APPYPARKING UNLOCKS THE CITY OF LONDON FOR BLUE BADGE HOLDERS WITH REAL-TIME AVAILABILITY OF DISABLED BAYS

June 11, 2019

 

 

 

APPYPARKING UNLOCKS THE CITY OF LONDON FOR BLUE BADGE HOLDERS WITH REAL-TIME AVAILABILITY OF DISABLED BAYS

 

 

 

  • Blue Badge holders can now use the free AppyParking mobile app to see the availability of 188 accessible parking bays across the City of London

  • For the first time ever, the Parking Services Team at the City of London Corporation will be able to see exactly how the accessible bays are used

  • The City Corporation will use this data to better inform future parking and transport policy decisions that impact kerbside access for vulnerable road users

 

 

LONDON, UK – AppyParking, the kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, and the City of London Corporation have confirmed the launch of real-time occupancy of accessible bays across the City. Using AppyParking’s smart sensor solution, Blue Badge holders can now use the free AppyParking mobile app to not only see the locations of accessible bays across the City of London but also check to see if they’re available.

 

In addition to the location and availability of accessible bays, the app also shows the location, rules and prices for all on and off-street parking in the Square Mile.  Motorists can link through to commonly used navigation apps such as Waze or Google Maps from AppyParking and drive directly to the parking space of their choice.

 

The launch of this initiative will bring greater access to the Square Mile for Blue Badge holders. The AppyParking analytics platform will also, for the first time ever, give the Parking Services Team at the City Corporation, the ability to see exactly how the accessible bays are being used and view parking data in one centralised system. The data will better inform future parking and transport policy decisions that impact kerbside access for vulnerable road users and improve enforcement operations.

 

Alastair Moss, Chair of the Planning and Transportation Committee at the City of London Corporation “An important part of our Transport Strategy is to use smart technology to improve accessibility in the Square Mile.

 

“With almost 200 accessible parking bays available for use, we want all City visitors to travel comfortably and confidently while feeling welcome and safe – and partnerships such as these will be essential to achieving that goal.

 

“Together we are making the car-parking experience as user-friendly, and navigable as possible, saving the time and frustrations for those who need it most.”

 

Dan Hubert, CEO & Founder of AppyParking commented “We’re committed to making parking forgettable for absolutely everyone. We’re thrilled to be supporting The City of London in alleviating some of the accessibility challenges Blue Badge holders face. By adding into our app the locations and real-time availability of accessible bays across the Square Mile, Blue Badge holders can quickly and conveniently locate accessible parking bays.”

 

 

“Using our real-time sensor technology and analytics platform, the City of London will also be able to plan effectively for the future. As travel and parking habits change, the City will be able to use kerbside demand data to provide transformative user experiences for mobility impaired motorists.”

 

Helen Dolphin MBE, Director of People’s Parking and active campaigner for the improvement of parking experiences for motorists with disabilities supports the initiative, “I think it’s fantastic that the City of London Corporation have collaborated with AppyParking to bring their innovative technology to bear in supporting greater kerbside access for Blue Badge holders across the Square Mile. This scheme should become the norm so that Blue Badge holders can visit city centres and local high streets filled with the confidence they’ll have a convenient place to park.”

 

 

About AppyParking

AppyParking are a leading kerbside management and smart parking solutions provider with the UK’s most awarded parking app.  They have recently deployed a world-first in Harrogate, providing a fully integrated Smart City Parking system that seamlessly integrates all on and off-street parking with real-time availability and frictionless payments all through their easy to use app.

For local authorities, the Analytics tool, which City of London teams will be using, surfaces powerful utilisation data so parking assets can be better understood and optimised.

