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News season 20/21
The newly built Zinal-Sorebois gondola lift has made the entrance to the resort via Zinal even more attractive and, with its extension, offers a direct connection to L’Espace Weisshorn.
The Zinal valley station was extended with the addition of a ski depot in the course of this modernisation. The good service as well as the easy and functional operation of the ski depot at the Grimentz mountain railway was key to the decision to turn once again to our digiCOM depotmaxx system solution and the depot lockers of our partner, the Thaler company.
This convenient ski depot boasts 70 quadruple lockers and 184 doubles, thus offering storage space for 648 sets of equipment. Access to the depot is controlled by a smart depot management system, and the depot offers energy-saving, location-specific drying using air circulation along with additional warming in the early hours using heating elements.
The Grimentz-Zinal ski resort boasts over 100 kilometres of slopes with guaranteed snow cover and, thanks to the expanded carrying capacity made available by the modern 10-seater gondola lift and the new ski depot, offers enhanced comfort and convenience for its guests at the entrance to Zinal.
As of January 2021, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski school is now offering even greater convenience for both guests and ski instructors.
The ski school’s building is located right next to the Hausberg valley station, the main embarkation point for the Garmisch Classic resort. After many years of planning and approval procedures, it was converted and extended in just seven months, using mainly regional firms and in spite of the lockdown.
With the help of our partner, the Paroli company, the existing ski depot was expanded to accommodate over 264 double depot lockers, 100 lockers for rucksacks and a separate area for ski instructors with 76 luxury lockers. Thanks to our digiCOM depotmaxx depot system, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski school can activate and clean these lockers individually. All depot lockers boast a smart drying control system with a combination of air circulation, heating element and disinfection.
What was always a modern and logistically sophisticated hire system is now all geared up to offer optimised processes post-extension. With the aid of our rentmaxx rental software and an ingenious circulation system, hire is a smooth and seamless process without crossing points and with short waiting times. If an online booking has previously been submitted via rentmaxx online booking, the hired items can be directly collected from the equipment pick-up area in reception. The collection and return areas have moreover been separated to allow for a straightforward hire process with reduced contact.
With the reconstruction and extension of the Salvista gondola lift in Itter, a direct connection has been created to the lifts and slopes in Hopfgarten and new slopes added.
The new, modern ski and snowboard depot of our long-standing customer Intersport Okay is to be found right in the valley station of the Salvista gondola lift. The positive experience at the Stubai Glacier meant that the new building project could go ahead with our digiCOM depotmaxx system solution and the depot lockers offered by our partner, the Paroli company.
The spacious depot area features 138 luxury double lockers with twin-walled doors and direct drainage. The smart depot management system regulates the drying process with air circulation and the disinfection of the depot lockers in use. Additional convenience is offered by the integrated beauty area with washbasin, large mirrors, carpet and underfloor heating.
Alongside this depot, Intersport Okay also offers a complete service with its sports equipment shop and ski rental, providing the perfect introduction to the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental.
News season 19/20
Software and optimised processes in rental and sales call for individual and modern shopfitting concepts. This is where we work hand in hand with the company LEVA from Gantschier. LEVA is in a position to offer reliable quality from Austria thanks to its more than 40 years of experience in shop design, from planning to finished assembly.
Using an authentic, industry-specific shop design, LEVA will transform your shop into a unique experience, offering your customers an attractive alternative to online shopping and creating a pleasant and functional working environment for your employees.
The requirements of individual shops differ enormously in terms of shopfitting systems. Material, colour, shape and function should come together harmoniously and be in line with your products and customers. LEVA overcomes this challenge with creative ideas, practical solutions and the knowledge gained from many years of professional experience.
The Zugspitze has become one attraction richer since the beginning of the season. Our long-time customer Martin Voigt from the Skiverleih Zugspitze has opened Germany's highest toboggan rental on the Zugspitzplatt at an altitude of 2,600 metres. All guests of the Zugspitze are guaranteed winter fun, even those without skis or snowboard, under the motto "Sleds and more...".
In addition to classic sleds, the range of rental equipment also includes Zipfelracers, snow bikes, cross-country skis, snowshoes and the matching winter sports gear.
Thanks to digiCOM rentmaxx, rentals can be processed quickly and smoothly even when there is a high customer frequency. Customer data is recorded simultaneously at several check-in terminals. Backpacks, valuables, etc. can be stored in electronic deposit boxes, managed via the digiCOM depotmaxx system, while you enjoy tobogganing fun.
