Apriva and Metric Parking Open EMV-Certified Parking Meters
Paying for parking can be a headache, but it is on the road to being more secure.
Apriva and Metric Parking announced the completion of EMV integration and certification on their latest unattended payment systems. EMV chip cards from all major brands, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, will now be accepted on Apriva’s processor.
“The U.S. market for unattended payments has been ignored as we move toward EMV, and is in dire need of upgrades in security and technology. Now is the time to deploy new, flexible and more secure unattended payment solutions,” said Peter Aylward, Managing Director at Metric Parking. “We chose to partner with Apriva because they could not only help us deploy EMV ahead of the competition, but also bring a wide array of flexible payment options to our partners and their patrons.”
UK-based Metric Parking, which operates over 60,000 parking terminals worldwide, partners with Amano McGann in the United States. The company will use Apriva’s solution on Globalcom Engineering’s BV1000 hardware units, which are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, making them ideal as parking meters. The units can also include PIN keypads so they can accept EMV PIN credit cards as well as debit cards.
“We are excited to partner with Metric Parking to offer this secure EMV payment solution,” said David Riddiford, President of Apriva. “The powerful combination of Apriva’s payment gateway and Metric Parking Systems gives parking operators what they need to accept cashless payments in a variety of forms, plus the flexibility to reduce their total cost of payment processing far into the future.”
Apriva, which maintains relationships with more than 30 payment processors in North America, can work over a wired or wireless network.