Chauntry Acquired By HolidayExtras

November 28, 2017

Chauntry Acquired By HolidayExtras



New York, NY (November 28, 2017)—Chauntry, the world’s leading provider of parking reservations systems, announced today that it has been acquired by, the UK market leader for travel extras. Specialists in delivering fully responsive web applications working across all desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, Chauntry processes tens of thousands of parking reservations and manages millions in revenues every day.


“This is a friendly acquisition of a business that Holiday Extras has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with,” said Matthew Pack, Group CEO of Holiday Extras. “We are excited by the prospect of Chauntry now being part of the Holiday Extras Group. By adding its services, people, and expertise to our teams, we will be widening the value we offer our partners whilst capitalizing on the mutual benefits in enhanced performance that tighter integration brings.”


Holiday Extras is the UK’s leading business marketing travel extras, including parking, hotels, lounges, fastrack, holiday insurance, car-hire, airport transfers, attraction tickets, and short breaks. The firm has a long history of partnering with Chauntry, which designed and built the first ever airport parking and hotel booking system for Holiday Extras in 1992, and the two companies have continued to work closely together over the past 25 years. Holiday extras is a

$527.8 million (£400,000,000) organization employing more than 800 staff and handling bookings for over 6,000,000 people.


“We look forward to becoming part of the Holiday Extras Group as we share a common goal – to drive technological advancement in travel,” said Theresa Hughes, Chauntry’s CEO. “I’m impressed by Holiday Extras’ commitment to continuing the strong partnerships we have built with our customers over the last 25 years, as well as their passionate interest in building new partnerships.”


Holiday Extras’ acquisition of Chauntry bolsters the long-standing relationship between the two companies. Chauntry’s executive and management team will remain on board, taking advantage of Holiday Extras’ market leadership and significant resources to continue to develop business across the globe, while continuing to provide the finest service to Chauntry’s customers.


“Our new relationship with Holiday Extras will be particularly beneficial as Chauntry continues to expand and grow in the United States,” said Hughes. “Advance pre-booking of parking is well-established throughout Europe and Canada, but it’s just now gaining traction in the U.S. The resources and expertise offered by Holiday Extras will be invaluable as we work to introduce the concept of parking pre-booking to American drivers.”




About Holiday Extras

Established in 1983, Holiday Extras helps to make travel better for over seven million travellers each year. The company offers a wide choice of travel extras, including UK airport hotels and parking, worldwide airport lounges, fast track security, airport transfers destination

car hire and holiday insurance. Holiday Extras has been listed eleven times in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and received a Best Companies’ award for wellbeing in 2017. The company can be found online at


About Chauntry

Chauntry is the world’s leading provider of parking reservations systems. Founded in 1991, Chauntry pioneered the development of innovative parking reservations solutions, and today the company continues to lead the way with the introduction of valuable new parking reservations products and services. Chauntry can be found online at

Latitude Apartments Introduces Mobile Parking App Powered by Passport

November 28, 2017




Latitude Apartments Introduces Mobile Parking App Powered by Passport




Student-living complex adds new way to pay for parking




Champaign, IL (November 27, 2017) — Passport, the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, has expanded its mobile footprint in Champaign. Student-living apartment operator, Latitude, has introduced the PassportParking® mobile parking application at nearly 300 parking spaces across four lots throughout the complex.


The mobile app will make it easier for students and guests to make quicker parking payments. In addition to paying for parking, users can:


  • Monitor their parking sessions
  • Extend time remotely
  • View payment history
  • Receive email receipts


“We are thrilled to add a convenient way for the Latitude community to pay for parking,” said Abby Gallagher, Latitude Parking. “By implementing PassportParking, we are able to provide our parkers with an easy way to pay and manage their parking sessions directly from their smartphones.”


“Passport is excited to introduce its mobile parking app at Latitude,” said Michael Danko, project manager at Passport. “In today’s digital age, the app will provide a convenient and efficient way for users to pay and manage parking from their mobile devices.”


Passport also powers MobileMeter, the official mobile parking for the City of Urbana and Champaign.


The PassportParking app is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking at



About Passport


Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 300 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.


Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit

Cale enters new markets, next up Romania!

November 27, 2017


Cale enters new markets, next up Romania!



Cale installed the first Pilot in Constanta, the largest Harbor city in Romania. Constanta is the 5th largest city in Romania with ca 300.000 inhabitants. The pilot period anticipated to last until 31st of March 2018.


