Patent for “Parking Meter with Contactless Payment” Awarded to MacKay Meters

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA–(Marketwired – Aug. 15, 2016) – J.J. MacKay Canada Limited (MacKay Meters), a recognized world leader in the manufacturing and development of parking control products, continues to strengthen its Intellectual Property portfolio with the issuance of U.S. Patent Number 9,406,056 titled “Parking Meter with Contactless Payment”, on August 2, 2016.

This new US patent relates to parking meters and in particular, to parking meters having contactless payment options and follows closely behind two Canadian patents (CA 2,773,250 and CA 2,870,544) issued on June 28, 2016 that also relate to parking meters with contactless payment. The above noted patents represent just a small portion of MacKay’s extensive Patent/IP portfolio which includes utility patents, patent applications, design patents, and industrial design registrations, and trademarks filed in the USA, Canada and internationally.

“The issuance of this latest patent is proof of our continued commitment to providing leading edge technology to our customers and meeting the demands of both the ever-changing payment and parking industries.” said Adrian O’Neil, Chief Technology Officer.

James MacKay, Vice President of Sales, added, “The addition of contactless payment to our parking meters was an easy decision. The payment landscape is moving very quickly towards contactless payments, especially for small value transactions, and MacKay Meters is excited to be able to offer this payment option.”

About MacKay Meters

For more than fifty years, and with over 500,000 meters sold, MacKay Meters has provided customers worldwide with innovative parking systems including quality single and multi-space parking meters. Parking meters manufactured by MacKay are among the most technologically advanced in the world. MacKay was the first parking meter manufacturer to produce a fully electronic parking meter in 1988, the first to achieve ISO Certification 9001: 2008 in 1993, FCC Certification in 2011 and the first to achieve EMV L1 in 2012.

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