Parking Reservation Software Announces New Website Launch 

September 25, 2018

 

 

 

Parking Reservation Software Announces New Website Launch 

 

 

The innovative website reflects the company’s technology focus and gives visitors rich insight into the future of parking. 

 

 

Tampa, FL, September 25, 2018 – Parking Reservation Software, a leading provider of parking management software, announced today the launch of a new website. The newly designed website offers sleek design, efficient navigation, and quick and easy access to information on its robust parking management software technology and marketing services. 

 The new website reflects the company’s journey from a parking reservation system to a sophisticated and fully functional plug-and-play parking management software platform featuring smartLUIS technology, a central reservation system (CRS) built exclusively for parking, revenue management functionality, contract/monthly parking, loyalty program and more, all in real time. Customer and Operator demos are readily available for instant viewing on the site, giving potential clients a snapshot of the user experience. 

The new Parking Reservation Software website also rolls out a new product RezParc, serving independent and multi-location operators in the off-airport, off-cruise port, urban and hospitality space. RezParc complements the existing product RezPort that serves large, public facilities in the airport, cruise port, municipality and urban sector. 

“Our parking management technology is the best in the industry and we are excited to share our products more effectively on the new website. The site reflects a two-year culmination of strategic effort,” says Parking Reservation Software CEO Bill Plamondon, “and demonstrates our leadership in the rapidly growing parking technology sector.” 

Garnering new partners and PARCS integrations over the past two years, Parking Reservation Software is well positioned to fulfill the company mission of “bringing the power of technology to the Parking Industry today”. 

For more information, visit us here. 

 

About Parking Reservation Software 

Parking Reservation Software is a scalable parking software solution for privately owned or government entity parking operations. Built to help operations run smoothly, increase reservations through marketing services, and enhance customer experience, Parking Reservation Software is a plug-and-play, real time, comprehensive solution for any size parking operation. See more here. 

 

Bomel Construction: Pala Casino, Spa and Resort enlarges parking structure

September 21, 2018

 

 

 

Bomel Construction: Pala Casino, Spa and Resort enlarges parking structure, adds gaming area, casino, bars and restaurants in the first two phases of its $170-million expansion and renovation

 

 

 

PALA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018––Billboards promoting an all-you-can-eat lobster buffet and upcoming entertainers at Pala Casino, Spa and Resort recently dotted both sides of Interstate 15 in the Temecula Valley.

 

 

Summer may be ending this week, but the start of the season welcomed a larger and renovated Pala Casino, Spa and Resort on Highway 76 in San Diego County, about 13 miles southeast of Temecula.

Two construction phases

The first phase of construction was completed in May. It included Bomel Construction’s vertical expansion of a multi-level parking structure and an expanded pool/entertainment area. New amenities include: five pools, two large hot tubs, a new poolside bar and restaurant, 14 luxurious cabanas and a variety of lounging spaces with fireplaces.

“Our ability to exponentially expand and refresh Pala Casino, Spa and Resort is a true testament to, not only the growth of Pala, but also to the thriving economy and the continued strength of the gaming industry in California,” said Robert Smith, chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the facility’s owner and operator.

New casino, gaming areas, restaurant and bar

The second phase was completed at the end of June. It included a new 15,000-square-foot, glass-walled, smoke-free casino; the new Marquis Bar, the centerpiece of a new 10,000-square-foot gaming area; and the expanded Luis Rey’s restaurant and lounge.

Still to come in the $170-million expansion and renovation plan is construction of a 348-room hotel tower and a complete remodeling of the resort’s existing hotel. When construction is completed next year, Pala will feature 853 rooms, including 104 suites and 749 deluxe rooms.

This is the third major expansion in Pala’s 17-year history.

“As in the past, we expect elements of this expansion and upgrade to be unique to our property and to set new resort standards,” said Pala CEO Bill Bembenek.

