Enel X Way and HiON Announce US Strategic Partnership to Expand Availability of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

August 10, 2022

Enel X Way and HiON Announce US Strategic Partnership to Expand Availability of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations



Partnership facilitates easy purchase and delivery of world-class Enel X Way commercial electric vehicle charging stations to US customers.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. & SHAWNEE, Kan., Aug. 10, 2022  — Enel X Way and HiON Distribution today announced a strategic partnership agreement to supply the fast-growing US market with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and accessories. Enel X Way is the leading global provider of smart EV charging solutions, including residential and commercial Level 2 and DC fast charging stations including residential and commercial Level 2 and DC fast charging stations.


“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with the Enel X Way team,” said HiON CEO Jim Frank. “Our mission is to accelerate EV charging infrastructure in the United States, and that can’t be done without best-in-class EV charging stations and software. Enel X Way has partnered with some of the most widely recognized vehicle brands in the world, and their technology and systems can be found throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America. The reliability of their products, coupled with their charge speed, network expansion capabilities, and future-proof engineering make them a perfect choice for commercial applications.”

HiON Distribution is a new subsidiary of EV charging station implementation partner HiON Group, Inc., which has over 30 years’ experience in infrastructure design and construction and is considered an expert in EV charging station planning, site identification and project management.

HiON Distribution will stock the full range of Enel X Way commercial products ranging from commercial Level 2 to Level 3 DC fast charging stations and will assist with incentive applications and logistics support. HiON Distribution will feature products from Enel X Way’s JuicePump, JuicePedestal and JuiceBox Pro series. All EV charging stations are UL, cUL and Energy Star Certified and are compatible with all EV models. Durable, versatile, compact and weatherproof, Enel X Way chargers are eligible for federal-, state-, and utility-sponsored rebates and incentives.

“Building out the charging station infrastructure required to support the continued adoption of EVs in the US is critical,” said Chris Baker, Head of Enel X Way North America. “We are pleased to serve partners like HiON to efficiently meet market demand and accelerate the electric transition.”

The affordability and reliability of the JuiceBox Pro Level 2 charger makes it the ideal choice for multi-tenant housing looking for future-proofed daily-charging options for their residents. Meanwhile, for other commercial locations where multiple public fast chargers are needed, the JuicePump 175 kW can charge a vehicle up to 80% in under 20 minutes. The EV chargers also have app-enabled easy payment and load balancing capabilities through JuiceNet Enterprise Software, which can help businesses avoid costly energy infrastructure upgrades.

About HiON & HiON Distribution: HiON Group, Inc. is an electric vehicle charging station facilitator that develops entire infrastructure development from concept to commissioned.  HiON Distribution, a subsidiary of HiON Group, Inc., is a US distributor of best-in-class Enel X Way commercial electric vehicle charging stations. For more information about HiON Distribution, please visit: www.hiondistribution.com.

About Enel X Way: Enel X Way is a global leader in smart electric vehicle charging solutions with over 380,000 charging ports worldwide, including roaming agreements. As a subsidiary of Fortune 200 renewable energy leader, the Enel Group, Enel X Way is committed to providing smart mobility solutions for drivers, businesses and partners to make driving electric simple. Enel X Way’s flagship home charging station, the JuiceBox, has been named the “Best EV Charger Overall” in 2022 by CNET and Car and Driver. For more information, please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @enelxwayna.

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Derq Partners with Paradigm to Bring Industry-Leading AI Video Analytics and Connected Infrastructure Solutions to Texas 

August 09, 2022

Derq Partners with Paradigm to Bring Industry-Leading AI Video Analytics and Connected Infrastructure Solutions to Texas

Detroit, Mich. and Arlington, Texas – (August 9, 2022) – Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles, has partnered with Paradigm Traffic Systems, a leading distributor in traffic and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions. The partnership will bring together Derq’s cutting-edge technologies with Paradigm’s strong market presence and long-standing customer relationships to enhance road safety and smart traffic infrastructure in the state of Texas. 

“Paradigm Traffic Systems is excited to partner with Derq and offer our customers advanced AI video analytics that are unmatched in the transportation technologies industry,” said Ryan Zenzen, President of Paradigm Traffic Systems. “Paradigm’s Texas customers will benefit greatly by upgrading their infrastructure for the Derq INSIGHT and Derq SENSE solutions, which will make the roadways safer for our families, friends, and community.” 

