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    gtechna offers scalable feature-rich enforcement solutions for municipalities, private parking operators and public safety agencies. Android-based offerings on consumer and prosumer devices are a part of our long-term vision on the technology road map centered around plate-based enforcement integration

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Electronic Ticket Citation Systems that Drive Productivity and Results to New Levels for Traffic Enforcement, Parking Enforcement and Code Enforcement Operations

gtechna Software Suite
  • gtechna offers public safety and parking agencies the first complete and integrated multi-application software designed to automate the entire range of law enforcement activities. From license plate recognition to code enforcement and parking software, gtechna Officer™ helps you manage all aspects of your enforcement program efficiently and cost-effectively.
  • Officer™ is a flexible and configurable electronic citations software system which utilizes next generation enforcement technologies to fit your business policies. Officer™ reduces the manpower required to complete enforcement activities by automatically capturing event information as it happens and then promptly processing it for fast and accurate results. By accurately and efficiently monitoring activities in the field in a simplified manner, Officer™ is helping clients worldwide optimize their use of next generation law enforcement technologies.
  • gtechna Officer™ is the most feature-rich and comprehensive ticket management system delivering full integration. Agencies know they can rely on gtechna’s strength in leading innovations such as support for mobile platforms including Android™, to produce fast measurable results.
  • Through automation, gtechna’s electronic ticket citation systems improve your efficiency and help reduce manual errors thereby increasing your return on investment. Officers spend less time on manual, repetitive administrative tasks enabling them to be more productive.
  • As leaders in the e-citation software industry, gtechna works to integrate the best technologies into a suite of products for police and parking enforcement agencies across North America. Whether it is integration with existing databases or supporting the latest in smartphone and tablet technology on the Android™ platform, Officer™ optimizes performance and gets fast and measurable results that improve enforcement efficiencies and support a healthy municipal economy.

Our Integration Partners

  • Pango
  • Honk Mobile
  • Parkeon
  • Kustom Signal
  • Zebra Technologie
  • Honeywell
  • Panasonic
  • Leonardo Inc.
  • 3M
  • Parkmobile

Latest News

  • 19 Sep 2018

    CPA 2018: Improving Curbside Management

    We’re learning a lot at this year’s Canadian Parking Association conference in Toronto! One important thing we’re discussing is that with only so much space in urban environments, it’s vital to both parking authorities and patrons alike to get as much value from that space as possible. We couldn’t agree more! We attended a sessionFull article

  • 6 Jun 2018

    IPI 2018: Understanding Diversity and the Intersection Between Parking and Mobility

    We’re here at the International Parking Institute conference where we had the opportunity to attend two sessions discussing the topics of customer diversity and the intersection between parking and mobility, respectively. Here’s what we learned:  With every two out of three people expected to live in urban areas by 2040, it’s important that parking be preparedFull article

  • 4 Jun 2018

    IPI 2018: The Future of Parking

    At the 2018 International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, we’re learning a lot about where the future of parking could be taking us. Just as new technology has paved the way for more municipalities to bloom into smart cities, it’s also transforming parking from a singular activity into part of the larger picture of transportation and mobility.Full article

  • 4 Jun 2018

    IPI 2018: Parking and Curbside Technology

    The rise of the smart city movement brings with it the need to advance technology in multiple areas—including the curbside. We heard some interesting presentations at IPI 2018 in Orlando, Florida about advancements and changes being made to curbside technology and how they play a role in the bigger picture of smart cities. Willa Ng, AssociateFull article

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Interview with Mike Estey – Manager at the Seattle Department of Transportation

    Mike Estey is the Manager of the parking programs at the Seattle Department of Transportation. We sat down with him at this year’s IPI conference to ask him where he thought the future of parking was heading and to get his opinion on the smart cities trend.  What does your day-to-day role look like? TheFull article

  • 12 Mar 2018

    Parking Influencer Interview Series: Mark Quealy

    The trend of smart cities is growing. Municipalities both large and small are looking into how to make their city run more efficiently and be user-friendly. Parking in smart cities was a main topic of conversation at the 2017 International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference and Expo in New Orleans. While at IPI, the gtechna teamFull article

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Parking Influencer Interview Series: Sergio Mastronardi

    A smart city fosters synergistic relationship among people, infrastructure, and technology, enabling it to operate as efficiently as possible. This is a rapidly growing trend, and as more and more cities, townships, universities, and other organizations are adopting this model, it should be no surprise that smart cities and the future of parking were theFull article

  • 10 Jan 2018

    Smart City Takeaways from CES 2018

    If you’re a tech fan like we are, you’ll know that CES, the globally renowned annual tech showcase and conference, is happening this week in Las Vegas. We were excited to attend and get a glimpse at what the experts predict is coming down the pike for smart cities, and we wanted to share our takeaways withFull article

  • 12 Oct 2017

    Does a City Need a Large Population to be Smart?

