Jenoptik wins major speed and red-light camera order in Australia

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As part of the State of Western Australia’s ‘Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020’ program, the state’s police force has ordered new speed and red-light enforcement cameras from a leading German manufacturer.

Jenoptik’s Traffic Solutions division has signed a contract with the Western Australia Police (WAPOL) for 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 extensions of 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 A$28m (US$21.2m). The total volume for Jenoptik could increase to up to approximately A$60m (US$45.5m).

Jenoptik will deliver the first 81 systems over the course of the next three years. They will allow mobile and stationary speed enforcement and red-light monitoring across the state of Western Australia. WAPOL will use the new Jenoptik systems to modernize existing speed and red-light monitoring sites, as well as set up additional measuring points. This initiative has been taken by the police as part of a long-term strategy pursued by the Western Australia state government, in order to improve traffic safety.

The devices deployed will include Jenoptik’s TraffiStar series of camera systems that are based on radar or laser technology, and will be manufactured at the company’s main location in Monheim, Germany. Installation and maintenance, as well as the operation of the stationary systems, will be the responsibility of Jenoptik’s branch in Australia. To ensure that optimum on-site service is available to WAPOL, the company will reinforce the Jenoptik Australia team in the state capital, Perth.

Jenoptik has been active in Australia for several years and currently has 66 employees in the country. In January 2013, the group acquired a long-term Australian sales and service partner active in the field of traffic safety, and since then, Jenoptik has been operating autonomously in the country. Since October 2013, the company has successfully operated mobile speed enforcement systems in the state of New South Wales, which was based on an order from the Australian Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) authority.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since he joined the company in May 2014. Prior to this he worked on some of the UK's leading consumer magazine titles including Men's Health and Glamour, beginning his career in journalism in 1997 after graduating with a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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