12/31/12

Our partners


 USA


EP USA



Bermuda


Easypark BM

 France


Parx France


 Italy



Www .neospark .eu


New-Zealand


NZ IPS Parking

Israel



Easypark .co .il

Franchising


Parx is expanding!

Worldwide, EasyPark has been deployed in 5 different continents and more than 130 cities. Parx is experienced in setting up global networks and locating international companies to operate the EasyPark parking management solution. Parx operators benefit from the commitment of the support team providing them excellent marketing, technical and operational services.
 Parx is constantly looking to expand its activities to new countries and cities. Parx's solution can be customized to meet local market requirements.  
Our operators benefit from Parx's experience and expertise. Relying on Parx's support and hosting services our operators can focus on commercial and customer support efforts. 

Candidate profile and responsibilities

Parx's candidates should meet the following qualifications for a franchise opportunity:
  • Experience in working with local authorities and municipalities
  • Passion for and dedication to operations excellence
  • Adequate capitalization to cover project kick off and on going promotion efforts
  • Experience in B2C operations focusing on sales and marketing activitiesl
  • An understanding of the local parking market, i.e. competition, trends, needs


Parx has developed an appealing franchise model for the distribution and marketing of Parx's products around the world. Our franchisees are in charge of the local activities required to promote and operate the EasyPark system.

Some of the operator's roles include:

  1.  Promoting the solution within local authorities and adding new cities to adapt it
  2. Setting up sales networks and distribution channels
  3. Selling and marketing the EasyPark devices to consumers
  4. Setting up reloading stations at merchants locations and providing them training and guidance services
  5. Clearing proceeds between different stakeholders (distributors, cities)
  6. Providing customer service to end users

12/30/12

EasyPark coming to Portsmouth !


Portsmouth switches to EasyPark good news for Dover Devices will work in either city for users




By Michelle Kingston

mkingston@fosters.com
Thursday, December 27, 2012

PORTSMOUTH — EasyPark users can soon add an additional city to their transponders.

Portsmouth signed its contract with the provider, OTI America, last week, and is targeting to be online by the end of January, according to Dover’s Parking Manager Bill Simons.

The city is trying to integrate the garage into the system and is working to allow iPark users to transfer their funds to EasyPark within the coming weeks.

“Once Portsmouth is online, Dover customers will be able to add them to their software,” Simons said. “This is done just how they transfer funds to the device. For people who aren’t reloading, but want to add Portsmouth, they just need to reconnect to their computers.”

The EasyPark system, unlike iPark, is a multitown meter-free parking product, making it a more attractive device to the cities requiring paid parking.

“Sales were steady in Dover last week,” Simons said. “We’ve sold over 70 units already.”

According to Simons, the town of Durham has expressed interest in the transponders and Concord and Manchester are going to view how residents react to the system in Portsmouth and Dover before making the decision to bring the product to their cities. 
“It has the potential to really snowball throughout the region,” Simons said.

EasyPark allows drivers to pay for parking without having to pay a meter. The devices are turned on to the appropriate city and zone a driver is parking in and can be placed on dashboards or on rearview mirrors.

Simons’ understanding is that Portsmouth will also charge $19.95 for their transponders. He said he has recommended, for consistency, that the city also uses the same incentive as Dover and offers $10 worth of free parking.

There is also a $1 per month service fee for the device. Reloading fees are $2.95
for up to $50; $3.45 for $75 and $3.95 for $100. Reloads can be completed online with a credit or debit card. 


12/9/12

What is a personal parking meter ?

A personal parking meter (PPM )  is a credit size electronic gadget that contains pre-paid parking fees and the relevant parking rates and regulations. The driver keeps the PPM in the glove department and when required she turns the device on and put it on the dashboard or side window so it can be verified by the parking warden . The the driver gets back to her car all she has to do is to turm  the device off

The PPM made by PARX is now used by over 1.250,000 users , in some 16 countries and more than 160 cities and municipalities !

Israel - The land of the EasyPark !

"On street" parking activity in Israel is coordinated by the "Union of local Authorities"(ULA ) comprising 202 municipalities and local councils. While ULA provides guidance and assist in providing a country wide parking policy each of the local municipal authorities manages and enforces its own parking program.
Parking operations and enforcement are carried out in most cases by city's employees but operations such as towing, collection of unpaid tickets and certain forms of parking fees payment methods as will be explained later are being outsourced to private operators.

