Toronto, ON – March 12, 2020 – In response to the current coronavirus outbreak, HONK, North America’s leading provider of electronic payments for the parking industry, announced today it will be providing its HonkTAP pay stations to owners and operators of parking across North America at no cost in an effort to encourage drivers everywhere to pay for parking via contactless payments.

Society is being forced to adapt – and quickly – to help stop the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization recently issued a statement urging consumers to use contactless payments whenever possible in an effort to reduce the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“This is one small way we’re trying to do our part,” said Michael Back, HONK CEO and President. “We have developed this technology and would like to share it with the world so that drivers can park smart, avoid cash and high-touch areas like parking kiosks, and pay in a safe and responsible way.”

With no app to download or account to set up, drivers simply tap or scan their phone on a HonkTAP smart station to pay. This contactless option gives drivers the fastest and safest checkout process available today. With no cash or public structure to touch, drivers simply tap their phone or scan the QR code near a HonkTAP station to pay for parking.

The implementation of HonkTAP smart stations is fast, simple and requires minimal effort for the parking operator. HONK will provide operators with an NFC-embedded smart station that can be used in any parking location. HonkTAP stations don’t require power or internet connection and they can be set up quickly and be ready for use in minutes.

Email [email protected] to inquire about getting HonkTAP stations at no cost delivered to your parking operation today.

To see how HonkTAP works, please view this video: