As live entertainment venues across North America prepare to reopen, Spectra has announced a multi-year partnership with ParkHub that include contactless payments.
ParkHub, based in Dallas in the US state of Texas, provides software and hardware services for the parking industry, including contactless payment that it says streamlines the parking experience and provides rich data insights at a venue-level.
ParkHub technology integrates with many prepaid parking and ticketing providers.
The company's mobile point-of-sale device accepts credit card and mobile payments and authenticates prepaid parking passes on the spot.
All transactions are stored in Suite, ParkHub's business intelligence platform, which provides real-time operational and transactional data, and robust analytics.
Spectra operates 76 arenas, 59 convention centres and 50 stadiums.
Among its venues is the Miami Beach Convention Center, which underwent a $615 million renovation in 2018.
"Now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, our new parking technology partner can play a vital role in helping us address a major customer touchpoint,” said Bryan Furey, Spectra's senior vice president of partnerships.
“We're eager to get more of our buildings online with ParkHub as the venue teams prepare and execute their reopening strategies."
“Optimising the parking experience - which is often the fan's first impression of service at an event - is more critical now than ever before,” said George Baker, founder and chief executive of ParkHub.