edge-lit panels; LED Center Basket Troffers; LED MLS (multi-lighting systems); LED linear and under cabinet lightbars; LED puck lights; LED high-output, Hy-Brite, side-lit, CCT (color correlated) RGB, RGBW and standard tape lights; LED pendants; LED step lights; and LED emergency / exit signs.


AppyTeam expands with mapping and mobility heavyweights. 

June 20, 2018



AppyTeam expands with mapping and mobility heavyweights. 




AppyParking has announced two new heavyweight hirings to continue to bolster its global position as a leading smart city kerbside management platform, which enables drivers of today and connected vehicles of tomorrow to interact freely with the kerb.



The two key players joining AppyParking to help Hubert and his expanding team are Ben Boutcher-West and Minesh Naran.


‘I’m very flattered and excited that two great specialists from different and emerging sectors have decided to leave very established and respected companies and join our mission to ‘Make Parking Forgettable’’ says Dan Hubert CEO and Founder of AppyParking.


‘Intelligent mobility is the next big thing, but until now there’s currently been a virtual roadblock preventing any vehicles from moving efficiently through all cities. Our platform provides local authorities with an ‘Air Traffic Control’ system giving complete control of their kerbside, allowing them to manage and monetise one of their most undervalued commodities.’


Ben Boucher-West previously worked at Bosch’s Global Mobility Team in London where he was Automotive Lead for Surface Mobility Solutions. Before that he was Lead Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Boucher-West’s new role as Head of Mobility is geared towards him becoming the essential gel between cities across the world and the automotive and navigation sector.


Boutcher-West says ‘My move to AppyParking is a personal one; to get my hands on some world class on-street technology, to remove consumer complexity and friction in a digital world and develop further revenue from one of the first profitable pieces of the new mobility ecosystem. We can make that difference, contribute to social and environmental change and prove that even the smallest firm can have a seat at the high table of traditional corporatism.’


Minesh Naran will join as Head of Sales. He previously worked at Buchanan Computing Ltd as Head of Sales for Transport and Highways. Experienced in Geographic Information Systems within the Public Sector, Minesh has a long and valuable history in the technology and services industry across cloud computing, procurement, management and analytics.


‘There are huge demands on the parking industry to deliver better services to help connected and autonomous vehicles navigate the complex roadside network and I’m looking forward to offering tomorrow’s solutions, today’ says Naran.


Both Ben and Minesh will start in July 2018 and more news will follow shortly about other strategically significant hirings.



Dan Hubert CEO

07941 413875

About AppyParking


Dan Hubert founded AppyParking in 2013 when tried to park outside The Royal Albert Hall and found it a near impossible task, thanks to confusing signposts and crammed parking bays. He decided he wanted to make parking simpler.

AppyParking™ is more than just another parking app. We’re a connected car and intelligent kerbside management solution that provides a platform for the fragmented public and private sector to manage their on and off-street parking and traffic managementdata.

The Parking Platform™ understands every possible rule, restriction and tariff and provides the world’s first standardised parking and traffic management data set. Available as an API, app and web application, AppyParking not only saves drivers time, money and parking fines but save cities from congestion and most importantly pollution.



AppyParking is Europe’s most awarded parking app and has been awarded cross-sector by the parking industry, the automotive industry and the general public.

AppyParking has won two innovation awards in the prestigious British Parking Awards and was recently voted the 15th most disruptive company in the world.

TagMaster has received a significant order for the new RFID RailTag

June 20, 2018

TagMaster has received a significant order for the new RFID RailTag


Press releaseStockholm, Sweden, June 20, 2018

TagMaster, the leading supplier of advanced sensor systems for Smart Cities within Traffic and Rail Solutions has received a significant order for the new RFID RailTag to be used in London Underground.


The new RailTag is an evolution of the successful MarkTag HDS FP with a proven track record in numerous CBTC Metro installations worldwide. The Marktag HDS FP has been sold in numbers of tens of thousands during the last 12 years. The new RailTag is designed to have a 20 year expected Service Life in CBTC applications and by this it addresses the increased need of availability of the tracks in the most heavily trafficked Metro Systems around the globe.

