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The world’s leading mobility gathering Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024 – ecosystem united for the future of mobility

April 29, 2024

The world’s leading mobility gathering


Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024 – ecosystem united for the future of mobility


Intertraffic Amsterdam, the world’s leading trade event for infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, safety, and parking concluded an inspiring 2024 edition with a focus on smart, safe, and sustainable mobility for all. With a vastly extended summit programme and the largest show floor in history, it was the global meeting point for senior professionals and policy makers in the mobility sector. Intertraffic Amsterdam is one of RAI Amsterdam’s flagship events and took place from 16 to 19 April 2024.

Global mobility community – 143 countries present
Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024 was home to 850+ exhibiting companies and organisations from 50 countries. Over the four event days, a grand total of nearly 30,000 attendees from 143 countries worldwide engaged with each other and with the 6,000 mobility specialists representing technology vendors, solution providers and stakeholder organisations. Event attendance went up 30% compared to the previous edition with growth predominantly from outside the Netherlands, bringing volume back up to pre-corona standards. Conversations were focused on the future of mobility with public and private sector professionals seeking close cooperation to achieve common goals. The share of international attendance reached an all-time high of 79%. 20% of the international attendees came from outside Europe. 81% of all attendees are involved in the decision-making process and the ample networking opportunities were used to the max. Visitors expressed their appreciation with an unprecedented score of 8.6 and 92% wish to attend again in 2026. Exhibitor satisfaction is illustrated by the fact that 75% of floor space is already reserved for the next edition scheduled for 10 to 13 March 2026.

Abundance of knowledge
The Intertraffic Summit programme ran in 4 large theatres with over 130 sessions and 240+ speakers. This abundance of knowledge was eagerly consumed as some 10,000 theatre check-ins were logged. In essence, the plenary keynote session underscored the imperative for cities and regions to adopt forward-thinking strategies and collaborative approaches to ensure sustainable, resilient, and inclusive mobility for future generations. The presented mobility solutions, urban mobility visions and policy and enforcement guidelines addressed major sector challenges including urgent climate issues, construction, renovation and road maintenance and the rising number of road fatalities. The dedicated Parking Network symposium in Hall 12 was equally well attended as was the case for the many special side events. Over and above, numerous members of the ITS Nationals network were present throughout the week to join forces in accelerating towards smart, safe, and sustainable mobility for all.

Mobility trends that stood out 
One evident theme was stimulating active travel and working towards sustainable and liveable cities, with the emphasis on cooperating in an ecosystem, successful MaaS applications and integrated services, software interoperability, data-driven platforms, inclusivity for all and creating digital infrastructures for MaaS and parking in MaaS offerings.

Another of the latest industry trends was data proliferation that continues to emerge as a focal point of the industry, driving demand for real-time advanced analytics software infused with AI and machine learning capabilities. There is a necessity for software solutions that bridge diverse systems, fostering synergies and accelerating interoperability within the industry. The traffic management sessions highlighted new technologies aimed at enhancing traffic flow, implementing intelligent, safe, and eco-friendly methods for traffic guidance, providing in-car real-time traffic information services, and adopting sustainable traffic management practices.

AI is perhaps the most talked-about element of the smart mobility transition. There’s not a facet of the industry that isn’t powered by, controlled by, influenced by or in the throes of putting some of its decision-making processes into the hands of artificial intelligence. Attendees were also able to learn about new technologies to improve road safety with AI, smart enforcement, and detection solutions, improving intersection safety and creating safer work zone areas, smart mobility applications to warn road users, smart asset management, smart sensor technology, speed and seatbelt enforcement.

The parking sector is repositioning itself as an intrinsic part of the smart mobility transition. Combining parking technology with EV charging, using technology and services to create an optimal customer journey, and the move towards maximising public space is being driven by the notion of sustainable mobility hubs, defined locations in a city where users can access multiple types of shared transportation options, such as e-bikes, scooters and micromobility vehicles. The European Parking Association is playing a leading role in the reinvention of parking as a mobility service and parking as a mobility platform.

The convenient co-location with Amsterdam Drone Week brought unmanned aerial vehicles up close as well as the latest air mobility developments. Embracing air mobility in cities is pivotal for numerous reasons, with sustainability at the forefront.

