T2 Systems to Bring Hundreds of Customers Together at ‘Connect 2018’ User Conference
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, October 15, 2018 — T2 Systems, the largest parking technology provider in North America, will bring hundreds of parking professionals from across North America together at its annual Connect conference. Connect 2018 will take place in Orlando, FL beginning Monday, November 12, 2018 through Thursday, November 15. Connect is the parking industry’s largest and longest-running customer conference.
Parking professionals from T2’s customer base—including universities, municipalities and private parking operators—will be attending Connect 2018, where they can experience over 100 different training and educational session offerings, including sessions eligible for CAPP certification points. Attendees will have access to industry-leading experts and the latest in parking topics such as PARCS, LPR parking, enforcement, permit management, meters, pay stations, parking technology/trends and more.
“Our T2 customer community is unlike any other in the industry, and Connect is the perfect opportunity to come together for learning, networking, and celebration,” said T2’s SVP of Customer Experience, Maggie Vercoe.
“We facilitate collaboration between our customers year-round with our online customer portal, through webinars, and other events, but Connect is the most hands-on opportunity of the year,” Vercoe added. “It’s incredible to work alongside our customers to help make each other better.”
Learn more about Connect at T2’s website.
T2 Systems is the largest parking technology provider in North America, with more than 24years in the parking management industry and currently serving thousands of parking professionals. T2 integrates the best people, processes and technology for powerful, high performance and secure parking solutions. Its open technology and processes are used to manage more than 200 million parking transactions for over 2 billion dollars annually across all 50 states and 10provinces in Canada. For more information about T2, visit www.t2systems.com.
NEW DIGITAL CURB MANAGEMENT AND MOBILITY PLATFORM FOR CITIES
As Cities Battle Over Curbside Usage, Curbway Brings “Air Traffic Control” To The Curb By Building A Comprehensive Curb Management Platform For Cities
New Orleans, LA– October 16, 2018– Today Curbway announced the development of a comprehensive curb management platform that paves a realistic pathway for cities to control and manage their curbside assets. The platform serves as an intermediary between cities and their parking & enforcement vendors, delivery & shipping providers, TNCs, public transportation resources, and other emerging multi-modal mobility assets.
According to the International Parking Institute’s 2018 Emerging Trends in Parking Survey, the need for new curb management strategies was the top ranked emerging trend for parking and mobility professionals. In fact, the Trends report notes, “it’s all about the curb.”
From New York to Los Angeles, local curb usage laws vary widely and complaints about infrastructure strain and quality-of-life are mounting as demand for curb usage soars, triggered in part by ride and bike share providers, online deliveries, public safety issues and rising urban tourism.
Curbway will serve as the platform of record by centralizing and storing all rate, policy, and transactional data associated with the city’s curb use. This data is used by Curbway’s application modules to provide immediate opportunities for solving pain points in urban landscapes. As an example, Curbway’s mobile payment aggregator allows cities to enable their curbs to accept multiple payment providers and achieve higher adoption of mobile parking payments, a key step toward truly digitizing the curb. Curbway will also provide modules for cities to directly manage the growing influx of curb traffic associated with shared service providers and, eventually, autonomous vehicles.
Curbway’s key innovations that address core market challenges include:
- Mapping and digitizing city curb inventory and policies
- Making payments universal and cross-platform
- Improving compliance with the use of existing enforcement strategies
Curbway will be piloting this platform in select cities in early 2019 and will make the solution available to the entire market in the second quarter of 2019.
Curbway has assembled an executive team with deep expertise in technology, mobile payments, parking operations, and urban mobility. John Spivey is Curbway’s CEO, a seasoned entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in executive leadership in start-up and emerging growth companies with a special emphasis on transformative software-as-a-service platforms. Charley DeBow will serve as EVP of Strategy and Partnerships after spending the last 4 years expanding mobile parking payments to over 100 cities in the U.S. Nathan Donnell will serve as EVP of Business Development, an innovative industry strategist with 20+ years of sales and management experience within the parking and mobility industries. Anthony Broad-Crawford, a global technology executive with 15+ years of experience in thought leadership, with special focus on the Urban Tech and mobility industries will serve as strategic executive advisor leading all technology. Curbway’s advisory board also consists of parking and technology experts with over 50 years of combined industry expertise.