The two Cale WebTerminal are located in the city center close to the Old Town near the city hall. The terminals will serve 100 paid parking spaces. The scope of the pilot is to get a smart parking solution, for the entire city with traffic regulating capacity.

The Pilot will start with coins and Romanian bank note reader. During November EMV Card payments will be added as payment method. Furthermore, mobile payments will be introduced.

Enforcement will be done by the Municipal police with a soft start through the end of the year, giving citizens time to learn and understand the new program during the Christmas holidays.



About Cale

Cale offers innovative and efficient parking solutions.

From the start in 1955, Cale has developed into a world leading brand within the parking business, with a turnover close to a billion SEK. Cale has subsidiaries, distributors and customers all around the world.

Cale specializes in customizing technology, may it be for parking terminals, mobile payment solutions, transaction handling or centralized software systems, and converts this into functionality, always with the highest possible focus on the parking operator as well as the driver.

You are welcome to visit our website, to read more about our products and services, or feel free to contact us.

Passport Launches Mobile Ticketing App for the City of Albuquerque

November 27, 2017



Passport Launches Mobile Ticketing App for the City of Albuquerque



City adds efficient and speedy pay-by-cell app for transit




Albuquerque, NM (November 25, 2017)  Riding transit just got easier. The City of Albuquerque today announced the launch of “ABQRIDEtix” mobile ticketing application. The mobile app is powered by the global leader of mobile payments for parking and transit, Passport (℠), serving cities and universities throughout North America. With the introduction of the ABQRIDEtix app, the City of Albuquerque’s goal is to deploy a total city-wide transit solution that provides a quick and simple mobile payment option for residents and visitors.


With ABQRIDEtix, users can now purchase transit fares from their smartphone device without having to physically be at the kiosk. The convenience of handling transit ticketing through a mobile device provides users with efficiency and speed they want while paying and managing their transit experience.


With the app, users can take advantage of the following benefits:


  • Skip the kiosk line and purchase transit fare directly from mobile device
  • Use mobile ticket to board transit or store for later use
  • Manage purchases or transit history in the app


“As a public transportation innovator, the City of Albuquerque is aiming to solve the common pain points users experience when riding transit,” said Stan Low, IT division manager for the City of Albuquerque. “By partnering with Passport, we are able to provide an efficient, affordable, and alternative payment option for our community with the ABQRIDEtix mobile application. We’re proud to continue to expand our footprint as an industry trailblazer.”


“Passport is thrilled to bring a convenient mobile ticketing solution to the great City of Albuquerque,” said Tydus Mana, client success manager at Passport. “As a City rich in public transit history and a clear innovator in the transportation space, it is a momentous time to be a part of the City’s future transportation initiatives.”


The ABQRIDEtix app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.


About Passport


Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and Portland. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.


Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit


T2 Systems’ Online Customer Community Exceeds 4,000 Users

November 22, 2017



T2 Systems’ Online Customer Community Exceeds 4,000 Users



Indianapolis, IN –  T2 Systems, a provider of the industry’s most comprehensive suite of parking solutions, today announced its T2 Customer Community has surpassed 4,000 users from across North America.



The T2 Customer Community is an online portal that brings T2 customers together for support and learning. T2 customers log in to the Community to discuss parking topics, compare use cases, ask questions, access help and training resources and more.


“Our online Customer Community is the largest and most collaborative user group in the parking industry, which we’re very proud of,” said Maggie Vercoe, SVP, Customer Experience at T2. “We understand how valuable it is for our customers to connect with their peers, who often have similar goals or challenges. Our Community facilitates conversations between parking professionals across the nation, as well as with T2 staff.”


T2 created the Community in October 2016, and has seen steady growth in adoption over the past year.


“It’s truly exciting to see the number of Community users continue to grow, because it means even more of our customers are contributing to this wealth of knowledge. Our customers can search all previous conversations in the Community, giving them instant access to the entire archive of Community content. It’s pretty incredible,” Vercoe added.


T2 develops comprehensive platforms to make parking management and enforcement as seamless as possible. T2’s UNIFI Parking Management Platform provides a full suite of technology solutions to increase efficiency, improve ease of parking management and boost revenue for its users. Over 1,500 customers—including universities, municipalities and private operators—rely on T2 for multi-space pay stations, permit management, enforcement, LPR, PARCS, vehicle counting, citation services and event parking.


