Digital Payment Technologies’ parking pay stations present a very flexible platform to the client when configuring the machines to operate in different parking modes. Take Pay-by-Space (PBS) for example. PBS parking requires the consumer to enter their parking space number at the pay station when paying for parking.
How Pay-by-Space works
- Consumer notes their space number
- Consumer goes to pay station
- Consumer enters space number and purchases time
- Consumer keeps receipt
Pay-by-Space offers several advantages over other parking operational modes. Unlike Pay-and-Display (PND) parking, the consumer does not have to walk back to their vehicle to display a permit on their dashboard. Consequently, PBS is ideally suited for large lots where a smaller number of pay stations can be located at strategic locations. Additionally, instead of inspecting every vehicle dashboard (PND) or every single-head meter to determine parking validity, an enforcement officer can use a pay station-generated report to determine which spaces are paid up. For even greater efficiency, a compatible handheld enforcement device can wirelessly retrieve space payment information as the officer patrols the lot.