Sensys Gatso wins 10-year contract for managed speed camera services in Ohio


The world’s largest traffic enforcement equipment supplier, the Sensys Gatso Group, through its subsidiary Gatso USA, has been selected to provide an automated speed enforcement program to an unnamed village in Ohio.

Sensys Gatso is taking over the village’s automated speed enforcement program from a previous service provider, and the 10-year contract has expected sales of US$700,000 annually, corresponding to US$7m over the agreement’s duration. The transition will take place in mid-February 2018, when Gatso USA will install and implement its own camera technology. Under the new contract, the company will be managing the entire speed program, from camera installation and maintenance, to citations mailing and payment handling using its proprietary Xilium back-office software platform. Adding to the growing list of Gatso’s managed services programs in Ohio, the village will use fixed speed devices to issue speeding citations at roadways currently experiencing high crash rates.

Gatso USA will be deploying its T-Series cameras, which take highly detailed still images and video of vehicles violating the posted speed limit. Violations are captured regardless of whether the vehicle is approaching the speed camera or receding from it and only one camera is required to enforce multiple lanes of traffic. Each set of violation images contains a ‘databar’ that details true speed as the vehicle passes the camera, and also provides important details such as the location of the camera, posted speed limit, and time of day, which help yield solid evidence for court challenges.

Andrew Noble, president of Gatso USA, commented, “We are looking forward to partnering with the village, where the police chief and village officials are enthusiastic about important traffic safety programs such as this one.”

The Sensys Gatso Group has also recently received an order worth €1.9m (US$2.2m) from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). The order includes spare parts for traffic speed and red-light safety cameras, that are expected to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. This new order has been placed in accordance with the original deployment contract that the Swedish Transport Administration signed with Sensys Gatso in July 2013, covering deliveries of several types of traffic safety cameras. According to official estimates, 20-30 lives are saved, and the number of serious injuries are reduced by 70 each year through the more than 1,500 traffic safety cameras deployed along the Swedish road network.

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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).