Learn more about T2’s innovative parking solutions at T2’s website.



About T2
T2 is the largest parking technology provider in North America, with more than 23 years 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 nine provinces in Canada. For more information about T2 Systems, visit

Global CEO Erich Sixt Declares America is “the Future of Sixt” as Company Unveils New North American Corporate Headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale

November 22, 2017


Global CEO Erich Sixt Declares America is “the Future of Sixt” as Company Unveils New North American Corporate Headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale




Sixt has invested $10.4 M in renovating its new HQ building, and will create 300 new corporate jobs over the next five years



(Ft. Lauderdale, FL—November 20, 2017) Sixt Rent-a-Car, the world’s premiere affordable luxury car rental service with more than 2,000 locations in over 100 countries, is renowned around the world for its one-of-a-kind “Signature Sixt Experience,” meeting the unique needs of every customer with world-class service. Recently, the company has attracted attention for its rapid expansion in the United States. On Friday, November 17—to keep pace with this expansion—the company opened a new corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Flanked by elected officials, business leaders, public sector partners, and members of respected business organizations including Enterprise Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Erich Sixt, Global CEO of Sixt SE, offered remarks and then led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mr. Sixt’s complete remarks are available by clicking on the video below:

FACTS about Sixt’s North American Headquarters

● The new HQ is located at 1501 NW 49th Street, Suite 100, Ft Lauderdale FL 33309
● Sixt made a $10.4M Investment in building and construction.
● Sixt is creating 300 Jobs over 5 years, with an average annual pay at $52,938.
● The property has 50,020 SF of interior area,188 Parking Spaces, landscaped areas that contain trees, grass, and shrubs. ​It contains approximately 128,750 SF (2.96 Acres) of commercial property. It is a 2 Floor Building.
● The Building Sits in Spectrum Business Park, across the street from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (Foreign Trade Zone)

Media Resources

● A Downloadable Flickr Photo Gallery of the Event is Available Here:
● The Complete Video of Mr. Erich Sixt’s remarks is available here:


About Sixt:

Sixt SE has its registered headquarters in Pullach near Munich and is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services for business and corporate customers as well as private travelers. With representations in over 100 countries worldwide Sixt is continually expanding its presence. The Company’s strengths lie in the high proportion of premium cars in the vehicle fleet, its employees’ consistent service orientation and a good price-performance ratio. Taken together these strengths have given Company an excellent market position. Sixt was founded in 1912 and maintains alliances with renowned brands in the hotel industry, well-known airlines and numerous prominent service providers in the tourism sector. The Sixt Group generates revenues of EUR 2.4 billion (2016).

WGI’s Accolades and Growth for 2017 Already Exceed That of 2016

November 22, 2017


WGI’s Accolades and Growth for 2017 Already Exceed That of 2016



(West Palm Beach, FL – November 21, 2017) Multi-disciplinary infrastructure and consulting firm WGI has made much of the first three quarters of 2017, exceeding all of 2016 in the expansion of its employees, services, and clients through a combination of organic year-over-year growth, and the June addition of award-winning parking consulting and structural engineering provider Carl Walker, Inc. The move creates a 12th business division for WGI, a national consulting firm with offices in Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, and Texas, and active projects in 32 states and four countries.

Once again, the business community has taken notice with a list of recognitions, significant job awards, and professional awards for specific work.

So far in 2017, WGI was awarded the following placements on these prestigious lists:

– A 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the South Florida Business Journal, the firm finished at #16 in the $25M and over category
– WGI rose in rank to #5 on the South Florida Business Journal‘s “Top 25 Engineering Firms in South Florida” list and #61 on the “Top 100 List of Private Companies” by the paper
– WGI ranked number #2195 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America
– The Zweig Group ranked WGI #4 on its 2017 Hot Firms list, and ranked WGI #23 on the – Best Firms to Work For list
– Zweig Group awarded the firm’s work done by its WGI Creative Services Division with first-place awards in Marketing Excellence for both Proposal Presentation and Integrated Marketing
– The result of the sweep of The Zweig awards garnered WGI its 2017 Trifecta Award as well
– In 2017, WGI ranked #252 on the ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and ranked #22 in ENR’s Top Southeast Design Firms of 2017 based on revenue
– WGI ranked #29 on the Gator100, a list of the 100 fastest-growing companies led by a University of Florida graduate.
– WGI’s Carl Walker Division won three 2017 International Parking Association Awards of Excellence: Category 1, Best Design of Parking Facility with fewer than 80 spaces, DTA Multimodal Transportation Facility; Category 2, Best Design of Parking Facility with 800 or more spaces, Dwight D. Eisenhower National Parking Structure; and Category 2 again for University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Craige Parking Deck Expansion


WGI was also a triple-winner at the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) awards for roadway projects on the Beeline Highway, Palm Beach County; I-75 widening in Sumter County; and I-75 in Collier County, and a double-winner at the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for the Main Street over Hogan’s Creek Emergency Design-Build in Duval County, and I-75 widening in Sumter County.

