PARKCLOUD EXPANDS SHAREHOLDER BASE AS IT BOLSTERS GROWTH PLANS

July 20, 2018

 

 

PARKCLOUD EXPANDS SHAREHOLDER BASE AS IT BOLSTERS GROWTH PLANS

 

 

 

Following a successful decade in business, ParkCloud has solidified its position as a market leading parking reservation provider, with a significant announcement today regarding the company’s future growth plans.

 

 

 

ParkCloud will be expanding its shareholder base with investment partner, Mercia Fund Managers, allowing the company to move forward with a new ownership structure.

 

Mercia Fund Managers’ equity stake, which has been invested through funding from its £45.1million EV Growth II Fund, will enable co-founders Joe Kennedy and Mark Pointon to step down, and founder and current Managing Director Mark Pegler to focus on the continued growth of the company as majority shareholder.

 

Commenting on ParkCloud’s new commercial structure, Mark Pegler, said:

 

“This year we celebrate ParkCloud’s 10th birthday, over which time we’ve established the ParkCloud brand and created a significant presence in a wide spectrum of markets: this coincides well with what will be a step change for the company, as we enter our second decade. Having Mercia Fund Managers on board for the next exciting phase of our business is really going to help accelerate our growth.

 

“First and foremost, we remain dedicated to our team, customers and suppliers, with our new structure supporting our plans to explore new technologies, further enhancing the booking journey for our global network.”

 

Wayne Thomas, who leads the EV Growth team, said:

 

“ParkCloud is the leading independent aggregator of its type and stands out within the industry due to its size and international reach. The business is well-positioned within the expanding travel market and has the potential for much further growth. This investment will allow Mark to pursue his growth strategy. We look forward to working with him as he continues to build the business.”

 

ParkCloud was established in 2008, and to date, is an award-winning, online parking reservation provider working with car park operators and brand partners across 42 countries.

 

To find out more about ParkCloud, please visit www.parkcloud.com.

 

Mark Pegler CEO of ParkCloud

Mark Pegler (beard), CEO of ParkCloud, with Jill Williams and Matt Molyneux of Mercia

 

About ParkCloud

ParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days.

 

When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event.

 

ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid.

 

Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 42 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most.

 

This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide.

 

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade

http://www.parkcloud.com

 

Amano McGann Expands On-Street Division Support

July 18, 2018

 

 

Amano McGann Expands On-Street Division Support

 

 

 

July 18, 2018 – Roseville, Minnesota – Amano McGann, a leader in the parking industry, provides robust solutions for a variety of applications including Multi-Space Meters (MSM) for the on-street market. To bolster support in that sector, Amano McGann is actively hiring and promoting individuals with industry know-how and records of professional distinction.

 

 

Dave Witts recently joined Amano McGann as the MSM Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern Coast. He is a 20-year veteran of the parking industry with a solid foundation in the on-street market. He held a variety of hands-on and managerial positions while working with Schlumberger Technologies (now Parkeon). No stranger to Metric products, Dave worked for the company from 2007 through 2012 where he was responsible for all aspects of Metric’s North American division and was a member of their Board of Directors. After his tenure with Metric, Dave joined Creditcall to oversee their North American division.

 

Witts will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships and growing Amano McGann’s On-Street Division in the Eastern Region. “Dave is a valuable addition to our On-Street team; his experience and knowledge of the industry allows him to hit the street running,” said Amano McGann Vice President of Business Development, Bryan Blackwell.“He will support both Amano McGann branch offices and our dealer partners by exploring opportunities and mentoring staff about the on-street sector.”

 

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 www.amanomcgann.com.

SKIDATA announces completion of city-wide installation in Scranton, Pennsylvania

July 18, 2018

 

 

SKIDATA announces completion of city-wide installation in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

 

 

New Brunswick, NJ July 18th, 2018 SKIDATA, Inc. Announces The Completion of the 6 Car-Park Installation for The City of Scranton, PA with ABM Parking Services. 

 

 

SKIDATA’s first installation in Pennsylvania’s “Electric City” has been completed. The 6 garages all managed by ABM Parking Services include a total of 33 lanes of equipment and 11 POF’s. Above and beyond the advanced SKIDATA hardware, the city’s residents and visitors benefit from the implementation of the SKIDATA web-based soutions sweb.Validate, sweb.Contract, and sweb.Reports. A unique application of sweb.Contract allows Crunch Fitness to manage their members’ parking access in real time conveniently using their existing gym membership tag to access parking facilities adjacent to the fitness center. 