Market feedback
“The convergence of technology and transportation and the latest innovations are reshaping the sector,” said one enthused exhibitor. “From smart infrastructure to predictive maintenance, Intertraffic illuminated the path toward a more connected and efficient future, where data-driven insights fuel smarter decision-making and optimize transportation networks for the benefit of all.” Joyce de Winter, Director Intertraffic of RAI Amsterdam is delighted with how well Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024 was received. “We are very proud that the whole industry gathers at Intertraffic Amsterdam and that we are at the forefront of mobility innovation. We have seen a rise in the attendance of road authorities and policy makers of cities coming from all around the world. Our expectations have been exceeded in all aspects.”

Disruptive innovators at ITSUP startup event
Disruptive innovators bring the passion, fresh ideas and acceptance of failure that any rapidly evolving industry needs but understandably risk-averse supporters are often reserved about committing to. Intertraffic’s integrated startup event ITSUP allowed starting companies to present their smart mobility solutions to the seasoned Intertraffic audience. All were invited to work on a challenge prepared by sponsor Swarco. To remain successful and innovative, Swarco collaborates with start-ups to generate new ideas. The winner of the ITSUP challenge is embarking on a 6-month acceleration journey together with Swarco, to realize their project from pitch to realization. Swarco announced the winner of the ITSUP contest, with a twist of there not being one winner, but two! “The winner doesn’t only put the puzzle pieces together but also displays connectivity”, the jury stated. The lucky start-ups are Transcality and SMATS Traffic Solutions Inc. Transcality also came out on top in the pitch contest, hence securing a complimentary stand at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2026.

Three winning contestants Intertraffic Award
A theme that marked out two of the winners was noise reduction. Italian company See won the Green Globe Award for its highly innovative Sealed Air Whisper NB-Eco-40-A3 acoustic panels, while UK-based Intelligent Instruments won for its Sound Vue noise-enforcement camera system in the User Experience category. The coveted Inspiration Award was won by another British company Valerann, which particularly impressed the jury with its advanced real-time data analytics platform Lanternn by Valerann.

Photos of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024 can be downloaded here: www.intertraffic.com/press#gallery

Intertraffic global portfolio
Intertraffic events are staged around the world. Intertraffic Amsterdam is the flagship event with a global focus. Regional events are held in Mexico and China. Next up is Intertraffic China, running from 29 to 31 May 2024 in Beijing. In the following year, Intertraffic Americas will take centre stage from 17 to 19 June 2025 in Mexico City. The next edition of Intertraffic Amsterdam is scheduled for 10 – 13 March 2026. www.intertraffic.com.

About RAI Amsterdam
Personal meetings continue to be a powerful form of communication, and exhibitions are the ideal medium for connecting worlds, people, and markets. With a portfolio of top brands, including Intertraffic, RAI Amsterdam creates inspiring events that blend context, content, and communities. The focus on quality and target group has made RAI Amsterdam the market leader in a significant number of sectors. Wherever in the world an event may take place, RAI Amsterdam’s focus is on generating business for exhibitors, visitors, sponsors, and partners. www.rai.nl

From Cloud Parking to Interactive Voice Assistants: Commend takes Parking Intercom to the Next Level at Intertraffic 2022

April 07, 2022




From Cloud Parking to Interactive Voice Assistants: Commend takes Parking Intercom to the Next Level at Intertraffic 2022



  • Cloud-powered intercom solution to support unattended parking in modern Smart Cities
  • Premiere of the world’s smallest intercom module that packs a powerful punch
  • Interactive Voice Assistant leverages AI technologies for car park customer support
  • Latest and greatest intercom innovations for Smart City applications
  • NEW Commend Stand location: HALL 10, STAND 207



Amsterdam  – The pandemic and the ominous restrictions that came with it may have limited personal interaction and made Intertraffic 2020 impossible. “But that didn’t slow down our creative drive,” says Dennis Krijgsman, Segmentmanager for T&I at Commend. “On the contrary, for us it was a tremendously creative time. We had our innovation engines running in high gear. That allowed us to push the technical frontier and take Traffic Intercom to new heights in functionality, convenience, business support and security.”

