SKIDATA Continues Growth In Eastern Pennsylvania With New Sales Position

April 17, 2019

 

 

SKIDATA Continues Growth In Eastern Pennsylvania With New Sales Position. 

 

 

New Brunswick, NJ April 17th, 2018 SKIDATA Hires David Cam To Cover Eastern PA Market from Philadelphia to Scranton 

 

 

As SKIDATA continues to expand direct sales, installation, and service operations throughout the United States, the company has identified Eastern Pennsylvania as a prime opportunity for its business development. SKIDATA has placed this task in the hands of David Cam – Sales Professional. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, David comes to SKIDATA with 12 years of experience in SaaS software and hardware sales. He is a proud new member of the Pennsylvania Parking Association and brings a passion for developing custom solutions that improve his customer’s profitability and efficiency. 

While SKIDATA has over 1,000 parking installations in the U.S., the install base in Eastern Pennsylvania is limited. The recent project for the City of Scranton has opened up new opportunities for SKIDATA. David will expand the company’s presence from Philadelphia north to Scranton and throughout Eastern PA. SKIDATA’s modern parking solutions include state of the art access control systems capable of frictionless and mobile functionality as well as SKIDATA’s 3M Asset Refreshment Program which brings new life to the obsolete 3M/ Federal APD access systems that are commonly found throughout the region. 

“I am excited to join such a large and successful organization and I am ready to take on the challenge of building a presence for the company in my home-community,” said David Cam. 

SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trendsetting solutions. We are ready to help our customers to unlock the power of SKIDATA. 

 

About SKIDATA 

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

Media/PR Contact: Matthew Gooley From: SKIDATA, Inc. 

Email: Matt.Gooley@Skidata.com 

Website: www.SKIDATA.com

Sensorfield LLC Selected by Chevron Technology Ventures for Catalyst Program

April 17, 2019

 

 

 

Sensorfield LLC Selected by Chevron Technology Ventures for Catalyst Program

 

 

​​Houston-based Sensorfield LLC, developer of a modular suite of wireless sensors and cloud-based software for industrial monitoring, announced its participation in Chevron Technology Ventures’ (CTV) Catalyst Program. CTV’s Catalyst Program was created to support early-stage companies advancing cutting-edge technologies that can directly benefit the oil and gas industry.

Sensorfield’s novel end-to-end remote industrial monitoring system enables high-resolution, real-time data collection and monitoring. Relying on open standards as well as industry-standard protocols, the company has developed low-cost, solar-powered wireless sensors that integrate seamlessly into existing industrial production and information systems.

“Technology has finally reached the point where embedded solar-powered, plug-and-play industrial wireless sensors are possible at a low cost,” said Sensorfield founder and CEO Strode Pennebaker. “Our exciting new association with Chevron is a major step in our goal to bring cost-effective, high-quality intelligent remote monitoring to asset owners at any scale.”

Sensorfield’s system allows remote assets to be monitored from an office computer or any mobile device. Such flexibility allows engineers and field operators to access data when, where and how it is most needed. Unlike other monitoring systems, Sensorfield’s unique, small devices are a fraction of the cost of traditional SCADA systems and can be installed in minutes by the operator’s own personnel. Using a new long-range wireless communication protocol, these Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices can transmit real-time data even in dense industrial settings such as congested processing facilities and refineries. They can also be deployed in indoor environments, running on rechargeable internal batteries or connected to an external power source. Universal ports on the transmitters provide customers the opportunity to easily integrate third-party and custom sensors.

Sensorfield is a fast-growing company with systems deployed throughout the United States. Acceptance into the Catalyst program will accelerate further development of its technology platform across its current customer base and is expected to lead to additional enterprise-scale growth.

About Chevron Technology Ventures

Since its inception in 1999, CTV has pushed energy’s frontiers through the continuous pursuit of new business models and externally developed technologies that enhance the way Chevron produces and delivers affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy. Fostering innovation both within Chevron and across the energy landscape, CTV champions the integration of solutions that address current business needs and those of tomorrow. Through its technology deployments and venture capital portfolio, CTV supports a wide range of pioneers that are shaping the future of energy.

www.sensorfield.com

FLASHPARKING’S ENTERPRISE PLATFORM POWERS MOBILITY INITIATIVE AT TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, THE WORLD’S LARGEST MEDICAL CITY

April 16, 2019

FLASHPARKING’S ENTERPRISE PLATFORM POWERS MOBILITY INITIATIVE AT TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, THE WORLD’S LARGEST MEDICAL CITY

 

 

 

Industry leaders FlashParking and LAZ Parking partner to reduce congestion and improve mobility at Texas Medical Center, the largest paid parking facility in North America.

