LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - UpCode Solutions USA and the City of
Riverside, Calif., announced today that they have partnered to bring Riverside
residents the UpCode (MAI)(TM) platform to interact and conveniently access
city services when using their mobile phone.
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This will be the first city in the United States to initiate a full array
of UpCode Solutions for city services.
Now residents can pay their parking and traffic fines by scanning UpCodes
off all the City of Riverside parking and traffic tickets via their mobile
phone. Residents also have the ability to donate to Smart Riverside; this new
program will promote new technology and bridge the "digital divide," by
scanning UpCodes that will be promoted on city mailers, marketing materials
and even on the city TV channels. UpCode has also developed a reverse 911 code
that allows residents to register on their mobile for notification in times of
disasters, with instructions, evacuation information, accident reports,
directions, comments and city information. Other services, such as resident
community blog and other programs will all be connected to UpCodes.
"UpCode will be Riverside's entry into using mobile devices for access to
city services," said Steve Reneker, the city's chief information officer.
"With citywide free wireless, many mobile phones will be able to connect to
the Internet at no cost and take advantage of this program."
Jerald Cavitt, CEO of UpCode Solutions USA, stated: "This is a big day
for the UpCode Solutions Mobile Access and Interaction world. Today we show
that there is a big calling for real-life application and solutions in the
mobile world. UpCode is focusing on a multitude of solutions to fit every
vertical market wants and needs, this is just the tipping point."
ABOUT UpCode Mobile Access & Interaction Systems:
UpCode(TM) includes an optical reader that uses mobile phones/devices to
deliver any customized information off printed products and digital screens.
UpCode is established in 43 countries and specializes in global distribution.
ABOUT The City of Riverside California:
In 2008, the City of Riverside's website was awarded third best in the
nation and also placed fifth in the Most Digitally Connected City in the
United States category.
For further information:
For further information: UpCode USA, Eric Galletta,
firstname.lastname@example.org; UpCode Global, Joakim Strand, +35863218021,