Tag Archives for: Parking Information

TAPCO Awarded U.S. DOT Research Contract to Further Develop Innovative Wrong-Way Driving Solutions on Highway Ramps

July 30, 2020



TAPCO Awarded U.S. DOT Research Contract to Further Develop Innovative Wrong-Way Driving Solutions on Highway Ramps




BROWN DEER, Wis., July 30, 2020 — Traffic and Parking Control Company, Inc. (TAPCO), manufacturer, distributor and service provider of traffic and parking control products, announces it has been awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for a proposed physical intervention enhancement to its industry-leading wrong-way safety solutions.

More than 1,600 lives were lost in 2018 due to wrong-way driving collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). SBIR awards incentivize small businesses to research new transportation technologies and, as one of 20 small businesses nationwide to be awarded a Fiscal Year 2020 U.S. DOT contract, TAPCO aims to find new ways to reduce high-speed wrong-way incidents.

“The selected projects have the potential to improve safety and infrastructure on highways, rail, pipelines, and in our vehicles,” said Diana Furchtgott-Roth, DOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, in a DOT press release.

TAPCO will use its SBIR contract to validate a four-step safety solution designed to deter, detect, warn and stop wrong-way drivers on highway ramps, a common wrong-way driver entry point. The proposed solution combines passive sensors and dynamic warning devices with active physical gates and barriers placed strategically on highway ramps. Long-time TAPCO partner, B&B Roadway Security Solutions, will support the project and provide best-in-class gates and barriers.

“We are honored to receive an SBIR contract to further our research into wrong-way driving solutions and continue our mission to enhance transportation safety to ultimately save lives,” says TAPCO Managing Director Eric Stangel. “We look forward to using our experience and expertise to develop the next generation of solutions that not only warns drivers, but also stops wrong-way drivers in their tracks.”


As an industry-leading innovator, TAPCO manufactures, distributes and services a wide portfolio of traffic and parking safety solutions designed to increase safe travels for all. Since 1956, we have set the standard for delivering reliable, cutting-edge traffic safety enhancements. From our world renowned line of LED-enhanced BlinkerSign® solutions to our pedestrian crossing products, safety is at the heart of all TAPCO innovations. For more information, please visit www.tapconet.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Get My Parking Announces Launch of the US Partnership

June 11, 2020




Get My Parking Announces Launch of the US Partnership






Philadelphia, PA – The leading smart parking startup, Get My Parking (GMP), has announced the launch of a partnership in the US as it continues to grow its global footprint aggressively. With their newly established representatives near Philadelphia, the India-based startup is positioned to serve even more parking operators in the North American market.



Get My Parking’s latest expansion move is supported by its partnership with ParkTrans, an American smart city solution provider that brings the latest technology to its American clients. As part of this partnership, Christopher Perry and Kevin Woznicki, the Principal Partners of ParkTrans, will be representing Get My Parking.


Traditional local-server-based parking hardware operates in silos and is not compatible with third party apps or software. In today’s new-age mobility landscape, parking operators need an ecosystem of integrated hardware and software, to deliver contactless, safe, digital consumer experience. Get My Parking provides all that with it’s white-label software-as-a-service to integrate operator’s existing hardware with any third-party mobile app. If the operator wants their own custom-branded app then the GMP platform can provide that in just 2 weeks.


The GMP platform upgrades physical parking lots into digital mobility hubs with contactless access and cashless payments for commuters and shared mobility fleets. The Cloud GateKit, a new IOT product by Get My Parking, retrofits and integrates all existing access control equipment. It thus enables any parking to go touchless without requiring operators to invest in new access gates.


Chirag Jain, CEO, Get My Parking, commented on the expansion, “We are very excited about this expansion in the US. We’d always received huge interest from American parking operators, and we will now be able to serve them more closely. To date, we have empowered more than 2000 parking lots around the world to go digital and contactless. With the support of Christopher and Kevin from ParkTrans, we are confident of making huge strides in the American parking market.”


Get My Parking has performed extensive deployments in Europe and Asia for some of the largest parking operators such as APCOA Parking, that operates across 9000+ locations in 13 countries. With this expansion, American operators can now transform their parking infrastructure into a coherent, interoperable ecosystem with Get My Parking’s plug-n-play and customizable suite of parking solutions.




