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Improvements, events, awards and more from Europe

Did you noticed the changes we made to our website? Ok, I must admit that on the front side of the website it looks like there are only minor changes, but there is more than the eye can see!
Off course you have noticed our new blog, but did you also see that you can subscribe to RSS Feeds now? For every part of our website (News, Showcases, Jobs etc.) there’s a RSS Feed available. Plus an additional feature for our customers: They can add their social media information to the company profile!

Yesterday I published a news item about Scheidt & Bachmann at Automechanika 2012, the international meeting place for the automobile sector. PetrolPlaza made a video review of this event. On YouTube you can see interesting interviews with professionals from Scheidt & Bachmann, Hectronic and many more during Automechanika 2012. Hectronic caught attention with the PetroLine Mobile App for intelligent filling station management and Scheidt & Bachmann presented the Clou with an integrated banknote processing unit and the cutting-edge mobile application “Mobile NMS”.


Hectronic stand at Automechanika 2012, "Smart refuelling"

Impression from Lisbon, EPA Winner 2011 Cat. On-street
Some more news from Europe: The competition is open for the EPA Awards 2013! The EPA award is an award for excellence in parking; to promote qualitative improvements in public car parking. The awards will be presented during the EPA Congress in Dublin on the 11th to 13th of September 2013. You can submit entries until the end of this year. What are you waiting for? Get your Entry Form!
(Picture: Impression from Lisbon, EPA Winner 2011 Cat. On-street.)

The City of Westminster, the largest Parking Authority of the UK, is improving their public parking situation by taking control of parking data. They have built a system to analyze parking trends and direct traffic accordingly. Before the new system, a lot of data like parking tickets and pay-by-phone transactions were collected at different sources. Therefor the City did have lots of data, but not a good overview of the situation. This prevented the Westminster City Council from even the most simple analyses. They managed to migrate three years’ worth of parking data into an existing departmental data warehouse. Now they can analyze and visualize the data with the use of QlikView’s in-memory business intelligence solution. The city is currently trialing a smartphone app that enables drivers to see where parking spaces are available.

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