SKIDATA AG is an Austrian company and is ranked among the worldwide leading providers of access solutions and visitor management. Almost 10.000 SKIDATA systems guarantee quick and secure access for people and vehicles in: ski regions, shopping centers, major airports, cities, sport stadiums, fair and amusement parks.
SKIDATA offers turnkey solutions from a single source:
- Access and visitor management
- System controlling
- Monitoring and maintenance
- Cost control
The foundation of SKIDATA’s success is on the one hand based on the more than 1,000 dedicated and skilled employees and the clear focus on research and development. On the other hand, the company stands for responsibility and sustainability and benefits from the global network of the Swiss Kudelski Group. SKIDATA and its 23 subsidiaries and countless partners are present in over 90 countries.
2014: The next generation
Power.Gate, Lite.Gate and Barrier.Gate impress with their design and functionalities.
2013: Sustainable economic management
Only paper from responsible sources is used for the production of the yearly 40 million paper tickets. For this, SKIDATA got FSC-certified in 2013.
2012: Always one step ahead
SKIDATA introduces its first online system. The tried and tested access management is connected with web-based solutions.
2011: sweb is born
SKIDATA introduces its software-as-a-service modules “sweb®” (SKIDATA's web-based services). sweb, SKIDATA´s hummingbird, is the trademark for the new software services.
2010: Contract awarded for one of the biggest airports in the world
From now on, Dallas Fort Worth counts on SKIDATA’s parking space management.
2009: On the winners’ podium
Repeating its 2008 win, SKIDATA receives the “Austria’s Leading Companies” award for the state of Salzburg.
2008: Payment made easy
Power.Cash wins the Intertraffic Innovation Award for its graphical user interface (GUI).
2006: From Europe to the world
Stadiums of the 2006 FIFA World Soccer Championship in Germany trust in SKIDATA technology, as well as venues for subsequent World Championships.
2006: It’s getting colorful
SKIDATA’s Barrier.Gate is now illuminated and can change colors as desired.
2005: New customer convenience for ski resorts
Freemotion.Gate readers enter the market and win the Salzburg Innovation Award. Turnstiles now also operate touch-free.
2004: Arrival in the stadium Olympus
SKIDATA equips 50% of the stadiums for the 2004 UEFA European Soccer Championship in Portugal and has been an important part of European Championships since.
2001: Worldwide success with the Swiss Kudelski Group
SKIDATA becomes part of the Kudelski Group and uses the global network to further expand internationally.
2000: Foundation of the 10th subsidiary
SKIDATA Inc. is founded in the United States as the 10th subsidiary.
1999: One access reader, many ticket types
SKIDATA develops Handshake.Logic, the first system that accepts different ticket systems at the same time.
1997: Revolution in ski access
French chip card maker Gemplus becomes majority shareholder of SKIDATA. Based on the major success of hands-free technology, System 370 is brought to market.
1996: Functionality meets design
Barrier.Gate wins the state award for design. Also, the APT 450 parking systems begin communicating with each other via the Arcnet network.
1995: Cooperation with the world market leader Swatch
Touch-free access is also possible with the popular Swiss watches.
1993: Systems begin communicating with each other
SKIDATA is the first to industrially deploy communication-based technology and introduces an Arcnet network for the 350 ski system.
1992: Ready for take off
SKIDATA equips Munich Airport with its systems, launching a partnership that continues to this day.
1991: With mass access to new segments
For the first time, SKIDATA makes mass access possible with its systems and expands its portfolio to include fairs, followed by attractions and arenas.
1990: Watches for access
More watch models with KeyWatch are developed for convenient and touch-free access.
1989: What’s commonplace today was once a world first
Credit card entry and payment at parking columns is introduced.
1988: Welcome to the third generation
The readers 340 support the touch-free RFID technology – pure comfort for skiing guests.
1987: RFID technology conquers the ski market
Based on this technology, SKIDATA develops the first touch-free ski ticket and takes out a patent for it.
1986: Market share increases to 80 percent
By 1986, SKIDATA's market share for access management in ski resorts had grown to more than 80 percent.
1985: “We also have parking systems!”
SKIDATA enters the parking business and achieves its first success by equipping an Apcoa parking facility in Vienna.
1983: Secure and regulated access
The first 320 readers and turnstiles are installed in a ski resort. This makes pool billing possible, allowing individual ski resorts to team up.
1979: Ticket sale made easy
The next generation cash register and coder 320 is introduced to the market.
1977: Launching into a successful future
Günther Walcher was the first to develop printed ski tickets and a cash register for ski resorts. SKIDATA is founded.