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Concord Parking Launches New SMRTpass Solution in Kwantlen Polytechnic University

October 04, 2022


Concord Parking Launches New SMRTpass Solution in Kwantlen Polytechnic University

New Partnerships in the Higher Education Market


Burnaby, BC – Concord Parking is now providing parking enforcement and parking management services for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) on four of its campuses in British Columbia: Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale, and Langley.

KPU has become the flagship client of Concord’s new SMRTpass technology, which lets users quickly pay for parking or validate their license plate using only QR codes without having to download an app. As part of the Concord CTRL parking management software, this has proven to be an ideal solution for KPU’s parking challenges.

“We were able to understand the challenges and opportunities of managing parking services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors across multiple KPU campus locations. A successful parking program requires a modern, efficient operation leveraging the latest in parking innovation and technology. Working in partnership with KPU, we successfully deliver a superior parking management program focused on exceptional user experience, efficiency, and revenue maximization,” said Concord’s Director of Product Innovation, Marc Postlethwaite.

Concord Parking is an advocate for education and professional development. As part of their commitment to Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Concord Parking will sponsor a scholarship award for a program of KPU’s choosing. With this exciting new partnership, Concord Parking is looking forward to continuing to expand its footprint in the higher education market.

About Concord Parking Ltd.

Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Concord Parking provides a complete range of parking management services across Canada and the USA. We utilize License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology combined with our proprietary cloud-based permitting solution to provide effective permitting and enforcement services to universities, hospitals, municipalities, and both commercial and residential properties. Our modular system, Concord CTRL, streamlines the parking management process and allows our clients to choose only the components they require. Concord Parking is a division of the Paladin Security Group which employs more than 20,000 employees across 68 offices in 9 provinces and 25 states in North America.

Derq Wins Global Innovation Award At ITS World Congress 2022 

October 03, 2022



Derq Wins Global Innovation Award At ITS World Congress 2022


Company’s “SENSE” and “INSIGHT” Solutions Advance Safer, Greener, and Smarter Mobility




Detroit, MI – (October 3, 2022) – Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles, announced today it won the Global ITS Innovation Competition at this year’s ITS World Congress, which took place September 18-22 in Los Angeles, CA.


As the Global ITS Innovation Competition connects start-up innovators with government representatives, start-up funders, and other innovation technology market leaders, Derq’s industry-leading SENSE and INSIGHT solutions were selected over seven other finalists, in which the company met the competition’s multiple goals of safety, sustainability, and advancing deployment by using integrated solutions in transportation technology. 


According to the United Nations, safety and efficiency are two key pillars of the future of sustainable transportation. Thus, there is a fundamental need for an intelligent AI platform with real-time decision-making capabilities that will make connected and autonomous vehicles safer and more efficient, and support all road users.


On Wednesday, September 21, Derq Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Georges Aoude presented the company’s solutions to a distinguished panel of judges who include ITS experts and industry thought leaders. After explaining how the solutions can help reduce the approximate 1.3 million road deaths each year through its proprietary and patented Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, the judges decided that the company’s technology completely stood out above the others, as it has successfully addressed key areas in the transportation industry covering the following three use cases:

  • Actuating traffic signs, controllers, and pedestrian apps to keep vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists safe
  • Providing cost and life-saving insights to cities and fleets to identify hotspots, predict and prevent crashes
  • Deploying autonomous vehicles and shuttles safely and efficiently at scale

“On behalf of ITS America, I’m happy to congratulate Derq on its win. Their advances in AI and the predictive analytics field will be instrumental to the continued growth of ITS technology. It will make our streets safer, greener, and smarter for all today, and for years to come.” said Laura Chace, President and CEO of ITS America.


