SKIDATA Partners with Openpath To Offer Smartphone Access Capabilities to Parking Facilities

Skidata parking management

SKIDATA announced a new technology integration partnership with Openpath.

Through this partnership, Openpath’s groundbreaking touchless and mobile access control technology will be integrated into SKIDATA’s parking access and revenue control equipment to permit drivers to enter and exit SKIDATA-equipped parking facilities, using their Openpath credentials.

“We are excited to be partnering with Openpath,” said Darrell Smithson, President, North America of SKIDATA.

“SKIDATA already makes the world’s most reliable and user-friendly parking equipment. The addition of Openpath’s technology will improve the customer experience by providing seamless entry into parking facilities.

“SKIDATA has always led the way when it comes to introducing new technological capabilities to the parking industry,” continued Smithson.

“This partnership will help ensure that SKIDATA will continue to lead the way in providing smart city infrastructure.”

The addition of Openpath’s technology, which provides touchless and mobile access via Bluetooth, Wi-fi, and LTE, to SKIDATA equipment will permit drivers to access SKIDATA-equipped parking facilities with their smartphones and other personal devices, as well as via license plate recognition (LPR), allowing drivers to enter and exit parking garages quickly and conveniently without having to stop and swipe a card or reach out of their vehicle to validate parking access.

When drivers approach the parking facility, they can gain access via the SKIDATA app on their personal devices. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE access are most useful for managing permit parking, and the technology is perfect for parking owners and organizations who offer permit parking, including residential facilities, office complexes, universities, hospitals, airports, special events parking, and stand-alone parking garages.

“With this integration, we are excited to further demonstrate how Openpath’s seamless user experience extends beyond just the four walls of a building.  Providing safety and simplicity for users throughout their day; from the moment their vehicle enters the parking garage, to the doors, elevators, and turnstiles they use in repetition.

Openpath’s technology enables a completely touchless experience for tenants and guests and eliminates the need for users to juggle multiple apps or credentials to get where they are going. Our mission is always to deliver end-to-end security while reducing friction, and this integration is another great example of that,” said James Segil, President and Co-Founder of Openpath.

Openpath is a leader in mobile access control solutions. Openpath allows anyone to use their mobile phone to open an authorized door with the wave of a hand, without needing the phone or app open.

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management.


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