Amano McGann Expands Support in the Southeast

May 18, 2018





Amano McGann Expands Support in the Southeast




May 18, 2018 – Roseville, MN – Amano McGann is expanding their branch support team to further the goal of providing customers with the best possible sales, installation, and service experience. This collaborative effort between the sales team and branch operations fosters a proactive environment which will aid in shaping new deals as well as maintaining customer satisfaction through the life of the project.




As part of this expansion, Chad Krohn joined Amano McGann as the Director of Branch Sales, Southeast Region. Chadhas an extensive background in PARCS-related sales, including experience marketing data center services, network security, data analytics and SaaS/cloud-based parking solution offerings.

His experience includes responsibility for business development for ParkingSoft in the Southern United States and employment with ITR where he played an instrumental role in driving the growth of the company’s equipment and service offerings. “Chad is a natural leader,” said Amano McGann Vice President of Sales, Wade Bettisworth. “His experience and open communication style will benefit our branch teams and, ultimately, our customers.”

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Chad supports the sales executives that work out of the following Amano McGann branch offices: Charlotte, Cincinnati, Ft. Lauderdale, Kansas City, Nashville, Orlando and St. Louis.


About Amano McGann

Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an Authorized Distribution Network and provides a level of service and experience unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit

Fybr Partners with SMC Labs to turn San Mateo County into a Living Lab for Regional Innovation

May 18, 2018


Fybr Partners with SMC Labs to turn San Mateo County into a Living Lab for Regional Innovation



Fybr is pleased to announce a partnership with SMC Labs, San Mateo County’s Smart Region Innovation Lab, to deploy cutting edge Internet of Things (IoT) technology within two of the county’s innovation zones. SMC Labs will use Fybr’s end-to-end, integrated IoT platform to pilot several use cases, including parking, irrigation management, air quality and asset management. Fybr will also partner with SMC to test new technologies and potential solutions that facilitate the resolution of complex regional issues within San Mateo County.


Fybr provides an end-to-end integrated platform. The platform comprises Fybr sensors, gateway, cloud platform and user interface (web based dashboard, and mobile app). The solution connects a variety of Fybr and non-Fybr sensors, and transmits its data securely to the cloud. The data is then processed, analyzed, and returned to a user interface to provide valuable information and actionable insights in realtime with the goal of making life better for residents of San Mateo County.

As an example of innovation in action, SMC Labs is conducting pilots with Fybr’s parking sensors with electric vehicle (EV) spaces. This pilot evaluates new ways of encouraging EV use by addressing “recharge anxiety” – the reluctance of drivers to use their EVs because of fears they may not be able to find charging stations. This is particularly relevant, where 49% of all electric vehicle (EV) owners in the United States, reside in California according to the International Council of Clean Transportation. By coupling data from Fybr’s parking occupancy sensors with its Parking Genius app, drivers can get real-time information on available EV charging spaces and turn-by-turn directions navigating directly to those spaces. San Mateo County officials will have visibility into EV parking space statistics, including occupancy rates, turnover, and availability. This allows them to plan and allot additional EV parking spaces in the future.

SMC Labs is part of a broader regional initiative by the County of San Mateo to deploy and validate the benefits of “smart technologies” including IoT, machine learning, data analytics and blockchain across a host of known and as yet unknown use cases. By bringing together a network of solutions vendors, services providers and subject matter experts, SMC Labs fosters active collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders (including area residents, cities, businesses and universities), to solve regional problems that improve the lives of county residents.

Fybr is proud to be part of San Mateo County’s Smart Region innovation lab. The adaptability of Fybr’s secure platform will allow SMC Labs to demonstrate how almost any sensor can be connected to the physical world to collect, process and analyze data and return actionable insights in real time using one underlying IoT platform,” says Bob Glatz, Chief Executive Officer of Fybr. “In addition to hosting various proven solutions, the Fybr platform is ideal for rapid prototyping and experimentation with new sensor solutions.”

About Fybr

Fybr is the world’s leader in parking sensor management solutions, delivering real-time data to actively connect and improve communities of all sizes. Fybr helps keep traffic flowing with useful information about residents and visitors – people with individual lives, unique needs and distinct goals – not just cold, clinical numbers. Fybr’s data is drawn directly from city life, with tangible applications that bring fresh energy to communities large and small – all through smarter parking.



