October 11, 2019






October 9, 2019 – Hino Trucks is stepping into the NFL arena again to announce an additional partnership with an NFL team – the Los Angeles Rams. As the Official Commercial Truck of the Los Angeles Rams, Hino will work with the Rams to carry out their mutual goal of creating an authentic experience for their fan bases in Southern California. Hino will have an in-stadium presence during games as well as across Rams media platforms throughout the year. 



“We are thrilled to team with Hino Trucks and their dealers across Southern California to bring their customers closer to Rams football,” said Jason Griffiths, Rams VP of Partnership Sales. “Hino Trucks is an industry leader and their focus on delivering an unparalleled customer experience aligns with how we approach game days and beyond. We look forward to working with them this season.” 

 Local Hino Trucks dealers representing the Southern California Dealer Association are participating in and supporting the partnership. The dealer locations included are: 

Donahue Trucks– Bakersfield

Rush Truck Center – Fontana 

Donahue Trucks – Santa Maria

Rush Truck Center – San Diego 

Donahue Trucks – Ventura

Tom’s Truck Center – Santa Fe Springs 

RWC Group – Huntington Park

Tom’s Truck Center – Santa Ana 

RWC Group – Pacoima

Velocity Truck Center – Carson 

C&M Motors – National City 

“Hino Trucks and our Southern California Hino Dealerships are proud to partner with the Rams during their last season at the historic Coliseum,” said Glenn Ellis, Sr. Vice President, Customer Experience. “It’s a tremendous honor to partner with an organization like the Rams, who are as committed to winning and providing their customers with an ultimate experience, as we are at Hino Trucks. We share the same convictions that the Rams have for their diverse community and fan base. This partnership reaches off the field and brings together two brands dedicated to climb to new heights.” 

About the Los Angeles Rams:

The Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles’ original professional sports team – stand as one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League and since its founding in 1937, have garnered three World Championships and sent 29 of its members to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a professional sports team, the organization is committed to being a valuable civic partner and serving the greater Los Angeles area 365 days a year. For more information visit www.therams.com and follow the Rams on Facebook and Twitter, @RamsNFL. 

About Hino Trucks: 

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, manufactures, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8 commercial trucks in the United States. Hino Trucks is the premier heavy & medium duty nameplate in the United States with a product lineup that offers fully connected vehicles with low total cost of ownership, superior fuel economy, unmatched reliability and maneuverability and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Hino has a network of over 230 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in the ultimate ownership experience. Learn more about Hino Trucks at http://www.hino.com or follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube. 

V2 Composites Adds Another Experienced Business Development Manager to its Team

October 10, 2019

V2 Composites Adds Another Experienced Business Development Manager to its Team



V2 adds an industry expert to its team as it celebrates 20 years in business.


Auburn, AL – V2 Composites, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Brad Collins to the V2 team as a business development manager. Collins is equipped with more than 20 years of practical experience in the composites industry.


Collins’ composite sales expertise is highly valuable and will help streamline the team’s fundamental steps to grow V2’s sales and overall market penetration. Collins stands out against the competition with his technical and consultative approach to working with customers in finding innovative solutions to their unique applications.


V2’s President, Kevin Horne, candidly remarks, “Brad will bring a wealth of experience and practical composite knowledge to the V2 customer base. Brad’s proven track record of excellent customer support, coupled with V2 Composites’ unique reinforcement solutions, should be a ‘win-win’ for our customers!”


Brad is joining the company at an exciting time as V2 is celebrating 20 years in business this year. The company has grown significantly in the last two decades, both in terms of company size and product offering.


About V2

V2 Composites, Inc.® designs and fabricates some of the industry’s strongest and most versatile composite reinforcement solutions, providing superior strength and flexibility vital in the construction of FRP components used in bridges, high-rise buildings, airplanes, boats and various other applications. V2 uses unique reinforcement fabrics and FRP components that provide maximum strength and unparalleled structural integrity. Through innovative technology and improved manufacturing processes, V2 offers cost-effective custom solutions tailored to achieve the unique performance requirements of every project. V2 Composites, headquartered in Auburn, Ala., is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.


