SpotHero Expands in Canada; Partners with Toronto Pearson International Airport to Alleviate Growing Local Congestion

May 24, 2019

 

 

 

SpotHero Expands in Canada; Partners with Toronto Pearson International Airport to Alleviate Growing Local Congestion

 

 

 

New partnership offers Pearson’s nearly 50 million yearly passengers and regional commuters the simplest way to reserve and pay for daily, weekly and long-term parking facilities via SpotHero

 

 

TORONTO, CANADA — SpotHero, the #1 consumer marketplace and mobility platform for off-street parking in North America, today announced further expansion into Toronto, Canada, with the appointment of General Manager Patrick Szwec, who will oversee Canadian operations and work with parking operators to drive revenue and enhance their customer experience. The company also launched a new partnership with Toronto Pearson International Airport, North America’s “Best Large Airport” as voted by passengers for two consecutive years.

 

Multiple studies have suggested that 30-45% of urban traffic can be attributed to cars circling the block in search of a place to park, adding to congestion. By giving drivers the tools to easily find and book a space in advance, SpotHero not only offers a more convenient and efficient way to park, but gets more cars off the roads faster. Services of this type are critical for the area around Pearson, the second-largest employment zone in all of Canada, wherein 300,000 people are employed and nearly 1 million car trips a day take place. And with regard to Toronto’s downtown core, the city is known as one of the most congestedin the world, with the metro area losing as much as $6 billion in productivity annually—a figure which is projected to grow to $15 billion by 2031. More than 1.5 million Torontonians commute to the city by car every day, making it an ideal market for SpotHero to expand its Canadian footprint.

 

Beginning today, Pearson travelers and Toronto drivers can use SpotHero’s mobile app, the Parking Panda app, or visit spothero.com to book convenient on-site daily parking at Terminals 1 and 3, the Value Park Garage, the Value Park Lot, private airport-adjacent facilities, and more than 65 parking garages and lots in downtown Toronto to save time and money, reduce stress, and make travel more enjoyable.

 

“Toronto is booming, and with it, so is congestion. The region’s population is expected to double by 2050, threatening to stall traffic and make it even harder to move around,” said Mark Lawrence, CEO and co-founder, SpotHero. “Public and private sectors alike have a responsibility to act now to implement solutions that create better outcomes for all stakeholders who live, work and visit the region. We commend Pearson for being one of the first global airports to optimize their experience for customers who depend on, and expect, mobile apps to manage every aspect of their travel itinerary, including on-airport parking options. As we look to develop additional partnerships and uncover new opportunities to drive growth, having Patrick to manage the Canadian market will put SpotHero in a powerful position to maximize our impact.”

“Toronto Pearson is focused on creating the most seamless door-to-door experience possible for our passengers by providing easy and convenient transportation options at every price point. Enabling hassle-free airport parking is a critical component of that,” said Scott Collier, Vice President, Customer and Terminal Services, Toronto Pearson. “Partnering with SpotHero allows us to offer our customers the best-in-class experience they’ve come to expect from Pearson, while giving us a new channel to drive new customer acquisition, retention and additional revenue.”

 

SpotHero partners with parking operators and facilities adjacent to more than 50 airports in North America to provide convenient and affordable parking options to travelers who expect mobile reservations and mobile payments enabled for every leg of their journey. In 2018, drivers used SpotHero to reserve airport-adjacent parking 2X more than the previous year. To learn more, visit SpotHero.com and TorontoPearson.com.

 

About SpotHero

SpotHero is the #1 consumer marketplace and mobility platform for off-street parking in North America. SpotHero is curbing the rise of urban congestion by changing the way millions of people park every day. Using SpotHero’s portfolio of mobile apps and websites, drivers find, book and access a parking facility near their destination, eliminating the need to circle the block in search of parking. SpotHero’s platform enables leading mobility companies to build seamless parking experiences directly into their products. For more information, visit SpotHero.com.

