CBORD has partnered with parking access systems specialist, SKIDATA, to fold in parking capabilities to the card system vendor's interface. The integration of SKIDATA's system with CBORD has been in the works for some time, with the companies seeing the partnership as a natural fit for college campuses.
Linking campus card software with parking technology allows parking payments to be processed more quickly and efficiently via automatic deduction from a campus card's declining balance account. Moreover, the partnership will see an additional data-collection point on campus, providing student cardholders with an extra layer of both personal security and security for their vehicles while on campus.
“We are very happy about our partnership with SKIDATA,” says Sue Chaffee, Director of Product Management at CBORD. “The interface is a great addition to our collection of solutions providing convenient and comprehensive services on college campuses.”
The partnership is also expected to build on the comprehensive campus card solution suite that CBORD customers are already familiar with. “Integrating with CBORD technology allowed us to accommodate all campus card holders, including faculty and staff,” sqys James Kovacs, Director of Client Services at SKIDATA. "Providing easy access and payment options for student and staff card accounts, SKIDATA has eliminated the hassle of on-campus parking."
SKIDATA specializes in professional access and entry management solutions. The company's products and services are designed to enable fast and secure access for both people and vehicles at ski resorts, shopping centers, airports, municipalities, sports stadiums and arenas, amusement parks, and, now, colleges and universities.
The company's parking management solutions include barrier gates, parking columns, tickets, POS terminals and automated payment machines. Seamless and secure integration of third-party systems offers customers the opportunity for custom integration of ID cards, loyalty cards, parking guidance systems, single space systems, and more.