Derq’s real-time perception and connectivity AI platform aggregates data from different sources including traffic sensors, signal controllers and connected infrastructure. The platform enables two application offerings, Derq INSIGHT and Derq SENSE. Derq INSIGHT generates an array of real-time safety and traffic insights providing agencies with the tools to take an increasingly proactive safety approach with several life and cost savings benefits. Derq SENSE is an edge-based solution that provides real-time infrastructure-based analytics for off-board cooperative perception and traffic management applications. This includes vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications for connected and autonomous vehicles, adaptive traffic management, smart pedestrian crosswalks and smartphone safety apps. 

“Our partnership with Paradigm enables us to leverage their trusted relationships and strong track record with various agencies across Texas, a state that is at the forefront of piloting and adopting cutting-edge ITS and CAV solutions,” said Dr. Georges Aoude, CEO and Co-Founder of DERQ. “Our goal is to improve road safety and efficiency for our customers and deliver this societal impact at scale. Several agencies across Texas have made road safety a top priority. Partnering with Paradigm, the leading distributor in Texas, aligns with our goal to support state and local agencies in achieving their vision zero priorities.”

About Derq: 

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com. Derq is a trademark of Derq Inc. 

About Paradigm Traffic Systems: 

Established in 1994, Paradigm Traffic Systems is the leading distributor in Texas specializing in traffic control service and installation, freeway traffic management, and offers a full line of intelligent transportation system products and parts. Paradigm boasts a staff of service professionals and expert technicians, bringing over 200 years of combined traffic service experience to the table. Paradigm has the knowledge and manpower to provide hands-on customer service and ongoing support for small to large-scale projects. With exclusive relationships with many top manufacturers, such as Econolite, coupled with the technical expertise to ensure proper installation and operation Paradigm offers a complete solution for their customers traffic signal and ITS needs. For more information, please visit www.paradigmtraffic.com or contact info@paradigmtraffic.com  


Mobile Smart City announces partnership with Potomac Soccer Association

August 09, 2022


Mobile Smart City announces partnership with Potomac Soccer Association




Mobile Smart City Corp announced today a sponsorship for Potomac Soccer Association (PSA) a non-profit youth soccer club for boys and girls, in the United States.

“Mobile Smart City was eager to partner with Potomac Soccer Association, we have a shared commitment to working with communities where our users live, work, and play” said John J. Incandela, CEO and President of Mobile Smart City.

Mobile Smart City is powered by Pango, one of the main digital payment and access control platforms, to manage Smart Parking in Municipalities, Universities, Airports, Hotels, and Residential Properties. “We have many users in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia area”, said Luis Garma, Chairman of the Board of Mobile Smart City Mr. Garma continued, “we also like to give back to this community when possible”.

About Potomac Soccer Association

The Potomac Soccer Association (PSA) was founded in 1980 by Bill Wilson of Potomac, Maryland. Over the past 38 years, PSA has matured from a homespun group of six teams to a community-based organization sponsoring over 800 children, ages 6 to 19 years, in the highest competitive level of travel soccer. During the fall and spring seasons of each year, PSA fields over 50 teams in Club Champions League Championship (CCL), CCL NextGen, National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), Elite Development Program (EDP), EDP Futures, as well as US Youth Regional and National Leagues. Many PSA teams compete in the highest league division ranking them in the top percentile of travel teams in the Washington metropolitan area.

Through its affiliation with the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA), PSA teams have successfully represented Maryland in local and out-of-state tournaments, the Maryland State Cup, the Eastern Regionals, and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) National Championships. In addition, many players have gone on to distinguish themselves at the collegiate level. This proud record has been achieved through the efforts of a dedicated core of parents, officers, staff, and coaches of PSA, who provide programs of training and playing opportunity to develop the individual player to his or her maximum potential.

About Mobile Smart City

Mobile Smart City is an international tech company specialized in developing and implementing digital solutions for Smart Cities. Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with a regional office in Maryland, and operations in several countries: North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Mobile Smart City holds a wide experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex digital payment solutions, parking management systems, and access control, including payments, citations, and collections. With more than 250 projects during the last 7 years, and deployed the PANGO platform to municipalities, universities, airports, property owners, and private operators, helping them to improve their parking management while increasing revenues and their user’s experiences, using state-of-the-art technology.

