November 14th, 2018

A launching point for ‘Lots to Love’ Campaign among community

 

The Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina has completed the installation of a new parking system in partnership with Flowbird, the world’s leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions.  The system replaces the Town’s legacy multi-bay meters and its gated off-street systems, providing better ease of use, more functionality, and stronger reporting capability. 

At the end of 2016, the Town tested four Strada Pay Stations to ensure reliability and good service. Following the successful trial, Flowbird was awarded the project to enhance the parking systems both on and off-street in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill’s Town Council selected Flowbird’s Strada for the following features: 

  • Technology Opportunities - Supports multiple payment options and on-screen messaging features.
  • Design and Appearance - Solar powered pay stations that include a wide color screen that displays animated pictograms, vivid pictures and clear wording.
  • Security Features – Robust protection mechanisms that meet banking requirements. 

More than 60 new Strada kiosks have been installed by Flowbird’s North Carolina based distribution partner, Southern Time, on-street throughout downtown and off-street in all Town managed public parking facilities.  In addition to accepting payments by coin or credit card, the kiosks also accept validation codes which are created electronically in Flowbird’s Smartcenter back-office system and dispersed through the local merchants.  

All on and off-street transactions – coin, card, validation code, and mobile payment – are transmitted in real-time to Flowbird’s Smartcenter web based enforcement module.  The status of each space (paid, unpaid or grace period) is easily accessible by parking enforcement officers on wireless devices.  

“I’m extremely pleased that the Town put its trust in our team to deliver a solution that impacts so many people in downtown Chapel Hill,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America. “The solution we’ve deployed there demonstrates the flexibility of our system by managing on-street and off-street parking payments along with merchant validations in one integrated platform.” 

The Town of Chapel Hill used the kiosk installation as a launching point for their ‘Lots to Love’ campaign to change the perception that parking is no longer hard to find or inconvenient. The campaign, in coordination with downtown merchants and business groups, aims to educate about the new parking system and more opportunities for parking downtown.  Check out this unique way to promote downtown parking at www.parkonthehill.com/lots-to-love.

Posted: 16 Nov 18

October 22nd, 2018

4 Applications combined in 1 to create one-of-a-kind app experience

Flowbird Group, the world’s leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, has announced that their newest mobile application will launch in November 2018.  The app, called flowbird, takes the customer friendly features from the company’s applications – Whoosh!, WayToPark, Yellowbrick, and PathToPark – and blends them together into one comprehensive mobility solution. 

The app will offer the following functionality: 

  • Mobile payments (iPhone, Android, web)
  • Coupon code acceptance (validation codes)
  • Real time parking occupancy (for select locations)
  • Find my car (for those who forget where they parked)
  • In car payments via Apple Car Play and Siri Payment 

The flowbird app was on display last week at the 2018 National Parking Association convention being held in Las Vegas, NV along with other innovative Flowbird solutions. 

“Our team is very excited about the launch of the flowbird mobile app,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird North America.  “This app combines the best features of all of our brands while adding additional urban mobility services, making it easier for users to find and pay for parking.” 

Currently, Flowbird’s mobile applications are active in 15 countries and over 400 cities. The flowbird app will be available in the App Store and Google Play Store in a few short weeks.

Posted: 30 Oct 18

Together with Chargestorm, Flowbird now offers a modern, safe and simple to use charging
station solution for electric vehicles. Chargestorm´s EV Chargers can be fully controlled either
by the WayToPark (WTP) App or Cale WebTerminal (CWT). With a network of tens of thousands
of CWTs on streets all over the world it becomes easy to control EV charging from any CWT
already installed in the local area.

 

EVA Connected has a robust design of metal and ABS-plastic. It is ideal for office car
parks, public parking spaces and
apartments and can be mounted on a 60 mm pole or on
a wall as option. EVA Connected has a clear display with bright
symbols indicating the status
of the charger.

 

CSR100 charging stations is designed for real estate and public outdoor applications.
The charging station is supplied with dual Type 2 outlet. The unit features a robust metal
enclosure and can be mounted on a 60mm pole or on a wall as option. CSR100 has a clear
status indicator at the center of the unit. The color of the LED illumination changes by outlet
(side) depending on status.


Find more information on FLOWBIRD Connect product page here...

 

Posted: 19 Oct 18

Montreal, Canada, September 25, 2018 – CALE, a leading North American company specializing in secure, reliable and effective parking solution and Desjardins Group, one of the top payment solution providers in the world - processing 3.3 billion transactions annually through its Monetico brand - are among the first to introduce the unattended contactless EMV payment method to Canada with “chip and no pin” through the certification of ID TECH’s VP5300.

Faster, Efficient and Secure Payment

Effective October 14, 2022, it will become mandatory for all unattended cardholder-activated terminals (pay stations) to be EMV-enabled. CALE is aware of this and is always staying ahead in the industry. The company strives to provide its clients with the latest payment technology by keeping up-to-date with the latest network and data security industry standards.

Not only is the EMV payment solution a smart and proactive investment, it also reduces the merchant’s liability in the event of theft. Both merchants and end-users are reassured knowing that the latest payment technology is used.

In order to develop and integrate the state-of-the-art EMV payment solutions, CALE has deployed all required resources and efforts, including CALE’s development team in its Montreal head office working in partnership with Desjardins and ID TECH.