 

 

AUSTIN, TX— FlashParking, in partnership with LAZ Parking, announces the completion of a 200-lane Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) installation at Texas Medical Center (TMC)—the world’s largest medical complex—in just 44 days.

 

The system, operated by LAZ Parking, employs FlashParking’s industry-leading cloud-based parking and mobility solutions to control 30,000 parking spaces across 19 garages and 20 surface lots. FlashParking’s proprietary technologies simplify parking, reduce congestion, and improve traffic flow, ensuring efficient movement for emergency vehicles and enhancing the experience for the more than 10 million patients, visitors, staff, and students who annually visit TMC.

 

The project was installed with minimal operational disruption in just 44 days. Working closely in conjunction with LAZ Parking, FlashParking’s operations team deployed 200 entry/exit kiosks, 47 pay-on-foot kiosks, and 30 cash recycling machines – as well as upgrading the existing fiber network—staying ahead of schedule and on budget throughout the project.

 

“The Texas Medical Center is synonymous with world-class, innovative care and research, so it was imperative for us to partner with providers that would deliver equally innovative solutions to address our parking and mobility needs,” said Shawn W. Cloonan, COO of Texas Medical Center. “We chose FlashParking and LAZ Parking to not only help us modernize our facilities and deliver a best-in-class parking experience for our patients, visitors, and employees but also to help TMC better respond to the evolving mobility ecosystem.”

 

“At the largest paid parking facility in North America, we’ve again proven how quickly we can integrate industry-leading parking technology and provide top-tier services to forward-thinking parking operators,” said Juan Rodriguez, CEO of FlashParking. “Our shared vision with LAZ Parking and TMC is an ecosystem of future-ready mobility solutions that will evolve with technologies like driverless cars, ride-share services, and frictionless access to better serve the TMC community.”

 

Utilizing real-time data from FlashParking’s cloud-based platform, LAZ Parking can control its revenue and parking operations from virtually anywhere. A 61% drop in support calls since installation is a testament to the improved user experience. Thousands of users now access parking facilities via FlashParking’s frictionless FlashBeacon Bluetooth technology.

 

“After securing our contract with the prestigious Texas Medical Center, we knew we had to forge a bold partnership worthy of TMC’s sterling reputation,” said Steve Gresh, Head of Innovation and Technology of LAZ Parking. “Together with FlashParking, we have implemented an industry-leading parking system to usher TMC’s facilities into the future.”

 

About FlashParking

FlashParking is a leader in parking and mobility solutions that address some of the most complex transportation problems facing urban societies. FlashParking’s rapid growth is driven by a future-ready philosophy that manifests itself in a smart ecosystem of solutions, products, and integrations that work together to improve mobility. With over 1,000 deployments on its cloud-based network, FlashParking’s powerful real-time data services provide efficient, secure transactions and business intelligence for organizations of all sizes and industry spectrums. For more information, please visit www.flashparking.com.

About LAZ Parking

LAZ Parking, founded in Hartford, CT in 1981, is one of the largest and fastest growing parking companies in the United States, operating over a million parking spaces across the country in 3,000 locations. With over 38 years of experience providing parking management and transportation and mobility services, LAZ works seamlessly across a variety of segments including hospitality and valet, office buildings, medical, airport and transportation, campus, government and municipal, retail, events, residential building and shuttle services. Additional information can be found at www.lazparking.com.

 

About Texas Medical Center

Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the largest medical city in the world.  The medical center campus is comprised of more than 1400 acres, and houses 21 hospitals, four medical schools, six nursing schools, and over 100,000 medical professionals dedicated to advancing clinical care for over 10 million patients each year.  For more information, please visit tmc.edu.

 

How Is Direct Mail Still Effective? By Paul Miller, Parking Today

April 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

How Is Direct Mail Still Effective?