Mobile Smart City offers a cloud-based platform, hosted in the US, who can provide an outstanding customer experience when using digital services, parking, transportation, and access control. Our solutions include mobile parking payments, digital permits, parking enforcement, LPR fast pass & QR access control, muti-space parking meters, pay-in-lane, business intelligence, and a 24/7 customer service.



For more information www.mobilesmart.city or call 1-844-726-4644

ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois, to Offer Contactless Parking for Chicago Commuters and Visitors

August 08, 2022




ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois, to Offer Contactless Parking for Chicago Commuters and Visitors



Metra riders are now able to use ParkMobile to pay for daily parking and to reserve a monthly permit.



University Park, IL – August 8, 2022 —ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced a new partnership with The Village of University Park, IL, allowing Metra riders to pay for parking on their mobile devices at over 600 parking spaces. Through the partnership, commuters to the Chicago area are now able to pay for daily parking or purchase monthly parking passes at the University Park Metra.

“Our partnership with ParkMobile comes at a perfect time as people begin returning to the office and are traveling into the city more often,” said Elizabeth Scott, Village Manager. “People love the convenience of paying for parking by phone, and we’re excited to offer them this service to make it easier to get around”

ParkMobile has a strong presence in Illinois with over 275,000 users in the state. The app is available at Chicago Parks District locations, and at dozens of other transit parking locations throughout the Chicagoland area including Aurora, Glencoe, Homewood, and more.

ParkMobile has over 37 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for daily parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device. Additionally, the reservations feature of the app can be used to purchase monthly permits for commuters.

“We’ve seen great success working with likeminded villages, so we look forward to welcoming University Park to the ParkMobile family,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Together, we’ll provide a seamless experience for locals using the Metra.”

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.


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


The Village of University Park Contact: Elizabeth Scott, Village Manager,



LAZ Becomes an Accredited Parking Organization

August 08, 2022



LAZ Becomes an Accredited Parking Organization

International designation recognizes national and international standards for parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, safety, and security.




Hartford, CT –  LAZ Parking recently earned status as an Accredited Parking Organization (APO), joining an elite class of the top organizations in the industry. APO is a designation for organizations that recognizes best practices in responsible parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, sustainability and access management, safety, data security and risk management, and more.

“It’s quite an achievement, which follows a lengthy and arduous review process,” explained Shawn Conrad, CAE, CEO of the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), the organization that sets the standards for APO Accreditation and Accreditation with Distinction.  The APO program was established to set industry standards that develop, ensure, and support a high level of professionalism and competency in parking, transportation, and mobility management.

To earn the APO Accreditation, an organization must demonstrate its commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement through the implementation of industry best practices. Applicant organizations work with third-party reviewers to present evidence of accomplishment of more than 100 criteria in 14 categories, in addition to 25 required criteria.  Accreditation requires that at least one facility is evaluated and meets the criteria as established by the APO Board of Directors.

“Parking at an accredited facility or operation assures the public that the organization adheres to a strict code of ethics and meets national and internationally endorsed standards for professionalism, accountability, responsibility, and performance,” Conrad said.

 “LAZ is so very proud to have earned this distinction,” said Alan Lazowski, Chairman, CEO, and founder of LAZ Parking. “IPMI accreditation is an acknowledgement of our excellence in customer service, operations, employee development and a multitude of other areas. It also validates all the hard work each and every member of the LAZ team does day in and day out to achieve those results.”

About LAZ Parking

LAZ Parking is the largest, fastest-growing privately owned parking operator in the United States and a pioneer in digital parking technology. Founded in Hartford, CT, LAZ has been providing best-in-class parking management and transportation services since 1981 and operates over 1.2 million parking spaces in over 3,450 locations in 39 states and 455cities in the U.S.  LAZ is an industry leader in business intelligence, remote monitoring, eCommerce solutions, and Proximity On-Demand Services or “LAZ PODS”. We leverage our national network of parking facilities to offer cutting edge, tech-enabled solutions, that include  EV charging, micro warehousing, last-mile logistics, and ghost kitchens, working across the hospitality, commercial, healthcare, airports, transportation, universities, government, retail, events, residential, and shuttle service industries. LAZ is a people first, conscious capitalist company, committed to elevating humanity through business. Additional information can be found at www.lazparking.com.