 

For more information, visit appyparking.com

About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

SpotHero Partners with TIBA to Release First-Ever Visualizations of Integrated Online & Drive-Up Parking Data

June 08, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

SpotHero Partners with TIBA to Release First-Ever Visualizations of Integrated Online & Drive-Up Parking Data

 

 

 

Integrations and shared data power inventory, pricing and access solutions to improve occupancy rates and drive more revenue for parking operators

 

 

 

CHICAGO, I.L. (June 6, 2019) – SpotHero, the #1 consumer marketplace and mobility platform for off-street parking in North America, and TIBA, the industry innovator in parking management software and hardware solutions for centralized parking operations, today announced a strategic partnership to power a 360-degree view of online and offline parking demand data, advanced yield management capabilities, and frictionless redemption for a better parking customer experience.

 

This long-term partnership introduces a standardized process for implementing online reservations and joint product yield management via TIBA’s powerful parking API, SmartConnect, SpotHero’s parking mobility platform and SpotHero’s network of high-demand off-street facilities across 300 markets in the U.S. and Canada.

 

SpotHero and TIBA will leverage TIBA’s Bluetooth technology, ParkBlue, to power easy one-tap redemption, eliminating the need for drivers to roll down their windows to present an access credential. The advanced access capability, coupled with yield management and 360 degree insights, lays the foundation for operators to process drive-up payments for drivers today, and seamless access and payments for fleets and autonomous vehicles in the near future, as the urban mobility ecosystem continues toevolve.

 

“TIBA is a proven leader in parking management solutions that provide operators with the data and technology needed to make smarter decisions about how to price and manage their inventory,”says MarkLawrence, CEO and Co-founder of SpotHero. “We’re very excited to marry SpotHero’s real-time search and demand data – three to four times larger than that of any other online reservations platform – with TIBA’s data to create a 360-degree view of demand and actionable insights for operators to drive more revenue. The way we see it, making it possible for customers and vehicles to easily find, reserve, pay for, and redeem parking is key to securing parking’s rightful place at the center of the urban mobility ecosystem. It’s clear that TIBA shares this vision. That’s why we’re putting our platforms to work – together.”

 

“By joining forces, TIBA and SpotHero can deliver a 360 degree view of data for occupancy, duration of stay, and online demand so that operators can maintain ideal capacity and increase revenue,” says Levi Rinkoff, Executive Vice President at TIBA. “TIBA’s innovative solutions let parking operators keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, online reservations, and mobile payments. The outcome of this partnership is a parking operator platform for combined online and drive-up data, smarter yield management, and a better process for supporting and redeeming digital passes. We’re laying the groundwork for facilitating payments, access, and redemption for all types of vehicles that need to park.”

 

SpotHero and TIBA are currently piloting platform integrations and have plans to expand into more North American markets later this year. Pilot facilities are equipped with online reservations, yield management data integrations, and BLE redemption. Due to the digital infrastructure in place, these locations are prepared for challenges around payments, access, and redemption for fleets, autonomous vehicles, and other emerging methods of urban mobility.

 

To learn more about this partnership, visit the SpotHero (#410) and TIBA (#841) booths at the IPMI Conference & Expo 2019  on June 9-12 in Anaheim, California.

 

 

 

About SpotHero

 

SpotHero is the #1 consumer marketplace and mobility platform for off-street parking in North America. SpotHero is curbing the rise of urban congestion by changing the way millions of people park every day. Using SpotHero’s portfolio of mobile apps and websites, drivers find, book and access a parking facility near their destination, eliminating the need to circle the block in search of parking. SpotHero’s platform enables leading mobility companies to build seamless parking experiences directly into their products. For more information, visit SpotHero.com.

 

 

 

About TIBA Parking Systems:

 

For 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has successfully implemented this through a focus on software development, while continuing to enhance and support its reliable hardware platforms. This allows owners to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying the latest software functionality. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected and leverage big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems empower parking operators to be an integral part of the growing Smart Cities ecosystem.

 

TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit tibaparking.com.