News season 18/19
At the start of the winter season, Intersport Bründl branch number 26 in the Kaprun Center at the Maiskogelbahn valley station opened its doors. Customers can expect top-level sports expertise spanning a surface of 2,000 m², along with a unique shopping ambience.
Pure comfort for any fan of winter sports. Awaiting visitors on the ground floor are 1,300 state-of-the-art heated depot spaces. Our in-house beauty area, including shower facilities, helps winter sports enthusiasts shine not only on the slope, but at the Après-Ski as well.
Along with our partner Paroli, we have supplied the ski depot of Intersport Bründl for the valley station of the new Maiskogelbahn mountain lift. The spacious 2-set and 4-set ski lockers from Paroli have been equipped with our digiCOM depotmaxx depot system. An intelligent drying control system using a combination of circulating air and heat ensures particularly high comfort.
We have been able to successfully launch the connection between rentmaxx rental software and advarics software – the Cloud product management system for the lifestyle retail sector. The first pilot customers have been working on the implementation of the interface between both systems since the beginning of the current winter season.
advarics is based on current state-of-the-art web browser technologies and combines all the requirements of modern product management through a flexible network which can be individually customised as needed. Regardless of the company size, the number of employees or the number of branches, the advarics product management systems can be set up and operated within minutes for any enterprise.
The first release of the interface facilitated the transfer of item data to the rentmaxx rental software, the creation of ID/EAN numbers, descriptions and sales prices and the automatic booking of sales revenue from the rental software. This also resulted in a common daily closing during POS accounting.
News season 17/18
We have constructed a new depot for Tatry Mountain Resorts (TMR), one of the largest ski resort operators in Slovakia, together with our partner MRM. By the way, this isn't the first time that TMR has relied on us: 20 rental stations operated by our major Slovak customer now also work with our rentmaxx Software.
The new functional building in Jasna, which was built for the 2017/18 season, offers its ski-loving customers plenty of comfort. Since, of course, an innovative ski depot system could not be without our proven software and the functional lockers provided by MRM.
Especially practical: The 100 generously double lockers can be rented from five different locations – such as the hotel or souvenir shop. Guests can easily open and operate the lockers using the GOPASS card, the region's ski and leisure pass, thanks to our user-friendly depotmaxx Client. Additional security is provided by the depotmaxx door control, which controls the access doors to the depot – and denies entry to unwanted guests.
Good for the environment: The lockers are dried using circulating air – and only those that are currently being occupied. This keeps the energy consumption as low as possible.
The MiKas Ski School has been a permanent fixture in Gunzesried for many years now and attracts over 1000 young skiers each year to its "Hotel Ski School" at the Allgäuer Berghof alone. The renowned "Familotel", with an average occupancy rate of 95% during the winter season, has been extensively expanded and developed. Since a completely modernised ski school is an absolute must have feature for the hotel guests, this branch was renovated from scratch.
The new Ski School Shop including a rental department and depot for up to 400 guests was stocked by the company MRM and offers its customers a lot of comfort. This is not least down to the digiCOM rentmaxx ski rental software, which MiKas has placed its trust in since 1998.
Customers and employees alike can still rely on the intuitive usability of the software in the new shop, which allows for an uncomplicated and smooth workflow from registration to returns.
Sports enthusiasts can now look forward to an outstanding shopping experience with floor space totalling 2,000 m² with a feel-good vibe not far from the entrance to the Ziller Valley in the village of Fügen. Visitors here can now enjoy a very special shopping experience thanks to the "Magic Moments", such as "The Mountain Lounge" lounge & bar, a boot test track, a boulder wall or a kid's terminal.
In addition to an extensive range of different products, eager fans of the slopes can also delight in over 2,500 rental items and 1,200 spaces in the ski depot.
Along with our partner Paroli, we have supplied the ski depot of Intersport Bründl for the valley station of the new Spieljochbahn lift. The spacious 2-set and 4-set ski lockers from Paroli have been equipped with our digiCOM depotmaxx depot system. An intelligent drying control system using a combination of circulating air and heat ensures particularly high comfort.
SKIDATA has inaugurated a new world of experience to mark its 40th anniversary: visitors can look forward to fascinating insights into the access management of the future across 450 square meters. Guests will use interactive media to find out more about the fusion of the analogue and virtual world of SKIDATA solutions and experience first-hand which opportunities are opened up.
