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inSearchX and Strategic Vision have joined forces to create a new research platform that rewards consumers with gas cards

August 02, 2022

 

Parking customers to get gas cards sponsored by car manufacturers

 

inSearchX and Strategic Vision have joined forces to create a new research platform that rewards consumers with gas cards.

 

 

For over 30 years, market research firm Strategic Vision has conducted the New Vehicle Experience Study, which asks consumers about a vehicle they purchased, their likes, dislikes, and interest in other vehicles. Nearly every auto manufacturer utilizes the study to provide insight into consumer sentiment and vehicle ownership to guide marketing and product design decisions.

“Knowing the hearts and priorities of consumers is essential to helping provide the best tools to make decisions,” states Alexander Edwards, President of Strategic Vision. “We are excited to help ease some of the pains of the vehicle ownership experience in exchange for their thoughts and feelings about the vehicle they drive.”

Strategic Vision enlisted inSearchX and their Perpetual Search™ platform, AskOtto, to innovate the survey distribution and reach consumers when they are most engaged with their vehicles.

inSearchX adapted the survey to its platform to allow consumers to participate in SV surveys when parking, fueling or servicing their cars. Respondents are entered into a weekly gas card sweepstakes.

“It is exciting when a traditional program, one around for decades, can be reengineered and reimagined to create new opportunities and benefits for consumers. We are happy to be a part of this transformation,” said Eric Brown, CEO of inSearchX.

The survey will soon be available at thousands of gas pumps, parking lots, hotels, and more. Mr. Brown also stated his hope that a strong consumer response will expand the sweepstakes.

About Strategic Vision (www.strategicvision.com)

Strategic Vision (SV) is an international consulting and advisory service organization that utilizes their proprietary ValueCentered Psychology (VCP) which focuses on understanding and predicting advocacy, conquest, and loyalty according to customer’s personal values and decision-making structure. Since its incorporation in 1989, Strategic Vision has studied consumer and constituent decision-making in identifying consumers’ motivational hierarchies, including the values that shape perceptions and capture the customers’ emotional responses. SV and VCP provide organizations the critical understanding of consumer decision-making needed for an increasingly competitive landscape.

 

About inSearchX (www.insearchx.cominSearchX operates a Perpetual Search™ technology platform called AskOtto. inSearchX solutions enable consumers to discover vehicles for sale and other automotive related products and services without having to navigate the internet. Through a network of online and offline affiliates consumers may activate a search for products of interest, dialogue about those products with the sponsoring retailer without the use of personal identifiable information. Their affiliate network reaches nearly 100 million consumers a month via patented parking software integration, wifi, gas pump, and retail locations, as well as, digital publisher integrations. To help consumers find the products they need, inSearchX provides a number of engagement tools like the AI powered AskOtto Quiz, to recommend best car deal for the individual consumer, and VES Sweepstakes to align consumer ownership with related discounts, and more. The result is consumer engagement over 80% and dialogue rates over 60%. To learn more: info@insearchx.com

Eric Brown
inSearchX

O: 615.475.5659
C: 630.862.6767

Calendar Link
https://keap.app/booking/insearchx/appointment-weric-brown

www.inSearchX.com
www.askotto.com

 

Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

August 02, 2022

 

Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

 

Laney Solutions Launches New Section Of Website To Provide Exceptional Candidate Experience And Expert Career Management Advice.

 

DENVER, CO, July 28, 2022 – Laney Solutions, the premier executive search firm focused exclusively on recruitment services for the parking industry, announced today the launch of a new Candidate Career Center on its website at LaneySolutions.com. The Career Center was launched to provide candidates with in-depth resources for interviewing and career management through a series of eBooks, guides, videos and more.

“With the pandemic now behind us, the parking industry, like many other industries, is in the midst of the Great Resignation and Great Reshuffle. Today, the industry finds itself in a candidate driven market, where the candidate experience is more critical than ever,” said Kathleen Laney, President of Laney Solutions. “In today’s talent landscape giving a candidate the best possible experience is crucial for both attracting and hiring top tier parking talent. Competition for talent is extremely fierce, and following our rebrand last year, it was a natural next step for us to bring this resource to the industry. We launched the Career Center to assure that our candidates not only have the tools and resources they need to excel in their career, but to provide an exceptional and positive candidate experience on behalf of our clients we work with in the parking industry,” Kathleen added.

