ENDERA ADDS TODD HARMAN AS PRESIDENT
SAN DIEGO, CA – Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and telematic software solutions, today announced the addition of Todd Harman as President of Endera Corporation.
As President, Harman will be responsible for providing leadership to Endera as it scales its operations to meet the transportation industry’s demand for electric commercial vehicles.
“We’re seeing unprecedented growth in the EV industry and the demand for our commercial electric vehicles is rapidly increasing,” said John Walsh, CEO of Endera. “We need to produce and deliver for our customers within their timelines. Todd’s extensive experience in executive management, scaling, brand marketing, leadership and product innovation will help us accomplish our growth objectives and goals.”
Harman is an experienced C-level executive consistently creating strategic brand positions, product innovations and leading companies that accelerate profitable growth.
“I believe in Endera’s vision, products and expertise in the commercial electric vehicle space and I look forward to contributing and collaborating with the team as the company scales to meet industry demand,” said Todd Harman, President of Endera.
Harman’s 30-year career spans many roles including President of Cleveland Golf and President & General Manager of Easton. He has consistently delivered results in industry leading companies in highly competitive markets. Harman’s strong, collaborative leadership style is proven to empower diverse cross-functional teams to succeed in extremely competitive industries and markets. With a strong accounting and budgeting acumen and the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders, Harman is a results-driven leader and focuses on building vertically integrated brands, teams and organizational cultures.
Endera is a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and telematic software solutions. Endera provides vehicle design, customization and a suite of technology designed to optimize fleet operations. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit www.enderamotors.com.
Honk Launches iPhone App Clip Experience for Contactless Payments with Apple Pay at over 100,000 Parking Spots in North America
Drivers can now pay for parking in seconds – no app installation or account signup needed!
TORONTO – Honk, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, announced today the launch of a new contactless payment experience at more than 100,000 parking spots across Canada and the United States using App Clips in iOS 14. Now drivers with an iPhone can pay for parking in a matter of seconds, no installation or signup required.
Introduced by Apple with the launch of iOS 14, App Clips are a small part of an app that is discoverable the moment it is needed. Now drivers can use their iPhone to tap the NFC tag or scan the QR code located on parking meters or payment signs on-site to launch the Honk App Clip. Then, simply select the duration of the parking session and seamlessly pay using Apple Pay or another method. Drivers can also opt to receive parking notifications and add more time to the meter using the App Clip experience.
“App Clips are about to revolutionize parking in a very big way — and we are proud to be among the first to be paving the way with our innovative vision,” says Michael Back, Honk Founder and CEO. “By integrating App Clips into the Honk parking experience, we are empowering customers with an iPhone to pay for parking how they want — digitally, no touch — with zero barriers or restrictions. Never before has paying for parking been so quick and easy.”
Customers are calling for fast, simple, and safe ways to pay for everyday goods and services. And Honk has responded with innovative touch-free payment solutions, that make it quick and easy to pay for parking.
Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search, find, pay for, and extend parking right from their phone, or they can use HonkTAP contactless Smart Stations to safely pay for parking with a simple tap or scan of a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers across North America.
Northwest School District Opt To Purchase Electric Vehicles from Schetky Bus & Van Sales
PORTLAND, Ore. — Schetky Bus and Van Sales, America’s Electric Bus Dealer™, recently sold electric vehicles (EVs) to Highline, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Elma and Mary M. Knight school districts, adding EVs to their 2021 fleets. Schetky is leading the way with new EVs as green initiatives gain popularity with school bus fleets across the U.S.
Devin Denney, director of transportation for Highline Public Schools, “Being new to EVs, it was important for us to keep things as simple as possible. The idea of pairing the Proterra Drivetrain and charging system with a Thomas Conventional bus just made sense to us.”
While Schetky’s track record of sales of other hybrid and EVs has proven to be successful, their partnership with Proterra and Thomas Built Buses sees the company poised and ready to stay at the forefront of EV distribution in 2021.
According to David Schetky, co-owner of Schetky Bus & Van Sales, “When it comes to electric vehicles, Schetky has been at the forefront of this movement for both School and Commercial buses. We’ve got some exciting announcements on the horizon, utilizing our best-in-class electric and alternative fuel partnerships. We’re capable of selling new EV buses, and retrofitting fleets to upgrade them with electric drivetrains. Schetky is positioned to offer school districts with a turnkey approach to electrifying their fleets. No one else is doing this.”
Schetky also offers after-the-sales support for EVs and is a Daimler Certified Platinum Support Dealer, which was a selling point for Denney. “(Their) excellent customer service before and after the sale is also important to us. The team at Schetky Northwest knows us by name and supports our goals. As we move into the EV world, we know they will be right there with us.”
