Wirecard signs general agreement with SKIDATA AG Settlement of global ticketing solutions possible via Wirecard in future

(PresseBox) (Munich/Grasbrunn, ) Wirecard AG announces a cooperative venture with SKIDATA, the world's leading provider of access management and ticketing solutions. In future, SKIDATA customers such as operators of mountain rail and cableways, skiing resorts, sports stadiums and parking facilities will be able to select Wirecard as their payment providers; in doing so they stand to benefit from the simple, convenient processing of online ticket reservations via SKIDATA web shops.

SKIDATA AG, headquartered in Groedig near Salzburg, has specialized in development and marketing of visitor management systems. The company provides a ticketing system especially for mountain sports regions that ensures winter sportspersons of convenient and smooth transit at ski lifts and points of sale for skiing tickets. Customers can choose whether to book their tickets in the web shop, buy them conveniently at the hotel cash desk or pay directly at the ski lift cashier's window. SKIDATA supplies the necessary software for advance sales along with the relevant cash collection systems. If the tickets are purchased online via the web shop and by credit card, then the operators can process the payments using solutions from Wirecard AG. To this end, SKIDATA AG will be making a white label service available on its booking platform, into which the Wirecard payment interface has been integrated. With credit card acceptance via Wirecard Bank AG, the various operators of lift services stand to benefit from a settlement solution from a single source.

"As technology service providers, innovative technical solutions constitute a central mainstay of our efforts to do justice to constantly increasing customer requirements - and even to exceed them. In future, our customers will be able to turn directly to Wirecard in order to settle their online ticketing operations smoothly and safely", explains Urs Grimm, Management Board member and Division Head for personal access solutions at SKIDATA AG.

"We're delighted to have found a further innovative partner in SKIDATA with an equally high degree of sophistication and quality expectations of technical systems", says Rüdiger Trautmann, Chief Sales Officer at Wirecard AG.

SKIDATA's customers include mountain rail and cableway as well as resort operators across the globe. The first winter sport regions will be benefiting from payment processing solutions from Wirecard in time for this year's start to the skiing season, including Hinterglemmer Bergbahnen/ Saalbach Hinterglemm.

About SKIDATA AG:

SKIDATA AG (www.skidata.com), based in Groedig near Salzburg, is the international leader for access management and ticketing systems for controlled access by persons and vehicles to buildings and event locations. SKIDATA's clientele includes international metropolitan airports, ski resorts of note, sports stadiums and leisure parks. At present, some 5,500 SKIDATA applications have been deployed worldwide. SKIDATA is a member of the Swiss Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX, www.nagra.com), one of the world's leading providers of digital security technologies.

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