SKIDATA, which specializes in access and ticketing systems designed to control access of people and vehicles to sites and events, and smart card manufacturer LEGIC Identsystems, have joined forces to create a contactless card that combines access capabilities with payment and door-locking functions.
Zürich & Salzburg–SKIDATA AG and LEGIC Identsystems Ltd jointly announce the market introduction of a SKIDATA Combi Card. The new contactless `keycard iso combi LEGIC advant’ combines the SKIDATA access solutions with the wide choice of LEGIC advant all-in-one-card applications, increasing services and comfort for guests and partners in tourist destinations.
The new SKIDATA card offers two combined areas on the same chip. The SKIDATA area supports their access applications, including advance booking over the Internet. The LEGIC all-in-one-card area supports additional applications such as public transport, ski rentals, e-payment facilities and door locking systems and incorporates proven LEGIC advant features such as flexible multi-applications, secure data communication and fraud protection. Both areas can be used independently from each other. An easy integration into existing SKIDATA and LEGIC advant applications guarantees high compatibility and investment protection.
The new SKIDATA Combi Card will be shown for the first time at SAM (Salon de l’Aménagement de la Montagne) in Grenoble from 26-28 April 2006 at SKIDATA stand No. 504 in Hall 5.
Klaus U. Klosa, Managing Director of LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, comments: “We are excited to have integrated the LEGIC all-in-one-card technology into the new SKIDATA Combi Card. This gives operators the ability to use SKIDATAT ski passes in a wide range of complementary LEGIC applications.”
“The Combi Card allows SKIDATA customers to choose freely from a wide selection of tailored solutions to enhance the services offered to their guests. We are happy to be able to offer our customers a SKIDATA card with integrated LEGIC technology”, says Urs Grimm, Senior Vice President People Access at SKIDATA AG.