Founded in 2004, Proterra is the leader in the manufacture and design of zero-emission EVs and charging systems. Combined with the ingenuity and distribution of Thomas Built Buses on their Jouley Platform™, both lead the way for a cleaner, brighter future of EVs — the number of sales and distribution across the U.S. and Canada show they’re poised as industry leaders.
Schetky Bus & Van Sales, one of the nation’s longest-established, family-owned bus dealers, has been at the forefront of customers’ transportation needs for nearly 80 years. Their vehicles rank the highest in safety by the Federal Transit Administration and are available in multiple ADA configurations. In addition to traditional buses and vans, Schetky offers multiple solutions for transportation that utilize alternative fuels and electric power.
Cleverciti Launches Modern Parking Guidance System To Accelerate Redwood City Businesses’ Recovery From Pandemic
City’s Parking Fund to Support Seamless Parking Experience in Heart of Silicon Valley
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and ATLANTA — Cleverciti®, a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for smart parking, today announces Redwood City’s Central Business District will deploy Cleverciti’s advanced smart parking experience to help ensure shoppers and commuters have a more seamless return to the district as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic begins.
With Cleverciti’s technologies, the San Francisco Bay Area community gains the world’s most comprehensive parking guidance and wayfinding solution to reduce congestion and improve space turnover and asset utilization. Twenty-three of Cleverciti’s Circ® 360 floating LED signs will be affixed to existing infrastructure such as lamp posts, and display live parking information in 360 degrees, clearly directing motorists to available parking as they arrive at their destinations.
Car traffic in the city is expected to substantially increase as commuters and visitors to the Central Business District continue to opt for private transportation rather than ride sharing or public transit do to the pandemic.
“Like many U.S. cities, Redwood City is looking to support its core downtown business’ while providing residents and visitors door to destination service,” states Joe Survance, SVP of Sales, from Cleverciti. “We are excited to work with the City of Redwood City to deliver a Smart Mobility solution that will meet their objectives while improving quality of life by reducing congestion, miles driven, and emissions.”
Cleverciti’s solution will be applied to 400 on-street spaces, seven surface lots, eleven garages, totaling over 4,500 parking spaces within the city. The system’s sensors detect single space availability and provide drivers with precise data and guidance to available spaces. Cleverciti will integrate with the city’s mobile app MyRWC, PayByPhone for mobile payments, IPS Multi-space pay stations, and EnSights camera-based garage count, ensuring a connected and seamless experience across the city’s full parking ecosystem.
Redwood City parking operations will enjoy the increased efficiency delivered by Cleverciti’s wayfinding single pane of glass with live data, reports, analytics, heatmaps, and other parking visualizations.
All project funding will come from the city’s parking fund generated by parking revenues and exclusively allocated to support parking needs.
“Redwood City has made it a priority to innovate and improve its transportation systems, this includes the parking infrastructure. We must think more creatively and more holistically about parking and its daily interaction with Redwood City’spatrons; it plays a critical role in the future of mobility and in supporting our local economy, ensuring easy access to many of our small businesses,” said Christian Hammack, Parking and Transportation Demand Manager, RWC.
“We partnered with Cleverciti Systems because they developed a comprehensive solution that considers everything from improving air quality to providing drivers with an extraordinary service and data.”
About Cleverciti Systems
Cleverciti is the leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions that connect mobility demand with parking supply. Cleverciti provides organizations with a robust and highly reliable parking guidance solution that enhances convenience, builds loyalty, and boosts engagement, allowing customers to maximize ROI and streamline the parking experience. Its end-to-end solutions are designed to strengthen parking detection, improve guidance, and enhance communication. With more than 200 installations in 20 countries globally, Cleverciti seeks to help organizations reduce traffic and emissions, and increase revenue while allowing drivers to enjoy a smooth, stress-free parking experience. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Atlanta and the UK. To learn more, visit www.cleverciti.com.
Carbon County Automates Parking with Flowbird
Installed In Partnership with Butts Ticket Systems
Flowbird Group is proud to announce that Carbon County, Pennsylvania, has partnered with Butts Ticket Systems, Flowbird’s local distribution partner, to launch a new Pay-by-Plate parking system. Implementation of the system completed in January and includes 15 Strada pay stations and Flowbird’s mobile parking payment application.
The new system automates parking for both the users and county staff. The previous parking solution included an attended parking booth taking payments in the county’s large, 100+ space parking lot that stretches along the popular Lehigh River. The lot is used by daily parkers looking to take advantage of shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities in Jim Thorpe, the county seat. The Flowbird system is programmed to charge based on vehicle type (e.g. cars, buses, campers, and vehicles with trailers). Additionally, the Flowbird solution replaced single space coin-only parking meters that were installed in hourly county-operated locations.
