T2 Systems Introduces Next Generation of PARCS
Indianapolis, IN – December 13, 2018– T2 Systems, the largest parking technology provider in North America, today introduced T2 Loganä, its next generation of PARCS hardware. It is designed specifically for all gated parking solutions in vertical markets such as universities, municipalities, healthcare, property management, and airports.
T2 Logan is the latest product release from the company, who offers a unified, robust platform to manage every aspect of a parking operation. T2 consolidated its Series II hardware and ParkingSoft Gen 2 software to create the new T2 Logan solution.
“Our approach with T2 Logan was to make PARCS equipment that is more easily serviceable. The units have easy access to clear jams or restock paper, fewer moving parts, and require fewer service tools,” said T2 SVP of Strategy and Product Scot DeLancey. “With this serviceability, sleek look, and market-ready feature set—like touch screen, voice prompts, and barcode tickets—T2 Logan provides an excellent option for a user-friendly, reliable PARCS system.”
T2 Logan was first unveiled publicly last month in Orlando, FL at Connect, T2’s annual customer conference.
“We couldn’t be more excited to introduce T2 Logan as our next generation of PARCS,” said T2 CEO Adam Blake. “It’s a great example of how we are continually listening and responding to the needs of our customers and the market.”
“We’ve had a lot of great momentum in 2018 bringing new products to market,” added DeLancey. “T2 Logan is our fifth new product introduction this year. We’re excited to get it in the hands of customers.”
Orders for T2 Logan are now being accepted.
Learn more about T2’s innovative and reliable parking technology solutions at T2’s website.
About T2 Systems
T2 Systems is the largest parking technology provider in North America, with more than 24 years in the parking management industry and currently serving thousands of parking professionals. T2 integrates the best people, processes and technology for powerful, high performance and secure parking solutions. Its open technology and processes are used to manage more than 200 million parking transactions for over 2 billion dollars annually across all 50 states and 10 provinces in Canada. For more information about T2, visit t2systems.com.
“Waze for Parking” app SpotAngels launches in LA
with support from its local community
SpotAngels – the “Waze for Parking” – a community-based parking app that helps drivers find parking and avoid tickets, announces today its launch in Los Angeles on the heels of a recent round of funding led by co-founder of Google Maps, Lars Rasmussen.
SpotAngels has previously established its community of drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater New York City saving them over $7.5m on street cleaning tickets as well as time and money finding parking. In San Francisco, 1% of the city’s drivers now actively use SpotAngels.
Unlike other apps like SpotHero that just show parking garages, SpotAngels shows street parking as well as provides you with alerts on parking rules so you never get a ticket.
“Our community of drivers has been asking us to expand to other cities where they travel to and where they have friends and family who struggle with finding parking and avoiding street cleaning tickets. Los Angeles is THE car city and although we can’t help with the traffic, we can help reduce the hours it takes to find a spot,” says Aboud Jardaneh, co-founder of SpotAngels.
SpotAngels displays a crowdsourced map showing the location of all street parking spots and garages, with detailed rules and prices kept up-to-date by the active community. It includes local specificities such as LA’s residential parking permits enabling to park for free. The map helps drivers find free and cheap parking, fast.
SpotAngels also makes sure that drivers never get a parking ticket. The app runs in the background and knows where and when you park your car and you leave a spot. It sends reminders when it’s time to move their car for street cleaning or any other parking rule.
After leaving a spot, the map displays an open spot in the form of a yellow bubble to help other drivers of the community find a spot.
The uniqueness of SpotAngels is that the all the parking information is crowdsourced.
“Our local community in LA helped build the map you currently see.” says Jardaneh.
Anyone can add or edit a parking spot on the map by sending a picture of parking signs through the app. For avid map contributors, they can join the SpotAngels Map Makers community (by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org) and will be given access to an editor tool on the web that will enable them to map full neighborhoods.
SpotAngels is available on the App Store and Play Store and was previously featured by Apple and Google as “Waze for Parking” among the best apps of 2017 and 2018. The company is backed by the co-founder of Google Maps, the former Head of Google Street View and prominent investors from Silicon Valley.
Parking Reservation Software Releases 2018 Parking Industry Research
Study reveals how much U.S. lags behind Europe in leveraging reservation technology, but indicates a major upgrade is underway.