About IPMI

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. Members include everyone from garage owners and operators to architects to city managers to government agencies, health care centers, universities, airports, and convention centers. IPMI works to advance the parking and mobility profession through professional development, research and data collection, advocacy and outreach, and with experts from around the world in dozens of specialties to make sure parking and transportation function efficiently so people, businesses, and communities can keep moving.

Genetec and Ride Amigos Simplify the Return to Offices with New Corporate Mobility Solution

August 05, 2022



Genetec and Ride Amigos Simplify the Return to Offices with New Corporate Mobility Solution


Collaborative solution improves commuting, parking experiences



MONTRÉAL — Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has teamed with commute management solutions provider RideAmigos to help organizations deliver a simplified and enhanced experience to commuters returning to offices post pandemic. The solution pairs RideAmigos Commute Hub with Genetec AutoVuTM Free-Flow and Genetec Curb SenseTM .

RideAmigos Commute Hub helps employers deliver a seamless experience no matter how their employees choose to get to the office. It enables commuters to identify their best transportation options and reserve a guaranteed parking space based on their needs, such as accessible parking, eliminating the need to circle lots in search of a space, and alleviating some of the stress of getting to work.

Space availability is guaranteed via automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras. The pairing of RideAmigos’ Commute Hub with Genetec AutoVu Free-Flow and Genetec Curb Sense  gives parking officials full insight into parking demand and facility status, so they can ensure parking conditions are optimal. The solution also enables employees to choose from many transportation options such as mass transit, shuttles, carpooling, and active choices like biking to work, so they select the commute that is the most beneficial and enjoyable on any given day.

“Leaders at large organizations realize that commuting options are a critical part of the overall employee experience, particularly as people transition back to offices after being fully remote,” said Genetec Product Line Manager, AutoVu, Michael Bradner. “Streamlining the commuter experience can help boost employee satisfaction and productivity. Our goal with this joint solution is to help organizations optimize accessibility and use of parking spaces and provide or subsidize alternative transportation services to reduce the burden on employees.”

“Employers are more conscious than ever of the commute experience and they’re looking for ways to support and incentivize employees as they navigate a transition to hybrid or in-person work arrangements,” said Kathryn Hagerman Medina, RideAmigos Director of Customer Success and Marketing. “RideAmigos is pleased to partner with Genetec to make on-campus parking simple to use and manage as part of the comprehensive commute support and sustainability programs employers are running with Commute Hub.”

Using Curb Sense and Free-Flow, parking managers can instantly see and respond if a vehicle is found in a space that has not been reserved, or if an unauthorized vehicle is in a parking lot. Using an ALPR-equipped vehicle to scan parked cars and relay the details to appropriate security officials helps minimize any disruption and enhances safety. If a car is parked incorrectly in a reserved space, the security and workplace teams can review the evidence package and determine appropriate action, including issuing in-app reminders to employees about parking guidelines. This digital process increases efficiency and improves the parking experience over traditional enforcement methods along with providing a paperless and green enforcement option.

Over time, employers using this solution will gain actionable insights into parking trends on different days of the week as office attendance patterns continue to evolve. It can also empower organizations to effectively optimize demand. By offering increased incentives to use alternative transportation on high-demand days or adjusting the size and location of dedicated parking zones, organizations can use parking resources more efficiently. They can also measure the impact of these programs on reducing emissions and meeting sustainability benchmarks.

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is a global technology company that has been transforming the physical security industry for over 25 years. Today, the company develops solutions designed to improve security, intelligence, and operations for enterprises, governments, and the communities in which we live. Its flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its customers via an extensive network of certified channel partners and consultants in over 159 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

About RideAmigos

RideAmigos is a technology company on a mission to change the way the world commutes by empowering everyone to make smarter transportation choices. Employers, universities, and government agencies around the globe use our apps and programs to influence smarter commuter behavior that reduces congestion, parking demand, and environmental impact while creating healthier, happier communities. We have helped our clients take tens of millions of cars off the road and reduce our collective CO2 footprint by 280 million pounds.

© Genetec Inc., 2022. Genetec and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product.

