https://omny.fm/shows/640-toronto/happy-capitalism-with-lou-schizas-wednesday-apri-8

On April 8th, 2018 Lou Schizas brought to light what LocoMobi can bring to Smart Cities!

Let’s help the environment by making cities more efficient and cutting down congestion.

https://omny.fm/shows/640-toronto/happy-capitalism-with-lou-schizas-wednesday-apri-8

LocoMobi Smart City Gets Smarter with Interactive Transit Systems for Buses and Trains

March 27, 2018 – Toronto, Canada

LocoMobi is pleased to announce our full line of transit solutions adding payment stations, cashier terminals, turnstiles, and associated enterprise hardware all interfaced to the LocoMobi Smart City Cloud Portal.

LocoMobi realizes that the modernization of today’s transit systems promote usage, alleviate congestion and create a cleaner, more efficient transportation infrastructure. LocoMobi has created technology that is easier to use, links users with city infrastructure, and fosters end-user adoption within a socially accepted process. Cloud interaction enhances the consumer experience by providing an intuitive payment system whether it be through payment kiosks or mobile apps. In turn this minimizes the amount of fare evasion and contributes to better profitability for cities. This results is increased revenue while maintaining consistent, affordable rates for consumers. The ultimate goal is achieved; people utilizing modern, efficient transportation in harmony with their cities.

LocoMobi’s technology provides transportation to over 300 million people annually through our 2216 units installed at 883 stations. Adding to this will be the LocoMobi mobile payment app and marketing programs to foster ridership growth.

This addition makes LocoMobi the only smart solution for parking, toll road, and transit, encompassing a true transportation infrastructure system all-in-one Cloud Portal. Currently LocoMobi is in the final stages of launching with the most advanced Toll Bridge System in the USA.

“Our goal was always to build a complete infrastructure for Transportation” says Grant Furlane CEO AND Co-founder of LocoMobi, “Being the first in the Cloud we understand the importance of mobility,, as operators look for flexibility and control at affordable costs. It’s just another piece of our Smart City Infrastructure. “

LocoMobi, Inc. is reinventing parking and transportation technology in the era of Cloud, mobile, low-cost hardware and Internet of Things. LocoMobi was the very first to offer a Cloud-based licence plate recognition (LPR) system with a complete revenue engine that also provided a management system for virtual permitting systems, violation and citation management. The company also designed and implemented the first LPR-based system incorporating payment stations and barrier gates, which was integrated into a single cloud-based system. LocoMobi offers the largest suite of products including LPR, mobile, pay on foot stations, ticket dispensers, on-street multi-space meters and cloud software. LocoMobi offers innovative apps that drive traffic to businesses and provide real time analytics. Its “Vision intelligence“ offerings allow predictive modeling both for pedestrian and vehicle security. LocoMobi’s recent venture has been in Toll Highways.

LocoMobi’s product offerings are unique in their level of comprehensiveness, innovation, and price: installations typically have twice the functionality at approximately half the price of competitive systems. LocoMobi’s innovations have recently garnered worldwide attention when the Company was a winner of the award for TiE50 best new technology in the world, where over 2800 companies from 27 countries were considered. The awards were presented at the Annual TiE50 conference held in the Silicon Valley.

LocoMobi  – Moving The World

For more information or investing please visit our website at www.locomobi.com or email grant@locomobi.com.

LocoMobi Mexico Epago

February 27, 2018 – Toronto, Canada

LocoMobi is pleased to announce the first installation in Mexico. This project required cameras with ticket dispensing and a gated system to control traffic flow in and out of the parking lot as well as payment kiosks to collect parking fees. Together the equipment used creates a gated ticketing system with 3 entry lanes, 4 exit lanes and 8 Mojo Xtremes for pay on foot capabilities.

Project Details:

EquipmentBARRIER GATE (BG100)EYEPARK CAMERATICKET DISPENSER (TD81)MOJO XTREME
Quantity7778
PurposeTo limit or control the flow of incoming and outgoing traffic.Reads licence plates upon vehicle entry and exit of your facility.Dispenses ticket or permit for parking validation.Payment kiosk used to collect parking fees.

This location is LocoMobi’s first instal outside of Canada and the USA and will pave the way for many international installations to come.