The new Career Center currently hosts a series of guides, ebooks and videos that share best practices and insights to support candidates with interview preparation, career management, resume writing, transitioning to a new role or job, onboarding and more. New and additional resources will be added to the Career Center and made available to Candidates on an ongoing basis.

For more information, visit LaneySolutions.com.

About Laney Solutions

Laney Solutions is the leading recruiting firm for the parking industry. Since 2014, parking industry employers have turned to Laney Solutions when they need top-tier parking talent for management, experienced sales professionals, and executive level placements. For questions or inquiries, please contact Kathleen Laney at kathleen@laneysolutions.com or visit LaneySolutions.com.

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

June 27, 2022

 

 

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

 

 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
― Shunryu Suzuki

 

Is the NSW syndrome a result of too much ego and expert like mentality?  Isn’t predicting the future a waste of time?  How do we fix the NSW malady?

Since I travelled this past weekend, and after a delay, my flight got cancelled because they were short a flight attendant, I kept thinking about how a shortage in work force is affecting our daily lives.  Including air travel.  Since there were a couple hundred people on my flight and then others who arrived due to their flights being delayed, getting us to our destinations was a challenge.  I was fortunate to only spent a night on the airport floor and getting to my parents only about 9 hours later.  Others, sadly were not able to fly be it to weddings, graduations or other engagement for two or three days.

All of it made me think why there is so hard to find workers, be it for airlines, for shops, for hospitals and elsewhere?  Why so many people have chose to retire early?  I know at least of 3 doctors and my brother, who feel burned out.   The former quit at a young age.  My younger brother is planning to work part time from now on.

Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow says: ““we can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.”   And since he is a psychologist who won Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, maybe it is all about psychology.  In this case, as covid and the current politics have broken our spirit?   And did we give up?  Do we look within or just point fingers and blame others?

Shunryu Suzuki in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice says: “The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything. So when you try hard to make your own way, you will help others, and you will be helped by others. Before you make your own way you cannot help anyone, and no one can help you.”

On ParkNews.biz the article from Atlantic, June 27, 2022 – Air Travel Is a Disaster Right Now. Here’s Why, invites us to look within.  To take some responsibility for our own behaviors and perceptions.  And hopefully prevent what is happening now in the future.

If you have any stories of how to deal with current lack of work force situation.  Or how you and your company maneuver through the challenges, be it travel or hiring, please let me know.

In the meantime, have the most wonderful and blessed Independence Day Holliday Weekend.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

 

 

Flowbird Implements Automated Parking System To Palisades Interstate Parks in Partnership With Devo & Associates

June 21, 2022

 

 

Flowbird Implements Automated Parking System To Palisades Interstate Parks

in Partnership With Devo & Associates

 

 

New Pay Stations and Mobile App Offer Modernized Fee Collection System for Parks

Moorestown, NJ —  Flowbird Group, a global leader in unattended payment technology and mobile payment applications, has announced the deployment of an integrated fee collection system for Palisades Interstate Park Commission, in partnership with local distributor, Devo & Associates. The solution expands on the success of the Flowbird system deployed in 2015 at the Commission’s popular Fort Lee Historic Park.

The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey covers 2,500 acres of wild Hudson River shorefront, uplands, and cliffs, and is just minutes from midtown Manhattan. Visitors enjoy many outdoor activities at the various park locations including hiking, biking, boating, and picnicking, while taking in breathtaking riverfront views.

For decades, the Commission has collected parking fees at the busiest park areas to generate revenue to help maintain the park and to help manage the number of cars. Park employees stationed at the entrance to each lot collected these fees from drivers. Rates were often increased on weekends and holidays to help regulate the limited spaces available during these times of peak park use.

The new automated and cashless parking system recently deployed by Flowbird and its local distribution partner, DEVO & Associates, will allow park employees to put their time toward providing visitor services and information, maintaining facilities, and caring for the park landscape instead of physically collecting parking fees.  The system has been live since the beginning of the Spring at Fort Lee Historic Park, Ross Dock Picnic Area, Englewood Picnic Area (south lot), Alpine Picnic Area, and Hazard’s Ramp – a boat launching ramp for registered, trailer-towed boats under 24 feet in length and jet skis.