Pala’s expansion and renovation projects will create 400 construction jobs and, once complete, add about 200 jobs to Pala’s current roster of 2,000 employees.

Bomel Construction adds three levels to parking garage

Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction, widely regarded as the dean of parking construction in the West, seamlessly added three levels and 416 stalls to the original 541-stall, four-level garage that it built for Pala 15 years ago. The result is a 957-stall, seven-level parking structure located next to the hotel’s main entrance. The garage accommodates current guests and will provide parking stalls for guests staying in the new hotel tower.

Bomel Construction successfully completed the complex garage expansion amid hundreds of guests moving about the property and multiple construction projects taking place at the same time.

“The parking structure was completely closed except for the first few weeks when we accommodated some parking on the upper levels as we performed soft demo at the bottom level,” said Bomel District Manager Mike Lucio, who served as project executive for the Pala parking structure expansion.

Bomel expanded existing foundation and bearing capacity elements to accommodate the weight of three additional decks and up to an additional 416 vehicles. The project was completed within an eight-month construction schedule to coincide with the opening of the new pools and outdoor entertainment area.

“It was a huge undertaking,” said Bomel Project Manager Adam Perrington, who is overseeing several other projects in San Diego County.

Soft soil conditions required the drilling to bedrock of 243 micro piles ranging from 25 feet to 60 feet in depth during a 13-week period of the construction schedule. About half of the schedule was spent drilling the micro piles and enlarging existing pile caps to support the additional weight.

Bomel also installed large exterior signage and a new lighting system designed to improve energy efficiency and guest safety.

Bomel team praised for its performance

“Everything turned out well; we were finished ahead of schedule,” Lucio said. “The owner’s representative was very pleased and wants us to do the structural concrete work for construction of the new hotel tower.”

In addition to Lucio and Perrington, Bomel’s project team included Danny Mitchell, project engineer; Rob Warner, project superintendent; and Manny Mendoza, project foreman.

Rimas Rudys, project manager for International Parking Design, the architect for the parking structure expansion, appreciated Bomel’s professionalism and attention to detail.

“They’re good. They take their time,” Rudys said of Bomel’s team after the project was completed.

Bomel Construction has been building parking structures and providing concrete contracting services for nearly 50 years for a wide range of developers and property owners, including those in the hotel-casino industry. Bomel’s overall portfolio of projects includes multi-level garages at many of the major gaming venues throughout California and Nevada. Recent projects include the completion of a 3,200-stall design-build parking structure for MGM Resorts International’s T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Two years ago, Bomel completed a 1,425-stall parking garage for the expanded Hollywood Park Casino, the first vertical structure in a massive redevelopment of the former Hollywood Park Racetrack, property that will include a multibillion-dollar football stadium for the Los Angeles Rams and an adjacent retail-residential-entertainment-hospitality village.

 

ABOUT PALA CASINO, SPA AND RESORT: The complexincludes a Las Vegas-style casino with 2,000 slot machines, 80 table games and 15 poker tables; a 507-room hotel; a 10,000-square-foot, full-service spa and salon that features 14 treatment rooms; a state-of-the-art fitness center; swimming pool with 12 private poolside cabanas, and dual-temperature outdoor whirlpool hot tub.  Pala also has 11 restaurants and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.  Pala Casino, Spa and Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond Award winner for 12 consecutive years. The Pala RV Resort offers 100 parking sites for RVs and trailers from 55 to 70 feet and full-service amenities. For more information, visit www.palacasino.com.

 

ABOUT THE PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS: The federally recognized tribe’s reservation is located along the Palomar Mountainrange, approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians.

