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IPS Group to Showcase Innovation Studio at IPI 2018

IPS Group to Showcase Innovation Studio at IPI 2018

At the 2018 IPI Conference and Expo in Orlando, IPS Group will showcase its state-of-the-art innovation, future-proofed and scalable to meet the needs of Smart Parking programs and cities of any size. Come to booth #1809 and spin the wheel to win one of...

COMING SOON: New Returns Management Application

COMING SOON: New Returns Management Application

IPS strives to continually deliver the latest innovations to our customers and arm them with the tools to maximize efficiency throughout their parking program. To that end, we are excited to launch the new Returns Management Application (RMA) in the coming weeks. The...

The IPS Data Management System Makes Parking Smarter

The IPS Data Management System Makes Parking Smarter

Data is the most underused asset of your Smart City’s parking program. It’s time to make a change and achieve better results for your citizens. The IPS DMS helps your city monitor maintenance activity and user trends to optimize your entire parking system, all from...

Infographic: Reasons to Introduce a Paid Parking Program

Infographic: Reasons to Introduce a Paid Parking Program

A city finds its downtown free parking situation is out of control when cars are frequently parked way beyond posted time limits.  This creates a lack of space turnover and leads to a loss in revenue for nearby businesses. If not properly managed, the effects can...

Less Expensive Parking Meters Today Will Cost You Tomorrow

Less Expensive Parking Meters Today Will Cost You Tomorrow

Budget constraints are a major concern for cities all over the country and around the world. Additionally, I‘ve never had a discussion with cities or councils where they complain about having too many people on staff…. Rather, it’s the opposite. Becoming more...

The Rise of Smart Cities

The Rise of Smart Cities

In our current age of Machine to Machine communication (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT), and now the Internet of Everything (IoE), all of which incorporate autonomous functions and ‘machine learning’ into their performance, everyone’s talking about Smart Cities,...

How Free Parking Is Costing Your City

How Free Parking Is Costing Your City

The challenges free parking policies present have long been known – since the first parking meter was installed in 1935. The negative financial impact of free parking policies was examined more recently in the book The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup and...

Smart City, Smart Parking – How One City Implemented a New Paid Parking Program that was Embraced by the Public

Smart City, Smart Parking – How One City Implemented a New Paid Parking Program that was Embraced by the Public

A city finds its downtown “free parking” situation is out of control when cars are frequently parked way beyond posted time limits, enforcement is spotty due to overworked parking personnel and irate business owners protest complain about lack of parking space turnover. When complaints pile up along with loss of revenue due to the inefficiencies of free parking, the city will consider the implementation of paid parking meters to address the problems.

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