 

 SKIDATA’s Project Management team worked alongside ABM and the city to design and implement a high speed point to point network for the new parking system. The wireless network avoided the disruption and costs of a complicated fiber installation. The result is a state of the art hardware and software solution backed by a super-fast reliable network. 

The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania is experiencing a surge in growth and redevelopment and SKIDATA is proud to be involved in not only a contractor basis but also in the capacity of a consultative partnership to assist in this growth process. As part of the extended maintenance contract SKIDATA will maintain a team in the region to directly support the customer as well as future installations throughout the city. 

SKIDATA is excited about this long-term relationship with ABM and the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania and looks forward to future opportunities. 

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. 

 

About SKIDATA 

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions. 

Contact: Matthew Gooley From: SKIDATA, Inc. 

Email: Matt.Gooley@Skidata.com 

Website: www.SKIDATA.com

 A very special first: Launch of the three new DESIGNA pay stations: Pay Coinless, Pay Cashless and Pay Cash & Card 

July 18, 2018

 

 

 

A very special first: Launch of the three new DESIGNA pay stations 

Pay Coinless, Pay Cashless and Pay Cash & Card 

 

 

 

Kiel, 2018-07-18, Welcome to the new face of the BlueEdition product family . The three new DESIGNA pay stations – Pay Coinless, Pay Cashless and Pay Cash & Card – prove that technical re-quirements and sophisticated design go hand in hand. The special feature: the new pay stations are specifically developed to meet the demand for payment options that are currently desired by the operator. 

Instead of simply having one fully equipped pay station which involves the operating company having to make compromises if it for example wishes only to accept coinless payments, DESIGNA now offers three pre-defined pay stations with separate performance profiles for every payment need. All three new pay stations – Pay Cashless, Pay Coinless and Pay Cash & Card – are designed for processing tick-ets and cards with magnetic strip and barcode technology. They are compact in design and architec-ture, available in different operating heights and optionally equipped with NFC readers. The intuitive-ly designed user interface ensures a smooth payment process for car park customers. 

Pay Cashless: Being able to pay for parking conveniently, without cash, makes a significant contribu-tion in improving customer satisfaction. With the cashless solution from DESIGNA, operators can offer their customers a secure transmission of customer payment data and reduce the expense of cash handling. 

Pay Coinless: The coinless solution shortens the payment process by handling bank notes and credit cards exclusively. Thus, providing less stress and greater customer satisfaction. 

Pay Cash & Card: The all-in-one pay station provides full device architecture and functionality. All payment transactions, whether with cash, debit/credit cards or cashless can be performed. Thus, all requirements to a fully-equipped car park management system can be fulfilled. 

Additional information: 

DESIGNA Verkehrsleittechnik 

Faluner Weg 3 

24109 Kiel, Germany 

Phone +49 431-5336-0 

www.designa.com 

ABM Partners with Navy Pier to Provide Parking Management Services at Chicago’s Iconic Lakefront Destination

July 17, 2018

 

ABM Partners with Navy Pier to Provide Parking Management Services at Chicago’s Iconic Lakefront Destination

 

 

 

NEW YORK, July 17, 2018  — ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, has been contracted to provide parking services to Navy Pier, one of the top-attended destinations in the Midwest. Under the agreement, ABM will provide parking management services for Navy Pier’s onsite parking facilities, comprising more than 1,500 parking spaces in total, as well as support in implementation of planned updates to parking revenue control equipment and signage within the facilities.

 

 

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the leading nonprofit cultural destinations in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming more than 9 million guests annually. Now in its second century, the Pier is in the midst of a bold, multi-year redevelopment project that has resulted in the opening of the iconic Centennial Wheel, the 13-acre Polk Bros Park, and most recently, the new Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, featuring dozens of options in dining, retail, entertainment and attractions. The Pier has yet to unveil its Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion this August, a 220-room hotel in 2020, among other exciting new renovations.

 

“Navy Pier is an integral part of the fabric of Chicago,” said Arnold Klauber, SVP of Parking, ABM. “We are excited to partner with this popular Midwest destination to help make the guest experience more seamless, and leverage our industry expertise to meet the unique demands of their operations.”

“As the People’s Pier, Navy Pier remains committed to finding ways to continue enhancing its guest experience and delivering quality service across the board, from arrival to departure,” said Brian Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, Navy Pier. “We look forward to working with ABM, a parking solutions provider with a proven track record in successfully managing large-scale facilities, and utilizing their resources and expertise to improve the parking and overall guest experience at the Pier.”

