Target Park U.S. expands into Warwick, Rhode Island

October 19, 2017




Target Park U.S. expands into Warwick, Rhode Island



Target Park U.S. recently expanded into Warwick, Rhode Island, securing a long-term lease with the only off airport parking lot for TF Green Airport.  Conveniently located just one block away from the airport and commuter train, Target Park will provide 24/7 short and long-term parking options. To ensure customer satisfaction, several payment options will be accessible including on site payment, reservation bookings and third-party options.


For more information about Target Park U.S., please contact: Chet Wilkolaski Cell: 973-407-0431 Email: Website:

TagMaster intent to acquire Magsys in France

October 19, 2017



TagMaster intent to acquire Magsys in France


Stockholm, Sweden, October 19 2017


TagMaster, the leading supplier of advanced RFID, traffic sensor products and ANPR cameras for vehicle identification within Traffic and Rail Solutions, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire SA Magsys in France.



Magsys was established in 2003 and is the leading added value ITS (intelligent transportation solutions) distributor in France with a strong foothold in vehicle counting, travel time management and on-street parking monitoring. Magsys are selling towards the French road administrations in cities, departments and to highways (toll roads). Sales for 2018 are expected to reach 2,5M€ with a good EBITDA margin.

The consideration will be funded from the existing bank facilities and the acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing to TagMaster in the first full financial year following the transaction.

The transaction is conditional upon a successful due diligence and is expected to close before end of 2017.

”TagMaster is excited about this important step in our growth strategy and we will together with Magsys become a stronger player in the Traffic solutions market in France. Following this acquisition we will continue to establish ourselves as an important player in Smart City solutions. There are clear and immediate synergies between Magsys and CA Traffic and CitySync. With the combined expertise at Magsys and CA Traffic and CitySync we believe we have an excellent opportunity to become one of the main players in the fast growing French ITS market. We will also take full advantage of CA Traffic’s technical expertise in traffic monitoring products and start distribute them through Magsys strong clientbase in France.” says Jonas Svensson, CEO, TagMaster

Commenting on the acquisition, Jean-Marc Coutellier Magsys MD, said “We are very pleased to be joining the TagMaster Group. We recognise and welcome the strength that the union will bring to both brands and the synergies that are immediately apparent with the other TagMaster companies.”

For more information, please contact;
Jonas Svensson, CEO
Telephone: +46 8 632 1950


About TagMaster

TagMaster is an application driven technology company that designs and markets advanced identification systems and solutions based on radio & vision technology (RFID & ANPR) for demanding environments. Business areas include Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions providing innovative mobility solutions, sold under the brands TagMaster, CitySync, Balogh & CA Traffic, in order to increase efficiency, security, convenience and to decrease environmental impact within Smart Cities. TagMaster has dedicated agencies in the US and in China and exports mainly to Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners, systems integrators and distributors. TagMaster was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.TagMasters certified advisor is Remium Nordic AB. For more information about TagMaster, please visit



ParkWhiz expands in Boston to ease parking pains; surprises residents with “random acts of parking”

October 18, 2017

Parking Reservation App Rolls Out More Spaces for Boston Drivers



ParkWhiz expands in Boston to ease parking pains; surprises residents with “random acts of parking”


BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2017  — ParkWhiz announced today it has expanded its service in Boston to make more parking available to drivers, with rates in downtown Boston as low as $17 for a typical eight-hour workday.

Customers can now choose from more than 5,500 spaces at nearly 100 garages or lots in advance, removing the frustrations of driving in circles, surge pricing and parking tickets. The company will feature deals in congested areas like Back Bay, Fenway Park and the Theatre District, saving drivers up to 50 percent off standard rates.

To celebrate the expansion, ParkWhiz will launch its “Random Acts of Parking” campaign where Bostonians will receive free gifts over a four-week period. Rewards may include theater tickets, stadium seat upgrades, a dinner for two or paying for a person’s parking ticket.