 

Southland Printing Company, Inc. promotes Charles McHenry to Sales Manager

May 23, 2019

 

 

 

Southland Printing Company, Inc.  promotes Charles McHenry to Sales Manager

 

 

 

Southland Printing Company, Inc. has announced the promotion of Charles McHenry to Sales Manager. McHenry has been with the company for 13 years in various sales capacities.

 

 

John Manno, Jr., President of Southland says that “Charles made this choice easy. He has always demonstrated superior customer service.” Charles will lead a sales team composed of five regional sales representatives: Kris Catch (West), John Cordaro (South), Tricia Rukstalis (North), John Beehler (North East), and Gary Flowers (South East). He is looking forward to helping each of them grow Southland’s presence in the industry.

 

About Southland Printing Company Inc.: 

For over 50 years, Southland Printing Company, Inc., has been focused on quality. From our tickets to our technology, we have served the parking and transit industries as a trusted and reliable partner. From the press room to the boardroom, Southland Printing Company, Inc., has been fully engaged in the business success of our customers – in all 50 states and over 49 countries. The Future Is Certainly Bright. At Southland Printing Company, Inc., we are well positioned to support our current customers as well as welcome new customers to the Southland Family. We are excited to carry our rich history into the future with a substantial investment in new technology as well as new efforts to share how this technology can improve the business future of our customers. We look forward to an exciting future with you.

www.southlandprinting.com

 

LAS VEGAS SELECTS PARKWHIZ TO POWER EVENT PARKING

May 23, 2019

 

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS SELECTS PARKWHIZ TO POWER EVENT PARKING

Partnership Makes it Easier for Local Residents to Find and Book Parking in Advance

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2019, Las Vegas, NV — In response to resident and visitor demands for simpler and more convenient parking, the city has partnered with ParkWhiz to power event parking in Las Vegas, including the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

 

 

“Over the last few years, downtown Las Vegas has experienced significant growth, especially when it comes to events, and one of our biggest complaints is how to find convenient parking,” said Brandy Stanley, Parking Services Manager from the city of Las Vegas. “We wanted to identify a partner to help simplify parking and make it easier for everyone to get to where they need to go.”

 

ParkWhiz will kick off work with the city around events at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, including this weekend’s Punk Rock Bowling concert series from May 25 – May 27. Attendees can purchase event parking in advance through the ParkWhiz mobile app or on ParkWhiz.com and escape the hassle of trying to find parking. All of the city’s garages are now available for reservations through ParkWhiz, so even if someone is not coming downtown for an event, it is easy to reserve a parking space in advance and know exactly where to park. For any event that is powered by Ticketmaster, people will have the option to book parking along with their ticket purchase.

 

“We realize that parking is really a means to an end – the thing you have to do before doing what you want to do. We’re excited to partner with the city of Las Vegas to make parking much easier and hassle-free for residents and visitors alike,” said Dan Roarty, President and COO of Arrive, ParkWhiz’s parent company.

 

For more information or to purchase parking, residents can visit ParkWhiz.com or download the ParkWhiz app.

 

About ParkWhiz

ParkWhiz is the fastest and most convenient way for drivers to reach their destination. Founded in 2006, the ParkWhiz app helps drivers discover and instantly access thousands of parking spaces across North America, saving them time and money. An official partner of Ticketmaster, the Boston Red Sox, Madison Square Garden and more, ParkWhiz also provides parking as an added-value service to ticket holders and event attendees. ParkWhiz is an Arrive brand and part of the Arrive Network, harnessing the power of apps, voice and in-dash technology to make the final leg of modern travel absolutely effortless. For more information, visit ParkWhiz.com.

Dublin City Council piloting Intelligent Kerbside Management Solution with Grid Smarter Cities

May 23, 2019

 

Dublin City Council piloting Intelligent Kerbside Management Solution with Grid Smarter Cities.

 

Newcastle based Smarter Cities is delighted to announce that they have been selected to partake in Phase 2 of Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland’s SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program to support Last Mile delivery in partnership with Dublin City Council and Belfast City Council.

