Integrated Technical Systems, Inc Acquires Richard N. Best Associates, Inc.

May 16, 2023

Integrated Technical Systems, Inc Acquires Richard N. Best Associates, Inc.





Integrated Technical Systems, Inc. (ITS) is proud to announce that Richard N. Best Associates, Inc. (RNB) has joined the ITS family. With over 50 years in business, ITS is a leader in integrated electronic and computerized access, parking, security and control systems and related technologies, emerging as the largest systems integrator of its type. The ITS team continues to develop and grow, ensuring that it will remain at thetechnological peak of system-integration in the future.


RNB, located in Fairless Hills, PA, was founded on the principles of excellence, vision, teamwork and unbiased insight that have been held for over 50 years in its growth and development. Founded in 1972 by Richard N. Best, P.E., a professional engineer, developed the first true-presence vehicle loop detector, a concept thatstill is in use today.


RNB continues to apply its founding principles and strengths as it supports various product lines, and providestechnical expertise within its market. RNB represents an expanding list of companies and product lines and continues to advance as a leader in systems integration and innovation for the parking and access controlindustry.


The ITS/RNB Team Core Values:


  • Market and client driven
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Collective ownership together with individual accountability to achieve highest standards
  • Parking domain knowledge is core
  • Work safely and with respect to environment
  • Integrity
  • Customer Satisfaction TheITS/RNB Competences:
  • Industry(s) knowledge & consultancy sales
  • Project management
  • Assembly
  • Installation
  • Training
  • Site management
  • Service
  • Maintenance & Repair

ITS, with offices in CT, MA, MD, NJ and PA, will continue to advise/consult, sell, supply, service and support various products within the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and surrounding Regions.

The company is a leader in the sales, integration, and service of Gated Parking Revenue Control, Multi and Single Space meters, Parking Management & Enforcement Systems, Access Control, Building Security and Fire Alarm and Detection Systems. ITS supplies, installs and services systems to monitor and manage customer operations and facilities, as well as developing and providing software related solutions. ITS also offers evaluations of existing operations to determine the most effective system for increasing parking revenue or enhancing access control, security and/or safety of an operation.

The primary mission at ITS is to be the Market Leader by providing high-quality products, technical expertise, exceptional customer support and responsive service at every level. 



Integrated Technical Systems, Inc. 8 Capital Drive

Wallingford, CT 06492

T: (203) 265-8100


Richard N. Best Associates, Inc. 300 N.Oxford Valley Road Fairless Hills, PA 19030

T: (215) 945-9240 Office


ABM Announces Plan to Build First-of-its-Kind EV Ecosystem Hub

May 11, 2023



ABM Announces Plan to Build First-of-its-Kind EV Ecosystem Hub


ATLANTA, May 11, 2023 – ABM (NYSE: ABM), one of the nation’s largest providers of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, has announced its plan to centralize its eMobility, resiliency, and electrical infrastructure operations, services and training through an expanded multiuse facility. Officially named the ABM Electrification Center, the new facility will be co-located in Cumming, GA, with the existing operations center of ABM’s RavenVolt, a leader in advanced turn-key microgrid systems and technologies.

Supporting a multitude of industries, ABM, which has installed close to 30,000 EV charging stations to date, serves as a single-source solution provider across the entire EV ecosystem, offering comprehensive engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services, and is one of the nation’s largest installers of EV charging stations. To build upon this strong positioning, the planned Electrification Center will further fortify ABM as a leader in electrification infrastructure turn-key solutions. The more than 114,000 sq. ft. facility is designed to house multiple solutions serving the eMobility, power resiliency and electrification sectors, while also creating new jobs for the Atlanta area focused on these rapidly growing industries.

Key features of the ABM Electrification Center will include:

  • A first-of-its-kind industry-leading on-site training and demonstration facility for ABM and its partners.
  • Warehouse space to increase availability of EV, microgrid, and electrical infrastructure equipment and supplies.
  • A technology hub for testing and developing innovative solutions across EV Infrastructure, Microgrids, Parking, and Power Systems.