 

 

ABOUT BOMEL CONSTRUCTION: Established in 1970, Irvine, Calif.-based Bomel Construction Co. Inc. is widely regarded as the dean of design-build parking structure construction in the western United States and one of the largest concrete contractors in the nation. It placed 117th on Engineering News-Record’s national ranking of the largest specialty contractors in 2017. In addition to its award-winning parking structure portfolio, Bomel is a one-stop source for all concrete construction needs. The company maintains a highly skilled staff for its in-house structural, architectural and site concrete divisions. Bomel works directly for property owners, developers and general contractors. Its portfolio of work includes a wide range of projects built at large, well-known casino-resorts, shopping malls, office buildings, mass transit centers, airports, universities and community colleges.  For more information: Bomel Construction Co. Inc., 96 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606. Phone: 714-921-1660. Web site: www.bomelconstruction.com.

 

TimHaahs’ MGM Springfield Casino Resort Garage Celebrates Grand Opening

September 18, 2018

 

 

TimHaahs’ MGM Springfield Casino Resort Garage Celebrates Grand Opening

 

 

On August 24, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs) celebrated the grand opening of the new MGM Springfield Casino Resort parking facility in Springfield, MA.

 

The new must-see attraction celebrated its official opening with a procession down the resort’s Main Street. MGM features a wide-range of activities including numerous shopping destinations, restaurants, a full-service spa, a bowling alley, arcade, movie theater, and Topgolf Swing Suite. TimHaahs designed the resort’s new 3400-space parking facility. The garage complements the design of the casino, and provides a safe, convenient, and attractive first impression to visitors of the resort.

 

The garage valet pick-up & drop-off area is comprised of seven lanes, all finished in a red brick stamped concrete pattern. The columns, shearwalls, valet office, and walls adjacent to the casino entrance are also covered with an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) to further articulate the area to create a sense of place within the garage footprint.

 

To emphasize this placemaking effort, a suspended ceiling extends across the valet area lanes and acts as the red-carpet welcome mat to the casino entrance. Articulated with random length planks of aluminum with a faux wood finish and “Edison style” exposed filament LED bulbs, the space sets the stage for the dramatic casino interior.

 

TimHaahs Project Manager Noli Alarcon stated “Looking around, you can see the sense of accomplishment on the faces of everyone who put their effort and hard work into this project. Seeing the finished product is amazing, as you get to look back and see where you started and how far you’ve come.”

 

The TimHaahs team is honored to have been part of a greater effort to revitalize the historic downtown area.

 

Fulham Exec to Address International LED professional Symposium on Safety, Security, and Connected Emergency Lighting

September 18, 2018

 

Fulham Exec to Address International LED professional Symposium on
Safety, Security, and Connected Emergency Lighting

 

 

 

Fulham’s Jeremy Ludyjan, LC, to speak on need to verify emergency lighting readiness and new technologies to enable connected lighting management.

 

 

 

 

 

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – September 18, 2018 – At LpS 2018, the eighth International LED professional Symposium being held in Bregenz, Austria, September 25-27, Jeremy Ludyjan, LC, Senior Director, Field Marketing for Fulham Co., Inc., will present a session entitled, “Connected Emergency Lighting – Safety and Security in Controls and Emergency Lighting.” Ludyjan’s presentation will explore changes in emergency lighting safety standards and maintenance and the role of new IoT-enabled LEDs in emergency lighting diagnostics as part of building automation.

 

There was a time when building managers could walk to an emergency fixture, press a button, and  see the status of an emergency light. With more buildings being retrofitted with cost-effective LED lighting, there is now an opportunity to upgrade emergency lighting, combine emergency and conventional LED luminaires, and create a larger connected ecosystem that provides streamlined light tests and automatic reports. Using sensors built into emergency lighting and connected using wired or wireless controls, scheduled diagnostic and real-time reports reveal more about emergency lighting operation, such as battery health, temperature, power consumption, and overall luminaire readiness.

 

“Emergency lighting maintenance is a key factor in building safety but it is often overlooked,” said Ludyjan. “Incidents have happened in numerous worldwide locations, including Europe, where faulty emergency lighting likely increased the causalities. Adding connectivity and intelligence to emergency lighting systems is a simple way to go beyond safety code compliance and integrate emergency lighting controls into a larger smart building ecosystem.”