As part of the prize for winning the Global ITS Innovation Competition, Derq will receive the following:

  • $12,500 Amazon Web Services credits
  • The opportunity to meet with ERTICO experts to receive feedback on ways to advance their company.
  • Post-congress promotion via ITS America, ERTICO, and Asia-Pacific networks.
  • The opportunity to post a blog on the ITS America website and host a webinar for ITS America, ERTICO, and ITS Asia-Pacific members.
  • The opportunity to cohost a webinar on ITS America’s platform 

“We are really humbled and honored to have won the Global ITS Innovation Competition at this year’s ITS World Congress,” said Dr. Aoude. “A huge special thank you to my team at Derq who are leading the way in building life-saving technologies and to our forward-thinking partners who are deploying our solutions to make their roads safer and smarter!”


About Derq:


Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit or contact Derq is a trademark of Derq Inc.


Kent King Joins Parker Technology as the New VP of Sales

October 03, 2022


Kent King Joins Parker Technology as the New VP of Sales




[INDIANAPOLIS, IN, October 3, 2022—] Parker Technology announced today that Kent King has joined the team as the new VP of Sales. King comes with 7+ years of experience in the parking and mobility industry and over 16 years of B2B sales experience.

In Kent’s role at Parker, he will lead the sales department and will play a crucial role in continuing to expand and grow Parker Technology’s client base. Additionally, Kent will sit on the executive leadership team to help guide the future direction of the company.

“I feel fortunate to add a talent like Kent to our team. Kent brings industry knowledge, servant leadership and a quiet determination to win that aligns very well with our culture here at Parker Technology,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology.

About Parker Technology

For parking operators who have limited resources to manage intercom and inbound customer service calls, Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and a professional customer service center to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently and according to each facility’s business rules. Parker helps 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 gathering data insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at

TagMaster NA GTMS solution Deployed For Spokane International Airport 

September 30, 2022


TagMaster NA GTMS solution Deployed For Spokane International Airport






Tacoma, WA | October 30, 2022 – TagMaster North America, Inc. (TMNA), a leader for AVI (Automated Vehicle Identification) with over 25 years of experience and technical knowledge, announces the successful implementation of the TrackFlow – the advanced GTMS (Ground Transportation Management System) – at Spokane International Airport, WA.

The high-performance RFID systems and LPR technologies deployed for the Airport address a wide range of challenges in the commercial vehicle sector for ground transportation management, vehicle tracking, auditing, and reporting. Our diverse family of readers, tags, cameras, accessories, and airport software solutions offer maximum adaptability and versatility.

TrackFlow, is the premier tracking software solution for TagMaster North America’s RFID and LPR platforms. This software solution offers enhanced features such as zoning, dispatching, multiple reader support, a new-and-improved web interface, sync-enabled whitelisting, streamlined groups and access profiles, and multiple anti-pass back settings, with custom data view and export capabilities to suit the unique specifications of each application.

Spokane International Airport is a 6,000-acre commercial service airport served by eight airlines offering nonstop service to 20 destinations throughout the U.S. The second busiest airport in Washington State, the Airport handled 3,280,062 total passengers in 2021. With traffic growing higher and demand increasing for travel facilities across North America, having a reliable and accurate GTMS for commercial vehicles is critical to maximizing airport revenue and ensuring the best passenger experience.



The Airport has been successfully using our GTMS software and long-range RFID platform for several years. In 2022, they decided to upgrade their GTMS to also utilize our high performance LPR Cameras. By using the CT-45 LPR cameras, they are able to maintain additional control over the usage of the commercial vehicles. The dual (IR and white light) LPR camera is able to capture all distinct types of vehicles traveling at variable speeds and angles with extremely high accuracy. Commercial vehicles can now utilize their license plate as a credential in addition to an RFID tag and new vehicles registering with the airport can use the license plate as their identifier.


Now utilizing our comprehensive GTMS software solution and the long-range RFID and LPR hardware, Spokane International Airport is able to achieve an extremely high accuracy of commercial vehicle tracking and management; which then translates directly into report-based revenue for the companies registering with the Airport. By maximizing revenue and streamlining the service for not only the landside Staff and Operators, but also the commercial vehicle companies it has ensured a first-class curbside experience for passengers. TagMaster NA continues to earn its position as an industry leader by leveraging an innovative product line and in-house development to respond to the ever evolving and changing industry. This includes changing Airport standards and passenger expectations. As customers demand high security with a contactless approach, our ACTS TrackFlow GTMS with TMNA RFID and LPR technologies provides a clear solution only available from TagMaster NA. Watch your revenue take off with our intelligent identification solutions.