By Paul Miller

 

 

Direct mail marketing is one of the oldest marketing techniques on the books. With all the
advanced digital marketing options available now, many business owners make the mistake of thinking that direct mail is no longer effective in the modern world. In this article, we’ll explain how direct mail is still effective for your marketing strategy, so long as you repeat it monthly.

1) It seems more personal
With direct mail, you can address the customer by name and address their personal needs.
Email marketing is one email sent out to a mass list of subscribers. These emails tend to be
more generic in order to be applicable to everyone. Direct mail already has to be addressed
personally, making it easy to personalize everyone you send. It’s far more effective repeated on a monthly basis.

2) It can boost your digital marketing
Direct mail marketing is extremely easily integrated with your digital and social media marketing.
It gives you another opportunity to put your brand in the eyes of prospective customers. It could also help drive more traffic to your website and social media, bringing it to the attention of those who might not have known of its existence. This is most effective when direct mail is sent out monthly.

3) It’s tangible
Direct mail is a physical object the customer can hold onto. People check their mail daily, unlike email, and, even if they do throw the ad in the trash, they have to see it first, then physically put it in the trash can. With email, they can delete it without even opening it.
The tangible nature of direct mail also means the customer can hold onto it. If it includes a
coupon, discount code, QR code, or menu/price list, they’re more likely to hold onto them,
causing them to see your brand more often, or give it to a friend.

4) It’s good for customer experience
Direct mail’s personal touch is a nice addition that helps customers to feel connected with your business when sent out on a monthly basis. They’re part of the group, get regular updates, and feel as if they know what’s going on in your business. It allows you an opportunity to be transparent with your customers and reach out to them in a more personal way. If your customers feel like they can trust you, are personally connected with your company, and are kept in the loop with your brand, they’re more likely to come back.

5) It allows your brand to be more present
Using direct mail in addition to your digital marketing campaign can help to keep you brand in the eyes of the customer and make you seem more present when done monthly. In the same way that social media marketing shows that your company is present, direct mail shows your customers and potential customers that your business is caring and active.

Direct mail can make all the difference in your business’s marketing strategy. Many business owners make the mistake of thinking that this type of marketing is dead, given all the digital marketing options available, but the reality is it’s very much alive and can be the best addition to your digital marketing strategy available. Start your direct mail strategy today and keep it up monthly to truly reap its benefits.

Paul Miller

paul@parkingtoday.com

Coord, UPS: It’s Time to Step Up our Curbs

April 15, 2019

 

 

 

It’s Time to Step Up our Curbs

By Thomas Madrecki, Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

 

 

 

When it comes to designing safer, less congested and more livable streets, there are two experiences I wish I could share with any transportation planner, engineering consultant or local leader:

 

First, what it’s like to be a cyclist and a pedestrian – in their city, and then in Copenhagen.

 

And second, what it’s like to deliver for a company like UPS.

 

In both cases, I think that experience would make a deep impression. As a cyclist myself, I frequently remark that viewing the transportation environment as a cyclist distinctly changes your point of view on things. It’s a shift in perspective that forces you to confront what works and what doesn’t – sometimes even to the point of peril / potential harm as you navigate from Point A to Point B.

 

Delivering for UPS or other logistics companies would have the same kind of impact. Funnily enough, I’ve done that too, because everyone at UPS Public Affairs has to drive a truck at some point in their career. But for me, as transportation policy advocate and curb management wonk (how many of us are there?), it also brought many issues into immediate clarity.

 

As a UPS driver, your job is to deliver the packages on your truck to their intended recipients. Sure, there are other aspects and nuances as a service provider, but really, it’s straightforward. You start with a full truck each morning and you don’t go home until the truck is empty.

 

Just like cyclists and pedestrians, UPS drivers notice things, too. Generally speaking, you drive in the same neighborhood every day, and you start to know the roads, buildings and people like the back of your hand. You need to, because time is of the essence.

 

What do you know about roads, buildings and people?

 

You know that there’s limited parking, everywhere you go – and that frequently, because of e-commerce, you’re not just going to places with clearly marked loading zones.

 

 

You know that what you do inside a building has a distinct impact on how long that delivery takes – which in turn means how long your truck is parked outside.

 

And you know that 1) People order all sorts of crazy things – in increasing quantities and that 2) You need to take every precaution to stay safe.

