SOURCE: Digital Payment Technologies

January 10, 2011 03:01 ET

Digital Payment Technologies and ParkPro to Provide the University of Arizona With New On-Street Parking Pay Stations

45 DPT Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations Installed and Serviced by ParkPro Will Replace the University's 387 Single-Head Meters

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - Today, Digital Payment Technologies (http://www.digitalpaytech.com) (DPT) and ParkPro (http://www.parkpro.com) announced that they have signed a deal to supply the University of Arizona with 45 multi-space LUKE parking pay stations. The new LUKE pay stations will replace almost 400 of the university's single-head meters, providing a more convenient, economical and efficient parking experience.

"We are looking forward to upgrading our existing parking infrastructure with the new multi-space pay stations from DPT," said Michael Delahanty, operations manager for parking and transportation services at the University of Arizona. "We are excited to offer our students the convenience of multiple payment options and to allow them to extend their parking transaction at any pay station throughout the campus."

The new multi-space LUKE parking pay stations will be configured to enable students to pay by space and will be powered by solar panels that can be adjusted as the seasons change to deliver "green" energy and save money for the university. The machines will also be configured for credit cards, campus ("CAT") cards, and will be compliant with the school's Blackboard campus debit system. The pay stations also offer more flexible rate structures than single-head meters, such as daily parking and special event rate parking, which is more convenient for students and can generate more revenue for the university. The rates can be configured remotely for all pay stations on campus, allowing parking administrators to dynamically adjust pricing to achieve optimal occupancy and manage congestion associated with searching for parking.

ParkPro, an authorized reseller of DPT, will work with the University of Arizona's parking division to manage the procurement, installation and maintenance of DPT's multi-space parking pay stations. ParkPro will install the 45 LUKE units and service the machines starting in the beginning of 2011.

"We believe the University of Arizona's students, staff, faculty and visitors will find our multi-space pay stations to be an improvement over the university's current parking meters," said Alan Menezes, vice president of product management and marketing at Digital Payment Technologies. "Our pay stations enable the university to increase its parking revenue and operate with greater efficiency, while delivering superior convenience and service levels to those who park there."

Added Nathan Donnell, project manager at ParkPro, "We pride ourselves on providing a more convenient, more efficient parking service, and we are thrilled to be working with DPT to provide the University of Arizona with a better solution."

For more information on Digital Payment Technologies, visit www.digitalpaytech.com. For more information on ParkPro, visit www.parkpro.com.

About Digital Payment Technologies
Digital Payment Technologies (DPT) is an innovative leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic parking meters, 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. In 2007, DPT was named Emerging Company of the Year by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association, and has been included on multiple Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing high technology companies in North America.

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