Cork Airport upgrades with latest SKIDATA® parking technology

Cork Airport Project Team from Left: Darran Dineen (IT Service Delivery Manager), Bernard Dooling (Car Park Manager), Harry O’Sullivan (IT), Paul O’ Donovan (Car Parks), Conor O’ Driscoll (IT Business Relationship Manager)

In Ireland, Cork Airport which is part of the daa Group, has recently contracted Advanced Parking Solutions Ltd to upgrade all car parks (totalling 11 entry lanes and 9 exit lanes) with the latest SKIDATA® Parking.Logic software platform that manages 18 Power.Gates within the public car parks, 2 Lite.Gates for staff parking and 11 Easy.Cash automatic pay stations.

As part of the modernisation programme, the SKIDATA® system was installed onto a new virtualised IT network within the car park environment to ensure resilience and security as well as fast data and voice communication transfer. The new SKIDATA® system has been integrated with Advam’s pre-booking system and also offers 2D/QR barcode reading on all public entry and exit Power.Gate columns to allow future ticketless access technologies.

This was a great example of teams from across the business coming together to deliver a quality product that has a direct impact on the public’s perception of Cork Airport. Car parks tend to be the first and last touch point with the airport for a lot of the travelling public and are hugely important in ensuring a positive customer experience,” said Conor O’ Driscoll, IT Business Relationship Manager at Cork Airport.

Cork Airport

Niall Mac Carthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said: “At Cork Airport we aim to ensure excellent customer service across our services. Our new SKIDATA® car parking system offers users a streamlined, secure service. Booking your parking has never been easier at Cork Airport and we have introduced a pricing structure to support this with customers able to park for as little as €5 per day. We have invested in this infrastructure as we continue to ensure we offer a world-class, award-winning, passenger experience.

Phase 2 of the system upgrade will include integration with Advam chip and pin credit card payment at all pay stations as well all public entry and exit lanes with chip/contactless credit card payments.

For more details see www.apsparking.com

About SKIDATASKIDATA logo

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.SKIDATA.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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