 

Grid Smarter Cities have been working with Dublin City Council to better understand and analyse potential use-cases for Kerb, their Intelligent Kerbside Management solution in the city centre — with the ambition to dynamically manage the kerbside with the use of Virtual Loading Bays (VLBs).

 

Kerb is an app that gives commercial vehicles the ability to book a Virtual Loading Bay (VLB) on previously restricted kerb space in the city.

 

Kerb helps highway authorities reduce pollution whilst reducing the cost of administering Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), as well as creating atool to assist with managing traffic flows at peak hours to help reduce congestion in the city centre. For commercial vehicle operators, Kerb saves time and fuel by creating more efficient deliveries and drop offs.

 

With the use of the virtual bays, loading and unloading operational efficiency is increased, and costs of administering PCNs is reduced as previously restricted kerb space is allocated as bookable VLBs.

 

For residents, the improved traffic management results in roads becoming clearer, with less idling in traffic and ultimately shorter journey times.

 

Our Phase 1 funding allowed us to establish that there is a fantastic opportunity for Kerb in Dublin and Belfast, with Grid being able to use our solution to better manage the demands on our already restricted kerb space” said Neil Herron, Founder and CEO of Grid Smarter Cities. “In Phase 2 we are looking forward to being able to trial Kerb to be able to empirically demonstrate how the solution can support commercial operations as well as aiding traffic management and tourism in the City Centre.”

 

Jamie Cudden, Smart City Programme Manager, Dublin City Council stated, “The concept of Kerb is simple and highly innovative, and has the potential to transform how cities manage kerbside in the future. We are delighted to partner with Grid Smarter Cities and look forward to piloting the Kerb solution on the streets of Dublin as part of the phase 2 deployment”.

 

The Phase 2 project, anticipated to start in June 2019, will see Grid Smarter Cities use delivery operators in Dublin to pilot Kerb by utilising Virtual Loading Bays at locations across the city centre. This pilot will demonstrate the benefits of the solution for all stakeholders — and act as a foundation to determine how the solution can be scaled up across further locations in Dublin, Belfast and beyond.

 

A video explaining a bit more about our work in Dublin can be found here.

Relevant Images can be located here

 

Grid Smarter Cities

 

Grid Smarter Cities is an eco-system of smart solutions — connecting communities and people with transport, parking, goods and services. In 2018 Grid was ranked 7th on the Metis Partners and Clydesdale Bank IP100 Intellectual Property League Table, for their patented solutions that offer them the unique ability to carve out new space in the Smart City landscape, proactively solving the problems that others can’t.

 

There are a number of inter-connecting companies under the Grid umbrella, including Kerb, a real-time, dynamic, Intelligent Kerbside Management solution. Kerb allows commercial vehicle operators to opt to book and park, load and unload on previously unavailable kerb space in high density, urban areas or to extend loading periods in time restricted locations.

www.gridsmartercities.com

 

Smart Dublin

 

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities that uses new technologies to improve services and enhance quality of life in the Dublin Region. Smart Dublin works through collaboration; reaching out and engaging with technology providers, researchers and citizens to co-create solutions to regional challenges.

https://smartdublin.ie/

 

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

 

This SBIR project has been co-funded by Dublin City Council, Belfast City Council and Enterprise Ireland (EI). Enterprise Ireland’s SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) programme is a pre commercial procurement initiative. The aim of SBIR is to drive innovation across all sections of the Irish Public Sector via robust engagement with technology rich companies and organisations, through competitive challenges.

 

Dom Hyams

Digital & Communications Director

 

M: 07843261475

W: gridsmartercities.com

 

PARKVIA TAPS INTO BOOKING SUCCESS FOR PORTUGAL’S FLAG CARRIER

May 23, 2019

 

 

 

PARKVIA TAPS INTO BOOKING SUCCESS FOR PORTUGAL’S FLAG CARRIER

 

 

European airport parking leader, ParkVia, has strengthened its partnership with Portugal’s flag carrier, TAP Air Portugal, following two consecutive contract renewals since its original agreement began in 2016.