With 43,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to hosting dozens of operational EV chargers, the expanded facility provides automakers, bus, semi-truck manufacturers, and other clients with the capacity to test interoperability on new vehicle products, as well as a variety of original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) EV models. The site will also store EV chargers, critical components, and key pieces of equipment such as switchgear, ensuring quick-turn accessibility for ABM partners and customers. Additionally, the facility will provide industry-leading on-site training for EV charger and microgrid maintenance across all levels of expertise, giving ABM trainees, partners, and clients the opportunity to access the most popular chargers currently in use for in-depth, real-world, hands-on training.

“As the country continues to embrace vehicle electrification at unprecedented rates, it’s critical for companies to establish the necessary infrastructure and interoperability of new technologies to support this growth,” said Scott Salmirs, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABM. “Our investment in ABM’s new state-of-the-art Electrification Center is a reflection of our commitment to help future-proof the eMobility and EV landscape across industries and is a critical component of our strategy to build leading positions in high growth adjacent markets where we can leverage our strong client relationships.”

Rene Jacobsen, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, ABM added, “Our clients are facing this growing demand for EV service while navigating an explosion in emerging technology and options, coupled with supply chain and manufacturing demands which all can complicate EV decision making. This first-of-its-kind Electrification Center further strengthens and fortifies our position as a national leader in forward-looking facility solutions and bolsters our goal of providing new and sustainable career opportunities geared toward the economy of tomorrow.”

The ABM Electrification Center’s co-location with ABM’s RavenVolt campus will centralize all the Company’s electrification services to meet the emerging needs in eMobility, parking, power, and more. This includes delivering the microgrid technology many companies rely upon to power their EV charging station networks and optimize on-site energy capabilities. Also, as one of the country’s largest parking and transportation management service providers, ABM will supply customers and partners with insights and support surrounding the deployment of parking operation best practices and maintenance needed to maintain a healthy infrastructure.

“Our expertise uniquely situates ABM at the epicenter of the EV ecosystem and allows us to not only provide the physical infrastructure needed for the future of transportation, but also enhance the experience of all those who are currently leveraging it,” said Mark Hawkinson, President of Technical Solutions, ABM. “Paired with ABM’s leadership in multiple facets of the electrification process and facility operations, we are ensuring the successful transition to electric vehicles and informed adoption of new energy innovations for our clients. The ABM Electrification Center will help our partners navigate this EV evolution and enable us to provide seamless service with up-to-the-minute knowledge for our clients from the initial planning period and throughout implementation and maintenance.”

The site will also provide multiple electric vehicle chargers in ABM’s lot for immediate use, including a variety of EV chargers powered by a solar canopy for increased sustainability. Construction is slated to begin in July.

For more information on ABM’s services and solutions, please visit

About ABM

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of facility services and solutions. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services and forward-looking performance solutions that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM’s comprehensive services include janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical and lighting, energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, HVAC and mechanical, landscape and turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM serves a wide range of industries – from commercial office buildings to universities, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM serves over 20,000 clients, with annualized revenue approaching $8 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and other international locations. For more information, visit


Michael Valentino


May 11, 2023








VANCOUVER, BC CANADA: ZipBy, the popular parking app, announced today the launch of its multi-lingual support feature. In collaboration with EasyPark Canada, the new feature will allow all users to use the app with ease and convenience.

The largest city in British Columbia, Vancouver has a culturally diverse community. It also has the largest Chinese community in Canada. ZipBy now supports these communities. Vancouver is the third largest Chinatown in North America, behind New York and San Francisco and the app will be promoted there and to the wider community.

