MacKay Meters, Inc. Partners with Parkmobile USA, Inc. to Offer Pay by Phone Services and Integrated Enforcement and Reporting Systems
Parking customers now have the convenience of paying for parking at a MacKay meter with Parkmobile.
ATLANTA, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile USA, Inc., The world's leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end cellular parking solutions, has partnered with MacKay Meters, Inc., the manufacture of Single Space and Multi Space parking equipment hardware, parking enforcement software solutions and including, but not limited to all hosted management software and related ancillary products to their parking clients worldwide.
The partnership and systems integration with Parkmobile will allow parking customers the option of paying by phone. The Parkmobile system instantly updates the MacKay Sentinel back office meter management system with real-time payment information to allow MacKay's customers the ability to see all parking payments at once, regardless of the payment option parking customers choose.
"Integration between the two systems allows for an additional and convenient payment mode to be utilized by the end user. A Cell Phone payment offers advantages on many levels for the operator, one being the reduction in coins or bills in the equipment. The goal is to increase functionality, reduce maintenance and allow for more proactive reporting of parking transactions, all while increasing compliance for parking in the system by the end user," says Mr. J. W. (Jim) Taylor – MacKay Meters, Inc. Business Development Manager.
Taylor also indicates that "The database integration and data mining of the two systems, provides a common path for enforcement and reporting, it also provides an excellent migration path for future parking and enforcement developments."
The MacKay Sentinel back office meter management system software provides comprehensive financial reporting and enforcement tools which help allow for more seamless management of large complex parking operations. The Parkmobile Pay by Phone option not only allows customers another way to pay, but also lets customers know when time is expiring and offers the option to add time to a parking space without having to return to the parking lot or space.
"Our partnership with MacKay is very exciting. MacKay brings over 50 years of experience in both
single space and multi space meters. They have a large global footprint and they provide their customers with innovative solutions that are recognized as being on the leading edge of technology," said Albert Bogaard , CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. By partnering with MacKay, we can continue to focus on expanding our core business and advance cashless parking payment technologies, while MacKay streamlines and sells its products and brings new innovations in parking solutions to our service model."
To use Parkmobile's service, drivers register for free by setting up an account at www.parkmobile.com, where they can also download a mobile app. Once registered, customers can use the mobile app, the internet, or a 1-800 number to pay for parking. The mobile apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry are very easy to use.
Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for pay by phone parking and digital parking permits. Parkmobile is now widely used in 100 cities around the world by millions of registered users. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and has become one of the largest providers of cashless parking systems in the United States. The company's call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.parkmobile.com
Incorporated in 1960, MacKay has gained global recognition by providing their customers with innovative products that are robust, proven and trusted. MacKay Meters has been providing products and services to various levels of state/provincial, county, municipal governments, including private operators and institutions throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.
"Canadian mentality with World Vision".
To learn more about the company and products, please visit www.mackaymeters.com
SOURCE Parkmobile USA, Inc.
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