Parkeon, a global leader in urban mobility solutions for the parking and transit industries, and Schweers Technologies, a world market leader in providing tools for professional law enforcement, have announced that the two companies have developed a Pay by Space parking integration.
The integration is designed to help Parking Enforcement Officers quickly move from checking the status of a parking space to writing a citation. When an enforcement officer is ready to enforce a zone, he or she uses the application provided by Schweers, which resides on a wireless handheld enforcement device, to query the Parkeon database of parking meter transactions. The information for each space is provided - space number, paid or unpaid, and expiration time. If the officer identifies that a vehicle is in violation, he can issue a citation directly from the same application. There is no need to switch between multiple applications on the device.
“Pay-by-space is a great concept for parking management. We are glad that we can support our customers and the industry with the just tool for a reliable integrated service and for easy straight forward hand-held parking enforcement” said Michael Schweers, President and CEO of Schweers Technologies.
“We feel that it is critical to enhance parking enforcement in every way possible to help create better turnover of parking spaces,” said Sean Renn, Marketing Director at Parkeon, Inc. “Our integration with Schweers is a key component of that philosophy.”
The first municipality that is taking advantage of this integration is the Town of Huntington, NY. Huntington is located along Long Island and went live in April with 24 Parkeon Strada Pay Stations to help manage parking along Main Street, New York Avenue, and at the Huntington Long Island Rail Road Station. The Strada Pay Stations are supplied and supported by DEVO & Associates.
Schweers Technologies together with our German parent company have over 1,200 customers around the world. Our customers range from cities with 600 handhelds to small villages with only one device. For 26 years we have proudly developed, designed and manufactured parking enforcement hardware and software for professional law enforcement.
Operating 10,000 terminals in the field and annually issuing 100 million tickets our robust and ergonomically designed handhelds meet and withstand the challenges of the street.
Parkeon is a key player in the sector of urban mobility. By providing a single offer encompassing parking management solutions and ticketing solutions for public transport, Parkeon is now present in 55 countries and is accelerating its growth in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. Parkeon’s capacity for continuous innovation is demonstrated every day. Systems and equipment provided by Parkeon facilitate management and mobility in more than 3000 cities. Parkeon employs over 1,000 employees worldwide and achieved revenues of 168 million euros in 2012.