“We identified Boston as an ideal market to expand our service since it’s one of the most expensive places to park in the country,” said Aashish Dalal, founder and CEO of ParkWhiz. “With the high demand for more affordable parking, we’re continuing to add new locations to give commuters a faster and more efficient way to free themselves from the hassles of everyday travel.”

By searching for parking with the mobile app and website, drivers can compare prices, review garage amenities and calculate the time to walk from their car to their destination. After booking a spot, customers receive a digital parking pass which they can display on their smartphone for validation.

Unlike other parking apps, ParkWhiz has integrations with auto manufacturers and major e-commerce platforms, such as Ford, Ticketmaster and StubHub.

Boston is the first city in ParkWhiz’s nationwide expansion. Announcements of new locations in other major cities will take place over the next six months, increasing the company’s network of garages and lots.

More than six million people have parked with ParkWhiz. The company partners with parking operators to give customers access to one of the world’s largest online parking inventories at approximately 7,000 sites nationwide.


About ParkWhiz

Headquartered in Chicago, ParkWhiz is the one of the most popular on-demand parking services. The company’s website and mobile platforms provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and book parking spaces before reaching their destination at thousands of parking locations across the country, from New York City to Chicago to San Francisco. ParkWhiz is an official partner and parking provider for Ford, Concur, and StubHub among many others. ParkWhiz has helped more than 6 million drivers seamlessly get where they need to be. For more information, visit

Aaron Mays

San Diego’s $10.4 Billion Tourism Industry Gets a Boost as World-Class Affordable Luxury Provider – Sixt Rent-a-Car Opens for Business at San Diego International Airport

October 18, 2017



San Diego’s $10.4 Billion Tourism Industry Gets a Boost as World-Class Affordable Luxury Provider – Sixt Rent-a-Car Opens for Business at San Diego International Airport


Flanked by business and tourism leaders, Jerry Sanders— former San Diego Mayor and current President of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce—led a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the globally recognized company’s expansion to another key U.S. location, further bolstering tourism in the greater San Diego area



(San Diego, CA—October 17, 2017) Sixt Rent-a-Car, the world’s premiere affordable luxury car rental service with more than 2,000 locations in over 100 countries, is renowned around the world for its one-of-a-kind “Signature Sixt Experience,” meeting the unique needs of each customer with world-class service. In the United States, Sixt is focused on upgrading and improving existing locations and expanding to new markets as rapidly as possible. Last month, the company unveiled a newly-expanded space that will enable it to keep up with surging demand at the Miami International Airport.

Beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Jerry Sanders, former San Diego Mayor and current President of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sixt announced that it’s officially open for business at the San Diego International Airport.

“We are the 5th largest car rental company in the world, and have earned the loyalty of customers in 100 countries, customers who have repeatedly asked when they’ll be able to rent from us in the San Diego area. Their wait is finally over. For travelers coming to the area who haven’t used Sixt before, we’ll go out of our way to earn their business through our unique offering that combines unparalleled customer service and luxury cars with affordable prices,” said Daniel Florence, co-President of Sixt USA. “San Diego is a huge market for leisure and tourism, and we’re thrilled to be present here. Our team is actively engaging in the tourism and business community to learn what we can do to be a great local partner. Thanks to Jerry Sanders and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce for such a warm welcome, we can’t wait to add to an already great travel and business community.”


Sixt entered the U.S. market in 2011. Beginning with its first location at Miami International Airport, Sixt started with a local fleet of nearly 500 vehicles. Today, the company has grown its business to a fleet of more than 2,500 vehicles in the Miami market, and just opened a newly-renovated location at MIA to keep pace with demand. The company plans to take the same approach in San Diego, working diligently to grow its business through customer loyalty, and is also expanding into other U.S. cities as rapidly as possible.

Sixt is now the 5th largest car rental company in the United States. The company has grown to over 750 employees, and serves more than 50 rental locations located in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Washington, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, and Massachusetts.


