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Cale America and Gtechna Team Up to Bring Innovative Parking Solution to Pittsburgh


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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cale America Inc., in partnership with Gtechna Inc., will provide the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh (PPAP) with an integrated real-time pay-by-license plate and eCitation enforcement solution. Cale America Inc. and Gtechna recently implemented a similar structure in Whistler, Canada making paying for parking easier for customers with a pay by license plate / ANPR (Automated Number Plate Recognition) system. In 2010, this pay-by-license-plate technology was also piloted by Washington DC. Cale has similar pay-by-plate meter systems installed in Calgary and Amsterdam, but this is the first system of this scale in the United States.

Parking enforcement is much more efficient and accurate with the pay-by-license-plate system and Gtechna's innovative software for the Parking Authority's handheld devices. Once a customer has made their purchase, enforcement handhelds are updated within 5 seconds of any payment. "Tight integration between Cale meters and Gtechna eCitation software simplifies the parking process for both PEOs (Parking Enforcement Officers) and parkers," states Gtechna president and CEO Michel Guay. "We are seeing a trend where, increasingly, cities like Pittsburgh are becoming technology leaders turning to integrated intelligent parking enforcement solutions for greater convenience and efficiency."

The new pay-by-license-plate technology provides many advantages to customers. After purchasing time from the meter, customers do not have to return to their vehicles to display a receipt. Receipts are available, but are optional and are not required for compliance. In addition, customers are now able to pay at any pay station in each rate zone for added convenience. With these enhancements and the added option for credit card payment, the meter upgrade project has received much praise from the Pittsburgh business community as well. 

About Cale

Headquartered in Kista, Sweden, the Cale Group is a global company, offering secure, innovative and cost-efficient technology, products and services within unattended payment. Cale America Inc. is based in Tampa, Florida and is Cale's newest subsidiary with more than 11,000 meters installed in over 125 cities throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Cale has been a multi-space meter provider for the PPAP for nearly a decade.

About Gtechna

Gtechna develops eCitation software to automate monitoring, issuance and management of law enforcement activities for traffic, parking and by-law agencies in North America. For over 20 years, Gtechna has built an impeccable track record with clients such as the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Washington DC, Montreal Police Service and the Quebec Provincial Police (Surete du Quebec).

For a demo of the integrated pay by license plate eCitations enforcement system go to:


Contact Information:

Gtechna Inc.

CALE America Inc.

Mike Bourre, Vice President, U.S. Market

Jeff Nethery, General Manager

8550 Cote de Liesse, suite 101

13808 Monroes Business Park

Montreal, QC  H4T 1H2

Tampa, FL 33635




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SOURCE Cale America Inc.

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