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Rydin Decal, a parking management solutions provider, announces a partnership with Ellucian, a technology solutions provider to educational institutions. The partnership enables the integration of Rydin’s web-based parking management software, Rydin PermitExpress™, with the Banner® Student Information System by Ellucian. Rydin PermitExpress™ Parking Management Software allows educational institutions to centralize important parking information and manage numerous parking functions (parking permit sales, permit distribution, citations, appeals, driver and vehicle information) online. The robust solution is cloud-based, so it is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection.

POM cloud based version of MeterManager is now available;  contact POM for a quote to migrate your data and host it on our secure servers.  You will need the Archer or Archer 2 for interfacing with non-wireless meters; Parktel and Parktel 2.0 meters will send up their data wireless to this data website. The company was recently awarded the Arkansas District Export Council Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade.  Five Arkansas companies were recognized as having distinguished themselves as leaders in international trade, in the following categories: Arkansas Rising Star (for which POM received the award), Global Sustainability, and Small, Medium, and Large Manufacturer Exporters.

SMC Software announced its seamless integration with yet another PARCS company. SMC, a leading provider of white-label reservations technology for the parking industry, has completed the integration of its cloud-based, centralized reservations system into DATAPARK. This addition provides mutual customers with a true end-to-end solution. This software integration allows consumers and travel agencies to process online reservations in real time.

 The City of Waterbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has expanded its use of the Hectronic Citea Multi-Space Parking Meters for their on street parking needs.

In what could be considered a homecoming of sorts, Bomel Construction Co., one of the largest concrete contractors in California and widely considered the dean of parking structure construction in the West, has completed a 360-stall parking structure and adjacent construction work for Chapman University, a private school in the city of Orange.

Parkmobile USA, Inc. and Miami Beach Parking announced a program that will allow customers to use their mobile phones to pay  for parking at all of the over 8,300+  metered spaces throughout Miami Beach. Customers can pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones. 

Rachel Yoka, LEED, AP BD+C, CNU+A, CPSM, a tireless parking industry supporter and 2012 recipient of its Parking Professional of the Year, will join the staff of the International Parking Institute (IPI) this week to assume the new position of Vice President of Program Development.

The Consulting Engineers Group, Inc. (CEG)®is pleased to announce our selection to be part of the consulting pool for the Public Works Department of the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This honor, in effect for the next 3 years, allows us to serve the Traffic and Parking Services Division of the Public Works Department on an on-call basis for any and all parking management and parking operations issues, concerns and challenges. The Minnesota office of CEG will provide primary support of this new contract, with back-up support available from other CEG offices as needed.  The relationship between the City and CEG has been in effect since 2004.  CEG has additional offices in Illinois, Texas, Florida, and New Mexico.

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its World Headquarters and North American Operations Center here has been honored by the Austin Business Journal in its 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards competition.  Recognized in the industrial development category, HID Global’s facility was formally opened in January and, when completed in 2015, will be the company’s largest facility in the region.

The City of Deerfield Beach wanted to overhaul its parking operation that serves visitors, residents and businesses in this picturesque South Florida city. The 800-space parking system currently utilizes mostly individual, coin-operated, pay and display meters, and annual permits for residents. The City wanted to find a customer-friendly solution that would both increase revenue and reduce operating costs over time. After extensive research, a request for proposals for a new parking revenue collection and enforcement system using pay-by-plate and license plate recognition technology was issued. 

Cale Group, Sweden, is announcing organizational and management team changes for its largest subsidiary, Cale America Inc., that will further improve its ability to manage and support its rapidly growing customer base in the US market. Henrik Mella, CEO of Cale Group, together with Edward Olender, President of Cale America, and Jeff Nethery, General Manager, are pleased to announce the appointment of Andreas Jansson as the new Managing Director of Cale America.

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group announced that their Terra 23/53 range of  fast chargers has successfully passed the new European certification process for DC fast chargers at  Applus IDIADA, the independent certification house in Spain. The ABB multi-standard chargers are  compliant with CHAdeMO 1.0, the CE standard and new industry guidelines for multi standard fast chargers.

ParkCloud is delighted to announce today that is has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014, in the category of International Trade. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise, launched in 1966, are the most prestigious accolades for businesses in the UK. Winners are announced each year on 21st April, Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Nearly 1,000 Drivers Sign Up For Pay-By-Cell...ParkChicago App Had 3,500 Downloads Within the Same Period; Pay-by-Cell Option Part of the Agreement Mayor Emanuel Negotiated to Save Taxpayers $1 Billion and Provide Free Sunday Parking in Neighborhoods Mayor's Press Office.

PayByPhone, part of PayPoint plc, has announced recent developments, including the acquisition of Adaptis Solutions and success in winning the tender in Paris with VINCI Park. This acquisition and win reinforce PayByPhone’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of services to parking authorities. The acquisition of Adaptis is an exciting step in the ongoing development of PayPoint’s Mobile & Online strategy and strengthens our leading position in the parking and urban mobility sectors. It brings a highly capable team with strong client relationships and a reputation for rapid innovation. 

After a fulfilling and challenging career spanning nearly 34 years at Walker Parking Consultants, Tom Butcher retired from regular employment on May 1. Walker has asked him to remain involved on a part-time basis and continue to participate in active projects and perform other selected duties. In other news, the company has been awarded a contract by Aramco Overseas Co. to prepare a parking master plan and conceptual design for a major parking facility for the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  The facility will provide public parking for the Center’s educational, performance and research venues.  Walker’s Boston and Abu Dhabi offices will collaborate and manage the project team, which includes Cambridge Seven Associates as design architect (Cambridge, MA) and Transpo Group as traffic engineer (Seattle, WA & Abu Dhabi, UAE).

 Digital Payment Technologies (DPT), a leading provider of multi-space pay stations and enterprise software parking solutions, announced phase II of its deployment with the City of Miami Beach, FL. Phase II includes further expansion of DPT’s LUKE II multi-space parking pay stations throughout the city and changing the mode of operation to Pay-by-License Plate as part of the License Plate-Enabled Parking (LEP) solution that the city is launching today. “Our goal in implementing License Plate-Enabled Parking is to provide visitors and residents with an easy solution that uses one unique parking identifier across the board – the license plate,” said Saul Frances, director, City of Miami Beach Parking Department. “With DPT’s LUKE II pay stations at the center of this system, consumers will appreciate an intuitive and convenient way to park that will also make operations more efficient, thanks to the pay stations’ integration with enforcement technologies from Genetec and OmniPark.” With DPT’s integration with Parkmobile, consumers also have the option of paying using their mobile phone.

Rydin Decal, a parking management solutions provider, announces a partnership with Ellucian, a technology solutions provider to educational institutions. The partnership enables the integration of Rydin’s web-based parking management software, Rydin PermitExpress™, with the Banner® Student Information System by Ellucian.

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