Spokane Airport  For more information about Spokane International Airport and their solutions, please visit

TagMaster North America, Inc. is a leading provider of Intelligent Identification solutions, offering dual technologies including long-range Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and License Plate Recognition (LPR). TagMaster NA addresses a wide range of challenges in the parking, rail bound, access, industrial and security industries with 25 years of experience and technical knowledge. The diverse family of hardware and software solutions ensures maximum adaptability and versatility. | P: 866-615-5299

Matthew Feagins Joins WGI as Senior Parking Designer

September 30, 2022



Matthew Feagins Joins WGI as Senior Parking Designer





Houston, TX (September 30, 2022)—WGI, Inc., a leading national design and planning firm, today announced that Matthew Feagins has joined the firm as Senior Parking Designer. A nationally recognized parking consultant with over 30 years of experience, Feagins has overseen the functional design of hundreds of parking structures across the United States.

“Matt Feagins is a tremendous addition to the WGI parking design team,” said David Wantman, PE, Chief Executive Officer of WGI Inc. “He’s widely considered one of the parking industry’s brightest minds, particularly when it comes to megastructures with several thousand parking spaces.”

Feagins joins WGI from Walter P. Moore, where he worked for over 24 years as Principal and Senior Parking Designer. In addition to his expertise with large parking structures, Feagins is also an authority on retrofitting older parking structures to make them operate more efficiently. He is also very knowledgeable about parking technology and how it can best be applied to both new and existing parking facilities.

About WGI

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

Propark Mobility Grows Los Angeles Presence by Acquiring Imperial Parking Industries, Inc.

September 22, 2022



Propark Mobility Grows Los Angeles Presence by Acquiring Imperial Parking Industries, Inc.



Los Angeles, Calif. – Propark Mobility announced today that the company has purchased Los Angeles-based Imperial Parking Industries, Inc. (IPI), expanding its area portfolio by 75 percent.

“As a leader in the Los Angeles area, Imperial Parking offers a regional expertise that, when combined with Propark’s national network and back-end systems, will propel both companies forward,” said David Schmid, Propark’s Chief Investment Officer. “Building these meaningful, beneficial connections is a core component of Propark’s mission, and we felt it was more important than ever to approach this conversation with honesty and transparency so we could do right by Imperial’s founders, honor their legacy, and continue our growth in the L.A. market.”

Founded in 1997, Imperial Parking has provided leading parking management services to premium properties throughout the Los Angeles area, including a strong focus in Beverly Hills. The company operates 34 locations, which include healthcare facilities and Class A office buildings, as well as residential and commercial properties. As part of the acquisition, Propark will retain 100 percent of IPI’s frontline staff, with President Kia Shakoori remaining at the helm.

“Kia and his team run an incredible operation,” said John Schmid, Propark CEO and Chairman. “They’ve built a powerful legacy in the Los Angeles area, and we’re thrilled to welcome them aboard. We look forward to collaborating with Imperial to continue providing the highest quality service in the region.”

This deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions for Propark Mobility. Over the last year, the company has acquired Monument Parking in Washington, D.C.; Sovereign Services in Houston, Texas; and Pilgrim Parking in Boston, Mass. To learn more about Propark’s acquisition process, visit

About Propark Mobility:

Propark Mobility is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking and mobility services for over 750 hospitality, healthcare, commercial, and off-airport locations in more than 100 cities across the United States. For more information, please visit

Premium Parking Acquires Allpro Parking to Accelerate National Growth and Deployment of End-to-End Technology Platform & Parking Management Solution

September 19, 2022

Premium Parking Acquires Allpro Parking to Accelerate National Growth and Deployment of End-to-End Technology Platform & Parking Management Solution



The deal fuses Premium’s technology with Allpro’s operational reach, leadership depth and service-driven culture



September 16, 2022, NEW ORLEANS — Today, Premium Parking, the leader in ‘full-stack’ digital parking, announced its acquisition of Buffalo-based Allpro Parking LLC.

