Blackpool parking terminals geared-up for contactless payments

Blackpool Council has installed a number of Parkeon Strada terminals as part of a rolling programme to replace its aging off-street Pay & Display (P&D) machines. The new, solar-powered terminals accept Chip & PIN credit/debit cards and coin payments.
Blackpoole_250.jpgThey are also equipped with contactless card readers, anticipating the introduction of contactless payment-enabled mobile phones and the continuing roll-out of Wave & Pay bank cards.

We chose Parkeons Stradas because they are sturdy, very reliable and easy to maintain. Our customers find them easy to use, too, stated Paolo Pertica, the Councils Head of Neighbourhood Services Town Centre and Promenade.

 The Council opted for solar-powered Stradas to reduce its carbon footprint and the installation was quick and easy as no electrical work was needed, he added. Parkeons solar option is also capable of reliably supporting multiple payment options together with a centralised management system.

 I believe that Parkeon still has the only integrated Chip & PIN/contactless card payment solution approved by the UK banking industry, explained Danny Hassett, the Company Parking Director UK/Ireland. This provides a seamless transition from a contactless to a Chip & PIN transaction on the occasions when contactless card users are asked to confirm their ID with a PIN.
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