    At this year’s International Parking Institute conference and expo (check out this recent blog post for a full debrief of our experience), we had the opportunity to chat about smart cities and parking with representatives from lots of communities: Seattle, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and more. Something we didn’t touch on in any of those conversations thoughFull article

  • 18 Sep 2017

    The Future of Parking

    At this year’s IPI (International Parking Institute) trade show and conference, the hottest discussions were on how parking is changing and how new developments in parking and transportation tie into the concept of the smart city. So what’s a smart city? A smart city is a municipality that fosters a synergistic relationship among people, infrastructure,Full article

  • 29 Aug 2017

    Parking in the Smart City

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  • 22 Aug 2017

    The Internet of Things in Municipalities and Parking

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  • 14 Aug 2017

    What is the Internet of Things?

      Want to learn more about IoT, smart cities, and parking? Grab your copy of our slide deck on The Golden Age of Parking:   

  • 18 Apr 2017

    How the Internet of Things Has Taken Parking Ticket Software to the Next Level

    When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), they’re talking about a fully-integrated system of electronic devices, appliances, and other machines that can communicate with one another independent of user intervention. Though the full revolution has only just begun, you won’t have to look far to find examples of this technology already in useFull article

  • 16 Apr 2017

    Use Parking System Software to Guarantee Enforcement and Ticket Generation

    Parking enforcement systems must be able to quickly and easily generate tickets when called upon to do so. While the point of modern system upgrades is not just to catch more rule breakers and write more tickets, but to also ensure greater compliance and guarantee parking revenue, that revenue is contingent on making sure everybody paysFull article

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Parking Rights in the Cloud: A Secure and Reliable Parking Management System

    Parking management is undergoing a technological revolution. While many management solutions have been digitally-focused for years, parking management is entering a brave new world where everything is digital for the first time. In fact, the only tangible part of many parking transactions is the ticket received by violators. Everything else happens in the cloud. IfFull article

  • 2 Feb 2017

    Striking a Balance: The Economy of Space & Your Street Parking Management

    by David G. Onorato, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Parking Authority   In his influential book The Great, Good Place, Ray Oldenburg describes at-length the growing need for citizens to have a space that is neither work nor home. He calls this place the “third place” and notes its role in promoting collaboration, community and civic engagement.Full article

  • 1 Feb 2017

    Green Parking Compliance Enforcement – Pay By Plate Benefits

      How can parking be made “green”? No, we’re not talking about making sure that you find a good spot in the shade, so the car won’t be hot when you come back – we mean ways that parking solutions can help improve the environment. When most people use the word “green,” they usually meanFull article

  • 31 Jan 2017

    How to Do a Comprehensive Parking Technology Solution Assessment

    Before you can make any improvements or changes to your municipal parking system, you have to take stock of the situation. Ultimately, you could decide to completely overhaul your current system, or you might instead choose to simply make minor adjustments and improvements. Before you can do anything, though, you have to know what yourFull article

  • 5 Dec 2016

    Taking Mobile All the Way with Android Based Parking Management Solutions

    When transitioning to mobile parking enforcement, the operating system used will have a major effect on how the switch goes over. Android-based parking management solutions offer fantastic device flexibility and wide-ranging compatibility. Many e-citations software vendors have already adopted the platform for their proprietary services, which makes on-boarding new devices and getting everything up toFull article

  • 1 Dec 2016

    What Pay by Plate Parking Did for Galveston

    We love talking about how great Pay by Plate technology works, and why it’s the perfect parking management solution for municipalities of every shape and size. Without real world results, however, that’s just talk. Lucky for us, then, that there are numerous examples we can point out to show just how great this revolutionary technologyFull article

  • 12 Nov 2016

    Google Study Reveals Psychological Safety Key to More Productive Teams

    You’d think the people at Google had thought of everything by now. But not terribly long ago, they realized there was one idea they couldn’t quite wrap their heads around: how to build a more productive team. To get to the bottom of this issue, they launched Project Aristotle. At its core, Project Aristotle studied theFull article