Carbon County is replicating the Town of Jim Thorpe’s Flowbird parking system which was implemented in 2018. The system has proven to be very successful, and after careful research and consideration, the county installed the same system for their parking locations.
Flowbird solar-powered parking meter with bollards and trees in backgroun
Patrons can now simply enter their license plate numbers into the new parking kiosks before paying for their time. Users are guided step-by-step through their parking transactions on the full-color display screens at the new kiosks. Time can be extended at the kiosk with your plate number.
Payment is accepted in either coin, cash, debit, or credit cards. For motorists wanting to skip the kiosks altogether, they can pay via the Flowbird mobile payment app which can be accessed on Android and iOS platforms, as well as on the Flowbird app website. The Flowbird app provides time expiration notifications, remote time extension, and a “find my car” feature.
Parking space is very limited in the Jim Thorpe area so having automated parking controls in place is critical. “I think the most important thing is the parking because the town lacks that, and this should help the businesses in the area also,” said Frank McCutcheon, Carbon County resident.
Carbon County joins a growing list of Flowbird clients in the State of Pennsylvania, which includes the Philadelphia Parking Authority, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Lancaster Parking Authority, and the municipalities of Scranton, New Hope, Mount Lebanon, and Williamsport.
About Flowbird US
Flowbird US operates in over 5,000 towns and cities in 70 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform, and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.
Park Assist: Increasing Parking Safety at People’s Trust Insurance Company with an M4 Smart-Sensor System
CHESHIRE, CT – Park Assist, recently merged with TKH Security, has been selected to install its camera-based M4 smart-sensor Parking Guidance System (PGS) at People’s Trust Insurance Company’s corporate campus. Located in Deerfield Beach, FL, People’s Trust Insurance Company is one of Florida’s top-selling homeowner insurance companies. In a fresh campus expansion, it built a brand new garage with over 500 spaces. The garage construction was completed in August of 2020 and is restricted to employees only.
Given the long-standing and strong local presence TKH Security (Park Assist) has in Florida and its proven ability to quickly deliver on projects, People’s Trust selected TKH Security (Park Assist) to elevate the employee parking experience.
Eager to enhance parking while improving its employee garage’s security, People’s Trust chose to add both the Park Alerts™ and Park Surveillance™ software modules to its PGS to protect its employees and ease any security concerns.
Upon entry, TKH Security’s Park Assist PGS is used to help quickly guide employees to available parking spaces using color-coded smart-sensors and digital wayfinding signage. This continually updated guidance information enables parkers to decide on the best location to park at any given moment.
While the M4 PGS helps increase parker satisfaction and enhances garage efficiency, the Park Alerts and Park Surveillance software add-ons improve garage security and control. The camera-based smart-sensors have a unique vantage point of the parking facility. With unobstructed views of the areas in and around the bays as well as the spaces in between vehicles, the Park Surveillance software module enables these sensors to capture and store streaming video of any motion in the garage, protecting against theft, vandalism, unwelcome intrusions, and other criminal activities. Additionally, the Park Alerts software extension allows parking management to set automated rules and alerts that help staff enforce policies and remain vigilant about parking abuse, unwanted activity, and policy violations within the garage.
“People’s Trust Insurance Company was a special project for our team. Despite ongoing COVID-19 challenges, People’s Trust truly believed TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) could deliver a state-of-the-art camera-based system and improve peace of mind for all employees and staff. Ownership was particularly looking forward to utilizing our Park Surveillance feature to enhance security for its newest asset. We are delighted to be a part of this exciting new project and look forward to future expansions on campus.” – said Thomas Alexander, National Channel Manager.
Site work began in October and is slated for completion by the end of February.
This is the first corporate campus project TKH Security (Park Assist) has been awarded in Florida, but its 10th installation throughout the state.
About TKH Security
TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With over 25 years of experience, we offer complete solutions for Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Surveillance, and Asset & Site Management. We are always looking for innovative solutions for the market with a focus on creative, flexible and open architecture integration. Recently merging with seven companies (Park Assist, ParkEyes, Aasset Security, Flexsposure, Key Processor, Siqura, and VDG) TKH Security has a strong position in North America, Australia, Europe, and multiple offices all over the world. TKH Security is a member of TKH Group NV.
NMI Acquires USAePay to Expand Omnichannel Payment Offering
Schaumburg, Illinois, USA – NMI’s acquisition of USAePay will create an even stronger global omnichannel offering, pairing each company’s leading solutions across e-commerce, unattended, retail and mobile payments.
NMI, a leading global payments enablement technology company, today announced it has acquired USAePay, a payment solutions company. Bringing together the NMI and USAePay solution sets allows the combined entity to better serve its joint partners and the market by expanding NMI’s technical capabilities, offering more choice, and further establishing its leadership in global omnichannel payments.
