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Payment technology S w i f t s o l u t i o n From left: Cammaxs Nick Lye-Owens; Worcestershire County Councils KenPollock; and TfWMs Matt Lewis, Dave Jones, and Tim Davis Julian Rooney, managing director at Cammax, explains how the company is helping Transport for West Midlands to develop a fully integrated transport system ransport for West Midlands (TfWM) part of the West Midlands Combined Authority has been developing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in order to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and create safer living and working environments. Travellers can easily combine different modes of transport on their journey by paying for them with a smart travel card, known as Swift. Giving its customers the option of paying for parking with their Swift cards was a key objective for TfWM. However, it needed a parking system provider willing to invest in the development of a hybrid parking payment system that T could not only cater for cash, card and contactless paying customers, but also Swift customers. Enter Cammax. As a specialist provider of smart ticket vending machine and parking payment systems, Cammax was ideally placed to help TfWM realise its goal of combining the two to form the first Swift parking payment system. It represents a key part of TfWMs plans to create a fully integrated MaaS transport network, which includes buses, trams, trains, taxis, bike hire and now parking. Smart planning Cammax approached this challenge knowing its expertise in both smart ticketing and parking payment systems provided it with a great platform. But bringing the two together in a system that allowed for complex smart ticketing products alongside common parking products such as pay-and-display tariffs and longer multi-day rate tariffs would require considerable planning. Fully integrated with TfWMs host operator processing service (HOPS) provider for the purpose of managing the Swift card transactions, the system allows customers to enter their vehicle registration number (VRN), select their 30 britishparking.co.uk PNJuly19 pp30-31 Cammax.indd 30 20/06/2019 12:56