We are very much looking forward to being a part of it with our depotmaxx solution. Together with our partner company Paroli, we will be presenting our innovative and convenient depot system at the SKIDATA Experience World. This is characterised by versatile gateways and an easy-to-use user interface. Its modular design means that it is especially flexible and efficient in a wide variety of spaces to meet all customer needs.
We at digiCOM IT solutions have double the reason to celebrate this year: our rentmaxx rental software is turning 20. But that’s not all! Our depot software depotmaxx is also celebrating its 10th birthday. Not only are company founders Thomas Brutscher and Florian Haidl happy about this - the remaining 10 digiCOM associates and hundreds of satisfied customers throughout Europe are also rejoicing.
It all started in 2007: at the Oberstdorfer Sports and Ski Shop belonging to Thomas Brutscher’s parents, the idea was born to develop software which would significantly simplify the rental and sales process. The original plan to bring a simple POS software for ski rental operations to the market quickly turned into a complete product portfolio, which now consists of POS, administration and billing, customer check-in, as well as an online booking and depot system.
Our solid customer base includes several hundreds of sports and ski rental shops in Germany, Austria, northern Italy and Switzerland. They range from small local rentals, which offer about 100 rental items, all the way up to major industry players with several thousands of products in their assortment.
Our anniversary year will be heralded in February at the ISPO in Munich. But that’s still not all: in 2017, you can additionally find us at the trade fairs ÖSFA in Salzburg, Prowinter in Bolzano/Bozen and INTERALPIN in Innsbruck.
News season 16/17
After the newly introduced digiCOM rentmaxx software experienced a successful launch at Sport Lentsch in Jerzens in the Pitz Valley, the integration of the online booking platform Skirentalresorts.com soon followed suit. The shop for sports, fashion and ski rental, situated directly by the valley station of the Hochzeiger, has made a name for itself as a true ski boot specialist, among other things, and strongly focuses on service and quality. And that is exactly what digiCOM IT-Solutions has to offer.
The required interface was therefore implemented in a very short time and has been a reliable companion ever since. The clear benefit: the data from Skirentalresorts.com is automatically transferred to our software and can be used and further processed alongside the data from digiCOM rentmaxx online booking. This harmonisation of the individual workflows now facilitate the easy processing of all bookings made in the various online shops.
Paarsenn Sport has two stores in Davos, which offer a large selection of perfectly prepared winter sports equipment. One ski rental shop is located at the Paarsenn bottom station and the other is right in the centre of Davos next to the train station and the Jakobshorn bottom station. The franchisee of swissrent attaches great importance to brand-new equipment and exclusive brands above all.
Managing Director Boris Bossi-Durisch has been using our digiCOM rentmaxx for a few weeks now and is absolutely thrilled with it: “Thank you very much for the seamless implementation of rentmaxx at our facilities. All of our employees became acquainted with the software quickly and efficiently thanks to your support via the hotline as well as on-site, and are delighted with its advantages.“
The free rentmaxx Z-Value App is being continuously developed and improved.
For the current season, we have implemented the printing feature well known from the AndroidTM and Windows versions in iOS as well. The skier values captured and initial setting values (Z-value, DIN setting) calculated for a ski binding can be sent directly to any installed printer. Customer names and addresses can also be provided.
But that’s not all – we have reworked the look and functionality of our App to ensure that you can receive the calculated Z value for your binding on your smartphone more quickly and easily.
The big day arrived on 22 October: The new 3S Eisgratbahn mountain lift with its large panoramic windows started on its first ride to the Stubai Glacier at 2,900 metres. Visitors to the ski resort can now enjoy shorter waiting times, state-of-the-art technology and plenty of additional comfort.
Advantages, which the ski depot at the bottom station can also offer. In cooperation with our partner Paroli, we have created a modern ski depot on site, where winter sports enthusiasts can conveniently store their ski equipment. The integrated drying and disinfection system provides an especially high level of comfort.
The 142 spacious double lockers have been equipped with our digiCOM depotmaxx depot solution. Five installed depot clients with large touch screens offer a customer-friendly user interface and any key information for guests at any time.
The official opening of the ski depot has been planned for the beginning of December.
For some time now, digiCOM IT Solutions has been working with SKIDATA, the worldwide leading supplier of Access Solutions & Visitor Management for ski resorts and mountain lifts. The aim of the cooperation is to better link the ski rental, ski depot and access respectively ticketing areas. Not only operators can benefit from this, as they will be able to work more efficiently, but also guests for whom a ski holiday will become that much more comfortable.