Starting very soon, all CALE customers will have the opportunity to upgrade their parking equipment with ID TECH’s rugged VP5300 EMV Kit. The EMV Kit includes the VP5300 (PCI 5.X, EMV smart card insert reader) with a “chip and no pin” payment method and the NFC antenna for contactless payments.

The VP5300 secure insert reader supports credit card payments, while the NFC antenna supports payments by credit card, Interac Flash, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.

CALE and its partners are proud to introduce this new solution to the Canadian market, which provides modern and innovative payment methods for its customers and their end-users.

Please contact your local CALE sales representative for more details.

ABOUT CALE

CALE is no ordinary parking company. Our holistic parking solutions are designed to help keep our cities and municipalities moving towards innovation. Regardless of the climate, environment, road plan or traffic conditions, our connected parking solutions can be tailored to meet the needs of its users. With more than 20,000 terminals installed in North America, CALE distinguishes itself in the market by providing a complete package of reliable services:  the most efficient web-based back office software, the best hardware reliability, delivery under unbeatable delays and with the highest security standard in the financial industry. In 2018 CALE and Parkeon, the world leaders in parking and transport ticketing solutions, have joined forces to create a new global entity with a new brand – FLOWBIRD – and its signature is: Urban Intelligence. Flowbird’s group resources include over 400 R&D engineers working on behalf of customers to push the boundaries of innovation in transportation hardware, software, sensor systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), information security and mobile development.

ABOUT ID TECH

ID TECH is a world-recognized leader in the design and manufacture of secure payment solutions, ranging from PCI-certified PIN-entry devices, PIN on Glass readers, state-of-the-art NFC/contactless payment devices to EMV and Magstripe readers. For more than 30 years, ID TECH has built a reputation based on technical excellence, innovation, and a commitment to superior customer service. Headquartered in Cypress, California, USA (with additional engineering centers in Fremont, California, Shanghai, China and Taoyuan City, Taiwan), ID TECH is an industry leader in delivering payment solutions across the globe.

For more information about ID TECH, please call 1-800-984-1010 or visit www.idtechproducts.com.

ABOUT DESJARDINS GROUP

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets of $272 billion. It has been rated one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Counted among the World’s Strongest Banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.

Media Contact:

Jenny Ouyang
Marketing Specialist
ID TECH
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(714) 461-2824

Posted: 26 Sep 18

Both Visa and Master Card have demanded that all terminals need support for contactless payments from the end of 2019, and traders must ensure that their terminals support contactless payments.

See information below from VISA and Master Card.

 

VISA

 

MASTER CARD

 

 



Posted: 18 Sep 18

Again, we want to remind you that Cale WebTerminals needs upgrading to
CWT Software 4.0 by September 30, 2018.

After that, terminals with the wrong software will not be able to communicate
with WebOffice. This is a change already required by PCI and we need an approved system scanning during October which is not possible with the wrong software version. 
 
Please make sure to upgrade the remaining terminals (not that many left)
by September 30, 2018.

 

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This information below has been posted in previous mailing.


CWT Software 4.0

The CWT software 4.0 release aims to meet PCI requirements. To be able to meet the PCI requirements on the CWO side, all communication must fulfil TLS 1.2.

  • Terminals running CE5 will not reach PCI/PA-DSS 3.2 because the lack of security patches from Microsoft, who has ended its support for CE5.
  • The standard UI B and E, are updated to follow standard UI A for 7” and 9” colour screen. This will help our customers easily make customer-friendly user interfaces.
  • The software will be the final release that contains support for the 2G Enfora modem. New functionality in the CWT will not support this 2G modem any longer.

For more information read the Release Notes on the Partner Area
or contact Global Support.


Kind Regards 
Global Support

Posted: 14 Sep 18

Yes, we did it! Yesterday (23/8), FLOWBIRD Sweden participated with 3 running teams at STAFESTEN 2018
(formerly called Bellmansstafetten) for UNICEF on Norra Djurgården in Stockholm/Sweden.
5 people per team ran 5 km each. A great evening with awesome teamwork. Well done for everyone who
participated! You can read more about STAFESTEN here: www.stafesten.se

 

 

 

Posted: 24 Aug 18

Assa Abloy Exec Lock Replacement

The current Assa Abloy Exec key and locking system used in the CWT Compact terminal has reached end-of-life and will be replaced by the patented Assa Abloy Sento key and locking system. Current customers using Exec keys can still order keys against existing key lock combinations by choosing “Use Exec combination” in the configurator.

Products in Scope

All terminals

Ordering and Availability

Orders for new terminals or spare parts (excluding against current key lock combinations) will be delivered with the current Assa Abloy Exec solution until the remaining stock is depleted. After this, the new Assa Abloy Sento key and locking system will be provided.

 



Guard-X Lock Replacement

The Guard-X lock has reached end-of-life and will be removed from the Cale product offering and be replaced by the Assa Abloy Sento key and locking system.

Products in Scope

All terminals

Ordering and Availability

Orders for new terminals or spare parts against current key lock combinations  will be delivered until the remaining stock (at the time of writing 174 locks) is depleted. After this, the new Assa Abloy Sento key and locking system will be provided.

Posted: 10 Aug 18
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