If you would like to inquire about these or other LocoMobi Smart City products, please contact LocoMobi with your questions.

About LocoMobi, Inc.

LocoMobi, Inc. is a Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking and threat management solutions. We customize an infinite number of possibilities, which are tailored to your specific Smart City needs. We integrate with a wide range of systems, with both equipment and patent pending software to ensure the perfect fit for your business model.

LocoMobi’s product offerings are unique in their level of comprehensiveness, innovation, and price: installations typically have twice the functionality at approximately half the price of competitive systems. LocoMobi’s innovations have recently garnered worldwide attention when the Company was a winner of the award for TiE50 best new technology in the world, where over 2800 companies from 27 countries were considered. The awards were presented at the Annual TiE50 conference held in the Silicon Valley.

LocoMobi  –  Moving The World

For more information please visit our website at www.locomobi.com

LocoMobi Announce Mobile Fee Computer for Parking, Transit and Toll systems with True Cloud Operability

Nov 2, 2017 – Toronto, Canada

LocoMobi is pleased to announce the most advanced device for mobile revenue management and operational control. The Mobile Fee Computer (MFC).

The MFC converts time consuming tasks into a seamless flow of easy to manage parking features. This includes prepay for large events or smaller parking lots, valet services and remote payment collections by attendants which greatly reduces congestion and increases flow.

The MFC can catalogue vehicles in real-time, document vehicle damage, issue/revoke parking permits, record payment with receipt, determine parking lot occupancy, and add a layer of accountability to your staff and patrons.

The powerful unit comes with a built in scanner and camera that staff can use to scan license plates or ticket barcodes to view information from a particular vehicle. The robust features also allow staff to perform vehicle validation or take payments. MFC can read the ticket issued from the entrance ticket dispenser and compute the fee for vehicles to exit.

Staff are able to review a vehicle and record any damage on their handheld prior to accepting the vehicle into their care. Paying transit fare or helping clients in a Toll lane is now easy and efficient. Parking becomes mobile and easy for operators. Using Debit/Credit, Chip/Pin and Tap & Go as well as tracking cash creates speed with efficiency.

All this power in the palm of your hand!

“We realize that the Internet of Things is very powerful” says Grant Furlane CEO AND Co-founder of LocoMobi, “Being the first in the Cloud we understand the importance of mobility, even with attendants, as operators look for flexibility and control at affordable costs. It’s just another piece of our Smart City Infrastructure. It’s not about just offering a new Cloud device, it’s about making that device work seamlessly with all of the revenue control systems “

Fully integrated with LocoMobi’s License Plate Recognition (LPR) and Cloud System, MFC is an all-in-one tracking and management device.

Benefits & Features:

  •  Cloud based Valet Ticket system
  •  Cloud based Event Management system
  •  Low deployment cost
  •  Integrated with parking payment system
  •  Data stored in Cloud & syncs between devices
  •  Automated dispatch capability
  •  Track valet cars on-site through geo-fencing technology
  •  Integrates with License Plate Recognition
  •  Accept cash payment and issue receipts
  •  Integrates with parking & law enforcement technologies
  •  Accepts Credit / Debit / Chip/Pin and Tap & Go – all PCI certified
  •  Validation redundancies – avoid ticket disputes, duplicate tickets
  •  Track and record vehicle damage
  •  Staff accountability
  •  Streamline efficiency thereby reducing valet queue line

For more information on the MFC
please contact us today.

About LocoMobi, Inc.

LocoMobi, Inc. is reinventing parking and transportation technology in the era of cloud, mobile, low-cost hardware and Internet of Things. LocoMobi was the very first to offer a cloud-based licence plate recognition (LPR) system with a complete revenue engine that also provided a management system for virtual permitting systems, violation and citation management. The company also designed and implemented the first LPR-based system incorporating payment stations and barrier gates, which was integrated into a single cloud-based system. LocoMobi offer the largest suite of products including LPR, mobile, pay on foot stations, ticket dispensers, on-street multi-space meters and cloud software. LocoMobi offer innovative apps that drive traffic to businesses and provide real time analytics. Its “Vision intelligence“ offerings allow predictive modeling both for pedestrian and vehicle security . LocMobi recent venture has been in Toll Highways.