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Flowbird Unveils Highly Anticipated Off-Street Parking Solution at the 2022 IPMI Conference

August 04, 2022



Flowbird Unveils Highly Anticipated Off-Street Parking Solution at the 2022 IPMI Conference


Company presents FlowbirdGO, a cloud-based off-street solution for gated and gateless facilities


Moorestown, New Jersey – Flowbird North America, a leader in cloud-based mobility solutions, announced the release of its latest advancement in parking technology at the 2022 International Parking and Mobility Institute Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. FlowbirdGO is a dynamic off-street system giving operators the flexibility to manage parking in gated and ungated garages and lots. Visitors to Flowbird’s IPMI booth got a first-look at the system’s cloud-based functionality, easy to use hardware, and frictionless entry in action.

In gated parking scenarios, the FlowbirdGO system begins with a fully configurable touch-screen entry kiosk. As the driver approaches the parking facility, the gate arm is down and the entry terminal illuminates. The driver prints their QR code entry ticket and the gate arm opens for access to the facility. Alternatively, the FlowbirdGO system can be customized to accept phone numbers, credit cards, and permit access as an entry token.


Payment for parking stays can be made at Flowbird’s Pay-On-Foot machines or at an in-lane Flowbird exit kiosk. The QR code from the initial entry ticket is scanned and Flowbird’s cloud-based system calculates the amount owed. The Pay-On-Foot machine can be configured to accept various forms of payment including magstripe, chip, NFC, coins, and bills. In-lane payments can be made by card or NFC payment. The Flowbird mobile parking app is also a key payment method in the FlowbirdGO eco-system.

Once payment is confirmed by the Pay-On-Foot machine, a QR code receipt is printed and scanned at exit to raise the gate. If payment is done in-lane, the gate will raise automatically following the successful transaction.

FlowbirdGO can also be configured for gateless parking facilities, allowing for frictionless entry and exit. Seamlessly integrating with 3rd party LPR cameras, drivers can freely enter and exit the facility while their license plate number is recorded by the FlowbirdGO system. The solution can accommodate pre-payment or post payment, prior to leaving the facility, as well as mailed invoices if the user does not pay on-site.

The system’s open technology platform allows for an array of possibilities that are customized to individual parking facilities. FlowbirdGO offers real-time digital parking validation solutions to keep customers coming back to the local business community. For frequent visitors, the system offers a complete permitting solution that can include proximity cards or an RFID system to help manage monthly parkers. Intercom systems are available around-the-clock to quickly service customers while in-lane.

Built with advanced technology integrations, the FlowbirdGO system offers unique insights into clients’ parking facilities, delivering a simple yet dynamic solution with enhanced results. FlowbirdGO is a fully cloud-based solution, meaning there is no need for an on-site server, saving both time and unnecessary costs. All payment transactions are stored in a secure, PCI compliant location.

The power behind FlowbirdGO is in its advanced, yet intuitive, management system, offering real-time equipment health reporting, advanced analytics, third-party integration, and remote rate and message changes. The Business-Intelligence (BI) system generates reports with precision, providing detailed summaries of facility activity, financial information, statistical reports linked to operational performance, occupancy levels, distribution of payment methods, and more.

For clients utilizing Flowbird’s on-street parking solutions, adding the FlowbirdGO system will greatly enhance operational efficiency by bringing together all on and off-street data into one powerful system.

“We have built the FlowbirdGO system from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s off-street parking operations,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America.  “The key aspects for us were to make the system flexible and cost effective to give cities, universities and parking operators a solution that can be customized, integrate with 3rd party systems, and meet their day to day operational needs.”

To request more information about the FlowbirdGO system, contact Flowbird at us-info@flowbird.group.





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

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Joins With Preferred Parking Partners to Elevate Its Door-to-Door Experiences Across the U.S.

August 03, 2022

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Joins With Preferred Parking Partners to Elevate Its Door-to-Door Experiences Across the U.S.


BETHESDA, Md. —Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) today formally announced preferred partnerships with six parking vendors, including AAA, ACE, LAZ, Propark Mobility, SP Plus Corporation, and Towne Park. These new partnerships provide member hotels with exceptional valet and parking services and vehicle safety, delivering an excellent customer service experience. Encompassing valet parking service and technology, self-parking management and controls, intercom call support, bellman and doorman service, room service delivery support, house car, and shuttle service, and comprehensive mobility solutions for hotel properties, these parking operators will enhance the Curator guest experience by providing an extensive range of parking and hospitality solutions at its properties.