All of these accolades cap three quarters of continuous expansion in services, in revenue, and in talented professionals. WGI’s family has grown to nearly 400 professionals with over 55 hired in 2017 alone.

Since January 1, WGI won 34 new contracts, ranging from multiple continuing services for counties and municipalities; to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and FDOT Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; to universities and the Seminole Tribe’s wetland monitoring projects. Job awards include:
Boca Raton Rutherford Park and Lake Wyman Park Restoration Project
Boynton Beach Continuing Contract for Surveying Services
Construction Engineering Inspection for Pompano Beach Fishing Pier
City of Plattsburgh, NY – Parking Study Consultant Services
Delray Beach Atlantic Avenue Intersection Improvements
Delray Beach Continuing Engineering, Surveying, and Landscape Architecture Contract
Delray Beach Marine Way Seawall and Dock
Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Building Structural Design
FDOT District 1, Fort Fraser Trail Extension
FDOT District 1, I-75 Rest Areas in Charlotte County
FDOT District 3, SR 10 (US 90) Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation East of Willow Street to the Madison County Line
FDOT District 4, Design-Build Criteria Package Metropolitan Planning Organization Complete Streets Initiative
FDOT District 4, Districtwide Utility Coordination Production Support
FDOT District 4, SR 5/US 1 from CR A1A to Beach Road Bridge Replacement
FDOT District 5, SR 429 (Wekiva-Segment 6) Design-Build, including triple CIP segmental bridges over the Wekiva River, four lanes of elevated parkway, multiple bear and wildlife crossings, and 2 million yards of embankment through this environmentally sensitive area
FDOT District 6, Districtwide Permits Consultant
Florida Atlantic University Continuing Civil Services Contract
Florida’s Turnpike Authority, Colonial Parkway PD&E from Woodbury Road to SR 520
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Continuing Services
Grand Valley State University Parking Structure, Multi-Story Classroom and Laboratory Building
Indiana University Health, 18th & Capitol – Parking Conditions Assessment & Design Feasibility Study
Jacksonville Transportation Authority Kernan Boulevard from Atlantic to McCormick Design-Build
Keiser University – Football Stadium Planning and Design
Louisville Parking Authority of River City – Repairs and Improvements to Riverfront Parking Structure
Martin County Civil Engineering Continuing Contract
Palm Beach County Traffic Signal Design Annual Services
Seminole Tribe Professional Engineering Consulting Services
South Florida Water Management District Surveying and Mapping Services
St. John’s County Library of Services

Slowing down is not an option, nor is it in WGI’s core philosophy.
“WGI is on a deliberate, well-planned growth trajectory, and these accolades reflect our efforts,” says David Wantman, PE and president of WGI. “We’ve grown exponentially in national scope though our new Carl Walker Parking Solutions Division, with offices in five states, new associates, and the completion of our greatly expanded West Palm Beach headquarters that has brought all of our local divisions together under one roof to foster the growth of our collaborative culture.

“Our profession is extremely competitive, and to be consistently recognized as one of the top firms is a testament to the commitment of our associates, and the loyalty of our clients.”

WGI is truly a one-stop shop providing numerous and varied services, expanding to 12 divisions with the Parking Solutions addition; formation of its Architecture, Structural Systems, Landscape Architecture, and Creative Services divisions during the last three years; and grew both its Environmental Services and Land Planning divisions. WGI also opened an eighth Florida location in Miami, situated at Bird Road and the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT), placing it close to downtown Miami and providing easy access to primary transportation routes.

“WGI is actively pursuing national and international opportunities that will further strengthen our firm, provide a broader level of client services and assure a clear career path for our valued professionals. As WGI completes its 2020 strategic plan in the fourth quarter of 2017, we see limitless opportunities to achieve our desired goals,” said Wantman.