LocoMobi’s product offerings are unique in their level of comprehensiveness, innovation, and price: installations typically have twice the functionality at approximately half the price of competitive systems. LocoMobi’s innovations have recently garnered worldwide attention when the Company was a winner of the award for TiE50 best new technology in the world, where over 2800 companies from 27 countries were considered. The awards were presented at the Annual TiE50 conference held in the Silicon Valley.

LocoMobi  –  Moving The World

For more information please visit our website at www.locomobi.com

Airport Technology Innovator Profile: Grant Furlane, CEO of LocoMobi Smart Airports, Better Passenger Services and The Cloud

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Nov 1, 2017 – Toronto, Canada

Grant Furlane has over 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the technology sector, specializing in the parking, transportation, cloud computing and network security industries. He has been involved in over 600 million dollars of technology investments and was contracted to lead several initiatives for large public IT companies. He aggressively built three transportation technology companies that established the vanguard for tracking and monitoring vehicle movement, and developed and sold integrated control systems for major airports, hospitals and parking lot management companies.

Momberger Airport Information: How did you get started and what got you going?

Grant Furlane:

I’ve never really worked for anybody. I came right into being an entrepreneur from day one. But what got me into infrastructure – believe it or not, this is about 25-30 years ago now – is that I felt we were in trouble. At that time, I was really intrigued with the world of transportation, congestion, and how we were going to deal with the problems I’d already seen in places in Europe. I had co-founded the World Symposium of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in my late 20s, early 30s and there were three of us involved then. I think that forum has now grown to a membership of about 10,000 strong.

At that time, it was my feeling that to be more efficient in the transportation sector, we had to find ways to be more efficient in moving cars and people. And so, during the first 20-25 years of my career I developed companies that revolved around being more efficient in moving cars and parking cars, which is now leading me into an area that I have always had a passion for – how to manage the transportation infrastructure.

The problem was not that it couldn’t be done, but that the technology just did not exist to form the needed communications infrastructure. As it is still today, if you want to go from one building to another, you’ve got to go into a parking garage and take a ticket or use an ID card. If you want to go to yet another building, you will need yet another ID card because it could have a different building owner, and a different parking garage operator. If you go onto a toll highway, you need yet another pass. When you get on public transit, you need another pass….

Alternatively, if I could find a token as a unique identifier that you could pass around, then you wouldn’t need multiple passes. So, 20-25 years ago the only token available that could be moved around was a license plate. The problem was that the technology to get read rates high enough to make this plausible did not exist. So, for years and years I worked on different algorithms to improve performance – both in terms of speed and accuracy of license plate recognition (LPR.)

Then more recently, the cloud came about which allows a plate to be recognized anywhere, anytime, in real time. Both technologies had to work together for this to really work. And that is, scan a number plate – the unique identifier – and move it around via the cloud.

While I had been developing all the hardware, there was no enterprise hardware that could connect to the cloud directly. So, I designed and built it all – the payment terminals, the payment kiosks, etc., so that we could have an integrated solution. At the same time a fellow named Barney Pell, who is one of the most innovative people in the world, was working on a mobile way for people to pay for transportation and he started with parking as well. However, he was not getting any traction. He had heard about me and got in touch. I looked at his business plan, and said “the software is good but you will need to pivot to a different plan to hit the expected numbers” So, I helped him design some technology that would work with his software and we went out and patented the thing we called Card Kit and Gate Kit, which essentially allowed a cellular phone to find your location, and then when you pay, open the door or a gate.

We now started to see revenue, but it wasn’t very big. So, Barney then convinced me to merge and we formed what is now LocoMobi. A month later in May 2014 we went to the TiE50, which is Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards show for early stage technology startups, and we won. This followed with 2nd place in the “Smart Building” International Startup Competition in Nantong, China. This confirmed that we had leading edge technology as a startup, and so we went out to implement, not forgetting that my goal had always been to be in parking, transit and tolling – anything to do with managing people and transit, cars, trucks, toll highways, and parking. As we’ve become successful on the parking side, landing two huge contracts with Park ‘N Fly and WallyPark for airport parking, we were offered a tender that no one else could do, which was for the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge – a 7.8-mile-long toll road built in 1958 that connects the Indiana Toll Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s South Side. This launched us into tolling one year earlier than planned. And, we have now launched transit applications just a month ago.

