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 750 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 19 subsidiaries and countless partners are present in 73 countries.
Today: SKIDATA brings the first online system to market
Cloud computing is keeping pace with SKIDATA Cirrus in ski areas, parking management and visitor management. The pioneer in access combines proven access management systems with web-based solutions for management, sales and operations. Its sweb® applications provide clients with access to their systems and data at any time and any place..
2010-2011: SKIDATA conquers new markets
SKIDATA equips stadiums for the Football World Cup in South Africa and the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.
2010: SKIDATA wins one of the world's largest airports
Dallas Fort/Worth, one of the world's largest airports, selected SKIDATA parking systems. The access reader Vario.Gate for stadiums and recreational markets is coming to market, and enables clients to read tickets and RFID data carriers in a variety of formats and types.
2009: SKIDATA weathers the crisis
SKIDATA has a record year for company in terms of sales.
2008: SKIDATA's innovative spirit once again recognized
The payment and ticket vending machine Power.Cash wins the Intertraffic Innovation Award.
2006-2008: SKIDATA at the World Cup and European Championship
SKIDATA scores at the Football World Cup and European Championship in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and secures its position as a leader in the stadium sector.
2005: SKIDATA wins innovation award
SKIDATA releases the Freemotion.Gate commercially and wins the 2007 Salzburg Innovation Award.
2001: SKIDATA becomes part of Kudelski Group
Takeover by the Swiss Kudelski Group opens new markets.
1999: SKIDATA wins stadiums with new technology
With Handshake.Logic the first access system designed exclusively for mass access in the events sector is released commercially. Handshake can communicate simultaneously with different ticket systems and check their tickets.
1997: Revolution in ski access
In 1997, 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.
1995: SKIDATA cooperates with global market leader SWATCH
The cooperation with the Swiss watch manufacturer SWATCH enables access with a wrist watch.
1991: SKIDATA launches new business areas
SKIDATA expands its portfolio from ski destinations and parking management to include the business area "Trade Shows" and subsequently the segment "Fairs, Attractions & Arenas."
1987: SKIDATA develops the hands-free ski ticket
SKIDATA develops the first hands-free ski ticket – the Keycard. SKIDATA utilizes "hands-free" technology, also known as RFID technology. Searching for and inserting tickets is no longer necessary. Skiing is more convenient, and ski passes can no longer be forged.
1985-1988: SKIDATA enters parking business
SKIDATA expands its portfolio from ski destinations to parking management. The first deliveries to France and Holland occur three years later. The international airport, Munich Airport, selects SKIDATA's efficient parking management system. For the first time in the world, customers drive in and pay via credit card at the parking barrier.
1979-1986: Market share increases to 80 percent
The System 320 was brought to market. It consists of a register computer, an automated output device and an access reader. The new access system supported seamless billing and connected larger ski regions. By 1986, SKIDATA's market share for access management in ski resorts had grown to more than 80 percent.
1977: SKIDATA, pioneer in the field of access products and solutions
The foundation for SKIDATA's role as worldwide leader for access management systems is laid. Günther Walcher develops the first printed ski ticket and a cash register, and replaces conventional handwritten ski passes. SKIDATA is founded in Grödig bei Salzburg (Austria) and becomes a pioneer in the field of access products and solutions.