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Cheseaux/Salzburg, 18.04.07 – Austrian-based SKIDATA AG, a member of the Swiss Kudelski Group and international leader in access management and ticketing, has been selected to replace the parking management system at Munich Airport. The contract calls for the replacement of more than 100 entrance and exit columns, and around 70 pay-on-foot machines. 20 of the payment machines are designed specifically for quick cashless payment. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2009, marks the continuation of the successful cooperation between SKIDATA AG and long-standing customer Munich Airport. The first SKIDATA® parking management system was installed at the then new Munich Airport back in 1992.

Fritz Steinlehner, head of parking management at the airport, commented the decision by saying, "Being able to provide smooth, easy passenger parking is absolutely crucial at an international hub like Munich Airport. Based on our highly positive experience with SKIDATA so far, we went with them again, as we know them to be a reliable provider of innovative solutions that come fully prepared for future technologies."

Says Robert Weiskopf, a board member and head of the Car Access unit at SKIDATA: "The requirements at Germany's second-largest airport are very complex. Their passenger car park is one of the largest in Europe, which requires the latest and most powerful technical equipment available."

The SKIDATA® solution supports every possible convenience, from a parking guidance system to closed-circuit TV and intercom systems at all entrances and exits, and even single-space recognition throughout the car park. All of these applications interface seamlessly and can be centrally controlled and monitored. The contactless badges used by airport staff were also easily integrated in the SKIDATA® system.

Headquartered near Salzburg, Austria, SKIDATA AG is an international market leader in access and ticketing systems designed to control access of people and vehicles to sites and events.

SKIDATA® solutions have been installed at major international airports (e.g., London Heathrow, Hong Kong International), prestigious ski resorts (e.g., Zermatt, Les Trois Vallées), sports stadiums (including FIFA 2006 World Championship and 2008 UEFA Championship stadiums) and amusement parks (e.g., Legoland, Ski Dubai). Around 4,500 SKIDATA™ applications are currently being operated successfully in over 30 countries worldwide. For further information log on to

About the Kudelski Group
Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX) is world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing content transmission and storage (digital TV, broadband Internet, Video-on-Demand, interactive applications, etc.), or to control and manage access of persons and vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. Further details can be found at

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