Momberger Airport Information: So, what got you interested in the airport scene?

Grant Furlane:

I’ve always felt that the airport environment was a distinct and different market all on its own, because it has so many moving pieces. Airports are becoming smart cities themselves. Although I could tackle the airport environment for parking, I felt this was too limiting. An airport is very big in retail, it’s very big in customer service, it very big in parking, and it’s very big in so many other things like media and advertising. I’ve been holding back because I want to offer an integrated solution that makes sense for an airport to want to invest. And so, we’ve set out to build upon what we already have as infrastructure, so that we can manage not just parking, but ground-side and air-side transportation.

And there is security, which also can be managed with the same infrastructure. We’ve come from reading license plates to smart plates, for which we use artificial intelligence – machine learning – so, why can’t we go further? And so, we started a new company called Quest Intelligent Technologies that is one of the first companies out with machine vision technology – or artificial vision or vision intelligence – that provides automatic imaging-based inspection and analysis. This involves using cameras and giving them intelligence to see more than we can see with our eyes. By seeing the constant flow of people and/or cars we are able to see differences or anomalies that allows it to be predictable.

The technology is now at a level that we can see so intensively into something that it can actually layer itself into hard matter. For example, the vision intelligence cameras that we’re testing now can get about seven layers into your clothing. So, let’s pretend a guy walked into the airport in today’s world and had a gun. We would catch that as soon as he walked into the airport. Forget the security screening areas. You can’t afford to do that with all the people milling around. You need to catch the suspect right upon entry. So, this is using CCTV and vision intelligence. It allows us to see things and predict things. In addition to that, I can cover the entire ground side. Why is that car circling over and over? Why is that FedEx truck there for three hours when it’s supposed to be there only three minutes? With all this different information, you can manage the ground side traffic movements.

And, of course the parking is obvious – it’s what we do now. For example, what happens to my car when I drop it off at the valet service? Does it actually get to the garage? We make sure it does. As soon as we take a picture of the plate, we are watching for that car to enter the garage. We can make sure no one’s switching cars and doing things they shouldn’t be doing. Again, all this data is hosted and shared in the cloud.

Likewise, on the airside we can track assets. Why are there three planes in this area on the tarmac? Why is this delivery truck where it shouldn’t be? We can do this since from quite a distance we can read serial numbers, and we can even visualize differences associated with the asset. Like, why are there three people on that cart when there should only be one? With vision intelligence and machine learning, the possibilities are endless in creating what we can call a smart airport, just like the smart city concept. With the smart city, data are collected from citizens and devices using sensors integrated with real-time monitoring systems, that are then processed and analyzed. The information and knowledge gathered are then used to tackle inefficiency, and enhance safety and security. Technology and digitalization has allowed this to become a reality. It’s a great story.

Momberger Airport Information: What are some of the bigger challenges that you’re facing in implementing this vision?

Grant Furlane:

For a person like me who’s always working on the edge, the biggest challenge I have is in introducing change. People are very, very nervous about making changes. And airports have probably been the hardest. Most feel secure when everything is hardwired throughout the airport. Cloud computing as an IT paradigm is still not readily accepted, while for most businesses if you don’t go to the cloud, you’re probably not going to be in business for long. There’s been a real challenge at the middle management level and in the IT departments to accept where everything’s going. By going to the cloud, in many cases, you can eliminate half the IT department. Making such a move can make the operation twice as efficient. The return’s immediate as far as the investment is concerned. And the results for the operation are even better. Now you’re getting real time information and the ability to predict stuff. However, because it can be such a complicated presentation, we really need to get to the right people to show them what the technology can do for them. Then again, five years ago I couldn’t convince people to use LPR for parking management. Now it’s the standard in every single request for proposal (RFP.) People thought I was crazy at the time!

Momberger Airport Information: The RFP process – it’s one of those things you come up against when you’re dealing with government organizations, which airports are for the most part. What’s been your experience with this procurement culture?