About Sixt:

Sixt SE has its registered headquarters in Pullach near Munich and is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services for business and corporate customers as well as private travelers. With representations in over 100 countries worldwide Sixt is continually expanding its presence. The Company’s strengths lie in the high proportion of premium cars in the vehicle fleet, its employees’ consistent service orientation and a good price-performance ratio. Taken together these strengths have given the Company an excellent market position. Sixt was founded in 1912 and maintains alliances with renowned brands in the hotel industry, well-known airlines and numerous prominent service providers in the tourism sector. The Sixt Group generates revenues of EUR 2.4 billion (2016).

Standards Developer ASTM International Launches New Exoskeleton Group

October 18, 2017



Standards Developer ASTM International Launches New Exoskeleton Group


W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 17, 2017 – Yesterday, the board of directors of ASTM International, one of the world’s leading standards developers, approved the formation of an exoskeletons and exosuits committee (designated F48).


Leaders from dozens of companies, associations, government agencies, and other organizations helped organize the new group on Sept. 14. These stakeholders saw a need for standardization that supports innovation in exoskeletons and exosuits, including applications that help patients, workers, the military, first responders, and others.

“This committee will help meet a need for new standards in a dynamic and exciting industry,” said Katharine Morgan, ASTM International president. “With decades of experience developing standards in industries such as medical devices, security, and textiles, ASTM International and our members are uniquely positioned to help this new industry reach its full potential.”

According to organizers, the committee’s initial focus will be on standards development in five technical areas (which will be subcommittees):
Design and manufacturing,
Human factors and ergonomics,
Task performance and environmental considerations,
Maintenance and disposal, and
Security and information technology.

The growth of the new committee – including participants such as EksoWorks and Rise Robotics – are featured in this new Standardization News article.

To learn more about the ASTM International process, visit To join, go to

About ASTM International
Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards – developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovative services to improve lives… Helping our world work better.

Smart Parking: Bringing IoT technology to one city at a time – smart car parks in the City of Casey

October 18, 2017



Smart Parking: Bringing IoT technology to one city at a time – smart car parks in the City of Casey



The solution includes 904 of Smart Parking’s vehicle detection sensors used to monitor parking space availability, including mobility bays, which is displayed on variable message signs at the car parks entrances, with direction indicators to get the driver there.



SmartSpot Gateways will connect to the sites mobile network and act as the central communication unit that collects data from the sensors via wireless communication and transmits it to the SmartCloud parking services system.

Smart Parking’s analytics tool and dashboard, SmartRep, will provide a real-time view of how the smart car park and its infrastructure is being used. This enables the City to monitor park facilities and use resources more efficiently to allow the City to plan more effectively creating an easier and happier parking experience for visitors.

Smart Parking National Sales Manager Ben Williams said: “Smart Parking are delighted to be working with the City of Casey, to provide our leading edge technology. Our parking solution will make it easier for Casey residents and visitors to locate a parking space and will contribute to the positive experience of visiting the Bunjil Place precinct.”

City of Casey Strategic Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said the introduction of smart parking technology in the Bunjil Place precinct is an exciting step forward for Casey and will provide significant benefits to our community.

“Not only will the technology assist visitors to our Bunjil Place precinct in finding a suitable parking space, but the use of reporting data will also allow us to analyse individual parking bay usage, traffic flows and peak usage periods”, said the Mayor.

“Integrating this technology will provide us with significant future opportunities to continue on our journey in becoming a Smart City”.

This is just another step forward as Smart Parking continues to bring IoT parking technology to communities across Australia. Earlier this year, Joondalup worked with Smart Parking to bring smart parks to its city. Smart Parking is now proud to bring IoT technology to Bunjil Place; the only facility of its kind serving a regional community and enabling them to connect better with arts and cultural activities.

For more information Smart Parking in Bunjil Place from Mark Chapman, Telstra Director, Global Enterprise Mobility. Visit Telstra Exchange.


