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March 21, 2022






Concord Control Management System as a Single Suite of Parking Software Solutions.




VANCOUVER, BC, – Concord Parking and SFU’s contract was announced effective June 2021.

Concord Parking has been awarded the contract to provide parking management services for Simon Fraser University, located in Burnaby, B.C. SFU is one of Canada’s largest universities with 37,000 students and 6,500 faculty and staff. This represents one of Concord Parking’s largest contracts to date. The SFU contract will allow Concord Parking to showcase newly developed in-house parking management software designed specifically for university applications.

“SFU will be completely automating the permit purchase process for students, faculty and staff utilizing Concord Parking’s self-hosted permit management software. Additionally, we are providing parking enforcement with Concord’s mobile License Plate Recognition (LPR) vehicle and violation management software,”
said Concord’s Director of Parking and Branch Leadership, Marc Postlethwaite.

Prior to introducing Concord Parking’s solution, SFU staff had to walk through each parking lot and inspect each vehicle’s windshield for a permit. “We are excited that Concord’s solution will save them time and effort. We want to maintain high standards for customer service and communication with the public as representatives of the University. We will incorporate the same standards as part of our operating plan,” shared Michael Murray, Concord Parking President.

Further, Concord Parking is responsible for servicing and maintaining 14 T2/Digital Luke II LPR pay stations located throughout the SFU Burnaby campus and managing violation payments and disputes for SFU.

Concord Control Integration with CAS and Permit Group Segregation

SFU students, faculty, and staff gained access to their individual online accounts through CAS. Each user is assigned a unique username and password to log into their account. An active CAS account is required for online permit purchase. As part of the Concord Control implementation, the team developed the software programming required for Control to communicate with CAS and authenticate the user prior to accessing the permit purchase portal. Additionally, they are able to identify CAS user groups by student, faculty, or staff classification. This allowed SFU to segregate permit purchase options for each user group. For example, a student user will only see permit options available to students. They will not have access to see permit options available to faculty and staff.



Permit and Violation Management for Multiple Sites

SFU can now manage both the Burnaby and Surrey permit and violation systems from a single login through Concord Control. This eliminates the need to have separate applications of permit and violation management software for each campus.

Permit Access Codes

Access to certain permits required pre-authorization from the parking office. With this requirement, Concord Parking implemented the option for online permits to require an access code to be entered prior to registration and purchase. The parking office creates access codes through their Concord Control management portal for distribution to approved users. Codes can be programmed for single use or for multiple uses.

SFU Department Day Permit Self-Management

Prior to the implementation of Concord Control, Faculty Departments contacted the SFU parking office directly to obtain day passes issued to visitors. This was a time-consuming and inefficient process for visitor permit management. To streamline the process and eliminate this responsibility for the parking office, the Concord Control Validation program was implemented for all SFU Departments to self-manage their visitor permits. Each Department was issued a login credential and unique authorization code by the parking office to access our validation app. Department administrators can now register guests online themselves for visitor permits. Visitor permits can be registered the “day of” or can be programmed for future dates. Future date permits will automatically activate and deactivate on the specified date. On a monthly basis, the Parking Office runs a permits issued report by Department and creates an invoice based on the number of permits issued. The report is also included with the invoice as a backup.

Concord’s solution process and implementation successfully allowed SFU to focus time and energy on what was needed to meet their business needs.


Concord Parking

Concord Parking provides its clients with specialized parking management services designed to enhance customer parking experiences while utilizing the best in industry technology for License Plate Recognition (LPR) enforcement, violation & data management, and patrol enforcement. https://concordparking.com/


#925 – 4710 Kingsway Metrotower I, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5H 4M2T: 604 689 4005 F: 604 689 3244 www.concordparking.com

Fleet Advantage Receives 2020 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award for Second Consecutive Year

December 14, 2020

Fleet Advantage Receives 2020 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award for Second Consecutive Year

Recognized for Sustainable Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) and Green Initiatives

FORT LAUDERDALE (December 14, 2020) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) today announced the company has been selected as a 2020 recipient of the Green Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. This is the second year that Fleet Advantage received this award.

The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains. The award also recognizes providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. Fleet Advantage was selected for its turn-key asset management solution and its proprietary ATLAAS software (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative Analytics Software), which allows for organizations in the supply chain to leverage data analytics to lower environmental impact and their TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

The transportation sector of the supply chain increasingly relies on new technologies to do more with less, improve efficiencies, and cut costs out of their operations. Fleet Advantage strives to help supply chain organizations with private fleets leverage data analytics, asset management and flexible financing to identify and act upon vehicle obsolescence and sustainably, drive down costs and increase productivity.