“The curb is one of the most undervalued city assets and still operates in an analog fashion. Confusing signage, antiquated policies, and complex zoning regulations all complicate management efforts for this essential public space. Digital curb management is the single biggest transportation challenge facing municipal transportation professionals, urban planners, administrators and public policy managers. We are laser-focused on delivering a software platform that allows cities to take meaningful steps toward comprehensive, digital management of their curbs which, in turn, will yield safer streets and greener, more livable cities. We are eager to start helping cities command their curb,” said John Spivey, CEO.
Curbway is a New Orleans based mobility company lead by experts in the industry with a combined 50 years experience in parking operations, public sector and mobility. Senior management includes innovators and product designers from leading parking payment providers and technology ventures. The company is designing the next generation mobility solution for cities.
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Cleverciti Systems Debuts CIRC360 Parking Management and Marketing Solution at 2018 NPA Convention
Lake Forest, Ill. and Munich, Germany, Oct. 15, 2018 — Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, announced today it will debut its new CIRC360 solution during the 2018 National Parking Association (NPA) Convention and Expo, Oct. 22-25, in Las Vegas, at booth #213. CIRC360 revolutionizes the parking experience, offering efficient local guidance with real-time parking data, as well as the ability for customers to display additional marketing and event messages.
A lack of parking monitoring and guidance often leads to increased traffic, pollution and driver frustration for cities, retailers, airports and more, while also detracting potential revenue. Cleverciti’s CIRC360 solution not only facilitates seamless and hassle-free parking through real-time identification of free and unoccupied areas, but also delivers guidance, messaging, wayfinding and advertising, which can increase ROI. CIRC360 is the first parking guidance system that can also generate revenue for the parking operator.
Coupled with the Cleverciti parking sensors mounted on light poles within a parking area, CIRC360 provides up-to-date information displayed on an omnidirectional, 360-degree LED outdoor digital signage.
Cleverciti will showcase the CIRC360 during the 2018 NPA Convention along with its next generation of smart parking solutions that optimize monitoring, increase revenues and improve service, giving facilities a comprehensive and effective parking management tool.
“Cleverciti’s innovative technology allows various organizations to efficiently provide a streamlined parking experience for drivers, addressing numerous challenges commonly faced by parking managers,” said Steve Gorski, General Manager, North America, Cleverciti. “Now with the CIRC360, we have the ability to not only communicate real-time information, but it also add additional value for customers to transmit critical messages to drivers that can be used for emergency, traffic and safety information, as well as advertising and media messages. The possibilities are endless.”
To schedule a meeting with the team at booth #213 during the 2018 NPA Convention, click here.
About Cleverciti Systems
Cleverciti Systems is the leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance. Cleverciti provides organizations with a robust and highly reliable solution that enhances convenience, builds loyalty and boosts engagement, allowing our customers to maximize ROI and streamline the parking experience. Its end-to-end solutions are designed to strengthen parking detection, improve guidance, and enhance communication. Cleverciti seeks to help cities and organizations reduce traffic and emissions, and increase revenue while allowing drivers to enjoy a smooth, stress-free parking experience. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Chicago. To learn more, visit www.cleverciti.com.
MeterFeeder to Welcome New Innovators at AlphaLab’s Annual Demo Day.
Pittsburgh (PA)– MeterFeeder – a product of startup accelerators like Y Combinator- will be attending the annual “Demo Day” event at Stage AE next week to usher in the next generation of company launches. The event takes place at Stage AE on October 16th, and will feature company launches from Innovation Works’ nationally ranked hardware and software accelerators, AlphaLab Gear and AlphaLab.
