December 19, 2017

TransLink Park&Go App enables easy parking payments for Park and Ride customers in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, (Dec. 18, 2017) TransLink Park&Go, a free mobile payment app, has launched to provide Park and Ride customers a convenient way to pay for parking on-the-go.

Mobile payments leader, Passport, and TransLink partnered to develop and launch this app for TransLink’s nine Park and Ride lots in Metro Vancouver. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and customers can also manage their parking at

With the app, customers can pay for parking while on transit, from home or in the office, without having to worry about digging for coins or heading to a machine. Other features include alerts and notifications about parking sessions, emailed receipts, promotional offers, and parking history.

“We are thrilled to roll out a personalized application for TransLink Park and Ride lots,” said Nathan Berry, sales executive at Passport.  “It is really important to Passport to make the parking experience as convenient as possible and the TransLink Park&Go app accomplishes this goal.”

“By partnering with Passport, we are making it easier and more convenient for our customers to pay for parking at our nine Park and Ride lots,” said Charles Froehlich, senior manager, TransLink commercial real estate. “It helps us deliver a better customer experience by providing modern and innovative ways to better serve customers who start their transit journey from a Park and Ride.”

About Passport

Passport is the industry’s leading mobile technology solution specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport’s product lines–parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management–collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 400 agencies on over 3,000 locations globally including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, Westminster and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients. Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit

About TransLink

TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority that manages bus, SkyTrain, West Coast Express, SeaBus, HandyDART and cycling routes as well as the major road network and five bridges. These bridges include the Pattullo, Golden Ears, Knight Street, Westham Island and the Canada Line cycling and pedestrian bridge. TransLink is the first North American transportation authority to be responsible for planning, financing and managing public transit in addition to major regional roads and bridges.


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Smart Parking partners with Queenstown International Airport to reinvent the parking experience

December 19, 2017

Christmas is coming early at Queenstown Airport with the install of over 450 vehicle detection sensors, allowing Smart Parking’s SmartGuide solution to be deployed throughout its terminal car parks.

Queenstown, the ‘adventure capital of New Zealand’, is one of the country’s top tourist destinations. As the gateway to the city, it is important that the customer experience begins at the airport, where travellers are looking for a smooth and easy arrival or departure.

In an effort to aid seamless travel to and from the facility, Queenstown Airport is deploying Smart Parking’s SmartGuide solution throughout its terminal car parks prior to Christmas.

The 450+ vehicle detection sensors are installed to detect the presence of vehicles. The sensors transmit live occupancy information to Smart Parking’s SmartCloud data intelligence platform, which feeds the quantity, type and location of available spaces to dynamic signage that will be placed at the entrance to the airport and on the airport website alerting drivers to vacant bays.

The deployment of this new technology now means that travellers can easily see availability of bays, saving them time when flying from Queenstown Airport and providing them information early to make choices about where to park.

Newly appointed Queenstown Airport GM Commercial and Customer Experience Olivia Pierre says that the aim of the sensor technology is to help airport visitors make more informed choices about their parking and transport options.

“Over the last 18 months Queenstown Airport has invested over $4.2million in its ground transport and car parking offering to ensure an excellent customer experience for airport visitors and a wider choice of options when flying to and from Queenstown.

“Our main focus to date has been improving the parking infrastructure, including expanding our car parking by nearly 70%, bringing back the drop-off zone, and building a new roundabout and dedicated coach parks. The next step has been looking at technology solutions which will further enhance the customer experience.

“We’ve already rolled out ‘Tap & Go’ in the terminal car parks for ease of payment and radio-frequency identification (RFID) for commercial operators which provides a range of benefits.

“Sensor technology will now take us to the next level in providing real-time information. This will give airport visitors more control over their experience and take away the worry of whether there will be a car park for them,” she said.

Rebecca Grainger, NZ National Business Manager for Smart Parking, said “Working with the great team from Queenstown Airport has been an absolute pleasure, we started this technology partnership with the implementation of sensors in the taxi rank to allow taxis to have visibility of the rank whilst queueing off-site to reduce congestion.”

Smart Parking are now working with the Airport on Stage Two of the project which will see the majority of the bays located on the main site have sensors installed by Christmas, which will allow travellers and commuters to have visibility of parking availability and give Queenstown Airport that valuable data of their asset.


Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) | A Global Parking Business

Smart Parking is leading the way in the delivery of proven, fully integrated end-to-end information technology that results in a transformation of the complete parking experience. This is based upon the ongoing exclusive innovations being progressively delivered and the extensive experience which it has developed. With over 40,000 vehicle detection sensors installed in 17 countries, in some of the industry’s largest deployments Smart Parking has achieved the position of holding the largest market share of the global intelligent parking sensor and integrated smart parking services market.

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Merry Christmas from

December 15, 2017

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
— Charles Dickens and Parking Today Media team wish everyone happy and joyful Christmas and most blissful New Year. will be on Christmas Vacation till December 27th, 2017. Our newsletter will resume in January.


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INRIX: Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

December 15, 2017



Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home


Motorists can expect peak congestion on Dec. 20 and 21 as commuters mix with holiday travelers



ORLANDO, Fla. (December 14, 2017) – ‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1. This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year. 2017 marks the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday travel. Since 2005, total year-end holiday travel volume has grown by 21.6 million, an increase of more than 25 percent.

“More expensive gas prices are not swaying holiday revelers to stay home,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “In fact, across the board this year, travel has increased year-over-year for every major holiday weekend – Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving – and we project the same for the year-end holiday period. We’ve seen the strong economy and growing consumer confidence fuel holiday travel all year long.”

For the 97.4 million Americans traveling by automobile, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, in collaboration with AAA, predicts travel times during the holiday week could be as much as three times longer than the normal trip.

By the Numbers: 2017 Year-End Holiday Travel Forecast

· Automobiles: The majority of travelers – 97.4 million – will hit the road (a 3 percent year-over-year increase).
· Planes: 6.4 million people will travel by air, a 4.1 percent increase and the fourth year of consecutive air travel volume increases.
· Trains, Buses, Rails and Cruise Ships: Travel across these sectors will increase by 2.2 percent to 3.6 million.

Holiday Headache Hotspots

Based on historical and recent travel trends, INRIX expects drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion before the holiday week – on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Thursday, Dec. 21 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. For example, drivers in New York City could see travel times peak at three times a normal trip between 3:30 and 5:30pm.

“With record-level travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be prepared for delays in major metros,” says Dr. Graham Cookson, chief economist & head of research at INRIX. “Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak times altogether or consider alternative routes.”Source: INRIX

Worst Days/Times to Travel

Metro Area

Worst Day for Travel

Worst Time for Travel

Delay Multiplier

New York, NY

Wednesday, Dec. 20

3:30 – 5:30 PM


Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, Dec. 20

3:30 – 6:00 PM


Washington, DC

Thursday, Dec. 21

3:00 – 6:00 PM


San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, Dec. 20

3:00 – 5:30 PM


Chicago, IL

Thursday, Dec. 21

4:00 – 6:00 PM


Boston, MA

Thursday, Dec. 21

2:30 – 4:30 PM


Seattle, WA

Wednesday, Dec. 20

4:00 – 6:00 PM


Atlanta, GA

Thursday, Dec. 21

4:30 – 6:30 PM


Houston, TX

Wednesday, Dec. 20

5:30 – 7:30 PM


Detroit, MI

Thursday, Dec. 21

3:00 – 5:30 PM


Travel Tip: Try to avoid traveling through major cities during peak travel times. The best times to leave are typically early morning or after the morning commute because the roads should be less crowded and you will have more time to get to your destination safely. If your schedule permits, traveling on the holiday itself often results in fewer cars on the road.

Pricey pump prices to decrease
The 90 percent of holiday travelers choosing to drive will find the most expensive year-end gas prices since 2014. This December’s national average price is $2.47 (Dec. 1-13), which is 28 cents more than last December. The good news is that AAA does expect the average to drop at least another five cents by year-end, saving motorists a few pennies at the pump.

Airfare and hotel rates trend cheaper, car rentals increase year-over-year

Holiday airfares are nearly 20 percent cheaper than last year. At $165, the average end of year holiday airfare for a round-trip flight for the top 40 domestic routes is at a five-year low, according to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index. On average, 2017 airfares are 5 percent less expensive compared to 2016. Overall, competition, capacity over-expansion and lower oil prices are contributing to the decline. Travelers can also find savings at AAA Two and Three Diamond Rated hotels. On average, a Three Diamond hotel nightly rate is $156, a two percent year-over-year decrease. The Two Diamond nightly average rate is $121, a five percent decrease from last year.

