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Parking Today Media in NOLA

May 17, 2017

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.
Everywhere else is Cleveland.”
Tennessee Williams



Parking Today Media in NOLA – JVH



Three members of the PTMedia staff will be in New Orleans next week to celebrate parking with the IPI.  We will have a booth at the event (404) and look forward to seeing you.  Marcy, Astrid and I will be staffing the booth. We will have copies of my new book, “Death by Parking” plus full information about PT Media, the Parking Industry Exhibition and neat places to visit in NOLA.



From Astrid: Please visit our booth #404 and share your press releases with me at astrid@parkingtoday.com.  Due to the IPI Show, our next ParkNews.biz newsletter will come out after the Memorial Day Weekend.



Have the most amazing IPI Conference, great time in New Orleans and a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

Thank you,

Astrid Ambroziak


Passport Marketing Program Awarded by International Parking Institute

June 08, 2016

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Passport Marketing Program Awarded by International Parking Institute

ParkBoston Street Arcade Event Wins Parking Matters® Award


Charlotte, NC- Passport, North America’s leading mobile payments provider for parking and transit, was recently recognized by the International Parking Institute for its “ParkBoston: It’s Game Over for Quarters” marketing initiative in Boston, MA in October 2015. The company’s marketing program won a Parking Matters® award at the recent International Parking Institute Conference and Expo in Nashville, TN.



The Parking Matters® Marketing and Communications awards program is designed to recognize outstanding parking related marketing, public relations, or communications programs and campaigns. Eligible programs use a wide spectrum of marketing tools, from advertising and public relations to collateral development, signage, special events, direct mail, video, and social media.


Passport worked closely with the City of Boston, organizing the first-ever street arcade event featuring arcade games on the streets of southend Boston, where Bostonians were invited to play using the quarters they no longer needed to feed the meter. The award-winning “ParkBoston: It’s Game Over for Quarters” street arcade event celebrated the ParkBoston app’s citywide deployment in a unique way that also brought additional app awareness and usage.


Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh, even took part by playing competitive games of bubble hockey with ParkBoston users.


Marketing efforts included a social media campaign, a PR campaign to ensure local media coverage, life-size banners along the streets of Boston, and ParkBoston branded giveaways at the event. All of these efforts were under the tagline, “ParkBoston: It’s Game Over for Quarters”.


The street arcade event was unique and effective in the way that it brought the Boston community together under the ParkBoston brand. The positive, fun showcase of parking technology proved successful in furthering the adoption of the mobile payment service.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by the International Parking Institute for this event. It’s working with great partners, like the City of Boston, that enables us to create fun and innovative ways to generate awareness about technology that is making life easier for consumers,” said Daniel Bliley, Director of Marketing at Passport.


About Passport


Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology company 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 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and Portland. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients.


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit www.passportinc.com.




May 20, 2016



SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Smart Parking leader, IPS Group, Inc., is unveiling several new innovative technologies at the 2016 IPI Expo in Nashville, Tenn., this week.


The company is showcasing technology and providing live demonstrations of new smart products in their interactive booth display. The IPS Group Dome-Mount Sensor is a key innovation already being pre-ordered by municipalities nationwide. It demonstrates local decision-making at its best, by integrating real-time data and guidance into your Smart Parking Program. The sensors install directly into the meter and communicate over the IPS cellular backbone and can be configured for almost any parking environment.

The “IPS Group Innovation Table” also highlights the latest security available on the market such as the EMV-Approved Card reader.  EMV Levels 1 and 2 approved, the reader installs in single-space and multi-space meters in a customer-friendly design. The company is also showcasing the latest generation in cellular technology, allowing municipalities to “future-proof” their city’s parking program.

Booth visitors are also being given a “sneak preview” of new applications and web sites such as a parking receipts consumer web site, and the newly redesigned IPS web-based Data Management System that allows customers to manage critical data and access advanced analytics from anywhere, at any time.

IPS Group COO Chad Randall stated, “IPS Group has a proud tradition of innovation and we are excited to launch some of our latest technology at the IPI Expo. It’s a great opportunity to interact with many clients and the response to the new products has been exceptional.”