Visitors to the Commend stand at this year‘s Intertraffic will be treated to an innovation-loaded display of the latest and greatest products and concepts, all designed to raise the bar of help and safety in traffic related environments. Commend’s motto, “Giving cities a voice” brings everything together under the topic of urban mobility in networked Smart City environments. Highlights awaiting visitors at the Commend stand include:


Shifting into Smart Gear: Cloud-based Parking Intercom

Commend’s Cloud Parking intercom solution ties in perfectly with the dynamic concept of Smart Cities. Designed for small-sized unattended car parks, it takes trusted Commend communication management to the level of ultimate Cloud-native efficiency, convenience and security. There is no need for a server or receiving stations, as calls can be handled conveniently in a browser or on a mobile smart device. This makes Commend Cloud Parking the most cost-effective solution to date when it comes to remotely handling parking customer calls.



“Hey IVY!”: Interactive Voice Assistant for Parking Customer Support

For service desk staff at a car park, answering customer calls can be a time consuming affair. Not any more, thanks to IVY, Commend’s cutting-edge Interactive Voice Assistant for parking customer support. Powered by latest AI speech processing technology, IVY can answer frequent customer requests to relieve human staff. Based on her speech analystics, she can even detect and prioritise emergency calls, route them to first responders and raise alarms. More at https://symphony.commend.com/en/digital-assistant.html



im3: The World’s Smallest IP Intercom Module

Combining, switching and routing of audio/video connections with full Commend Intercom power has never been easier to accommodate. Whether fitted into gate posts or pay-on-foot machines, powering emergency help points or serving in other off-street and on-street traffic environments – Commend’s brand-new IP-based im3 Module fits virtually everywhere and ties in seamlessly with Smart City networks. When it comes to IP Intercom, the Commend im3 proves how small can be incredibly powerful.



Commend Smart City Soluions: Trusted Communication, Urban Style

From smart street lights to talking cameras, intelligent bollard intercom and many other useful help and safety features, Commend innovations bring information feeds and communication lines to urban public environments to smarten up cities.




About Commend

Commend is passionate about innovating and perfecting communication and security technology. For more than 50 years Commend has been translating this passion into Intercom and Public Address solutions that customers can always trust to support and protect their business, reputation, assets and even lives. The customer’s voice, needs and trust are the key inspiration for all that Commend does, from research and production to installation and aftersales services. The result are high-class products that are built around the customer’s requirements to serve their specific business and safety needs – whether in road tunnels, on  loud and dirty factory floors or in antiseptically clean healthcare and production facilities, on ships, yachts or trains, and in places from car parks to office buildings and Smart Cities. All this is made possible by over 500 passionate individuals that work together as one across Commend’s worldwide support network, dedicated to ensuring that this corporate mission is acted upon. For further information visit www.commend.com.



For more information please contact:

Commend International

Joerg Weisser, Marketingleitung

[p] +43 662 85 62 25 272

[m] +43 664 51 60 142

[e] j.weisser@commend.com


AGD Systems to exhibit at Intertraffic 2018, 20-23 March, RAI Amsterdam

March 19, 2018


AGD Systems to exhibit at Intertraffic 2018, 20-23 March, RAI Amsterdam



AGD Systems, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of ITS product solutions, is exhibiting at this year’s Intertraffic Amsterdam – 20-23 March 2018.




At Intertraffic AGD will showcase its WiFi-enabled, IP-capable 645 Pedestrian Detector – now with larger 10m x 3m detection zone, and the non-intrusive, loop-replacing 318 Traffic Control Radar. These highly successful products – both proven in the UK – deliver unprecedented ease of deployment, integration and setup to allow maximum flexibility for evolving traffic models.


Said Ian Hind, AGD’s commercial director: “AGD has a comprehensive range of ITS product solutions that are well suited to applications in international markets. All our solutions are designed and developed for specific applications by Traffic Group Technology, the in-house engineering centre for The Traffic Group companies. Looking ahead, we are developing an exciting new radar detection product for highways that opens fresh markets for AGD and will bring our solutions to new customers and channels.