Visitors to Palisades Interstate Park now have the option to pay for parking at any one of the new solar powered Flowbird pay stations or on the Flowbird Mobile App. The system is set-up for pay-by-plate parking where parking enforcement is managed by the visitor’s license plate number. With the Flowbird app, users can choose to receive a reminder notification when their time is about to expire and then extend their time right from their mobile device. From anywhere in the park, visitors are able to extend their parking session, allowing them to focus on their hike, picnic, or kayak adventure, without worrying about their parking time running out.

Flowbird has also deployed a digital permitting system for the Commission to accommodate New Jersey residents 62 years or older, as they are exempt from metered parking at the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey. The Flowbird Permit system also accommodates Boat Basin tenants who rent a slip for the season at Alpine or Englewood Boat Basin.

Transaction details and relevant permit information are shared in real time with the Commission’s license plate recognition system provided by Leonardo to ensure compliance with parking regulations.

Beyond providing a faster and more convenient way for visitors to park and get started on their recreational activities, Flowbird’s smart parking system will also provide a safer and more productive work environment for park staff. Their team has 24/7/365 access to Flowbird’s back-office system, providing real-time visibility on parking sales, with the capability to view the activity at each of the Palisades Interstate Park locations. Flowbird hosts all of the data, and provides Park staff with web-based access to run custom reports and monitor the status of each pay station.

“We are very pleased to work with both the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and Devo & Associates to deploy this customer friendly solution,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America.  “We see that more and more people are visiting parks across the country and our technology is a natural fit to provide park goers with a great experience while reducing the amount of time agency staff need to spend collecting parking and boat launch fees.”

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission joins several other park & recreation agencies that have deployed Flowbird solutions including Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Delaware State Parks, New Hampshire State Parks, South Dakota Parks, and Washington State Parks.

 

 

Flowbird US Media Contact

Sean Renn – Vice President of Marketing & Communications

856-220-1577

sean.renn@flowbird.group

www.flowbird.group

About Flowbird

FLOWBIRD operates in over 5,000 towns and cities in 70 countries. The company is constantly innovating and breaking new ground to help provide solutions. Its mission is to facilitate the individual journey and maximize a city’s unique mobility potential, while considering all city stakeholders and end-user experiences. Through its devices, elite service platform and teams, Flowbird enables a new era for maximizing urban harmony and value throughout the city’s core.

 

 

 

I hope you dance: Thank you for attending and participating in PIE 2022 in Reno, NV  (PICS)

May 23, 2022

 

 

I hope you dance: Thank you for attending and participating in PIE 2022 in Reno, NV  (pics)

 

 

 

After coming down to earth from PIE 2022 and Reno, NV, Lee Ann Womack’s, I Hope You Dance is playing in my head. And I “blame” it all on amazing Marcy Sparrow.  Who captain a truly sincere, fun and engaging PIE show, despite all the challenges that we all have been facing.

“I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance… I hope you dance…”

 

We plan the location of our PIE conference 3 years ahead.  3 years ago, it was a very different world.  It was even different just a several months ago, when we first met for PIE 2022 in Dallas, then the NPA in Las Vegas and the IPMI conference in Tampa.  I believe most of us who thought we are double or then triple vaccinated, are immune to covid.  And  the inflation as we have today, with the gas prices as they are, was unimaginable.  Back then flight were inexpensive.  And plentiful even to Reno, NV.  Today, the world is a tad upside down.  Yet, we must have faith and hope and move forward.

 

Victor E, Frankl in his life changing Man’s Search for Meaning said: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

 

Thus, with lead of our captain Marcy Sparrow, we have decided to make PIE 2022 a joy fest with genuine interactions, celebrations, new perspectives and simple joy.  Albeit it was challenging to get to Reno.  Despite our JVH for first time due to Covid, not being able to be with us in person, just as many of you, this PIE to me was most special.

I met some incredible people and got closer to people I knew.  I attended some fantastic presentations and danced my behind off, at the greatest party sponsored by Duncan and organized by Marcy.

Thank you with all of my heart to all of our sponsors.  Thank you to all of you who gave us your most precious time to be with us in Reno.  Next year, we will be a direct flight away as in Chicago, and we can’t see you there.

We have lots of photos from PIE 2022 that you will be able to see soon.  In the meantime, here are a few of my snapshots.

“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance,
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’,
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’,
Don’t let some Hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance… I hope you dance. …”

Lets keep on on dancing!  You all are amazing and you make this awesome parking industry strong and innovative.  God bless you all.

