SOURCE: Digital Payment Technologies

Digital Payment Technologies

June 05, 2012 00:01 ET

Digital Payment Technologies, Concord Parking and Genetec Introduce License-Plate-Enabled Parking Solution at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey, BC

Comprehensive Approach to Parking Technology Integrates Parking Meters, License Plate Recognition Enforcement and Citation System

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - Today, Digital Payment Technologies (DPT), Concord Parking and Genetec announced the initiation of a new holistic License-Plate-Enabled Parking (LEP) solution at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey, BC. The LUKE II pay stations from DPT are central to the new LEP solution that Concord is introducing. This new parking system -- which uses the license plate number as the key identifier -- will enable more efficient enforcement and parking management while making parking easy for consumers.

In this configuration, consumers enter their license plate number at the pay station to purchase parking, then simply pay and continue to their destination. They do not have to return to their cars to post a parking receipt, nor do they need to remember a specific parking stall number.

Property managers of Central City Shopping Centre can efficiently monitor and verify that vehicles have paid for parking using the License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology.

"Concord's goal is to provide solutions that are both innovative and value-driven," said Marc Postlethwaite, director of sales at Concord Parking. "This new parking system will allow property owners to leverage parking to improve efficiency and maximize ROI, all while improving the consumer experience."

With this advanced technology, in addition to paid metered parking, DPT and Concord also enable solutions centered around the license plate for free time-limited parking and monthly permit parking. Key technology components of this holistic system include:
Multi-space parking pay stations by Digital Payment Technologies
AutoVu vehicle mounted License Plate Recognition (LPR) system from Genetec for parking enforcement of Pay-by-License Plate, monthly permits and time-limit zones
Handheld LPR enforcement and citation printer provided by ParkTrak for smaller parking areas
Online violation and dispute system using ParkTrak
Digital permits by PayByPhone (formerly Verrus)
Extend-by-Phone and Pay-by-Phone services

"DPT's parking technology was built with integration in mind and serves as the foundation for integrating multiple LEP technologies," said Alan Menezes, vice president of product management and marketing at Digital Payment Technologies.

"DPT had a great solution in place, and using AutoVu for the enforcement was a natural fit," said Chris Yigit, senior product manager at Genetec -- AutoVu. "Our dynamic LEP compatible backend enables us to pull payment data in real time, making vehicle-mounted enforcement faster and more efficient."

For more information, or for high-resolution photographs of DPT's LEP pay stations, visit For more information on Concord Parking, visit For more information about Genetec, visit

About Digital Payment Technologies
Digital Payment Technologies (DPT) is an innovative leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic pay stations, management software, and online services for the parking industry. DPT products provide complete financial tracking, control, and reporting on parking revenue collected by cities, municipalities, universities, parking management companies, private operators, and national parks, from customer payment through to bank deposit.

About Concord Parking
Concord provides security and parking management services to shopping centres, Class A office towers, airports, post-secondary institutions, movie studios and industrial facilities. Over the past 28 years Concord has become a security and parking service provider to 90% of the Vancouver Lower Mainland's Regional Shopping Centres. In 2011, Concord Security Corporation formed a separate parking management division under the name Concord Parking. Concord Parking's mandate is to provide clients with specialized parking management services designed to enhance customer parking experience utilizing best in industry technology, while maximizing clients' return on parking assets. The Concord Parking senior management team has extensive history in the security services industry, property and asset management, and parking management, allowing Concord to develop strong relationships with clients and employees.

About Genetec
Genetec is a pioneer in the physical security and public safety industry and a global provider of world-class IP license plate recognition (LPR), video surveillance and access control solutions to markets such as transportation, education, retail, gaming, government and more. With sales offices and partnerships around the world, Genetec has established itself as the leader in innovative networked solutions by employing a high level of flexibility and forward-thinking principles into the development of its core technology and business solutions. Genetec's corporate culture is an extension of these very same principles, encouraging a dynamic and innovative workforce that is dedicated to the development of cutting-edge solutions and to exceptional customer care.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Chris Warfield
    Sterling Communications for Digital Payment Technologies