According to Innovation Works, press can expect to see new companies innovating in sectors such as Internet of Things (IoT), Voice based tech, AI, Advanced Materials, Software as a service (Saas), and Robotics.
MeterFeeder, like many other local startups, was lucky enough to have received investments from Innovation Works, and is happy to participate in the event as a celebration of the success the programprovides.MeterFeederCEOJimGibbsexpressedfurtherinterestsaying,“InnovationWorksand AlphaLab are great resources for startups and innovators in the Pittsburgh area. I’m excited to go to Stage AE next week to meet some of Pittsburgh’s toptalent.”
As part of the event, MeterFeeder will be meeting with the press to talk about their newest parking innovation, Pay-By-Vehicle. This new patent-pending technology allows vehicles to pay for parking by themselves, resulting in 100% compliance and far fewer tickets! The technology has already garnered a lot of attention,and MeterFeeder hopes to use it to promote Innovation Works and the support they provide..
Learn more about Meter Feeder at www.meterfeeder.com Register for Demo Day here.
U.S. ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING INTRODUCES
LINEAR EXT WALL MOUNTS WITH ROTATABLE LEDS
U.S. Architectural Lighting expands its Linear EXT LED product line with three wall-mounted models. The new wall mounts feature the same architectural design as the company’s Linear EXT site/area luminaires.
With six distribution patterns, LXT Wall Mounts incorporate U.S. Architectural Lighting’s PLED Optical Modules, also used in the company’s Razar Generation Series. PLED Optical Modules are field replaceable and field rotatable to accommodate any site considerations.
Linear EXT Wall Mounts are available in three sizes ranging from 20 LEDs to 60 LEDs with 4000K standard LED CCT. Other color temperatures can be specified. Amber LEDs (PCA phosphor converted) and True Amber (TRA)) are also offered.
Lumen levels range from 2,100 to 19,866 and three housing sizes are featured: LXT-WM1 (8.5” wide x 12” deep); LXT-WM2 (15.5” wide x 12” deep); and LXT-WM3 (22.5” wide x 12” deep).
Standard finishes include: black, white, grey, dark bonze and green. Custom colors can also be specified.
U.S. Architectural Lighting is a leading manufacturer of outdoor lighting poles and fixtures and has served the electrical industry for more than 33 years. All products are entirely manufactured in the U.S.A. to ensure consistent quality, ready inventory and timely shipping. www.usaltg.com
Schiphol Real Estate chooses Park Assist’s M4 Smart-Sensor Parking Guidance System
NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2018 – Park Assist has won the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for The Outlook Building at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Sitting opposite to Schiphol’s Headquarters, the Outlook Building is home to Microsoft’s headquarters in The Netherlands as well as for Spaces, Cargill and other international tenants. The Outlook Building is owned by Schiphol Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Schiphol Group. Schiphol Real Estate develops, manages, operates and invests in commercial real estate, primarily at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The headquarters are located at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Europe’s third largest airport that serves over 69 million passengers annually.
Schiphol Real Estate, Microsoft and Spaces are in the process of re-developing their Outlook Building to meet with Smart Building requirements and needed a smart PGS to help exceed them. In addition to this opportunity, Park Assist’s M4 camera based smart-sensor powered technology will significantly improve The Outlook customer experience by easing the car-finding process with color-coded signage and the monitoring of several dead-ends in the car park.
A global market leader in PGS, Park Assist’s M4 camera-based solution uses integrated License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology as well as digital directional signage, guiding drivers to the nearest available space with directional signage that is configured to display real-time parking availability.
The Outlook Building visitors will now enjoy effortless parking with guidance throughout the entire garage and returning to their car using Park Assist’s Find Your Car™ feature.
Schiphol Real Estate will also take advantage of Park Assist’s software feature Park Alerts™. With this addition, Schiphol will be able to monitor spaces that are specifically reserved and have time restrictions, receiving notifications if a car is in an incorrect bay or has dwelled in the space for too long.