About Get My Parking (GMP)

Founded in 2015, GMP is an award-winning startup that has grown to a team of 82 members across 3 continents. It provides essential technology to parking operators – white-label parking apps, IOT gate kit to retrofit old parking gates for modern capabilities, and an interoperable cloud platform that enables centralized and digital operations across a network of parking lots. The startup is spearheading new trends like EV charging, connected cars, and shared mobility hubs on the parking real estate with plug-n-play API integrations. The GMP platform has been deployed across 2200+ parking lots across the world and has processed 60 million+ transactions till date.



Contact Information

Chirag Jain,

Get My Parking


Website: https://www.getmyparking.com



Social Media

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/getmyparking/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/getmyparking/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCob5k7uNQSPB3TX184oDfZg

Spectra Partners with ParkHub to Offer Touchless Payments to Venues Across North America

June 03, 2020



Spectra Partners with ParkHub to Offer Touchless Payments to Venues Across North America




Leading B2B Parking Technology Provider Becomes Official Parking Technology Partner as 190 Spectra-managed Venues Gear Up to Reopen





DALLAS, June 3, 2020  — As live entertainment venues across North America begin preparations to reopen, Spectra, an industry leader in venue management, hospitality, and partnerships, today announced a multi-year partnership with ParkHub, the leading B2B parking technology provider. As Spectra’s Official Parking Technology Partner, ParkHub will help venues meet the growing demand for contactless guest experiences.

ParkHub’s technology promotes contactless payments, streamlines the parking experience for fans and staff, and provides rich data insights at a venue-level. The company’s mobile point-of-sale device accepts credit card and mobile payments and authenticates prepaid parking passes on the spot. All transactions are stored in Suite, ParkHub’s business intelligence platform, which provides real-time operational and transactional data, and robust analytics.

“When we first initiated our partnership with ParkHub, the focus was on upgrading the guest experience at our venues and better understanding the parking data to improve operations,” Bryan Furey, Spectra’s senior vice president of partnerships, said. “The beauty of building strategic partnerships is that they can quickly evolve to help overcome unexpected business challenges together. Now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, our new parking technology partner can play a vital role in helping us address a major customer touchpoint. We’re eager to get more of our buildings online with ParkHub as the venue teams prepare and execute their reopening strategies.”

George Baker Sr., founder and CEO of ParkHub, said: “The COVID-19 crisis has caused venues to reconsider operations at every stage of the customer journey. Optimizing the parking experience – which is often the fan’s first impression of service at an event – is more critical now than ever before. Spectra shares our commitment to promoting safer, more efficient processes, and we are eager to support their partners during this pivotal time.”

Spectra-operated Subaru Park, an 18,500-seat Major League Soccer stadium just outside Philadelphia, has already enlisted ParkHub to provide visibility into their parking operations and refine the fan arrival process. ParkHub’s real-time integration with Paciolan, Subaru Park’s ticketing partner, allows for a seamless journey from purchasing tickets on a smartphone to arriving at the stadium. ParkHub’s technology integrates with many ticketing and prepaid parking providers and currently serves over 300 premier entertainment venues, professional sports teams, universities, and state parks across the United States.

Spectra recently incorporated ParkHub’s integrated solutions into its company-wide “Together AGAIN!” reopening plan, which was provided to each of Spectra’s 190 venues to guide their individual reopening strategies.

“Spectra-managed venues now have access to parking technology that simultaneously reduces the interaction between guests and staff and maximizes the efficiency of the guest entrance process,” Mike Scanlon, Spectra’s senior vice president of arenas and stadiums, said. “On top of that, our General Managers will have access to important parking data, coupled with potential integration into other systems–like ticketing, that will inform important operational decisions.”

Spectra currently operates 76 arenas, 59 convention centers, and 50 stadiums, including Cotton Bowl at Dallas Fair Park, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Santa Clara Convention Center, Miami Beach Convention Center, Atlantic City Convention Center, and Boardwalk Hall, Subaru Park, PPL Center, Cross Insurance Arena, and XL Center.