About IPS Group, Inc.

IPS Group Inc.,  (www.ipsgroupinc.com) is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. (USA), with offices in Canada and Europe (www.ipsgroupinc.com). IPS is a design, engineering and manufacturing company focused on low power wireless telecommunications, payment processing systems and parking technologies and has been delivering world-class solutions to the telecommunications and parking industries for over 20 years. The company offers a fully integrated smart product suite comprised of single-space meters, multi-space pay stations, pay station upgrade kits, vehicle detection sensors, smart cash collection systems, and SaaS management software with advanced data analytics.  IPS converts the concepts of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities into reality for transportation and parking operations all over the world.

Parkeon to Showcase New Smart City Solutions at IPI 2016

May 17, 2016


Parkeon to Showcase New Smart City Solutions at IPI 2016


Nashville, TN – May 16, 2016 – The exhibit hall at the 2016 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo opens Wednesday, May 18 and Parkeon is ready to demonstrate the latest in smart city solutions to the thousands expected to attend.  Well known worldwide for its pay station technology and Whoosh! mobile payment app, Parkeon’s focus at this year’s IPI Expo is to showcase a multitude of new digital services that will have an positive impact on parking operations, traffic congestion, air quality, and the economic health of downtown areas.


The Parkeon Smart Center will contain demonstrations of many new back-end services to help municipalities and parking operators be more efficient and optimize revenues.  Key components of the Smart Center are Parkeon’s next generation back-office reporting tool – Analytics – and a recently developed web based E-Permitting tool.

For cities looking to help drivers find parking quickly and reduce pollution downtown, Parkeon is presenting its Path to Park on and off-street guidance app and a new pollution monitoring service in partnership with BreezoMeter.

Parkeon believes that it is important to involve the local shop and restaurant owners in downtown parking operations.  With this in mind, Parkeon will be showcasing its merchant couponing, advertising, and validation codes programs at the IPI Expo.  These dynamic services allow merchants to generate additional revenue while giving cities the ability to provide more benefits to drivers and pedestrians.

“We are excited to demonstrate that we have made a successful transition from a hardware manufacturer to a true digital solutions provider,” said Benoit Reliquet, President Parkeon, Inc.  “We have spent a lot of effort in developing tools that solve real citywide problems and the IPI Expo gives us a great platform to share these solutions with key parking professional across the United States.”

Parkeon’s can be found at booth #705 at this year’s IPI Conference & Expo which is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

For more information on Parkeon, please visit www.parkeon.us.


About Parkeon

Parkeon is a key player in the sector of urban mobility. By providing a single offer encompassing parking management solutions and ticketing solutions for public transport, Parkeon is now present in 55 countries and is accelerating its growth in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Latin America and North Africa. Parkeon’s capacity for continuous innovation is demonstrated every day. Systems and equipment provided by Parkeon facilitate management and mobility in more than 3,500 cities. Parkeon employs over 1,000 employees worldwide and achieved revenues of over $240 million in 2015.

For more information visit  www.parkeon.us

PayByPhone to hold exclusive preview of their latest app release at the upcoming 2016 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo in Nashville, TN

May 17, 2016


PayByPhone to hold exclusive preview of their latest app release at the upcoming 2016 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo in Nashville, TN


May 17, 2016 — As virtual parking payment provider with an annual revenue of more than $288 million, PayByPhone, the world’s leading mobile parking payment provider, is fully committed to the consumer experience providing urban mobility payment solution which include parking, tolling, taxis, EV charging, and bike rentals. In 2015, PayByPhone added to this experience by becoming one of only 44 apps featured on the Apple Watch launch.


Year over year, PayByPhone’s global transaction volume has grown by 30%. In the past year, the company has continued to expand their global partnerships within North America and the United Kingdom adding over 2.5 million registered users to their platform resulting in a total of more than 12 million subscribers of the service. Within the United Kingdom, PayByPhone successfully deployed 15 lots with NCP (National Car Parks) for the London Underground. The addition of Paris (155,000 spaces) in 2015 has led to a 156% growth in transactions within France. This momentum has translated to over a dozen new partnerships across the country adding over 25,000 spaces. In the last 6 months, PayByPhone has successfully signed over 25 new deals within North America resulting in 50,000 spaces with existing and new clients as well as 6 new universities including UNLV and California State University. Currently, PayByPhone serves more than 20 campuses.


