Jenoptik to deliver 120 speed enforcement systems to Qatar


To further improve traffic safety in the Middle East, German enforcement camera manufacturer Jenoptik and its local partner Telco will deliver more than 120 speed measurement systems to the Qatar Ministry of Interior over the course of this year.

Jenoptik’s traffic safety and enforcement technology has been successfully deployed in the Middle East for many years, including major installations in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan. The company has already supplied Qatar with more than 350 speed enforcement camera systems.

From the second quarter of 2018, Jenoptik will deliver an additional 120 of its radar-based TraffiStar S390 measurement systems for stationary speed enforcement to Telco, including nearly 100 TraffiTower 2.0 and about 20 TraffiCompact housings. The new contract also includes six tripod-mounted radar-based mobile speed measurement systems.

At this week’s Intertraffic Amsterdam event in the Netherlands, Jenoptik will allow visitors to experience an animated tour of its successful road safety projects around the globe, and will be demonstrating its current range of fixed and mobile speed and red-light enforcement systems, including:

• The TraffiStar SR390, which features the latest 3D tracking radar technology for non-invasive speed and red-light measurement. Flexible technology simplifies the relocation of the entire measuring system between different locations. The SR390 system features accurate speed measurement and red light monitoring across several traffic lanes and delivers perfectly illuminated and razor-sharp pictures with driver recognition, ensuring the images can be used in court as evidence;

• The Vector ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) traffic monitoring camera system from the company’s UK division (formerly Vysionics). Vector is capable of reading license plates reliably over two lanes, even in poor weather and lighting conditions. The state-of-the-art Vector technology is contained within a single compact unit consisting of two high-resolution camera modules and an IR (infrared) flash, enabling license plates to be recognized even on dark unlit roads. Vector is a key component of the company’s SPECS3 average speed camera (ASC) enforcement system that is widely used in the UK;

• The TraffiSection scalable section control system that reduces the risk of accidents on dangerous sections of roads and helps to improve highway safety. Deployed in several European countries, the ALPR-based point-to-point average speed system can monitor specific sections of road and is regularly used in tunnels, bridges and around work zones. If a driver’s average speed across a given section of road exceeds the permitted limit, the system collects the relevant data and provides operators with sharp images as evidence.

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