Proudly positioned in the vibrant and hi-tech capital of Manchester sits Media City, the new home of the BBC and many other businesses pioneering new technologies and media production in the UK. New IPS MS1™ parking terminals are providing an improved parking experience for both visitors and staff by replacing cash-only systems. The new terminals provide visitors with a quick and easy way to pay for parking via card payment and the latest contactless technology. The machines also accept cash and are fully networked to the IPS Data Management
“MediaCityUK is a thriving destination where people live, work and play and we are very much an evolving smart city, where we have recently become Vodafone’s test bed for 5G. As an innovation hub, our car parking experience should also embrace the latest technology available to us and we chose IPS for that reason,” said Neil Beverley, Assistant Property Manager for MediaCityUK. “The transition from the old system to the new machines was seamless and we were accepting card payments immediately. Since the installation of the new IPS machines 60% of our car park users are using the cashless system – it’s quick and convenient and the demand is clearly there. We’re very happy with the new system”.
Richard Boultbee, Executive Director at IPS said “It’s really great to see such a tech-savvy destination choosing and benefitting from our technology. To see their cashless uptake at 60% within weeks of going live really shows that contactless payments are now the expected form of payment and our customers love that we make the whole process so easy”.
About IPS UK Ltd
IPS UK Ltd is headquartered in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and are a wholly owned subsidiary of IPS Group, Inc. An industry pioneer, IPS has been delivering Smart City technology solutions for over 20 years. The company offers a fully integrated smart product suite comprised of secure multi-service parking terminals, parking terminal upgrade kits for third-party machines, vehicle detection sensors and SaaS management software.
Uniquely IPS manufacture and write the software for all components within their products and are also the payment service provider (PSP) for card transactions. This capability allows IPS to design a product to work in complete harmony to the benefit of the end user and removes complexity in deploying card payment technology for the operator.