March 24, 2023
TEZ Technology Announces Leadership Restructuring to Support Organization Growth
TEZ Technology (TEZ), the parking industry’s leading developer of app-free, ticketless solutions is thrilled to announce the appointment and promotion of several new executive and director level positions. This leadership restructuring is an essential step toward the organization’s continued growth. These individuals will play a significant role in the future of the organization, provide essential leadership in pursuit of TEZ’s development and goals, and support the needs of TEZ clients nationwide.
TEZ is pleased to welcome Jim Zaloudek to the team. Jim joins TEZ as our new Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Jim will lead the effort to implement TEZ’s financial strategy. Jim has over 30 years of finance, executive management, operations management, and M&A experience within the software, IT services and telecom sectors. His ability to break down “walls” and improve processes enables him to provide strong fiduciary leadership during periods of significant revenue expansion.
JG Biebighauser has been promoted to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. After successfully leading TEZ’s product team in 2022, JG will now manage both the sales and marketing teams. JG’s background as an operator coupled with his work in sales, strategy, and marketing at IBM positions him well to lead our growth efforts at TEZ. In his new role, JG will develop strategies to implement TEZ’s sales and marketing efforts, will lead in our developing and maintaining our strong industry partnerships, and will identify opportunities to further develop TEZ’s client relationships and support our client needs.
Katherine Beaty has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Client Success. Katherine is an experienced industry leader with more than 20 years of experience in operations, compliance, cybersecurity, and more. In this new role, Katherine will lead the organization’s efforts to ensure that TEZ solutions meet each client’s unique needs. Katherine will lead a team of implementation and support specialists. Under her leadership these teams will be jointly responsible for ensuring our clients’ success after the sale.
Russell Wiant has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Product and Technology. Previously, Russell served as TEZ’s Vice President of Engineering. In this new role, Russell will lead TEZ’s product team and will enhance the processes used to gather customer requirements and to deliver innovative technology to the parking industry. In addition, Russell will continue to lead TEZ’s development team as they build our industry-leading suite of app-free solutions. By bringing both the product and development teams under his leadership, TEZ has improved our ability to nimbly respond to the needs of our clients and the market.
Adam Barge has been promoted to Director of Product Development. Adam has been a part of the TEZ Team for nearly six years, most recently serving as Product Manager for our TEXT2PARK solution. In this new role, Adam will manage the entire product management team, including identifying opportunities to continue to enhance TEZ products.
Chad Brown has been promoted to Director of Systems Engineering. Chad is a proven leader and has been with TEZ for over six years. In his tenure at TEZ, Chad has lead our support team, has been instrumental in building external partner relationships, and, most recently, has been responsible for our flagship product, SMS Valet. In his new role, Chad will be responsible for technical product management at TEZ, ensuring that our solutions are developed in line with TEZ’s commitment to the highest quality stability and reliability.
TEZ’s CEO Mike Simmons stated, “We are excited about the future of TEZ as an organization as we continue to grow and enhance our app-free parking solutions, while helping transform the parking industry to create the best parking experiences possible. Each of these individuals have a proven track record of professionalism, innovation, and leadership and we are thrilled about the opportunities possible as TEZ continues to grow. Each will play a vital role in continuing TEZ’s efforts to support our clients and their effort to serve their clients and communities.”
About TEZ Technology
TEZ has long been at the forefront of connecting drivers and parking facility owners and operators, becoming the go-to technology for ticketless parking and valet. TEZ is an industry leader in providing innovative, app-free parking solutions designed to streamline the parking experience. TEZ’s innovations include SMS text-based platforms TEXT2PARK, PERMIT2PARK, and SMS Valet, enabling clients and customers to facilitate user-friendly contactless transactions and payments in self-park and valet operations across North America.
TEZ empowers owners and operators of parking related real estate to “go mobile” and generate significantly more revenue and efficiencies, automating traditional paper ticket processes, promoting client brand awareness, and greatly enhancing guest experiences. For more information visit https://teztechnology.com/
March 24, 2023
Frogparking Introduces World’s First Auto-Reset Parking Gate
with Magnetic Mechanism
Irvine, CA (March 23, 2023)—Frogparking, one of the world’s leading parking technology companies, announced today the introduction of the world’s first auto-reset parking gate with a magnetic mechanism. If a parker drives through the gate, the gate is pushed away rather than being disabled or destroyed. Powerful magnets then automatically reset the gate, assuring that it is immediately fully functional.
“This is an important breakthrough in parking gate design,” said Shareena Sandbrook, CEO of Frogparking. “Others have developed break-away gates, but this is the first automatically resetting gate. Now, parking owners don’t need to get someone to come in and repair a broken gate, and they don’t experience revenue losses due to broken gates.”
