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Vision Components – embedded world exhibition: Hardware and software for vision OEMs

February 06, 2019





Vision Components – embedded world exhibition:

Hardware and software for vision OEMs




Vision Components presents new software and hardware products for vision OEMs at two booths at the 2019 embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. At the main booth (#2-444), everything revolves around VC Z series embedded vision systems. These are now available with an even wider variety of CMOS sensors, including several Sony Pregius sensors. Vision Components achieves outstanding clock rates, for example 88 fps at resolutions up to 3.2 MP or 170 fps at 1.6 MP. In addition, all VCnanoZ camera models are optionally available with application-specific LED lighting integrated in the standard housing.


Illustration: Vision Components presents embedded vision systems with new image sensors and a new 3D laser profiler with additional 2D image processing capability


The latest embedded laser profiler is also on exhibit. Vision Components’ proprietary ambient light suppression technology enables measurements under up to 100,000 lux with this product. The 3D laser scanner contains a Xilinx Zynq module, a system on chip (SoC) with an FPGA and a high-performance ARM processor. The FPGA handles all calculation of 3D data. The ARM processor clocked at 2 x 866 MHz can be freely programmed for other application-specific tasks such as gray value analysis. This enables additional 2D inspection tasks to be performed with just the one system. The company also demonstrates vehicle make and model recognition based on deep learning algorithms. It is suitable as a standalone solution or can be used in combination with the Carrida license plate recognition (ALPR) software in order to increase accuracy. This tool has a wide range of possible applications in access control, traffic monitoring, and smart city matters.

Vision Components has a second booth (#3-764) dedicated exclusively to its new MIPI camera modules for use with various common CPU boards.

Vision Components at embedded world

Nuremberg, Germany, 26 – 28 February 2019

Embedded systems: Hall 2, Stand 444

MIPI cameras: Hall 3, Stand 764



About Vision Components

Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company throughout the world in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras that are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware, or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications – including, amongst others, tasks in quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides software libraries for many applications such as motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.





OperationsCommander: New option brings accounting functions to OPS-COM parking management software 

September 30, 2018



OperationsCommander: New option brings accounting functions to OPS-COM parking management software 




Carleton Place, ON: OperationsCommander is launching a new, optional, add-on to its ParkAdmin parking management software. The new FinanceAdmin package is designed with streamlined financial tracking and accounts receivable functions fully integrated with the parking management tool. This add-on will provide our clients with a much more robust payment system then ever before. 



With FinanceAdmin, parking departments have easy administrative controls for key items like monthly rollover billing, prorated permit sales, automatic payments, billing rate codes, accounts receivable reporting, and customized invoicing. All of the recurring payments, monthly permits, annual permits, can be automated and are fully PCI DSS secure supporting both EFT and credit card billing. 

“This is really a big step forward for parking departments who can now seamlessly administer their parking management and financial systems together.” says Phil MacCallum, OPS-COM Business Development Manager. “It’s all about simplicity, accuracy, and building tools that contribute to the growth and success of the client’s parking operations.” 

The addition of FinanceAdmin also gives parking operations significantly more flexibility over how they manage their corporate accounts. Dashboard-style, self-serve access is available for clients to manage their own parking lists and permits for employees. “We think this feature will help parking departments deliver better service to their customers while at the same time minimizing the related administrative work.” MacCallum adds. 

FinanceAdmin is already in use and available for all current and future OPS-COM clients. Departments interested in the new features can email phil.maccallum@ops-com.com. 

About OperationsCommander 

The OPS-COM platform provides a full service, cloud-based parking and security application to help organizations automate all facets of parking, violation, and security incident processes into one solution. Tomahawk Technologies Inc. offers seamless installations of OperationsCommander, reliable and quick support, and a commitment to create flexible solutions to fit budgets and existing processes. We care about our clients’ investment. 


Phil MacCallum phil.maccallum@ops-com.com 

Business Development Manager 

Parking Reservation Software Announces New Website Launch 

September 25, 2018




Parking Reservation Software Announces New Website Launch 



The innovative website reflects the company’s technology focus and gives visitors rich insight into the future of parking. 