 

Tom Sivak joins The Parking Advisory Group

June 07, 2019

 

Tom Sivak joins The Parking Advisory Group

 

 

Boston, MA – The Parking Advisory Group is pleased to announce that Tom Sivak has joined the firm as Principal on June 1, 2019. Tom has more than 30 years of experience and is a highly respected leader in the parking industry.  “His knowledge in all aspects of parking is impressive and I am fortunate he has joined our business,” stated Jerry Marcus, Principal of The Parking Advisorygroup.

 

 

Due to the firm’s rapid growth, they have expanded operations to the East Coast. Tom will be based in Boston, MA and will collaborate with Jerry and the other Parking Advisory Group associates to provide a full range of parking consulting services nationally including design services for new parking facilities, consulting for existing parking garages, operational optimization, demand analysis, and parking technology consulting.

 

“I am excited to bring my expertise of parking operations, technology, and analysis to this dynamic group and look forward to collaborating on assignments that exemplify the latest trends in parking and mobility-based projects said Mr. Sivak. He joins Parking Advisory Group from a parking technology company where he was the CEO.

 

The Parking Advisory Group, LLC was formed in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas and provides quality parking consulting services for a wide variety of clients and customers nationally.

 

www.theparkingadvisorygroup.com

 

Arrive Introduces New On-demand, Connected Technologies

June 07, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

No matter what you think about autonomous vehicles or when you think they’ll be available at scale, it’s safe to admit that connected mobility is here – today. More and more vehicles are coming equipped with connected car services and in-car assistants like Amazon’s Echo Auto will soon turn millions of cars into voice-activated, connected vehicles with the ability to purchase Arrive-powered parking simply by saying, “Alexa, find me parking.” Similar services will be available from Apple, Google and the automakers themselves.

What does it mean for the parking industry? Parking sits at the intersection of three major trends that will shape the future of transportation: mobility as a service, the connected car, and smart cities. Arrive’s mobility partners value parking and understand how important it is – especially seamless, mobile-driven parking operations.

To meet the needs of the evolving ecosystem, our company is laser-focused on developing new on-demand, connected technologies:

  • Building on our original work with TIBA, we have expanded our seamless ingress and egress Bluetooth capabilities through partnerships with FlashParking and Parkonect. Interested in seeing it in action? Visit our booth #618 at IPMI for a demo.
  • We’ve added Skidata and DataPark as new PARCS partners – and have now established strategic relationships with nearly all of the leading PARCS companies.
  • We just rolled out new beacon-based solutions that make on-demand mobile payments easier than ever for customers and connected cars.

In addition to these new technologies, we’re proud to have announced several new venue and mobility partners with dozens more coming in the next few months:

As a company, we continue to be inspired by the possibilities that connected mobility brings to our industry. We are grateful for our parking partners collaboration and willingness to explore this new frontier, and we look forward to seeing you at IPMI.

DESIGNA USA Premiers its New Generation of Devices at 2019 IPMI Conference

June 07, 2019

 

 

 

 

DESIGNA USA Premiers its New Generation of Devices at 2019 IPMI Conference

 

 

 

 

DESIGNA will present the latest innovation in product solutions at the 2019 International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) Conference and Expo, June 9-12 in Anaheim, California. Expo visitors to DESIGNA’s 1,000-square-foot booth #245 will get a closer look at the company’s Integrated Intelligence through demonstrations of DESIGNA’s intelligent software solutions and the newest members of the next generation of devices.

 

Integrated Intelligence in New Hardware Innovation

 

The new DESIGNA generation of devices is characterized by unique performance features with a focus on simple operator guidance, improved customer communication and comprehensive configuration and equipment options. With the latest developments, parking operators can follow the customer journey and communicate throughout the customer’s parking experience. This can be made possible with new information displays in the Pay Cash & Card stations, the In and Out entry and exit terminals, and the new Gate access screens.All these new devices prove that the latest technology and sophisticated design can go hand in hand.

 

Digital Content Can Communicate a Variety of Messages

 

Parking operators control all digital content that is shown throughout the customer’s experience at the parking facility. The static or video formats can communicate dynamic price information, current occupancy data, route guidance, event information, advertisements or whatever else the operator wishes to communicate with its customers.

