Our History

Vysionics has a long history in integrated ANPR solutions which stretches back to the very birth of ANPR. Through Computer Recognition Systems (CRS), we first invented ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) in collaboration with the Police Scientific Development Branch in 1979.

Speed Check Services (SCS) was created in 1999 to bring the SPECS average speed enforcement to market and worked as CRS’s marketing/delivery partner for this specialist solution.

In 2010, Vysionics was created following the acquisitions of CRS and Speed Check Services (SCS). Using over thirty years of practical experience, the latest generation of Vysionics ANPR systems use the very best in camera, processor, software and illumination technologies, providing general or application specific solutions for a huge variety of traffic monitoring tasks.

In 2013, the VECTOR integrated ANPR camera was launched, providing a highly capable, standard platform for the most challenging of ANPR projects.  VECTOR is the cornerstone of ongoing developments, with applications for civil & criminal enforcement, Police ANPR and private sector car park management & access control.

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions acquired Vysionics in November 2014. Vysionics market leading ANPR and average speed enforcement solutions will now benefit from exposure to the global market place, through Jenoptik's extensive network of regional offices and distributors. In addition, new devices and sensors are now available to the Vysionics development team, opening up a new range of enforcement and monitoring solutions.

In May 2016, Vysionics changed it's name to JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK.


JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK consistently leads the field, with a list of first to market achievements:

  • 1979 First ANPR reader, used at Dartford for stolen vehicle detection

  • 1983 First automatic plate detection ANPR system

  • 1989 First Origin/Destination ANPR based journey time measuring system

  • 1996 First ANPR security cordon for a major city (City of London ring of steel)

  • 1999 First Home Office Type Approved average speed enforcement system - SPECS

  • 2002 First ANPR based congestion charging system – the London congestion charge

  • 2009 First Vehicle Certification Agency approved bus lane enforcement system

  • 2009 First Home Office Type Approved networked average speed enforcement system

  • 2011 First re-deployable average speed enforcement system - SPECS3 POD

  • 2011 First rapid deployment average speed enforcement system - SPECS RD

  • 2012 First complete roadworks safety solution (SPECS, Journey Time & recovery CCTV)

  • 2014 First scanning radar system for red light enforcement to be recommended for HOTA


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