EasyPark’s CEO Nigel Bullers stated that “this new feature will not only benefit local drivers but also provincial and overseas visitors who will be able to focus on their destination instead of worrying about paying for parking at pay stations, which do not have language support features.   Using Mobiles apps like ZipBy is a more sustainable way to pay for parking, this new feature will enable more people to access mobile payments in their language. “

“This collaboration with EasyPark, reinforces ZipBy’s commitment to providing drivers with the best possible parking experience.” Said Shirley Rodriguez, President of ZipBy.   “We are excited to launch multi languages, which we believe will significantly enhance the experience of our non-English speaking users. Our aim is to make parking as hassle-free and convenient as possible for everyone, regardless of their language. “

The new multi-lingual feature of ZipBy currently supports several languages, including Simplified and Traditional Chinese, English, French, Vietnamese, German, and Spanish, , with more languages to be added soon. “Making the ZipBy app easy and frictionless is at the core of our design efforts” said John Cowley Vice President of sales at ZipBy.  “The app will automatically default to the language selected on the user’s phone, making it even more convenient for non-English speakers to use the app, without the need to apply settings or configure anything.”

The new feature is now available to all users globally by updating the app to the latest version.

About ZipBy:

ZipBy is the only parking technology globally that offers a combination of On Street, Off Street and Surface Lot parking, all in one mobile app. The ZipBy app becomes the parking meter. ZipBy is head quartered in Sydney, Australia with offices in the USA and Canada. For more information, please visit


About EasyPark:

Formed in 1947, EasyPark is dedicated to making parking easy. The company redesigns and reinvents parking services for clients such as public-sector organizations, including the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board, and some of Vancouver’s largest property management companies, including Cadillac Fairview and Bentall Green Oak. For more information, please visit

Please direct any media inquiries to Shirley Rodriguez:

Transition in leadership heralds a new chapter for WPS US: Michael Lapidus, Executive President WPS

May 08, 2023




Transition in leadership heralds a new chapter for WPS US

Michael Lapidus, Executive President WPS



Eldbersburg, MD – WPS US, a leading provider of parking management solutions, announced today that its President, Ira Powers, will be stepping down from his position for personal reasons. While the company is saddened by his departure, they fully support his decision and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Effective May 1, 2023, the leadership of WPS US will be transferred to the current Executive Vice President, Michael Lapidus. Michael has been an essential member of the organization for several years, holding various leadership roles both within the company and throughout the industry.

In his new role as President of WPS US, Michael will bring his extensive experience and knowledge of the parking industry to continue the company’s success. Michael has always prioritized values that benefit and empower customers and partners, making him an ideal candidate to lead the organization.

Erik Stronk, CEO at WPS: “We are excited about Michael leading WPS US as our President. We believe that his innovative ideas, strategic vision, and strong business acumen will continue to grow and improve WPS US in the years to come. With his leadership, we are confident that we will continue to thrive as an organization.’’

Michael Lapidus, President at WPS US: ‘’ Over the past three years, WPS has proven to be an exceptional workplace, and I am thrilled to embark on a new role within the organization. It is an honor to be part of such an amazing company and look forward to experiencing the new heights

WPS US can reach with my team as I grow into this new position. As a unified team, WPS US is dedicated to enhancing our products and services to meet our customers’ evolving demands. With my leadership abilities and our team’s talents and commitment, I am confident that we will realize the company’s long-term vision and continue to provide our clients with reliable, cutting-edge parking solutions designed for today’s connected world and beyond. I am grateful to WPS for this tremendous opportunity and look forward to this next chapter in my professional journey.’’

The company would like to take this opportunity to thank Ira Powers for his significant contributions to WPS and the industry. WPS US wishes him much success in all his future endeavors.

Please join WPS US in congratulating Michael Lapidus on his new role and supporting him as he leads the organization in this exciting new chapter.

About WPS Group:

Since its establishment in 1985, WPS Parking Solutions has grown from a local Dutch provider of parking systems into one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based automated parking solutions. WPS’ mission is to create smart, reliable and future-proof parking solutions that are designed for today’s and tomorrow’s connected world.

Parker Technology Unveils New Branding to Reflect its Evolution as a Tech-Led Services Company

May 08, 2023




Parker Technology Unveils New Branding to Reflect its Evolution as a Tech-Led Services Company



Indianapolis, IN – May 8th, 2023: Parker Technology unveiled a new brand campaign last quarter, as a reflection of the company’s transformation over the last several years to a technology-led services company, reliant on both people and technology to deliver an excellent customer experience. Parker will continue investing in its high-quality service and will continue driving innovation into its software platform, all to be more valuable to its customers and to bridge the gap between parkers and parking automation when there is confusion or issues arise. Parker’s new look and feel are representative of its commitment to innovation and vision of being the industry’s customer experience solution of choice.


Following the re-launch of its software platform (Delta) in 2020, Parker Technology shifted its focus from solely providing intercom call center service, to licensing its software platform to other parking call centers that needed a workflow management platform, as well as, providing hybrid service for parking operators who wanted to answer their own calls part-time and roll-over calls to Parker’s customer care center part-time. Additionally, because of the enhancements provided with the re-launch of Delta, Parker has released several new innovations: API integrations with FLASH, TIBA, Ocra and Amano ONE, a suite of mobile products (Mobile Queue and Mobile Endpoint) and Translation and Text-to-Pay feature functionality.


“The past several years at Parker Technology have been really exciting. We’ve experienced tremendous growth, made significant enhancements to our software platform, and made a name for ourselves in the parking industry. An integral part of our company’s DNA is to continue evolving how we provide value for our customers, work with partners and position ourselves in the industry. With several big technological innovations on the horizon, it seemed like the perfect time to implement this brand refresh,” said Heidi Barber, VP of Marketing at Parker Technology.


The brand refresh was officially released at Parking Industry Expo the week of March 27th and has since been incorporated into all aspects of Parker Technology’s marketing strategy.


Elements of Parker Technology’s brand refresh include:


  • New Logo: As one of the most recognizable and representative elements of the brand, it was long-overdue for Parker’s logo to get a refresh. The new logo features a subtle “P” and “T.” This not only depicts Parker Technology, but it also represents the fusion of both people + technology as integral parts of the Parker Technology solution.


  • New Brand Colors: In addition to the logo, the colors have been altered slightly, with the shift from the bright sky-blue accent to a more muted grey-blue, depicting maturity and trust. Additionally, orange is no longer part of the color-palette. Instead, neutrals (white and dark grey) are used to evoke quality, neutrality, and authenticity.


  • New Domain: To mitigate any confusion around the company’s identity, the website domain has also changed to match the company’s name:


  • New Mission Statement: To optimize customer experience and revenue for our clients, and their customers, by providing a workflow platform and outsourced exception handling to manage operations more efficiently.



Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently, according to tailored facility business rules. Parker helps its clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks and providing data and insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at



PR Contact: Anja Reese


WPS Parking Solutions has been acquired by CERTINA GROUP to further drive innovation and growth in parking management

May 05, 2023



WPS Parking Solutions has been acquired by CERTINA GROUP to further drive innovation and growth in parking management



From left to right: Hendrik Pot, CFO at WPS, Giovanni Santamaria, Managing Partner at Certina, Erik Stronk, CEO at WPS



WPS Parking Solutions, specialists in innovative cloud-based parking management solutions has been acquired by Munich-based family-run industrial holding company CERTINA GROUP. With over 25 years of experience in building and reshaping companies, CERTINA will further invest in WPS, its solutions, customers and employees to drive innovation and growth within the parking industry.

The sale of WPS Parking Solutions to CERTINA will result in the separation of the current WPS organization. WPS North, including WPS Belgium, WPS Parking Systems (NL), WPS Canada, WPS UK, WPS US, and WPS Holding, will now be part of CERTINA’s portfolio of companies. WPS North will continue to operate as an individual company under CERTINA.

WPS Brazil, as an independent company within the WPS family, will not be sold. The current shareholders, local management and Egeria, will continue WPS operations in Brazil and South America in its current form.

WPS and CERTINA are committed to ensuring continuity and growth in the parking management solutions industry. The acquisition is an exciting opportunity for WPS to enter the next phase of its development with a new owner who has extensive experience in building and reshaping companies.

Erik Stronk, CEO at WPS Parking Solutions: ‘’We look forward to a bright future that we will realize together with CERTINA. With their investments made according to the principles of sustainability, continuity and corporate responsibility, we find the ideal partner in CERTINA to help us navigate changing market conditions and further invest in our products, employees, and growth. I am confident that this acquisition will accelerate innovation and success for our business and customers.”

Giovanni Santamaria, Managing Partner at CERTINA: “We are excited to welcome WPS Parking Solutions to the CERTINA family of companies. With our extensive experience in building and reshaping businesses, we look forward to investing in WPS, its solutions, customers and employees. As a family-owned industrial holding company with a focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility, we look forward to collaborating with WPS management and employees, and we have confidence that the acquisition will expedite the success of both WPS and CERTINA.

About WPS Group:

Since its establishment in 1985, WPS Parking Solutions has grown from a local Dutch provider of parking systems into one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based automated parking solutions. WPS’ mission is to create smart, reliable and future-proof parking solutions that are designed for today’s and tomorrow’s connected world.


CERTINA is a family-run industrial holding company, founded, built up and represented by the exceptional businessman Dr. Hans Wehrmann. They look back on more than 25 years of investment experience with over 65 successful transactions in various industries. The group currently comprises 20 companies in five industries and generates sales of more than EUR 750 million with over 3,000 employees. Since their foundation, they have invested according to the principles of sustainability, continuity and corporate responsibility. They create long-term value for generations in the interests of employees and society. Some companies have been part of their portfolio for over 20 years.


Brendan S. Jones Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging

May 04, 2023

Brendan S. Jones Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging



Long time industry executive tapped to lead the innovative electric vehicle charging
company and drive growth globally, expanding Blink’s reach and visibility



MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 3, 2023  — The Board of Directors of Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer, owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced that Brendan S. Jones has been promoted to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Blink Charging. Michael D. Farkas will continue to serve on the board. Mr. Jones joined Blink in April 2020 as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and has been serving as its President since 2021 where he has successfully positioned the organization for future expansion.

Under the leadership and thoughtful direction of Mr. Farkas and Mr. Jones, Blink has restructured its sales and operations, building greater efficiencies while focusing on growing the team to meet the call for a robust EV charging infrastructure around the world. During Mr. Jones’ tenure as COO and President, the Company has grown from 42 employees to over 625, with plans to continue growing as EV adoption and infrastructure demand accelerates. Mr. Jones has successfully launched new global markets and now boasts operations in 27 countries, with offices and facilities in the United States, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, and India.

Mr. Farkas, the founder of Blink Charging, served as its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman and in other executive management positions since 2009.

Mr. Jones stated, “I’m proud of the incredible team at Blink and all that we have been able to accomplish for our customers, hosts and clients, as well as for our shareholders and employees. As we look at where the industry was and where it is headed, we are all excited at the opportunity that lies ahead and extremely optimistic that we have the right team in place, building on our successes, to not only be a player in the energy transition, but to lead it on the strength of our innovation, experience, and continued leadership development.”

Mr. Jones continued, “We want to provide our sincere thanks to Blink’s founder, Michael Farkas, for his vision in building Blink to be the company it is today. Much has been accomplished under Michael’s leadership and we are deeply grateful for his role. We wish him nothing but success. As we implement our forward moving strategy, we are well positioned to continue and accelerate our growth and significant role in advancing emobility globally, bringing electrification to more markets and more communities than ever before. I take on this role with great confidence in our dedicated and passionate people around the world to build the future of our company.”

Brendan Jones joined Blink in April 2020, following his role as COO at Electrify America, LLC, where he was the very first employee and built the company from a startup into one of the largest, ultrafast EV charging companies in the world.

Prior to Electrify America, Mr. Jones was a Board member and Vice President OEM Strategy and Business Development at EVgo Inc. and helped reposition the company from a single subscriber revenue model to one with multi-million-dollar contracts with automotive OEMs and established the foundational elements for the rapid expansion of Fast Charger infrastructure in the U.S.

Ritsaart van Montfrans, Blink Board Member and the founder of NewMotion, a European leader and pioneer in EV charging, commented, “Brendan Jones is a seasoned and trusted leader in the electric charging industry and is uniquely qualified to lead Blink Charging into the next phase of its growth. Brendan has made great strides in developing a strong and effective team that will meet the needs and demands to build Blink as a global leader in EV charging, offering the most flexible business models in the industry. With his demonstrated abilities to build relationships, grow Blink’s market share and effectively innovate in an expanding industry, we are confident that Brendan will excel as we move into a new chapter for Blink. He is highly respected among his peers, staff and the board members and we look forward to his continued success. The Company’s Board has complete faith and confidence in Brendan’s leadership, and we look forward to his, and the Company’s, success as it continues to provide its best-in-class service and products.”

Before joining Blink, Mr. Jones spent 20 years from April 1994 to March 2014 at Nissan North America, the last six of which were in senior management or director capacities. He was an integral part of the team working on the Nissan’s first electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, which he helped develop into one of the top-selling battery electric vehicles of all time. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts from George Mason University. He has previously served on numerous boards and EV industry committees.

About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed nearly 66,000 charging ports across 27 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner, BlueLA and Envoy. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to half of passenger cars sold in the US by 2030, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. 
For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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ZipBy and Joyce Parking collaborate to launch convenient parking permits to Buffalo, NY

May 04, 2023


ZipBy and Joyce Parking collaborate to launch convenient parking permits to Buffalo, NY





Pompano Beach, FL – ZipBy, a global leader in ticketless technology today announced the launch of parking permits feature at Joyce Parking surface lot at 58 Pearl St, Buffalo, New York.


Drivers can now apply for and purchase a casual or permanent parking permit right inside the ZipBy app. It’s fast and simple to get the JP/ZipBy hangtag and register the plate to park. No invoices needed, no login needed, 100% control by the parker under autopay.  


ZipBy’s development team worked with Joyce Parking for 6 months to integrate this permits feature into the app and backend portal and feedback from parking operator and customers has been applied to this new feature.


ZipBy Permits are suitable for permanent staff and groups of tenants.  Permits can also be used for onsite contractors. Permit settings include duration, rate, grace period, terms and conditions as well as having the ability to attach images and files to the application process.


William Torres, director of parking for Joyce Parking says ‘ZipBy have been great in meeting our needs with permits functionality. Having the ability to create, send and approve monthly, casual and contractor permits makes our staff’s job so much easier. We will be looking at rolling out permits across all of Joyce Parking sites soon. We will continue to find the needs of our parkers to bring a system that works well for the parking market.  


About ZipBy:

ZipBy is the only parking technology globally that offers a combination of On Street, Off Street and Surface Lot parking, all in one mobile app. The ZipBy app becomes the parking meter. ZipBy is head quartered in Sydney, Australia with offices in the USA and Canada. For more information, please visit

About Joyce Parking:

Joyce Parking (JP) is the parking division of Douglas Development Corporation and was created to run parking in-house with the best talent and orientation to higher customer service. JP team lead by William Torres with 29-years of market knowledge is pushing the bar higher with dedication, attention to details and investment on human capital. JP management sees a new opportunity to better service the customers. With current portfolio of more than 10 million leasable square feet and more than 5 million square feet of developable real estate in the pipeline, Douglas Development is well-established as one of the most dominant and successful real estate developers in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Please direct any media inquiries to Shirley Rodriguez:

New Beginnings is Now an Authorized Amano McGann Dealer in Virginia

May 03, 2023




New Beginnings is Now an Authorized Amano McGann Dealer in Virginia




May 3, 2023 – Chesapeake, VA – Amano McGann, Inc., the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is proud to announce that New Beginnings Parking Access Controls, LLC is now an authorized Amano McGann dealer. New Beginnings will provide sales, service, and support for Amano McGann parking solutions in the state of Virginia starting today.

“With the dynamic nature of the parking industry, we are committed to evolving and innovating,” said Jeff Becker, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Amano McGann. “That includes seeking opportunities to partner with providers, like New Beginnings, who walk the talk and exemplify our values of meaningful relationship-building and providing quality, technology-forward PARCS solutions to our clients.”

Christopher Platt, President at New Beginnings, said, “We are proud and extremely excited to partner with Amano McGann to represent their product line in the Virginia market.”

New, existing, and potential Amano McGann clients can reach New Beginnings Parking Access Controls, LLC at the following address and phone number:

New Beginnings Parking Access Controls, LLC

929 Ventures Way, Suite 103

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Ph. (757) 800-1570

Platt continues, “We see Amano McGann as a staple and innovator in the parking industry and believe we can contribute to their product and service delivery through our skill and expertise in system integration, maintenance, and service. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

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 experienced unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit

About New Beginnings

New Beginnings Parking Access Controls, LLC designs, installs, services, and markets quality parking access control systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. They are dedicated to ensuring the satisfaction of their clients through a distinctive focus on usability, cost reduction, and quality. They provide superior support and lifetime service for the systems they install. For more information about New Beginnings, visit

Contact: Sabrina Amerson

Tel: 612-331-2020 ext. 6148



Parkopedia expands partnership and global parking services across Europe and North America

May 03, 2023

Parkopedia expands partnership and global parking services across Europe and North America




  • Parkopedia builds upon its global parking service partnership with Mercedes-Benz AG, which dates back to 2018
  • Parkopedia in-car parking reservations are now available in models with the automaker’s ‘MBUX’ infotainment system in over 5000 locations in North America
  • Parkopedia on-demand parking payments are now available across 14 European countries, with reservations possible in four countries
  • Drivers also receive Parkopedia’s market-leading on- and off-street parking data including dynamic availability predictions


03 May 2023 – London, UK / Stuttgart, Germany — Parkopedia’s parking reservation and payment services are now available in Mercedes-Benz models across more than 5000 locations in North America. The automaker’s latest ‘MBUX’ infotainment system uses Parkopedia data and in-car payment technology to simplify the process of finding, reserving and paying for parking and to provide desirable software features to North American customers, ensuring a seamless behind-the-wheel experience. This builds upon the companies’ long-standing relationship, which dates back to 2018 and continues to form part of the automaker’s market-leading ‘digital experience’, offering its drivers personalised in-car services and top-end luxury.

Drivers can access Parkopedia parking information directly through their infotainment system, covering everything from parking opening times and restrictions, to costs and height restrictions. The new head unit provides improved parking search functionality and makes it easy to locate suitable parking close to points of interest or a vehicle’s current location, offering drivers the greatest possible convenience.

In Europe, Mercedes-Benz drivers can also now pay for parking in 14 countries, following the successful initial launch with Parkopedia. Included countries for on-demand payments are Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Slovenia. Meanwhile, parking reservations can be made in Germany, France, Italy and Belgium.

The automaker’s latest infotainment system seamlessly integrates Parkopedia parking data, dynamic availability predictions and in-car transactions, enabling drivers to easily find, reserve and navigate to suitable parking locations and pay from the comfort of their vehicle. Motorists can search for specific parking locations or browse through nearby car parks to their end destination with recent searches and relevant parking details displayed on-screen to assist in making informed parking decisions.

Drivers can also pre-book parking before a trip by selecting applicable parking locations and reserving a space via the infotainment system. The system enables motorists to select check-in and check-out times, view the total cost and confirm their booking, at which point drivers will be sent a QR code to scan when arriving at the car park to gain entry in the absence of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).

Markus Dohl, VP of Sales & Business Development Europe at Parkopedia, said: “Parkopedia and Mercedes-Benz have a well-established and successful global partnership spanning over half a decade. We are pleased to bebuilding upon this further with the latest roll-out of desirable connected parking services into North America and expanding our coverage in Europe.


About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit for more information.

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