Parx France announces partnership with Q-Park
PARX FRANCE, ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH Q-PARK, ONE OF FRANCE'S LEADING PARKING OPERATORS, TO BRING EASYPARK TO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE COUNTRY Three Municipalities are Currently Being Deployed, including Brest, a Major City in the North-West of France
PARX France will present the Solution at the Parkopolis Exhibition, booth number B06, June 15-16, in Paris
ISELIN, N.J., June 13, 2011 - PARX LTD., today announced that its subsidiary, PARX France, has partnered with Q-Park, one of France's leading parking operators, to bring EasyPark to municipalities in France. The first three locations in operation are Brest, Montauban and Epinal, with about 150,000, 56,000 and 34,000 residents respectively.
EasyPark™ is PARX's patented in-vehicle electronic parking meter. The EasyPark™ business model is one in which revenues are generated from product sales and recurring transaction fees revenues.
Q-Park is an independent international parking company with strong market positions in ten Western European countries and is among the top three of European parking companies. Q-Park has been contracted by the mentioned cities to operate their on-street parking. EasyPark is offered as a complementary solution to existing parking solutions. Residents can purchase an EasyPark device at designated locations or through Internet and begin using it immediately.
PARX France is PARX's subsidiary and is acting as the local operator in France. With already 19 signed French cities, PARX France is planning to expand the program to more municipalities this year. The EasyPark product is sold in France under the brand name Piaf.
"At Q-Park, we are always looking for innovative solutions and ways to simplify parking for our customers. That's the rationale behind our partnership with PARX and decision to propose the new Piaf version, a convenient, easy-to-use and secure solution to pay for parking", said Michèle Salvadoretti, Q-Park France Managing Director.
Oded Bashan, Chairman of PARX said: "EasyPark™ presents a win-win-win solution for the municipality, the operator and of course the drivers. We are proud of this new collaboration which can expand EasyPark™ in France to multiple locations."
Using Piaf the driver pays only for the actual parked time. To activate Piaf the driver turns on the contactless unit and displays it visible to the inspector on the dashboard or on the window from within the vehicle. Upon returning, the driver turns the device off. This creates a uniquely convenient user experience by eliminating the need for cash, change, and saving the time looking for parking meters. Piaf can be used for both on-street parking payments and for parking lots. Piaf provides detailed reports to the municipality in order to better manage and monitor parking patterns across the city. The parking system is able to support multiple rates, cities, tariffs in a modular, scalable and easy to implement way.
PARX is operating the world's largest field proven in-vehicle parking meter implementation with implementations in more than 110 cities with over 1 million units sold to date globally.
PARX Ltd. is a subsidiary of On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (NASDAQ- GM: OTIV) responsible for developing, marketing, operating and distributing advanced parking solutions, including the EasyPark™ product, in international markets. PARX is the world's largest operator of in-vehicle parking meter systems. For more information on the EasyPark solution visit www.parxglobal.com