For further information about Smart Parking and this project, please contact:

Emily Armstrong
+44 (0)7825 753202
Marketing Manager


Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) | A Global Parking Business

Smart Parking is leading the way in the delivery of proven, fully integrated end-to-end information technology that results in a transformation of the complete parking experience. This is based upon the ongoing exclusive innovations being progressively delivered and the extensive experience which it has developed. With over 40,000 vehicle detection sensors installed in 17 countries, in some of the industry’s largest deployments Smart Parking has achieved the position of holding the largest market share of the global intelligent parking sensor and integrated smart parking services market.

To learn more please visit:
For Smart Parking news follow: @smartparktech


ITR and Amano McGann awarded PARCS project for Cobb Galleria Centre

October 13, 2017



ITR and Amano McGann awarded PARCS project

for Cobb Galleria Centre




October 13, 2017 – Atlanta, Georgia– The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority own and operate the Cobb Galleria Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops in Atlanta. Three parking decks, consisting of over 2,000 spaces serve the area. To better manage their inventory for visitors to the campus, the Authority has opted to monetize their parking operations. Amano McGann and distribution partner ITR began installing a new parking access and revenue control system earlier this year and the project will be completed this winter.



ITR will install Amano McGann entry and exit terminals and central pay-on-foot stations that accept pre-issued parking passes, validations and credit cards. “The Cobb Galleria Center required a system with the flexibility to support multiple validation and pre-payment options,” explained Vice President of Sales for ITR Sam Tupman. Parking passes are created using eFlexPass®, are printed or emailed and presented on the patron’s smartphone, and are scanned by Amano McGann’s FlexScan QR400® barcode readers. Validations are created using eParcVal® which allows facility operators to easily apply validations for reduced parking fees directly to a patron’s entry ticket to be used at the exit. Tupman continues, “To add an additional layer of convenience, patrons will also be able to use the Parkmobile app to reserve and pay for parking before events.”

About ITR

Since 1969, clients throughout the Southeast United States have trusted ITR with their parking, access and revenue control (PARC) needs. From government and commercial properties, hospitals and universities, and gated residential communities, ITR provides clients with innovative, technology-driven solutions tailored to their specific needs. Their products and services help protect and secure property, increase profitability and reduce overhead through automation. ITR offers the most relevant and cost-effective solutions to our clients and prospects. For more information about ITR visit


About Amano McGann

Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an Authorized Distribution Network and provides a level of service and experience unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit

Clark Pacific Launches PARC, the Industry’s First Pre-Engineered Parking Structure Design Solution

October 12, 2017



Clark Pacific Launches PARC, the Industry’s First Pre-Engineered Parking Structure Design Solution



Brings benefits of prefabricated and off-site manufactured construction to owners, without risk




SACRAMENTO, October 4, 2017 – Clark Pacific, a leader in the design, manufacturing and construction of prefabricated building systems, today announced Clark PARC, the industry’s first and only pre-engineered parking structure solution specifically designed for prefabrication. Clark PARC provides owners and developers with a single source for the design, manufacture and construction of parking structures with reliable cost and schedule certainty.



A complete turn-key solution, Clark PARC brings the benefits of off-site construction directly to owners with a pre-engineered parking structure. Clark Pacific will deliver a 700+ stall Clark PARC parking structure in under six months, groundbreaking to beneficial use, moving over 2,200 man-days off-site – numbers unmatched by traditional design and construction.

“There is clear market demand among owners who want take advantage of the cost and schedule certainty that comes with precast and off-site construction but are apprehensive about where to start with an off-site strategy, “said Farid Ibrahim, director of product innovation. “Optimized for prefabrication by our in-house experts, Clark PARC takes risk out of the equation so owners and designers can enjoy the benefits of off-site construction for their parking projects.”

Prefabricated parking structures offer a multitude of benefits over traditional construction, such as schedule and cost certainty, increased safety and higher quality. Clark PARC provides designers with a starting point – a complete system design that can be used as is, or customized as needed, making it easy to deliver the added value and cost savings of prefabricated parking structures to owners.

