Metric Parking and a US partner have introduced the first commercial parking payment service which allows a barcode printed on a ticket to be remotely scanned for the parking session to be extended.
The new integrated payment solution, which Metric has launched in association with Mobile NOW LLC, a leading provider of pay-by-cell parking services, is to be rolled out shortly to several cities in the US where Metric parking machines are in use.
Under the name ParkNOW! the service also permits drivers to start and pay for the initial parking session by cell.
The flexibility of the Aura software allows ParkNOW! to easily integrate into the back office to retrieve the necessary information required for enforcement and reporting. The system can handle both space and license plate numbers and is therefore able to work in all parking environments – pay and display, pay by space and pay by license plate number.
Dave Witts, president of Metric Group said: "We are confident that by partnering with a U.S. based company which provides so many different solutions for cell phone payments we can offer our customers more options and increased satisfaction.
"We are always looking for new ways to make our customers’ lives easier."
Krista Altok Tassa, president of Mobile NOW LLC, said working with an innovative company like Metric had made it possible to extend a parking session remotely on their machines which was another step on that path.