Jenoptik wins its first order for speed and red light cameras in Jordan


German speed and red light camera manufacturer Jenoptik has announced that it has won its first order from Jordan in the Middle East, a region where the company has already provided many countries with traffic safety equipment.

To increase traffic safety in Jordan, Jenoptik’s Traffic Solutions division will supply a total of 100 stationary speed and red light camera systems to its local partner Traffic Tech Middle East, and will provide it with support during installation and commissioning in the course of this year. The order value is in the lower single-digit million euro range, and the contract will be executed in the last quarter of 2016. Deliveries will include 70 of its TraffiStar S590 stationary speed measurement systems, and 30 TraffiStar SR520 red light monitoring systems. In addition, Jenoptik will supply a comprehensive state-of-the-art back office system that will be used for incident processing by the Jordanian highway authorities.

The stationary TraffiStar S590 radar systems made by Jenoptik can monitor and evaluate the speed of several vehicles travelling simultaneously on different traffic lanes. The 3D tracking radar sensors enable the measurement of traffic violations even for vehicles driving in parallel or at a short distance one behind the other. The TraffiStar SR520 systems also allow monitoring on several traffic lanes running in parallel. Using induction loops, they provide reliable and precise measurements to detect red light offences. Both the speed and the red light systems are equipped with modern high-resolution SmartCameras that are made by Jenoptik and deliver incident pictures that are documented with encryption and data protection suitable as evidence in court. The systems also have the option of connecting a sequential or video camera to the unit, enabling operators to document events leading up to and immediately following the traffic offence.

Over the last few years, Jenoptik has successfully participated in several major traffic safety projects in the Middle East, including major deployments in Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “The order from Jordan is another important evidence which highlights the leading position we take as a provider of state-of-the-art traffic safety solutions,” said Michael Mertin (left), Jenoptik’s president and CEO.

Having spent 10 successful years in the job, during which period the the Jenoptik Group’s revenue has increased by 35%, Mertin has just announced that he will not extend his employment contract as a member of the company’s executive board beyond June 30, 2017. The Group has now begun the process of finding his successor.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).