“This highways monitoring radar will collect detailed traffic data on the network and will replace loop technology to monitor multiple lanes on inter-urban routes. We are looking forward to showcasing our solutions and exploring future possibilities with ITS professionals at this year’s Intertraffic Amsterdam.”


AGD can be found on stand 10.102 at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018.





About AGD Systems


AGD Systems is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of ITS product solutions. AGD makes easy-to-integrate, globally compatible ITS product solutions designed to help create safer, greener, more efficient traffic and transport environments. AGD’s solutions are created for smart cities, smart highways and strategic transport initiatives around the world, and are the result of strategic ITS thinking strengthened by 25 years of practical implementations.


Working closely with system and product integrators, national road authorities and traffic engineers, AGD develops solutions that fit today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges across urban and inter-urban settings. Products serve traffic and pedestrian control, highways and enforcement environments, and applications such as tunnel and track.


AGD Systems is now part of The Traffic Group (TTG).  Formerly AGD Group Limited, the name change reflects the growth in the business, expansion through recent acquisitions and a product range that increasingly addresses the wider needs of the traffic market. TTG has a portfolio of businesses focused on product solutions designed to help create safer, greener and more efficient traffic and transport environments. The group has two core offerings:


  • Advanced low-power radar, electro-optical sensors and ANPR/surveillance cameras for Intelligent Traffic Systems. Applications include traffic and pedestrian control, highways monitoring, air quality/emissions measurement, parking systems and enforcement
  • A comprehensive range of portable traffic signals suitable for applications ranging from simple two-way deployment through to complex, UTC-integrated temporary junction schemes


With a strong focus on engineering excellence, the group has achieved three Queen’s Awards for Innovation in the last 12 years. TTG invests extensively in new product development and advanced production test facilities to ensure the highest standards of quality, reliability and regulatory compliance. The group has a strong customer base within the UK and overseas, including major systems integrators, Highways England, local authorities, utilities and many leading traffic management companies. It also has an extensive distributor network.


TTG’s current portfolio of companies comprises: AGD Systems Ltd, MAV Systems Ltd, Pike Signals Ltd, Hollco Ltd, AGD Systems Pty Ltd (Australia) and Arkon Services Ltd. A privately owned business, TTG employs over 100 staff located across six sites in the UK and Australia, and is headquartered in Gloucestershire, UK.


DESIGNA at Intertraffic 2018, Amsterdam

March 19, 2018

DESIGNA at Intertraffic 2018, Amsterdam







Kiel, 2018-03-19: The anticipation is building. From 20 – 23 March 2018, DESIGNA will be represented at Intertraffic 2018 in Amsterdam (stand 03.302), one of the world’s biggest traffic and transport industry trade fairs. Taking “Integrated Intelligence” as their theme, DESIGNA and its partner, ilogs, will be demonstrating the opportunities that the seamless interaction between inno- vative software features and the latest hardware offer for every industry.



Visitors can look forward to several firsts. For example the new sector-specific software offerings, CAPS, that will take parking management into a new dimen- sion, three new pay stations, and the 10th anniversary of the successful DESIGNA cloud service, ASP.




The DESIGNA trade fair highlights


CAPS – the new definition for optimised parking management


As unique as every company: CAPS made by DESIGNA are the new customised software solutions for parking management. Tailored specifically to each sector, CAPS meet a wide variety of demands. They also extend both the service offer- ing and workflow of car park operators easily at the click of a mouse.



A very special first: the introduction of three new pay stations.

That technical specifications and superior design go very much hand in hand is demonstrated by the three new DESIGNA pay stations – Pay Cash & Card, PAY Cashless and PAY Coinless. The special feature of the new pay stations is that they are specifically designed to cover the demand for different payment meth- ods. Different operating heights are also no problem, for example if a disability- friendly pay station is required.



An impressive anniversary – 10 years of the ASP Cloud Service.

There is hardly another service from 2008 to the present day that has elicited such a positive response on such a sustained basis from car park operators as the DESIGNA ASP cloud service. No wonder, since it offers the convenient out- sourcing of the entire IT system, a specially shielded server park, the lightning quick addition of, for example, parking services or the installation of the latest security updates. Currently around 45 million parking transactions take place every year via DESIGNA’s ASP cloud service.