Since it is fully compatible with the MarkTag HDS FP it can be used in existing CBTC installations without any further adjustments of the RFID Radio systems on the vehicles.

The London Underground upgrade is an essential part of Transport for Londons effort to cope with the capitals population growth by a projected 1-2 million people over the next 15 years

The products will be delivered during 2018.

” This order confirms that our ambition that, together with Balogh, become a stronger supplier within Rail Solutions is clearly materializing. We together have a wider product offering and we will together become a true leading actor in train signaling” says Jonas Svensson, CEO, TagMaster.

For further information please contact:

Jonas Svensson, CEO, +46 8-6321950,

 About TagMaster

TagMaster is an application driven technology company that designs and markets advanced sensor systems and solutions based on radio & vision technology (RFID, Radar & ANPR) for demanding environments. Business areas include Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions sold under the brands TagMaster, CitySync, Balogh, CA Traffic and Magsys with innovative mobility solutions in order to increase efficiency, security, convenience and to decrease environmental impact within Smart Cities. TagMaster has dedicated agencies in the US and in China and exports mainly to Europe, The Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners and, systems integrators. TagMaster was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden. TagMasters certified advisor is Erik Penser Bank.

TIBA’s SPARK Cloud Solution Manages Mixed Use Parking Facilities in Kansas City

June 19, 2018

TIBA’s SPARK Cloud Solution Manages Mixed Use Parking Facilities in Kansas City




 KANSAS CITY, MO (June 19, 2018) – Kansas City, Missouri selected TIBA Parking Systems’ cloud-based management and control platform, SPARK, to drive eight mixed-use facility garages. The facilities are installed in and around the KC Live and Convention Center districts and total 42 lanes. 



The city launched the project in June of 2017 and with the help of Fisher Parking & Security, a TIBA Value Added Reseller, it has been successfully deployed for six months. 

“The equipment is consistent and reliable. We monitor it closely via SPARK and we have consistently been able to process tickets with over a 99% read rate. The systems were built with automation in mind,” stated Matthew Muckenthaler, Towne Park Senior Account Manager. “Our revenues have increased dramatically because we can keep the gates down and equipment functional.” 


 SPARK, TIBA’s cloud hosted solution, allows operators and owners to manage multiple garages effectively. Operators can manage numerous garages as one larger super-entity or multiple single facilities, each with its own pricing and tariff structure. Control room operators can remotely monitor the status of each lane device and help drivers who require further assistance when using the parking facilities. 

“Our goal is to provide and support efficient software and hardware solutions for our customers and end users. We build durable hardware and manage it with 4th generation software systems, such as SPARK, so each device can be adjusted to the needs of each individual lane,” said John Whiteman, Executive Vice-President of Sales at TIBA Parking Systems. “By remote monitoring and control, each device can be optimized separately for each facility, and still be controlled through one management application layer from the cloud.” 

“With TIBA, our products are more reliable and operate faster than competing companies,” stated Jay O’Brien, President of Fisher Parking & Security. “Fisher has the longest tenure in the region with 33 years of experience. We have better and faster tech support and previous experience supporting a large scale multi-use facility.” 

About TIBA Parking Systems: 

For 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has successfully implemented this through a focus on software development, while continuing to enhance and support its reliable hardware platforms. This allows owners to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying the latest software functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected 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. 

TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, 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 

About Fisher Parking & Security: 

Fisher Parking & Security, Inc. has excelled in advanced Access, Revenue, Count, Voice and Video systems for the parking industry since 1985. A strong commitment to customer service with prompt, professional technicians has kept us as the premier supplier of Parking Control Systems in the Midwest. FISHER services advanced parking technology installations throughout Missouri & Kansas from our headquarters in suburban Kansas City, Missouri & satellite offices in Kansas City & St. Louis. FISHER is a financially strong independent corporation with strong strategic industry alliances while boasting an A+ company rating with the Kansas City Better Business Bureau. For more information about Fisher Parking & Security, Inc. visit our website at 




Flowbird: Jim Thorpe, PA Launches Whoosh! Payment App on NEW Flowbird Kiosks

June 19, 2018



Jim Thorpe, PA Launches Whoosh! Payment App on NEW Flowbird Kiosks




The Borough of Jim Thorpe is excited to announce that on Monday June 18, 2018, 7 new Solar-powered StradaPAL pay stations will be installed and ready to use on Broadway, Hazard Square and Susquehanna Street.  Patrons can pay with coin, cash, credit card of through the “Whoosh” mobile phone application.