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Tampa, FL, December 11, 2018 – Leading parking management software provider, Parking Reservation Software, released a Parking Industry report which gathered data from U.S. Parking operators across multiple sectors.
The study revealed that in the U.S. only 49 percent of all parking operations offer customers the convenience of being able to pre-book a parking reservation and only 35 percent can process reservations on their website. As a result, for the vast majority of operators, reservations account for less than 10% of their total business. This is a dramatic difference to major European markets/airports where parking reservations can account for well above 80% of total transactions.
“The findings of our research confirm what we see happening in the industry,” says CEO Bill Plamondon. “The US Parking Industry is undergoing rapid change and adopting new technology to meet consumer demand. We see it in the number of new RFP’s looking for software systems that drive online reservations. In fact, major U.S. operators are upgrading both software and hardware to cash in on consumer demand. Those who don’t, will be left behind.”
The research was drawn from parking management companies, large public facility operators, private operators, and other parking professionals. Data from the study reveals:
- • 53% believe rideshare firms have negatively impacted their parking business
- • For 67% of responders, parking reservations accounted for just 5% of total parking transactions
- • 49% accept reservations and 47% accept prepaid reservations
- • 83% have a Parking Access Revenue Control System (PARCS) installation, like gates, point of sale (POS), automated payment, etc.
- • 54% manage large operations of 5,000 or more spaces
- • 43% are considering upgrading their PARCS installation
- • 78% use Parking software to manage their operation
For the operator, offering parking reservations improves cash flow and operational efficiency, creates marketing opportunities, and facilitates revenue management best practices such as variable pricing structures, demand pricing, and future demand projections.
This study underscores the potential for parking reservation software to transform the U.S. Parking Industry as operators look to meet consumer demand for more parking options, convenient and simple ways to book reservations, and efficient parking processes. With the U.S. Parking Industry already in transition, the study projects even more significant changes over the next two to three years.
For more insights from the study, click 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.
Parking Australia Appoints New CEO
has appointed Stuart Norman as its new Chief Executive Officer. Stuart commenced in the role of CEO on Monday 10 December 2018.
Stuart replaces Interim CEO, Lorraine Duffy, who has been acting in the role of CEO for the past 3 months.
Stuart brings 20 years’ experience spanning a variety of industry sectors, including not-for-profit, commercial and government entities.
Stuart has a track record in building and transforming operating models for member-based organisations across Australia, and developing sustainable futures through robust control and governance. His former roles include General Manager – Industry Development at Bus Victoria (BusVic) and CEO of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
His experience includes developing advocacy and stakeholder engagement, driving collaboration to unite diverse groups and interests. In his role at BusVic, Stuart established a credible and strong voice at the table for the bus industry in relation to government emergency management and natural disaster planning.
“We are pleased to appoint a candidate with a great deal of association-based experience. We are confident that Stuart’s background in building up member-centric associations will help us move forward in 2019 with the delivery of the association’s new strategic plan, whilst continuing to grow and develop the association to meet the demands of our ever-changing industry”, said Sharon Prior, President of Parking Australia.
“Our Strategic Plan will focus on a number of key areas including promoting the highest standards across the parking industry, being a strong and united national voice for our members, maintaining and growing our membership at a national level, encouraging the adoption of innovative technology and providing forums for the sharing of information.”
Stuart is looking forward to furthering member engagement and industry relationships through a program of educational industry events and will host a ‘Meet the CEO’ Drinks in Sydney at the first event of 2019 on 12 February. More details will follow early in the new year.
Sharon Prior, President – Parking Australia M: 0417 825 810
Stuart Norman, CEO – Parking Australia M: 0473 207 210
Asura Technologies enters into strategic partnership with Umojo to deliver parking garage management solutions across the United States
Asura Technologies, the new generation LPR and video analytics company developing plug ‘n play, camera agnostic, AI-powered data collection systems is proud to announce entering into strategic partnership with Umojo to deliver fully automated, turn-key parking garage management solutions across the United States.
“We are truly happy and excited to enter into a strategic partnership with Umojo sharing the same passion for automation through non-invasive and innovative software solutions. Looking for expansion possibilities in the US we find Umojo a great partner to equip US indoor parking sites with the latest parking technology implementing LPR. I believe that by leveraging on the synergies of Umojo’s garage management- and DVS solutions and Asura’s LPR and video analytics software we are offering operators an all-round yet still economic, easy-to-fit and truly intelligent parking solution.” – says Mate Kiss Gyorgy, CEO of Asura Technologies.
