May 24, 2011 - MobileNOW!, a leading provider of Pay by Cell parking services under the service name MobileNOW! , is introducing the first ever electric vehicle (EV) charging service in the U.S. market.
MobileNOW! EV Charging permits drivers to pay for a charging session with a cell phone and receive a charging authorization code using a smartphone app or text message. The code is generated by Liberty PlugIns Synchronous Code Generation system which unlocks the EV charging station and sets the charging time.
LPI's Synchronous Code Generation system creates unique authorization codes that can be transmitted via smart phone application, text message (SMS) or through an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. This approach eliminates the need for billing or networking hardware in the EV charger itself making it less expensive, more reliable and easier to install. The MobileNOW! billing platform enables parking facility owners to create a revenue stream from both parking and EV charging without having to install pay stations or deal with proprietary, third party billing systems.
"Given the huge success of EVs in the U.S. market, it will be crucial for every parking operator to start providing parking spaces with EV charging capability. After all, charging is just parking at a premium rate", said Forest Williams, Vice President, Sales and New Business Development, Liberty Plugins.
"Two such advanced products electric vehicle charging and cell phone payments - fit perfectly together. Thanks to MobileNOW! EV Charging, parking facility owners and operators can begin to offer their customers EV charging services with nothing required except a charger and a place to install it", added Krista Altok Tassa, President of MobileNOW!.
About Mobile NOW, LLC.
MobileNOW! is a world pioneer and leading provider of cell phone and other cashless payment methods for the parking industry, operating on three continents under the service name MobileNOW! . In addition to enabling virtual payment and collection options, the ParkNOW! parking system offers full enforcement, management and reporting capabilities. MobileNOW! s corporate office is in Rockville, MD. For more information, visit the ParKNOW! website at www.mobile-now.com
About Liberty Plugins, Inc.
Liberty PlugIns specializes in non network secure access solutions for a variety of applications including electric vehicle service equipment, professional parking, secure storage and shipping. LPIs Synchronous Code Generation technology enables secure access to valuable assets without the need for creating or maintaining expensive networks. For more information, visit the Liberty PlugIns website at www.libertyplugins.com.