Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport selects SKIDATA:
The Innovation Leader in Parking Management Systems
Wins a Major Contract in the US
New Jersey/Salzburg, July 14, 2010 – SKIDATA, an innovation leader in car access systems, will deploy a parking management solution for the third-busiest airport in the world, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The contract provides for a turnkey solution for parking access management at the airport, including hardware, software and tools for administration. Implementation is scheduled to be completed in 2013.
The Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport’s current parking control system will be replaced by a SKIDATA solution to manage more than 40,000 parking spaces for air travelers and airport employees. SKIDATA was awarded the contract with the DFW Airport Board based on its experience in centrally-managed large-scale PARCS (Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems). SKIDATA has extended worldwide experience in large airport parking management as well as multi-site installations and is therefore the optimal partner for this project. Tom Rollo, President and CEO of SKIDATA, Inc., said “SKIDATA is thrilled to be part of the DFW team and to contribute to roll out such a technologically advanced strategic project. We’re ready to meet the challenge and deliver a solution tailored to meet the needs of DFW for the next two decades.”
Integrated solution: Greater efficiency, more convenience
SKIDATA will equip the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with a unified solution, providing hardware, software and tools for administration. Intelligent software solutions support airport management with functional planning options, thereby improving their efficiency. The system self-monitors, which frees employees from routine tasks and enables air travelers and airport staff to benefit from advanced technology. An Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) system will enable regular customers to access and exit parking areas smoothly and rapidly.
In 2000, SKIDATA, Inc. was established in New Jersey to promote and distribute SKIDATA's parking solutions in the US. The company's tenth anniversary in North America is marked by the launch of the parking management system for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, SKIDATA's largest US project so far.
"We are investing extensively in the US," stated Charles Egli, CEO of SKIDATA AG, "and we are delighted to have won this project against stiff competition. We have implemented major airport projects all around the globe and today we are extremely pleased to have scored a success in what represents a high-potential market for our parking business." SKIDATA has deployed innovative parking solutions for the Munich, Zurich, Montreal, Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam airports, among many others. Armin J. Cruz, VP of Parking at DFW said, “Our success depends on reliability. We analyzed the SKIDATA technology used at the Munich Airport very closely and are confident that SKIDATA will provide us with the sophisticated solution we expect, one that meets our specific requirements."
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 malls, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows and amusement parks with secure 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.
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