Sensys Gatso awarded camera enforcement camera contracts in Australia, France, and USA

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One of the world’s largest suppliers of traffic enforcement equipment, the Sensys Gatso Group, has received new orders for speed and red-light camera systems in France, Australia, and the USA.

Sensys Gatso has received an additional order for in-vehicle safety systems worth US$1.7m (EUR1.5m) from France. The new contract is for the delivery of extra in-vehicle safety systems to the French government and is a continuation of the project that the company started in 2013. The order is planned to be delivered during the remainder of 2018. The use of in-vehicle speed monitoring and enforcement systems have proven to be a very effective way to reduce casualties on the country’s road network.

“We are proud and grateful that the French Ministry of Interior has extended its confidence in us with an additional order,” said Joris Lampe, chief commercial officer at Sensys Gatso Group AB. “The benefits of the in-vehicle system, shown in France, have gained much attention in the global market. This order confirms the strength of the concept.”

Through its Sensys Gatso Australia subsidiary, the Group has received an order worth US$650,000 (A$900,000) for new traffic safety systems from the Victorian Government.

The contract is for the supply and installation of new speed and red-light camera systems at selected intersection sites in the State of Victoria, with the deployments expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Sensys Gatso Australia’s managing director, Enzo Dri, commented, “The installation of new traffic safety system technology at the selected intersections will address the identified high accident risk profile at these locations. We are pleased to assist the State of Victoria to reduce injury and fatalities across the road network with our high integrity solutions.”

Through its Sensys Gatso USA subsidiary, the company has been awarded an automated speed enforcement program contract in New Richmond, Ohio. The expected sales over the five-year contract period is estimated at US$880,000. Sensys Gatso USA will deploy fixed combined red-light and speed camera systems and hand-held speed units to the New Richmond Police Department. Under this Managed Services contract, which has two, two-year extensions possible, the company will handle the camera deployment, maintenance, officer training, and the entire fulfilment process, including citations mailing and payment processing. Located 20 minutes southeast of Cincinnati, New Richmond is bisected by SR 52, a major state route carrying thousands of vehicles each day.

In May, the Iowa Supreme Court reversed the 2017 decision authorizing the Iowa Department of Transportation to regulate Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) cameras, so cities are now free to resume their programs. The City of Cedar Rapids has asked Sensys Gatso USA to prepare the I-380 speed cameras for reactivation, effective October 1. The company has kept the hardware installed and ready for reactivation at any point, minimizing restart efforts.

Rich Kosina, chief technical officer of Sensys Gatso USA, noted, “Navigating the S-curve portion of the I-380 through Cedar Rapids is a challenge for drivers and we hope the restart of the camera program will make the drive a little safer as drivers better comply with posted speed limits.”

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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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