Park Assist will work together with Schiphol’s preferred parking products supplier, Skidata, to complete the project. Installation is expected to begin in October and will go live in December. “Park Assist is delighted to work with Schiphol and Skidata to advance this contemporary smart technology initiative elevating the customer experience and promoting efficiency in garage operations,” said Gary Neff, CEO of Park Assist.
About Park Assist
Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Our patented technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.8 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.
SKIDATA Completes Massive Parking Technology Installation At Raleigh-Durham International Airport
New Brunswick, NJ (October 12, 2018)—When Raleigh-Durham International Airport decided to upgrade their entire parking infrastructure, they identified the need to provide the more than 11 million annual visitors with a modern and convenient parking experience. As part of their Vision 2040 Master Plan, the airport expanded their parking offerings to provide easy and convenient options to meet the varying needs of their manyvisitors.
The massive 14-car-park installation includes a total of 19 Entry Lanes and 29 Exits with an impressive 19 Automatic Payment Machines (APMs). SKIDATA’s Power. Gate column devices were used at entry and exit with corresponding Barrier Gates. The abundance of APMs provide the convenience of self-service payment with both credit cards and cash transactions. The airport chose to primarily go with Credit Cash APM units for credit-card-only transactions along with 3 Easy Cash credit and cash processing units. As an additional payment option, 10 cashier terminals were installed for in-lane cashiering.
For the full airport system, SKIDATA’s PARCS solution is paired with Paris Technologies’ business data management as well as ADVAM’s parking reservation product.
“We are incredibly honored to be partnering with this forward-thinking airport team,” said Coley Nash, Business Development – SKIDATA. “This is a great collaboration that shows their dedication to the visitor experience.”
SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trendsetting solutions.
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.
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From: SKIDATA, Inc.
ITALO STAYS ON BOARD WITH PARKCLOUD FOR CONTRACT RENEWAL
European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has today announced a contract renewal with Italian high-speed rail network, Italo, following a successful first year in partnership.
The renewal is a nod to ParkCloud’s ongoing commitment to growing its extensive car park coverage across the Italian market, as well as maintaining booking growth across the 25 rail stations Italo covers.
Affiliated exclusively through the Italotreno Parking white label, customers can benefit from the convenience of browsing and comparing features online before booking their parking reservation alongside their travel.
Francesco Fiore, Chief of Quality & Industrial Product Development at Italo, commented: “We wanted to give our passengers more flexibility to pre-plan different elements of their journey, and the wide offering of car park coverage ParkCloud has across the Italian rail market has given us the means to do just that.
“Italo’s service centres on a comfortable, convenient travel experience and presenting passengers with the option to reserve their station parking online complements this well.”
Working collectively over the contract period with the Italo team, ParkCloud has ensured a streamlined, fast and efficient booking process for passengers, to dovetail with Italo’s four levels of ‘journey ambiences’ – smart, comfort, prima and club executive, as they travel between its well connected lines.
ParkCloud’s Brand Partnership Manager, Nicola Pilling, said: “The white label platform offers Italo passengers a more succinct travel itinerary, complete with various touchpoints and language options, allowing for a more enjoyable overall journey.
“Behind the scenes, it’s important that our brand partners feel we strengthen the services they offer and add real value to customers, which is why we’re thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with Italo.”
Servicing over 20 cities across Italy, Italo’s routes cover popular visitor destinations such as Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence.
To find out more, or to vote for ParkCloud in the British Travel Awards, please visit www.parkcloud.com.
ParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days.
When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event.
ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid.
Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 42 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most.
This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide.
Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade
Cleverciti to Host Upcoming Webinar on Shopping Center Parking Management
Lake Forest, Ill. and Munich, Germany, Oct. 10, 2018 — Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, announced today it will host its second webinar, “Shopping Center Parking Management: A Customer-centric Approach,” at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Retailers know that customer service begins before people even walk in the door, which is why taking a holistic approach to facility management includes not only the comfort indoors but the convenience outdoors. And with the holiday season quickly approaching, this topic should be top of mind. Parking lots outside shopping malls and major retailers are a big part of the customer experience, and these locations can also be a potential hub for marketing messaging and branding. An intelligent technology solution provides not only streamlined parking management and an enhanced customer experience, but also increased communication and visibility.
In this webinar, Cleverciti will discuss the challenges that shopping centers face with regard to parking, considerations that need to be made when evaluating a facility and ways to increase both customer satisfaction and revenue through parking management technology.
The webinar is the second in a series from Cleverciti that is designed to educate attendees about the value of clever-parking solutions, introduce organizations to the upgraded Cleverciti solutions portfolio and outline use cases for these platforms in real-world environments. Additionally, top industry experts will share their perspectives on the current state and future development of the smart parking, smart cities and IoT markets.
Register for the Oct. 17 webinar here.
About Cleverciti Systems GmbH
Cleverciti Systems is the leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance. Cleverciti provides organizations with a robust and highly reliable solution that enhances convenience, builds loyalty and boosts engagement, allowing our customers to maximize ROI and streamline the parking experience. Its end-to-end solutions are designed to strengthen parking detection, improve guidance, and enhance communication. As a leader in intelligent parking solutions, Cleverciti seeks to help organizations reduce traffic and emissions, and increase revenue while allowing drivers to enjoy a smooth, stress-free parking experience. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Chicago. To learn more, visitwww.cleverciti.com.
V2 Achieves Recertification Under Newest Version of ISO
V2 was recently recertified under the newest version of ISO, reaffirming its commitment to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers worldwide.
AUBURN, Alabama – V2 Composites, Inc., an industry-leading composite reinforcement materials manufacturer, was recently recertified as an ISO 9001:2015 company, the most recognizable and trusted standard of a company’s commitment to providing quality products and services. V2 has been an ISO certified company since 2003 and was previously certified under the ISO 9001:2008 version.
V2 was founded on the principles of providing quality products and services to its customers and to this day that philosophy rings true. V2 employees make a commitment every day to continually improve products, services and processes to exceed customer expectations at every level.
“It is important for our customers to know that outside of our own quality control procedures, we are held to the stringent standards set forth by ISO,” said Kevin Horne, president of V2. “It’s a commitment we take very seriously and one we think is evident in the products and services we provide.”
V2 offers both fiber reinforced composite materials and also structural reinforcement solutions for infrastructure repair.On the composites side, V2 works closely with engineers and manufacturers to develop fiber reinforcement solutions to create stronger, higher performing and more versatile end use products.
When it comes to infrastructure repair products, V2 offers a unique advantage by designing and manufacturing custom fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems to the exact specifications necessary for the final solution. V2’s StructureWrap®FRP systems are certified by ICC-ES as meeting international building codes for structural strengthening of concrete. V2 also manufactures its patented CFRP T-Biscuits®designed to repair failed flange-to-flange shear connectors of concretepre-cast double T-beams.
The International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent, non-governmental organization that ensures products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. Some of the changes made to the most recent version of ISO include the introduction of new terminology, an emphasis on risk-based thinking to enhance the application of the process approach, improved applicability for services, and increased leadership requirements.
V2 Composites, Inc.®designs and fabricates some of the industry’s strongest and most versatile composite reinforcement solutions, providing superior strength and flexibility vital in the construction of FRP components used in bridges, high-rise buildings, airplanes, boats and various other applications. V2 uses a unique stitch-bonded, multiaxial construction in the manufacture of their non-crimp reinforcement fabrics and FRP components, leading to maximum strength and unparalleled structural integrity. Through innovative technology and improved manufacturing processes, V2 offers cost-effective, custom-stitched composite solutions tailored to achieve the unique performance requirements of every project. V2 Composites, headquartered in Auburn, Ala., is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.