Enforcement is being performed using smart phones or mobile computer terminals equipped with GPRS data links. Whenever a vehicle is inspected the data is being checked automatically with the central Vehicle Registration Office (VRO ) and the data is being compared with the police database of stolen vehicles and any security alerts available so that the parking enforcement activity integrate nicely with police and security forces operation. When a parking ticket is written a picture of the violating vehicle is taken and sent in "real time "to the main server for future reference.
Depending on the specific local authority several parking fees options are provided. Available fee payment alternatives include parking meters, pay & display systems, scratch cards and the EasyPark personal parking meter.


Tel Aviv - " EasyPark city "


Tel Aviv is Israel's second largest city and the country's main center of business, commerce and culture is also center of a metropolis composing around 1,250,000 people. Over 700,000 vehicles are entering the city daily creating major traffic and parking problems. The city operates 110 parking lots and manages some 40,000 paid "on street" parking spaces. Revenues from parking operations (including parking tickets) amount to over € 40,000, 000 annually


Tel Aviv is quiet unique as it is one of the very few cities in the world with no "on street" equipment (Parking meters or Pay and Display systems) at all. The payment alternatives presented to the driver include Pay by phone and the Easypark personal parking meters.
Until recently buyers were also able to use scratch cards but these are going to be taken out of circulation later this year.


Taking this approach the city enjoys tremendous financial and operational benefits:
• No capital investment
• No maintenance cost
• No risk of vandalism
• No "Visual pollution "
• No need for cash collection
In short higher net revenues and as will discuss later increased customer satisfaction


The backbone of Tel Aviv's parking fees collection system is the EasyPark personal parking meter. A Personal parking meter (PPM) is a small, credit size electronic device which the driver holds in his vehicle gloves compartment and whenever he needs to park he takes it out, activates the device and puts it on the side window or the dashboard for the parking officer to see. The device contains all the relevant rates and parking regulations so the driver should not be concerned about any possible infringement of parking bylaws.
Using the Easypark the driver enjoys the following advantages over conventional parking fee payment systems:
• Cashless operation, no need to look for coins
• He pays only for the exact amount of time parked
• No transaction costs, the driver pays no "extras"
• Operation is completely anonymous
In short EasyPark is a "win win" proposition both for the driver and the city.


The Easypark operation in Tel Aviv is managed by Parx Ltd a subsidiary of OTI a public company traded in NASDAQ (OTIV)


EasyPark is being used presently by over 100 cities in 19 countries around the world. Close to a million drivers are now using the EasyPark devic
e!

12/7/12

The EasyPark parking management system

EasyPark is a fully integrated system comprising all relevant aspects of parking management from both the city's and driver's perspectives. EasyPark allows cities to improve parking services, optimize operations, cut costs, reduce traffic congestion and pollution and at the same time provide a better service to the drivers and city's residents.
The EasyPark solution comprises several modules that are fully integrated with each other: Personal MeterMobile payment, an back office system.
Medium One Stop Shop

6/12/12

OTI America to Exhibit EasyPark Patented Integrated Information and Payment System at the IPI Conference & Expo



                                                                                
  • EasyPark is a unique system to automatically link between a specific parking space and payment device, providing cities with real-time utilization of the city real estate and parking management
  • EasyPark provides cities with the ability to implement a modular, cost effective solution with minimum investment
  • EasyPark provides closed campuses with a single, programmable, electronic parking solution, to meet all permit and pay-for-parking requirements
  • The EasyPark system will be presented at the IPI Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, June 11-13, 2012 booth 303

Phoenix, AZ, June 11, 2012OTI America Inc., a subsidiary of On Track Innovations Ltd. (“OTI”) (NASDAQ GM: OTIV) announced today the company will exhibit at the 2012 International Parking Institute Conference & Expo in booth 303, June 11-13, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

OTI America will demonstrate the newly designed EasyPark™ parking information and payment system. The new system is designed to provide municipalities and closed campuses with an end-to-end solution for all their information and payment needs revolving around parking payment. The system was designed and built taking into consideration the budget constraints of municipalities and universities, allowing for cost-effective modular implementation. At the center of the system is the EasyPark in-vehicle device providing the most cost effective and secure payment for parking solution to date. EasyPark is communicating with supporting information systems to provide real-time data for the driver and parking authority.

EasyPark is a unique offering where various parking technologies are fully integrated to form one comprehensive parking solution. With this solution, each driver can choose his preferred payment method, and can receive additional complementary services and information directly via his mobile phone.