SKIDATA wins European Business Award for Austria

October 10, 2019

SKIDATA wins European Business Award for Austria

Grödig/Salzburg, Oktober 10th 2019. SKIDATA AG has been named “National Winner” in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.
SKIDATA was chosen from 2,753 businesses named as ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in July and selected as a National Winner by a panel of independent judges including business leaders, politicians and academics. It is the best business in Austria in the category “The Business of the Year Award” (turnover of €150m+).

“We are very pleased that our innovative strength and international success have once again been rewarded”, says SKIDATA CEO David Luken. “It is a great confirmation that our path in the digital age is the right one. In our international business setting, Europe is one of our most important markets, where we still have potential to grow. So, we are very happy to have received this award.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, says: “This is a significant achievement and SKIDATA is an outstanding leader in their field. To be chosen as a National Winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe.”

The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it considered over 120,000 businesses from 33 countries.


David Luken, SKIDATA CEO
SKIDATA has been named “National Winner” for Austria.
Pictures – Copyright: SKIDATA. Free of charge for press purposes.

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Over 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.


October 10, 2019






Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has this week welcomed a royal visitor to its head office to formally receive its second prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.


The Queen’s personal representative, Mr Warren Smith JP, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, attended a ceremony hosted by ParkVia to present Managing Director, Mark Pegler with the official Queen’s Award trophy and celebrate the importance of the occasion with the wider team.


During his visit, the Lord-Lieutenant was introduced to each of the company’s department teams and was given a first-hand insight into how ParkVia’s award-winning entry was realised.


Following its outstanding continuous expansion in international sales over the last six years, ParkVia impressed with a total overseas growth of 223%, having extended its network of car parks to 43 countries and establishing itself as the European leader in its field.


As the highest official UK awards for British businesses, Queen’s Awards for Enterprise entries require the approval of both the UK Prime Minister and Her Majesty, The Queen.


Mark Pegler, Managing Director at ParkVia, said:


“To have the opportunity to celebrate our second Queen’s Award for Enterprise alongside the team has been a very proud moment. As noted by the Lord-Lieutenant in his address, our continued success has only been made possible by the collective efforts of our hardworking team, and I am thrilled that this has been acknowledged with such a prestigious accolade.”


Having secured its inaugural award in 2014, ParkVia is one of only 200 companies nationally to have a received an award in 2019.


To find out more about ParkVia, please visit www.parkvia.com.


Image 1: (LtR) Lord-Lieutenant, Managing Director Mark Pegler and Commercial Director, Valentina Moise.


Image 2: Team ParkVia




As Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia is dedicated to connecting the world’s drivers with parking spaces in 43 countries. Its online retail platform allows consumers to book parking as part of their journey, working with both car park operators and travel industry market leaders to ensure that parking is visible at the right time.


Encouraging its philosophy of ‘Choose parking’, ParkVia believes pre-booking is the key element in the travel process, allowing customers to plan in advance and giving them freedom of choice to select the parking product that suits their specific journey type.


Founded in 2008, ParkVia has grown in popularity and reputation over the last 11 years, particularly within the wider airport parking sector. As an established partner for many of the world’s leading international airports, ParkVia is able to maximise visibility for official car parks and ancillary products by covering more points of entry with its targeted marketing expertise.


Today the services of over 2,000 parking providers are promoted to ParkVia’s 3.8m registered users, as well as a large network of partner websites, that includes airlines, travel partners, online travel agents and in-car navigation technology – making it an attractive and lucrative proposition for partners looking to collaborate for white label and in-path projects.


ParkVia. Choose parking.



