VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Drivers who use PayByPhone can now extend their parking from the Apple Watch. This new feature is supported by watch OS 4.0 and above and enables drivers to park without using their phone or having to make a trip to the meter. The Apple Watch app also includes the ‘Glances’ feature, which shows drivers the amount of time they have remaining in their parking session.
PayByPhone was one of 44 companies originally chosen to launch with the Apple Watch which is now installed on over 260,000 watches globally. This past June, PayByPhone’s Apple Watch experience was showcased at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, a parking industry first and a huge achievement for PayByPhone, “The recognition is a true testament to PayByPhone’s technology and the exceptional people behind it. We continue to put our clients and consumers at the heart of everything we do and look forward to defining the future of parking and mobility as a word-class mobile solution,” remarked Andy Gruber, PayByPhone CEO.
PayByPhone is available in cities across North America, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, and Switzerland, and assists 17 million registered users pay for their parking in seconds.
PayByPhone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than $345.6 million in payments annually. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. Registration is quick and easy, and the app reminds the user when their parking is about to expire, allowing them to top up from anywhere, at any time.
Name: Megan Smit
Designation: Marketing Director, PayByPhone Global
Mobile: (+1) 650 – 451 – 2489
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CORK, Ireland, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, SolarWinds—a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software—introduced Sascha Giese as the newest member of the company’s Head Geek™ team. Giese is currently based in the SolarWinds’ Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Cork, Ireland.
Giese brings a plethora of industry experience to the team, including:
- Technical certifications, including being a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), VMware® Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), AWS® Certified Cloud Practitioner, and a SolarWinds Certified Professional® (SCP).
- More than 10 years of technical IT experience, four of which have been as a senior pre-sales engineer at SolarWinds.
- A close working relationship with business account management and partner enablement teams. Giese has been responsible for product training SolarWinds channel partners and customers in EMEA, with a focus on the DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) region.
- Regular participation in the annual SolarWinds Partner Summit EMEA, and contribution to the company’s professional certification program, SCP.
“At SolarWinds, we put a razor-sharp focus on helping technology professionals navigate the challenges and issues they face in today’s world—and the Head Geeks team plays a crucial role in making this happen,” said Darren Beck, chief marketing officer, SolarWinds. “Sascha has worked with our customers and partners for over four years, so he’s well-positioned to help the wider technology professional community solve today’s IT challenges. We’re thrilled to welcome Sascha as our newest Head Geek!”
What is a Head Geek?
SolarWinds Head Geeks™ bring over 120 collective years of real-world expertise and renowned industry credentials to provide the tech pro community with perspectives, advice, and discussion on the latest trends and challenges in technology.
The Head Geeks are experts in all areas of IT, including cloud, DevOps, enterprise, hybrid IT, security, networking, database, virtualization, and more.
Our Head Geeks engage with technology pros on THWACK®, the SolarWinds community forum; on the Orange Matter™ and Geek Speak™ blogs; in-person at events, including conferences, trade shows, and SolarWinds User Groups™; and in monthly SolarWinds Lab™ sessions, where they provide advanced technical training. They also participate regularly on various IT forums, including myITforum®, windows-noob.com, Stack Overflow™, and Spiceworks®.
Meet the Other Head Geeks
Adato is a CCNA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and SolarWinds Certified Professional. His 25 years of network and systems management and monitoring experience spans the financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries.
Bertucci holds a broad array of certifications and degrees, such as CCNA, (ISC)² Methodologies, CompTIA® IT Operations Specialist (CIOS), CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS), INFOSEC, database development degree, BS IT Security, and SolarWinds Certified Professional. In her 16 years as a network manager, she has worked in healthcare, federal, and application engineering, which allowed her to be a successful SolarWinds senior application engineer for over nine years.
Hubbard boasts over 20 years of hands-on experience, spanning software development, operations, applications, networks, virtualization, cloud, and more. Today, he’s helping enterprise and cloud-native teams move past DevOps hype and rationally integrate real development and operations techniques to keep businesses going forward.
LaRock has over 20 years of IT experience, holding roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. He is a Microsoft Certified Master, VMware® vExpert™, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and 10-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP.
Connect with the Head Geeks on THWACK
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SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals – IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) – to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.
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Katie de Cozar
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