Salzburg/Amsterdam, April 1 2008 Austrian-based access management provider SKIDATA launches a new series of products with a focus on enhanced service for parking providers and end consumers. The official launch will take place at the beginning of June at this years Intertraffic trade fair in Amsterdam.
More Power with Power.Cash ParkingWith the official launch of the new automated payment and vending machine Power.Cash Parking, SKIDATA is about to set a new industry standard.
From its stylishly sleek exterior design to its inner workings, everything about Power.Cash Parking has been developed for ergonomic, intuitive use. Its new functionalities have earned the device a nomination for this years Intertraffic Innovation Award. Whats new about Power.Cash Parking says Robert Weiskopf, SKIDATAs Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for Car Access, is that its not just for paying your parking fee. As a vending terminal its designed also to serve nearby businesses in the local area, for example by issuing public transport tickets or tickets to local leisure parks.
Service wins the gameService is becoming more and more the focus of todays parking industry, with conveniences from vehicle cleaning to technical services and petrol filling. However, demand for service-focussed support of their business workflow is also growing among car park operators themselves. In response to this market trend, SKIDATA introduces a range of hosted services for car park operators under the motto, Access as a Service.
REMCO (Remote Monitoring and Control)intelligent new technologies to keep watch over car park management systems and ensure trouble-free round-the-clock availability of critical IT infrastructures on behalf of the operator.
SKIDATA Data Warehouseanother hosted service, is specifically designed to evaluate collected transaction details in accordance with the operators business needs. This helps operators to cut costs, optimise their resources and concentrate on customer relations.
New technologies on the riseAs the parking business evolves, new technologies such as Near-Field Communication (or NFC for short) offer new levels of service and convenience. Based on the new technology, which can turn mobile phones into electronic tickets or credit cards, SKIDATA has developed the Car Finder service, which lets car owners download the details of their cars location in the car park to their NFC-enabled phone via a so-called Smart Poster. This makes the dreaded search for ones car in large car parks a thing of the past.
NFC is expected to be available on most of the major brand mobiles within a year from now.
SKIDATA at IntertrafficThe new SKIDATA products will be introduced at this years Intertraffic in Amsterdam (June 1-4). As always, the stand will feature a design centred around an exciting theme, as well as numerous events
About SKIDATAHeadquartered in Groedig/Salzburg (Austria), SKIDATA AG is an international market leader in access management and ticketing solutions for airports, ski resorts, sports venues, and leisure parks. Currently around 5,000 SKIDATA applications on all continents. Further information is available on-line at www.skidata.com.
SKIDATA is a subsidiary of the Swiss-based Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD), a world leader in digital security technology. More information is available on-line at www.nagra.com.
Press contactAndreas Florian
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