The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-03-05T02:54:01Z Smarter City parking revolution begins at Warrnambool City Council 2018-03-05T02:54:01Z smarter-city-parking-revolution-begins-at-warrnambool-city-council NSW, AUSTRALIA, Monday 5th March, 2018 - Warrnambool City Council has chosen CellOPark to modernise parking in the regional city’s CBD. CellOPark Australia, the leading provider of integrated parking solutions in Australia, offers a suite of smarter parking solutions which include pay-by-phone, pay-by-app, pay-by-web, vPermits (virtual permits) in conjunction with pay-by-plate meters. “Residents and visitors now have access to a smarter parking system that provides ticketless parking and the ability to stop the clock and pay only for the time you use,” Warrnambool City Council Director City Infrastructure Scott Cavanagh said. “The new solution is more convenient because people can simply tap in their details and continue on their way.  “The app offers even greater convenience because you don’t have to use the parking meter at all.” With a global push towards improving urban quality of life through digital innovation using future-proof infrastructure, Warrnambool City Council has moved towards a holistic integrated solution and is leading the charge into the Smarter City global trend.  “We are thrilled to partner with Warrnambool City Council in providing new technology to meet their needs for an overall smarter parking environment,” CellOPark Australia Managing Director Ori Almog said.  “CellOPark assisted the council in replacing their previous systems to a more flexible solution that allowed for the future growth of the city.” With the introduction of the new systems, the council also made a decision to move from a user pays system - where the motorist pays an additional fee to the operator for using the service - to CellOPark’s system.  This customer-focused decision has proven itself and with an increase in uptake of more than 500 per cent within 4 months.  CellOPark Australia has been providing award winning leading-edge parking technologies since 2008 and bases its success on an ability to work with their customers to constantly develop and enhance existing platforms.  “This has allowed us to create products which cater to the unique environments they are utilised in,” Mr Almog said. About CellOPark About Warrnambool City Council Warrnambool City Council’s vision is to be Cosmopolitan City by the Sea.  Its major objectives are to: • Sustain and enhance the natural environment • Foster a healthy city that is socially and culturally rich • Maintain and improve the physical fabric of the city • Develop a modern economy with diverse and sustainable employment • Practice good governance through openness and accountability About CellOPark Australia Established in Sydney in 2008, and based on a technology heritage dating back over 12 years, CellOPark is Leading the market with advanced connectivity, accessibility and interoperability, CellOPark is a cutting-edge parking and mobile payment solution for parking operators including universities, shopping centres, councils and hospitals.   For more information please visit: www.CellOPark.com.au www.smarterparking.com.au www.facebook.com/CellOParkAU www.twitter.com/CellOParkAU No Credit Card? No Worries! Park with POLi or PayPal 2015-04-29T05:35:14Z no-credit-card-no-worries-park-with-poli-or-paypal SYDNEY, Australia, Wednesday 29th April, 2015 — As more motorists switch from the roadside “Pay & Display” machine to the convenience of Smartphone parking, CellOPark announced today that their ticketless “Pay-as-You-Go” parking accounts can be topped up using bank account funds without the need for a credit or debit card. With a significant number of members opting to purchase pre-paid cards for their parking account, CellOPark Australia have made this already simple process even more convenient. Motorists using a CellOPark pre-paid account can simply top-up using bank account or PayPal funds right from within the CellOPark app. “As a business we operate under guiding principles that include ‘providing options’ at CellOPark and knowing that the number of our members that choose not to use a traditional debit or credit card is not small, we undertook a development project to integrate with both POLi and PayPal and greatly enhance our pre-paid offering. Said Michael Doherty, CellOPark Australia’s General Manager. “With the integration and development work now complete, we have deployed an innovative product feature that allows those members to move funds to their account with unprecedented ease.” To use CellOPark, motorists install a free native app on their Apple or Android smartphone and register vehicle, phone and payment details to create an account. Starting a paid parking session is then simply a matter of selecting a signposted matching zone in the app and pressing ‘start’ or pointing the phones camera at a QR code on CellOPark Signage. Non smartphone users can also enjoy the convenience of the CellOPark system by registering for free at www.cellopark.com.au and calling the sign posted number with caller ID enabled and following the prompts. Parking officers enforce the ticketless parking by checking vehicle licence plates in the system using their own internet connected devices and vehicle mounted License Plate Recognition technology. About CellOPark Australia Headquartered in Sydney, CellOPark is Australia’s leading provider of Pay-by-App and Pay-By-Phone technology to the parking industry. Every day thousands of CellOPark members enjoy the convenience of using their mobile phone to pay for a car space rather than feeding coins or credit cards into a traditional parking meter. CellOPark tailors integrated Smarter Parking solutions using multiple technologies for municipalities, universities and private parking providers. CellOPark Australia and Curtin University receive innovation award from the International Parking Institute. 2014-07-23T04:23:56Z cellopark-australia-and-curtin-university-receive-innovation-award-from-the-international-parking-institute AUSTRALIA, Wednesday 23rd July, 2014 — CellOPark announced today that their integrated ticket-less “Pay as You Go” parking solution first deployed in January 2013 at Curtin University in Western Australia has received an Award of Merit from The International Parking Institute (IPI), the largest association of parking industry professionals in the world. Representatives from both Curtin University and CellOPark Australia recently attended the IPI 2014 Expo in Dallas Texas where the awards for innovation in the parking industry were announced. “We knew that the technical integration work linking Pay-by-Phone, Pay-by-App, Student / Staff databases, Licence Plate Recognition and Way-finding signage systems for the Curtin University PAYG solution was innovative” said Michael Doherty General Manager of CellOPark Australia “To receive this international recognition is confirmation that all involved should be very proud. Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the efficient and effective management of parking and as we see more software based solutions come to market with an ability to integrate via industry standard API’s, we also see an ability to deliver a unified and cohesive solution to parking providers and their motorist users.”We are seeing an increasing amount of interest from other campus based parking providers as well as local councils. When deciding between traditional hardware based parking solutions and making use of the technology in almost every motorists pocket, CellOPark is an easy decision to make, especially for a student demographic” Said DohertyTo use CellOPark, motorists install a free native app on their Apple or Android smartphone and register vehicle, phone and payment details to create an account. Starting a paid parking session is then simply a matter of selecting a matching zone in the app and pressing ‘start’ or pointing the phones camera at a QR code on CellOPark Signage. Non smartphone users can also enjoy the convenience of the CellOPark system by registering for free at www.cellopark.com.au and calling the sign posted number with caller ID enabled and following the prompts.Parking officers enforce the ticketless parking by checking vehicle licence plates in the system using their own internet connected devices and Vehicle mounted License Plate Recognition technology.   About Curtin UniversityCurtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology) is a research intensive public university based in Perth, Western Australia. The University is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin and is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 40,000 students. About CellOPark AustraliaHeadquartered in Sydney, CellOPark is Australia’s leading provider of Pay-by-App and Pay-By-Phone technology to the parking industry. Every day thousands of CellOPark members enjoy the convenience of using their mobile phone to pay for a car space rather than feeding coins or credit cards into a traditional parking meter. An exhibitor at the forthcoming PACE 2014 industry conference and expo in Brisbane, CellOPark tailors integrated Smarter Parking solutions using multiple technologies for municipalities, universities and private parking providers. For more information please visit: www.CellOPark.com.au www.SmarterParking.com.au www.facebook.com/CellOParkAU www.twitter.com/CellOParkAU City of Canada Bay adds CellOPark as a mobile phone based payment option for parking. 2014-05-12T07:37:11Z city-of-canada-bay-adds-cellopark-as-a-mobile-phone-based-payment-option-for-parking SYDNEY, New South Wales, Monday 12th May, 2014 — CellOPark Australia announced today that their leading-edge app and phone based solution for parking payments has been deployed by the City of Canada Bay. Motorists parking on the streets around Concord Hospital will have the option to complete a one-time registration process and easily pay their parking fees via the free CellOPark smartphone app or by making a local phone call, removing the need to place a paper ticket on their dashboard or find loose change for traditional Pay & Display machines. “CellOPark is Australia’s market leader in Pay-by-App and Pay-By-Phone parking and we are constantly innovating as well as working to expand our member base” Said Michael Doherty, General Manager of CellOPark Australia. “We are excited to be selected by the City of Canada Bay as a technology partner and are very pleased to be able to offer our solution, that is enjoyed by members in other states, to motorists here in our home state of New South Wales” Canada Bay motorists will be some of the first in the country to experience CellOPark’s new QR code technology that makes the already simple process of starting a paid parking session with a smartphone even easier. To use CellOPark, motorists install a free app (native on apple iOS and Google Android) on their smartphone and register; vehicle, phone and payment details to create an account. Starting a paid parking session is then simply a matter of selecting the parking zone and pressing ‘START’ or pointing the phones camera at a QR code on CellOPark zone signage. Non smartphone users can also enjoy the convenience of the CellOPark system by registering for free at www.cellopark.com.au and parking by calling (02) 8599 9747 and following the prompts. City of Canada Bay parking officers will enforce the ticketless parking by checking vehicle licence plates in the system using their own internet connected devices. The technology is being deployed initially as a 6 moth trial. “We know from discussions with many NSW councils that the uptake as well as motorist feedback regarding the deployment of our technology here is of great interest. CellOPark has been in use for some time in other locations around Australia and we know that the motoring public make the change from the coins and never look back” Said Doherty. “The City of Canada Bay has a great reputation for applying innovative solutions to the challenges faced by local government and we appreciate this opportunity to showcase CellOPark with them.” CellOPark Australia was selected by the city based on experience, value and proven ability to deliver high quality customer service and communication both online and via its Australian Registration and Support Centre (1300 GO PARK) About Canada Bay Located in the inner west of Sydney, The City of Canada Bay was formed in December 2000, following the merger of Concord and Drummoyne councils. Today, the city has a resident population of 75,763 and covers 19.82 square kilometres. The city is ultimately named after Canada Bay, on the Parramatta River. About CellOPark Australia Established in Sydney in 2008, and based on a technology heritage dating back over 12 years, CellOPark is Australia’s leading provider of Pay-by-App and Pay-By-Phone technology to the parking industry. Every day thousands of CellOPark members enjoy the convenience of using their mobile phone to pay for a car space rather than feeding a traditional parking meter. ‘Providing Options’ to motorists and parking providers, including GPS smartphone and non-smartphone payment methods linked to debit cards, credit cards, unique CellOPark pre-paid cards, or PayPal top-ups, CellOPark tailors integrated Smarter Parking solutions using multiple technologies for municipalities, universities and private parking providers. For more information please visit: www.CellOPark.com.au www.smarterparking.com.au www.facebook.com/CellOParkAU www.twitter.com/CellOParkAU