“This gate solves a huge problem for owners and operators,” said Martyn Brewer, Vice President, USA for Frogparking. “I have one customer who loses eight gates a day, and this technology will save him thousands of dollars in repair and maintenance costs and lost revenue.”
Frogparking is one of the world’s leading parking technology companies and is responsible for the introduction of many parking technology innovations. It was the first technology company in the world to produce solar-powered parking sensors, laser indoor sensors, and wireless parking guidance technology. Frogparking recently become the first parking technology company to offer an end-to-end smart parking solution providing parking owners access to complete parking technology suites built, installed, and serviced by the same provider. The company also has a full, in-house hardware and software design team, and its unique platform also includes custom mobile apps, dynamic signage, and cloud-based data reporting software.
A demonstration of how the gate works can be found at https://youtu.be/QMgI333dObw.
Frogparking is a future-focused technology company that’s revolutionizing parking. Frogparking’s in-house team of engineers and software developers have created some of the world’d most exciting user-centered and elegant solutions, including the first solar-powered parking sensors, laser indoor sensors, wireless parking guidance, customized mobile apps, cloud-based reporting and data software, and the industry’s first end-to-end parking solution. Founded in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Frogparking also has offices, operations and activities in Canada, United States of America, Australia, and Europe. Frogparking can be found online at https://frogparking.com.
March 24, 2023
Ernie Rehm Joins WGI as Senior Parking Designer
Indianapolis, IN (March 23, 2023)—WGI, Inc., a leading national design and planning firm, today announced that Ernie Rehm has joined the firm as Senior Parking Designer. A nationally recognized parking consultant with nearly 25 years of experience, Rehm has overseen the functional design of dozens of parking structures throughout the world.
“Ernie Rehm is a great addition to WGI,” said Shad Shafie, PE, Vice President of WGI Inc. “He’s well-known throughout the industry as an outstanding and creative parking consultant and he will be an important part of our parking design team.”
Rehm joins WGI from Walker Parking Consultants, where he worked for over 23 years as a Senior Parking Designer. He is an expert in parking design and geometrics, as well as parking traffic flow. He has played an instrumental role in the development of numerous well-known parking facilities throughout the world, including City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and the Dubai Mall and Meydan One, both of which are in Dubai. Rehm works out of WGI’s Indianapolis office.
Founded in 1972, WGI is an award-winning national design and professional services firm leading in technology-based solutions for the construction of public infrastructure and real estate development. With 18 offices throughout the United States, the firm is a leading provider of civil engineering services, electrical engineering, environmental consulting, geospatial and land surveying, planning, landscape architecture, MEP engineering services, new mobility, parking solutions, restoration engineering, structuring engineering, subsurface utility engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, architecture, and project delivery. WGI can be found online at wginc.com.
March 22, 2023
Parker Technology’s Two-Way Video Functionality Now Available on Amano ONE
March 22, 2023 – Roseville, MN- Amano McGann, Inc., the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, and Parker Technology, the video customer experience platform of choice for the parking industry, are delighted to announce that Parker Technology is now fully integrated with Amano McGann’s Amano ONE PARCS solution.
“We a pleased to continue our relationship with Parker Technology,” said Greg Brewer, Sr. VP of Operations at Amano McGann. “We’re in the business of making our client’s lives easier. This integration takes our simplified, powerful, and reliable Amano ONE solution and adds another layer of convenience for parking management and end-users.”
With the Parker Technology integration, intercom help calls can now be tracked and managed in Parker’s robust software platform and directed to Parker’s highly trained customer service representatives, as needed, whether 24/7 or on a hybrid, part-time schedule. Through the integration with Amano ONE, Parker’s call center team can seamlessly validate tickets, vend gates, update access holder status, search for credentials, and more. Using real-time data available through Amano ONE, the Parker team can also check for potential alerts like low paper. This provides parking patrons with exceptional customer service, while freeing up management staff to do other, high-priority tasks.
Tammy Baker, COO at Parker Technology, said “We are excited to complete another integration together and look forward to the enhanced service this functionality will bring. Our ability to use a single pane of glass to house all the procedures the CSR needs to troubleshoot and then the power to push and pull information from the PARCS system is paramount to the Client Experience. It creates an efficient and expedited way to help the customer in the lane while protecting revenue and system integrity. I love a Win – Win!”
The Amano ONE Call Center is included in the Amano ONE Parking Management Platform and the solution has a microphone, camera, speaker, and display built right in. The Parker Technology integration does not require any additional hardware or on-site reprogramming of the software. Once parking management has engaged with Parker Technology for its services, the integration can be turned on right from Amano ONE’s software. Once activated, guests requesting assistance at an Amano ONE device can take advantage of two-way video and audio communication.
The pairing of these two powerhouse solutions offers parking patrons a simplified user experience with the option for next-level assistance at the device. To learn more about the Amano ONE/Parker Technology interface, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 experienced unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit www.amanomcgann.com.