Paris airport (ADP group) chooses Kowee solutions for the development of its new car park pricing strategies.

May 17, 2018




Paris airport (ADP group) chooses Kowee solutions for the development of its new car park pricing strategies.




Atlanta, GA May 15, 2018.  The revenue management of the 28,000 parking spaces of Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and that of the 10,000 parking spaces of Paris Orly airport will be powered by the cutting-edge Yield Management solution of Kowee, the leading provider of Dynamic Pricing solutions for the parking industry.




The objective for Paris Airports (ADP) is to leverage its parking facilities to maximize revenues as well as provide its customers with the highest possible service standard, as for its parking booking facilities including the right price, at the right time and for the right length of stay.

With an increasing number of domestic and international travelers, the two Parisian airports are facing a critical parking capacity challenge. Machine learning forecasting models together with a highly sophisticated revenue optimization engine will help the airports accompany the natural growth of the “pre-bookings” segment while at the same time proposing adequate rate offerings to the “roll-up” segment.

Kowee’s parking revenue management solution lies on deep-learning forecasting modules as well as on a demand-based optimization engine, covering the significant challenges and finds the optimal length-of-stay-mix to optimize revenue. “

The parking revenue segment being strategic to any airport in the world, Paris Airports has identified the opportunity, using Kowee solutions, to push further its ambition to drive more revenue while at the same time facing a changing environment with the growing digitalization of alternative car park facilities and market habits.


“The new apps are giving drivers geo-located prices and real-time availability resulting in improved customer experience with price transparency pushing parking operators to offer competitive price offerings.  Kowee’s solutions are precisely designed to help this dynamically evolving market where agility is key” explains Xavier Zakoian, co-founder of Kowee


“Kowee’s expertise in the industry with its sophisticated algorithms with proven deployments at both urban and airport operators positions us well,” says Dr. Vastani, CEO of Kowee USA.  “Kowee’s assets are its phenomenally loyal customer base, world-class products, delightfully talented people, reputation for continuous innovation and market momentum. As we grow globally, add more capabilities for our customers, our mission remains the same – to help parking operators improve their bottom line.”


About Kowee:

Kowee was founded in Paris, France in 2013 and provides innovative, world-class technology solutions for the parking industry.  Kowee is a leading provider in France and is rapidly growing its presence across Europe and North America. Kowee develops advanced software solutions specifically designed for parking lot operators focusing on yield and pricing optimization.  Kowee offers three cloud-based solutions: K-Pricing, K-Analytics, and K-Yield. K-Analytics analyzes the demand and customer behavior to manage revenue with customizable dashboards better. K-Pricing designs optimal pricing policies by performing simulations that instantly estimate revenue impacts. K-Yield optimizes revenues using sophisticated yield algorithms, predictive occupancy, and dynamic pricing which work with pre-booking requests as well drive-ups.

For more information about Kowee, please visit, email at or call at (470) 227 0815.


The Biggest Automotive Lightweighting Conference In The World Returns To Detroit At The CObo Center

May 17, 2018



The Biggest Automotive Lightweighting Conference In The World Returns To Detroit At The CObo Center



7th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit
3 Day Summit – 21, 22 & 23 August 2018, COBO Center, Detroit, USA




The transition to a new generation of EV, autonomous and ICEV platforms, architectures and associated lightweight multi-material structures is gaining pace.  This is giving rise to a wide range of opportunities for new technology adoption and engineering innovation, but also creates potentially disruptive challenges for vehicle designers, engineers and their suppliers.

To address these new directions for the automotive industry, we are delighted to announce the 7th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit – North America’s flagship OEM driven initiative on automotive materials, structures and manufacturing technologies.  This year’s summit returns to the CObo Center to focus on implementing lightweighting innovations & optimizing multi-material architectures for EV’s, autonomous vehicles & next-gen ICEVs.

With an agenda based on extensive research with more than 40 OEMs, the Summit will provide an unrivalled mix of new in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and panel discussions on the hottest issues, enabling greater interaction between speakers and delegates than ever before.  As in previous years, there will be an adjoining exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies, advanced materials and manufacturing processes for Body In White.

