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SKIDATA, Inc. Signs Agreement with ZipPark Inc. to Market, Sell and Distribute an Integrated Valet Solution Worldwide

Hillsborough, NJ SKIDATA, Inc and ZipPark Inc. have signed a definitive agreement allowing SKDIATA Inc. to develop, market, sell and distribute a Valet Parking Management System based upon ZipParks zControl Valet Parking Management System.
The solution allows one ticket to be used for the entire parking and revenue control system, no matter which system the ticket originates. The move was in response to customers increasing requests for a valet system in hotels, hospitals, and many other locations where enhancing customer service is important to revenue growth and customer retention.

Our agreement marks and important transition for our US-based operations from a sales and support organization to a company that develops and markets products globally, said Tom Rollo, Senior Executive Vice President, SKIDATA, Inc. International support for the SKIDATA valet system will be managed from SKIDATA, Inc. in New Jersey.

Barry Lazowski, President and Founder, ZipPark, Inc. added, When we developed the ZipPark solution for gateless parking in 2000, our intention was to complement traditional PARC manufacturers offerings, not compete. Its exciting to realize our vision and have immediate global impact.

This agreement offers a totally integrated Valet Parking Management System with single vendor responsibility. The system allows parking operators the flexibility of generating tickets within either system while offering integrated valet and traditional parking revenue control. Reporting for either system can be viewed at any SKIDATA or ZipPark point of sale computer via standard web interface. SKIDATA will also develop add-on solutions based upon an operators unique needs.


SKIDATA, Inc., established in January of 2000, is located in Hillsborough, NJ and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG. SKIDATA AG is international market leader in access and ticketing systems for parking facilities, airports, shopping centers, ski lifts, sports/event stadiums, leisure centers, and amusement parks.

SKIDATA's client portfolio includes some top names in every sector: Key clients in vehicular access include major international airports, including Amsterdam, Munich, London Heathrow, Vienna, and Zurich. Skiwelt Amadé, ski resorts Zermatt and Zillertal, and the Swiss Jungfraubahnen are among the many satisfied users of our ski system solutions. A number of well-known sports stadiums, including FC Porto, Sansiro Milan, and Leeds United, have chosen SKIDATA system equipment for their facilities. Our leisure and amusement park solutions have met the approval of high-profile clients such as Legoland and the Bronx Zoo. Currently over 3,500 SKIDATA installations are being operated successfully in over 30 countries worldwide.

SKIDATA is a member of the Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a world leader in digital security technology. Kudelski SA is traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX KUD) and listed on the SMI (Swiss Market Index). It is also included in the MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) Index.

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