Complete Integration for Secure Smart Card Parking Meters to Accept Parcxmart Card Standard

J.J. MacKay Canada Limited /MacKay Meters, Inc, a leader in parking meter innovation, and Parcxmart Technologies(tm), Inc., an electronic payments company, today announced their agreement to integrate MacKay's single-space and multi-space parking meters with Parcxmart's Smart Card electronic payment system.
The current plan is for various MacKay meters and equipment (Guardian XL and XLE Series Parking Meter Mechanisms, Guardian Multi and MacKay's Black Box) being upgraded to accept Parcxmart Smart Card electronic payment system.

"MacKay is excited to partner with Parcxmart Technologies and offer yet another payment method in our product lineup; our firm is proud of the global recognition gained in the parking industry by continually providing our clients with innovative parking control products. The addition of the Parcxmart payment mode further enhances MacKay's offering as our municipal clients look for new ways to link their parking meter infrastructure to the local business community. Our market segments are dictating that we introduce alternative payment modes to make it more convenient for the parking public to pay for parking. Parcxmart can be looked at as a leader in its respective field," said J.W. (Jim) Taylor, MacKay's Sales and Marketing Manager.

The Parcxmart payment system is the first that integrates on and off-street parking as well as local merchant purchases, thereby eliminating the need for cities to manage the transactions and sell the cards directly. The acceptance of the Parcxmart Smart cards works well for those who are looking for a convenient method to make payment for their parking and other small dollar transactions. MacKay wants to position itself to take full advantage of this growing payment segment and having Parcxmart as a partner is looked at as yet another added value in MacKay's best of class product lines.

The Parcxmart(tm) Card solution is a comprehensive payment platform that uses smart card technology to offer commuters a convenient one card alternative to coins and cash at on-street and off-street parking locations across North America. This payment platform provides a secure and accurate way of generating, collecting, processing and receiving revenues from on-street and off-street parking locations. It is also the first smart card payment platform that compliments existing Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) networks and merchant acquirers by removing small dollar cash payments from on and off-street parking and retail merchants on behalf of municipalities and the commuting public.

A Parcxmart(tm) Card has electronic value (up to $500) loaded through Parcxmart-compliant POS terminals using cash or a debit or credit card processed just as any other over-the-counter purchase using debit or credit today. All funds management and movement associated with the value of issued cards is managed by a bank. The parking system operator is reimbursed for revenue spent at city parking meters on a predetermined settlement schedule. Access to purchasing and loading value to the Parcxmart Card is through a network of local merchants that benefit from commissions generated by selling and reloading dollar value on the cards and accepting small dollar transaction purchases economically from the Parcxmart network.

"We are also excited about our partnership with MacKay Meters, Inc." said John Regan, President and CEO of Parcxmart Technologies. "MacKay brings much experience in parking meter technology that incorporates the use of cards instead of coins. MacKay clearly understands the benefits of offering Parcxmart compliant meters to a parking authority. They have witnessed how operating costs decrease while audit control increases in the Parcxmart network. Introducing Parcxmart smart card transactions gives cities greater control over revenue growth, provides merchants with revenue and cost-effective small dollar transaction processing."

About Parcxmart Technologies, Inc. ( )

Founded in 2003, Parcxmart is an electronic payment firm specializing in small dollar transactions with its initial focus on the on- and off- street parking market. Its partners include leaders in secure electronic payment technologies in North America and Europe. Parcxmart offers the only smart card payment program that combines secure transactions, multi-party settlement, and interoperability among participating cities, merchants, and consumers throughout its payment network.

About J.J. MacKay Canada Limited MacKay Meters, Inc. (

.J. MacKay Canada Limited, MacKay Meters, Inc. is a manufacturer of world class parking control products including Electronic Parking Meter Mechanisms, Meter Management System software, Parking Meter Housings and accessories, Pay and Display, Pay by Space machines, Citation issuance and Parking Ticket Management Software. J.J. MacKay Canada Limited is internationally established; ISO 9001:2000 certified and offers integrated solutions for parking control needs worldwide.
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