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Clifton Suspension Bridge Contactless Payment

NMI brings contactless payments to popular UK tourist attraction, Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol, UK / Roselle, IL, USA, January 30, 2019 - NMI, the unified commerce enablement company, is bringing the latest contactless payment technology to one of the UK’s top tourist attraction and toll bridge, The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. The UK is the world’s leading contactless market, with the US expected to drastically increase contactless acceptance over the course of 2019. To date, the Clifton Suspension Bridge has more than four million vehicle crossings a year and is an intrinsic part of Bristol’s transportation infrastructure. Now, in addition to coins, users can pay via contactless enabled cards, phones and wearables.

“Adding new payment technology to an existing system, can be a complex process which requires many parties. We are delighted to have worked with NMI, a global payments leader based right at our doorstep, who coordinated the entire process and ensured we launched without any trouble or delays.”
Trish Johnson, Bridge Master at Clifton Suspension Bridge.

“With users carrying less cash and contactless payments becoming the UK’s most popular and fastest payment method, it was of utmost importance to the Trust to give our users the choice to use their preferred payments option and speeding up payments on the bridge” said Bridge Master, Trish Johnson. “Adding new payment technology to an existing system, can be a complex process which requires many parties. We are delighted to have worked with NMI, a global payments leader based right at our doorstep, who coordinated the entire process and ensured we launched without any trouble or delays.”

“Providing innovative payment solutions to businesses which are often only accessible to enterprises, is what we do best, no matter if they are active online, in the physical world or both.”
Vijay Sondhi, CEO of NMI.
New contactless payment machine on the Clifton Suspension Bridge

“We are proud of bringing together engineering ingenuity from the past with the latest contactless payment technology of the future, all developed by our highly talented engineers based right at the heart of Bristol as well as in our US offices” said Vijay Sondhi, CEO of NMI. “Providing innovative payment solutions to businesses which are often only accessible to enterprises, is what we do best, no matter if they are active online, in the physical world or both.”

NMI is a leading payments software provider in the UK, US and Europe with offices in Bristol, New York, Chicago and Salt Lake City, developing the latest payment technologies used in ecommerce, transportation, retail, parking, hospitality, medical, vending and charity sectors.

“Our team have worked alongside NMI to build a bespoke credit card payment solution seamlessly integrating it with our Easi-2 machines on site. It’s been a pleasure working with NMI and look forward to our future projects together.”
David Pagram, Operations Director of CAME Parkare UK.

Equipment provider, CAME Parkare, worked closely with NMI to create an upgrade that seamlessly integrates with the current hardware at Clifton Suspension Bridge.

“It was important for CAME Parkare to be flexible in delivering the update,” said David Pagram, Operations Director of CAME Parkare UK. “Our team have worked alongside NMI to build a bespoke credit card payment solution seamlessly integrating it with our Easi-2 machines on site. It’s been a pleasure working with NMI and look forward to our future projects together.”

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Notes to the editor
NMI’s contactless solution helped raise £45,000 in donations for the Bristol Children’s Hospital during the 2018 Gromit Unleashed 2 arts trail in Bristol. Amongst others, NMI’s payments software powers parking at Cabot Circus and Bristol airport, Bristol Metrobus iPoints, a unique on-street information ticketing machine where passengers can buy tickets before boarding the bus.

The iconic toll bridge, which opened in 1864, was designed by one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history: Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

About Clifton Suspension Bridge
The Clifton Suspension Bridge joins Bristol and North Somerset and is owned and operated by the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust. It is entirely funded by tolls - which have paid for its upkeep since it first opened to the public on 8th December 1864. The bridge is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Visitors are welcome at any time and our Visitor Centre (in Leigh Woods) is open from 10am to 5pm every day (excluding Christmas and New Year). For more information, please visit https://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk

About NMI
NMI is driving transformation in the payment industry through the power of unified commerce enablement. By unifying every point of payment engagement to deliver one view of the customer, NMI is enabling thousands of ISOs, fintech innovators, ISVs and VARs to finally break free from today’s payment crunch and unleash new sources of value to achieve disruptive results. Processing more than $45 billion in payments a year, NMI is the driving force behind more than 1,000 technology partners and 110,000 merchants across retail, transportation, hospitality, medical, non-profit, parking, and vending verticals who are shifting to a new unified commerce strategy to put their business first, gain new value and deliver a superior merchant and consumer experiences.

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About CAME Parkare

CAME Parkare is a Barcelona based automated parking system manufacturer, providing both market leading pay-and-display and pay-on-foot systems around the globe. The company is an amalgamation of Parkare Group and parent company CAME. Parkare Group was established in 2008 following the merger of Alfia Maybc and Ibersegur. The company demonstrates large market shares across Europe and South America, as well as a strong presence throughout the rest of the world.

Operating across 3 national branches, CAME Parkare UK is dedicated to providing a national network of parking support for their clients. Instrumental in the awarding of the Gatwick contract, CAME Parkare UK provides local on the ground support and know how, the same as can be expected from all CAME Global subsidiaries.

CAME Parkare & CAME Parkare UK are subsidiaries of CAME, a dominant power in the automation and access control industry, boasting a wide portfolio of companies acquired over its 45-year history. The company upholds a strong reputation for innovation, quality and success, following years of development and evolution to remain market leaders and today can rely on world-class consolidated expertise to provide automated control in gate automation, access control, door entry systems, security bollards and people management systems.

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