Jenoptik wins major traffic safety order in Australia
Jenoptik camera systems for speed and red-light enforcement will help increase traffic safety in the State of Western Australia in the next seven years.
Jenoptik’s Traffic Solutions division has signed a contract with the Western Australia Police (WAPOL) on the delivery, installation, maintenance and in part the operation of an initial total of 81 traffic monitoring systems. The contract will run for a period of seven years and includes options for extension for up to four years as well as for a possible program expansion with additional camera systems. The order value for these 81 systems including service for the first seven years is about 28 million AUD (nearly 20 million euros). The total volume for Jenoptik could increase to up to approximately 60 million AUD (about 40 million euros).
Jenoptik will deliver the first 81 systems in the course of the next three years. They allow mobile and stationary speed enforcement as well as red-light monitoring in the State of Western Australia. WAPOL will use the Jenoptik systems to modernize already existing measuring stations and set up additional measuring points. This initiative has been taken by the police as part of a long-term strategy pursued by this Australian State in order to improve traffic safety (“Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020”).
The devices deployed will include Jenoptik’s camera systems of the TraffiStar series based on radar or laser technology. They will be manufactured at the main location of Jenoptik’s Traffic Solutions division in Monheim on the Rhine, Germany. Installation and maintenance will be under the responsibility of the Jenoptik branch in Australia, as well as the operation of the stationary systems. To ensure that optimum on-site service is available, Jenoptik will reinforce the team of Jenoptik Australia in the West Australian city of Perth.
Jenoptik has already been active in Australia for several years and has a current number of 66 employees in the country. In January 2013, the group had acquired a long-term Australian sales and service partner active in the field of traffic safety. Since that time, Jenoptik has been operating in the field of traffic enforcement on site autonomously. Since October 2013, the company has already successfully operated mobile speed devices in the State of New South Wales. This has been based on an order from the Australian Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) authority.
Picture: Speed enforcement with Jenoptik technology. © Jeibmann Photografik for Jenoptik
About Jenoptik and its Traffic Solutions division
As an integrated photonics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Optical Systems, Healthcare & Industry, Automotive, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.
The Traffic Solutions division develops, manufactures and distributes components, systems and services which contribute towards greater road traffic safety throughout the world. Based on the proven Robot Technology, the market-leading product portfolio comprises comprehensive systems relating to all aspects of road traffic, such as speed measurement and red-light monitoring systems, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products and systems for the detection of traffic violations. Expertise extends to measuring average speed over a defined section of road (section speed control) and automated number plate recognition (ANPR). In the service field we cover every aspect of the traffic safety process chain – from system development, production and installation of the monitoring infrastructure to image capture and automated processing.