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Skidata wins contract for citywide parking system in Amsterdam

During last week’s Intertraffic show, host city Amsterdam signed a deal with an Austrian parking technology company to equip 22 parking facilities in the Netherlands capital with its systems.

Salzburg-based Skidata won the contract following a value-based public tender, which was focused on a forming a long-term partnership to explore future parking technologies, services and innovations, such as paying by mobile phones and the introduction of electronic ticketing (e-ticketing). The agreement with Amsterdam covers more than 25,000 parking spaces in 22 garages throughout the city. Skidata will start the project by equipping four parking garages located in Zuidoost, the city’s main business and event district, which includes the Amsterdam Ajax Arena, the Ziggo Dome and the Heineken Music Hall (HMH), as well as a large shopping center and numerous office buildings. The Zuidoost district has more than 11,200 parking spaces, and on event days there are over 10,000 additional parking transactions made.

The intention is that Skidata will then equip another four parking facilities in Zuidoost and an additional 14 in the city center and other areas of Amsterdam. All the facilities will be equipped with state-of-the-art systems for vehicle access management. Amsterdam relies heavily on innovations in parking and has set itself the goal that customers can choose freely between parking on the street or in off-street garages, and pay their entire parking fee conveniently via a mobile device. The city authorities were keen that customers are supported throughout their entire journey, and parking becomes a part of the perfect city experience.

The parking facilities will include the latest technologies, such as license plate recognition (LPR), EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) integration for debit/credit cards, payment via mobile phone, and the ability to print tickets at home via QR/Print@Home codes. The spectrum of services that Skidata will provide for Amsterdam under the contract includes: an exclusive multi-year contract for multiple parking facilities, including support and maintenance; integration of the platform for on-street and off-street parking, including a mobile payment system; management of all parking facilities via a central control room; and various connections to long-term parking providers, external web-shops, Ticketmaster, and public transport networks.

Commenting on the comprehensive range of services and options that will be available to the city in the future, Willem-Jan Balk, Skidata’s area managing director for Northern Europe, said, “With the open Skidata system and its interface flexibility, third-party systems can be integrated very easily and securely. Our customers take advantage, on the one hand, of the many benefits of our complete solutions, but at the same time do not have to give up familiar or desired products from other manufacturers. Flexibility is therefore always ensured. And the best part is that, as a systems integrator, we provide the complete solution from a single source.”

April 11, 2016

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