 

Markus Plankensteiner, DESIGNA’s Senior Vice President Business Development at its global headquarters in Kiel, Germany, stated that this is an important product launch for the US market. “With these and many new developments on the horizon, DESIGNA USA will continue to grow rapidly across North America,” stated Plankensteiner. “We are excited to launch these next generation products and receive feedback during the IPMI Conference.”

 

Steve Gorski, CEO of DESIGNA USA, joined the company in May. “DESIGNA’s ability to support the customer needs within multiple verticals is unlike anything else available in today’s market,” stated Gorski. “As the company is winning more projects and increasing our market share in the United States, we are excited to unleash the true potential of DESIGNA’s parking management platform to address the changing needs of today’s modern-day organizations.”

 

 

DESIGNA Technology: For more than 65 years, DESIGNA has been developing, installing and maintaining innovative products and services for controlling car parks and parking areas. DESIGNA is one of the world’s leading companies for fully automated parking systems and serves customers in the airports, hospitals, shopping centers, universities and municipalities sectors.

 

For more information:

 

DESIGNA USA, Inc.

777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 2000

Westmont, Illinois 60559

888.262.9706

www.designaUSA.com

 

 

PARKEN 2019 presented entire spectrum of products and services in the industry

June 07, 2019

 

 

 

PARKEN 2019 presented entire spectrum of products and services in the industry

 

 

The PARKEN 2019 proved to be a significant platform for the parking industry. From 5 – 6 June 2019, the event showcased a broad product portfolio at the trade exhibition as well as presenting the latest expert knowledge at the conference of the Bundesverband PARKEN e.V. (German Parking Association).

 

 

“In 2019, the PARKEN proved that the event is the meeting place for theindustry in Germany,” concludes Simone Pfisterer, Vice President atMesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “1,602 trade visitors, 10.8% more than in 2017, took the opportunity to exchange information on the entire range of products and solutions for stationary traffic: from classic parking space equipment to Smart Mobility and cashless payment systems to charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.”

First-class business and networking platform

A total of 112 exhibiting companies highlighted the latest trends, developments and innovations in the planning, construction and operation of stationary traffic facilities and can look back on a successful event.

“The PARKEN enables us and our customers to attain a detailedoverview of the market. It is also the starting point for meeting with existing contacts and finding new ones. In principle, this exhibition is obligatory for everyone in the parking industry. The PARKEN is the only relevant event for the German market,” summarizes Riccardo Rieder, Director Product Management at Designa.

The long-standing exhibitor Fleischhauer Datenträger GmbH celebrated its 150th company anniversary at the PARKEN 2019. “We arecelebrating our 150th company anniversary as we should! All our customers, long-term partners and the whole of the PARKEN community are gathered at this event. It is the partnership-based cooperation with our customers that makes our success possible,“ explained Philipp Halbach, Managing Director at Fleischhauer Datenträger GmbH.

Conference provided top-class knowledge exchange

The conference achieved an excellent result with 233 participants. Renowned speakers provided exclusive insights into highly relevant industry topics. In addition to presentations on the trend topics of digitization and e-mobility, this year’s program offered an interactive lecture on the subject of data security, which made it possible to experience the challenges faced by companies in this area through live hacking. The highly relevant topic of data exchange was addressed in a lecture on the integration of intelligent transport systems.

“Together with the conference, the only exhibition for parking in the German-speaking region offers an optimal mix of product presentations and knowledge transfer and provides an important forum for exchanging experiences. The range of topics presented by experts enables participants to be inspired for their own everyday work,” explains Elisabeth Herles, Managing Director of the “Bundesverband Parken e.V.”.

Automated Valet Parking at the PARKEN

This year, the highly relevant topic of Automated Valet Parking was given its own platform. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.) (VDA), in cooperation with renowned companies from the automotive and technology sectors, presented the current status quo as well as future visions for driverless parking. Using pilot videos and presentations as well as personal discussions, interested visitors were able to explore the topic, discuss it with the exhibitors and initiate new cooperations.