Winner of Queen’s Award for International Trade

Awarded to ParkCloud 2019


Park Assist has been Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Easton Town Center’s Worth and Midtown Garages

October 08, 2019


Park Assist has been Awarded the Parking Guidance System Contract for Easton Town Center’s Worth and Midtown Garages



COLUMBUS, OHIO  – Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for Easton Town Center’s Worth and Midtown Garages in Columbus, Ohio. Easton Town Center is an expanding indoor and outdoor shopping complex, serving as the premier shopping, dining, and entertainment hub in the Midwest. The mall boasts over 30 million visitors per year and features best-in-class retailers, outstanding restaurants, Ohio’s largest movie theater, a superior comedy club, and incredible outdoor squares. In an effort to cultivate the ideal customer experience, Easton Town Center will use Park Assist’s patented technology to create a convenient, efficient, and easy-to-navigate parking solution.


Easton Town Center is an existing client and already uses Park Assist’s M4 camera-based PGS in their Southwest Garage. This was the first camera-based, intelligent parking solution on the property, met with extraordinary success. Since its installation, the parking structure has benefitted from a reduction in search times, increased data, and improved security measures due to Park Alerts notifications.

Given the reliability and success of the system in the Southwest Garage, Park Assist was again chosen as the PGS provider for the Worth and Midtown Garages. These sites will use the same M4 technology to guide the parker journey.

The LED lights on Park Assist’s smart-sensors will serve to quickly signal parkers to open spaces, avoiding unnecessary delays and elevating the customer experience.

As an alternative to installing wayfinding signage, Park Assist will use an API to communicate space availabilities to Easton’s third-party parking management software provider, All Traffic Solutions, who will then display the available space counts on mobile applications and roadway signs throughout the property. This collaboration will curate a seamless parker journey and allow Easton to utilize their existing platform comfortably without needing to install additional hardware.

Site work began at the end of September. Park Assist has subcontracted a reputable local installer to handle the installation which will be performed in 3 phases. While Worth Garage is undergoing renovations occurring in 2 phases, the Midtown Garage work will begin as striping is completed within the garage.


About Park Assist
Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Our patented technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.8 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.

INDECT: Ultrasonic technology remains KING of parking guidance systems

October 08, 2019




Ultrasonic technology remains KING of parking guidance systems




Camera-based sensors are the newest kids in the parking garage and are causing quite a stir with their impressive bells and whistles. However, INDECT’s ultrasonic technology remains King with its unbeaten record in accuracy, reliability and lowest cost of life.

“Ultrasonic sensors have been around since 1981. The technology has been steadily tweaked, refined and perfected until the industry is now seeing it at its peak evolution.” said Dale Fowler, Former President of INDECT USA. “Any bugs have long since been ironed out and these days they are consistently achieving accuracy levels of 99.9%.”

Automotive grade, long-range ultrasonic sensors with ceramic transducers, like those used by INDECT, measure the height of an object to determine its position.  According to Fowler, this method of detection is extremely accurate and reliable, and has a lifespan of 15-20 years.

“INDECT has installed more than 61,500 ultrasonic sensors in 62 garages across the nation since they first entered the US market in 2012.” said Fowler.

“Dallas Fort Worth International Airport alone has 17,900 ultrasonic sensors installed in terminals A, D and E.” he said.

Short-range ultrasonic sensors, often manufactured in China, have plastic transducers and use echo location. Although cheaper than long-range ultrasonic sensors, this method of detection is much less accurate and has a lifespan of only 6-8 years.

Camera-based sensors contain an internal processor and use complex algorithms to detect objects, requiring regular software and hardware maintenance to avoid system deterioration. The lifespan of a camera sensor is generally 7-10 years. Ultrasonic sensors on the other hand, have basically zero maintenance. Once installed, garage owners can simply turn the system on and let it run.

“Low maintenance is one of the key criteria often requested by owners with high traffic and high turnover garages. INDECT has installed ultrasonic systems at 13 retail and entertainment sites across the US including three garages at Disney World in Florida.” said Fowler

Although the initial cost of installing an ultrasonic system is greater than a camera-based system, individual parts are easy to replace and a fraction of the cost compared to camera-based components.

