Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge goes contactless

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NMI bridges the past with the present through contactless enablement

Bristol, UK / Roselle, IL, USA, January 30, 2019 – NMI, a global payments software company, working with The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, has brought the latest contactless payments technology to the bridge. One of Bristol’s top tourist attractions, the 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. 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

“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.”

“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.

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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