The transaction combines two leaders in parking management, aligning Allpro’s operational expertise, strong leadership and community-minded service with Premium’s full-stack, customer-first technology.

The acquisition also expands Premium’s presence across the Midwest and Northeast, creating the nation’s largest network of entrepreneur-led parking markets.

“We’re impressed by Allpro’s incredible service-driven culture, led by the talented team’s dedication to their clients,” states Ben Montgomery, President, Premium Parking. “We share the same ethos, having spent the past two decades solving the underlying problems of legacy parking systems.”

“We put the customer at the center of the parking experience,” continues Montgomery, “with the most robust, flexible, customer-centric solutions built for the future. We look forward to introducing Premium’s technology and services to Allpro clients, customers, asset owners, and employees.”

“Premium changed the way customers discover and pay for parking, transforming urban spaces with frictionless interactions and mobile payments,” adds Richard A. Serra, Allpro Parking CEO & Partner. “Our asset owners, property developers and managers, along with clients will benefit greatly as we roll out Premium’s innovative technologies.”

Clients can expect the Premium and Allpro partnership to elevate operational excellence across the board, including:

  • New opportunities to drive revenue and streamline operations
  • Enhanced collaboration and growth
  • Improved visibility into performance

Customers can expect stress-free parking thanks to a full-stack parking experience that makes it easy to:

  • Find and reserve parking online
  • Pay for parking quickly with the Premium Parking App
  • Scan to park without an app with CameraPay via Apple Pay or Google Pay
  • Secure workplace/residential parking via Cloud Permits
  • Park all month long with a monthly parking Subscription (just drive in and drive out)
  • Park for free at local venues and business (*validated visitor and customer parking available at participating locations)

Employees can expect opportunities to:

  • Manage their location and operations on one seamless digital platform
  • Grow to manage their own team in new emerging markets
  • Use modern technology and operational frameworks to drive parking policy, revenue, and service excellence

In total, Premium will integrate 130 Allpro locations across three states and twelve vibrant markets, including Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Rochester, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

With a cumulative 40 years of expertise, the combined company will serve 60 markets across over 750 locations and include more than 700 team members.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Media Contact

Jeff Hinson, Premium Parking

About Premium Parking

Premium has rethought the entire value-creation chain for properties, from the way parking is designed and managed (without gates), how offices and campuses manage permits, to how residents and visitors integrate with businesses and venues, and how new value is distributed among stakeholders and clients. This paradigm shift uses modern cloud infrastructure, AI camera technology, mobile payments; clear, friendly policies, combined with service excellence, to make cities and places everywhere more discoverable and accessible.

About Allpro Parking

Based in Buffalo, Allpro Parking, LLC is the region’s leading parking management company. Allpro Parking offers first-class valet parking services for medical facilities, hotels, special events, and private events. Allpro Parking specializes in the operation and management of surface and structured facilities, health care systems parking management, airport and commuter rail, transportation services, and special event parking.

Flowbird’s Julianne Wilhelm Starts Position as Vice President of Marketing for the US Market

September 15, 2022




Flowbird’s Julianne Wilhelm Starts Position as Vice President of Marketing

for the US Market



Clearwater, FL —  Flowbird Group, a global leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, announced the promotion of Julianne Wilhelm to Vice President of Marketing for the U.S. market. In her new role, Julianne will lead the marketing strategy and enhance communication initiatives for the Flowbird America brand.

Julianne joined Flowbird in 2017 with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of South Florida. With 11 years of experience in marketing, she has aided in managing the corporate branding for the company’s North America operations, along with supporting strategic branding of the company’s parking, mobility and transit systems.