 

I mention these three insights because although they might seem like common sense to anyone who has driven a commercial vehicle, they often aren’t present in how transportation planning professionals think about street design and curbside regulation.

 

To their credit, this is partially a new development, accelerated by e-commerce growth and the rapid rise of home delivery expectations. More packages than ever before need to be delivered, and those packages are less consolidated to single addresses than ever before, too. And because of demand, there are also more trucks on the road, competing for the same limited pool of legal parking spots.

 

Put differently, demand for curbside space is changing at an unprecedented clip. E-commerce is not that different than the rise in transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft; both trends create a curb demand that’s radically different than a personal vehicle parking space.

 

If that’s the case, anyone who wants to limit double parking, lane blockages, parking in the bike lane, and other less-than-desirable behaviors would do well to revisit the curb and understand how it disproportionately impacts the transportation network. If we solve curb issues, we start to solve congestion and quality of life issues.

 

One groundbreaking idea in this regard is the concept of a “flex zone.” Basically, you’d take away a bunch of personal vehicle parking spots and replace them with a curbside that can be occupied on a rotating, potentially regulated / managed basis. Washington DC DOT recently conducted a similar curb management pilot for late-night passenger pick-up and drop-off in a popular bar and entertainment neighborhood, and the results have been promising.

 

In a flex zone, transportation network companies, e-commerce delivery, food and beverage distribution, plumbing and electrical repair services and more all make the cut – and the idea is you can keep traffic moving and better provide for necessary curbside demands. At the same time, cities could make strides toward greater inclusion of active and shared mobility streams at the curb and sidewalk level, incorporating design and regulatory changes to facilitate bike-share, scooters, and whatever’s next – including eventual autonomous vehicle pick-up and drop-off.

 

Other solutions may be less progressive, but similarly impactful. Consider:

 

Many municipalities drop requirements for off-street or curbside loading areas due to pressure from the development community seeking exemptions to existing ordinances

 

Only a small handful of American cities still have a functioning network of alleys, which further support off-street loading and unloading.

 

How and why loading zones are allocated varies by city – in Chicago, for example, they were historically requested by a local business nearby. But wouldn’t it make more sense for loading zones to be allocated based on actual demand?

 

In Washington DC, a curb study found that the District possesses 1 loading zone for every 520 personal vehicle spots. Do our curbs reflect our cities’ stated transportation priorities? We need to raise the profile of other uses – for 1) shared mobility; 2) urban goods movement; and 3) ensuring the safety of all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Let’s talk enforcement – and right away, I’ll admit that UPS pays its fair share in parking tickets. But if actual behavior change is desired, and not just an ongoing municipal revenue stream, then enforcement needs to be consistent, equitable and robust. This was an issue with New York’s “Clear Curbs” pilot launched early last year. The intention to limit curb use on congested avenues maybe made theoretically, but if only a single United States Postal Service truck parks at the curb regardless – and can’t be ticketed or towed – then you still have an entire lane blocked to traffic.

 

For its part, UPS is also looking for ways to collaborate with cities and local leaders on how to better manage curbside issues and limit congestion and our environmental impact as the number of e-commerce deliveries rise. That’s why we’ve launched more than 30 cycle logistic pilot projects all around the world, using our innovative e-assist cargo bikes to deliver in the last mile (link).

 

We’ve also explored data-sharing partnerships through academic institutions (link) and innovation incubators (link) to help better understand what drives congestion and how to best address that challenge. And far away from the latest techno-wizardry, UPS has long been a proponent of good old-fashioned driver safety (link), a commitment that’s a fundamental part of our DNA and also reflected in initiatives like the UPS Road Code (link) and The Global Road Safety Initiative (link).

 

Critically, it’s important to understand that there’s no silver bullet solution to curbside management or congestion issues, apart from continued collaboration. And as last-mile delivery solutions change – from e-cargo bikes to robot dogs (link) to the cutest burrito burro you’ve ever seen (link), that level of collaboration will need to be even greater, because each solution requires new considerations about land use, right of way, staging areas, and generally how things are signed, coded and regulated.