 

Adding shared sensors to connected emergency lighting systems adds another layer of building intelligence. For example, sensors can monitor heat to identify the location of a fire, determine occupancy to locate people trapped in an emergency, or even use audio sensors to detect an active shooter or terrorist threat. Intelligence from sensors also can be used to illuminate safe exit routes, directing occupants away from a fire or the source of an emergency.

Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has been actively research and developing new ways to integrate LED luminaires into smart building infrastructures. The company has recently demonstrated LED luminaires that can be networked using Bluetooth mesh or Power over Ethernet.

 

Fulham offers a full line of LED emergency lighting systems, including exit signs, emergency lighting retrofit kits, and combination LED luminaires and emergency drivers. For more information, visit www.fulham.com.

 

About Fulham

Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

 

ParkMobile Hits 10 Million Users and Ranks on Inc. 5000

September 18, 2018

 

 

ParkMobile Hits 10 Million Users and Ranks on Inc. 5000

 

 

 

ParkMobile recently achieved a significant milestone, surpassing 10 million users.  Launched in 2008, the company’s growth has accelerated in recent years with ParkMobile now adding about 1 million users every 80 days. Today, approximately 1 in 20 drivers in the U.S. has registered with ParkMobile, and the app ranks #3 in the “Navigation” category of the Apple App Store, just behind Google Maps and Waze.

 

 

ParkMobile’s user growth has been driven by its expanding footprint across North America and innovative new functionality, including event reservations, the ability to find and pay for electronic vehicle charging, and the on-street parking availability feature that helps drivers quickly navigate to open spots in their area. So far in 2018, ParkMobile has expanded into several major markets including Tampa, FL, Berkeley, CA, and Tulsa, OK, as well as adding over 1,000 new parking garages to its reservations inventory.  Coming up in September this year, ParkMobile will roll out in Alexandria, VA, making it easier to pay for parking with one app across the entire DC metro area including Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Arlington and Washington, DC.

This rapid growth is a key reason why ParkMobile was just named to the Inc. 5000, recognizing America’s fastest-growing private companies.

“We are very excited about the growth trajectory of our company, and more importantly, that drivers can now use just one app to park nearly everywhere they go across the U.S.,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “It took us 6 years to reach our first million users. Now we are adding a million new users every few months. With approximately 1 in 20 U.S. drivers registered for ParkMobile, it is a clear sign that smart mobility solutions have moved beyond ‘early adopters’ and now have broad appeal to consumers everywhere. We look forward to adding our next 10 million users in the very near future.”

 

About ParkMobile

 

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility 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 3,000 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 has been named to the Deloitte Fast 500, the ACG Georgia Fast 40 and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list. Additionally, the company recently won Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobileon Twitter.

 

Passport upgrades mobility platform with $5M investment: Company invests in mobility platform to help cities manage parking, scooters and rideshare services

September 18, 2018

 

 

 

Company invests in mobility platform to help cities manage parking, scooters and rideshare services

 

 

 

Passport upgrades mobility platform with $5M investment

 

 

 

Charlotte, N.C. (September 18, 2018) — New modes of shared transportation, from ridesharing to dockless scooters, hold promise for improving how citizens move around their cities, but cities across North America need new tools and systems to effectively manage these emergent modes of transportation. Passport, the global leader in mobility solutions, has set out to partner with municipalities to create a bridge between city infrastructure, like curb space, and private sector mobility companies that interact with people using that space. The company is announcing today a $5M investment to expand the Passport Platform, which helps connect multiple modes of transportation and payments, and provides a way for cities to understand, manage, and collaborate with an increasingly complex ecosystem of mobility services.