Additional information:




DESIGNA Verkehrsleittechnik GmbH Tabea Thomsen

Faluner Weg 3

24109 Kiel, Germany

Phone +49 431-5336-0















Circontrol presents its global solution for Efficient Parking at Intertraffic

March 12, 2018




Circontrol presents its global solution for Efficient Parking at Intertraffic



Circontrol will be present at the leading trade fair for the mobility sector that will be held in Amsterdam from the 20th to the 23rd of March


Viladecavalls, 12th March 2018

From the 20th to the 23rd of March will be held in Amsterdam a new edition of Intertraffic, the world leading trade fair about traffic and mobility. Circontrol will participate one year more to present its global solution for Efficient Parking (Hall 2 Stand 02.216), which is able to manage all the needs related to parking through the CirPark platform.



Intertraffic attendants visiting Circontrol’s stand will discover a solution for Efficient Parking composed of three families of products giving a response to all operators’ necessities in an integrated way: iPark, EVPark and LedPark.


From its first edition in 1972, Intertraffic has become the most important event for professionals related to infrastructures, traffic management, road safety, parking and intelligent mobility. Thus, it is a perfect environment to present Circontrol technology which in the present manages 400.000 parking bays in more than 570 car parks around the world.

CirPark platform offers several applications and can be implemented in indoor and outdoor, public, semi-public and private car parks. In fact, CirPark has optimized very different kinds of car parks and has provided user satisfaction in shopping malls, corporates, hotels, airports, hospitals, universities, city centres, etc.



Multi-platform and mobile-oriented software infrastructure

In order to ease the installation and the functioning, CirPark is composed of a software, CirPark Scada, which is mobile-oriented and enables third-party integration. It is clearly a unique platform for a fully integrated Efficient Parking experience. iPark, for example, becomes a powerful management tool that optimises traffic in car parks and provides user satisfaction by giving them the information they need thanks to the Guidance and the Counting System but also to the Find Your Car feature, which provides car-finding solutions based on QR Code or License Plate Recognition.


The LEDPark regulates and manage a LED Light system with parking guidance accordingly with real-time occupancy and pedestrian movements. It achieves an installation and maintenance cost reduction thanks to its low power consumption and long-lasting equipment in less than 3 years Return on Investment.


Taking into account of the growth of electrical mobility, EVPark offers a wide range of EV chargers; wall/ground mount, slow/quick charging and single/double socket for both indoor and outdoor facilities. This point is particularly relevant if we consider a European directive establishing that in the following years all non-residential buildings with car parks with more than 10 parking bays will be obligated to reserve one of each ten parking space for EV Charging. As EV chargers manufacturers, Circontrol can provide not only chargers but also other solutions integrated with the Global Efficient Parking concept. The DLM (Dynamic Load Management), for example, is a key issue if there are several charging points as it ensures that only the available power of the installation is used, thus maximising its efficiency and avoiding the high cost of a power upgrade.


In a connected environment where mobile phones and geographical mobility are really important, CirPark solutions have been developed with this key point in mind as all the solutions can be managed through CirCloud, a cloud platform that receives data from car parks improving operator’s task and providing information to users through CirMobile, a generic mobile Application able to know if in a car park there is space availability or there is the possibility to charge an electric vehicle or not, for instance.


About Circontrol

Circontrol is a company founded in 1997 with headquarters in Viladecavalls (Barcelona). Its Parking division designs and manufacture a global solution for efficient parking (guidance system, LED Lighting, energetic efficiency). Its eMobility division manufactures a wide range of EV charging solutions that covers all market needs: domestic charge, slow charge (AC) and quick charge (DC).


Circontrol has a strong presence in the international market, where an 80% of its sales are allocated. Nowadays you can find Circontrol solutions in 52 countries with 30.000 charging points and 400.000 parking spaces managed with CirPark systems. Service is also very important for Circontrol, this is the reason why bet on a qualified aftersales service and a constant training for Circontrol partners are in company’s DNA.