 

Managing the curb probably isn’t the sexiest transportation topic on the planet, but its ripple effect on other aspects of how people and goods get around is enormous. Cities are at the cusp of a whole-scale mobility revolution, with e-commerce and transportation network companies as just the tip of the iceberg. Working together to deliver better curb solutions is the first step in improving quality of life in the places we call home.

www.coord.co/post/time-to-step-up-our-curbs

LAZ Parking Implements Successful Transition of Parking Services Management at the World’s Largest Medical City  Texas Medical Center

April 12, 2019

 

 

LAZ Parking Implements Successful Transition of Parking Services Management at the World’s Largest Medical City Texas Medical Center

 

 

 

 

Hartford CT/ April 11, 2019– LAZ Parking has successfully implemented its long-term parking management services contract with Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. In a transition process which started in the Spring of 2018, LAZ Parking is operating all of the center’s owned and leased parking facilities, which includes 30,000 parking spaces spread over 19 garages and 20 surface lots.

 

 

 

Texas Medical Center, located on a 2.1-square-mile campus south of downtown Houston, houses hospitals, research facilities, academic institutions, nursing programs, pharmacy schools and a dental school.

 

“We are honored to be the chosen parking provider for Texas Medical Center and improve the parking experience of their patients, visitors and employees,” stated Alan Lazowski, Chairman and CEO of LAZ Parking. “Being the first and last contact for people visiting the center is a huge responsibility that the LAZ team takes very seriously, and we will remain committed to bringing best-in-class customer service to all who use the parking system.

 

With decades of experience at over 50 healthcare clients nationwide, LAZ brings its unique knowledge and expertise to deliver specialized services to Texas Medical Center. Value-based thinking, process-driven programs and analytics back up LAZ’s culture of compassionate care.

 

“For patients who come to the Texas Medical Center seeking world-class care, it was importantfor us to partner with providers that share our vision for innovative solutions to help solve our parking and mobility needs,” said Shawn W. Cloonan, chief operating officer of Texas Medical Center. “That’s exactly why we chose LAZ Parking to modernize our facilities to ensure the best experience for our patients, visitors and employees.”

 

LAZ Parking is providing Texas Medical Center with streamlined, user-friendly parking using real-time data provided by their technological partner FlashParking. FlashParking’s operations team has deployed various new technological updates to the Texas Medical Center parking facilities, making it quicker and easier for employees and visitors to park.

 

 

About LAZ Parking

LAZ Parking, founded in Hartford, CT in 1981, is one of the largest and fastest growing parking companies in the United States, operating over a million parking spaces across the country in 3,000 locations. With over 38 years of experience providing parking management and transportation and mobility services, LAZ works seamlessly across a variety of segments including hospitality and valet, office buildings, medical, airport and transportation, campus, government and municipal, retail, events, residential building and shuttle services. Additional information can be found at www.lazparking.com.

 

 

About Texas Medical Center

Texas Medical Center(TMC) is the largest medical city in the world. The medical center campus is comprised of more than 1,400 acres, and houses 21 hospitals, four medical schools, six nursing schools, and more than 100,000 medical professionals dedicated to advancing clinical care for over 10 million patients each year.  For more information, please visit www.tmc.edu.

 

About FlashParking

FlashParking is a leader in parking and mobility solutions that address some of the most complex transportation problems facing urban societies. FlashParking’s rapid growth is driven by a future-ready philosophy that manifests itself in a smart ecosystem of solutions, products, and integrations that work together to improve mobility. With over 1,000 deployments on its cloud-based network, FlashParking’s powerful real-time data services provide efficient, secure transactions and business intelligence for organizations of all sizes and industry spectrums.

AppyParking works with Local Authorities to unlock the kerbside in preparation for a robo-taxi future

April 12, 2019

 

 

 

AppyParking works with Local Authorities to unlock the kerbside in preparation for a robo-taxi future

 

 

 

  • Ground-breaking solution ideally placed to enable rapid digitisation of the UK’s kerbside restriction data, unlocking greater opportunity for mobility-as-a-service innovation

  • Innovative project has involved the participation of three local authority partners, Cambridgeshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Milton Keynes Council, in user research, process workshops and feedback from hands-on testing

  • Empowering local authorities to manage Traffic Regulation Orders digitally is essential to deliver the Department for Transport Future of Mobility (FoM) objective of access to standardised kerbside data

 

 

LONDON, UK : AppyParking, the kerbside management and smart parking technology firm, has confirmed their next generation Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) management solution, developed in partnership with three local authorities as part of an Innovate UK funded initiative, is being used in a live environment as the project progresses to real-world testing.

