VECTOR SR, a new Spot Speed camera from Jenoptik has achieved Home Office Type Approval  - 3rd April 2019

Following extensive research and development, Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK are delighted to announce the VECTOR SR has achieved HOTA, passing rigorous evaluation and testing required to allow it to be operated as an unattended enforcement device for the measurement of vehicle speeds.

Jenoptik are best known in the UK for their highly successful SPECS average speed enforcement cameras, which are now used at more than 150 sites across the UK. In responding to customer demand, the VECTOR SR solution was developed as a complementary enforcement device for the measurement of 'spot speeds'. Where vehicle speeds need to be managed over a short section of raod, VECTOR SR provides a practical and cost effective solution, allowing those responsible for road safety to address collision hot spots, whilst also providing a practical alternative for obselete 'wet film' camera sites.

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Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK open a new head office in Camberley, Surrey.  - 6th November 2018

The new office at Watchmoor Park, Camberley is more than just a new building - it brings together two previously separate offices and represents an opportunity for UK based staff to work together in more efficient, enjoyable ways.

Jenoptik has continued to expand its presence in the UK, whilst also supporting and growing international business through our divisional offices overseas. An important part of this strategy was the desire to bring together the Frimley and Wokingham offices under one roof, which was achieved with the Camberley office opening for business on Monday 29th October.

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Old Dalkeith Road average speed cameras transform driver behaviour. - 7th September 2018

There has been a significant improvement in driver behavious and speed limit compliance since Scotland's first urban average speed camera (ASC) system went live on Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh one year ago. Jenoptik's SPECS3 VECTOR system was introduced to improve road safety on the route, reduce the number of collisions and encourage motorists to drive within the speed limit.

Since the ASC went live on Old Dalkeith Road there are on average only 2 offences recorded per day. This is a significant improvement in driver behavious, considering 3 in every 5 vehicles were speeding prior to the installation of ASC. In addition, during the last year there have been no injury collisions reported on Old Dalkeith Road within the area covered by the average speed camera system.

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NMi type approval for the Netherlands awarded to Jenoptik's VECTOR P2P sytem. - 15th August 2018

VECTOR P2P is Jenoptik's latest average speed solution, based around the successful SPECS family of cameras, used at hundreds of routes across the UK. It has now been awared NMi approval, allowing it to be operated as a live enforcement system.

Average speed, or P2P enforcement is becoming an increasingly important tool used to keep roads and highways safe. Jenoptik's VECTOR P2P is the bery latest device to achieve NMi homologation, allowing it to be used for automated enforcement in the Netherlands, as well as other European and international jurisdictions which accept this certification from the Dutch National Institute of Metrology (NMi).

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Transport Scotland release A90 installation data. - 24th January 2018

Transport Scotland have just released early data for the A90 scheme, where 80km of permanent SPECS cameras are installed on this strategic route.

The report shows that since installation of the scheme:

  • 99% of drivers are compliant with the speed limit - up from 40%
  • 1 in 5,000 drivers at 10mph above the speed limit - down from 1 in 5
  • Harmonised speeds along the route length, not just compliance at the camera locations

The data in this report demonstrates how the installation of average speed as part of a speed & casualty reduction scheme has a positive impact on driver behaviour.

Further details of the report can be found here: https://www.transport.gov.scot/news/a90-average-speed-cameras-transform-driver-behaviour/      


PACTS Road Safety Report 2017. - 20th November 2017

PACTS (Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety) recently held a Speed Summit and subsequently published a report covering interventions that are known to work in improving road safety and casualty reduction. 

The report includes information around the 2016 RAC Foundation research into average speed, along with a report into the effectiveness of the casualty reduction scheme on the A9 in Scotland, for which Jenoptik's SPECS average speed solution was used along the 220 kilometre route. 

The full PACTS Road Safety Report 2017 can be found here


The 100th permanent SPECS installation goes live. - 6th November 2017

The B6232 Grane Road, Lancashire, is the 100th route to benefit from the operation of Jenoptik’s SPECS Average Speed Enforcement cameras.

SPECS3 VECTOR cameras are now operational for enforcement between Junction 5 of the M65 near Belthorn through to the A56 at Haslingden, covering eight kilometres of rural road with a significant collision and casualty history.  Highly conspicuous, passively safe columns supported by ‘Average Speed Check’ signs have been used throughout the route to ensure that drivers are aware that their average speed is being monitored.  In addition, unique 

VECTOR IR (Infra-Red) floodlighting provides clear night time images, even where there is no visible street lighting.

More information about Lancashire’s SPECS average speed cameras can be found on the constabulary website: https://www.lancashire.police.uk/help-advice/road-safety/average-speed-cameras/(link is external)

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Jenoptik launches new products at Traffex, stand B22. - 17th February 2017

JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK will be attending the Traffex show, introducing the innovative new VECTOR SR system, alongside their full range of advanced ANPR solutions. Jenoptik will be showing a wide range of current and future technologies, including:

  • VECTOR SR – launching the new spot speed and red light product
  • SPECS3 VECTOR – the most widely used average speed enforcement system
  • VECTOR – introducing the latest versions of the highly successful ANPR camera
  • ESSA BOF – demonstrations of the powerful Back Office software tools

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Jenoptik acquires ESSA Technology. - 20th January 2017

JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK (a part of the Jenoptik Group) has acquired all shares in ESSA Technology, a UK software developer specialising in Police and enforcement back office solutions. 

