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Cale Parking Terminals will start selling bus tickets in Helsinki

Helsinki's 400 parking terminals will by 2018 offer one-time tickets for HSL trains, buses and trams. The first combination machines was launched on the 3 of November. Helsinki region promises that 400 parking terminals by 2018 not only will sell parking but public transport tickets. The first 10 combination terminal was introduced in Helsinginkatu, Töölö and Itä-Pasila as a pilot and will go on until the end of 2017.

“We are excited for the opportunity to add value to the city’s existing payment terminals, and to extend our vision of improving urban mobility for smart cities like Helsinki around the world,” said Jeff Nethery, global product director for Cale Access AB in Stockholm.

Find the finnish YLE article here.

 

Posted: 17 Nov 17

Parkeon, the world’s leading parking and ticketing services provider, and Swedish-based Cale, announce they have entered into exclusive negotiations to create the leading global technology company for enabling urban mobility.

More than 5,000 cities in over 70 countries rely on Parkeon’s and Cale’s robust systems for payment solutions and services.

The two companies plan to join forces to access multidisciplinary skills for the research, development and practical implementation of IoT solutions to offer cities and parking operators all around the world innovative, secure and integrated smart urban mobility services.

The combined group plans to increase investments in its ongoing digital transformation and leverage on its global customer base with over 100 million weekly end-users.

Both the Cale and Parkeon brands would continue to be offered to ensure customers a seamless and reliable service during and after the contemplated transaction.

For the year ended June 30, 2017, Parkeon turned in €220m revenues and Cale €70m revenues. The combined group targets double-digit revenue growth for the upcoming 12 months.

The combination would bolster the two companies’ extensive international operations and the enlarged group would have around 1,300 employees largely based in France, UK, Sweden and North America. Furthermore, it would represent a good fit for the two companies’ regional strengths where Parkeon has strong market positions in Europe outside Scandinavia and in the rest of the world - particularly in emerging markets, while Cale has a strong presence in Scandinavia and North America. New sales efforts would be targeted on Emerging markets in Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America.

With over 500 R&D engineers earmarked for innovation to consolidate the combined group’s market leadership, the contemplated transaction would also add to the palette of technical skills in hardware, software, sensor systems, machine-learning and AI, business Intelligence, Information Security, UI/UX design and Mobile development. 

 

Both Parkeon and Cale hold the highest level of PCI certifications for security and integrity purposes and manage over 400 million credit card and mobile payment transactions on a yearly basis.

Bertrand Barthelemy would remain group CEO and Stéphane Roques would head up the new Smart City business arising from the combination with Cale. Anton Kaya, currently CEO of Cale, would become Chief Operating Officer of the Smart City Business Unit and Owen Griffith would continue to oversee Smart Transport.

The transaction would be implemented by way of contribution of Cale’s equity to Parkeon.

Bertrand Barthélemy, Parkeon’s CEO, said: “This project seeks to bring about smarter digital-based consumer mobility, stability for our customers, and growth for our business and employees. I am proud and look forward to putting our planned combination into practice. This would be a big step forward in the growth of our companies and for the future of the Smart City and urban mobility industry, while striving to create more pleasant, environmentally-friendly and safer cities where the economy is more vibrant and it is easier to move around. We would be able to build on our world leadership in digital urban mobility services. lt would very important that we proceed with the transaction while safeguarding the corporate culture of our two companies and jobs in our industry.”

Anton Kaya, Cale’s CEO, added: “The combination of the top two companies in our industry would provide an amazing opportunity to bring together global scale, integrated technology, and diverse distribution to create a true market leader. This would represent a new page in our history: looking forward, together we would step up our ongoing campaign to digitalize our service offering. We would strive to provide innovative and secure services for our customers, who have trusted us over the years, while ensuring an exciting future for our employees”.

The proposed transaction is subject to consultation of Parkeon’s works council, and would be completed by the beginning of 2018.

Posted: 10 Nov 17

CALE is a worldwide leading supplier of parking and unattended payment solutions and related services. Chargestorm is the leading supplier of smart charge stations and infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles in the Nordic countries. The e-mobility market is showing a tremendous growth in many countries and the demand for integrated parking and charging solutions for all plug-in hybrids and electrical vehicles is rapidly growing. By entering this agreement, CALE will be able to offer an integrated park and charge solution in the more than 30 countries. CALE will deliver its extensive range of leading parking management solutions, including solar powered payment terminals and the WayToPark App fully integrated with Chargestorm smart AC charge stations.