The figures at a glance:

Exhibition area: 5,080 m2 Exhibitors: 112
Trade visitors: 1,602 Conference participants: 233

A detailed analysis with the facts and figures on the PARKEN 2019 will be available in the fall. Printable pictures of the event, which takes place every two years, can be found in the press section at parken- exhibition.com.

The next PARKEN will take place in Wiesbaden from 23 – 24 June 2021.

 

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt

 

Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)

 

About Bundesverband Parken

 

The German Parking Association Bundesverband Parken e.V. has about 200 private and public members, who operate more than 1.1 million parking spaces in more than 3100 parking garages all over Germany. Bundesverband Parken e.V. represents the parking sector in Germany and reflects its entire variety. The association is the founder and supporting organization of the trade fair PARKEN and organizes seminars and conferences such as the Kompetenzforum Parken. (parken.de)

 

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

 

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generatesannual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

*preliminary figures 2018

CITY OF ANAHEIM HIRES PARKING SENSE TO EASE DRIVERS’ ABILITY TO FIND PARKING AND REDUCE TRAFFIC

June 06, 2019

 

 

 

CITY OF ANAHEIM HIRES PARKING SENSE TO EASE DRIVERS’ ABILITY TO FIND PARKING AND REDUCE TRAFFIC

 


App-based intelligent parking solutions to be deployed across nine locations and over 3,000 parking spaces in phase one; additional locations to be added over term of five-year contract

 



ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 6, 2019) – Working toward the goal of being the first true “smart city,” the City of Anaheim has selected San Francisco-based Parking Sense to deploy its suite of intelligent parking solutions across nine locations and over 3,000 parking spaces. Use of the Parking Sense technology will allow drivers to easily locate and pay for available parking, and reduce the time it takes to find parking by 50%. The initial locations selected for use of Parking Sense’s technology represent phase one of a five-year contract that will expand to include a wider service area within the city as the contract progresses.

Based on Bluetooth and infrared technology that is 99.9% accurate, Parking Sense’s app-based parking system guides drivers to available parking spaces and allows for digital payment, creating seamless parking experiences that reduce related stress for drivers. The efficiency offered also reduces related vehicle emissions by 50%.

Parking Sense’s technology is disrupting the traditional parking and transportation models, and has the ability to provide real-time and historical data to parking operators. This data can be used to increase revenue by making better use of existing parking spaces, reduce the number of drivers who give up and leave a parking lot, enable flexible and dynamic pricing by time of day and day of the week, and more.

“The City of Anaheim realized that real-time parking data and wayfinding are critical components to reach efficiencies in utilization of our available parking supply,” said John Woodhead, City of Anaheim Community and Economic Development Director. “We proactively sought technologies and solutions to assist with achieving our vision. We are excited to partner with Parking Sense to install a critical piece of our Smart Center City strategy that will provide residents, employees and visitors real-time access to parking information.”

Due to its open API, the flexibility of Parking Sense’s technology will allow the City of Anaheim to work with neighboring partners like Disney and others to make it easy for drivers to locate and pay for parking.

“We realize that parking is the first thing people experience, and the last thing they remember when they visit a city,  business, or destination,” said Jake Bezzant, CEO of Parking Sense. “Use of our technology has proven it has the ability to minimize the amount of time spent looking for parking and create a better user experience. In their effort to become a ‘smart city,’ Anaheim is demonstrating they are on the leading edge by implementing technology that will reduce related traffic and transportation problems.”

Parking Sense offers a cost-effective, comprehensive, easy to install suite of intelligent parking solutions that are changing the way people have always thought about parking. Customers that include airports, corporate campuses, commercial properties, retail, healthcare and universities report that deployment of Parking Sense technology has reduced the time it takes drivers to find a parking space and vehicle emissions by 50%. It has also translated to a reduction of wear and tear on parking structures and ventilation systems, resulting in related cost savings.