About Spectra 

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About ParkHub

ParkHub is a Dallas-based technology company that provides software and hardware services for the parking industry. The company’s products provide multiple payment options, real-time reporting of parking revenue, support for dynamic pricing, and inventory availability and control. ParkHub technology integrates with many prepaid parking and ticketing providers. Founded by parking industry veteran, George Baker Sr., ParkHub has effectively fast-tracked traditional parking operations into the digital age. For more information, visit parkhub.com.

Tattile Vega camera plugin allows integration in Milestone XProtect Smart Client

May 08, 2020




Tattile Vega camera plugin allows integration in Milestone XProtect Smart Client


For today’s needs in monitoring traffic flow, toll enforcement and road incidents modern intelligent traffic systems (ITS) require both powerful hardware with camera systems capable to operate in any outdoor conditions and top-performing software solution to analyze all possible aspects of the images recorded by the cameras. Video management systems (VMS) with the flexibility to upgrade and add functionality such as provided by Milestone as an established supplier have become the preferred software choice for ITS operators to manage video data from any kind of traffic monitoring.



By combining the best in class hardware and software for ITS applications Tattile with its camera competence for outdoor traffic applications has concluded a common software development to fully integrate its Tattile Vega cameras with the Milestone XProtect Smart Client. The Tattile – XProtect Integration Plugin is a fully developed plugin to integrate the Tattile VEGA ANPR Cameras into Milestone XProtect enabling ITS operators to easily incorporate any number of VEGA cameras to automatically communicate with the Milestone VMS.


The Tattile Vega plug-in for Milestone XProtect Smart Client is certified by Milestone and is the result of two leading brands in the ITS sector joining forces. It allows users to draw on the multiple functionalities that come with the Tattile VEGA cameras. They not only receive and collect all the events from Tattile’s cameras but also manage previously uploaded number plate lists e.g. from violators and generate alarms; filter options on events and diagnostics; and making use of the Tattile Rigel real time traffic analyzer possibilities able to manage alarms and notifications triggered by a comprehensive list of traffic events. Beyond the precise ANPR-functions filters can be set in the VMS on analyzing the Tattile camera events by date/time of event; single/multiple camera events; vehicle class, brand, color and even vehicle model; as well as plate region, country and plate color.


In addition, the data generated by Tattile cameras is available in the Milestone VMS for any possible post-process analysis of the images. Video sequences can be reviewed, and all recordings are stored. The Tattile Vega plug-in for Milestone XProtect Smart Client can be requested in the Milestone Marketplace or via Tattile Sales Rep.



Dave Farquhar Joins DMP as Dealer Development Manager for New York Metro

April 20, 2020





Dave Farquhar Joins DMP as Dealer Development Manager for New York Metro


DMP welcomes a new member to the East sales team – Dave Farquhar. Dave is stepping into the role of Dealer Development Manager for the New York Metro area and reports to Ken Nelson, DMP Director of Sales, East. As DDM, Dave will serve as the sales and support representative for DMP-authorized dealers in the city and suburbs of New York City, Long Island and the Mid and Lower Hudson Valley. The territory also includes north and central New Jersey.



For over 25 years, Dave has been a consistent fixture in the New York Metro security and investigations space. From Inside Sales to Branch Manager and Regional Sales Manager roles, he has built a solid reputation in the security industry with strong emphases in access control and CCTV.


“I am thrilled to come on board with such an innovative, customer-driven and solutions-oriented company as DMP,” said Dave, regarding his new role at the company. “I look forward to applying my sales acumen, industry knowledge and commitment to business relationship-building to further DMP’s presence and sales goals in the New York Metro market.”


Contact Information:
Dave Farquhar | Dealer Development Manager – New York Metro
Office: 800-641-4282 x 5735 | Direct Cell: 417-988-0394

Click here to find the contact information for the DMP representative in your area.



About DMP:

DMP is a privately held, independent manufacturer of innovative intrusion, fire, access control, network and cellular communication products designed, engineered, and manufactured in Springfield, Mo., using U.S. and global components. DMP is the recognized leader in alarm communication over data networks, with products that are available through professional electronic security companies. For more information, contact Mark Hillenburg at MHillenburg@DMP.com or visit DMP.com.