 “This agreement is in line with our strategy to offer solutions and helping cities around the world to become more sustainable and eco-friendly using connected and smart solutions” says Anton Kaya, CEO of CALE.

Chargestorm’s range of smart charging solutions, including NanoGrid™ for local load balancing to optimize the existing electrical infrastructure, is rapidly becoming a necessity for achieving cost-efficient scalability of existing parking areas. “We are proud and excited to work closely with CALE for this purpose” says Patrik Lindergren, CEO and founder of Chargestorm.

Posted: 05 Oct 17

Cale launched the parking app WayToPark in Copenhagen and Århus during September. All citizens parking their cars in Denmark’s capital and Århus can now register at all existing terminal for a smoother and simpler parking experience.

Posted: 18 Sep 17

Cale terminals will by November 1 be replacing the old parking kiosk in Palm Beach. With the built-in solar panels to recharge batteries that last up to three years, the terminals will save money for the Town. Cale was chosen as the best vendor with its color screen out of nine received proposals. “Their equipment is top notch,” Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar said. “They’ve been in business for a long time. They were the lowest price, too.” Boodhehwar also states that the Cale terminal has received very positive feedback.

Read more at Palm Beach Daily News

Posted: 10 Aug 17

Our updated WayToPark App is now available on App Store and Google play in Malaysia and Europe!

Download the App to discover the new features;

  • Map based for your convenience
  • User-friendly menu
  • Maps of parking location in receipts

Find more information about the App here.

Posted: 13 Jul 17

Cale and Nedap offer a combined solution for efficient parking guidance. The solution is based on a system from Nedap, which uses bay-mounted sensors in individual parking spaces to detect whether it is occupied. The real-time parking information that becomes available is integrated in Cale’s software, which is used to easily guide drivers to the nearest available parking space.

Click to read the full article on Nedap Mobility's site

Posted: 01 Jun 17

The historic City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, one of the oldest towns in the United States, has recently upgraded its pay stations to feature new pay-by-plate technology in partnership with parking industry leader Cale.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, widely known for its rich architectural heritage, recently upgraded its pay stations to feature new pay-by-plate technology through a strategic partnership with one of the world’s leading parking solutions providers, Cale. The Lancaster Parking Authority was looking to update its parking kiosks in order to optimize its parking operation by reducing maintenance costs, simplifying enforcement, and improving efficiency.

With Cale’s pay-by-plate technology, Lancaster is moving towards the future of parking operations where the vehicle’s license plate number serves as their unique identifier. Now the main form of enforcement and payment for on street parking is pay-by-plate. Enforcement officers are able to scan the vehicle’s license plate with their handheld devices to verify payment status for a particular session, or whether the driver has a valid permit. Cale’s meter and pay station technology has seamlessly integrated with Lancaster’s current enforcement system increasing the city’s enforcement accuracy.

"Through Cale’s partnership with the Lancaster Parking Authority, the process of updating our parking systems was completely effortless. Cale has proven to be a reliable partner that not only provides great, cost competitive products, but also products that are future-proof," said Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, Executive Director of the Authority.

The town of Lancaster upgraded 40 Cale pay stations, covering over 1,000 spaces, from pay-by-space to pay-by-plate mode. After the transfer and upgrade process was accomplished in less than a month, the city is now able to offer visitors a better experience, thanks to its flexible forms of payment. Users can now pay using coins, bills, credit cards, and pay-by-phone through the ParkLancaster or Parkmobile mobile applications.

Posted: 30 Apr 17

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Posted: 12 Apr 17

This week, the exhibition Traffex is taking place in Birmingham, UK. Many new, technical solutions for a smarter city and an improved parking environment are on display. Cale is of course present showing its latest innovations. Many customers have came by giving nice feedback on our product range. The Check In/Check Out solution, for example, is receiving plenty of interest. The solution is convenient for the motorist as he doesn't have to rush back to his car for a top-up. He can stay parked for the time he needs and when leaving he only pays for the time used, no need to pay extra just in case. No need either for paper tickets as enforcement will take place through scanning number plates and the registration number will immediately after Check In be available in the officers' handheld terminals.

Please don't miss coming by to say hello if you happen to be at Traffex 4th, 5th or 6th of April!

Posted: 05 Apr 17
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