 

“We have heard from hundreds of cities across the world – our own clients and prospective clients – and they told us they continue to struggle to manage their curbside assets and create an environment that can handle, and even encourage, new modes of transportation,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “That’s why we developed the Passport Platform, which helps municipalities connect their mobility data, extract insights about the utilization of public space, and provide an interface to make and communicate operational changes in real time across each connected system. This can dramatically improve a city’s ability to accommodate the rapid pace of on-street innovation and makes it simpler and more predictable to deploy new technologies to improve urban mobility. It also enables them to better serve the people in their communities.”

 

With over 50 existing integrations into some of the largest mobility technologies, Passport has deep experience bringing it all together. With this new investment, the company is looking to bolster its platform and enable cities to connect additional services, such as rideshare, dockless scooter and bike services, as well as any other new technologies that are introduced in the future such as autonomous vehicles.

 

“Municipalities need to build solutions that anticipate the future and new technologies that might be introduced tomorrow,” explained Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Data Smart City Solutions Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and former Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis. “City officials will be continuously challenged to manage the issues that new services, such as Bird and Uber, bring to their cities. As companies introduce these technologies often without a formalized partnership with the city or path to compliant entry, they create pressure on cities to adapt to the demands of the market. Cities need their own dynamic platform in order to respond to these new services which will help officials assemble information, seamlessly integrate new technology quickly, and manage everything in real time on their own terms.”

 

For example, one of the biggest challenges that cities currently face is how they can manage the sudden influx of dockless scooters and bikes. While citizens tend to adopt them as an easy way to get around cities, these micro-mobility services cause unforeseen issues as they vie for valuable sidewalk and curbside space. Without the ability to provide a scalable path to compliant entry into their cities, city leaders are stuck in the middle trying to reactively manage it all. Most of these cities, including San Francisco, Portland, and Oklahoma City, have been forced, for the sake of speed and simplicity, to implement permit regulations for these modes, which don’t allow the cities to incentivize the appropriate use of public space or optimize for congestion relief or bad air days in real time. However, these medallion-like programs are proving to not be the most effective way to regulate these services, and leaders are already calling for more of a parking-focused solution instead.

 

“Like other forms of transportation, one of the best-proven ways to manage micro-mobility services will be the implementation of parking-like rules and policies like cities use for on-street parking. Paid parking systems are well-understood, effective, proportional, and flexible,” explained Youakim. “At Passport, we have deep expertise, having already helped over 450 clients manage business rules, collect payment, and ensure compliance through our platform. The same framework makes it easier for cities and mobility providers to work together to come up with mutually beneficial, usage-based pricing that balances the need for innovation with the need for consistency.”

 

By enabling a more flexible way to extract data-driven insights from multiple systems, and then allowing the cities to act upon them in real time, the Passport Platform is the first in the industry to give the municipal leaders the power to effectively manage their cities from one platform. Passport is already working with five out of the top 50 fastest growing cities in the US by creating pilot programs to enable them to be more effective with the way they manage mobility. In the past three months, the company has doubled its engineering resources and it has hired product, engineeringand M&Aleaders to ensure the success of this program.

 

About Passport
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The 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. Passport has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list and a Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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.

PARKING AUSTRALIA: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN 2018 NATIONAL PARKING INDUSTRY AWARDS 

September 17, 2018

 

 

PARKING AUSTRALIA: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN 2018 NATIONAL PARKING INDUSTRY AWARDS

 

 

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Parking Australia has today announced the finalists for the Parking Industry Awards, which are to be held during the Parking Australia Convention & Exhibition (PACE) on 1 November 2018 at The Star Gold Coast.

 

 

The prestigious Parking Industry Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations for excellence, outstanding facilities and innovation throughout the parking sector.

The Awards aim to highlight the industry’s commitment to raising the standards through showcasing best practice and rewarding exceptional contributions to the parking industry.

With record submissions received this year, the Parking Industry Awards has shortlisted thirty-five finalists from around the country for excellence across seven categories:
  • Outstanding new car park development
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Excellence in technology and innovation – on street
  • Excellence in technology and innovation – off street
  • Outstanding marketing and communications
  • Parking organisation of the year
  • Parking young achiever

President of Parking Australia, Sharon Prior, believes the standard of entries this year has been exceptionally high, as Australian businesses working in the parking industry continue to pursue parking excellence and lead the region.

