Monthly Archives: September 2011

IBM and IPI — WOW!

I know I should delete this post after writing, but I just can’t resist. The topic is such a target rich environment. As you probably know, IBM did a study that says people are more frustrated by parking in third … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of the Situation

From Doug: One of the hotter topics currently on the CPARK-L parking listserv concerns ADA parking privileges and potential abuse thereof.  It seems that a parking czar was confronted with an individual who had two ADA placards.  The possessor of … Continue reading

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We are the Alpha and the Omega

Mark comments on the IBM technology article Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds, and new tools seem to be available everyday when it comes to managing and monitoring parking.  This article is about a new system that automates the … Continue reading

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Most Thrilling and Terrifying Project Ever

I received a note from a woman who happens to read PT because she knows someone in the business.  She is an artist and, well let her tell it: When I was telling a friend recently about that article, and … Continue reading

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Global Parking Survey from……IBM?

IBM has released a Global Parking Survey that tells us basically what we already know — In first world countries where parking is enforced and there are parking spaces available, people find it easy to find parking spaces, but in … Continue reading

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IBM Enters Parking Marketplace

IBM has partnered with Streetline to bring municipal on street parking data management into the world of the big boys. Read about it here. Streetline is the San Francisco Company that makes the instreet sensors that can determine whether or … Continue reading

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Park on an Apron — $58

This fellow lives three doors from me. All of us have this issue — I’m sorry I was out of town for the demonstration or I would have been there. Read about it here. The story is this: If you … Continue reading

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Canadians Break all records for attendance at show

I’m rubbing shoulders with our Canadian Cousins in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Its a mini=Vegas with great views and wonderful weather.  Lots of hotels, casinos, and of course Ok, there are two falls, these are the “American” falls, the Canadian or … Continue reading

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Pay By Cell

NFC may be coming, but Pay by Cell is here. I met Friday with Albert Bogaard, CEO of Parkmobile here in the US and his Senior VP for Sales, Brent Paxton. I’m in Atlanta on my way to Niagara Falls … Continue reading

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NFC Near Field Communications and Parking

Mike sent in this link to a video (short) about the use of NFC and parking payment and access control. Yep, before too long (2-4 years or less they tell me) all phones will be NFC enabled.  When they are, … Continue reading

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