Parkeon opens new era for parking services with Parkfolio Neo, a new-generation P&D terminal management platform

Paris, May 2004 Parkeon launches a new parking services management platform named Parkfolio Neo. The new solution comes with a variety of embedded services and is designed to boost operators and municipalities parking management efficiency, enhance their offering to end-clients whilst increasing their returns on investment.
parkeon.gifThe new platform is based on new-generation servers and novel 3-tier architecture coupled with a standard Java-based language development technology, providing greater flexibility, new functionalities and characteristics. The new architecture means servers are adapted to any kind of infrastructure, from local to remote access. In particular, Parkfolio Neo modules are designed to provide TCP/IP Distant Access from central servers hosted and administrated by Parkeon and/or its partners.

This solution also enables Parkeon to offer powerful and comprehensive value-added services – from bureau service reports, hot-line and server hosting to end-to-end managed services contracts - making life easier both for the end-user and the operator. Parkeon and/or its partners can operate and manage distant access services and process electronic payment directly from their global network of data management centers for their customers, alleviating the need to hire specialised personnel, or to run and manage a dedicated system and network.

With Parkfolio Neo, P&D park operators benefit from the best real-time information access and control capabilities available today - directly from their own offices using their own computers and Internet connections. That way, they can focus on their core business and increase parking revenues whilst ensuring end-users get the highest service levels.
End users benefit from better uptime resulting in time gains and peace of mind, and can get a wide choice of payment methods (via credit card, mobile phone, subscriber cards, etc). "This new solution is clearly representative of Parkeon's strategy to increase its value-added service offering. It illustrates our capability to provide customers with dedicated solutions that bring tangible enhancements to their business," explains Philippe Millet, Parkeon's Director of Product & Services Development.

Thanks to user-friendly interfaces and a single shared database, features are simple to operate. The new system provides a more detailed and immediate knowledge of the activity of the parking base. It can produce payment statistics to fine tune tariff policies, while reports on terminals' operating status make it possible to plan maintenance, collection and enforcement operations.

In addition, because the system detects any malfunctioning at once appropriate action can be taken immediately. Parkfolio Neo’s other services include the possibility to analyse parking patterns, modify terminals' features in real time and adapt tariffs accordingly.

The first modules were launched at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2004: Supervision Neo (which monitors alarms, maintenance operations, the level of parking activity, enforcement requests and enables to download variables such as tariff and interface messages) and On-Line Neo (to manage communications between P&Ds and Parkfolio server operating with all existing networks e.g. GPRS, GSM, Mobitex, PSTN).

The Parkfolio Neo platform is ready to welcome new functionalities. The 2004-2005 roadmap presents a series of new, additional modules including Financial Neo (a financial data management assistant), Enforcement Neo (gateways for, and interfaces with, local enforcement systems), Reports Neo (decision tools to help address user needs for periodic parking activity) and Cartography Neo (to enable users to visualise the P&D installed base on a city map background).

About Parkeon (

Parkeon was formerly Schlumberger e-City, the Parking and Ticketing Systems division of Schlumberger. The company was at the forefront of the development of Pay & Display terminals in France in the 1970s and has 30 years of proven innovation and proven expertise in the parking business.
Today Parkeon is a leader in parking systems and equipment, offering both on-street and off-street parking solutions. The company employs over 800 people worldwide and generated revenues of €122 million in 2003.
With an installed base in excess of 120,000 machines, its parking terminals are a familiar sight in over 3,000 cities across 40 countries and its Pay & Display systems control over 3 million parking spaces around the world. Over the last 15 years, Parkeon has developed an installed base of 3,000 ticket vending machines for heavy and light rail, underground and multimodal transport operators in Europe, notably Belgium, Denmark, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Thanks to world-class engineers and substantial investments over the last three years, Parkeon has built undeniable technological leadership in its field. Parkeon provides complete parking revenue collection solutions, equipment and services to municipalities and car park operators.

Parkfolio is a registered trademark of Parkeon
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