“Being announced as a finalist is a true achievement, particularly considering quality of submissions received. The calibre of entries demonstrates the leadership and commitment of the industry to innovate and provide the best possible parking experience. We congratulate and commend the 2018 finalists and acknowledge their achievements,” said Ms Prior.

 The full list of finalists can be found here. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner event on 1 November 2018.

 

Tickets for the awards dinner can be purchased via the PACE 2018 website.

Complete Coach Works (CCW): New Study calls for more Electric buses

September 17, 2018

 

 

Complete Coach Works (CCW): New Study calls for more Electric buses

 

 

 

The results of a recent study, performed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (https://www.ucsusa.org/), further highlight the environmental benefits of electric-powered buses. Buses powered by electricity are responsible for far fewer carbon emissions than their diesel-powered counterparts. The study found that on average, electric buses produce less than half of the harmful emissions than those of buses powered by diesel or natural gas. The findings appeared to be true even in areas where fossil fuels are used to generate energy for the power grid.

 

 

Results like those produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists have increased interest for electric buses by municipalities and transit agencies. The growing demand is beneficial for organizations such as Complete Coach Works (CCW), a bus remanufacturing company based in Riverside, CA. CCW’s eco-friendly option, known as ZEPS (Zero Emissions Propulsion System), was designed to help clients meet the goals of their green initiatives.

CCW takes a simple approach to sustainability by minimizing environmental impact, enhancing its value to its customers and society, and providing sustainable solutions. Adopting the “reduce, reuse, recycle” philosophy, CCW takes previously used, diesel-powered transit buses and remanufactures them into like-new vehicles containing all-electric drivetrain systems.

 

CCW’s commitment to sustainability has enabled it to assist numerous transit agencies in their pursuit of preserving the planet for future generations. CCW looks forward to helping more agencies go all-electric to save money, save fuel, and save the world!

 

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 30 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.

 

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a nonprofit science advocacy organization based in the United States.UCS scientists and analysts develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—solutions for combating global warming; developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves; fighting misinformation; advancing racial equity; and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

 

 

For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail bradley@completecoach.com

 

 

ControlScan Named a Top Managed Security Service Provider on MSSP Alert 2018 “Top 100 MSSPs” List

September 17, 2018

 

ControlScan Named a Top Managed Security Service Provider on MSSP Alert 2018 “Top 100 MSSPs” List

 

 

 

Security and compliance firm recognized for its ability to actively detect and mitigate cybersecurity threats

 

 

 

 

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2018  — ControlScan, Inc., a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, announces that MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has recognized the company on its 2018 Top 100 MSSPs list. The annual list and associated research identify and honor the top 100 managed security service providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.

The Top 100 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2018 readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. ControlScan, ranked number 28, actively monitors, manages and mitigates cyber threats through a range of managed security services, including SIEM implementation and management, advanced endpoint security, managed UTM firewall services, internal and external vulnerability scanning, and Managed Detection and Response (MDR).

According to MSSP Alert, demand for MSSP services has escalated amid rising cyberattacks, malware and ransomware incidents worldwide. Other contributing factors include expanding regulatory compliance and data security laws, cybersecurity talent shortages and budget limitations, and the increasing acceptance of cloud-based services.

“A key question these days is ‘Who’s watching your network?’,” said Mark Carl, CEO, ControlScan. “The MSSP Alert Top 100 MSSPs list and supporting research are useful tools for businesses that are seeking the security technologies, dedicated resources and niche expertise ControlScan provides.”

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate ControlScan on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “As MSPs increasingly introduce managed security services, ControlScan continues to stand out in the fiercely competitive cybersecurity market.”