Learn more about Parking Sense at www.parkingsense.com.

About Parking Sense

Parking Sense is a technology company disrupting the parking and transportation industries with a cost-effective, comprehensive and easy-to-install suite of intelligent parking solutions. Parking Sense technology reduces both the time it takes drivers to find a parking space and related vehicle emissions by half, while offering businesses real-time data that allows them to better manage, track and charge for parking. The system is based around low-energy infrared technology that has 99+% accuracy. At its core, the Parking Sense system is a scalable, dynamic, “evergreen” technology solution that allows clients to integrate additional features and technology over time. Learn more at www.parkingsense.com.

Passport acquires Complus Data Innovations to enable more cities to facilitate curbside transactions

June 06, 2019

Passport acquires Complus Data Innovations to enable more cities to facilitate curbside transactions


Acquisition reaffirms Passport’s commitment to building the industry standard for parking enforcement software

 

Charlotte, N.C. (June 6, 2019) — Passport today announces its acquisition of parking enforcement company, Complus Data Innovations (Complus). Together with Complus, Passport helps nearly 1,000 clients manage more than 15 million feet of curbside space – the distance from Los Angeles to New York City – through its industry-leading technology to regulate access to and collect digital payments for public parking, transit, and tolling systems. This acquisition extends Passport’s position as the leading public-sector mobility management platform.

Passport has placed an emphasis on helping cities manage and regulate access to their curb space, because poorly managed curbs can increase traffic congestion and create unsafe conditions on city streets and sidewalks. As the only tool deployed in the field to enforce parking compliance at the curb, enforcement systems ensure that city rules and goals are implemented fairly and efficiently across existing and emerging modes, such as micro-mobility.

“Compliance is the backbone of a city’s mobility operations and ensures effective and equitable usage of a finite and increasingly-strained resource: the curb. It is vital that cities have an efficient way to manage access to curb space,” said Bob Youakim, CEO of Passport. “With the acquisition of Complus, Passport can expand its international footprint, providing even more cities a strong, robust, real-time enforcement solution.”

Complus has been a leader in parking enforcement technology in the U.S. since 1986 and recently celebrated its 33rd anniversary. This deep industry expertise will help Passport strengthen its parking enforcement product, a foundational element of the company’s industry-leading suite of parking management solutions.

“In the past decade, Passport has emerged as an innovator and technological leader in the parking and mobility industry and has a strong track record of success. We are excited that our clients will now be a part of the Passport family,” said Eleonore Adkins, vice president of client success at Complus. “Together with Passport, Complus will be able to help clients better manage their operations and enforce parking compliance.”

This is Passport’s second acquisition in eight months to enhance its enforcement offering, following the acquisition of NuPark, known for its license plate recognition (LPR) technology. Along with the legacy NuPark and Complus teams, Passport is leading the way with the new industry standard enforcement solution, which provides real-time updates and reporting capabilities, integrates with LPR technology and enables enforcement officers to quickly and accurately write citations from a handheld device. With Passport’s cloud-based solution, cities can improve compliance and payments with more efficient enforcement. Additionally, the enforcement software connects with other mobility services through a central platform, allowing clients to grow and scale their operations.

About Passport

Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.

ADVAM ramps up its security processes with the validation of its P2PE solution 

June 06, 2019

 

 

ADVAM ramps up its security processes with the validation of its P2PE solution 

 

 

 

June 2019 – As a leading provider of payment solutions to the parking, airport, shopping centre and self-service markets ADVAM maintains the highest level of payment and data privacy regulations. All of ADVAM’s global policies comply to GDPR, for a long time ADVAM has delivered EMV certified transaction processing to its clients and the ADVAM Gateway is tested and certified to PCI Level 1. ADVAM is now pleased to announce the latest weapon in its security armoury with the PCI Listing of its validated P2PE solution. 

 

Point to Point Encryption (P2PE), the PCI certified terminal encryption standard, goes far beyond the payment terminal or software used to process payments to include the security of the payment terminals, the applications and systems used to process payments. The key steps for a P2PE validated solution can be seen below. 