Fleet Advantage’s flexible finance program encourages continuous replacement of older equipment, ensuring technology improvements in fuel efficiencies, which reduce millions of metric tons of CO2 and NOx particulate matter. Fleet Advantage also promotes sustainability through optimizing vehicle specification to be more fuel efficient, and to align with the duty cycle as well as geographical locale.

“At Fleet Advantage, we commit ourselves to doing our part in sustainable and green supply chain strategies, reducing emissions by facilitating new equipment leases through our flexible financing program,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO at Fleet Advantage. “We are honored to be selected and recognized once again for our efforts to improve the supply chain on a continuous basis.”

“This year’s 13th-annual award recognizes small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “From software solutions to transportation management systems to several other initiatives designed to reduce carbon footprint and improve the re-use of materials, sustainability continues to rank as a key component to a stronger, safer and more efficient supply chain.”


About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage has over $1 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing truck and trailer financing with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  In 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and in 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.


About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints, and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com.


ParkVia Secures Memmingen Airport Renewal

November 18, 2019





ParkVia Secures Memmingen Airport Renewal




Europe’s favourite airport parking retailer, ParkVia, has agreed a new contract with long-standing German client, Allgäu Airport Memmingen.


Following the airport’s review of its partner network, ParkVia was successfully retained by Memmingen following yet another term of impressive booking growth.


Drivers parking up at Allgäu Airport Memmingen will benefit from a range of onsite options when reserving through ParkVia’s intuitive booking portal.


As well as exposure across ParkVia’s internationally renowned B2C platform, Memmingen Airport’s parking products also benefit from additional streams of marketing through its airline partnerships, notably Ryanair, Wizz Air and SunExpress.


Speaking about the successful six-year collaboration, Valentina Moise, Commercial Director at ParkVia, said: “It’s important that our airport partners feel we strengthen the services they offer and add real value to their customers’ travel experiences, which is why we’re thrilled Memmingen has chosen to continue our collaboration.


“There’s a clear synergy between our shared brand values and we are keen to explore opportunities that will strengthen the partnership in the upcoming contract term.”


The airport, which welcomes 1.5million passengers each year, has plans to expand its runway, as well as further planned developments to its main terminal buildings over the next two years.


To find out more about ParkVia, please visit www.parkvia.com.


ParkVia ® Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise *
55 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BY – UK


ABM-Managed Fleet at Nashville International Airport (BNA) Awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for Sustainability

November 14, 2019



ABM-Managed Fleet at Nashville International Airport (BNA) Awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for Sustainability




ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today it has been awarded Tennessee Green Fleets Certification for outstanding leadership in fleet sustainability at Nashville International Airport (BNA).



The ABM team operates a fleet of 28 shuttles and buses at the airport that all run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Additionally, ABM operates a large CNG station to refuel the fleet. The move to CNG fuel vehicles has eliminated approximately 369 tons of CO 2 emissions per year, according to Tennessee Clean Fuels.


An organization dedicated to promoting cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles to improve air quality and curb dependence on petroleum, Tennessee Clean Fuels announced ABM’s three-star certification – the highest level achievable – during the annual Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo.


“We are very proud to achieve this certification in partnership with Nashville International Airport,” said Scott Hutchison, Senior Vice President of Operations – Landside, ABM. “This demonstrates ABM’s commitment to help our clients achieve their sustainability-related goals.”


As part of the ABM GreenCare® program, which provides clients sustainable business solutions that can have a positive impact on the environment, ABM offers clients innovative and environmentally-friendly parking solutions. This includes providing natural gas or propane shuttles, electric vehicle charging ports, solar panel installation, shuttle service, recycling and green cleaning in parking structures, and more.


ABM’s Aviation team offers end-to-end services and solutions to airports and airlines globally, including aircraft services, catering logistics, electrical & lighting, facilities maintenance, into-plane fueling, janitorial, parking & transportation, and passenger services. For more information, visit www.abm.com/aviation/.



ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and approximately 140,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes – from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

Eberle Design, Inc. Announces Promotion of Dr. John Shearer to Vice President of Business Development

September 13, 2019





Eberle Design, Inc. Announces Promotion of Dr. John Shearer to Vice President of Business Development




PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 12, 2019) — It is with great pleasure that Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI), industry leader in vehicle detection, intersection safety monitoring and access control products, announces the promotion of Dr. John Shearer to the position of Vice President – Business Development. Reporting directly to EDI President, Dr. Bill Sowell, Dr. Shearer will lead the Business Development Group and Marketing Team.


Eberle Design


“Dr. John Shearer began with EDI in September 2016 and we are very fortunate to have him on our team”, said Dr. Bill Sowell. “Dr. Shearer has driven the Business Development Team as Sales Director to achieve record sales in the 39-year history of EDI. In addition to other duties, Dr. Shearer is responsible for developing communication strategies for existing and new products and leading in the strategic product planning of the company.”


Dr. John Shearer has 20 years of industry experience and holds a bachelor degree in Aerospace Studies from Oregon State University, an MBA in Marketing and Sales Management from Portland State University and a DBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from Cal University.


Dr. Shearer is a frequent speaker at industry tradeshows on innovation in transportation and the merging of traffic and technology. Additionally, he conducts training courses in traffic signal systems, traffic cabinet monitoring, and traffic data collection solutions.


About Eberle Design, Inc.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Eberle Design, Inc. is a worldwide market-leading developer and manufacturer of electronic safety monitoring and detection products for the Traffic, Rail, Parking/Access and Emergency Response industries. These products enable transportation and access control professionals to easily integrate, automate, and manage traffic, highways and intersections efficiently and safely.


HUBER+SUHNER Debuts Network Densification Solutions For Operator-Friendly 5G Installation At DAS & Small Cells Congress 2018

June 12, 2018


HUBER+SUHNER Debuts Network Densification Solutions For Operator-Friendly 5G Installation At DAS & Small Cells Congress 2018




The SENCITY® Occhio and Cubo® Converter reset the bar for capacity, density and installation simplicity


Las Vegas, 12 June 2018. Operators looking to overcome the issues linked to deploying small cells will benefit from a new compact antenna when HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer for optical and electrical connectivity, launches the easy-to-install SENCITY® Occhio at DAS & Small Cells Congress in Las Vegas, 11-13 June.

With 5G requiring a network that accommodates the growing demand for more bandwidth, providing reliable, fast coverage and capacity, the latest addition to the HUBER+SUHNER antenna family – the SENCITY® Occhio – has a small form factor and enables a simplified densification of the network.

“As we approach 5G, demands for always-on mobile communication will increase, with operators having to ensure that dense indoor events where people congregate in smaller areas are properly catered for,” said Michele Martoccia, Market Manager Cell Site at HUBER+SUHNER. “However operators have struggled for a long time to deploy small cells in popular locations, combatting worries from communities of spoiling the environment. By using the SENCITY® Occhio compact antenna, such concerns are mitigated.”

The HUBER+SUHNER 4×4 MIMO SENCITY® Occhio antenna offers operators significant values when struggling with deployments indoor and outdoor. With a very small form factor and an appealing design, the antenna utilises the breakthrough NEX 10 connector interface, affords 50% shorter installation times and is simpler to deploy than any other offering on the market. The Occhio operates between 1.7-6GHz, easily satisfying the growing bandwidth appetite.

Also on display will be the Cubo® Converter for indoor and outdoor applications from HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics, which keeps the installation simple and reliable, designed for rapid deployment with minimal training for installers. Recent testimonials from customers confirm that the equipment works as soon as plugged in – no set-up or configuration required, just power. Carrier-grade and cost effective, the flexible platform allows the user to easily multiply existing fiber capacity and therefore bandwidth by a factor of up to 48.

“With the Cubo® Converter, we can manage the imminent data expansion easily and economically, and operators, neutral hosts and integrators alike will find the Cubo® Converter very beneficial in the long term,” said Bill Burress, Sales Director North America at HUBER+SUHNER. “We are excited to showcase our products to customers from across the wireless value chain at DAS & Small Cells, and introduce the Occhio to the market. It is the perfect opportunity for us to launch our latest densification solution and it is a chance for us to show future customers in the US and beyond the seamless and fool-proof solutions we can offer.”

All the products will be presented at the HUBER+SUHNER booth 308 at DAS & Small Cells Congress 2018 from 11-13 June in Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. For more information visit:http://www.dascongress.com/