 

With a focus on supporting TAP Air’s expansion plans, successful collaboration has seen impressive growth in parking booking numbers, as the airline homes in on plans to be become more universally connected.

 

Thanks to its wide-ranging international network, ParkVia’s white label site, parking.flytap.com, provides passengers – post-flight booking – with the ability to search, browse and book parking at 157 airports across 34 countries worldwide.

 

With car park coverage increasing year-on-year, customers have a wider selection of options to compare via the platform’s intuitive search engine, including individual features, prices and consumer reviews.

 

In sync with its commitment to enhancing the overall passenger travel experience, TAP recently unveiled its revolutionised fleet – adding Airbus’ A330neo, A321neo and A320neo aircrafts for medium and long-haul flights, which began to take off in 2018.

 

Tiago Phillimore, Head of Digital and Innovation at TAP Air Portugal, said:

 

“Over the last three years we have made it our priority to diversify every integral touchpoint of our airline’s network to ensure absolute passenger satisfaction. Expanding our destinations and routes is a key aspect of this strategy, therefore our partner network has to be robust in order for us to futureproof the services we are offering.

 

“ParkVia’s expertise and passion for marketing reservations to digital audiences dovetails perfectly with our vision to really push boundaries and fly higher and farther. We’re delighted to continue building upon this partnership and anticipate further success for all involved.”

 

Headquartered from Lisbon, TAP has announced eight new traveller-favourite destinations for 2019, which include San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, Dublin, Basel, Tenerife, Naples and Tel Aviv. It has also improved its Northern European offer, adding Brussels, Lyon and Munich.

 

The ParkVia brand has grown in reputation and popularity over the last 10 years, providing its 3.5m website users with easy, reliable parking reservations across 43 countries.

 

To find out more about ParkVia, please visit www.parkvia.com.

 

 

About ParkVia  

 

As Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia is dedicated to connecting the world’s drivers with parking spaces in 42 countries. Its online retail platform allows consumers to book parking as part of their journey, working with both car park operators and travel industry market leaders to ensure that parking is visible at the right time.

 

Encouraging its philosophy of ‘Choose parking’, ParkVia believes pre-booking is the key element in the travel process, allowing customers to plan in advance and giving them freedom of choice to select the parking product that suits their specific journey type.

 

Founded in 2008, ParkVia has grown in popularity and reputation over the last 11 years, particularly within the wider airport parking sector. As an established partner for many of the world’s leading international airports, ParkVia is able to maximise visibility for official car parks and ancillary products by covering more points of entry with its targeted marketing expertise.

 

Today the services of over 2,000 parking providers are promoted to ParkVia’s 3.5m registered users, as well as a large network of partner websites, that includes airlines, travel partners, online travel agents and in-car navigation technology – making it an attractive and lucrative proposition for partners looking to collaborate for white label and in-path projects.

 

ParkVia. Choose parking.

https://www.parkvia.com

 

Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade

Awarded to ParkCloud 2019

 

City of New Buffalo launches mobile pay parking app: The Passport Parking app makes it simple to pay for parking

May 23, 2019

City of New Buffalo launches mobile pay parking app

The Passport Parking app makes it simple to pay for parking

 

 

 

New Buffalo, Mich. (May 23, 2019) — Just in time for summer, the City of New Buffalo, Mich. is launching a mobile pay parking solution with the Passport Parking app. Starting on May 24, 2019 visitors to city beaches can download the app and easily pay for parking without needing to wait in a long line or pay for a full day of parking when not needed. At the same time, the city will be introducing a new parking enforcement software, also powered by Passport.

 

With the Passport Parking app, users can easily create an account and start a parking session. An added benefit is the ability to extend a parking session remotely, which means visitors don’t need to return to their cars if they chose a shorter parking session and can keep enjoying their time on the beach and can keep enjoying their time on the beach. Users can also access receipts and parking history through the app.

