ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, welcomes IPS Group, Inc., a leading provider of smart parking solutions, to its Strategic Partners Program as an executive-level partner.
A design, engineering, and manufacturing company focused on low-power wireless telecommunications, payment processing systems, and parking technologies, IPS Group has delivered smart city technology solutions to parking operators for more than 20 years. IPS Group transformed the Internet of Things (IoT) concept into reality through its fully integrated product suite comprised of smart meters, sensors, and analytics. As an industry leader in smart cities technology, IPS Group will help ICMA members better understand the technology options available that will shape communities in the years to come.
“Partnering with IPS Group, which has deployed more than 180,000 wireless devices in 200 cities across North America, will help ICMA members focus on how technology can be used to build smarter cities that better serve residents,” said ICMA Executive Director Robert J. O’Neill, Jr. “With its international reach, IPS Group offers a wealth of practical technology applications that our members can benefit from.”
“ICMA fosters better communities by promoting excellence in leadership and best practices,” said IPS Group Chief Operating Officer Chad Randall. “Similarly, IPS is leading the evolution toward smart cities through its fully integrated product suite. We bring intuitive, innovative, and cost-effective smart parking solutions to ICMA members, helping them maximize limited resources to the benefit of their customers and their program. As such, IPS Group is a proud strategic partner of ICMA, and we look forward to a successful partnership.”
The ICMA Strategic Partners Program was created in 1996 as an access point for private sector participation in ICMA programs and activities. ICMA Strategic Partners have opportunities to help professional local government managers by showcasing leading practice solutions and providing thought leadership.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association advances professional local government management worldwide. Our mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to roughly 10,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.
About IPS Group, Inc.
IPS Group, Inc. is driving the evolution toward “smart cities” as a leading provider of smart parking solutions. Since 1994, IPS has grown from the inventor of the credit card-enabled single-space parking meter to a leading provider of single-space meters, multi-space pay stations, sensors, smart collection systems, and analytics with more than 180,000 wireless devices deployed in 200 cities across North America. Headquartered in San Diego, California, IPS Group has offices in Canada and Europe. IPS transforms the concepts of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities into reality for transportation and parking operators all over the world. The company offers a full portfolio of integrated products—all maximized to provide the most power-efficient, powerful parking solution on the market today.