As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has 14 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 32 states in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structural Systems, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Parking Solutions, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Land Planning, and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #4 on its 2017 Hot Firms list and #23 on the 2017 Best Firms to Work For list. In 2017, WGI ranked #2195 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI #37 in its 2016 Florida Fast 100 (encompassing the entire state), #60 in the region’s 2016 Top 100 Private Companies, #10 on its 2016 Top 25 Engineering Firms, as well as #16 in the $25M and over category as a 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2017, WGI ranked #252 on the ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and ranked #22 in ENR’s Top Southeast Design Firms of 2017. For more information, please visit .

WGI Contact:
Sima Narcus
Client Services Manager


November 22, 2017



Nominated for Stockholm Award


As one of the most advanced countries in the world, Sweden has a knack for staying ahead on today’s technology and advancements. With approximately 10 million residents living in municipalities and urban areas, and thousands of visitors flowing in and out every day, vehicle parking and management is a must to keep the country on top.

That is why 2 years ago, Mats Igemo and Tommy Jakobsson, responsible for on-street parking operations in Stockholm, began to think about the future of parking terminals and what opportunities were available.

“We looked at the requirements from credit card processors, banks and the general public when using payment machines,” says Tommy Jakobsson, “We wanted the payment method of the future to be both secure, convenient and flexible, while removing the need for paper tickets. Printed receipts displayed on a dash felt a bit old.”

The answer? The new digital and solar powered, Cale Web Terminal (CWT). Not only did they remove the waste of paper tickets, the user-interface is able to accommodate multiple languages. As a service to foreign visitors and tourists, the city is able to provide instructions, via a language button, in German, French or English. The conversion to the CWT parking terminal opened several additional benefits to the city and it’s citizens, paving the way for the project to be nominated for the “Stockholm City Digitalization Award” 2017.


Convenience improves when payment is recorded digitally. Previously in Sweden, roughly 7.5 million receipts were printed each year. Receipts could be forged, blown away and were difficult to handle for 2 wheeled vehicles. In addition, paper receipts increased the need for service calls and malfunction checks. With the new CWT Color Touch terminals, customers could begin a parking session by entering the license-plate, selecting time and then applying payment. No paper receipt needed nor the need to walk back to a vehicle to place the receipt in a dashboard.

By switching from the previous ‘Pay & Display’ model, where receipts were mandated to be printed and displayed in the vehicle, to electronic payment, maintenance costs have been cut drastically.

“The CWT’s digital receipt and electronic payment option have completely changed the way we work,” says Jakobsson. “We used to have to collect and send out maintenance crews to retrieve coins, change paper, clear jams, etc. These new terminals have eliminated that need. We can now re-focus about 60% of our maintenance budget to other much-needed areas.”


The new CWT units are solar-powered and no longer need to be connected to external power sources. This way, there is no construction work for power lines, which is complicated, expensive, and comes with implementation and electricity charges. The new CWT parking terminals are therefore easy to integrate into the urban environment and can easily be moved to accommodate the changing and growing city.


One of the most impactful benefits of moving to the new CWT terminals is that they communicate in real time with the back office system. This allows the Parking Authority to monitor the health of the system remotely, while performing operational tasks from the office that previously required on-site attention. Since all information is digital, the parking transaction is transmited in real-time for enforcement purposes and can be easily updated and viewed at anytime, from anywhere. Time and cost savings span over all areas of the parking operations, while providing better and faster service to customers.

As part of the project, the city of Stockholm has decided to follow the success from cities like Copenhagen, Denmark and Kula Lumpor, Malaysia to introduce Cale’s WayToPark App. The WayToPark App allows the end user to remotely check a session they have started, extend the session or find receipts from the convenienvce of their smartphone.


The new CWT parking terminals allow customers to pay using a variety of coinless options; credit or debit cards, and contactless payments such as Samsung pay and Apple pay. Using this mode of operation, receipts are stored digitally, allowing the end user to conveniently receive a copy via text, or emailed directly at the parking terminal.

As an added benefit, if the end user does not request a receipt at the parking terminal, they may request one using the self-service portal, a Cale provided service that has been integrated with the city website.

“Allowing a self-service web interface for receipts has, reduced the calls to our heldesk” concludes Tommy Jakobson.