Grant Furlane:

It’s primitive. Let me tell you why. You have people who have all this infrastructure already built in the airport, and they’re afraid to move away from it. So, when it comes to procurement, they end up asking leading edge technology companies to move backwards! They will ask vendors for a certain technology because that’s what they have. And they have relationships with the people who put that in. But here’s the biggest problem. And we all see this all the time. Typically, in order to bid on an RFP, you must reference up to five installations that have been running for five years, etc. Well, this means that you will have legacy technology. It’s like saying, “If you have anything new and innovative, you can’t bid it.” I come across this time and time again. The innovative companies that can provide most value in terms of new concepts and technologies are simply not given the opportunity to enter the market, because of this old-style procurement practice of very prescriptive RFPs.

Momberger Airport Information: How have you been able to get around that? Would partnerships or joint ventures with established companies be a way forward for you?

Grant Furlane:

Absolutely. Our approach has been to go out and talk to innovative owners; people who have money in the game. When you are a startup or inventor, you need partners not just customers who are prepared to work the good and the bad with you. Because there are tough times when you’re developing technology. Whether it be Bill Gates of Microsoft, or Steve Job of Apple, or Henry Ford, it doesn’t matter. You are going to fail and gain, fail and gain. But when you have partners who believe you can get to the goal line, it makes all the difference. So, we said, “Okay, let’s go after innovative clients – clients who would listen.” And, we also decided to pick up a couple of big ones.

So, the first one I went after was Park ‘N Fly in Canada. Why? Well, I knew who they were, they knew me, and they were bought by CKI, one of the biggest infrastructure funds in the world. As a result, it didn’t take much more than three weeks to convince them to go with LPR, automated payment, mobile transactions, everything, and all cloud-based. So, we probably concluded one of the biggest parking contracts ever, in short time, covering every major city in the country.

Now that we had a reference from seven city airports, we went south and did the same thing with a company called Wally Park that is actually bigger than Park ‘N Fly and we got 21 locations in the US. Technology acceptance is usually the biggest challenge, but suddenly we were gaining traction and the reaction I was getting was, “We get it, Grant. We’re prepared to take the risk.” What got us there quicker than most startups is that we got validation. We won the TiE50 for having one of the best technologies in the world. Then a week later, we won the Smart City competition in China. So, that was the route we took. Further, we created probably the most incredible board there is of any small company, and we brought in people from the industry. That gets you business and that’s what you have to do as a startup. Today – only two and a half years later and now with 40 employees – when I’m bidding for a contract, I have prime, platinum references.

We are still called a startup, but we don’t operate like one. We grew much quicker. We hit profitability near the end of our second year. It’s a much different company today. And all my other companies operate the exact same models – they all have one thing in common. They all can manage on my infrastructure.

Momberger Airport Information: So those are some great lessons learned. What would be your top three bits of advice you would have for any future entrepreneur?

Grant Furlane:

The biggest one – and I’m going to write a book on it – is the ‘Entrepreneur’. Don’t use it lightly. Entrepreneur doesn’t mean raising a bunch of money and spending it. You have to live it. You have to sacrifice. You really need to feel it, and have the passion, and that’s what a lot of people lack.

An entrepreneur is not a guy who goes and buys a Mac’s Milk or a 7-11. That’s a small business owner. An entrepreneur is a guy who has an idea, and literally will do what he has to do. When I met my wife, I was living in a campground, by choice. I had no money and I wanted to develop my first idea. I wasn’t trying to raise money so I could buy a $3 million-dollar house. That’s not an entrepreneur.

The second thing I’d tell everybody – and this very important – failure is not an option, because there’s no such thing. People will ridicule you and say, “He’s crazy.” You don’t fail. You experience. Everything you do, you build upon. And if you keep the focus, if you truly do it, I mean really keep the focus, you’ll get there. But then it goes back to what is a real entrepreneur? It’s a guy who won’t give up. He’ll be the last guy standing in the plant. He’ll be the guy at home working because he had to lay everyone off. If you don’t give up, there’s no such thing as failure. Most people don’t realize that 99 percent of the companies that fail didn’t realize how close they were to success. They just gave up. Unbelievably, they were almost there. But, that last one percent is the killer for all of us. I’ve never felt I had to give up, ever. There’s always a way.

And the last point is the most important. Be prepared to pivot. I don’t care how good you think your idea is. Don’t stick to it just because you think it’s great, and it has to happen. Don’t be afraid to pivot. Some of the greatest companies in the world started out with one thing, but found another opportunity through it and pivoted, and subsequently were very successful.

