To keep ahead and succeed, you have to keep moving. SKIDATA Group began 2009 under challenging conditions with this as its guiding principle and its success has borne it out, resulting in numerous new major projects, new business models, and innovative product developments.
This is the result of 365 days of full dedication and strict cost control. SKIDATA was able to create new positions and hire new employ-ees. A major highlight of 2009 occurred in October when SKIDATA received the "Aus-trian Leading Companies" award in the "Big Player" category for the second consecu-tive year.
SKIDATA expands globally
SKIDATA has expanded during difficult economic times and landed interesting orders around the world in 2009. The access expert is providing 464 turnstiles for the World Cup in South Africa. SKIDATA's systems will provide safe and secure access to two-thirds of the matches. Additional stadium projects followed in Angola at the Africa Cup and in the Ukraine, one of the host countries for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The Salzburg-based company has also won important airport projects, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. By 2010 the North American airport will expand further, making more than 40,000 parking spaces available. SKIDATA impressed the management of the third largest airport in the US with its innovative high-tech solutions and years of experience. SKIDATA's access solutions are also being deployed on other continents, e.g., at Abu Dhabi Airport or the third largest airport in Europe, Schiphol in the Netherlands.
SKIDATA develops new business models
Reserve a parking space easily via internet or cellphone or get info via a navi device: SKIDATA Business Services support this functionality and allow users to optimize logistics processes. For example, the system reports problems with a parking gate to the service en-gineer automatically before the gate fails. This enables service engineers to take action rap-idly. Operator.Services helps users keep an overview of all their parking garage technology and provides for smooth workflows. The results are increased customer satisfaction and cost savings. SKIDATA's reporting and analysis tools also provide an overview of the company. They ensure parking garage operators have the critical data they need to make better and faster management decisions.
Intelligent products make SKIDATA a leader in innovation
Even in 2009 SKIDATA held true to its tradition as innovation leader. With Vario.Gate, the latest access component from the SKIDATA innovation forge, you can say goodbye to long lines at gates. Regardless of whether tickets are printed at home, purchased at the ticket window, cut from a newspaper insert, or saved to a cellphone, Vario.Gate recognizes all sizes and formats at a single scanning point. With Vario.Gate you can manage access to trade fairs, concerts, sporting events and amusement parks.
Buy a ski pass with SKIDATA's "iSkiPass" by iPhone
SKIDATA goes iPhone and offers customers an iSkiPass application. With iSkiPass, skiers and snowboarders can buy their ski pass safely and easily by iPhone. This solution is the first ski pass booking option for the iPhone. It can be downloaded from the App Store under "iSkiPass" and will soon be available for other mobile platforms.
SKIDATA Group is a global leader in access solutions and their efficient management. With more than 6,000 installations worldwide, SKIDATA provides ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows and amusement parks with se-cure and reliable access solutions for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a market leader in digital security solutions.