 

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

 

FLASH Acquires NYC parking tech leader Ticketech

April 27, 2022

 

FLASH Acquires NYC parking tech leader Ticketech

 

 

Acquisition accelerates future-ready technology for Ticketech customers and integrates the end-to-end journey for drivers in the most dynamic mobility market on earth

 

 

NEW YORK, New York – April 27, 2022 – FLASH, the global leader in cloud parking software and mobility transformation, today announced the acquisition of Ticketech, the parking technology leader in New York City. The acquisition expands the network of customers running FLASH’s Mobility Hub Operating System and connects New York City’s $22 billion dollar parking market to the emerging mobility marketplace.

Ticketech has powered New York City’s attended valet operations since revolutionizing parking revenue control in the 1970s. Ticketech enables over 700 parking locations and processes over 20 million transactions per year for local parking operators, regional and national enterprise operators, and real estate owners. Their digital platform and automated vehicle recognition system allow for a seamless, mobile-first parking experience. They also maintain key integrations and partnerships with accounting systems, payment providers, demand aggregators, and other key stakeholders.

 

Launched in 2011, FLASH is the leading provider of cloud-born parking technology for managing parking, enabling digital driver engagement, and introducing new mobility services. FLASH gives asset owners and operators the tools to transform isolated parking assets into connected mobility hubs that connect to the emerging marketplace for digital mobility. FLASH’s adaptable software and future-ready hardware create seamless driver experiences to grow and diversify revenue with the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. Real estate owners, parking operators, and cities leveraging FLASH’s platform are equipped to optimize supply and demand for urban mobility, eliminate the fragmented customer journey, and tackle the most pressing societal issues like congestion and pollution.

 

New York City is the most dense and mode-diverse mobility ecosystem in the world. With myriad ways of getting around comes complex challenges and potential solutions, ranging from congestion pricing, demand for reservable EV charging, and the inevitable expansion of personal mobility vehicles. The NY parking market is a juggernaut with a direct economic output of $22 billion annually, dwarfing Los Angeles and Chicago by two-fold, and accounting for 17.5% of the US parking industry’s annual revenue. Ticketech’s NY-specific solution combined with FLASH’s mobility hub operating system is the necessary integration layer to create a seamless ecosystem for every smart city stakeholder.

 

“When we founded FLASH, the parking industry was poised for transformation, and digital mobility platforms were nascent. Today we are rapidly future-proofing urban mobility infrastructure by providing an agile, cloud-based, mobile-first platform for the opportunities facing drivers, utilities, asset owners, and parking operators,” stated Dan Sharplin, CEO, and Chairman of FLASH. “New York is the most dynamic global mobility market and we see massive opportunity in modernizing the New York parking and mobility industry. Ticketech shares our vision and is the perfect partner to tackle this unique, sizable opportunity.”

 

“Ticketech’s mission is to empower parking providers and we are excited to continue this mission. From that perspective it’s business as usual – we put our customers and partners first. From digital payments and camera-based machine vision to the proliferation of connected and electric vehicles, we see this investment as an opportunity to strategically position our operator partners to capitalize on these technologies- delighting their parkers, while lowering overhead costs and increasing revenue. We’re looking to do more, better, and faster,” shared Diego Cuenca, CEO of Ticketech.

 

FLASH will accelerate Ticketech’s technology innovations and operations, in addition to investing and expanding the NY-based team to help Ticketech’s customers tackle New York’s unique mobility challenges. As the Ticketech platform evolves, customers can offer a complete end-to-end digital journey leveraging FLASH’s demand partnerships, integrations including Auto OEMs, and layering established mobility extensions for personal and fleet EV charging, private scooter fleets, rideshare staging/charging, and more.

 

“With FLASH we will accelerate a rapid and necessary evolution across New York’s mobility landscape, enabling the transformation and growth of Ticketech’s operator partners with a fully-digitalized, seamless experience for New York parkers, while also elevating job opportunities within the industry,” Cuenca continued.

 

Today, FLASH powers over 10,000 customer locations across all major U.S. cities and Canada, processing over 11 million parkers per month and over $1 billion in annual transactions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Flash
FLASH is an innovator in the urban mobility space, helping businesses rethink one of their most valuable assets: the parking garage. Our award-winning cloud-born platform is custom configurable, secure, reliable, and grows alongside you as business or consumer demands evolve. Visit www.flashparking.com to learn more.