The partnership with Navy Pier expands ABM’s footprint in the Chicago Metro area, as well as its national parking services portfolio.

For more information about ABM parking services, visit https://www.abm.com/parking-transportation/.

 

CONNECT WITH ABM

 

ABOUT ABM

ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5.5 billion and more than 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes – from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

 

ABOUT NAVY PIER

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the top-attended nonprofit cultural destinations in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming more than 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. In 2018, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including the Fifth Third Bank Family PavilionPeoples Energy Welcome Pavilion, 220-room hotel and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. For more information, visit www.navypier.org or download the free Navy Pier app for Android and iOS device users.

 

CONTACT

ABM:
Alex Varjan
(212) 297-9737
alex.varjan@abm.com

Susie A. Choi
(212) 297-9721
susie.choi@abm.com

Navy Pier:
Payal Patel
(312) 595-5073
ppatel@navypier.org

 

Mobile Smart City Pango Opens 9 New Locations

July 17, 2018

 

 

 

Mobile Smart City Pango Opens 9 New Locations

 

 

 

Mobile Smart City Pango hasnow completed the implentation of Pango Mobile Pay and Zeus Enforcement in 9 new locations in Maryland and 2 in Virginia including one in Alexandria. Director of Operations Cody Yates believes “the New Pango business model, strong ethic’s and the advanced parking management solutions that can now be delivered by Pango has revitalized Pango” Cody continues, “over the last 6 months we have added 16 new locations and will continue focusing on expansion and execution”.

 

 

Mobile Smart City Corporation powered by Pango provides Smart Cities and Enterprises with a suite of mobile Solutions and Services, including parking payment, tax payment, enforcement, mobile ticketing, transit payment, local advertising and more.

For more information please contact:

Marc Tulloch

1-844-726-4644

mtulloch@mobilesmart.city

 

About Mobile Smart City.

Mobile Smart City isthe Fintech company providing mobile payment services for parking, transit, ride-hail and other city services. Its offerings include mobile payments, enforcement, permits, navigation, and smart routing. Mobile Smart Citypowered by Pangooffers real time enforcement and traffic analytics and is available in more than 60 cities worldwide, serving more than one million active accounts. Invented in 1997, US Patent No. 5,940,481. With its Corporate Headquarters based in Miami, Florida, Mobile Smart Citypowered by Pango has introduced first- of-its-kind technology in the United States; it has been in use since 2006.

For more information:  www.mypango.com

 

 

Meter Feeder CEO Speaks to African-American Coders at All Star Code

July 16, 2018

 

 

Meter Feeder CEO Speaks to African-American Coders at All Star Code

 

 

 

Pittsburgh (PA)Meter Feeder CEO Jim Gibbs was invited to speak at the non-profit All Star Codelast week. All Star Code is a New York City based non-profit that teaches African-American and Latino teenage boys how to code with the goal of turning them into entrepreneurs. The event took place on July 12th at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education in partnership with Chatham University. This was the second year that All Star Code hosted their camps in Pittsburgh.

 

 

Mr. Gibbs met with the students during the week of classes and discussed what it’s like being a programmer and entrepreneur. He discussed his experiences that led him to his current success. He shared his challenges throughout his life and career and how the students can overcome challenges of their own. The talk ended with advice on how to become future tech leaders and a question and answer session.

 

The City of Pittsburgh was chosen as a new city of All Star Code in 2017 thanks to its continued efforts to becoming a tech focused city since the decline of the steel industry. Amazon is even considering a new headquarters in the city. After the event, Mr. Gibbs had this to say, “It was great seeing a group of intelligent and energetic young men focused on building careers in an area that they are passionate about. I’m humbled that they would invite me to do something like this, and I’m excited to help out any way that I can in the future.” He hopes that All Star Code continues to operate in Pittsburgh.

 

Learn more about Meter Feeder at www.meterfeeder.com

 

 

PARKCLOUD’S GENERAL MANAGER JOINS ITALIAN PARKING ASSOCIATION BOARD 

July 16, 2018

 

 

PARKCLOUD’S GENERAL MANAGER JOINS ITALIAN PARKING ASSOCIATION BOARD

 

 

European online parking reservation leader,  ParkCloud, has today announced that its General Manager, Valentina Moise, has been appointed to the board of the Italian Parking Association – AiPark.

 

Native to Italy, Valentina joins 13 other members to make up the board of councillors, which consists of representatives from both Italian car park operators and suppliers to the industry.