According to police Chief Joe Schatz, all necessary training has been completed and everything is in place to begin using Flowbird’s Parkeon StradaPAL solar-powered kiosks, which will replace the borough’s 77 old coin-operated meters.

Butts Ticket Company, a Flowbird Group partner, installed seven StradaPAL machines throughout Broadway, Hazard Square and Susquehanna Street in late April, however, they have been covered up as the borough makes the transition.

“On Monday, there will be ambassadors here in town to help individuals get acclimated to the kiosks and, in particular, explain how the mobile app, Whoosh, that accompanies the machines, works,” Schatz said.


Whoosh! is a mobile parking payment solution app development by Flowbird. The app allows the user to pay for parking directly through their mobile device, including time expiration reminders and remote parking extension.

After motorists park, they can follow signs to the kiosk stations and pay with cash, quarters, credit card or the app. Once the machine dispenses a ticket, the motorist can place it on their dash and be on their way.

“The nice thing is in addition to being able to use credit and debit cards, customers can add time from the Whoosh mobile phone application if they are out on the go,” Schatz said. “They no longer have to run back to the meter to feed it.”

According to Mayor Mike Sofranko, the older meter mechanisms will be sold or auctioned off.

Throughout next week, Jim Thorpe Public Works employees will be removing the old parking meters as well as erecting new parking signs.


For more information on the Whoosh app, or how to download it, visit


FLOWBIRD Selected Through State of Washington Competitive Solicitation

June 18, 2018




FLOWBIRD Selected Through State of Washington Competitive Solicitation



Contract to save cities from going through individual bidding process




Flowbird Group, the name of recently merged parking and transit leaders, Parkeon and Cale, has been chosen by the State of Washington as an approved vendor for single and multi-space parking meter systems for all government entities and public benefit non-profits within the State.


Through a competitive solicitation for parking payment systems, conducted in partnership with the State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services, agencies in the State of Washington can contract directly with Flowbird instead of going through an individual bidding process due to the signing of Washington State Master Contract # 04417.


This contract is open to a broad spectrum of agencies including:

  • State Agencies
  • State Boards,
  • State Commissions
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Offices of Separate Elected Officials
  • Local Government Agencies
  • Federal Agencies
  • Washington State Tribal Entities
  • Public Benefit Non-profits


These agencies can choose from a wide range of Flowbird products, from both the Cale and Parkeon lines, to help manage their paid parking or admission pass systems. The contract includes the latest models of Cale’s full-color CWT Touch, Parkeon’s StradaPAL with a 7” full-color display screen, and mobile payment apps such as Whoosh! and WaytoPark.


Agencies can also take advantage of a host of Flowbird CLOUD services such as reporting, advanced Data Analytics, mapping, City news, localized coupons, text reminders, and citation payment at the meter.


The State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services went through a thorough evaluation process including a Request for Information, Request for Proposals, and vendor interviews. The evaluation committee was made up of State of Washington governmental agencies.


“We are extremely pleased about becoming an approved vendor for the State of Washington,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America. “This collective procurement will allow entities throughout the State to improve their parking operations quickly and benefit from the most advanced technology roadmap using a quality parking system that has gone through an exhaustive vetting process.”



Currently, Flowbird supports over 40,000 parking pay stations for 600 customers throughout the U.S. This project allows the company to continue its rapid expansion across the State of Washington where Flowbird already provides solutions for more than 30 clients.  The contract began on May 8th, 2018 for a period of 6 years


About Flowbird

Parkeon and Cale have merged to become FLOWBIRD: Urban Intelligence. Flowbird operates in over 5,000 cities and 70 countries, using a cloud-based solution to help clients ease traffic congestion and efficiently manage their parking and transit systems.  Our significant expertise and strong investment into research and development allow us to deliver products and digital services that will help us improve individual journey experiences and make our communities better.

