New SKIDATA contactless Combi Card combines the two worlds of SKIDATA and LEGIC®

New SKIDATA contactless Combi Card combines the two worlds of SKIDATA and LEGIC®

Salzburg, Zurich–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. It will increase services and convenience 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 lock systems. It comes with 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 (International trade show for mountain equipment) 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 possibility to use SKIDATA’s Ski Passes in the wide range of complementary LEGIC applications.”

“The Combi Card allows SKIDATA customers to freely choose from a wide selection of specialized solutions to enhance guest services. We are proud to be able to offer our customers a SKIDATA card with integrated LEGIC technology”, said Urs Grimm, Senior Vice President, People Access at SKIDATA AG.

About LEGIC® Identsystems

Ltd LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology. The LEGIC product portfolio includes highly integrated LEGIC RF Standard, ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 compliant read/write chip sets, security modules and transponder chips.

LEGIC Identsystems currently works with over 200 external co-operation partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications including access control, e-payment, parking, e-ticketing and other multiapplications. More than 1 million readers and over 70 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 50,000 work and leisure places worldwide.


SKIDATA AG is international market leader in access and ticketing systems designed to control access of people and vehicles to sites and events. SKIDATA’s client portfolio includes top names in each of these market segments such as major international airports (parking access solutions), prestigious ski resorts (ski access solutions), sports stadiums and amusement parks throughout the world, including the main stadiums for the 2006 World Soccer Championships to be held in Germany. Currently 4,000 SKIDATA™ applications are being operated successfully in over 30 countries worldwide.

SKIDATA AG is a member of the Kudelski Group (, a world leader in digital security technology. Kudelski Group is traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX “KUD”) and listed on the SMI (Swiss Market Index). It is also included in the MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) Index.