  • 8 Nov 2016

    Prevent Issuing Citations In Error with New Parking Ticket Software

    Modern parking ticket software makes the job of parking officials easier than ever before. That new ease of use wouldn’t mean much if it came with a massive expansion in ticketing errors, but parking ticket software helps officers be more accurate as they work more efficiently. Built-in system enhancements double-check data both when a parkingFull article

  • 6 Nov 2016

    Bringing Agile Software Methodology to Parking

    The parking enforcement industry has undergone major practical changes over the past few decades. The focus has shifted from tried-and-true, slow-and-steady methods of enforcement (meters, gates and spitters, chalked tires) to new and exciting tech-friendly ones (pay-by-plate, pay by space, smartphone-based payments) that emphasize speed, efficiency, and customer convenience. This makes sense, given our relianceFull article

  • 3 Nov 2016

    Protecting Your Mission Critical Parking Data: From Cloud to Real-Time Communication

    Parking enforcement software solutions are responsive and agile for both parkers and parking enforcement officers (PEOs) alike. This is mainly due to the way these new systems utilize a mix of real-time communication and cloud technology. Parkers can pay their fares via a variety of means, including with their own smartphones, while officers can beFull article

  • 27 Oct 2016

    Streamlining Parking Enforcement Solutions: 4 Outdated Processes In Need of Improvement

    We live in a time of rapid innovation. The technological revolution has changed the way we do   everything, from things as simple as watching television or making phone calls to more complex tasks like getting directions or making airline reservations. People can buy groceries without leaving the house, and speak face-to-face with family members onFull article

  • 10 Oct 2016

    The Importance of Real-Time Availability in Modern Parking Management Systems

    Parking enforcement officials enjoy enhanced speed, accuracy, and efficiency with modern parking management systems. They can cover more ground faster, and levy tickets with far greater accuracy, than ever before. This limits ticket challenges and citations made in error, which raises municipal revenues by increasing compliance. The key to these new technologies is the availabilityFull article

  • 3 Oct 2016

    How Parking Enforcement Software Solutions Manage Mistakes

    Minimizing enforcement errors plays a key role in the successful adoption of new parking enforcement technologies. There is always a learning curve involved with any technological upgrade, but smoothing out the adjustment period and making sure the hassles involved are not solely the parker’s responsibility to rectify can make the difference between the change beingFull article

  • 19 Sep 2016

    Pros and Cons of a Non-Delineated Parking Management System

    Making the switch from older, more traditional parking enforcement systems (think coin meters and a lot of chalk) to a more modern one like pay by plate can revolutionize parking in your municipality. The newer systems are easier to use for parkers and administrators alike, and those towns and cities that have updated their parking enforcement have nothingFull article

  • 12 Sep 2016

    How to Integrate Parking Software Solutions

    Forward-thinking new approaches to parking management aren’t the easiest ideas to sell. The thing is, new innovations in parking management software solutions like pay by plate don’t have to replace existing systems. Parking managers can take a slower approach to replacing aging enforcement systems grandfathering in new technology to help foster acceptance at a comfortableFull article

  • 30 Aug 2016

    5 Reasons Pay by Plate Parking is the Customer Service Solution You’ve Been Looking For

      Parking management has a bad rap in many communities. People often feel put out by paying for parking and are confused by the associated rules and regulations. Even worse, they often feel parking citations and the accompanying fines aren’t penalties for breaking the rules but attempts to squeeze their hard earned money out ofFull article

  • 29 Aug 2016

    Benefits of Non-Delineated Parking Management Systems

    Whether or not to delineate parking spaces is an interesting infrastructure issue for a municipality. Many communities often don’t consciously make the decision. For some, the powers-that-be from the generation before (or the generation before that) were the ones that made the call, and subsequent administrations have kept going along with whatever was previously decided.Full article

  • 20 Aug 2016

    A Customer-Centric Approach to Parking Management: Best Practices in Public Relations

    There are many goals when it comes to finding the right parking management solution.

  • 9 Aug 2016

    How Parking Management Solutions Can Help Your City Go Green

    Everybody wants to “go green” these days, and that includes the people you serve. For every Prius or Tesla that shows up on your streets, there surely are exponentially more denizens who are making other overtures toward living more environmentally-friendly lives. And it shouldn’t be surprising that these same individuals would like to see moreFull article

  • 25 Jul 2016

    Does Your Parking Management Software Impact Productivity?

    Here’s some food for thought: If nothing changes, nothing changes. This is true of seeing enhanced productivity from your parking management software. Technology and expectations are ever mounting these days. We recently shared that the current landscape we live in includes a tremendous amount of technology that keep businesses and other entities moving forward withFull article

  • 19 Jul 2016

    How to Future-Proof your Parking Enforcement Systems

      This digital age we live in sees tons of technology and concepts that, with the help of simple software upgrades, will be timeless.

