Speed record: The fastest access control system in the world comes from Salzburg

2033 people pass through a turnstile gate in one hour

Grödig near Salzburg, 25 November, 2014. Salzburg - the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the setting of The Sound of Music, and now officially the place which is the origin of the fastest access control system in the world. On November 25, 2014, SKIDATA set a new speed record: How many people can pass through an access control system in a single hour? To be exact, 2033. "A number that we can rightly be proud of," says SKIDATA CEO Hugo Rohner after the record was set in the company’s own in-house demonstration center.

To bring a large number of visitors quickly and safely into the stadium is the ultimate goal and one of the strengths of SKIDATA. With the company’s systems it is possible, for example, to get up to 60,000 fans to their seats in the stadium in less than an hour.

And to demonstrate this high performance, SKIDATA set a new speed record in access control systems. During an employee event in the SKIDATA headquarters in Grödig near Salzburg, the SKIDATA team had exactly 60 minutes to pass through a SKIDATA access control system of the same kind that is typically used in stadiums and amusement parks worldwide. The event was monitored both electronically by video as well as by notary Dr. Georg Zehetmayer from Hallein. "The achieved number put the performance of both the SKIDATA team as well as of our access readers to the test," said CEO Rohner proudly.

Over 100 patent families

SKIDATA AG has been setting technological standards in the access control systems industry for 37 years. The starting point was 1977, with the world's first electronic cash registers and printed tickets for the ski industry. Since then, the ticketing pioneer, who is among the global market leaders in all of its business areas, owns more than 100 patent families, including for the first hands-free ski tickets, as well as parking barrier with integrated lighting and car entry with credit cards.

Figure 1: Notary Dr. Georg Zehetmayer (left) confirms record number to SKIDATA CEO Hugo Rohner (right) and Marketing Manager Sabine Hölzl (middle).
Figure 2: The SKIDATA team is pleased with the speed record.
Figure 3: Speed record: The fastest access control system in the world comes from Salzburg.

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SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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