More Information:

Anna Brullet – Communication Manager





Twitter: @circontrol_com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Circontrol

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/circontrol-s.a Instagram: @circontrol

Smart Parking: Tinynode solutions contribute to reduce city traffic up to 30%

February 21, 2018



Smart Parking: Tinynode solutions contribute to reduce city traffic up to 30%


Tinynode showcases at lntertraffic Amsterdam 2018 the very best of its high-accuracy wireless vehicle detection systems and a sneak peek of new Parking Sensor Fusion technology


At hall 2, booth 02.211, visitors are offered a unique Augmented Reality experience to immerse into Internet of Things applications for Smart Cities




Novazzano, Switzerland, 20 February 2018 – Tinynode , the Swiss company specialized in wireless vehicle detection systems, brings to world-leading traffic technology exhibition lntertraffic Amsterdam 2018 the very best of its high-accuracy wireless vehicle detection systems for Smart Parking and introduces new Parking Sensor Fusion technology.


As Cities struggle to limit traffic and improve quality of life, Tinynode solutions represent a compelling and cost-effective way to reduce road congestion up to 30% by increasing the average usage of existing parking facilities, reducing idle itineraries looking for a free car spot, and related fuel and time waste, stress, and air pollution.


Thanks to a unique patented technology granting over 99% radio communication availability, over 98% detection accuracy and up to 10-year battery life, Tinynode products enable the implementation of secure and reliable wireless networks for a number of Smart Parking applications, fitting the needs of off-street and on-street car parking, indoor and outdoor facilities, multi-storey parks, time-limited parking lots, electric vehicles reserved areas and charging stations.


Tinynode solutions include A4 and B4 car sensors to detect single-space occupancy, R4 and SR4 repeaters, G4 gateways and CT4 config tool to build an effective wireless network to remotely monitor and control parking facilities, collecting and taking advantage of a full range of parking-related data, such as the number of available lots in a specific area, the duration of each parking and possible abuses (ie. vehicles exceeding time limits, unauthorized parking in disabled spots or in electrical vehicle charging stations, etc.).


lntertraffic Amsterdam 2018 is the stage for a sneak peek of Parking Sensor Fusion, the unique software technology generating virtual sensors by the integration of parking occupancy data coming from different existing or new sources and systems. Based on a patented algorithm which couples vehicle occupancy data coming from Tinynode car sensors with video images, radar signals or other sources, Parking Sensor Fusion returns a univocal piece of information about parking status with the smallest possible margin of error. Such multiple data source turn into virtual sensors with broader capabilities, along with the Smart City and loT paradigm.


With Parking Sensor Fusion, parking management can be brought to the next level, benefitting from a cost-effective and investment-preserving technology that provides top data accuracy and innovative applications.


By seamlessly integrating Tinynode solutions with mobile apps, variable message panels and traffic guidance systems, it becomes possible to alert drivers with real-time parking availability and route them to the nearest facility. Parking managers can set dynamic pricing schemes and launch additional services, such as online booking and payment services, parking coupons and valet services for shops and local businesses, and more.



Explore loT Smart Cities with Augmented Reality


At lntertraffic Amsterdam 2018, visitors joining Tinynode at hall 2, booth 02.211 are offered a unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience to immerge into Internet of Things (loT) applications for Smart Cities.


By combining Tinynode technologies and Paradox Engineering’s PE Smart Urban Network platform, Cities and utilities can implement Wireless loT and Wireless Highspeed loT networks to manage and control key urban applications far beyond Smart Parking. The AR experience leads visitors into an interactive demonstration of how services such as streetlight control, parking management, solid waste collection, video surveillance and public Wi-Fi can reside on a single infrastructure, also enabling the development of any other present or future service for urban communities.


Soon after lntertraffic Amsterdam 2018, the AR experience will be available for customers and partners as a stand-alone mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Free download from Apple Store and Google Store will be allowed.




About Tinynode SA

Tinynode aims at contributing to a smarter, safer, easier and more comfortable driving world by providing high-accuracy wireless vehicle detection systems for Smart Parking applications. Based on purpose-built, lowest-power electronics and a multi-hop, self-configuring, self-healing mesh radio protocol, Tinynode products are reliable, high-performing, cost-effective and long-lasting, and they easily integrate with other technologies.