University of Illinois adds mobile parking app, powered by Passport

June 18, 2018




University of Illinois adds mobile parking app, powered by Passport



University adds “MobileMeter” mobile parking app for convenient payments




Champaign, IL (June 18, 2018) —The University of Illinois announces the launch of MobileMeter, a mobile pay parking application powered by Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit. The MobileMeter app has been greatly successful in the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign. It is being adopted by the University of Illinois for a seamless experience throughout the college community and it will be available in more than 2,100 spaces across campus.


In addition to paying for parking, users of the MobileMeter app can monitor their parking sessions, extend sessions remotely, view payment history and receive email receipts. To use MobileMeter, parkers register, select their length of stay, enter the zone number from the meter or decal and supply payment information.


“Smartphone technology is an essential part of our everyday lives and parking is no exception,” said David Ivey, University of Illinois Parking Manager. “I anticipate our budding partnership with Passport will not only provide a convenient payment by app option, but also offer a more robust payment platform. Specifically, I believe this partnership will provide a critical alternative to our outgoing CashKey program. We’re excited about the potential as well as the flexibility and responsiveness of the Passport team.”


“The University of Illinois joins a growing number of Big Ten universities powered by Passport including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Iowa, Purdue University and the University of Nebraska,” said Tom Wiese, Passport executive. “We’re honored to partner with the university to provide a mobile solution for parking with MobileMeter.”


The MobileMeter parking app is free to download from the App Storeand Google Play. Drivers can also manage their parking through the mobile web at


About Passport

Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.


Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at


Libelium celebrates The Annual IoT Conference with 100 experts on the Internet of Things from 20 countries

June 18, 2018




Libelium celebrates The Annual IoT Conference with 100 experts on the Internet of Things from 20 countries



Zaragoza, 18th June 2018


Libelium, designer and manufacturer of technology for smart cities, is holding an international conference in Spain with experts in Internet of Things solutions. Bringing together a hundred representatives from 20 worldwide countries, the event will be held on 21 and 22 June in Zaragoza, the city that hosts the Libelium headquarters.



The conference includes several working sessions in which specialists will showcase the latest IoT technology applications in two key areas: environmental sustainability and the urban environment. Participants will be able to discover the most innovative projects in precision agriculture, intelligent water management, environmental monitoring of air quality, noise pollution and intelligent parking management.


The event program includes the participation of international representatives of renowned multinational technology companies such as Ericsson, Vodafone, Arrow and Schreder, as well as others specialized in specific vertical solutions for improving productivity in vineyards, noise control in airports, water quality monitoring in Asian fish farms and the management of public parking spaces in shopping malls and cities.


Alicia Asín and David Gascón, co-founders of Libelium, will participate as hosts, revealing the latest trends in the IoT technology market in which many telecommunications companies, device manufacturers, software developers and cloud platforms operate.


Libelium’s technological platform is committed to the interoperability of different sensors that allow the measurement of any parameter through any wireless communication protocol and send the recorded data to multiple cloud platforms. In this way, the ecosystem of collaborating companies and alliances that Libelium has reached in recent years provide compatibility with large companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Indra, Telefónica, Nec, Ericsson and Telnet, among manyothers.


Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Aragonese winery Pago Aylés (Cariñena) where Libelium has implemented a precision agriculture project to monitor the growth of the vineyards.



More information:

City launches new end-to-end parking management solution with Passport

June 18, 2018



City launches new end-to-end parking management solution with Passport


Mobile parking, permits and citation management platform available in Ferndale





Ferndale, Mich. (June 18, 2018) — The City of Ferndale, Mich., announces the launch of a new end-to-end parking solution with Passport. The new system includes ParkFerndale, a modern mobile parking application that allows drivers to pay for their parking through their smartphones, a citation management platform and permit options for residents of Ferndale. The parking solution is completely powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport. The system will streamline the City’s parking operations providing more accuracy and convenience to both the City and drivers, integrating both the mobile pay, permits and citation management systems together on the same platform.