 

Cambridgeshire County Council, Coventry City Council and Milton Keynes Council have collaborated with product developers at AppyParking over the past nine months to create a kerbside mapping and management software tool known as AppyMapper. The project has uncovered significant opportunities to both relieve the pain endured by Local Authority officers that manage TROs and deliver substantial operational efficiencies. Early feedback is suggesting the solution is already reducing time to edit and change TROs with significant savings compared to existing software solutions.

 

Sunil Budhdeo of Coventry City Council said, “We have identified real savings in the time is takes to upload and edit data in our zone-based parking approach.  Work which used to take several weeks is now done in a few hours.  This will allow us to be more flexible in the future and support our mobility projects.”

 

The work fully supports the Department for Transport’s discovery work in digitising TROs and also works with the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS).  Darren Capes of the DfT said, “People forget open data doesn’t just happen and needs updating and maintaining in line with policy and land changes.”

 

David Lines, Highways Engineer at Cambridgeshire County Council agrees, “We’ve been involved in this project to help support the innovative ideas we’re already deploying in Cambridgeshire, that all rely on high-quality digital TRO data.”

 

“The Smart Cambridge programme has been looking at how digitised TRO data can support future mobility such as autonomous vehicles and smart parking, so this is an important requirement for future parking management and we’re pleased to be helping make sure the service meets our needs.”

 

Steve Hayes of Milton Keynes Council says, “UK local authorities are the gatekeepers of parking, aligning it to local policies as new innovations emerge.  If we want the benefits of mobility innovation to be felt across the UK – something the FoM Strategy requires – we need the tools to support our parking teams.”

 

Karla Jakeman of Innovate UK added, “This idea enables a vision for smarter parking for UK local authorities, future proofing them for connected transport and mobility as a service.  Digital TROs are a core need for other projects Innovate UK is supporting and we are delighted to help bring this innovation to the market.”

 

Dan Hubert, Founder and CEO of AppyParking, summarises “This really has been a collaborative effort – Innovate UK funded three very different local authorities to work with us to develop our product.  We’ve been able to listen to the current protracted paper based process of TRO management and mutually create a digitised solution that we can offer to other authorities very soon. Without Innovate UK support we wouldn’t have been able to invest in this ground-breaking development and gain the customer insight so vital to making a step change in kerbside management.”

 

The development of the solution is timely, with momentum continuing to build behind the standardisation of digital TROs in the UK, with the Department for Transport highlighting their important role in realising the objectives laid out in the ‘Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy’ report.  Dan Hubert added,

 

“The foundation of any intelligent transport solution that needs to interact with the kerb, be that the shared mobility services of today or robo-taxis of the future, has to be an accurate understanding of how to be compliant: is parking permitted, for how long, how much does it cost?  Open access to accurate and standardised kerbside restriction data is essential if the UK is to fulfil its potential of becoming a world-leader in intelligent mobility and with our platform, we’re excited that we can empower local authorities to truly be in the driver’s seat on that journey.”

 

 

For more information, interview requests and/or quotes please contact:

 

AppyParking

Garry Thornton, garry@appyparking.com– +44(0)7432 633374

Georgia Tomkins, georgia.tomkins@appyparking.com– +44(0)7787 951199

 

  1. Department for Transport’s ‘Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-mobility-urban-strategy

 

About AppyParking

AppyParking is on a mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience. We understand how fragmented infrastructures and stand-alone solutions cause stress and hassle for the most mundane of daily tasks, like finding and paying for a parking space. We know there’s a better way of doing things and so we’re building innovative and future-ready solutions from the bottom up, to improve the way parking is accessed and managed.

We work collaboratively with local councils to understand the challenges they face and help them better manage traffic and the kerbside, enforce Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) and modernise their infrastructure. All the while taking the stress out of parking for their residents and laying the foundations for autonomous and electric mobility in cities.

Our kerbside management platform, or ‘air traffic control’ for cities, is the first web-based platform to consolidate parking and traffic management requirements into one easy-to-use system. It provides councils with:

  • A modular system configured to their needs
  • End-to-end, digital management of TRO/TMOs
  • Standardised data ready for intelligent mobility applications

Our award-winning mobile app enables users to save time, money and hassle when parking in over 50 UK towns and cities by providing the most comprehensive source of on and off-street parking information.