Interviewer:

Eugene Hoeven is President and Founder of EH&A, a strategy and business development consulting firm that helps small and mid-sized organizations grow and drive profitability in the air transport, aerospace and aviation sector. His articles appear on on-line publishing platforms like Medium and in industry publications like Momberger Airport Information newsletter.

About LocoMobi, Inc.

LocoMobi, Inc. is reinventing parking and transportation technology in the era of cloud, mobile, low-cost hardware and Internet of Things. LocoMobi was the very first to offer a cloud-based licence plate recognition (LPR) system with a complete revenue engine that also provided a management system for virtual permitting systems, violation and citation management. The company also designed and implemented the first LPR-based system incorporating payment stations and barrier gates, which was integrated into a single cloud-based system. LocoMobi offer the largest suite of products including LPR, mobile, pay on foot stations, ticket dispensers, on-street multi-space meters and cloud software. LocoMobi offer innovative apps that drive traffic to businesses and provide real time analytics. Its “Vision intelligence“ offerings allow predictive modeling both for pedestrian and vehicle security .

LocoMobi’s product offerings are unique in their level of comprehensiveness, innovation, and price: installations typically have twice the functionality at approximately half the price of competitive systems. LocoMobi’s innovations have recently garnered worldwide attention when the Company was a winner of the award for TiE50 best new technology in the world, where over 2800 companies from 27 countries were considered. The awards were presented at the Annual TiE50 conference held in the Silicon Valley.

For more information please visit our website at www.locomobi.com

LocoMobi Enters Smart Airports Market and Hires Director of Airport Infrastructure Technology

Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Toronto, Canada

Already the world leader in cloud ecosystems for smart city transportation, Locomobi is pleased to announce its establishment of a Smart Airport Initiative with the Appointment of Martin Lamprecht as our new Director of Airports Infrastructure.

Martin, a long-time veteran in the Airport Industry, established Air Trans Source in 1991 as an air transport marketing consulting firm based near Toronto, Canada, with a network of associates around the world. The company was incorporated as Air Trans Source Inc. in 2008 when it acquired Momberger Airport Information, the world’s oldest (est. 1973) independent international airport news and information provider to some of the largest airports, industry organizations and airport industry technology and service providers.

Martin’s academic education includes a Master’s Degree with specialization in air transportation from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and B.A. equivalents in Geography, Political Science, German Literature and Linguistic from the University of Marburg, Germany

“We think LocoMobi can offer incredible solutions for airports both Airside and Landside,” says company CEO and founder Grant Furlane. “Essentially, airports are becoming very forward thinking and are in fact ‘mini’ smart cities, which fits perfectly into our model “

As a consultant, Martin worked with his clients on air service development and marketing; prepared market studies and business development plans for airports, including the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA / Pearson Airport), John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and Region of Waterloo International Airport, and currently supporting Lake Simcoe Regional Airport as Business Development Consultant. Among the circle of clients were suppliers of technology and services to airlines, airports and other aviation sectors and the world’s second largest manufacturer of robots and automated manufacturing systems, KUKA Robotics (based in Augsburg, Germany and Detroit, USA), where Martin held the position of Senior Sales Manager, North America and Asia for the innovative omniMove product line of mobile tool platforms for airline MROs, aerospace manufacturers and other industrial applications. Martin continues to be involved in airport consulting activities, also as a sub-consultant on airport projects with WSP , one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms  with 500 offices in 40 countries  and a strong global airport practice.

LocoMobi is executing quickly in the rapidly emerging market for electronic tolling systems and smart city infrastructure.  The company plans to introduce its highly tested and proven transit system by end of year and will be the first to have the ability to manage and meet demands of the consumer by moving them seamlessly through the ecosystem of transportation.

About LocoMobi, Inc.