  • 11 Jul 2016

    Parking Management Services Take on Infrastructure Issues

    As a City Planner, you are charged with balancing many factors and considerations as your city grows or evolves. One such item you find yourself reconciling is that of how parking fits into the plans. As a Planner, you are thinking through what the quality of life will be for residents, business owners, and evenFull article

  • 4 Jul 2016

    Get Your Pay By Plate Parking Management System Checklist

    What will your new parking management system look like? So what will a pay by plate parking management system look like in an ideal scenario? We’ve created a download to help you put it all together.

  • 20 Jun 2016

    Transitioning to Pay by Plate Parking: The Facts of the Matter

    Prep for Pay by Plate As you plan for your transition to a pay by plate parking system, it’s imperative you understand the full scope of situation. This includes examining both parking management systems: what you’re working with now and what you want to see in place once the transition is complete. 

  • 13 Jun 2016

    The Evolution of License Plate Recognition Cameras in Parking

    The advent of license plate recognition (or automatic number plate recognition) revolutionized parking enforcement, and the use of this technology brings a wealth of advantages now and down the road.

  • 6 Jun 2016

    Street Parking Solutions in an Ideal World

    You’re inclined toward pay by plate parking solutions for your parking management system. You know a whole new system means change—and a lot of it—but what will this idealistic set up really look and feel like?

  • 30 May 2016

    Planning for Migrating to Digital Meters and Pay by Plate Parking

    You’ve leveled with the upper echelon and you’ve shared why you and your peers still have all the conviction in the world around migrating to pay by plate parking. Your superiors will want to know how this transition would play out. Share with them that the first big undertakings would include initiating a comprehensive systemFull article

  • 23 May 2016

    The Relationship Between Parking Enforcement Systems and Revenue

    When it comes to parking enforcement and which pay station solution is the best fit for your parking program, we wouldn’t go so far as to say “the world is your oyster,” but there are certainly a number of solutions to consider for your operation. Assuming you’re currently evaluating the pay station solutions out thereFull article

  • 17 May 2016

    Getting Buy-In for Pay by Plate Parking Systems

    So you’ve hung your hat on this cutting-edge parking infrastructure technology: pay by plate parking. After all, it is the parking solution of the future. You see the value the solution would add to your daily tasks and to the daily tasks of your employees and other colleagues. The trouble is you have some othersFull article

  • 16 Apr 2015

    License Plate Scanner Software – Pt. 3 Guide to Pay By Plate Success

     Complete Guide to Your Parking Technology Road Map. Welcome back to the 3rd and final part of the the Guide to Pay by Plate Success series. If you are just joining us, you may want to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. To recap, Part 1 reviews potential communications pitfalls at various pointsFull article

  • 27 Mar 2015

    How Does Pay By Plate Work – Pt. 2 Guide to Pay By Plate Success

     Complete Guide to Your Parking Technology Road Map. If you are just joining us, you may want to read Part 1 of this 3 Part Series on the Guide to Pay by Plate Success. For those of you eager to dive into Part 2, we begin to ‘unpack’ the terms latency and no-communication to shedFull article

  • 16 Feb 2015

    Plate Based Parking Enforcement – Pt. 1 Guide to Pay By Plate Success

    A Complete Guide to Your Parking Technology Road Map. In recent years we have seen a huge spike in demand for pay by plate technologies. It is obvious to parking professionals that these technologies are the way to go because it is more efficient and at the same time grows revenue. For those reasons payFull article

  • 5 Nov 2014

    Are You Realizing The Full Potential of Pay By Phone by Plate?

      The Influence of Mobile Mobile has had a marked influence in the way citizens go about daily routines throughout the spaces of a city and the parking industry has been early adopters, adapting to new mobile technologies in order to improve efficiency and service to the business community and general population, especially in metropolitanFull article

  • 17 Sep 2014

    Parking Ticket Printers Could Prevent D.C. Ticket Errors

    WASHINGTON—Although Metropolitan Police Department officers write less than five percent of all parking tickets, a majority of them are handwritten and prone to higher error rates. About 60 percent of the approximately 75,000 parking tickets that police wrote in the last fiscal year remain handwritten, according to D.C Inspector General. Claire Pilkington, of Fairfax County,Full article