 

“Summertime in New Buffalo is a great time of year, as residents and visitors get to enjoy the beautiful weather and all the other amenities the city has to offer. This year, spending time at the beach will be even better with our new streamlined parking solution,” said New Buffalo police chief Rich Killips “With the Passport Parking app, people can spend more time with their friends and family on the beach and less time worrying about paying for a full day of parking when it may not be needed.  This will allow everyone to pay for a shorter period of time so they can come and simply enjoy the food and beach offerings without having to pay for a whole day of parking”

 

In addition to the Passport Parking app, the city will also be using Passport’s parking enforcement software. The real-time platform enables enforcement officers to quickly see if a car has paid to park and to issue a citation, if necessary. The city can also utilize the platform to track parking trends, enforcement officer routes and revenue growth.

 

“We are excited to partner with the City of New Buffalo and provide a great parking solution for visitors and for enforcement officers,” said Marcell Allmond, sales executive at Passport. “With our mobile pay parking app and enforcement software, the city is well-equipped to manage the influx of visitors this summer and beyond.”

 

Passport works with hundreds of clients around the world, including many in the region, such as Grand Rapids, Detroit, Ferndale and Michigan State University. Drivers can download the free Passport Parking app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

About Passport

Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by more than 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.

BLINK CHARGING: THE INDUSTRY’S FASTEST EV CHARGING STATION NOW OFFERED TO FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI’S GUESTS

May 22, 2019

 

 

 

BLINK CHARGING – THE INDUSTRY’S FASTEST EV CHARGING STATION NOW OFFERED
TO FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI’S GUESTS

 

 

 

Miami, FL, May 21, 2019, – Blink Charging, and SP Plus, parking management services, are excited to announce that they have installed the fastest Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations available for guests of Four Seasons Hotel Miami located in Brickell. The coordination with the three companies further reinforces Four Seasons’ commitment to sustainability and the increased driver demand for EV charging in urban areas. This installation replaces old EV charging equipment, now offering the most advanced, fastest EV charging stations.

 

 

Replacing the old Chargepoint equipment with the industry’s fastest Level 2, 80-Amp Blink IQ200 equipment is the first step in providing additional EV amenities at the property. In the coming weeks, SP Plus will also increase the number of charging stations in the parking structure. The charging station is capable of charging any battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle and works on the Blink Network offering EV drivers easy access to charging as well as discounted rates when they sign up for a free blink membership.

 

The growing number of EV charging stations found at Four Seasons properties further highlights the company’s commitment to sustainability and is just one of the many ways the luxury hotelier encourages employees and guests in the common goal of preserving and protecting the planet.

 

To utilize these fast-charging stations, an EV can ask the valet attendant to charge their EV while they stay, dine, or attend meetings at the property. For more information, please contact SP Plus at the Four Seasons or Blink Charging.

 

 

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Miami-based, Blink Charging is the largest owner/operator of EV charging stations in the United States. Founded in 2009, Blink is dedicated to slowing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation. With a long history pioneering the EV industry and a team of leaders that created the industry, Blink continues to be the preferred trusted partner in EV Charging Station technology. As such, the company is a driving force in the EV industry with more than 150,000 EV driver members and more than 15,000 EV charging stations across the U.S. For more information please visit www.blinkcharging.com.

 

ABOUT SP+

SP+ is a diverse provider of professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to real estate owners and managers in a wide array of markets. For more information about SP+ please visit www.spplus.com.

 

ABOUT FOUR SEASONS

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 112 hotels and resorts, and 41 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 48 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveler reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com.

 

ABOUT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI

Set in the vibrant Brickell neighborhood, Four Seasons Hotel Miami is situated within minutes from Miami’s most celebrated neighborhoods and the beaches. Located within an architecturally striking tower of glass and granite, 221 recently re-designed guestrooms and suites boast views of Biscayne Bay and the city skyline, and feature modern décor with Miami flair and European-style luxury. EDGE Steak & Bar offers a steakhouse “light” concept, with interesting cuts of meat, indigenous seafood and creative vegetable sides. A two-acre rooftop terrace features lush landscaping, two swimming pools, separate kids’ area, and a wading pool shaded by towering palms. Guests receive exclusive complimentary access to the premiere Equinox fitness center and The Spa located on the fourth floor, including exercise classes and personal training options. A multi-million-dollar art collection, anchored by three oversized statues by Fernando Botero, is exhibited throughout the hotel and features works by Latin American artists, paying tribute to the area’s Latin influences and culture.