NEW for 2018 – Key Technical Focus & Innovation Areas include:

In-depth exploration of innovations toward EVs and autonomous vehicles – the automotive industry’s key focus for investment and development:
Explore new architectures, structures – whether predominantly steel, aluminum, or mixed-material – and battery integration strategies that offer best performance and improved crashworthiness that meet stringent safety regulations

Specific coverage of main vehicle segments and different design philosophies in choice of architectures, body structures and advanced materials:
Focus on EVs and next-gen ICEVs in SUVs, crossovers, city cars, sedans, luxury high performance EVs and electric commercial vehicles.

Increased focus on innovation in materials, structures and enhanced manufacturability reflecting the evolution in vehicle platforms and architectures:
Showcase of the most innovative BIWs for engineers evaluating the latest technical advancements in forming, joining, coating and testing processes first hand
How to get the most out of using lightweight materials and combine them effectively.

Greater networking and interactive discussion opportunities with leading OEMs and recent start-ups in EV and autonomous vehicles:
Introducing technical leaders and chief engineers in advanced design, body engineering,  simulation and predictive modeling, lightweight high strength metals and composites, manufacturing processes and automation.

Do not miss this interactive and dynamic industry gathering for automotive engineers and technology innovators in materials and structures. The agenda with speaker line-up will be announced shortly.

For more information, visit


May 16, 2018







Premium Continues to Grow Leadership Team to Include ‘Pay by Plate’ Technology Innovator





New Orleans, LA– May 16, 2018– Premium Parking today announced the addition of Charley DeBow to its executive leadership team as VP Business Development. Charley will work with Premium’s operational team to provide innovative integrated management solutions for private and public-sector clients in the Eastern United States. Charley will be based out of Philadelphia and Premium’s corporate headquarters in New Orleans.


“Charley is a parking industry visionary. He’s excelled by being among the first adopters to combine technology across multiple hardware and software partners to create a seamless, superior customer experience for his clients and parkers. Now, utilizing Premium’s web-based software stack, we’re well positioned to provide industry-leading solutions at a much lower cost,” said Ben Montgomery, President.


Premium Parking is a leading parking management and technology company managing more than 24,000 parking spaces across commercial, hotel, mixed-use, retail, and residential developments throughout the U.S. Premium has continuously expanded their portfolio of clients and helped them increase revenue by providing best-in-class customer experience, integrated with a focused operational strategy and a state-of-the-art technology platform for groups, subscriptions, permit management, reservations and mobile payment.


DeBow most recently served as SVP Sales & Account Management at Parkmobile where he grew the provider’s footprint in major metros including New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and many others across the U.S. Prior to joining Parkmobile, DeBow was Director of Municipal Parking for the Borough of State College, managing both the on-street and off-street operations. Here he architected the first license plate enabled parking ecosystem. He is a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Parking Association as well as a member of the IPI Technology Committee. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Administration of Justice.


About Premium Parking:

Premium Parking was founded by James Huger in 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana with the goal of building not the biggest, but the best parking management company. Premium Parking was created using Jim’s decades of experience in the industry. Today, with a strong focus on developing a professional corporate culture and utilizing the best technology and proven operating systems, Premium has grown to over 140 locations and currently employs more than 650 associates. Now operating in 11 markets across the United States, Premium is poised to bring its operational excellence to a diverse array of industries including commercial, healthcare, residential and retail. In addition to its parking management platform and GLIDEPARCS™ gateless garage and revenue control systems, Premium offers consulting, permit management, analytics, as well as Premium Hospitality, which delivers its signature “Curbside Concierge,” an enlightened approach to valet, bell and concierge services for hotels, restaurants, and retail operators. Premium Mobile Parking® app is available for iPhone or Android, and the company’s proprietary TextPay platform offers parkers the easiest way to pay and reserve parking in Premium’s partner destinations.


Social media: Facebook,Instagram,Twitter,LinkedIn


Premium Parking Contacts:


Charley DeBow, VP Business Development


Brent Paxton, Chief Business Development Officer



Media Contacts:


Jeff Hinson, Marketing Director

Office: 504-717-2408



Bobby Fletcher joins the Control Systems, Inc. (“CSI”) team as a Sales Account Executive for the New York and New Jersey markets

May 16, 2018




Bobby Fletcher joins the Control Systems, Inc. (“CSI”) team as a Sales Account Executive for the New York and New Jersey markets




WEST HARTFORD, CT – Bobby Fletcher has joined the Control Systems, Inc. (“CSI”) team as a Sales Account Executive for the New York and New Jersey markets effective January 2, 2018.  Mr. Fletcher has been in the parking industry for more than ten years and he will be working with Howard Benson the Executive Vice-President of Sales for CSI.  Mr. Fletcher will continue CSI’s tradition of providing a reliable and quality customer experience.