  • 2 Sep 2014

    Montreal’s Metered Parking Lots To Be Transformed Into Works Of Art This September

    by Michael D’Alimonte, MTL Blog, August 28, 2014 Photo cred – PARKing Day Montreal Regular, old, and boring parking spaces will becomeso much more during PARKing Day Montreal, put on by Le Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal. A worldwide event, expect to see all sorts of creative recreations of parking spots in Montreal comeFull article

  • 25 Apr 2014

    Customer Service in the Parking Lot Management Industry

      by Jeff Nethery, Cale America The term “customer service” hasn’t been around long – just since the 1980s really. Some major companies like Macy’s figured out there was value in having dedicated staff whose job was to receive and resolve customer complaint and problems. The definition of customer service has changed as technology hasFull article

  • 23 Jan 2014

    There’s a Sea Change in Parking Meter Companies & It Begins with the Plate

    by Dan Rossiter, Senior Solutions Advisor The License Plate: The Barcode of Parking Enforcement Best enforcement practices have developed in on-street parking by leveraging the plate as a common denominator, essentially becoming the barcode of parking…. The Traditional Barcode What have we bought in recent times that did not have a barcode on it? FirstFull article

  • 17 Dec 2013

    Making the Android™ Operating System “Ready” for Parking Enforcement Agencies

    by Honeywell Scanning and Mobility Parking enforcement software solutions for parking management agencies have been historically dominated by Microsoft® operating systems like Windows® CE and Windows® Embedded Handheld. As end-users expect their work devices and applications to look and function like personal devices, application developers have recently begun looking for viable alternatives. Google® Android™ isFull article

  • 7 May 2013

    Interoperability Between Parking Enforcement & Police Surveillance Cameras

    by Mike Bourre, Vice-President Sales & Marketing, gtechna Inc. Advantages of Collaboration Between Parking Enforcement & Police Agencies For the past fifteen years I’ve worked with Public Safety and during this time interoperability has been, and still is, a hot subject. Why? Because having collaboration between public safety and parking enforcement agencies just makes sense.Full article

  • 12 Apr 2013

    A Painless Transition from Pay-and-Display to Pay-by-Plate

    by Jeff Nethery, Cale America Earlier Parking Management Systems – Pay & Display When Aspen, Colorado adopted the first Pay-and-Display system for on-street parking in the United States in the mid-90s, local merchants were outraged.  Business owners and many of the thousands of commuting employees staged a “honk in” to protest the city’s decision toFull article

  • 12 Mar 2013

    Android or Apple for Your Traffic Ticketing System | How to Choose: Pt 2

    Where is the mobile market now and what does it mean for parking management systems? The remainder of this article, to be continued from last week in Part 1 of Android or Apple for Your Ticketing Software series, looks at reviews done on current smartphone and tablet market share and the factors that drive growth.Full article

  • 5 Mar 2013

    Android or Apple for Your Parking Ticketing Software | How to Choose: Pt 1

    Mobile mêlée | The Mobile OS wars, where are we now when considering your next parking system? When considering your next ticketing system or an upgrade from your current parking ticket software or traffic ticket system, choices abound! More parking tickets and traffic citations are being doled out from Android and Apple devices. It isFull article

  • 21 Feb 2013

    Parking Management Systems: A History of Digital Chalking | Part 2

    The Impact of License Plate Recognition (LPR) Technology on eChalking “Proven performance of vehicle mounted LPR camera systems are showing statistics of 4000 vehicle plates scanned in an enforcement work shift. It would take roughly 20 on-foot officers in the same period of time to enforce time limit zones as a single LPR vehicle.” ManyFull article

  • 8 Feb 2013

    Parking Management Systems: A History of Electronic Chalking | Part 1

    It actually started in the mid 30’s in Oklahoma. Yes, it was the creation of the parking meter. The parking meter encouraged short term parking for the customers of local store merchants. Prior to that, on-street parking spaces were being used by employees for daily parking. There was no turnover of on-street spaces for aFull article

  • 13 Sep 2012

    Why Tablets Matter for Your Automatic Number Plate Recognition

    Why do media tablets matter for eCitations & Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations? This phenomenon will change the future of computing in business. Get up to speed on what is happening in a very fast-moving area. What should your next move be? In the world of trendy consumer tablets, the once venerated rugged tabletFull article

  • 8 Aug 2012

    eCitation Software 2.0 – The Rise of the Tablet

    Rock, Paper, Tablet: A Brief History Advancements in pen computing, touch and multi-touch computing combined with optical character recognition have created a synergy in enforcement technology never before seen. eCitations and ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) are the number one force-multipliers on the market sought after by parking enforcement and traffic enforcement units across NorthFull article