 

Following an initial nomination, Valentina attended AiPark’s annual meeting, which this year presided at the culmination of its Pdays event, where one of the agenda points was to vote in the new board.

 

With just nine places to fill from a possible 20 nominations – and Valentina the only woman represented amongst the nominees – each potential member gave a presentation to the existing board to demonstrate their competences for the role.

 

As a newly nominated member of the board, Valentina – along with the other members – will oversee the association’s budgets and strategies, as well as tackle issues that face the sector and promote initiatives aimed at developing the parking industry.

 

Having been with ParkCloud – which is currently nominated for Best Airport Parking Operator in the British Travel Awards – for over seven years, Valentina has been integral to the company’s expansion and development, with her background in anthropology and teaching proving invaluable to furthering the company’s international coverage.

 

Speaking about her appointment, Valentina Moise of ParkCloud, said: “I am honoured to be appointed onto AiPark’s board, following tough competition from a strong list of nominees.

 

“Working within a fast-paced, online company like ParkCloud has given me a great insight into how our industry is evolving and the issues we’re likely to face in the near future, and I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with the AiPark board and its members.”

 

No stranger to industry recognition, in 2015 Valentina was named as one of the National Parking Association’s (NPA) 40 Under 40; an award that recognises the contribution of younger parking professionals to an industry that is being driven by innovation and new ideas.

 

To vote for ParkCloud in this year’s British Travel Awards, please click here.

 

About ParkCloud

 

ParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days.

 

When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event.

 

ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid.

 

Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 42 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most.

 

This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide.

 

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade

http://www.parkcloud.com

 

Macon-Bibb County launches new parking management system with Passport

July 13, 2018

 

 

 

Macon-Bibb County launches new parking management system
with Passport


Mobile parking, permits and citation management platform available in Macon-Bibb

 

 

 

Macon-Bibb, Ga. (July 13, 2018) — Macon-Bibb County announces the launch of a new end-to-end parking solution that allows drivers to pay for their parking through their smartphones, a citation management platform and digital permit options for residents. The parking solution is completely powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport. The system will streamline the County’s parking operations providing more accuracy and convenience to both the County 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 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, the county has the ability to track enforcement officers in real time, pull ticket density reports and analyze parking patterns to continuously improve transportation in the County. Passport’s powerful back end portal provides real-time reporting and analytics for the County to make data-driven decisions regarding Macon-Bibb’s parking.

 

“All of our data points are connected in one place offering real-time analytics for parking, citations and permits,” said Ben Steffen, Territory Manager, Lanier Parking Solutions. “The technology Passport provides supports us on all sides. This platform provides more accuracy and tools to manage our transportation efforts.”

 

“At Passport, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a seamless parking platform that can meet the needs of our clients,” said Passport Sales Director Kelsey Owens. “The technology we provide works congruently to monitor with real-time data, giving clients the upperhand in transportation information.”

 

Drivers can download the free PassportParking app from the App Storeand Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at ppprk.com. Annual residential permits are available with 24/7 access at maconbibbpermits.rmcpay.com.

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 passportinc.com.

 

ParkMobile Now Available in City of Ames

July 12, 2018

 

 

 

ParkMobile Now Available in City of Ames

 

 

 

The ParkMobile app will allow customers to pay for parking from their mobile devices in Ames

 

 

Ames, IA – July 12, 2018 – ParkMobile, LLC and the city of Ames have partnered to offer users a smarter way to park. The app will allow customers to pay for parking straight from their mobile devices. Users can additionally use the app toshow on-street parking availability.

ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutionsin the US, is now available in Ames.

To use ParkMobile, customers can register for free through the app for iPhone,Androidor online at Parkmobile.IO. After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. The app accepts all major credit card providers as well as Apple Pay, Chase Pay, Masterpass and Visa Checkout. Additionally, ParkMobile provides a wallet option to allow future discounted parking transactions to be deducted from their balance instead of getting individually charged to a credit card.

As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with 10 million people using ParkMobile’s services over 60 million times per year across 350 cities, ParkMobile is excited to make a difference leveraging our large network of users.

 

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of parking solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and garage parking without having to use a meter or kiosk.  Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro areas, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking.  ParkMobile was recently named by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 winner, recognizing the fastest growing technology companies in North America. For more information, visit Parkmobile.IO or @Parkmobile on Twitter.

 

ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

City of Ames Contact: Brad Becker, City of Ames, bbecker@city.ames.ia.us

 

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