For more information, visit appyparking.com

Amano McGann: Symphony Analytics: Essentials & Power. A new way to optimize your PARCS

April 11, 2019

 

 

 

 

Amano McGann: Symphony Analytics: Essentials & Power

A new way to optimize your PARCS

 

 

 

April 11, 2019 – Roseville, Minnesota – Amano McGann, a leader in the parking industry, is pleased to introduce Symphony Analytics Essentials and Symphony Analytics Power. These Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions deliver dynamic insight into customers’ parking operations, from any device, anywhere, anytime.

 

Users interface with Essentials and Power via smartphones, tablets, and/or web browsers and streaming data provides near-real-time insights which facilitate informed business decisions.

 

With device-agnostic, multi-tenancy capability, owners and operators can interact with their data from off-street, on-street, valet and other systems, all in one place. Symphony Analytics Essentials delivers an enhanced user experience with easy to use charts and reports that illustrate key metrics. Essentials’ consolidated dashboards and reports provide the ability to filter and concentrate information to get relevant data views.

 

Symphony Analytics Power expands upon the features and functionality of Essentials. Harnessing Power BI, Power gives you the tools to isolate important data to see a snapshot of how your operation is trending against your budget and other key performance indicators. The program generates intuitive, interactive visualizations of your data to provide complete visibility of current and historical data with filters for daily, weekly, yearly, and custom period views.

 

“With the right information at the right time, which is always right now, owners and operators can make informed decisions about their operations to increase their facility’s profitability,” said Amano McGann Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Bryan Blackwell. Symphony Analytics Essentials and Symphony Analytics Power are now available from Amano McGann. Call 612-524-6224 to be connected with an Amano McGann Representative near you.

 

About Amano McGann

Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an Authorized Distribution Network and provides a level of service and experience unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit www.amanomcgann.com.

U.S. Department of Energy Selects WAVE Drayage Electrification Project with Groundbreaking Wireless Inductive Charger to Support Battery Electric Drayage Trucks

April 11, 2019

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Energy Selects WAVE Drayage Electrification Project with Groundbreaking Wireless Inductive Charger to Support Battery Electric Drayage Trucks

 

 

 

Salt Lake City, UT– Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) is proud to announce the selection of its “High-Power Extreme Fast Charging Development and Deployment for Electric Drayage Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles” and $8.4M project award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging Funding Opportunity.

 

 

 

WAVE will partner with Cummins Inc., Schneider Electric, Utah State University and Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI) to develop, deploy and demonstrate a first-of-its-kind 500kW “XMEG” wireless inductive charger to support zero-emission (ZE) battery electric drayage trucks.  The solution leverages USU technology for a direct Medium Voltage grid connection to greatly reduce cost, size and complexity of installed XMEG systems.

 

“This is a critical technology because battery electric commercial vehicles will play an important role in improving air quality in cities and ports, but charging infrastructure can be a barrier to their adoption,” said Michael Masquelier, WAVE’s Chief Executive Officer. “WAVE looks forward to a fruitful partnership with DOE and we are proud to help make zero-emission freight truck operations a reality.”

 

WAVE technology transfers power through the air, from an embedded charging pad placed in the pavement to a receiving pad mounted on the vehicle’s undercarriage, reducing the amount of on-board storage needed to operate. The innovative WAVE extreme fast charger will allow TTSI’s ZE drayage trucks to charge during normal cargo loading and unloading stops. Combined with the groundbreaking improvements enabling extreme fast charge, this “top-off” charge capability will significantly extend the uptime of the trucks, eliminating battery range concerns and enabling them to complete the rigorous duty cycles associated with around-the-clock freight operations.

 

Utah-based WAVE will deploy and field test the system this year and next. The new system will be installed at TTSI at the Port of Los Angeles. Victor La Rosa, CEO & Founder of TTSI noted, “This is an important step in TTSI’s innovative push to reduce emissions throughout its terminal operations. Data gathered from this project will provide critical insights not only to TTSI but also to the port and freight sectors at large. The model that we are building will form a blueprint that any port operator looking to significantly reduce emissions can follow.”

