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announced an agreement with All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, to provide its patients, visitors, and employees with valet parking, shuttle services, and garage attendants. “When we begin work with a new medical facility, our entire executive team gets involved to ensure a proper implementa- tion,” saidHPMPresident JasonAccardi. “(The hospital) has been a fantastic partner from the first meetings all the way through to implementation.” AMAGTechnology has announced that the full line of its

SymmetryM2150 intelligent controllers has received UL 294 certification indicating full compliance with applicable stan- dards and requirements by Underwriters Laboratories. The Symmetry M2150 range of controllers provides distributed intelligence and ensures complete system security, resilience and reliability, the company says.When integrated with Sym- metry security management software, theM2150 controller range is designed to deliver a seamless security management systemwhilemaintaining a lowcost of ownership. The city of Norfolk,Virginia was able to collect nearly

$35K on outstanding parking citation debt in November and over $55K in under three months as a result of using T2 Cita- tion Collection Services (CCS).When starting the collections process with T2 CCS the city had approximately $5Min past due parking debt which had been turned over for Third Party Collections to CCS. Norfolk had been working with a differ- ent vendor but turned to T2 CCS when the five-year contract expired. “We decided to partner with CCS in part due to the success they’ve had with helping other organizations and because of their customer-oriented approach,” said Lisa Copeland, accountant for the city’s parking division.The cur- rent parking administrator, Linda Davis, said “Overall, I too am very pleased with T2 and know we have ‘traded up’ by switching to them.” Osram Opto Semiconductors has completed the con-

struction and process-testing phases for theworld’smostmod- ern LED chip production plant, located in Penang,Malaysia. Regular production of LED chips has now commenced at the plant. These 4-inch-wafer-based indium gallium nitride (InGaN) semiconductor chips form the basis for the blue, green andwhite LEDs used primarily in architectural and gen- eral lighting, for display backlighting, and in mobile terminal devices.The Penang facilitymakesOsramthe first LEDman- ufacturer with high-volume chip production facilities in both Europe (Regensburg, Germany) andAsia. Park Square atDoral recently completed a new parking

garage for its office and retail development in Doral, FL. Using woven metal fabrics from GKD-U.S.A, Shoma Devel- opment Corp. and ZyscovichArchitects said they were able to produce a unique, durable and aesthetically pleasing garage. “Because the parking garage is intermixed with office build- ings and retail, it is important that it be aesthetically pleasing. Our client alsowanted us to design a garagewith easymainte- nance and open ventilation – all for a reasonable price,” said SuriaYaffar, Principal and Director of Design for the archi- tectural firm. To help keep project costs down, GKD worked with Project Manager Adriana Santana to incorporate its wovenmetal fabrics into the design. Genetec announced that the Royal CanadianMounted Police (RCMP) has selected Omnicast, its IP video surveil-

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