“We are pleased to have a strong position on the Top 100 MSSPs list,” said Carl. “ControlScan managed security services reflect our ongoing commitment to keeping our customers’ networks and data out of cyber criminals’ reach. Achieving this success is a direct result of the first-class team that supports our customers every day.”

The Top 100 MSSPs 2018 list and research are available now on MSSPAlert.com. For more information on ControlScan managed security services, please visit ControlScan.com/MSS.

 

About ControlScan                                                 
ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure networks and protect payment card data. Our elite cybersecurity professionals support thousands of companies with unique expertise and superior technologies to actively detect and mitigate cyber threats as well as perform security testing services. As a PCI QSA and ASV company, we also deliver a full suite of PCI services, including strategic PCI compliance programs that help processors, acquirers, ISOs and payment facilitators manage risk and strengthen merchant relationships. For more information about our company and its solutions, please visit ControlScan.com.

 

About After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert. ChannelE2E tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey—from entrepreneur to exit. MSSP Alert is the global voice for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs). For sponsorship information contact After Nines Inc. CEO Amy Katz. For content and editorial questions contact After Nines Inc. Content Czar Joe Panettieri.

 

Honk Launches Innovative Payment Kiosk with Guest Checkout

September 17, 2018

 

 

Honk Launches Innovative Payment Kiosk with Guest Checkout

 

Honk, the innovative App transforming parking across North America, announced the launch of a new product;  Honk KIO

 

 

TORONTO, ON, September 17th, 2018 – Today, at the 2018 Canadian Parking Association Conference, HonkMobile – North America’s fastest and most convenient way to find and pay for parking – announced the launch of a new product: Honk KIO. KIO further revolutionizes the parking experience by combining the company’s much-loved digital experience with a payment kiosk that allows non-app users to purchase parking on-site using Honk’s innovative payment platform. This product significantly expands Honk’s presence in the parking market and has already attracted new drivers in search of a modern, affordable and worry-free parking experience. Universities, municipalities and private operators are clamouring for the product to ensure a low-cost yet effective way to manage parking inventory and payments.

 

Honk is the first parking startup to fully integrate drivers’ digital experiences with portable pay stations creating a new way to pay for parking. KIO accepts all forms of electronic payment and fully integrates with Honk’s existing platform. With no user registration or app download required, KIO is the perfect parking solution for special events and one-time users due to its quick checkout and secure platform. Drivers simply park, pay, and walk away with an emailed or text receipt. No need to walk back to your car with a paper receipt. KIO is integrated with all enforcement applications, making administration a breeze.

 

Honk has already unveiled KIO at 7 colleges and universities, including: Algonquin College, Conestoga College, Georgian College, MacEwan University, Sheridan College, University of Alberta and University of Windsor.

 

“Honk KIO is the first of its kind in the Canadian parking industry,” said Michael Back, Honk Founder and CEO. “KIO will not only save drivers time and money, but it will also give parking operators a low-cost, self-serve portable solution to reduce operational costs and grow their revenues. We are following in the footsteps of many digital companies by combining their digital experience with a physical presence to provide the very best customer experience. KIO gives Honk a distinct advantage to build more loyalty, attract new customers and use the data and learnings from both sources to further modernize the parking experience.”

 

The future of parking has arrived – KIO is the next step in re-inventing parking and providing drivers with the simplest, fastest and most affordable parking experience across North America.

 

About HonkMobile

 

Honk is North America’s leading provider of both on-demand mobile payments and advance reservations for parking. Honk’s innovative cloud-based technology streamlines parking by allowing users to search, pay for, and top up parking from their mobile phone, tablet or any internet connected device.

Honk is already accepted at over 2,000 locations representing 190,000 parking spaces across Canada and the United States. Using a single account, motorists can pay for parking anywhere Honk is accepted across North America.

 

The HonkMobile app can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android at www.honkmobile.com or via the App Store or Google Play.

 

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