 

Blink Investor Relations Contact:

InvestorRelations@BlinkCharging.com

 

Blink Media Contact:

PR@BlinkCharging.com

Conduent Transportation Names Scott Doering to Lead Tolling Business

May 22, 2019

 

 

Conduent Transportation Names Scott Doering to Lead Tolling Business

 

 

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 22,2019—Conduent Transportation, a business unit of digital interactions company Conduent Incorporated, announced the appointment of Scott Doering as general manager, Road Usage Charging.

 

 

Doering will lead Conduent Transportation’s tolling operations and will also shape its vision for the future, as the business pivots toward emerging needs such as congestion management and road usage charging.

 

“Scott brings more than 20 years of tolling experience and valuable insights to our team,” said Mick Slattery, CEO, Conduent Transportation. “He shares our excitement for partnering with agencies to shape the future of tolling while continually elevating our operations and expanding our business.”

 

Based in San Diego, Doering joins the company from Cubic Transportation Systems, where he was business director for Road User Charging, driving global business development and implementation for toll programs. Previously, he was a regional vice president and managing director at TransCore and a tolling general manager at Telvent, which became part of Kapsch TrafficCom.

 

He holds bachelor’s degrees in computer science and mathematics from the University of San Diego.

 

Conduent Transportation is a leading provider of transportation and mobility solutions – including roadway charging and management, curbside management, and advanced transit and public safety systems – that offer automated, analytics- based and personalized services for government agencies and their constituents. The company has been helping transportation clients for more than 50 years and operates in 27 countries.

 

About Conduent

Conduent creates digital platforms and services for businesses and governments to manage millions of interactions every day for those they serve. We are leveraging the power of cloud, mobile and IoT, combined with technologies such as automation, cognitive and blockchain to elevate every constituent interaction, driving modern digital experiences that are more efficient, helpful and satisfying.

 

Conduent’s differentiated offerings touch millions of lives every day, including two-thirds of all insured patients in the U.S. and nearly nine million people who travel through toll systems daily. Whether it’s digital payments, claims processing, benefit administration, automated tolling, customer care or distributed learning – Conduent serves a majority of the Fortune 100 companies and more than 500 government entities. Learn more at www.conduent.com.

 

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair 2019 

May 22, 2019

 

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair 2019

 

 

 

Bluetooth Hardware and Software Delivers Control over LED Lighting

 

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA – May 21, 2019 – At LightFair 2019 this week, Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display its new LED luminaire EliteControl hardware/software solution that uses Bluetooth mesh for wireless lighting control. The wireless luminaire control system includes an LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh interface, a new SmartBridge device for retrofitting luminaires with Bluetooth mesh controls, and an iOS commissioning app. All of Fulham’s Bluetooth mesh solutions have been qualified as interoperable by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

 

Wireless lighting controls provide an extensible, cost-effective way to provide dimming and other luminaire controls using a Bluetooth mesh network. Bluetooth mesh is secure, scalable, and provides-out-of-the-box connectivity. With a Bluetooth mesh ecosystem in place you can control luminaires with wireless light switches, sensors and other Bluetooth-enabled components from a laptop to handheld devices.

 

“We are getting more requests from distributors and OEMs for wireless controls for luminaires, especially for retrofit projects,” said Alvaro Garcia, Senior Director, Product Management for Fulham. “We now have SIG-qualified Bluetooth drivers modules, bridges, add-on sensors, and even commissioning software. At LightFair we will be showing how you can create an entire luminaire control infrastructure using Fulham’s Bluetooth mesh products.”

