Parkeon Wins Again Down Under

Parkeon is celebrating the opening of a new office in Australia
with a major contract to supply the bus network in Canberra with a new contactless smart card fare collection system.

The system will comprise more than 350 Wayfarer 200 driver ticketing consoles and over 700 of the new Parkeon Axio smart card validators, as well as a comprehensive suite of software to reconcile transactions and provide management information.

The system is being supplied through Parkeon Pty Ltd - the newly established Australia-based arm of the Parkeon Group - to Downer EDI in Australia, the companys long term local distributor.

The new equipment will replace an existing Wayfarer magnetic card system supplied in the mid-1990s and will incorporate the world-leading Tag-on, Tag-off functionality that provides operators with comprehensive passenger travel profiles.
Owen Griffith, Managing Director of Parkeon Transit Ltd, commented:
This success underlines Parkeons growing footprint in Australia and affirms our decision to provide additional resource in what we regard as a strategically important part of the world.

It is great news that our flagship system in Perth is going to be migrated to Canberra through our latest generation products. Together with our newly opened office in Australia, we look forward to delivering a system fit for the capital city.
Parkeons new office is being managed by Dave Thompson, Director of Parkeon Pty Ltd, who has moved to Australia from the UK and will oversee the companys involvement in the projects in Perth and Melbourne in addition to Canberra. The company will also use the office as a base for exploring new opportunities for its ticketing technologies in other Australian cities and in New Zealand.

About Parkeon

Parkeons Wayfarer automatic fare collection systems lead the way in integrated fare revenue and back office systems developed for the public transport industry, providing solutions that range from smart card technology and electronic ticketing equipment to CCTV security, GPS and mobile data networks. This expertise ensures that Parkeon holds 80% of the UK bus operator market, with 40% of its production destined for overseas markets. In all, in excess of 400,000 Wayfarer electronic ticketing machines and supporting devices have been supplied worldwide - more than any other fare revenue product range in the world. Based in Poole, Dorset, Parkeon has Wayfarer equipment service centres in Croydon, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh, as well as in Elizabeth, New Jersey and Kingston, Jamaica.
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