CSI is a proud distributor of TIBA parking systems, providing the highest quality innovative products and service for parking management.  CSI partnered with TIBA to deliver the professional expertise, innovation, and resources of a global player, coupled with the close personal service of a local business.  CSI’s technical expertise in system layout, installation, instruction, and technical equipment repair makes parking profitable and easy to manage.


CSI, organized in 1988, leads in the sales, installation, and service of parking access and revenue control systems from Maine to Virginia.  CSI is headquartered in West Hartford, CT and has additional offices in Piscataway, NJ, Glen Burnie, MD and Orange, CA.  CSI will soon be opening an additional office in the Boston area.  With over three decades of experience CSI delivers everything customers could expect, including outstanding service, twenty-four hour support seven days a week, and value added solutions.  CSI’s success in delivering integrated, turn-key solutions is a result of the passion of its team to deliver innovative technologically, superior products, unparalleled and unequal value, service and support for our customers.  CSI’sgrowing list of satisfied customers includes airports, property management companies, municipalities, hospitals, parking management firms, colleges/universities, and many other businesses.

Passport zooms ahead to hiring vision with VP of product and VP of engineering

May 15, 2018





Passport zooms ahead to hiring vision with VP of product and VP of engineering


Cage, Mapes will help drive innovation, product initiatives




Charlotte, N.C. (May 15, 2018) — Passport announces the hiring of Meredith Cage and Duncan Mapes, the newest staff leaders for the world’s leader in mobile payments in the transportation industry. Cage is the company’s vice president of product and Mapes is the vice president of engineering.


These recruitment efforts are a part of Passport’s initiatives to hire at least 50 employees this year since raising the $43 million Series C investmentfrom Bain Capital Ventures in December. At that time, the company began aggressively seeking the best talent to meet the needs of clients, expand its global reach, and accelerate product growth and innovation. Thus far, the company has addedmore than 20 team members.


Most recently, Cage served as the senior vice president of product strategy and analytics at PeraHealth. After earning her MBA from Harvard Business School, Meredith joined Johnson & Johnson where she led global product and marketing initiatives to commercialize innovative technology. Her earlier roles include a wide range of operational, consulting and financial positions at KPMG and BearingPoint.


“Meredith’s experience will help us further concentrate on our client-focused product development. Her tactical approach to business will allow Passport to meet our clients’ needs in both the short- and long-term,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “Meredith’s strong background in leading product teams in fast-growing organizations will help propel Passport in the years ahead. We’re laying the groundwork now for the possibilities to come.”


Duncan comes onboard from Bank of America, where he worked as the platforms and development operations senior technology manager. Duncan led the development and operationalization of a custom enterprise delivery platform. He also spearheaded the efforts that redefined the processes and automation for one of the top most trafficked websites in America.


“Duncan will be a great asset for our engineering team. He is skilled at recruiting, team building, communicating ideas and execution. He’ll work closely with Meredith to get our products out the door,” said Passport Chief Technology Officer, Brad Powers.


Passport currently has more than 100 employees and has been named one of the fastest growing companies in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal since 2016. The company is now hiring for product managers, product designers, software engineers and many more positions. For more information about these employment opportunities and more, go to



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


 Post-Lite™ from FlexPost Inc.

May 14, 2018



Post-Lite™ from FlexPost Inc. 



FlexPost Inc., headquartered in Holland, Michigan, has introduced a new accessory for its line of flexible sign posts and bollards, the Post-Lite™. The Post-Lite™ is a solar powered light unit that is placed on top of sign posts and bollards to provide lighting to any dark areas in parking lots or other areas that need to be lighted at night. The Post-Lite™ consists of 16 LED solar lights that gives off an amazing 60 lumens of brightness. The rechargeable batteries are easy to access and can be replaced if needed. 



Post-Lite™ is a cost-effective and low maintenance way to provide lighting and increased security for property owners. The Post-Lite™ fits all FlexPost® and FlexPost-XL™ units or any round posts that are 1 5/8” and 2 3/8” in diameter. The Post-Lite™ has a 1-year limited warranty. 


