Miami International Airport, ACS and MasterCard Worldwide Enhance Speed, Convenience of Airport Parking with MasterCard® PayPassTM Contactless Payments

Dépèche transmise le 19 novembre 2009 par Business Wire

Miami International Airport, ACS and MasterCard Worldwide Enhance Speed, Convenience of Airport Parking with MasterCard® PayPassTM Contactless Payments

Miami International Airport, ACS and MasterCard Worldwide Enhance Speed, Convenience of Airport Parking with MasterCard® PayPassTM Contactless Payments

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) today announced that Miami International Airport will accept MasterCard® PayPass™ contactless payments in its parking lots starting December 2009. MasterCard PayPass is a fast, cashless payment option that enables travelers to pay for parking simply by tapping their PayPass-enabled MasterCard card or device on a PayPass reader. The Miami International Airport PayPass implementation is being managed by ACS, an industry leader in airport parking systems.

“As the 15th largest airport in the U.S. ranked by passenger volume, Miami International saw more than 34 million passengers in 2008,” said Ray Diaz, chief of Commercial Operations at Miami International Airport. “With such a high number of passengers passing through our airport each year, implementing MasterCard PayPass will enable us to simplify parking for our customers and avoid congestion by ensuring speed and efficiency using our airport parking facilities.”

Miami International Airport is one of the first major U.S. airports to sign up for MasterCard PayPass with ACS, with more than 20 current installations at the nation’s busiest airports. PayPass will be installed in more than 50 entry and exit lanes, including parking lots and the central collection plaza. Miami International Airport has more than 8,700 parking spaces available.

“By accepting MasterCard PayPass, Miami International Airport can streamline parking payments and save travelers’ time spent waiting in line to pay, making airport parking more convenient,” said Cathleen Conforti, senior vice president, Global PayPass, MasterCard Worldwide. “We are pleased to partner with ACS, an innovative and proven provider of best-in-class technology solutions, to implement innovative technologies that improve the airport experience for busy travelers.”

ACS’ airport revenue control solutions will continue to accept traditional magnetic-stripe payment cards along with this contactless payment technology and will continue to work with all payment card providers.

“As the nationwide leader in large airport parking systems, we strive to make the parking experience quicker and easier. We have worked in tandem with MasterCard for several years, providing value and efficiencies to the airports we serve by helping them simplify travelers’ lives,” said Dave Amoriell, executive vice president and president of ACS Transportation Solutions Group. “MasterCard PayPass eliminates the hassle of making payments with cash and coins for travelers and makes leaving the airport easier and faster.”

ACS offers a wide range of transportation solutions, including airport parking, public transit agency, toll collection agency and car park operator solutions that rationalize and automate revenue collection. A high service level optimizes revenue intake, while user-friendly tools enhance the customer experience. ACS solutions can be seamlessly integrated into existing environments and are geared for the requirements of the future. At ACS, transport infrastructure operators can find a complete range of products and systems for fare collection, parking and toll collection. The “one-stop shopping” principle enhances tailored solutions and long-term investment protection.

About MasterCard PayPass

MasterCard PayPass is ideal for traditional cash-heavy environments where speed is essential, and has led the way in bringing contactless technology to consumer categories such as quick serve restaurants, drug stores, gas stations, vending machines, convenience stores, sports arenas, movie theaters, transit systems, taxis, parking garages and more. As of Q3 2009, there are over 66 million MasterCard PayPass cards and devices in use at more than 174,000 merchant locations worldwide, including participating BP, Best Buy, 7-Eleven, CVS, McDonald’s, Petco and many others. PayPass also is accepted at numerous professional football and baseball stadiums. For more information about MasterCard PayPass and a full list of participating merchants, visit www.mastercard.com/paypass.

About MasterCard Worldwide

MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes approximately 21 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial-institution customers and merchants. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network and through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to www.mastercard.com.

About ACS

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with approximately 76,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ACS.” Learn more about ACS at www.acs-inc.com.

The statements in this news release that do not directly relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control. As such, no assurance can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a description of these factors, see the Company’s prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filing. ACS disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event, or otherwise.

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