Similar to Thanksgiving, car rental rates are more expensive on the year. At $74, the daily car rental rate increased 11 percent. This sets a new five-year record high rate for year-end holiday travel. The increase is on par with the rate increases seen at Thanksgiving.

Top 10 Year-End Holiday Travel Destinations
For a second year, Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California, top this year’s top 10 holiday destinations based on bookings. Warmer weather destinations reign supreme in winter months with Cancun, Kahului (Maui) and Montego Bay gaining in popularity as holiday spots compared with last year.


1. Orlando, Fla.
2. Anaheim, Calif.
3. Cancun, Mexico
4. Honolulu, Hawaii
5. Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
6. Montego Bay, Jamaica
7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
8. Miami, Fla.
9. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
10. New York, N.Y.

Travel Tip: Airports will be busy and security lines may be longer than usual around the holidays. Travelers should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to the scheduled departure of their flight. During peak travel times, contact your airline for guidance, as it may be necessary to arrive even earlier. This time of year travelers need to also be aware of potential weather delays. Make sure to check flight status regularly before traveling to the airport. To expedite travel, AAA recommends enrolling in programs such as TSA PreCheck and Global Entry.

Lockouts, flat tires to strand nearly one million motorists
The vast majority of holiday travelers will drive to their destinations, and AAA expects to rescue nearly one million (901,600) motorists. Car battery-related issues, lockouts and flat tires will be the leading reasons AAA is called for roadside assistance over the holidays. For members in need of roadside assistance, download the AAA Mobile app, visit or call 1-800-AAA-HELP. For added convenience, Wazers can now request AAA roadside assistance directly from the Waze app by tapping the Report menu.

Before hitting the road, make sure your vehicle is road-trip ready. Stop by a trusted repair shop, such as one of the more than 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities across North America, for an inspection. In case of an emergency, be prepared by keeping a cell phone and charger with you at all times. Carry an emergency kit with a flashlight, extra batteries, warning devices such as flares or reflective triangles, jumper cables, a first-aid kit and extra water.

Travel Tip: Get plenty of rest before setting out on a holiday road trip and schedule breaks every two hours or 100 miles to remain alert and avoid driving drowsy. Also, be aware of the dangers of driving distracted. Drivers should designate a passenger to serve as their official text messenger and navigator.

Download the AAA Mobile app before your holiday getaway
Before heading out on your year-end holiday road trip, download the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Travelers can use the app to map a route, find the lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, make travel arrangements, request AAA roadside assistance, find AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities and more. Learn more at

With the AAA Mobile app, travelers can also find nearly 59,000 AAA Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants. AAA’s is the only rating system that uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis. Every AAA Inspected & Approved establishment offers the assurance of acceptable cleanliness, comfort and hospitality, and ratings of One to Five Diamonds help travelers find the right match for amenities and services.

About the AAA travel forecast:
AAA’s projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Markit. The London-based business information provider teamed with AAA in 2009 to jointly analyze travel trends during major holidays. AAA has been reporting on holiday travel trends for more than two decades. The complete AAA/IHS Markit 2017 year-end holiday travel forecast is available here.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 58 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at

About INRIX:
INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.


The TagMaster Nominating committee for 2018 is confirmed

December 15, 2017


The TagMaster Nominating committee for 2018 is confirmed




Stockholm, Sweden, December 15, 2017

The TagMaster Nominating committee for the AGM in April 2017 has been confirmed. Gert Sviberg, the company’s biggest shareholder, will be its chairman. Further members are Tomas Brunberg as the second biggest shareholder together with Gunnar Ek representing the smaller share holders and Rolf Norberg, chairman of the company. The third biggest owner, LMK Venture, has through Peter Ragnarsson asked Rolf Norberg to represent its interests. The Nominating committeehas therefore appointed Didrik Hamilton, being the fourth biggest owner, to participate. A first meeting has been held today December 14 and the Nominating committee is planning for another one or two meetings before the AGM planned for April 26, 2018.



About TagMaster

TagMaster is an application driven technology company that designs and markets advanced identificationsystems and solutions based on radio & vision technology (RFID & ANPR) for demanding environments. Business areas include Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions providing innovative mobility solutions, sold under the brands TagMaster, CitySync, Balogh & CA Traffic, in order to increase efficiency, security, convenience and to decrease environmental impact within Smart Cities. TagMaster has dedicated agencies in the US and in China and exports mainly to Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners, systems integrators and distributors. TagMaster was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.TagMasters certified advisor is Remium Nordic AB. For more information about TagMaster, please visit

The Ohio State University selects TIBA Parking Systems & Signature Control Systems to implement new Parking Revenue and Control System

December 15, 2017




The Ohio State University selects TIBA Parking Systems & Signature Control Systems to implement new Parking Revenue and Control System



COLUMBUS, OHIO, December 15, 2017 – TIBA Parking Systems, in association with Signature Control Systems, has been selected by CampusParc to install a new Parking Revenue and Access Control System (PARCS) in The Ohio State University parking garages.



CampusParc, operating and maintaining Ohio State’s parking system under a 50-year lease since September 2012, elected to replace all 98 lanes of an existing Parking and Revenue Control System. The Ohio State parking system is currently one of the largest of its kind. Its 16 garages, with approximately 13,000 parking spaces, along with an additional 23,000 spaces in 188 surface lots, are spread over 78 million square feet on the Columbus campus. TIBA was selected to provide a complete, network based PARCS solution for the university’s multi-level parking structures. The contract was awarded to TIBA, in large part, due to TIBA’s reputation for quality, reliability, and unparalleled agility tailored to the business needs of large and complex installations, which align with CampusParc’s strategy to provide enhanced customer services, efficient and hassle-free access to campus parking, and strategic investments in the parking system. TIBA’s new PARCS solution uses advanced parking technologies to improve operational efficiency, build revenue, and enhance business intelligence. Whether it is allowing access before physical credentials are sent, adding time to an existing access, or creating easy and flexible validation options, the TIBA system provides a solution that seamlessly integrates with third-party online services.


“TIBA is known for providing flexible solutions for large and complex projects. The combination of TIBA’s solutions and Signature Control Systems’ integration has earned our confidence in a successful partnership. In light of our prior business relationship with Signature Control Systems, we are excited about working with TIBA and growing our partnership over the coming years,” said Sarah Blouch, President and CEO of CampusParc.


Jon J. Bowsher, President of TIBA Americas, added: “We’re delighted with this opportunity to upgrade the PARCS technologies at The Ohio State University. We are always enthusiastic about providing customized solutions for complex projects and meeting clients’ multifaceted requirements.”


About TIBA:

For 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. TIBA has done this through a focus on software while supporting many hardware versions well over a decade old. This allow owners to keep the capital investment down while still enjoying the latest software functionality. With extensive global experience,

TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected, leveraging big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems, empowers parking operators to be part of the Smart Cities ecosystem.


TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals & medical centers, and local, state & federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit






About CampusParc:

CampusParc was established in 2012 as a result of Australia-based QIC’s $483 million up-front payment for the right to operate The Ohio State University’s parking system for 50 years. They operate the university’s parking system, to include: providing parking access to campus; parking assistance, directions, customer service; parking facility maintenance; management of the permit system; motorist assistance; special events parking management; and parking enforcement. They also plan and facilitate the capital maintenance of the university’s parking system to ensure assets are in sound repair and provide a safe environment for customers.




Imperial secures new contract as it is confirmed as one of the country’s top GovTech companies

December 13, 2017




Imperial secures new contract as it is confirmed as one of the country’s top GovTech companies




Independent endorsement, new contract gains and new service developments have seen Imperial continue to consolidate its position as one of the most progressive service providers in the UK GovTech market. With the UK leading the way in government digitisation, an influential report published by Public has listed the Bristol-based company as one of the Top 100 most influential specialist companies in a market that is estimated will be worth in excess of £20billion by 2025.



Newcastle City Council is the latest authority to confirm a new contract with Imperial, and the Council’s Service Manager Parking Services, Craig Mordue says the Council is delighted to be working with one of the country’s most respected GovTech companies.


“We’ve worked with Imperial for more than ten years and are not surprised the company has received independent confirmation of the influential role it continues to play in service transformation within local authorities. The company’s expertise, products and services have certainly helped us to harness new technologies for maximising our operational efficiencies in the processing of more than 70,000 Penalty Charge Notices a year.


“The new contract we have now signed with the company will see the introduction of new smartphone technologies fitted with Rialto software for our team of 80 Civil Enforcement Officers. But, we’re also looking forward to working with the company to introduce other technology-led improvements and self-serve functionality in the areas of notice processing, bus lane enforcement and the introduction of virtual permits. Naturally, we’re pleased to be continuing our very effective partnership with Imperial. The company has not only shown value for money in the recent tendering process, but has also demonstrated an ongoing commitment to service innovation and proven product reliability over many years.”


Newcastle City Council’s new contract with Imperial is for an initial period of five years, with the option for two further extensions.


Imperial is continuing to develop its comprehensive suite of software systems, consultancy and back office processing services to maximise the efficiencies of local authority civil enforcement operations and to support broader smart city objectives. And, in partnership with Videalert, it is now also playing a pioneering role in delivering practical and effective permit solutions and incentives to support the successful implementation of Clean Air Zones.


Imperial’s inclusion in ‘The State of the UK GovTech Market’ report from Public, the specialist GovTech venture capital and research group, is consistent with the company’s growing stature as a service transformation partner in civil enforcement and traffic management as well as outsourced back office services. The report provides “the most comprehensive review of the country’s GovTech service providers published to date”.

Highlighting the sector’s dramatic growth and new opportunities for digital service transformation, the report’s Top 100 list was compiled to highlight the positive impact a company has had on public services, as well as its leadership, structure, size and track record for innovation.


Led by ex-deputy head of the No.10 policy unit, Daniel Korski, and venture investor, Alexander de Carvalho, Public’s team focuses on technology-led service transformation in the public sector and has operational experience across government, start-ups, technology and finance.

Imperial’s Toby Bliss (left) with Craig Mordue, Service Manager Parking Services at Newcastle City Council

Control Systems, Inc. Joins TIBA Parking Systems’ Quickly Expanding Network

December 13, 2017



Control Systems, Inc. Joins TIBA Parking Systems’ Quickly Expanding Network



COLUMBUS, OHIO, December 8, 2017 TIBA Parking Systems welcomes Control Systems, Inc. (CSI) to its nationwide value-added-reseller (VAR) network. Headquartered in West Hartford, Connecticut since 1988, CSI is a leader in innovative design, product integration and technical equipment repair for businesses and properties from Maine to Virginia and Southern California, in the PARCS market.




Through this partnership with CSI, TIBA Parking Systems will provide state-of-the-art solutions, quality engineering and design along with high-quality service, repair, and support, to new and existing businesses.


TIBA is pleased to welcome CSI into the ever stronger and ever-expanding dealer network,” said Jon Bowsher, President of TIBA Americas. “The CSI team will strengthen TIBA’s market presence by providing additional sales and technical support in the large strategic markets of Boston, New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles.”


“CSI is excited to join the TIBA family of value-added-resellers said CSI President, Cynthia L. Lahm. “We are impressed with the results TIBA has achieved in the North American market in such a short time. TIBA’s products are the right fit at the right price for our customers.”


TIBA Parking Systems is excited to partner with Control Systems, Inc. to provide exceptional service and ground- breaking products to their customers.


About TIBA:

TIBA provides innovative solutions for the parking market, resulting in reliable, user-friendly products that lower the price of initial acquisition and the cost of ongoing maintenance. With extensive global experience, TIBA’s robust, scalable architecture enables parking operators to keep pace with the latest trends in centralized operations, automated smart facilities, web reservations and mobile payments. TIBA’s flexible software grants parking operators to be IoT-connected, leveraging big data to increase revenue. TIBA’s agile integrations with third party systems, empowers parking operators to be part of the Smart Cities ecosystem.


TIBA serves parking operators and owners globally, across diverse industries such as hotels & hospitality, airports, universities, shopping centers, hospitals and medical centers, and local, state and federal governments. For more information about TIBA Parking Systems, visit


About CSI:

Control Systems, Inc. provides complete parking revenue and access control for on-site or remote facility management. CSI distributes, installs and services parking, access and revenue control systems (PARCS) on the East Coast as far south as Northern Virginia, including such major areas as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. CSI also has a complete location in Southern California. In addition to traditional parking garages and lots, CSI’s long list of satisfied customers include airports, hospitals, universities, hotels, stadiums and other major event parking locations.


CSI’s technical expertise includes system and software design, documentation, and technical equipment repair. Twenty-four (24) hour support, outstanding service and the ability to maximize the revenue and customer operations customers have built CSI’s success as a reliable and stable company. For more information about Control Systems Inc., visit

Andrew White has joined Associated Time & Parking Controls as the Vice President of Business Development

December 13, 2017


Andrew White has joined Associated Time & Parking Controls as the Vice President of Business Development




Associated Time & Parking Controls is excited to announce that effective December 1, 2017, Andrew White has joined the organization as the Vice President of Business Development.



Andrew will be responsible for all aspects of Business Development, including oversight of Sales from the various Associated Time, i3 Concepts and CTE Systems offices. Andrew will oversee and be responsible for the continued growth of the Company and ensure that Associated Time remains the market leader throughout Texas in Parking Control Systems, Time & Labor Management Systems, as well as Commercial Security & Access Control Systems and Fire Alarm & Life Safety Systems.


Andrew joins Associated Time with a well-respected reputation in the Parking Industry having worked for Towne Park over the last 6 years and most recently serving as its VP of Operations for North Texas and Oklahoma where he managed over 500 associates, 30 managers and one District manager. Prior to joining Towne Park, Andrew worked in Financial Services as an analyst for both Citigroup and T. Rowe Price.


“We are excited to have Andrew join Associated Time and I am confident that through his intense focus on client relationships, employee culture and helping drive financial returns for clients, he will be a tremendous asset to our organization”, stated Christopher Archer, President.


Andrew will be based at Associated Time’s Corporate office on Diplomacy Row, but will cover all of the territories in which the Company operates. “I am looking forward to working alongside the talented Associated Time Team and expanding our client base across all our multiple lines of business”, said White. Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Mississippi and Master’s Degree from Loyola College of Maryland. Please join us in welcoming Andrew to the Associated Time Family of Companies.



About Associated Time:


Associated Time was founded in 1953 to serve the needs of its Time Clock Customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It has continued to expand its operations by providing superior service and support, while employing industry leader individuals to create an unparalleled team. For more information about Associated Time visit

Parking Gets Peachy in Madeira Beach: Residents and Visitors Get a striking upgrade with 29 CALE Parking Meters

December 13, 2017



Parking Gets Peachy in Madeira Beach

Residents and Visitors Get a striking upgrade with 29 CALE Parking Meters




Technically, the color is “Salmon,” but with the most eye-catching meter color created for Florida yet, Madeira Beach’s 29 new pay stations cannot be missed.

Madeira Beach, a coastal beach town off of Tampa Bay, is known for it’s “Old Florida” charm intertwined with modern attractions, making it a no-brainer for vacationers around the world. The city prides itself on listening to it’s residents and guests, making enhancements to make it a better place to work and play.

That’s why, in December of this year, a vibrant update was made to the city’s public parking pay stations. 29 new salmon colored CALE CWT Meters boast a new color and an updated system for visitors and residents.

“It was time to move towards more modernization where people could use an app to pay for parking. That’s more of the ‘norm’ now,” says Chris Tarkenton, Parking Department Supervisor for the City of Madeira Beach. “It’s also more convenient for visitors who might be caught up at a restaurant. They don’t have to worry about running back to their car to add more time.”

The 29 new parking meters are a vast upgrade from the ones residents are used to. The Cale Web Terminal Compact (CWT) lights up with a Color Display screen and is enhanced with ‘Pay by Plate’ technology. Visitors can simply enter their license plate number, parking duration, payment and be on their way.

“Switching from ‘Pay-and-Display’ to ‘Pay-by-Plate’ made tracking incredibly easy for us,” says Tarkenton, “It also makes it easier for residents who have a different parking permit. Residents have a back-up for their usual permit sticker…it’s all loaded into our system. It’s peace of mind on both ends.”

The most exciting addition to the meters is the new compatibility with ‘WayToPark,’ a mobile payment app that allows guests to add time to their parking spot straight from their phone. According to Tarkenton, this is a feature that visitors are used to seeing and expect to have available to them.

As for the color chosen for the meters? It was unanimous. Out of 5 color options, the Madeira Beach City Commission voted for the hue that would boast “Beach Life” the best, Salmon.


“They are much more noticeable for out-of-town visitors,” says Tarkenton, “It fits with the beach community lifestyle here. It was a great choice all around.”

For more information, contact Julianne Wilhelm, Marketing Coordinator at or visit


About Cale America:

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


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