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.
March 10, 2023
Major League Soccer’s Newest Team, St. Louis CITY SC,
Unveils Connected Stadium
Groundbreaking Connected Stadium Technology Created By SKIDATA, the World Leader in Access and Revenue Management Technology
St. Louis, MO (March 9, 2023)— When MLS’ newest team, St. Louis CITY SC, hosted its inaugural game at CITYPARK on March 4th, fans enjoyed a seamless fan experience thanks to SKIDATA’s groundbreaking Connected Stadium technology. The technology allows fans to use a single credential on their smart phones to access everything the stadium has to offer. When fans arrive at the stadium, they use their phones to access and pay for parking, enter the stadium, and even pay for concessions and souvenirs.
“The connected stadium is the future of venue management, providing complete access to an event and all the associated services with a single credential,” said Andrew Feffer, Head of Venues and Events for SKIDATA. “St. Louis CITY SC’s fans are going to enjoy the convenience and benefits provided by this technology.”
The credential connects the fan’s device to an enterprise platform that manages all elements of an event. The platform also provides rich data to stadium operations managers so they can better understand individual fan preferences and behaviors. This will allow the team to send personalized promotions, offers, and added value benefits directly to fans.
“As one of the few professional sports teams with our new stadium, offices, practice facilities, and parking structures all located within one urban setting, we chose to invest in campus-wide technologies that support a seamless and fully-connected fan experience,” said Matt Sebek, St. Louis CITY SC Chief Experience Officer. “This approach allows us to manage the entire guest journey from parking to ticketing to multi-channel commerce – while also simplifying the operational management of many roles and permissions on our campus.”
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.
March 10, 2023
Denison Parking Promotes Michele Perras to Vice President of Finance
Michele Perras has been promoted to Vice President of Finance at Denison Parking. She works with internal and external clients on financial points to support the economic growth and strategy of the company. Ms. Perras is a valuable thought partner who has demonstrated strong leadership, delivered significant process improvements, and has successfully connected the finance team to the broader teams across Denison. Ms. Perras and her team have also assumed responsibility for the payroll function.
Ms. Perras brings over 20 years of accounting experience from multiple industries, including transportation, legal and national entertainment. Michele graduated from Ball State University and received her Master of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
March 08, 2023
Century II in Wichita, Kansas, to Introduce ParkMobile’s Digital Payment System to the Venue’s Lots
Visitors to Century II Performing Arts Center and Convention Center will be able to use the mobile app to pay for daily and event parking.
Wichita, KS – ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of the EasyPark Group, is partnering with Century II Performing Arts Center and Convention Center, an ASM Global managed facility, to offer daily and event parking payments through the mobile app. Visitors can now pay for on-demand parking digitally at the venue’s two onsite parking lots.
“Being located in Downtown Wichita, our venue is at the heart of a high-traffic area,” said Chris Whitney, General Manager of Century II. “By integrating ParkMobile’s digital parking payment system, our guests can now park at our events in a more seamless and efficient manner. Visitors can use ParkMobile for daily parking or events, creating a contactless parking experience.”
ParkMobile has over 76,000 users in Kansas and is available in Lawrence, Manhattan, The University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and INTRUST Bank Arena, also in Wichita. Across North America, ParkMobile has 45 million users, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser.
To pay for parking at the locations using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number or scans the QR code posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session.
“Our zone parking capability was our first feature and continues to be the most popular one we offer,” added David Hoyt, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director for ParkMobile. “We provide multiple ways for users to pay for their parking session directly through their phone. We’re excited to introduce Century II to our platform.”
About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. 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 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.
ParkMobile Contact: Haley Haas, PR Manager, US, email@example.com
Century II Contact: Emily Larkin, Marketing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 06, 2023
Parker Technology + Ocra Announce Strategic Alliance and Introduce Partner API
Indianapolis, IN (March 6, 2023)— Parker Technology and Ocra officially announce a strategic alliance and introduce their innovative partner API to solve on-site friction for customers using third-party reservation platforms. This alliance enables the two companies to maintain their vendor-neutral positions in the market, unlocking opportunities for Parker Technology and Ocra to work together to propel and accelerate growth through their existing relationships.
During the formation of this partnership, Parker Technology and Ocra mutually identified the need for an integration that surfaces essential transaction data for customers who push the call button with reservation-related issues. The result is the partner API, which runs on Ocra’s rails and enables Parker Technology to access the exact information needed in that moment to help the customer enter or exit the facility most efficiently.
The partner API benefits parking operators and technology companies who can now use Ocra’s network of complex custom integrations with customer demand channels, like third-party reservation platforms, to resolve in-lane friction and deliver a better customer experience.
“Ethan and his impressive team have built a company with a compelling vision to help parking operators solve problems caused by the proliferation of technology. I couldn’t be more excited to join his board and help the company achieve that vision. This strategic alliance is a perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts and our customers will instantly appreciate the value our two companies create together,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology.
“We are hyper-selective on raising investment, as the most important factor for us is value added beyond the capital itself,” says Ethan Glass, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Ocra. “We are fortunate to have a multitude of funding opportunities and are inspired by Parker Technology’s vision as our lead investor, which is force-multiplied by the other very notable investors joining our round. Brian and his team also believe that a rising tide lifts all ships. There is a great deal of synergy between our two companies in terms of being Switzerland and our commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships.”
By removing friction for parkers experiencing redemption and access issues with third-party reservations, Parker Technology and Ocra solve an industry-wide problem and create connectivity between multiple technologies for win-win-win outcomes for customers, operators, and technology companies.
To learn more about their strategic alliance and partner API, visit helpmeparker.com/ocra or contact email@example.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 tailored facility business rules. Parker Technology helps their 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.helpmeparker.com.
Ocra is a centralized consumer demand channel management platform for parking operators. The team builds complex custom integrations with individual channels so that operators no longer need to log into multiple portals to manage rates, inventory, blackouts, and reporting across their online portfolio. Ocra’s rails create communication between siloed technologies and surface the exact data needed to maximize yield. Founded in 2018 as event parking operators, Ocra pivoted to B2B SaaS solutions in May 2020. To learn more, visit getocra.com.
March 03, 2023
SP Plus Corporation Named one of America’s Best Small Companies – Forbes
CHICAGO – SP+ (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP) a leading provider of technology-driven mobility solutions for aviation, commercial, hospitality and institutional clients throughout North America and Europe, today announced it has been named to Forbes annual list of America’s Best Small Companies.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s Best Small Companies for 2023,” said Marc Baumann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SP+. “Over the last several years, we’ve made strategic investments to build cutting-edge technology solutions and lead the digital transformation of our industry. We believe this recognition reflects our strong positioning and positive growth trajectory.”
Forbes screened more than 1,000 companies with a market value between $300 million and $2 billion to identify 541 companies that had positive sales growth over the past 12 months and a share price of at least $5. The ranking is based on earnings growth, sales growth, return on equity and total stock return for the latest 12 months and over the last five years, with more weight given to the latest year’s data.
The full Forbes 2023 America’s Best Small Companies list is available here.
SP+ blends industry-leading technology and best-in-class operations to deliver mobility solutions that enable the efficient movement of people, vehicles and personal belongings. The Company is committed to elevating the consumer experience while meeting the objectives of its diverse clients across North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.
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