Clark PARC, the lowest cost and fastest speed-to-market parking structure design solution on the market, will be available October 9th and includes a 5-year warranty on the structure. For more information visit


About Clark Pacific

Clark Pacific is one of the nation’s leading design-build manufacturers of prefabricated building systems. Driven to deliver better buildings, the company has paved the way for prefabrication in the marketplace, bridging the gap between manufacturing and construction to deliver high quality, cost-effective buildings on budget and on time. Clark Pacific’s approach provides owners and design-build teams greater schedule and cost certainty, cleaner and safer jobsites, higher quality systems and more resilient structures than conventional construction. For more information, visit

Park City Introduces Mobile Parking App Powered by Passport

October 12, 2017




Park City Introduces Mobile Parking App Powered by Passport

Go Park City app makes paying for parking quicker and easier




Park City, UT (October 11, 2017)– Park City today announced the launch of its mobile parking application, Go Park City, to make paying for parking more convenient. The app was created by Passport, the global parking technology leader who powers the parking apps for large cities like Boston, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit.


Go Park City allows users to quickly and easily pay for parking, as well as:

  • Extend their sessions remotely
  • Keep track of all parking history
  • Receive notifications
  • Get email receipts


“Park City is excited to roll out the app to over 220 parking spaces in downtown to help digitize the parking experience for drivers,” said Kenzie Coulson, manager of fleet and parking at Park City Municipal Corporation. “We want to make it as easy as possible to pay for parking and we hope to reduce traffic congestion.”


“We are thrilled to work closely with the city to bring a personalized parking app to Park City residents and visitors,” said Phil Endres, Sales Executive at Passport.  “Our partnership with the city will help improve the parking experience for drivers through a mobile-first approach.”


The mobile app is currently only available on-street at Main Street in downtown Park City, but will soon expand to off-street parking lots as well.  Drivers will also be able to pay for citations within the app, providing additional utility to the end user.


The Go Park City app is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their sessions at Park City is offering a discount code to all first-time users of the app.  After starting your parking session, click on ‘Session Options’ and then select ‘Discount’. Enter the discount code ‘GoParkCity’ to receive 3 hours of free parking on Main Street. The offer is valid for use until December 15, 2017.



Media Contact:

Christina Kyriazi



Impark Deploys New Parking App in Vancouver, BC

October 11, 2017


Impark Deploys New Parking App in Vancouver, BC



VANCOUVER, B.C. (October 11, 2017): Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) announced today the deployment at parking facilities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of hangTagTM; a new parking app. HangTag allows parkers to conveniently locate parking facilities on a map, view lot details, get driving directions, and pay for parking without going to the meter. The app also provides an early notification when a session is about to expire, allowing parkers to extend time right from their phone.


“Impark is excited to deliver this innovative and improved digital experience for our customers. We conducted extensive consumer research into what parking app users would find most valuable, and HangTag precisely matches those results.” Commented Gordon Craig, Impark’s President of Canadian Operations. “We’re confident that parkers in Vancouver are going to appreciate the new search features, and with the ability to easily add more time as needed, they can park with the peace of mind that they won’t overstay. In addition, we know that being able to access parking receipts from the app is an easy and secure way to track those business expenses.”

hangTag was first launched in August at Advanced Parking and Metro Parking facilities in Vancouver and Whistler, BC, and with the current deployment of the app throughout many of Impark’s lots, hangTag will offer users a wide variety of parking choices in the Lower Mainland.

Impark is also deploying the hangTag app in London, Ontario, in October, and plans include further expansion through Impark’s operations in Canada and the United States.

hangTag™ is a new parking platform that allows you to pay for parking right from your smartphone in a few easy steps. For more information:

Imperial Parking Corporation (Impark), with headquarters in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is one of the largest parking and transportation management companies and in North America with approximately 3,400 locations, and over 9,000 employees. For more information:


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