MacKay Meters Partners With UIC for Contactless/NFC Payments in Parking Meter

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire -04/03/12)- MacKay Meters announced today that it has partnered with UIC to provide the first single-space wireless parking meter capable of contactless and near field communication (NFC) payments. The MacKay Guardian™ SOLO currently accepts a variety of payment forms including credit cards, tokens, MacKay smart (chip) cards, as well as coins.

"With the availability of contactless credit cards and NFC technology in cell phones, along with MacKay's commitment to its customers, it was natural for MacKay to offer this technology as part of its innovative wireless solution." said Adrian O'Neil, CTO MacKay Meters. "When we looked for companies to partner with, UIC was responsive to our requirements. UIC and MacKay have had a strong and lengthy relationship, so it was only fitting that we build upon that association."

With the integration of UIC's contactless card payment and NFC technology into the MacKay Guardian™ SOLO, the meter will be able to support most major contactless credit cards including MasterCard® PayPass® and Visa® payWave™. Furthermore, the SOLO will have the added convenience of supporting mobile payments apps such as Google® Wallet and ISIS™ Mobile Wallet.

About MacKay Meters

For more than fifty years, and with over 500,000 meters sold, MacKay Meters has been providing customers worldwide with innovative parking systems including quality single and multi-space parking meters. MacKay's newest offering, the solar powered, cellular-enabled MacKay Guardian™ SOLO, is the first single-space meter to achieve FCC/IC approval and PTCRB certification (Sept. 22, 2011), thereby ensuring compliance with Federal and cellular network standards. For more information on MacKay Meters, please visit www.mackaymeters.com.

About UIC

UIC (Uniform Industrial Corporation) has been a leader in Electronic Commerce/Data Collection systems and components for Banking, Retail, and Auto-ID solutions since its inception in 1985. UIC designs, develops, and manufactures easy-to-use products that combine affordability and reliability with high quality performance. As OEM Manufacturer, our position is to build the trust and collaboration relationship with our partners and customers in long term. Our commitment in continuous improvement in manufacturing process and R&D efforts in product innovation has enabled UIC in leading position in payment industry. Headquartered in Taipei Taiwan and with a full-service operations office in Fremont, CA. For more information on UIC, please visit www.uicusa.com.