For more information, please visit FlexPost Inc. at or call 616-928-0829 


Rutgers University Chooses NuPark for Parking Efficiency

May 14, 2018



Rutgers University Chooses NuPark for Parking Efficiency




NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 14, 2018  — Rutgers University has announced its decision to choose parking management software leader NuPark to elevate the school’s parking services. NuPark’s enhanced system brings license plate recognition (LPR) technology, virtual permitting, and advanced data analytics to Rutgers in order to create more effective, future-focused processes for the complex, multi-campus parking program.


“We are a small department that serves well over 90,000 students, faculty, and staff,” said Jack E. Molenaar, Senior Director, Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. “We selected NuPark because they meet our needs for greater efficiency with our limited department resources.”

NuPark’s cloud-based software manages permitting, enforcement, appeals, and events and seamlessly integrates with other campus systems. Rutgers’ Parking Services team will use 10 vehicles equipped with mobile LPR and six fixed-LPR camera locations for enforcement. The real-time data extracted from the LPR system will provide comprehensive, parking-utilization analytics, which will allow them to not only count cars, but also to identify where and when parking permissions are being used. Rutgers will be able to use this information to better utilize their lots, manage traffic flow, create added convenience for their parkers, and make informed decisions for their future.  “Transportation is deeply intertwined with the University Physical Master Plan. The data we glean from the new system will aid our growth plans,” added Molenaar. Transportation Services is a unit of Rutgers Division of Institutional Planning and Operations.

Jim Leida, VP of Sales and Marketing for NuPark, says, “Rutgers has taken a truly forward-thinking approach to parking services. They are moving to the latest technologies that will provide them with a wide variety of tools to better serve the campus community.”


About Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’spreeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Institutional Planning and Operations (IP&O) is Rutgers University’s largest business division. With 2,700 employees, the division’s stated purpose is to create an evolving, safe, and inviting environment to advance the institutional mission. IP&O includes University Public Safety, Planning Development and Design, University Facilities, Business Services, Office of Codes and Standards, and Strategic Services. The division manages 27 million square feet of space, some 6,073 acres, 1,001 buildings, runs the largest housing system in the country with 19,000 beds, and the second largest transit system in the state.



NuPark, Inc. provides the leading smart parking management platform designed to help parking professionals deliver amazing and convenient parking experiences. With over 260 years of combined experience, NuPark is built by parking professionals for parking professionals and is setting the innovation agenda for parking technology. Its open, cloud-based solution streamlines and automates the process of managing, selling, and enforcing parking. By integrating license plate recognition (LPR) technology, real-time data syncing, electronic permitting, payments, citations, and appeals into one platform, NuPark offers a comprehensive parking management solution which optimizes all aspects of a complex parking operation. Headquartered in Cedar Park, TX, NuPark serves as a trusted provider with customers in a variety of industries including higher education, municipalities, private operations, commercial retail establishments and transit authorities across the country. Contact NuPark for more information at



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BestParking Unveils a New and Improved App

May 11, 2018


BestParking Unveils a New and Improved App




Chicago, May 11, 2018 –BestParking, a wholly owned subsidiary of ParkWhiz and #1 Rated Parking app, is unveiling a new and improved consumer app, making it even easier for drivers to find and book parking, and to connect millions of drivers to open parking spaces. The enhanced app includes several new features:



  • Drivers can save money by reserving parking for free through the app in advance and can cancel the bookings up until the start time without claiming garage coupons.
  • All information is now securely stored in one convenient place, with easy access to payment info, frequent parking locations and parking passes.
  • Reporting for ParkWhiz and BestParking are now combined, making month-end reconciliations simple and easy.
  • App features a simpler user experience by highlighting bookable, off-street parking options.
  • The app still allows users to compare reservable locations to non-reservable locations as well.
  • The new app links directly to the device’s mapping app for easy, hands-free navigation to the garage.


“We wanted to create a smoother and simpler experience for the legions of loyal BestParking users throughout North America, eliminating barriers like the reservation fee for New York City drivers, combining reporting functions for ParkWhiz and BestParking seller partners, and improving the overall sales flow,” said Elizabeth Lindemulder, VP of Product at ParkWhiz and BestParking. “These improvements are the first in a series users should expect to see over the coming months.”


The updated app is rolling out to iOS and Android users in the coming days.


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