The WorkHorse LED Connected Driver is Fulham’s 40W, Bluetooth-ready LED driver with 0-10V dimming. It can be installed as a conventional LED driver and then enabled for Bluetooth mesh by adding an intelligent SmartLink module. Once the SmartLink is connected, the driver is compatible with all third-party SIG-qualified wireless devices such as wall switches and sensors.

 

To upgrade installed LED luminaires, Fulham has developed the Bluetooth 0-10V SmartBridge. The SmartBridge can be connected to a previously installed 0-10V LED luminaire to add wireless control capabilities. Since it is SIG qualified it can be added to any SIG-qualified Bluetooth mesh ecosystem without disruption. The SmartBridge is ideal for luminaire retrofits, as well as OEMs seeking to develop their own Bluetooth products.

 

An add-on sensor, the Link and SmartLink+, can be plugged into Fulham Bluetooth products to add motion and light harvesting controls. The sensor is designed to integrate into a Fulham Bluetooth driver or bridge and add automated lighting control support based on room conditions.

 

Fulham also has developed its own iOS app, eliteBlue, for commissioning, customizing, and monitoring mesh-connected luminaires. eliteBlue can run on iOS-compatible handheld device to customize lighting control parameters commissioning for lighting zones to meet site-specific needs and building energy codes.

 

To help OEMs, distributors, and installers get started with Bluetooth mesh, Fulham also has the Bluetooth Mesh Lab Kit. The Kit includes a Fulham SmartBridge, an EnOcean double rocker Bluetooth switch, a 9W Vision LED engine, an iPad with Fulham’s eliteBlue commissioning app installed. It’s ideal for testing new Bluetooth-ready products or experimenting with possible installation scenarios.

 

Fulham will have all its Bluetooth mesh wireless control products on display in Booth 2701. For more information visit http://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, and India. For more information, visit www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

 

Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System contract for La Morea Shopping Centre

May 21, 2019

 

Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System
contract for La Morea Shopping Centre

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – May 21st, 2019 – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the La Morea Shopping Centre located in Pamplona, Spain. Located in the Navarre region, Pamplona is visited by upwards of 1 million people annually in the Month of July for the Pamplona Fiesta, otherwise known as San Fermin – an event known worldwide as ‘running with the bulls’. La Morea Shopping Centre offers 100 different stores, 14 restaurants, and a cinema which makes it one of the leading regional shopping centre’s in Navarre. Park Assist’s M4 camera-based smart-sensor Parking Guidance System will be installed into the Centre’s 1,200 space car park.

 

 

La Morea’s parking facilities will feature Park Assist’s M4 camera-based smart-sensor Parking Guidance System with two software extensions, Park Alerts and Park Surveillance. The M4 camera-based smart-sensor PGS is used to help quickly and effortlessly guide visitors to available parking spaces. The patented, camera-based technology guides visitors upon entry to vacant spots using color-coded, smart-sensors, saving visitors time and getting them to their destination faster. Park Alerts is designed to ensure compliance with parking policies is upheld. Automated alerts signal parking management that a vehicle has been improperly parked. Park Surveillance has the ability to capture streaming video whenever motion is detected in or around a space, which provides customers with peace-of-mind while in the facility knowing their car is under surveillance.
The Park Assist M4 camera-based smart-sensor Parking Guidance System was selected by the client, Morea Inversiones S.A., in order to elevate the parker’s experience, ensure compliance with parking policies and enhance security and safety within the Centre’s parking facilities. Due to the popularity of the shopping centre, the parking facilities tend to become congested. Park Assist’s M4 Parking Guidance System will alleviate congestion with clear signage and smart sensors guiding drivers quickly and easily to open spaces. The installation will begin in May of 2019 and has an expected completion of July 2019.
“Park Assist is excited to partner with Morea Inversiones S.A. to achieve Morea Shopping Centre’s goal of elevating the parker experience while also operating an efficient and fluid traffic flow.” said Joe Ruggero, Global Executive Vice President of Park Assist.
About Park Assist

Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Our patented technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.8 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.

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