About Ticketech
Founded in 1972, Ticketech’s integrated parking management and revenue control technology powers over 700 valet/attended parking facilities in the New York Metropolitan area, and serves real estate owners and parking operators throughout the Northeast. We empower our partners and their valets to provide the best possible parking experience. We are growing our team, enhancing our product, and would love for you to take a look at what we are doing at www.ticketech.com

Media Contacts:
Rob Duda
Peppercomm for FLASH
Senior Vice President, Automotive & Transportation Strategist
Mobile: 908-347-1243
rduda@peppercomm.com

 

Karin Maake
FLASH
Senior Director of Brand & Communications
Cell: 512-750-0123
karin.maake@flashparking.com

 

City of Pittsburgh launches Smart Loading Zone pilot with Automotus, to streamline commercial curb activity

April 26, 2022

 

 

City of Pittsburgh launches Smart Loading Zone pilot with Automotus, to streamline commercial curb activity

 

 

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2022 — The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, in partnership with Automotus and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, is excited to celebrate the implementation of the Smart Loading Zone pilot program this week. This pilot is the result of a $100,000 grant awarded to the City by Automotus to create more efficient and safe curbside loading zones for commercial and app-based delivery drivers.

Technology in each Smart Loading Zone will analyze real-time curbside activity, automate payment by the minute for vehicles utilizing the zones and increase parking turnover to support local businesses. City Council authorized the creation of Smart Loading Zones in December 2021 to manage congestion in ways that benefit the City, businesses, residents, and fleets alike.

The one-year pilot program will include up to 20 loading zones in the Central Business District, Lawrenceville, Central Oakland, Bloomfield, and South Side Flats. The full map of locations can be found here. Vehicles must initiate a one-time signup to use the zones; registered vehicles have automatic access to any zone in the city.

These zones will enable streamline pick-ups & drop-offs and reduce double-parking and fuel emissions from idling vehicles. Newly collected data regarding the types of vehicles and activities occupying the curb will be analyzed to determine policies that can enhance the safety and efficiency of parking and/or incentivize the use of electric vehicles.

The anticipated outcomes of the program are a decrease in emissions from unnecessary idling and circling, reduction in parking-caused traffic and double-parking, generation of additional revenue from parking and loading, increase parking turnover for restaurants and small businesses, improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and other curb users, and increase delivery efficiency and reduce dwell time.

For more information, please visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/domi/smart-loading-zones

ParkNews.biz is gearing up for PIE 2022: Special rates for special attendees!

April 18, 2022

ParkNews.biz is gearing up for PIE 2022: Special rates for special attendees!

 

 

 

The countdown to PIE 2022 is on!  We are 25 days away to seeing you in the magical Reno, NV.

If you are a part of the public sector, we offer you a special discount:

50% off of a 3-Day Full
Conference Ticket or
Single-Day Seminar Badge
using discount code*
PIE2022-Public

(*This discount applies to public sector attendees only. Non-Exhibiting vendors do NOT qualify)

Please register here: https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/attendee_rates.cfm

In the meantime, have a blessed new week.

Also, if you have story based articles addressing parking experience, please send them to me at astrid@parkingtoday.com

And if you want to be in the parking industry news of Parking Today, please send me your press releases.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

From Cloud Parking to Interactive Voice Assistants: Commend takes Parking Intercom to the Next Level at Intertraffic 2022

April 07, 2022

 

 

 

From Cloud Parking to Interactive Voice Assistants: Commend takes Parking Intercom to the Next Level at Intertraffic 2022

 

 

  • Cloud-powered intercom solution to support unattended parking in modern Smart Cities
  • Premiere of the world’s smallest intercom module that packs a powerful punch
  • Interactive Voice Assistant leverages AI technologies for car park customer support
  • Latest and greatest intercom innovations for Smart City applications
  • NEW Commend Stand location: HALL 10, STAND 207

 

 

Amsterdam  – The pandemic and the ominous restrictions that came with it may have limited personal interaction and made Intertraffic 2020 impossible. “But that didn’t slow down our creative drive,” says Dennis Krijgsman, Segmentmanager for T&I at Commend. “On the contrary, for us it was a tremendously creative time. We had our innovation engines running in high gear. That allowed us to push the technical frontier and take Traffic Intercom to new heights in functionality, convenience, business support and security.”