When choosing a sensor for an above ground garage, which is open to the elements it is essential that the sensor is rated IP 65 or greater to protect against temperature shifts, changes in humidity and dust. An IP 65+ rating will ensure that the sensor has ingress protection from condensing moisture.

According to Fowler, this is important because sensors with lower IP ratings can fail quite quickly in outdoor environments resulting in unexpected repair costs, lengthy maintenance delays and customer dissatisfaction.

“Ultrasonic sensors are definitely a favorite with casinos, especially in Las Vegas where temperature and dust can cause significant problems. There are currently nearly 20,000 ultrasonic sensors installed in 11 casinos in Vegas with a further casino under contract.” said Fowler.

Camera-based sensors, such as INDECT’s UPSOLUT, are a great choice for parking owners that would benefit from the additional features such as license plate recognition, video stream capture, fisheye surveillance, premium parking capability and audio alerts. However, for owners that are looking for highly accurate, reliable detection with quick installation and minimal maintenance, long lifespan and full-spectrum dimmable LEDs without the need for additional camera features, then long-range ultrasonic sensors, such as INDECT’s UMS, are the way to go.



INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.

INDECT USA can be found online at www.indectusa.com

Smarking Launches Parking Industry’s First Fully Automatic Dynamic Pricing Engine

October 08, 2019





Smarking Launches Parking Industry’s First Fully Automatic Dynamic Pricing Engine




163% average channel sales uplift across locations in over 10 regions



SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 8th, 2019) — Smarking, the parking industry’s leading provider of business intelligence and yield management software, today announced the release of the parking industry’s first algorithmic and fully-automatic dynamic pricing engine.  The product, known as AYM (read as “aim”; Automatic Yield Management), utilizes Smarking’s baseline business intelligence product to capture historic, real-time, and forecasted demand, and calculates the ever-changing demand curves for a parking location, in order to set parking rates that will maximize revenue for the applied parking sites, similar to the pricing engines hotel and airline industries utilize.


The results have been consistent across parking locations in over 10 cities and delivers an 163% average revenue increase in applied sale channels, without manual adjustments required from parking managers or friction created for consumers.  See below for weekly online revenue change for a commercial garage in Boston before/after, with an estimated $150,000 annul net revenue increase:



AYM, in pilot for over a year, is officially available now from Smarking.


“As a parking operator, we are constantly looking for ways to differentiate our services to our customers in order to provide greater value,” said Nick Litton, COO and Partner of VPNE Parking Solutions.  “Smarking, has long provided us with that edge, and AYM takes it to a whole new level of revenue maximization.”


“Millennium is one of the largest garages in the world, serving downtown Chicago,” said Rick West, CEO of Millennium Parking.  “Even if we hired a full-time person just to set fees, we couldn’t post hundreds of rates multiple times a day, let alone develop the number of products and analyze the results Smarking’s algorithm does.”


Arrive, the leading provider of last-mile mobility solutions, was one of the first to integrate with AYM. Since Arrive’s back-end architecture is technically advanced and provides parking professionals a cloud-based rate management system, it is a natural fit for Smarking’s solution.  Smarking expects to offer the service through other parking sales channels over the coming months.


“We understand how difficult it can be for asset owners and operators to manage the various sources of revenue in their facilities, so we were curious to understand if AYM could be a solution. After integrating into Smarking’s service, we were pleased to see an increase in revenue and believe it could be a great tool for operators and asset owners to increase their trust in enabling multiple revenue channels in their operations,” said Dan Roarty, President and COO of Arrive.


Smarking initially tested the solution at eight parking locations in three metropolitan regions, including New York, Chicago and Boston.  The results were positive in all locations, leading Smarking and their customers to expand to over ten cities in just two quarters.


Smarking plans to expand the solution to other parking sales channels in the near future while expanding the partnership with Arrive in more parking locations.  “As the parking industry becomes more connected and technologically advanced, Smarking perceives that there will be more outlets for marketing and selling parking to consumers,” said Wen Sang, CEO of Smarking.  “Just as in the hotel and airline industries, the channels will become more complex and our operator partners will need tools to manage their channels and maximize revenue.  Smarking has taken the first step to support our operator partners with the announcement of this solution.”



