ParkMe, a leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers and Amano McGann, a provider of off-street parking automation in the US, have
merged entered into a partnership. Angeleno Group, Fontinalis Partners and IDG Ventures are previous investors of ParkMe.
ParkMe, the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers, and Amano McGann, the leading provider of off-street parking automation in the United States, have joined forces to bring the most comprehensive, real-time parking information to consumers nationwide.
With the largest off-street parking footprint in the industry, Amano McGann will provide ParkMe with real-time occupancy data from thousands of Amano parking installations nationwide. Amano McGann will reach millions of users who are accessing ParkMe data through ParkMe’s award-winning iOS mobile app, widget, website and its partnerships with GPS and in-car navigation systems. The data will allow drivers to find the best place to park based on location via a live map of available parking, which includes rates, hours of operation, and payment types, in addition to real-time occupancy information.
“Parking is one of the most stressful and wallet-draining experiences for any urban driver and our goal is simply to make parking as painless as possible,” said Alex Israel, COO and Co-Founder. “Integrating ParkMe with Amano McGann, which has the industry’s largest off-street parking footprint, further cements our leadership in delivering real-time parking information to even more consumers so they can easily find the closest and most economical parking available.”
“Amano McGann is committed to raising the bar in parking automation, and teaming with ParkMe will further extend our mobile innovation to reach even more users,” said Larry Feuer, President and CEO of Amano McGann. “As the mobile app leader in delivering real-time parking data, ParkMe is highly complementary for the Amano McGann portfolio. The integration of our live-parking databases enables us to improve the parking experience through real-time occupancy information.”
ParkMe allows drivers to find the best place to park based on location by providing a live map of available parking which includes parking rates, hours of operation, payment types, and real-time occupancy information for on-street meters and off-street parking lots and garages. The app, which has recently jumped into the top 10 of free navigation apps in the iTunes App Store, provides drivers with live parking information in hundreds of cities across North America and Europe. Users are able to find the perfect parking spot in more than 28,000 locations around the globe, 1,800 cities, 32 countries and seven continents. Download the free ParkMe iOS app by visiting the iTunes App Store.
For more information on the ParkMe and Amano McGann partnership, please visit ParkMe in booth #101 or Amano McGann in booth #325 at the 2013 IPI Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from May 19-22, 2013. Moreover, to find parking at the conference check out ParkMe’s Ft. Lauderdale city guide.
About Amano McGann Amano McGann is the leader in parking automation and revenue control with a level of experience and service unmatched in the industry. Quality hardware and feature-rich software solutions have led to over 5,000 installations nationwide. Amano McGann has an extensive network of branch offices and distribution partners offering sales, installation, service and technical support. Amano McGann is a subsidiary of Amano Corporation, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. Additional information about Amano McGann can be obtained from the company’s website at www.amanomcgann.com.
About ParkMe Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. Consumers can access ParkMe via GPS and in-car navigation systems, ParkMe.com, online widgets, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe’s mission is to make parking easier, faster and cheaper. The Company collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking, and has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 28,000 worldwide locations in more than 1,800 cities, 32 countries and seven continents. ParkMe can be found on the Web at ParkMe.com, on Twitter @TheParkMeApp, and on Facebook Facebook.com/TheParkMeApp.
ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years.
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