“I believe that delivering ultimate garage automation through combining our IoT and NVR technology-basedservices with LPR is without doubt a 21st century parking management solution. A software suite that includes Call Center, Garage Incident Management, HD Video, HD Intercom, Analytics, Online reservation integration, Revenue control integration combined with LPR and video analytics-based vehicle recognition is arguably the best in class garage automation platform out there. By focusing on the core needs of automating garages, we provide a complete solution to track issues, notify field personnel, and provide historical reporting and analytics, all via a hosted platform. Our strategic partnership with Asura brings together services that naturally complement each other to provide top-class customer experience on an extremely competitive price level.” – adds Rick Neubauer, founder and CEO of Umojo.
Indeed, the solution created with the joint efforts of Asura and Umojo is all about customer focus; a completely software-based garage management platform easy-to-integrate into existing infrastructure delivering customizable reports on-demand. The system has already been put into practice in a pilot project delivering exceptional results in Chicago, IL. Visitors at the National Parking Association’s annual Convention and Expo in Las Vegas may already watch the footage recorded during the pilot.
Asura Technologies is the new generation LPR and video analytics company creating easy to integrate, camera agnostic data collection systems. Our LPR- and video analytics-based vehicle recognition technology is used for parking- and traffic management applications as well as general security and surveillance.
Asura Technologies made its debut with the Asura Recognition Unit (ARU) Plug and Play LPR in 2017 delivering an easy-to-integrate, flexible solution. ARU earned a quick recognition of the traffic management industry exemplified by integration with major parking management systems and earning a Special Mention at 2018 Intertraffic Innovation Awards.
Umojo’s Cloud based call center is the industry leading platform integrating HD Video, HD Intercoms, IOT, and PARCS with real-time data visibility, incident management, alerting, performance metrics and analytics. Provided as a Standalone platform or Command Center as a service, it is tailored to each customer’s needs and scalable from one garage to your entire portfolio or municipality at a fraction of the cost of other solutions, while reducing OPEX by $150k-250K per year per location.
Mr. Kevin Woznicki
Asura Technologies USA Inc.
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ParkMobile to Offer Smart Parking to North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC – November 12, 2018 – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, have partnered with North Carolina State University to enable people to pay for parking on their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 350 spaces.
New stickers and signage will provide information to drivers on how to pay for parking using the new app. ParkMobile is a free app available for iPhone and Android devices, users can additionally register on parkmobile.io.
After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. The ParkMobile app lets users pay for parking on-the-go by remotely viewing and updating/adding time for their parking spot all from their mobile devices.
ParkMobile is widely available at more than 125 universities across the country. Users can use the app to pay for on-street and reservation parking at select locations.
“NC State Transportation is excited to partner with ParkMobile to provide our campus community and visitors with a convenient parking payment option for short-term parking.” Cathy Reeve, NC State Transportation Director.
As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with more than 11 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.
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 won 2018 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, email@example.com
North Carolina State University Contact: Yolanda L. Jones, MPA, Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKCLOUD ACCELERATES ITALIAN MARKET GROWTH WITH PALERMO AIRPORT
Building on the recent announcement that ParkCloud now holds on-site parking partnerships with Italy’s top five airports, the European online parking reservation leader has further expanded its growth within the Italian airport network with the addition of Italy’s ninth* largest airport – Palermo.
The newly agreed contract will enable ParkCloud to offer its 3 million registered users the option of reserving their parking at two of Palermo Airport’s on-site parking facilities.
Drivers parking up at both P1 and P2 car parks will now be able to streamline their travel itineraries, with the convenience that pre-booked parking offers, which in turn will enable Palermo Airport to better manage demand, as well benefit from an additional booking stream.
Both car parks are open air, securely monitored and situated directly in front of the terminal building, providing passengers with an accessible route to check-in
ParkCloud’s success across the Italian airport market has been particularly notable over the last 12 months, with its renewed partnership with Turin Airport and landmark deal with SEA Milan Airports bolstering its inventory of 28 Italian airports.
ParkCloud’s Commercial Director, Dr Valentina Moise, said: “It’s important for us as a b2c platform that we continue to expand our network and make further locations available for our customers. Adding popular tourist airports such as Palermo to our inventory, enables us to do just that, giving our Italian customers additional options and a more tailored booking experience.