“Travel is back, and we’re ready to welcome guests by offering new and improved services that enable our hotels to make meaningful first impressions at arrival and beyond”

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“Travel is back, and we’re ready to welcome guests by offering new and improved services that enable our hotels to make meaningful first impressions at arrival and beyond,” said Austin Segal, Curator’s Vice President. “Nationwide, these parking vendors represent the highest levels of guest service, innovation, and value that Curator properties can leverage to provide their guests with accessible and seamless parking experiences.”

Travelers across Curator Hotel & Resort Collection properties will experience parking services from the following preferred partners, including:

AAA (Atlanta, Ga.) – AAA’s reputation in the industry is unrivaled, mainly since the company has never lost sight of what’s most important–providing exceptional parking services to guests while driving value and profit for esteemed partners. AAA pays attention to details and is always at the forefront of new ways to provide value to partners. This has allowed AAA Parking to thrive for over 65 years.

“AAA Parking is pleased to partner with Curator to offer independent hotels industry-leading service, technology, and value,” said Kris Bowen, President of AAA Parking. “We pride ourselves on long-lasting relationships. Our nimble and flexible approach, focus, and stability allow us to maintain those relationships. We prioritize improving the arrival and departure hotel guest experience to enhance the service quality. For over 65 years, we’ve cultivated a stellar reputation by focusing on the customer, and we’re excited to show Curator guests what we’re capable of.”

ACE (San Diego, Calif.) – ACE is an innovative parking and transportation company with over 72 years of experience that has grown to operate over 750 locations throughout the nation based on the strength of its reputation for delivering exceptional service. In 1970, ACE created a separate division, ACE Hospitality, to specifically focus on unique service and operation solutions to support world-class hotels. The team of ACE Hospitality professionals is specifically trained to energize operations with friendly and attentive team members, identify and capitalize upon creative revenue opportunities, and leverage sophisticated emerging technologies to advance the guest experience.

“ACE provides an advantage because of our ONE focus: the client,” said Mike Tweeten, President of Hospitality. “A long-term strategic approach allows ACE to take the time to deliver on client’s needs, ensuring a strong foundation and relationship is built. If we can deliver for clients today, our mutual growth and success will be assured in the years to come.”

LAZ (Hartford, Conn.) – LAZ Parking is the largest and fastest-growing privately owned parking operator in the United States and a pioneer in digital parking technology. Founded in Hartford, CT, in 1981, with four decades of experience providing best-in-class parking management and transportation services, LAZ operates over 1.3 million parking spaces across the country in over 3,450 locations in 38 states and 454 cities. Over the past decade, LAZ has led the industry with business intelligence, remote monitoring, eCommerce solutions, and most recently launched its Proximity On-Demand Services – “LAZ PODS”. Leveraging their national real estate parking network through connected tech-enabled solutions, LAZ PODS includes EV charging, micro warehousing, last-mile logistics, and ghost kitchens. LAZ works across various industries, including hospitality, commercial, healthcare, airports, transportation, universities, government, retail, events, residentials, and shuttle services. LAZ is a people-first, conscious-capitalist company that believes in elevating humanity through business.

“LAZ Parking is proud to partner with the Curator Hotel & Resort Collection and humbled by the trust they have put in us to provide seamless parking solutions to their valued customers,” said LAZ Parking President and co-founder Jeff Karp. “Coming out of the pandemic, we learned a lot about ourselves and how we could better support our partnerships as we all sorted out the impact it had on the Hospitality industry. This partnership is an acknowledgment of our company’s commitment to that goal and our team’s dedication and hard work.”

Propark Mobility (San Francisco, Calif.) – Propark Mobility is one of the country’s largest privately-owned parking companies, providing full-service parking and mobility services at over 600 locations in more than 100 cities across the United States. For nearly forty years, Propark has grown under the leadership of its co-founders, who expanded the company’s services into a wide variety of industries, ranging from hospitality and healthcare to commercial, off-airport locations, and more. Throughout every industry, Propark understands that the key to exceptional customer service is finding the right talent and providing them with comprehensive training. To this end, the company enlists the help of true customer service experts – former luxury hotel managers – to train its nationwide team. Through these thorough programs, our highly skilled parking professionals learn and perfect practices that elevate the customer experience and ensure guest satisfaction. Propark’s hospitality offerings also extend to technology-rich solutions and premium shuttle services. In addition, our micro-mobility options, including bicycles and scooters, provide a unique opportunity for guests to explore their chosen destination and enjoy a one-of-a-kind hotel stay.