As merchants continue adapting their payment strategies to meet consumers where they are during COVID-19, omnichannel solutions have cemented their role as the leading payment processing method across industries. NMI’s acquisition of USAePay will create an even stronger global omnichannel offering, pairing each company’s leading solutions across e-commerce, unattended, retail, and mobile payments. Its joint offerings and capabilities will drive more value for partners and developers, and enable more modularity to create unique payment solutions for consumers. The acquisition will also strengthen NMI’s coverage in several key verticals, including retail and restaurant where USAePay has established footprints due to their card-present point-of-sale offerings.
“We’re committed to providing our ISO, ISV, bank, and fintech innovator partners with the choice and flexibility they need “— Vijay Sondhi, CEO of NMI.
“NMI has a history of continuously innovating to provide payment solutions that reflect changing market conditions,” said Vijay Sondhi, CEO of NMI. “We’re committed to providing our ISO, ISV, bank, and fintech innovator partners with the choice and flexibility they need to meet shifting consumer preferences across channels through our white-labeled platform. The addition of USAePay to the NMI family will complement our existing products and bring additional expertise to our team. It will further establish our commitment to offering greater scale, breadth and depth in our solutions and resources to better serve the market. Our combination reinforces our position as the main independent player of scale delivering flexible white-labeled solution agnostic of acquirer or merchant account provider.”
“This is an exciting move by NMI and USAePay. If there’s anything 2020 taught us, it’s the importance of omnichannel,” said Mike Strawhecker, President of The Strawhecker Group (TSG), an analytics and consulting firm focused on the payments acceptance industry. “The restaurant and retail industries are prominent examples of this, but it’s true across the board. With nearly a half-century between the two companies of transacting payments, they should be able to reliably innovate at a rapid pace.”
The combined company accounts for $100+ billion in payment volume and 1.5+ billion in payment transactions in 2020.
“The combination of USAePay with NMI will benefit the broader payment enablement market including USAePay customers” — Ben Goretsky, CEO of USAePay.
“The combination of USAePay with NMI will benefit the broader payment enablement market including USAePay customers,” said Ben Goretsky, CEO of USAePay. “We’re thrilled to become part of NMI’s growth story and join their global footprint. We’re proud of the success we’ve had as an independent payments solutions provider and look forward to enjoying even greater success by combining our complementary capabilities and market coverage with NMI to support a wider range of partners and their merchants with a stronger set of omnichannel solutions.”
USAePay is headquartered in Glendale, Calif. NMI will maintain the Glendale office and welcome the USAePay employees into the NMI family. Terms of the acquisition are undisclosed.
NMI is a leading global payment enablement platform, processing more than $70 billion in payments annually. We enable payments for 1,450 partners and over 150,000 merchants around the world and across the entire commerce ecosystem: online, in-app, mobile, in-store, unattended, and whatever’s next. We’re constantly innovating in order to power the next era of payments, building in the latest technology so ISOs, ISVs, and fintech innovators can focus on what they do best. NMI has offices in the US and UK and serves global customers.
USAePay is a payment gateway company with over 20 years of experience. Their payment gateway is used by nearly 90,000 merchants and supports most of the major platforms in the credit card industry and works with some of the leading check platforms. They work with most of the larger merchant service banks in the US and Canada.
ParkMobile Launches New Feature Enabling Users to Pay Highway Tolls
Company expands mobility offering beyond parking into tolling
Atlanta, GA – February 24, 2021 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking and mobility company in North America, announced today a new feature that will enable people to pay for highway tolls through their ParkMobile account. This further extends the use of ParkMobile beyond parking and charging into broader transportation and mobility services.
ParkMobile users can sign up for this new tolling feature here: https://parkmobile.io/tolls/. Once the account has been validated and approved, the user will receive a notification that their account is ready to be used to pay for highway tolls. When driving on a toll road, the user can simply go through the express lanes utilizing license plate recognition cameras, and their ParkMobile account will automatically be charged. The user will then receive an email receipt with the full transaction details for their records.
ParkMobile will be immediately available for payments on major toll roads in eleven states, including Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. A full list of tolling authorities that accept ParkMobile and other frequently asked questions can be found here. The company plans to add availability at more toll roads in the coming months.
“Adding tolling to our suite of services is the natural evolution in ParkMobile’s mission to provide smart mobility to every driver everywhere,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “With over 21 million drivers already using ParkMobile for their daily parking needs, we are now enabling them to seamlessly pay for tolls without having to download another app, registering for another service, or attaching a physical transponder to their vehicle.”
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 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 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, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, firstname.lastname@example.org