Tampa, FL, September 25, 2018 – Parking Reservation Software, a leading provider of parking management software, announced today the launch of a new website. The newly designed website offers sleek design, efficient navigation, and quick and easy access to information on its robust parking management software technology and marketing services. 

 The new website reflects the company’s journey from a parking reservation system to a sophisticated and fully functional plug-and-play parking management software platform featuring smartLUIS technology, a central reservation system (CRS) built exclusively for parking, revenue management functionality, contract/monthly parking, loyalty program and more, all in real time. Customer and Operator demos are readily available for instant viewing on the site, giving potential clients a snapshot of the user experience. 

The new Parking Reservation Software website also rolls out a new product RezParc, serving independent and multi-location operators in the off-airport, off-cruise port, urban and hospitality space. RezParc complements the existing product RezPort that serves large, public facilities in the airport, cruise port, municipality and urban sector. 

“Our parking management technology is the best in the industry and we are excited to share our products more effectively on the new website. The site reflects a two-year culmination of strategic effort,” says Parking Reservation Software CEO Bill Plamondon, “and demonstrates our leadership in the rapidly growing parking technology sector.” 

Garnering new partners and PARCS integrations over the past two years, Parking Reservation Software is well positioned to fulfill the company mission of “bringing the power of technology to the Parking Industry today”. 

For more information, visit us here. 


About Parking Reservation Software 

Parking Reservation Software is a scalable parking software solution for privately owned or government entity parking operations. Built to help operations run smoothly, increase reservations through marketing services, and enhance customer experience, Parking Reservation Software is a plug-and-play, real time, comprehensive solution for any size parking operation. See more here. 


Mike Hulthen Joins Passport as Vice President of Engineering

May 12, 2016

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Mike Hulthen Joins Passport as Vice President of Engineering

Passport Expands Management Team to Grow Industry-Leading Software Solutions


Charlotte, NC- Passport, North America’s leading mobile payments provider for parking and transit, announced today a recent addition to the company’s management team to further enhance product innovation and the software development process. Mike Hulthen was appointed to the position of Vice President of Engineering at Passport’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC.



“I’m thrilled to be joining the Passport team,” said Mike Hulthen, Vice President of Engineering at Passport. “I was immediately attracted to the company’s environment, but more importantly, the innovative software the team is developing each day. Every person at Passport is passionate about the premier solutions we’re delivering to the market, and I knew that I could bring the right skillsets to the table to build upon the tremendous strides we’ve already made in the industry.”


As Vice President of Engineering, Hulthen will drive planning, project execution, and development of Passport’s enterprise software solutions. He will manage the entire software development life cycle, including specifications, design, architecture, planning, implementation, and deployment.


Hulthen joins Passport with 30-plus years of experience in product, systems, and application development, as well as software and engineering solutions. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer at Core Consulting Group. Core Consulting Group provides solutions to clients in many verticals and IT systems.


Passport’s recent hire is one of the company’s many initiatives in delivering unparalleled mobile technology solutions. In addition to Hulthen, the company is expanding its software development team to continue to provide groundbreaking technology that improves agency operations.


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.



RESERVEC Selling Powerful Parking Domain Name

January 07, 2016




RESERVEC Inc., a Florida-based technology and marketing company, announces that it is selling the domain name FindLocalParking.com. This descriptive marketing domain name addresses all the core services and industries related to the multi-billion dollar parking industry. This web address offers a simple and easy way to remember an online name that connects all the dots (and parking spaces) within a community.


Whether at an airport or downtown garage, parking remains one of the most frustrating experiences for a vast majority of drivers. The web address offers brand recognition and retention and makes it easier for drivers to search for parking online.


Purchasing FindLocalParking.com is an investment in the future of a new or already established business since it is the best online parking marketing URL for sale today. The name says it all and works well both domestically and internationally for self, valet, event, home parking, and more.


The most powerful third-party marketing domain name for the parking industry is now on sale and will be sold to the highest bidder. For more information, please visit the website.



RESERVEC was formed in 2014 to provide innovative software solutions and online marketing strategies to a wide range of industries.  For more information, please visit the RESERVEC website reservec.com