LocoMobi, Inc. is reinventing parking and transportation technology in the era of cloud, mobile, low-cost hardware and Internet of Things. LocoMobi was the very first to offer a cloud-based licence plate recognition (LPR) system with a complete revenue engine that also provided a management system for virtual permitting systems, violation and citation management. The company also designed and implemented the first LPR-based system incorporating payment stations and barrier gates, which was integrated into a single cloud-based system. LocoMobi offer the largest suite of products including LPR, mobile, pay on foot stations, ticket dispensers, on-street multi-space meters and cloud software. LocoMobi offer innovative apps that drive traffic to businesses and provide real time analytics. Its “Vision intelligence“ offerings allow predictive modeling both for pedestrian and vehicle security .

LocoMobi’s product offerings are unique in their level of comprehensiveness, innovation, and price: installations typically have twice the functionality at approximately half the price of competitive systems. LocoMobi’s innovations have recently garnered worldwide attention when the Company was a winner of the award for TiE50 best new technology in the world, where over 2800 companies from 27 countries were considered. The awards were presented at the Annual TiE50 conference held in the Silicon Valley.

For more information please visit our website at www.locomobi.com

Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) Announces Partnership With LocoMobi Parking Systems

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May 16, 2017 – Toronto, Canada

Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), the world-wide leader in providing cash payment solutions and a Crane Co. company, today announced that the company has partnered with Locomobi, a leading provider of reliable parking management solutions, to integrate CPI’s cash recycling technology into Locomobi’s pay-on-foot equipment. Through this partnership, CPI’s SCR banknote recycler is being added to Locomobi stations throughout the United States and Canada. This will allow a smaller footprint as acceptance and change is in one unit which streamlines the designs and provides more options to its customers. Being more streamlined allows adding these options to Exit Stations in the lanes to better service the public.   The SCR is a two-denomination recycler that can collect and dispense cash in a fraction of the time required by traditional cash payment equipment. It also features innovative security features that eliminate the risk of theft, and has a small footprint that can seamlessly be integrated with existing parking access and revenue control equipment. CPI’s SCR, which was introduced last year, is ideal for the parking marketplace and quickly gained widespread adoption throughout the world.

“The addition of the SCR to Locomobi’s pay-on-foot equipment will offer unprecedented customer service and security for parking facilities that use Locomobi equipment,” said Bryan Alexander, industry sales manager for Crane Payment Innovations. “The SCR represents a technological breakthrough for parking owners and operators that makes accepting cash just as convenient as taking credit cards. Many parkers prefer to pay for parking with cash rather than credit cards, and the addition of CPI’s SCR is an important customer service amenity for those who prefer to pay with cash.”

About Locomobi

LocoMobi is a cloud-based parking, transit, and tolling company that produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking clients throughout North America including the recent toll system contract award by the Chicago Skyway.   LocoMobi has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents in mobile payment, access credentials and pending patents on the RideRefund and ParkingPaid applications. LocoMobi’s leading cloud based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system also a complete revenue and access engine that provides a  process for virtual permitting including violation and citation management, toll roads including managed lanes, gated lane environments including parking and residential settings such as multi-level condominium building to grant parking access to residents and their visitors. For more information, visit www.locomobi.com

About Crane Payment Innovations

CPI provides a full range of unattended payment solutions for Gaming, Retail, Transportation, Vending, and Financial Services applications. CPI is built upon the technological heritage and market expertise of the NRI, CashCode, Telequip, Money Controls and, most recently, MEI and Conlux brands. CPI works in partnership with valued customers to enhance its portfolio of high-quality payment solutions – from coin and bill processing to cashless systems and asset management software. CPI is headquartered in Malvern, PA with additional offices, manufacturing facilities, distribution and service centers worldwide. The company holds one of the world’s largest installed bases of unattended payment systems. For more information, visit www.CranePI.com. Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR).

Inquires

Bryan Alexander, CPP
Industry Sales Manager Parking
bryan.alexander@cranepi.com
+1 215-801-7862

Matt Lazowski
Executive Vice President
matt@locomobi.com
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LocoMobi Announces Rollout of New Innovative Apps for Users and Merchants ParkingPaid and RideRefund

March 14, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario

LocoMobi, Inc., the leading technology company specializing in cloud-based parking, transit and tolling solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction  of ParkingPaid and RideRefund mobile Apps that connect customers “ready to buy” with local merchants.

Using these new apps, merchants can offer new or prospective customers that are not within walking distance, to travel to their business by mass transit, shared ride or private car and the merchant will pay for all or a portion of the cost of travel.  The merchant specifies the minimum purchase requirement, product or service special or the hours when the ParkingPaid or RideRefund is applied.

