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Smart Parking wins Hobart parking contract

Parking business Smart Parking has secured a new contract valued at approximately $800,000 with Hobart City Council in Tasmania.

Under the contract, Smart Parking will partner with Australian Parking and Revenue Control in Hobart and provide 2100 sensors that give motorists real-time data on available parking spaces. Hobart’s meters will be the first in the country to accept payment by ApplePay.

Signing of the Hobart contract coincides with Smart Parking’s announcement of its continued expansion in New Zealand with a contract extension at Hamilton City Council.

Recently Smart Parking New Zealand announced it had won the contract with Hamilton City Council to install 945 sensors in the city and since commencing the installation the council has expanded the project by a further 400 sensors.

“We are proud to announce the new contract with Hobart City Council. The continued uptake of our systems in Australia and beyond further cements our position as a world leader in the design, development and management of parking technology,” Smart Parking chief executive Paul Gillespie said.

“We are also pleased to be working with APARC, which distributes machines made by Parkeon, a major player in parking management solutions.”

Smart Parking provides ground sensors to detect and electronically fine motorists for overstaying parking limits.

The complete smart parking solution for Hobart comprises Parkeon 7” colour screen parking meters, integrated enforcement, sensors, a mobile phone parking app, and real-time credit card processing.

The Parkeon colour screen meters offer a splash-screen so the council can provide information onwhat's going in downtown Hobart, advertise, and even display missing person notices or law enforcement messages.

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