About Smarking

Smarking is a San Francisco based tech company serving commercial real estate owners, municipal governments, parking operators, and others to maximize parking asset results. Empowered by a team of MIT data scientists, urban mobility experts, Silicon Valley software engineers, and business professionals, Smarking’s market leading business intelligence and yield management software currently empowers over 2,000 parking locations in the USA and Canada, maximizing parking income, tenant satisfaction, and cost saving.


About VPNE

VPNE Parking Solutions is the parking and transportation business partner to the most prestigious health-care institutions, commercial property owners and developers, financial institutions, and hospitality companies. VPNE helps clients maximize the value of their parking and transportation assets with differentiated customer care and expertise. Founded in 1990 by Kevin W. Leary., VPNE’s vision is for the parking experience to be one of the highlights of the guests’ visit, similar to the experience in the lobby of a luxury hotel or condominium. VPNE believes its responsibility is to drive client’s business and build their brands. More information can be found at www.vpne.com.



About Millennium Garages

Millennium Garages is a 3.8 million-square-foot parking facility with approximately 9,176 parking spaces located in four underground parking garages underneath Millennium, Grant and Maggie Daley Parks boarding on Michigan Avenue. As the largest underground parking system in the Unites States, Millennium Garages offer customers in downtown Chicago parking near restaurants, hotels, theaters, universities, offices, retail shops, cultural venues, tourist attractions–plus events, including concerts, sports and seasonal festivals such as the Taste of Chicago.  For more information, visit www.MillenniumGarages.com.


About Arrive

Arrive powers the last mile of connected mobility.  The company delivers scalable, friction-free parking experiences through apps, voice and in-dash.  Its fully integrated platform makes it easy for companies and brands to offer parking as a solution for drivers, fleets and connected vehicles. Millions of people across North America have access to Arrive-powered parking through the company’s distribution partners, including Amazon, Ford, Avis, Hyundai, Honda TomTom, Ticketmaster/Live Nation, Groupon and many others, and its consumer-facing brands ParkWhiz and BestParking.  For more information, visit Arrive.com



The Middle East in Focus: Transportation, Innovation, Disruption and Gulf Traffic

October 07, 2019




The Middle East in Focus: Transportation, Innovation, Disruption and Gulf Traffic



Gulf Traffic, an annual event that takes place from the 9 – 11 of December this year, will bring to light some of the latest technologies and systems from global suppliers to Dubai – the centre of business in the Middle East and North Africa.




We caught up with Rahul Rawat, Exhibition Director of Gulf Traffic to explore the growth of the industry, and how the international industry can benefit from the opportunities that the region provides.


How do you see the Transport Industry evolving in the GCC?


Rahul Rawat: Motivated by the vision of becoming a regional powerhouse that attracts investments and to branch out from oil, the GCC countries are some of the world’s most determined, when it comes to developing large-scale infrastructure. Transport is the second-largest planned projects sector in the Middle East region.


With increasing technological advancements in the sector, it’s safe to say that the industry is on an upward incline. Leading the way are Saudi Arabia and the UAE – According to MEED, the UAE is the second biggest transport projects market in the region, with about USD 106bn worth of projects planned or under way, trailing behind Saudi Arabia, which has more than USD 311bn worth of transport projects planned or under way.


Infact, Dubai foresees becoming a global driverless mobility leader by 2030. This only goes to show the growing industry in the Middle East which international suppliers can benefit from.


What sort of investments have been made in the GCC region?


Rahul Rawat: A recent report by Orient Planet Research noted that worldwide, the UAE and Saudi Arabia rank among the top 12 global markets for infrastructure investment. The total value of active infrastructure projects in the GCC has reached to USD 1.14 trillion with roads, highways and bridges among the highest number of projects.