Many of the largest and most complex parking operations in the world use PayByPhone including Miami (36,000 spaces), San Francisco (30,000 spaces), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston (25,000 spaces), and Seattle (12,000 spaces).


PayByPhone, will be providing an exclusive preview of their latest app release at this year’s International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference & Expo. Kush Parikh, President and Chief Executive Officer at PayByPhone, and the PayByPhone team will be sharing these new innovative features aimed at further streamlining the mobile pay parking experience for both users and city parking operators. An official launch of the new app release is expected to make its way to the general public by summer 2016.


The PayByPhone exhibit (Booth #929) will be displayed at the IPI Conference and Expo May 17 — 20 in Nashville, TN.



PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world processing more than four million parking, tolling, public transit, bike share and EV charging transactions a month in cities across Europe and North America.  Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking and other transportation services without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines.

By helping transportation agencies and parking operators tap into the latest advancements in secure mobile payment, Big Data and location technologies, the company helps them reduce infrastructures costs while increasing revenue and compliance through the delivery of services integrated with consumers’ always on the go, mobile digital lifestyle. To learn more, visit us www.paybyphone.com or download our app for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices.

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T: +1 866 787 7787 | sales@paybyphone.com | www.paybyphone.com

Park Assist To Launch ParkHQ Portfolio Operator Software Suite for the North America Market at IPI

May 16, 2016


Park Assist® To Launch ParkHQ™ Portfolio Operator Software Suite for the North America Market at IPI


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – May 16, 2016 – In advance of the International Parking Institute’s (IPI) Annual convention and Expo, May 17–20 in Nashville, TN (billed by IPI as “The largest parking event in the world”), Park Assist will introduce it’s new ParkHQ Software Suite specifically designed for portfolio clients. ParkHQ is a highly intuitive set of control applications to help manage multiple parking operations centrally.


In announcing the launch of ParkHQ, Dr. Ilan Goodman, Chief Technology Officer at Park Assist said, “Our ParkHQ offerings are aimed at maximizing efficiency and ROI for owners and operators of multiple parking facilities. Our two flagship products within the ParkHQ suite will be FlinQ™, a command center integration application and ParkIQ™, a functionality focused on providing deeper intelligence on operational performance and profitability.”

FlinQ™ is a unique integration technology that unites an unprecedented array of diverse platforms – even from multiple vendors – into a single , powerful command center UI. Platforms that can be seamlessly integrated with FlinQ include PARCS, Parking Guidance, CCTV, intercom, building automation, and access control among other functions.

ParkIQ™ is a streamlined back office solution which integrates with multiple PARCS, provides manual data capture for facilities without a PARCS, contains accounting functionality, as well as financial, operational and BI reporting. This centralized, device-agnostic software platform enables owners and operators to ensure data accuracy, minimize fraud and leakage, reduce overhead and labor/FTE costs, as well as maximize efficiency and ROI.

Gary Neff, CEO of Park Assist added, “Our ongoing commitment to parking innovation is centered on developing enterprise-wide capabilities to increase parker satisfaction, facility performance along with cost-control and /or overall profitability. ParkHQ is our latest product offering concentrated on innovating beyond parking guidance to adding considerably more value to our clients. Our decision to bring these products to North America is in recognition for the growing needs and development of the North American parking sector.”

ParkHQ will be unveiled at Park Assist’s trade show exhibit at the IPI Expo where visitors will have the opportunity to experience demonstrations and receive product information.

Park Assist® is the parking industry leading camera focused innovator with the most camera based parking guidance installations in the world. Our technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist has offices in New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Santiago and Panama City. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.6 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.

Lizzie Burger
Marketing Coordinator
Ph: +1 646-666-7525

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