Visitors to the Commend stand at this year‘s Intertraffic will be treated to an innovation-loaded display of the latest and greatest products and concepts, all designed to raise the bar of help and safety in traffic related environments. Commend’s motto, “Giving cities a voice” brings everything together under the topic of urban mobility in networked Smart City environments. Highlights awaiting visitors at the Commend stand include:

 

Shifting into Smart Gear: Cloud-based Parking Intercom

Commend’s Cloud Parking intercom solution ties in perfectly with the dynamic concept of Smart Cities. Designed for small-sized unattended car parks, it takes trusted Commend communication management to the level of ultimate Cloud-native efficiency, convenience and security. There is no need for a server or receiving stations, as calls can be handled conveniently in a browser or on a mobile smart device. This makes Commend Cloud Parking the most cost-effective solution to date when it comes to remotely handling parking customer calls.

 

 

“Hey IVY!”: Interactive Voice Assistant for Parking Customer Support

For service desk staff at a car park, answering customer calls can be a time consuming affair. Not any more, thanks to IVY, Commend’s cutting-edge Interactive Voice Assistant for parking customer support. Powered by latest AI speech processing technology, IVY can answer frequent customer requests to relieve human staff. Based on her speech analystics, she can even detect and prioritise emergency calls, route them to first responders and raise alarms. More at https://symphony.commend.com/en/digital-assistant.html

 

 

im3: The World’s Smallest IP Intercom Module

Combining, switching and routing of audio/video connections with full Commend Intercom power has never been easier to accommodate. Whether fitted into gate posts or pay-on-foot machines, powering emergency help points or serving in other off-street and on-street traffic environments – Commend’s brand-new IP-based im3 Module fits virtually everywhere and ties in seamlessly with Smart City networks. When it comes to IP Intercom, the Commend im3 proves how small can be incredibly powerful.

 

 

Commend Smart City Soluions: Trusted Communication, Urban Style

From smart street lights to talking cameras, intelligent bollard intercom and many other useful help and safety features, Commend innovations bring information feeds and communication lines to urban public environments to smarten up cities.

 

 

 

About Commend

Commend is passionate about innovating and perfecting communication and security technology. For more than 50 years Commend has been translating this passion into Intercom and Public Address solutions that customers can always trust to support and protect their business, reputation, assets and even lives. The customer’s voice, needs and trust are the key inspiration for all that Commend does, from research and production to installation and aftersales services. The result are high-class products that are built around the customer’s requirements to serve their specific business and safety needs – whether in road tunnels, on  loud and dirty factory floors or in antiseptically clean healthcare and production facilities, on ships, yachts or trains, and in places from car parks to office buildings and Smart Cities. All this is made possible by over 500 passionate individuals that work together as one across Commend’s worldwide support network, dedicated to ensuring that this corporate mission is acted upon. For further information visit www.commend.com.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Commend International

Joerg Weisser, Marketingleitung

[p] +43 662 85 62 25 272

[m] +43 664 51 60 142

[e] j.weisser@commend.com

 

meterUP, Philadelphia’s Exclusive Mobile Parking App Powered by ParkMobile, Hits a Million App Downloads

April 07, 2022

 

 

meterUP, Philadelphia’s Exclusive Mobile Parking App Powered by ParkMobile, Hits a Million App Downloads

 

 

Over the last four years, meterUP has become Philadelphia’s most used parking app.

 

 

 

 

PHILADEPHIA, PAApril 7, 2022 – meterUP, powered by ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, is celebrating the milestone achievement of one million downloads since the app’s deployment in December 2017. Since launching over four years ago, meterUP has had over 17 million parking transactions. The app can be accounted for close to 70% of all parking transactions in Philly, ParkMobile’s top market with over a million users.

 

Over 75% of all meterUP app users hail from Pennsylvania. Since the launch of ParkMobile in Philadelphia, there have been nearly 1.5M unique license plates through the meterUP program.

 

“Philadelphia continues to be our top market generating the most paid transactions week after week, and we’re honored to work with the city on an exclusive parking app,” added Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “meterUP uses the same easy-to-use technology as ParkMobile and it is exciting to see the app reach the much-deserved million-download milestone.”

 

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, providing a contactless way for millions of people to easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

 

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

 

meterUP Contact: Marty O’Rourke, mart.orourke33@gmail.com

 

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