To the user, it’s as easy as visiting the merchant, buying the product or service, opening the app and the merchant, through the app, will refund the promised portion of their cost of transit or parking which will be added to the user’s account or directly to their transit card.  

“It is estimated that there are over 50 billion annual trips on mass transit, shared ride or private vehicles today in North America” said President and CEO Grant Furlane, who added, “because ParkingPaid and RideRefund is a real-time connection between people who are ready to purchase now and merchants immediate value will be created for participating merchants”.

The application’s “merchant interface” allows businesses to easily and continually design and change their offerings based on supply and demand. Because the interaction is through the app there is no need for coupons.

“The growth in online commerce and city populations and the use of all forms of transportation to move about a city will continue to accelerate” adds Grant.  “Additionally, business travelers and tourists are visiting cities in increasing numbers so the opportunity for a local merchant to extend their reach by connecting directly to tourists such as the over 50 million visitors to Chicago each year is immense.”

These applications further LocoMobi Smart City offering to manage all facets of urban mobility and transportation. Please take a moment to view our demo videos below or download them from your preferred app store.

About LocoMobi

LocoMobi is a cloud-based parking, transit, and tolling company that produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking clients throughout North America including the recent toll system contract award by the Chicago Skyway.

LocoMobi has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents in mobile payment, access credentials and pending patents on the RideRefund and ParkingPaid applications.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system also offers a complete revenue and access engine that provides a refined process for virtual permitting including violation and citation management, toll roads including managed lanes, gated lane environments including parking and residential settings such as multi-level condominium building to grant parking access to residents and their visitors.  

For more information on LocoMobi, RideRefund or ParkingPaid, please contact  Grant Furlane 416 898 3455 or grant@locomobi.com.

 

LocoMobi Wins Municipal Contract in Tampa Florida

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Toronto, ON, February , 2017

LocoMobi, a leader in enterprise “Smart City” software and hardware solutions for the parking, transit and tolling industries, is pleased to announce the recent award of a parking, access and revenue control equipment and software contract for the Pierce Street Garage located at 319 North Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. The Pierce Street Garage facility is 9 stories utilizing multiple lanes for entry and exit.

“Part of our Smart City initiative is to provide an integrated infrastructure in order to make it more convenient and seamless for people to move from point to point” says President and Co-Founder Grant Furlane. “Parking plays a significant role in the ability to link drivers along the overall transportation network and LocoMobi’s various services are designed to help improve efficiency and reduce congestion.”

LocoMobi will be providing a full line of mobile/handheld, License Plate Recognition (LPR), Pay on Foot, Pay in Lane and cloud-based back-office equipment and technology as part of this award. LocoMobi is the only current market participant that ties the entire parking and transportation ecosystem, from equipment & hardware to mobile applications, back into the cloud. LocoMobi’s full integration and unique product offerings eliminate unnecessary complexities typically found in non-cloud centric operations. This provides for more flexibility, which allows LocoMobi to custom tailor true end-to-end systems at exceptionally competitive costs.

This award further cements LocoMobi’s expansion into the southeast, particularly Florida, where it has plans for rapid growth in 2017.

About LocoMobi: LocoMobi is an enterprise-level parking, transportation and transit technology company. The company is currently generating significant traction in parking, its primary vertical, through the signing of key blue chip clients in across North America. LocoMobi’s software and enterprise-grade hardware products are applicable to on-street, off-street, gated, and non-gated parking environments. LocoMobi is the only company with full vertical integration, allowing for the unique ability to custom tailor true end-to-end parking and transportation systems through modular application. From equipment and hardware to cloud-based solutions and mobile payments, Locomobi accommodates a broad range of environments that include municipalities, commercial and residential buildings, toll highways, airports, universities, hotels, self-storage facilities and campgrounds.

LocoMobi’s recent award of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge illustrates the company’s  long term vision of bringing Parking and Tolling together and making the movement from point to point more efficient for the driver . Smart City Transportation.

For more information on how LocoMobi can bring its innovative technology to your city, please contact Executive Vice President Matthew Lazowski at matt@locomobi.com. Or visit our website at www.locomobi.com