With the Passport citation management platform and parking platform, the two systems will run congruent with one another for a seamless client experience. The City’s enforcement officers can efficiently issue citations using wireless handheld devices and Bluetooth printers. Enforcement officers are empowered knowing that they can monitor parking, conduct digital chalking and immediately upload pictures of violations. The real-time data transfer allows parking administrators to access citation information in real time upon ticket issuance through Passport’s back office platform.


The new system also has a built-in Scofflaw violation tool to provide officers with instant repeat offender information. With the platform, Ferndale has the ability to track enforcement officers in real time, pull ticket density reports and analyze parking patterns to continuously improve transportation in the city. Passport’s powerful back end portal provides real-time reporting and analytics for the City to make data-driven decisions regarding Ferndale’s parking.


“One parking solution designed to handle all the City’s needs gives Ferndale the advantage of having a first-rate operation where everything from parking to enforcement and permits are connected,” said Ferndale Assistant City Manager, Joseph Gacioch. “This system better-equips our City with the latest technology, more precise data and the best tools to monitor and manage our transportation efforts.”


“Whether you’re a resident who needs to pay for parking or an enforcement officer overseeing the city’s on-street parking Passport provides a solution that supports the city and in turn, its citizens,” said Passport’s Tom Wiese. “When a city leverages real-time data they can make data-driven decisions that are right for their community.”


Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sectors. In Michigan, Passport powers the citation management platforms in Flint and St. Joseph. It is the No. 1 mobile pay provider with millions of transactions per year in the state.

The ParkFerndale app is free to download through the App Storeor Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at Annual, quarterly, and monthly business permits are available, as are residential permits. Permits may be purchased at


About Passport

Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.


Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at


Code Blue Introduces Newest Help Point®: Centry™

June 18, 2018


Code Blue Introduces Newest Help Point®: Centry™




HOLLAND, MICHIGAN (June 18, 2018): Code Blue Corporation is pushing the security industry forward into the next generation with the introduction of Centry™, a compact IP video Help Point® now available from the industry pioneering manufacturer of emergency communication solutions.


Code Blue packed a lot of firsts into Centry. It is the first Help Point to include a camera integrated right into its faceplate, the first to include an embedded Station Beacon Light, that will bring the visibility of a blue

light phone indoors, and the first device to be Powered by EmerComm®, Code Blue’s new device operating system that provides increased security and functionality and allows locations to install intelligence at the edge with an agnostic system of sensors and indicators to give emergency phones full computer capabilities.


All of this is built on the traditions synonymous with all Code Blue Help Points, including durability, visibility and versatility.


“The release of Centry marks an important first step into the future of Code Blue’s emergency communication solutions,” Code Blue Chief Design Officer David Fleming said. “Not only are we bringing an exciting new Help Point to the market, but we have developed a platform in EmerComm that will serve as the backbone to our electronics for years to come.”


Available in either surface or flush mounts, Centry is powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing a single connection to drive both power and network connectivity to the device. Additional features include:


  • 1- and 2-buttonconfigurations
  • SIP protocolsupport
  • Contemporaryfaceplatedesign,withmultipleADAcompliantletteringchoiceswithBraille
  • Station Beacon Light for visualidentification
  • 3 Ethernetports
  • 3 auxiliary N.O. input contactclosures
  • 3 auxiliary N.O. output contactclosures


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


About Code Blue

Safety has always been the No. 1 priority for Code Blue Corporation. Located in Holland, Michigan, the industry pioneering manufacturer of emergency communication solutions provides assistance to people by handcrafting products that are reliable and accessible. From our iconic blue light phone pedestals to our award-winning software, we help people feel safe by offering durable and visible security solutions that provide help at the touch of a button, while assisting first responders before, during and after an incident with a complete end-to-end system that utilizes alerting, managing, archiving and responding technology.





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