Tinynode SA was created in 2012 as a spin-off of Shockfish SA and has been part of Paradox Engineering since 2015.


For more information, please visit www.pdxeng.ch/tinynode



About Paradox Engineering SA

Paradox Engineering is a technology company with a solid engineering DNA and strong competences in data collection systems, radio design and wireless sensor networks. Acknowledged innovator and leading player in the Internet of Things, Paradox Engineering designs compelling platforms for device and data management in smart urban and industrial environments.


Established in 2005 and headquartered in Switzerland, the Company is part of MinebeaMitsumi Group, leading global provider of Electro Mechanics Solutions™, which acquired full capital and assets of Paradox Engineering SA in July 2015.


For further information: www.pdxeng.ch

Nedap wins Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award 2017

May 26, 2017


Nedap wins Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award 2017



Groenlo, The Netherlands, 24th of May 2017
Nedap is recognized with the Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award 2017 for its smart parking solution in the Turkish city of Izmir. During the ceremony at the start of Intertraffic Istanbul, Nedap’s SENSIT smart parking sensors received this prestigious award. In this project, SENSIT monitors the vehicle occupancy of individual parking spaces in the streets of Izmir. This results in improved parking guidance and efficient monitoring of all paid, time restricted and disabled parking zones.


2000 smart parking spaces in Izmir

As part of the cities’ large scale Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementation, that includes solutions to optimize traffic and transportation, 2.000 parking spaces are equipped with Nedap’s smart parking sensor system SENSIT. Thanks to this solution, the city of Izmir has found a smart way to reduce traffic congestion and to increase the utilization of existing parking spaces.


Integrated with the traffic management platform of Cross, the vehicle occupancy of individual parking spaces in the streets of Izmir is monitored by SENSIT. Based on real-time information, motorists are guided to available spaces easily. In addition all paid, time restricted and disabled parking zones can be monitored efficiently. The project was realized by the Czech companies Cross in a joined-venture with AZD Praha.


Solving mobility challenges

“We are honored with this recognition by the professional jury. This award emphasizes that Nedap’s SENSIT is seen as the leading smart parking platform for on-street parking in cities worldwide. It is great to see that SENSIT is recognized for adding true value to ITS projects. It is one of the reasons that more and more cities rely on SENSIT to solve their mobility  challenges,” says Ido Wentink, Business Development Manager at Nedap.


During Intertraffic Istanbul from the 24th – 26th of May 2017, Nedap demonstrates its smart parking sensors and long-range vehicle identification solutions.



US Partners Visit Kiel and the DESIGNA Partner Workshop in Amsterdam

May 11, 2016


US Partners Visit Kiel and the DESIGNA Partner Workshop in Amsterdam


Four of Designa’s US Partners recently visited the DESIGNA headquarters in Kiel, Germany, to gain an overview of production activities and work processes at DESIGNA Verkehrsleittechnik GmbH.  Stefan Koch, DESIGNA CSO, informed them about the latest developments, innovation and trends in the industry, before accompanying them to the 7th DESIGNA Partner Workshop, held April 2nd through 4th in Amsterdam.


Tim Breuning, president of Light & Breuning Inc., a Designa U.S. Business Partner headquartered in Indiana, was one of the attending Partners.  “The Designa Partner Conference in Amsterdam was an excellent opportunity to affirm our confidence in the technological leadership evident in the product line,” explained Breuning. “We shared our knowledge with system integrators from six continents evidencing global resources going forward.”

This event, which directly preceded the Intertraffic trade show, was attended by more than 50 delegates from 20 different countries. The highlights of the workshop comprised DESIGNA’s new ABACUS- X18 feature and the “qinkk” parking app, as well as many other new products from the world of parking. There were also several accompanying activities, such as enjoying a tour of the Sünner brewery in Cologne, and a special Sunday dinner with DESIGNA on board a traditional Amsterdam houseboat.

Stefan Koch summed up his thoughts on the event.  “Many thanks to our partners. Only with their support and work can DESIGNA consolidate its market position and continue to grow successfully during 2016.”