The system, based on extensive patent and IP portfolio, allows for accurate automatic identification of vehicle and parking space, without the need to leave the vehicle, thus providing cities and drivers key new functionalities such as, among others:

  • Real Time occupancy– Patented system to manage real-time parking occupancy info as well as automatic cost effective settlement of payment, allowing cities optimal utilization of their real estate, dynamic parking rates and efficient enforcement
  • Guidance to available parking spot - Assisting drivers in locating an available parking space near their destination
  • Mobile phone services- A state of the art pay-by-phone parking service with various mobile input methods (smartphone app, text messages (SMS) and voice)
  • Off-street parking  - enables automatic access and payment at private and public parking lots

EasyPark is ideal for closed campuses, providing a single, programmable, electronic parking solution to meet all permit and pay-for-parking requirements. The EasyPark can be assigned to students, faculty and staff for permit parking in designated areas. EasyPark can also be used for paying hourly rates in other parts of the campus as well as in adjacent towns, if accepted by the municipality. 

About On Track Innovations Ltd. (www.otiglobal.com)
On Track Innovations Ltd. (“OTI”) designs, develops and markets ID-credentialing, payment and loyalty applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. OTI combines standards-compliant and state-of-the-art, contactless microprocessor-based technologies and enabling hardware with proprietary software applications to deliver high performance, end-to-end solutions that are secure, robust and scalable. OTI solutions have been deployed around the world to address homeland security, national ID, medical ID, contactless payment and NFC solutions, loyalty applications, petroleum payment, parking and mass transit ticketing. OTI markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Whenever we use words such as “will”, "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on OTI America’s and/or OTI's current expectations, and not on factual events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of OTI America and/or OTI could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding our goals, beliefs, future growth strategies, objectives, plans or current expectations from our new parking solutions, their introduction into the market and/or the implementation of our current and new EasyPark system features. Forward-looking statements could be impacted by market acceptance of new and existing products and our ability to execute production on orders at any specific time, as well as other risk factors that may influence the market, which are beyond the company’s control  discussed, among others,  in OTI's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although OTI America and OTI believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, they can give no assurance that its expectations will be actually achieved. Except as otherwise required by law, OTI America and/or OTI disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

The content of websites or website links mentioned or provided herein are not part of this press release.

5/21/12

Le Piaf the French Easy Park


The Easy Park PPM is being used by over 30 municipalities in France including some of the county's biggest cities . Following is a list of the Easy Park (or by its French name Piaf ) customers in France :

  • Aix Les Bains                                         
  • Angoulême
  • Annecy
  • Arras
  • Blois
  • Brest
  • Charleville-Mézières
  • Douai
  • Epernay
  • Epinal
  • Grenoble
  • Laon
  • La Rochelle
  • Lille
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Montauban
  • Montpellier
  • Niort
  • Reims
  • Saint-Brieuc
  • Saverne
  • Troyes
  • Tarbes
  • Valenciennes

5/20/12

Increase capactity at no cost

When installing parking meters marking is usually made to assure that each parking meter will be connected to a well defined parking space . The standard spacing being used today is 20' . However importing foreign made cars and the on going tendency of US manufacturers to build smaller and small cars makes this standard obsolete 

Needless to say that taking 20' as the minimum requirements cause a significant waste of expensive parking assets 

With the Easy Park PPM no marking is required as the device is already assigned to a specif space. Using the Easy Park the municipality can ' by a conservative estimate ass some 20% parking spaces without investing a single cent  


5/2/12

Parx at the Intertraffic 2012 trade show

Intertraffic held in Amsterdam every two years is the most important trade show for the parking industry .This year we took advantage of the conference to announce our new product line including some exciting technologies such as  a wireless "Add On" to the EasyPark Personal Parking Meter , our new Pay By Phone system and the Automatic Parking System (APS ) 


With over 300 visitors , coming from some 22 countries and representing over 200 municipalities and business enterprises we can definitely declare this 2012 exhibition to be  a smashing success stroy !!

Download our new brochure

We now have a new brochure with a description of all our new products 


The brochure can be downloaded here  , tell us what you think !!

The City of Austin Selects the EasyPark™ System


Iselin, NJ, April 9, 2012
 – Parx Ltd., the subsidiary of On Track Innovations Ltd. (“OTI”) (NASDAQ GM: OTIV) announced today that the City of Austin had announced that OTI America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of OTI, and the local operator of Parx in the U.S., was selected for the deployment of  EasyPark™ electronic parking management and payment system.  EasyPark will simplify the process of paying for parking in the City of Austin.