ADVAM clients that want to adopt the new P2PE validated solution will benefit from a significant reduction in the PCI DSS burden, with the control being pushed to the solution provider and the merchant compliance burden reduced by up to 90%. However, before merchants embark on their P2PE journey they do need to be aware of their responsibilities as a merchant and those of their solution provider. Dan Billsdon, ADVAM’s CTO comments, “With this new validation of the ADVAM P2PE solution, we’re thrilled to be able to assist in reducing the PCI DSS burden for our clients. However, merchants and solution providers alike need to be aware of their responsibilities and be in a position to change their processes accordingly. ADVAM is fully prepared to be able to work with our clients and partners to guide them through this process”. This addition to the ADVAM UnattendedPayments solution enables ADVAM to continue to provide leading payment solutions across the globe and gives its clients peace of mind when managing their own PCI audit.

 

About ADVAM (www.advam.com)

ADVAM delivers world leading payment solutions, providing the expertise to make processing payments easier for its clients. ADVAM’s reservation platform, parking solutions, unattended hardware and integrated online payment solutions enable clients to engage with their customers online, via mobile or at self-service terminals. With teams and offices across Australia, UK and the US, ADVAM services a client base that spans a range of sectors including some of the leading airports, parking operators, shopping centres, local government and self-service organisations. Each client benefits from ADVAM’s depth of experience and industry knowledge. By working with its clients and alongside industry partners, ADVAM’s solutions integrate with clients existing infrastructure and business processes. ADVAM is the trusted business partner for payment solutions. Managing the complete end to end integration, payment processing that meets the highest level of security standards and enables clients to focus on improving their customers’ experience. ADVAM is a TNS company, part of a leading global organisation delivering payment transaction services.

Passport: Building the industry’s best enforcement platform

June 06, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Passport: Building the industry’s best enforcement platform

 

 

 

The parking industry is undergoing tremendous change and we’re faced with more challenges and opportunities than ever before. Technology is playing an important role in helping to better understand and manage parking environments and streamline operations. Cities, private operators, universities and agencies are relying on third-party technology partners to bring forward new, innovative solutions that can be implemented quickly for maximum results.

 

One technology company who is helping clients move faster and run more efficient parking operations is Passport, who has been building technology to regulate access to and collect digital payments for public parking, transit and tolling systems. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to creating a new industry standard in parking management technology, Passport has acquired Complus Data Innovations (Complus), a parking enforcement company based in Tarrytown, N.Y.

 

Enforcement software is the primary tool to enforce parking compliance and ensure that drivers follow curbside rules and regulations, making it the key piece of technology to manage today’s crowded curbs. In the past decade, Passport has helped hundreds of cities effectively manage their parking ecosystems with this technology, leading to decreased congestion, increased revenue and overall efficiencies.

 

“Enforcement is the backbone of a city’s mobility operations and ensures effective and equitable usage of a finite and increasingly-strained resource: the curb,” said Bob Youakim, CEO of Passport. “It is vital that cities have an efficient way to manage access to curb space.”

 

Curbside management is best thought of as an extension of parking. There should be costs and rules governing the use of curbs, and there should be penalties for breaking those rules. As more vehicle types, including delivery vehicles, ride-hailing services, micro-mobility and autonomous vehicles, converge on the curb, there will be an increased need to regulate and enforce who can access the curb. An enforcement platform that allows for centralized coordination of all vehicle types and curbside rules will enable cities to manage their operations at real-time speed.

 

With this acquisition, Passport is gaining the deep experience of Complus, who has been in the parking enforcement business for 33 years and has 40 employees. This expertise will help Passport strengthen its enforcement product, a foundational element of the company’s suite of parking management solutions.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome Complus employees and clients to Passport,” said Youakim. “With the acquisition, Passport can expand its international footprint and provide even more cities a strong, robust, real-time enforcement solution.”

www.passportinc.com

 

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