Scheidt & Bachmann Sponsors Women In Parking Networking Event at Intertraffic to Begin Discussions to Form European Professional Chapter

May 02, 2016


Scheidt & Bachmann Sponsors Women In Parking Networking Event at Intertraffic to Begin Discussions to Form European Professional Chapter



International PARCS provider Scheidt  & Bachmann GmbH partnered with Women In Parking to host an introductory networking event on April 7, 2016 during the Intertraffic Amsterdam Conference and Expo. The event served to encourage discussions to establish a formal European Chapter of Women In Parking for the collective continent. Over 70 professionals attended the evening occasion which was held at the Scheidt & Bachmann conference booth.


“The platform provided by Scheidt & Bachmann was vital in bringing together parking organizations and Chief Officers to not miss opportunities to grow their own companies by ensuring that they tap in to  and recognize the women in their organizations who may and could enhance their businesses,” said Anjna Patel, past president of British Parking Association and Principal Officer of parking at Sandwell MBC in the United Kingdom.

Representatives from a variety of parking sectors including vendors, operators, consultants and public specialties participated in the event to learn more about the organization’s mission. A host of industry leaders were invited to speak at the event including Anjna Patel; Ashley Bijster, Managing Director of Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions; and Laurence Bannerman, current president of European Parking Association.

“The response and turnout for the WIP European Event was amazing,” commented attendee Julie Dixon, President at Dixon Resources Unlimited and WIP member. “It was so rewarding to see how many of our colleagues enthusiastically attended to represent their support.”

The Women In Parking (WIP) organization was founded in the U.S. in 2011 to serve as the premier association dedicated to promoting the advancement and achievement of female parking professionals by providing networking, leadership, and career outreach opportunities to its members. For the past few years, Women In Parking has worked persistently to offer resources that all organizations within the industry can access and take full advantage of to improve and capitalize on a gender balanced workforce within their respective organizations.

Over 200 individual members and a number of corporate sponsors including Scheidt & Bachmann support the Women In Parking. It is the organization’s desire to see the same success with a European Chapter. According to Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH’s Parking Managing Director and EPA Board associate member Martin Kammler, “it is imperative that global leaders in parking recognize the valuable initiative that an organization such as Women In Parking can bring to business discussions. I am fully supportive of a more diverse environment where collaborative ideas can be brought to the table to reach our fullest potential. This is not only a matter of supporting gender equality in the workplace but more importantly about recognizing valuable talent within our organizations by giving them necessary tools to grow and succeed.”

Women In Parking will be holding future information and networking sessions at European parking conferences and expos. In the meantime, the organization will work towards attaining formal establishment of a European Chapter as well as recruiting a leadership board and members. For immediate information about the Women In Parking association, please visit www.womeninparking.com.


SKIDATA AG honors Scheidt & Bachmann’s 50th Anniversary

April 20, 2016


SKIDATA AG honors Scheidt & Bachmann’s 50th Anniversary


SKIDATA made a surprise presentation to Scheidt & Bachman celebrating their 50th Anniversary in the parking industry during the Intertraffic trade fair. The Executive Board and Management Team from SKIDATA presented Scheidt & Bachman celebratory cakes customized with the S+B logo, parking equipment and SKIDTA’s mascot hummingbird “sweb” wishing them all the best.


“We have a very professional relationship with Scheidt & Bachmann. We challenge each other with the objective to improve our solutions. At the end the customers are the winners.” said Robert Weiskopf, CSO at SKIDATA.

Martin Kammler of Scheidt & Bachmann added: “The members of Scheidt & Bachmann were very appreciative of SKIDATA’s act of kindness in support of Scheidt & Bachmann’s 50th Parking Anniversary celebration during Intertraffic. As global players, both of our companies have mutual respect towards each other’s achievements and we look forward to continuing to encourage each other to lead with better solutions for the industry.”


In photo, L-R: Alexander Vouk (SD), James Toal (SD), Dr. Norbert Miller (S+B), Hugo Rohner (SD), Robert Weiskopf (SD), Martin Kammler (S+B), Willem-Jan Balk (SD), Ralf Klomp (SD).

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