Jenoptik wins two contracts in MENA region and opens new UK HQ

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German traffic monitoring and enforcement systems developer Jenoptik will deliver hundreds of speed measurement systems to two clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the course of this and next year to further improve traffic safety in the area.

For the first project, Jenoptik won the new contract in an unspecified country in the Middle East following a tough technical trial in direct competition with numerous international suppliers. Starting in the last quarter of 2018, the company will deliver 600 of its radar-based TraffiStar S390 measurement systems, as well as 300 TraffiTower 2.0 housings for stationary speed enforcement.

In addition, Jenoptik will deliver its Back Office Processing Software to the country and update the current platform with its latest functionality. The violation processing software is currently in operation nationwide in many countries in the MENA.

For the second project, Jenoptik will deliver 144 radar-based TempoCam systems for mobile speed monitoring to the Republic of Algeria during the fourth quarter of 2018. The scope of the delivery also includes software for the evaluation of traffic violations.

The Jenoptik subsidiary in Algeria will also provide full warranty services, maintenance and repair. Jenoptik says both contracts have a combined order value in the low double-digit million euro range. Algeria is not a new market for Jenoptik, as it originally processed a major order in 2010, with about 400 mobile radar systems being delivered to the Algerian Gendarmerie (police).

Jenoptik’s traffic monitoring and safety technology has been in operation in the Middle East for many years, with major speed and red-light enforcement programs currently in operation in in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan. Most recently, in March this year, the company announced a new traffic safety order from Qatar that included an additional 120 radar-based TraffiStar S390 measurement systems for stationary speed enforcement, including nearly 100 TraffiTower 2.0 and about 20 TraffiCompact housings. To further advance its position in the MENA region, Jenoptik will present its traffic safety products and projects at the Gulf Traffic conference and exhibition in Dubai in December.

“Both orders are another significant indicator for the increasing demand for traffic safety in emerging countries,” noted Jenoptik’s president and CEO, Stefan Traeger. “Our traffic enforcement technology has been successfully deployed in several MENA projects and we look forward to continuing the cooperation with our local partners.”

Jenoptik has also expanded its presence in the UK, with the opening of a new head office in Camberley, Surrey. It brings together the two previously separate offices Frimley and Wokingham under one roof and represents an opportunity for UK-based staff to work together in more efficient manner, while also supporting and growing international business through Jenoptik’s divisional offices overseas.

Learning from the limitations of the old offices, some of the benefits delivered by the new location include: ample parking for staff and visitors; multiple enclosed rooms for meetings; hot desks for remote staff; a dedicated indoor speed/red-light camera testing facility; refreshment and breakout areas; and secure server rooms for data hosting.

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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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