Downtown Parking System Upgrades
EMV Compliant Card Readers: Tentative go live date April 2021
EMV cards are smart cards, also called chip cards, which store their data on integrated circuit chips, in addition to magnetic stripes. EMV cards must be physically inserted or "dipped" into a credit card reader. EMV chip card transactions improve security against fraud. The use of a PIN and cryptographic algorithms provide authentication of the card to the processing terminal and the card issuer's host system.
Touchless Payment Options: Tentative go live date May 2021
Examples: *Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay*
Payment transactions that require no physical contact between the consumer’s payment device and the physical terminal. Contactless payment is a secure payment method using a debit or credit card, smartcard, or another payment device by using RFID technology and near-field communication. To use the system, a consumer taps the payment card near a point-of-sale terminal equipped with the technology.
SWEB Mobile Payment: Tentative go live date July 2021
A convenient, fast and touchfree payment of parking: Scan – Pay – Go. With the SWEB Mobile Pay, paying is easier than ever, no app, no registration, no cash. Customers simply scan a QR Code on their entrance ticket to complete the process online via their smartphones.
License Plate Recognition: Tentative go live date September 2021
License plate recognition, sometimes shortened to LPR, is a feature on some software that can detect, read, and store video of a car's license plate. Used primarily in traffic monitoring in parking lots and gated security entrances, this allows the camera to capture a license plate number which is then compared to a database. The image will be processed through Skidata analytics software to determine fees accrued in the downtown parking facilities.