 

This project will showcase the technologies enabling the zero-emission future of port functions. Cummins is integrating an electric powertrain that will successfully meet the operational needs of this demanding application at the Port of Los Angeles.

 

“We are pleased to work with these partners and develop our experience with extreme wireless fast charging, a key technology to enable broader adoption of electric powertrains,” said Wayne Eckerle, Vice President of Research and Technology at Cummins.“Our goal is to bring multiple clean power solutions to markets to help improve the environment while powering our customers’ success.”

 

About WAVE

 

WAVE is a technology company focused on creating practical and economical solutions for the transit and off-road industrial electric vehicle markets worldwide. WAVE is the premiere developer of inductive charging solutions for medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the United States, with numerous commercial deployments across the country.WAVE’s wireless power transfer technology is the world’s most powerful and efficient single pad wireless charging system ever deployed for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. For more information on WAVE, please visit http://www.waveipt.com/.

 

About Cummins

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 62,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and over 7,600 dealer locations and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $23.8 billion in 2018. See how Cummins is powering a world that’s Always On by accessing news releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cumminsand on YouTube at www.youtube.com/cumminsinc.

 

About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. Schneider provides integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. Schneider believes that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that its commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. www.schneider-electric.com

 

About TTSI

TTSI, a mid-sized American company, is one of the largest delivery carriers in Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach – one of the busiest seaports in the world.

Headquartered in Rancho Dominguez, CA, TTSI is a progressive, asset-based logistics provider with distinct expertise in distributing imports within the US and Canada. With a strong central leadership, TTSI is able to offer agile distribution solutions and a variety of transportation option for the simplest delivery to the most complex supply networks. Our strengths lie in solving situations before they become problems and adjusting services to meet client’s specific requirements.

TTSI’s Executive Management Team has developed a highly successful, comprehensive business model while focusing on two goals – Staying a Step Ahead and Leaving Small Footprints.

 

SKIDATA Announces Successful Deployment of ParkMobile Integration for City of Minneapolis

April 10, 2019

 

 

 

SKIDATA Announces Successful Deployment of ParkMobile Integration for City of Minneapolis. 

 

 

 

New Brunswick, NJ April 10th, 2019 SKIDATA Partners with ParkMobile to Provide Mobile Payment for Parking in Minneapolis 

 

 

Longtime, anchor customer – City of Minneapolis along with operator ABM have recently provided the power of mobile payment for their thousands of daily parkers and visitors. SKIDATA deployed the MPLS Parking app powered by ParkMobile to provide this convenience for both the parker and the city at 11 of the 16 municipal garages installed by SKIDATA. 

Dan Stublaski, Senior Manager, Midwest – SKIDATA, shared additional insight into this process, “The ParkMobile interface provides a best in breed experience by allowing the customer to scan their parking ticket with their ParkMobile app at any time prior to leaving the garage. The payment is applied once they insert their ticket at the exit thus allowing for faster throughput.” 

Dan continued, “The City of Minneapolis and ABM are continually looking to improve the customer experience and reduce friction in the parking transaction. Our patented cloud-based validation solution, sweb.Validate, provides a better experience for both the operator and the end user.” 

 The City of Minneapolis has been a SKIDATA customer for over 15 years and has grown the scope and functionality of their massive parking operation to over 200 lanes of equipment at 16 parking garages. Operated by ABM, the parking system has gone through recent upgrades and is in the process of increasing their modern functionality with the SKIDATA web based tools – sweb services. 

The ParkMobile interface provides for convenient and advanced functionality to simplify the experience for parkers throughout the city of Minneapolis. Additional features of the system allow for an LPR solution where the exit gate automatically vends allowing exit once the paid-plate is read. 

“We are very excited to expand our relationship with SKIDATA in the City of Minneapolis,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We currently have over 300,000 users in the market and now those people will have more smart parking options around the city.” 

SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trend setting solutions. We are ready to help our customers to unlock the power of SKIDATA. 

 

About SKIDATA 

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

 

About ParkMobile 

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3,000 locations across the country, including 7 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, Entrepreneur 360 and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list. Additionally, the company won 2018 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter. 

Contact: Matthew Gooley From: SKIDATA, Inc. 

Email: Matt.Gooley@Skidata.com 

Website: www.SKIDATA.com 

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