Shortly after the opening of the 'Stade de Suisse' stadium in Berne, which was also equipped with a SKIDATA solution, the Austrian-based access solution provider completed another two important projects in Switzerland.
The business, leisure and shopping district Sihlcity in Zurich is one of the city’s largest construction projects to date. Scheduled to open in 2007, it is expected to be frequented by an average 20,000 visitors every day. The operators of this ‘town within a city’ chose SKIDATA (Switzerland) AG to supply a parking management solution for the entire complex. At the core of the solution, the proven APT 450 system will provide reliable access control and efficient back-office support to ensure smooth entry and exit without delays. What convinced the operators of Sihlcity to opt for the SKIDATA solution was the use of the latest technologies, low maintenance costs, and the comprehensive service package.
At the foot of Mount Pilatus in Kriens near Lucerne, construction is under way for Pilatusmarkt, a business and shopping complex offering 50,000 square metres of retail space; the official opening is scheduled for 2006. Here, too, the operators decided in favour of a SKIDATA solution, naming its outstanding technical performance and reliability as one of the main reasons for their decision. This project is one where SKIDATA™ System APT 450 really comes into its own, as it provides continuously fast, reliable access while virtually eliminating waiting times at the gates – a key requirement at heavily frequented shopping centres such as Pilatusmarkt. The option of entering the car park with a regular credit card makes things even easier for shoppers. Applications such as these are predestined for the latest integrated solutions offered by SKIDATA, most notably its “Shop & Go” solution. All ticket processing devices at Pilatusmarkt have been fitted with the new SKIDATA™ Coder Unlimited, one of the fastest and most easily maintainable car processing mechanisms in the industry.