It further noted that there was a total of 1,069 road projects in the region, the highest number among all infrastructure projects, with a combined value of USD 122.6 billion. Saudi Arabia’s investment in road infrastructure has increased from USD 2523 to USD 3506, and UAE from USD 2633 to USD 2865.


What technological advances has the industry made? 


Rahul Rawat: Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things is already influencing every aspect of our lives and  and the compatibility of AI and transportation applications is a somewhat of natural fit. AI and IOT also poses as a massive disruption in the Traffic and Transport Industry.


Technology such as hyperloop, drones, UAVs and autonomous vehicles are slated to be the biggest disruptors in the future of the transport industry


Speaking locally, Dubai plans to use Intelligent Traffic Systems in making roads safer and reduce traffic jams and congestion levels, while Saudi Arabia is gearing up for the USD 500 billion mega-intelligent city project ‘NEOM’ is planned for a new way of life built around the best technologies of the future such as AI, big data, and IoT including robots, flying taxis and many more

What developments do you see in the Parking Industry?


The parking Industry is moving towards digitalisation – with sensors and payment technology integrated into the management system. We now have unique features like parking guiding system and data analytics. Some of the bigger players have introduced Smart Parking Apps which allows for reduced operation costs, maintenance, and minimum personnel.


With the help of smart parking, smart cities in the GCC will be able to balance queues and on-street traffic flows by re-routing cars to alternate parking locations, based upon real-time occupancy data.


How do these promote sustainability?


Rahul Rawat: Telematics enables Fleet to be fuel efficient by allowing drivers to select the shortest route possible by avoiding traffic and further reducing emissions associated with Traffic Jams. Technology allows for autonomous cars and public transport to be fuel-efficient.


How is Gulf Traffic instrumental in the growth of the Industry?


Rahul Rawat: Gulf Traffic brings together suppliers with break-through technology and AI to the Middle East and welcomes buyers from the region to facilitate business in the Industry. The show will also have a co-located conference led by global influencers, which gives delegate the opportunity to learn new practices, while earning CPD and CAPP Credits.


More than just an exhibition, Gulf Traffic is a reflection of the trends in the industry and a place for the industry to connect and grow.


What new products or features are at the show?


Rahul Rawat: We’re excited about this! We have so many new launches this year. From Mobile Video Surveillance from Streamax, to live video monitoring, Focus of Attention, with AI and video analytics by Avigilon.


Sparkbit will launch an AI-based application to monitor driver’s behaviour analysis. Sphere will be premiering the noise traffic sign in Gulf Traffic that detects the oncoming vehicles, and based on the noise they are producing, will start displaying the warning message intended for the drivers to ease up on the gas pedal.


MechaSapien Core, by Stech.ai is a comprehensive cutting-edge suite of AI and deep learning-based video analytics for Traffic and Crowd Management sector and so much more.


The 2019 edition of Gulf Traffic is also being inventive with the adoption of AI-powered B2B matchmaking which allows exhibitors and visitors to connect to their ideal buyers before and after the exhibition. To bring student innovations to the forefront, we will be organising the Driving Innovation Awards that nurtures future talent.


All in all, we can assure you that Gulf Traffic 2019 is turning out to be an unmissable event for the Traffic and Transportation Industry.




The 18th edition Gulf Traffic is organised by Informa markets and is the region’s largest and longest running traffic event that focusses on 6 sectors, namely Traffic Management, Transportation, Road Safety, Infrastructure, Gulf Parking and Fleet Management. The 2019 exhibition expects to welcome over 150 exhibitors from 30 countries and more than 2,500 unique attendees from 50 countries, making it a truly international gathering for the Traffic and Transport sector.


To visit  Gulf Traffic, visit: www.gulftraffic.com

To exhibit, contact: Rahul Rawat at Rahul.rawat@informa.com

New LED Area Light and Pole Kit from Barron Lighting Group 

October 07, 2019




New LED Area Light and Pole Kit from Barron Lighting Group 





Glendale, AZ – The PK Series from Trace-Lite by Barron Lighting Group is an RxA LED area luminaire and pole kit. The RxA features a sleek low-profile housing design in lumen packages ranging from 9600 lumens to 41,000 lumens. Its high-efficiency light engine is designed for optimal light control and illumination with three distribution types in three physical sizes. The RxA family provides substantial energy savings with minimal to no uplight and efficacies up to 139 LPW. 



Barron takes a lot of pride in shaping its product road map by listening to our customers. The PK Series is another great achievement driven by this initiative, with the overwhelming success of our high-performance site fixtures, adding a pole and offering the system as a kit solves a lot of issues in all layers of our sales channels,” said Alan Tracy, President of Barron Lighting Group. 

For more information about the PK Series from Barron Lighting Group https://bit.ly/2nc7q8V 


 About Barron Lighting Group 

Barron Lighting Group, based out of Glendale, Arizona, manufactures a comprehensive line of lighting fixtures and solutions for commercial and industrial applications and is the parent company to four brands: Exitronix life-safety and emergency lighting, Trace-Lite indoor and outdoor commercial and industrial lighting, specialtyLED commercial and decorative lighting, and Growlite indoor and greenhouse horticultural lighting. 

For more information, visit barronltg.com. 

CityLift Parking Secures $22.5 Million Series C Funding With Dundon Capital Partners 

October 07, 2019


CityLift Parking Secures $22.5 Million Series C Funding With Dundon Capital Partners 



OAKLAND, CA  – CityLift Parking (“CityLift”), the leading provider of automated parking lifts in the U.S., announced it has completed its Series C capital round with Dundon Capital Partners LLC (“DCP”). The investment is the largest completed for any U.S. automated parking lift company in the market today. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CityLift plans to use funds to accelerate its growth and invest in technology innovation to address the rapidly growing automated parking lift industry. John Zutter, Jason Kulas and Jeff Vanderbilt from DCP will be joining CityLift’s Board. 



“We are delighted to be partnering with DCP,” says Scott Gable, CEO and co-founder of CityLift Parking. “This investment is a vote of confidence in CityLift as the leading player in the future of parking.” 

 This funding builds on an exceptional year for CityLift. CityLift was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 66th fastest growing company in the United States and the fourth fastest growing company in the construction industry. With its CityLift Puzzle™ design, CityLift became the only company approved for semi-automated parking lift systems in Los Angeles. It completed the largest project in the country, a 235-space project in Oakland, CA, and the first 5-level puzzle lift in the U.S., in Nashville, TN. The company is building the first fully automated system in the Pacific Northwest and the first parking lift system in Salt Lake City. 

“DCP’s experience with rapidly growing companies complements CityLift’s current capabilities and will allow it to expand into new markets and attract new customers” says Mike Ghielmetti, CityLift Board Member and co-founder. 

The funding is also well timed to catch the industry growth wave. Automated parking lifts are rapidly being accepted by cities, developers, architects and builders as a means to use less space, build faster, and reduce cost versus building conventional parking. 

“CityLift has demonstrated itself as a clear market leader in the parking space and fits well with our focus on opportunities with strong leadership, attractive and sustainable margins and secular growth trends. We are excited to partner with Scott and Mike and the team going forward.” says John Zutter, Partner of Dundon Capital Partners. Mr. Zutter will be joining CityLift’s Board as its Chairman. 

About CityLift Parking 

CityLift Parking designs, installs, and services automated parking lifts that save space, reduce the cost of building parking, and reduce construction time. CityLift is headquartered in Oakland, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and Boston. 

About Dundon Capital Partners 

Dallas-based Dundon Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm focused on private equity and credit investments across a range of industries. The firm has unique operational experience and managerial capability, combined with its financial backing drives value for its investments and help them achieve their full-growth potential and long-term objectives. DCP holds investments in companies such as Topgolf, Employer Direct Healthcare, OTO Development and a variety of commercial and residential real estate assets. 


Raymond Kahue

Director of Marketing



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