SOURCE: Digital Payment Technologies

Digital Payment Technologies

May 17, 2013 09:00 ET

Digital Payment Technologies and PassportParking Bring Parking Management to the Cloud

California State Parks and CityParking Inc. Are Now Benefiting From the Integration of Multi-Space Parking Meters and a Cloud-Based Parking Enforcement and Mobile Payment Solution

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - Digital Payment Technologies (DPT), a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of multi-space parking pay stations, and PassportParking, a cloud-based parking solutions provider, today announced two new joint customers. CityParking Inc. has paired its DPT pay stations with PassportParking's enforcement solution, and California State Parks have selected DPT and PassportParking to offer its customers a mobile payment solution.

DPT has built its pay stations, Enterprise Management System (EMS) and Back Office Support System (BOSS) around an open system architecture that allows integration with complementary technology partners. This enables its customers to select and rapidly deploy solutions from a wide variety of parking technology providers in order to create a customized and completely integrated parking management system. 

"We continue to partner and integrate with innovative vendors, servicing every aspect of the parking operation, and because our system architecture is open and extensible, the possibilities for customization and expansion are virtually limitless," said Chris Chettle, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DPT. "With PassportParking, parking operators can increase operational efficiency by retrieving space or license payment data from our backend directly on an Android phone, without ever having to visit the pay stations, and consumers can easily extend parking sessions via an iPhone or Android app."

The California State Parks system has been using DPT pay stations in its Orange County parks for the past year with great success. The pay stations were selected for their simplicity for consumers, durability in the harsh coastal environment and for strong back-end reporting capabilities which enabled better decision making regarding setting parking rates and enforcement. They are beginning a trial with PassportParking's consumer mobile payment suite at the San Clemente State Beach location on May 19, 2013.

"We selected the mobile payment suite from PassportParking because of its simplicity and ease-of-use for consumers. San Clemente beach offers a variety of outdoor activities, ranging from hiking to world-class surfing, and the mobile payment option allows people to conveniently extend their parking sessions without having to return to the lot. We believe this will significantly increase customer satisfaction," said Brian Ketterer, superintendent at California State Parks.

Additionally, PassportParking was selected because it is fully functional in both English and Spanish languages, which is a very important differentiator for the Southern California region. After the successful completion of the mobile payment trial, Ketterer plans to also trial PassportParking's enforcement and validation capabilities.

CityParking Inc. is the largest locally owned parking operator in Richmond, Virginia, with more than 20 lots in the city. The operator has integrated PassportParking's Android-based ticketing and enforcement application to service a lot with 292 parking stalls and two LUKE pay stations.

David Sharrar, president and CEO of CityParking Inc., said, "We are very pleased with the integration of our LUKE pay stations and PassportParking's enforcement app because of the cost savings and efficiency it's delivered. Using an inexpensive Android phone and a Bluetooth printer, our parking enforcement people can see the status of all active parking sessions on their phone in real time, and easily write and print citations for expired parking sessions. Since this information is managed in the cloud, we can also monitor this process from our home office as well. The real-time access to information enables parking enforcement to check the lot 15 to 20 minutes faster, on average, and to patrol the lot three to four more times per day."

Khristian Gutierrez, managing partner at PassportParking, commented, "Our vision is that the parking process can be simplified through the use of innovation and technology. We're thrilled to integrate with DPT to provide the market with a flexible solution that not only enhances the parking experience through additional payment capabilities, but also brings these options together in a hosted platform to simplify the enforcement process."

For more information or sales inquiries on DPT, please call 1-888-687-6822 or visit http://www.digitalpaytech.com.

Images for the LUKE II pay station can be found at http://www.digitalpaytech.com/news-and-events/press-kit.aspx.

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 PassportParking
PassportParking is the industry's leading provider of integrated cloud-based parking solutions. The company provides the most advanced technology and equipment in an enterprise suite that allows parking providers and owners to manage parking and enforcement operations more effectively and efficiently. The integrated offerings can be seamlessly implemented on both gated and ungated properties and quickly adopted with its Parking as a Service (PaaS) model.

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