Among her list of accomplishments, Julianne spearheaded the U.S. positioning for the Parkeon/Cale America Merger in 2018 when the two companies joined together to become Flowbird. The new brand has since become a well-known name in the industry among parking, transport, and mobility partners alike. She has also worked with international colleagues around the world to develop exciting product launches such as Flowbird Go, the Flowbird Mobile App, Pay-by-Text, ePermitting and more. Julianne has had several of her literary works published in industry magazines, including case studies featuring Detroit, Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Key West, Florida.

“We are delighted about the leadership role Julianne has accepted as Vice President of Marketing for the U.S.,” said Benoit Reliquet, President, Flowbird America, “Her contributions have been invaluable to growing the Flowbird brand and we are eager to work together to create new solutions and opportunities for our customers and partners. Furthermore, as the first female to take this position, we are thrilled to have Julianne in a role that continues to demonstrate Flowbird’s commitment to a culture of growth and diversity.”

Julianne can be seen at several industry conferences and events representing the Flowbird name. She currently sits on the board for the Florida Parking & Transit Association and is active in numerous other industry associations such as Women in Parking and SWPTA.

Beam Global Receives Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

September 07, 2022


Beam Global Receives Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

Beam Global wins for Flying on Sunshine world record, proving zero emissions aviation is here



SAN DIEGO, Sept. 07, 2022 — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced receiving the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award from the Business Intelligence Group in the 2022 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

Beam Global set the world record for the longest flight in a production electric aircraft powered by off-grid, renewable solar energy, proving zero emissions aviation is here.

Starting in Fresno, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft flew across Central California with stops in Madera, Merced, Modesto and Lodi before following the same flight path back to Fresno. Beam Global partnered with Pilot Joseph Oldham, Founder and CEO of New Vision Aviation, to make the trip possible. EV ARC™ electric vehicle charging equipment was rapidly deployed at several airports, and in some cases relocated during the record breaking effort, to support the multi-leg flight, demonstrating that airports can support the electrification of aviation without construction, electrical work or large utility charges.

“This historic world record marked the start of a new chapter for zero emissions aviation while breaking down the barriers to rapid adoption of commercially available clean aircraft. Our products make airport charging infrastructure available now, ushering in a new level of aviation access for rural and suburban denizens,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “There are around twenty thousand public and private airports across the U.S. and we want to make clean, impact free charging infrastructure available to all of them.”

“We are proud to reward and recognize Beam Global for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”

“I’m thrilled Beam Global was recognized for our record-setting flight. It was a defining milestone for sustainable aviation and for establishing the Central Valley as a forward-thinking region for propelling the electrification of aviation ahead at an accelerated pace,” said Pilot Joseph Oldham, Founder and CEO of New Vision Aviation. “Our goal with this accomplishment was to raise awareness of the urgent need for more clean transportation options—and show the world that it is possible.”

Non-profit New Vision Aviation sees California’s Central Valley as an emerging innovation hub for the electrification of aviation and oversees educational programs for disadvantaged youth to inspire and train them for careers in clean aviation.

Currently, 61% of electricity from the grid in the U.S. is sourced from fossil fuels and 29% of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the transportation sector according to a U.S. EPA report on Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. As the momentum behind the electrification of transportation continues to grow globally, this world record highlights the coming renewable revolution of air travel ushering in a new era of clean transportation.

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a clean technology leader providing innovative, sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media. Core platforms include Beam EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® sustainable EV charging systems, Beam AllCell™ high-performance energy storage solutions, energy resiliency and disaster preparedness products and a deep patent library.

Beam EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure systems support any quality brand EV charging service equipment, and Beam AllCell™ battery solutions power micro-mobility, terrestrial EVs, aviation, maritime and recreational vehicles as well as stationery and energy-security platforms.

Beam develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced clean mobility solutions that protect the environment, save customers time and money, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego and Chicago, the company produces Made-in-America products with the mission to Lead the World to Clean Mobility. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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