“Propark is proud to be a preferred partner of Curator Hotel & Resort Collection,” said John Schmid, CEO and Chairman of Propark. “Our drive to deliver a world-class experience matches Curator’s mission, and we look forward to offering the best possible service to guests across Curator’s network of unique hotels. From our leading parking technology to our micro-mobility programs and beyond, Propark will leverage its distinctive offerings and decades of hospitality experience to ensure each guest’s parking experience matches the quality of their hotel stay.”

SP Plus Corporation (Chicago, Ill.) – SP Plus Corporation (SP+)facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles, and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom line results for our clients. SP+ provides technology-driven mobility solutions, professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics to aviation, commercial, hospitality, health care, and government clients across North America.

“SP+ is excited to bring our state-of-the-art Sphere® technologies and mobility solutions to match the high level of exemplary service that guests expect to receive during their stay at a Curator Hotel,” said Philip Ryan Hulsey from the hospitality services team at SP+. “We strive to create a frictionless, touch-less parking experience for guests to enjoy from the moment they arrive at the hotel to the time of their departure.”

Towne Park (Philadelphia, PA) – Towne Park is an industry leading tech-enabled parking and hospitality solutions provider serving premier hotels across the country for 35 years. The company provides a comprehensive range of parking and hospitality solutions designed to impact the guest experience from arrival through departure. With a dedication to recruiting, hiring, and training the best teams, delivering innovative technology solutions, and success optimizing parking assets and driving new revenue for clients, this partnership is designed to bring new value to Curator and each individual members’ unique brand.

“We are thrilled to have been selected as a preferred partner for the Curator Collection of luxury, boutique hotels,” said Joshua Miller, Towne Park Senior Vice President National Accounts. “From providing a warm welcome as guests pull into the drive and safety taking care of their vehicle, to a one of a kind service experience inside the doors with our comprehensive range of hospitality solutions, our commitment is to create smiles by delivering exceptional experiences. We’re excited to be part of Curator’s growth and partner to provide a customized and personalized experience for each distinct Curator property that enhances their brand and drives unsurpassed guest satisfaction and financial return.”

For more information on Curator Hotel & Resort Collection, visit www.CuratorHotelsandResorts.com.

About Curator Hotel & Resort Collection
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is a distinct collection of hand-selected small brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts worldwide, founded by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and a group of industry-leading hotel operators. Curator provides lifestyle hotels the power to compete together while allowing its members the freedom to retain what makes their hotels unique. It offers the benefits of associating with other unique lifestyle hotels and brands while participating in best-in-class operating agreements, services, reporting and technology. In addition to Pebblebrook, the founding members of Curator include Davidson Hospitality Group, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Provenance, Sage Hospitality Group, Springboard Hospitality, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit www.curatorhotelsandresorts.com and follow us at @CuratorHotelCollection.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban and resort lifestyle hotels and resorts in the United States. The Company owns 54 hotels and resorts, totaling approximately 13,400 guest rooms across 16 urban and resort markets. For more information, visit http://www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us at @PebblebrookPEB.


Media Inquiries:
Melanie Neff 305-677-3904 x23 (curatorpr@ciicpr.com)

For independent lifestyle owners and operators interested in joining Curator:
Jennifer Barnwell 240-507-1338 (jbarnwell@curatorhotelsandresorts.com)
Jenn Parks 240-660-9483 (jparks@curatorhotelsandresorts.com)

For companies and service providers interested in partnering with Curator:
Austin Segal 240-660-9428 (asegal@curatorhotelsandresorts.com)

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

August 02, 2022


Parking customers to get gas cards sponsored by car manufacturers


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

About Strategic Vision (www.strategicvision.com)

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


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

Eric Brown

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Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

August 02, 2022


Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates


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


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

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

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

For more information, visit LaneySolutions.com.

About Laney Solutions

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

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