The first joint project has already been completed, and a universal interface between various depot systems like digiCOM depotmaxx, GANTNER Electronic or Metra Inženiring has been created. Thanks to the interface, free depot places can be sold directly at the SKIDATA cash desk and the SKIDATA OPOS solution and the data immediately and secure transferred to the ski depot systems.
The integration of additional interfaces in the winter sports sector has already been planned and will be implemented shortly.
News season 15/16
Along with our partner Paroli, we have expanded the Sport Stock ski depot in Kaltenbach with 1,700 new and modern depot places. Thanks to the easy and intuitive usability of the depot, winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy their ski holiday in Hochzillertal completely stress-free.
The spacious 2-set and 4-set ski lockers from Paroli have been equipped with our digiCOM depotmaxx depot system. An integrated system to dry and disinfect deposited winter sports equipment ensures especially high comfort. The resulting wastewater is transferred directly to the sewer system through an innovative stainless steel water drain.
An additional important decision criterion from the client’s viewpoint was the user-friendly control of digiCOM IT solutions, which are perfectly compatible with the existing rental software. The large touchscreens on the locker front make using the solution particularly easy for customers. In addition, there is the option of remote operation via Smartphone or Tablet-App.
digiCOM IT solutions is happy to announce cooperation with Fuchs Technik, one of the leading providers of depot and drying systems. The first joint project has already been successfully implemented: skiers at the Schöneben Ski Resort can benefit from a modern ski depot where they can safely store their equipment overnight right at the bottom station.
Top-quality lockers and innovative drying facilities for shoes by Fuchs Technik installed at the new ski depot provide maximum comfort. The lockers are opened, controlled and managed through our digiCOM depotmaxx depot software, which can be flexibly adapted to the requirements of the ski depot.
In December 2015, Sport 2000 Unterlercher opened its newest ski depot at the Spieljoch branch in Fügen, right next to the slope and the bottom station. The total package convinced the client all along the line: lockers by Paroli and our digiCOM depotmaxx depot management system.
The generously designed double lockers with a width of 35 cm play a crucial role during the purchase decision as well as drying and disinfection of the stored winter sports equipment, including gloves and water drain directly into the sewer system.
An essential feature was the possibility of granting access to the depot area 24 hours a day using the authorisation management feature of depotmaxx door control. Depot lockers are rented out via the Wintersteiger software already being used by Sport 2000 Unterlercher. No problem thanks to our open interface.
The integrated rentmaxx online booking and SPORTS RENTAL software can now be launched after intensive collaboration. The first pilot customers have been testing the automatic transfer of booking details between the two systems since the beginning of the current winter season.
The booking data for transfer includes all relevant information on the customer, the booking subject and the method of payment. In relation to SPORTS RENTAL, the extensive mapping possibilities help in the individual allocation within the software.
Further processing and use of any data submitted automatically by Waldhart Software are done in the same way as data from digiCOM rentmaxx online booking. In doing so, bookings made at various online shops can be easily processed thanks to a uniform workflow.
Further processing and use of any data submitted automatically by SNOWELL is done in the same way as data from digiCOM rentmaxx online booking. In doing so, bookings made at various online shops can be easily processed thanks to a uniform workflow.
Further processing and use of any data submitted automatically by ALPINRESORTS.com is done in the same way as data from digiCOM rentmaxx online booking. In doing so, bookings made at various online shops can be easily processed thanks to a uniform workflow.
Further processing and use of any data submitted automatically by INTERSPORT Rent is done in the same way as data from digiCOM rentmaxx online booking. In doing so, bookings made at various online shops can be easily processed thanks to a uniform workflow.
Reservation data from SKISET will now be transferred directly into digiCOM rentmaxx through our online booking Import interface. Any data submitted by SKISET will therefore be available in the system.
Further processing and use of this booking data is done analogically to data from digiCOM rentmaxx online booking. In doing so, bookings made at various online shops can be easily processed thanks to a uniform workflow.
As of December 2010, digiCOM rentmaxx also imports data from the SPORT 2000 booking system via its import interface. This includes, among others, the booking portals of SPORT 2000 rent, ALPINRESORTS.COM and SNOWELL.
Further processing and use of this booking data is done analogically to data from digiCOM rentmaxx online booking. In doing so, bookings made at various online shops can be easily processed thanks to a uniform workflow.