“The Italian market has long-since embraced pre-bookable parking, and as customers continue to demand a more fluid travel experience, we see great potential to further develop services collaboratively with our partner operators in Italy.”
Palermo Airport – known also as Falcone–Borsellino – is located just 35km from Palermo, the capital city of the popular tourist island of Sicily.
To find out more about ParkCloud, please visit www.parkcloud.com.
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
Charlotte adopts Passport’s parking enforcement solution for city and airport
City of Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport upgrade to Passport’s real-time, connected platform
Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2018) — The City of Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport have partnered with Passport to launch its enforcement solution to streamline the parking management process. Passport, the global leader in mobility technology, works with nearly 600 clients worldwide to provide technology-driven solutions for mobile payments for parking, digital permits, transit and parking enforcement.
Passport’s platform will help enforcement agents to be more efficient and accurate with access to real-time data. City and airport enforcement agents access Passport’s system on mobile handheld devices that connect with Bluetooth printers. Through the mobile application, agents can monitor parking sessions, upload photos, and issue citations. With real-time data and connectivity, parking administrators can immediately access information through Passport’s back office platform. Parking administrators can also track enforcement agents, analyze parking patterns and pull ticketing reports to optimize routes and increase efficiency across the operations.
“We are thrilled to work with the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport here in our hometown,” said Kelsey Owens, sales director at Passport. “Our goal is to provide clients with best-in-class technology solutions to make their jobs easier and we’ve already seen increased efficiencies with the implementation of our enforcement platform.”
The City of Charlotte is continuing to work with Passport to introduce a new digital permits solution so drivers can apply, pay for and manage their permits online. Digital permits will tie into the current platform and enforcement agents will be able to easily identify cars who have active permits with license plate recognition. Passport’s system uses cameras that automatically scan license plates and recognize whether a vehicle has an active permit. Citations are issued automatically and mailed to violators, who can pay for their ticket immediately through Passport’s online portal, streamlining the citation process and increasing revenue collection rates.
More information about Passport’s real-time enforcement solution can be accessed atpassportinc.com/product/enforcement/.
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 550 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.
ParkMobile Launches New ParkColumbus App Offering Mobile Parking Payments in the City of Columbus
People in the City of Columbus will be able to easily pay for parking right from their mobile device
Atlanta, GA – DATE– ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced today the launch of the new ParkColumbus app. The ParkColumbus app is an important component of the Short North Parking Plan as an option for paying at parking meters and mobile payment-only parking zones. The ParkColumbus app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.
Starting this week, people in Columbus will begin to see newstickers on the approximately 600 parking meters in the Short North Arts District. The ParkColumbus app will be available on mobile payment-only streets starting January 22, 2019. To pay for parking using the ParkColumbus app, simply enter the zone number posted on the sticker, choose the duration and touch the “start parking” button. The ParkColumbus app will send alerts when the parking session is about to expire so a user can extend time right from the app.
The City of Columbus plans to add mobile payment to all 4,500 parking meters and kiosks starting in late 2019.
Additionally, the ParkColumbus app will offer a resident guest pass, providing special 24-hour parking rates when visiting residents in the Short North and Children’s Hospital areas. Visit parkcolumbus.com for more information on the resident guest pass program.
With the launch of the ParkColumbus app, ParkMobile continues to expand its presence in Ohio. The service is currently available in Cincinnati, Toledo and Cleveland and at several universities, including Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve and Ohio University. ParkMobile also offers event parking reservations at Nationwide Arena, the Arena District, ExpressLive, Huntington Park and the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair. Additionally, users can use ParkMobile to make reservations for Cleveland Browns football at FirstEnergy Stadium.
“As a smart city, Columbus is always looking for innovative ways to alleviate traffic congestion and improve the parking experience,” said Robert Ferrin, Assistant Director for Parking Services with the City of Columbus. “This new ParkColumbus app gives people an easy way to pay so they can skip the meter and instead pay with their phone.”
“We are excited to partner with the City of Columbus,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We already have a large and growing base of ParkMobile users around Ohio. This expansion into Columbus offers more smart parking options for people as they travel around the state.”
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- and off-street 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 area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, ACG Georgia Fast 40 and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list. Additionally, the company won 2018 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.