Paythru partners Parkeon for mobile parking payments

Pay for parking via mobile phones

M-commerce payments platform provider, paythru, is partnering with the parking space management solutions provider, Parkeon. As part of their venture paythru has developed the mobile payment capabilities for Parkeon’s new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)-based parking solution, ParkREG.

The car park payment and access control system has been designed to remove many of the complexities associated with operating and managing off-street parking facilities. ParkREG uses ANPR technology to photograph vehicle licence plates as they enter and exit a car park, monitoring their length of stay.  Visitors can pay either on arrival or departure  via a range of methods. These include Parkeon’s Strada Touch, a Pay & Display (P&D)-style parking terminal handling coins, Chip & PIN and contactless credit/debit cards.  ParkREG also offers alternative payment options allowing drivers to pay via SMS or online services using paythru’s mobile payment platform. 

They can pay how they like – whether that is through a parking terminal, online, or via SMS on their mobile,” said Danny Hassett, Parkeon’s parking director for UK and Ireland. “There are no lost tickets, although the Strada Touch issues receipts, if required, or trips back to the car to display, it is so much more convenient.  Users don’t have to know in advance how long they will be there; they can just park and go. Drivers are also able to register for ParkREG’s ‘SwishPark’ service, which allows them to use any ‘SwishPark’-enabled car park to be billed at the end of each month – a development designed to increase customer loyalty.”

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