NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 4, 2013 – Pango, the Israel based company that launched the world’s first pay by mobile phone parking service, announced that two of the top ten cities, by population, in the United States will be experiencing the convenience of Pango for the first time as the interactive app goes live in New York City and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, headquartered in New York City, is aggressively rolling out Pango during 2013.
Neil Edwards, president of PangoUSA, stated, “PangoUSA gives consumers a convenient and easy way to park using their phone; cities and parking operators can increase their revenues, lower their operating costs, and actually know who their customers are; and, businesses can reach consumers with local offers through the Pango app. Pango invented and patented the science behind pay by phone parking, and we are excited to deliver our exceptional service to consumers and cities across the United States.”
In New York City, PangoUSA will partner with Imperial Parking which is the largest privately owned garage company in the city. Imperial offers valet-based parking at their 110 garage locations around the city. With the Pango app, the consumer parks their car, starts the online parking meter, then when wanted, can order their car through their phone. For the consumer, Pango provides easy payment, and the convenience of not having to wait in line while the car is brought to the front. Imperial Parking will begin with Pango in February.
Bill Learner, president of Imperial Parking Systems, stated, “Car parking services have not changed since the invention of the auto. Pango allows my customers to get to their cars faster and more efficiently – no lines to ask for a car or to pay. Pango is also providing me with a direct link to communicate with my parker – something I have never had before.”
In Phoenix, Pango partnered with Red Development’s CityScape the 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use urban project with 50 retailers, commercial office towers, and the 5-star Polomar Hotel. Using the Pango app, patrons to CityScape can pay for parking, open and close garage gates, validate their parking from retailers, and receive special offers from CityScape retailers. CityScape has one of the largest urban parking systems and is located in the heart of the city in close proximity to the US Airways Center Arena. Pango is also being implemented with the American Valet garage system in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stated, “Downtown Phoenix is the heart of our city with businesses, culture and nightlife that are second to none. I'm excited that the Pango app will make it easier for people to park downtown and it is a great example of how innovation is creating a great urban core."
In New York City, Pango is integrated with TickeTech, a garage ticketing system, to make “this magic happen” stated Edwards. The Pango app has been live in Towson, Maryland and Latrobe, Pennsylvania for several months.
Pango invented the science behind pay by phone parking, and was awarded the US Patent (5,940,481) in 1997 making the company the first in the world to have this technology. Today, Pango operates in 47 cities worldwide, serving more than 1 million active accounts, and processing approximately 2 million transactions monthly. For example, 89 percent of the parking payments in Israel are paid using Pango. Pango is one of the only companies in the world which provides on-street, gated, valet, event, and fleet based parking services through an app.
According to Edwards, “The company will aggressively roll out Pango across the USA in the coming months. Cities and parking operators will not only have a great services for their consumers, but they will also have the most affordable and value driven service backed by the best science in the world for pay by phone parking.”
About PangoUSA, LLC: Pango is the world’s first provider of pay by mobile phone parking solutions. Its offerings include mobile payments for on-street parking, gated parking, valet, and fleet parking. Pango offers real time enforcement and traffic analytics. The Pango system also integrates location-based coupons into the app. It is in use in 47 cities worldwide, serving more than 800,000 active accounts, and processing approximately 2 million transactions monthly. Invented in 1996, Pango received patents (US Patent No. 5,940,481) for this first-of-its-kind technology in the United States, China, Hong-Kong and Israel; it has been in use since 2006. For more information on how to bring PangoUSA to a city, please visit PangoUSA.com or contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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