Currently, the project to replace all old parking terminals to the new digital and solar powered CWT’s is underway. So far, 350 have been installed with another 650 in line to be placed into operation.

image005.jpg “The CWT Color Touch has made a big difference in the parking industry in Stockholm and Sweden,” says Mats Igemo,
“We are getting international visitors from around the world who come to learn more about the enormous benefits that the city and parking authority is getting from the new system. Being able to reallocate time, energy and funds is a huge move for any city or municipality.”

The new CWT parking terminals have now been nominated and are one of the finalists for the Stockholm City Digitalization Award. The prize will be awarded on November 28th during the ‘Quality Awards’ ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

“It is a great honor to submit this cutting-edge parking system in Stockholm to the innovation contest,” says Mats Igemo. “We are excited to see what other projects have been entered, but no matter what, we know that once again we have put Stockholm as one of the most technologically advanced parking cities in the world.”


About Cale America:

Cale Group incorporates over 60 years of experience in the design and development of secure and innovative payment solutions for unattended parking and transit locations with cloud-based management applications. Headquartered in Kista, Sweden, the Cale Group has subsidiaries in ten countries and a network of partners in over 30 countries worldwide.Cale America Inc. was established in 2012 and is Cale’s largest subsidiary with systems installed in over 200 municipalities, campuses and privately-managed properties throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center Deploys Park Assist’s Camera Based Parking Guidance to Elevate Customer Experience

November 21, 2017


Cherry Creek Shopping Center Deploys Park Assist’s Camera Based Parking Guidance to Elevate Customer Experience



NEW YORK, NY – November 21, 2017 – Park Assist has installed M4 camera-based parking guidance systems at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, CO. Located in the heart of the city, this center is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier shopping destination with over 160 shops, including 40 stores exclusive to the area. The project included two large garages with over 3,000 spaces. With the primary objective of creating a stress-free experience for each guest, Cherry Creek Shopping Center has selected Park Assist due to its most advanced parking guidance technology available on the market.


Park Assist, collaborating with Skidata has provided new conveniences and a client-centric parking approach for Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s November target date.

In addition to the proprietary technology platform included with the camera-based M4 smart-sensor system, the management team at Cherry Creek has selected additional Park Assist’s tools for their facility – Park Finder™ and Park Surveillance™. With the Find Your Car™ locator feature in Park Finder™, the driver can simply enter his/her license plate number in either their smartphone app, or in the touchscreen kiosk upon return from the facility. In seconds, the core system will scour a database of currently parked vehicles and direct parkers to exactly where their car is parked. This superior guidance experience offered by Cherry Creek Shopping Center to their customers helps to provide an effortless parking experience and encourages repeat visits. This powerful extension is also future-proof for Cherry Creek: with step-by-step walking directions, smart-dashboard guidance to empty or reserved spaces, and readiness for driverless cars.

With the addition of the Park Surveillance™ technology, the Park Assist camera-based M4 smart-sensor system will be able to capture streaming video detected in or around a parking space. On the customer side, Park Surveillance™ provides an added measure of safety and security giving parkers the peace-of-mind of knowing their vehicles are effectively monitored for as long as they remain in a space.


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 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 $1.6 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit

About Cherry Creek:

Located in the heart of Denver, Cherry Creek Shopping Center is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier shopping environment with over 160 shops, including 40 stores exclusive to the area such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, and Tory Burch. Other favorites include Nordstrom, Macy’s, H&M, Apple and Coach, plus popular dining hot spots like Elway’s and Kona Grill. For more information, visit

SKIDATA: Changes in Chile

November 20, 2017



SKIDATA: Changes in Chile




November 2017 marks the end of one era in Chile and the beginning of another as SKIDATA Latinoamérica Ltda. and an important local firm in the Car Access segment, Tecnopass SpA, are brought together to form a new entity called SKIDATA Chile SpA. This fusion automatically doubles the number of employees to 48 and it thus becomes the largest specialized firm in the Car Access and Tarification space, in Chile.


It is considered that the excellent install base of SKIDATA-equipped customers in Chile, including several regional key accounts plus the experience and best practices of Tecnopass in the Operational Services field, has formed an even stronger firm in this country that will allow SKIDATA to consolidate, continue growing and reach high profitability.

In parallel with this integration of the two firms, the General Manager position has been changed from Diego Sánchez to Tecnopass’s founder and General Manager, Juan Pablo Barriga.

After 9 years in South America, Diego has recently returned to Europe to join the team in the “new” SKIDATA France and I wish him and Juan Pablo much strength & success in their new positions within the SKIDATA family.

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