About Parker Technology
Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently, according to facility business rules. Parker helps its clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks and providing data and insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at www.parkertechnology.com.
Contact: Sabrina Amerson
Tel: 612-331-2020 ext. 6148
March 21, 2023
Mobile Smart City Corp Introduces LG Series for Entry & Exit Access Control
Mobile Smart City will showcase new products and services at PIE 2023 in Schaumburg, IL, on March 28-30, 2023. The management team will showcase at booth #112.
We will be presenting our new pay-in-lane contactless and seamless equipment, which has been fully designed in the US, and manufactured using state-of-the-art technology. The LG1 series uses QR readers to grant access control for permit holders and transients. It is fully integrated with existing LPR solutions to manage automatic license plate recognition, another easy way to grant access. Payments can be done using debit and credit cards, and contactless readers are also a new option for a better customer experience. “We can provide full service solutions, including the payment processing, so the customer doesn’t need to deal with merchant services”, said John J. Incandela, President and CEO of Mobile Smart City. The equipment is fully integrated with Pango, and our mobile app platform with a unique user ID that can be used as the entry or exit identifier.
Mobile Smart City provides smart sustainable solutions to municipalities and local governments through innovation and technology. “We are constantly innovating to accelerate development and building technology to deliver better places to live and work” said Luis Garma, Chairman of the Board of Mobile Smart City.
Mobile Smart City is an international tech company specialized in developing and implementing smart digital solutions for to municipalities and governments. Founded in the year 2015, the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a regional office in Maryland, and has operations in several countries: Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States.
Mobile Smart City holds a wide experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex digital payment solutions, parking management systems, and access control, including Payments, Citations, and Collections. We have developed more than 350 projects during the last 8 years, implementing our platforms and gaining a solid expertise. We have accumulated many references working with different Municipalities, Counties, Universities, Airports, and private operators, helping them to improve their revenues and their user’s experiences, using our state-of-the-art technology.
Mobile Smart City offers a cloud-based platform, hosted in the US, that can provide an outstanding customer experience when using digital services, parking, transportation, and access control. Our solutions include Mobile Parking Payments, Digital Permits, Parking Enforcement, LPR Fast Pass & QR Access Control, Muti-space Parking Meters, Pay-in-Lane, and Business Intelligence.
Mobile Smart City Corporation, provides Smart Cities and Enterprises with a suite of mobile Solutions and Services, including parking payment, tax payment, enforcement, mobile ticketing, transit payment, local advertising, insurances and more.
For more information www.mobilesmart.city or call 1-844-726-4644
March 20, 2023
DIXON Congratulates Emily Kwatinetz on her Promotion to Principal Consultant
We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Emily Kwatinetz to Principal!
Emily continues to be an essential part our team, and she has been instrumental in the success of our projects throughout the country. Emily deeply understands municipal operations, and she has expertise in parking policies and technology. Beyond managing our Planning Team and projects, Emily oversees our Data Team and the development of our new software solution, the DIXON Data Suite which has been successfully deployed in numerous municipalities.
Emily’s impact in the industry has been recognized by several awards including the Southwest Parking & Transportation Association Emerging Leader award this past October, and she received the “40 under 40” award from the National Parking Association in 2018.
Emily is an elected board member of the Pacific Intermountain Parking and Transportation Association. She also volunteers for the International Parking and Mobility Institute and the Washington State pedestrian advocacy nonprofit, Feet First.
Emily frequently presents at industry conferences, drawing upon her consulting experience supporting a range of municipal programs including paid parking, revenue collection and reconciliation, maintenance, employee and residential permits, wayfinding, shared parking, and other transportation and mobility matters. We are grateful to have Emily on our team!
Julie Dixon, President
Dixon Resources Unlimited
March 13, 2023
TRES Announces Patriot L Product Now Made in USA
In keeping with their quest to offer products made in the USA, Transponder and Reader Engineered Systems announces that Patriot L high performance long range reader will be the replacement for the original TRES-900.2 reader.
“The Patriot L is from our feature rich Patriot series RFID readers that are made and assembled in the USA with industry standard 26-bit weigand and other formats available,” explains Steve Hale, President of Tres. “The discontinuance of the TRES-900.2 product is in keeping with our practice of replacing older models with newer models that have improved design and functionality. Our intent is to allow our customers to order the 900.2 until stock is depleted.”
The Patriot L will install, wire and mount to any application where at 900.2 reader has been installed or considered for installation. “The Patriot L, along with the entire Patriot series, will provide long-range performance and will have additional features like transactional LED and internal adjustable buffer, to name a few,” says Steve.
TRES will continue to honor the warranty terms for the TRES-900.2 units for the duration of their purchased warranty period.
For more information, visit www.tresrfsolutions.com.