ESSA Technology interface real time vehicle information with operators’ data and objectives, through the use of powerful data mining and analysis tools.  With a long history in back office (BOF) applications for ANPR, ESSA has recently collaboratively worked with Jenoptik on several innovative traffic monitoring and control applications, including Police networks, Weigh In Motion (WIM), Average Speed Enforcement and Red X monitoring, to name a few.  

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Lancashire chooses SPECS3 VECTOR average speed enforcement cameras from Jenoptik for eight routes through the county. - 9th January 2017

EIGHT routes where thirteen people have lost their lives in road accidents in almost six years (01/01/2011 to 01/10/2016) are being targeted in a bid to cut down on the number of casualties. The routes across Lancashire have seen a total of four hundred and six casualties with sixty two people suffering serious or life changing injuries since 2011. 

Jenoptik’s SPECS3 VECTOR cameras have been selected and installation work will begin on Monday 9 January on the first route, the A6 London Road, Preston, between the Capitol Centre (Winery Road) and Albyn Street East, with enforcement likely to begin around March. The seven other routes will have a staggered installation period with all cameras in force by the end of 2017.

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SPECS average speed enforcement cameras contribute to two prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards. - 16th December 2016

Two routes that have previously been given the title of “most dangerous” roads have this week scooped awards for their significant casualty reductions.  JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK supplied SPECS cameras to both the A9 Safety Group and the A537 Cat and Fiddle, contributing to the road safety improvements recognized by the judging panel.

SPECS cameras are now widely proven to have a demonstrable and consistent influence on driver behavior, driving down casualties through compliance with posted speed limits and a harmonisation of vehicle speeds where they are installed. 

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Independent research proves that SPECS average speed cameras significantly reduce casualties wherever they are used. - 30th September 2016

The RAC Foundation, supported by Road Safety Analysis has recently published results from a detailed study into the effectiveness of average speed cameras, looking at 25 years of data covering dozens of UK routes.

Significant casualty reductions are seen where average speed enforcement has been used, with SPECS cameras supplied by JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK installed at 98% of the sites studied by this research.

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Vysionics has achieved Home Office Type Approval for VECTOR LX. - 17th June 2015

VECTOR LX is a Red Light Enforcement system to detect and enforce red light offences at level crossings, developed by Vysionics for Network Rail.

Level crossings account for the majority of public fatalities that occur on the rail network, so Network Rail undertook a development project to reduce this risk through a number of targeted measures.  This included the development of a new Home Office Type Approved (HOTA) device that allows for automatic, unattended enforcement of vehicles that misuse level crossings.  VECTOR LX was awarded HOTA certification in February 2015 and is now operational at sites across the UK; the first ever non-invasive solution to achieve unattended enforcement approval.

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A SPECS3 average speed system helps the A9 Safety Group to secure a prestigious road safety award. - 10th June 2015

http://www.jenoptik.co.uk/sites/vysionics.vmdrupal04.lablateral.com/files/resize/images/shared/ciht_awards_2015_medal_small-99x150.jpgThe A9 Safety Group has won the CIHT John Smart Road Safety Award, for a range of interventions along more than 200km of carriageway, including the implementation of 50 SPECS3 average speed cameras, supplied by Vysionics.

The A9 SPECS3 installation has been in operation since October 2014, and is already delivering impressive changes to driver behaviour.  Whilst it is still too early to report on casualty analysis, key performance indicators are already demonstrating that drivers have improved the way they use the route, which should ultimately make it safer.

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For a glimpse into the future of ANPR enforcement, visit TRAFFEX 2015. - 19th February 2015

http://www.jenoptik.co.uk/sites/vysionics.vmdrupal04.lablateral.com/files/resize/images/shared/vector_lores-173x150.jpgVisit us on stand B22, together with JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions.

Vysionics are long established as leaders in ANPR and average speed enforcement technology, with TRAFFEX being the perfect opportunity to showcase our latest solutions.  Following our acquisition by Jenoptik in November 2014, visitors will be able to see an even wider range of cutting edge and innovative technologies on display.              

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Europe’s longest enforcement scheme shows an encouraging start. - 26th January 2015

http://www.jenoptik.co.uk/sites/vysionics.vmdrupal04.lablateral.com/files/resize/images/shared/photos/specs3_on_the_a9-230x151.jpgA 220km long SPECS average speed enforcement scheme on the A9, Scotland, is already delivering fewer casualties, improved journey reliability and better driver behaviour.

A Vysionics supplied point to point enforcement system was installed between Dunblane and Inverness, covering 220 kilometres of road along this beautiful but notorious Scottish route.  This intervention will remain in place until the route is dualled, which is targeted for completion in 2025.  The first set of data illustrating how these speed cameras have influenced driver behaviour on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness has been published today.                                            

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SPECS3 route enforcement scheme scoops prestigious road safety award. - 26th November 2014

http://www.jenoptik.co.uk/sites/vysionics.vmdrupal04.lablateral.com/files/images/users/Timo/a614_award_-_small.jpgA SPECS average speed camera scheme has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, for a highly effective casualty reduction scheme on the A614 in Nottinghamshire.

The Vysionics supplied average speed enforcement scheme was implemented to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the A614, a 21km long route and one of the county’s busiest roads.  Following the introduction of these measures, casualties overall have reduced by more than 54%.  The number of people being seriously injured has been reduced by almost 50% and -- most significantly -- there have been no fatalities.                                                                              

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Vysionics Acquired by Jenoptik. - 17th November 2014 

The international leader in enforcement technology has bought Vysionics, the UK based ANPR and average speed enforcement experts.

This acquisition by Jenoptik opens a new chapter for Vysionics, with a strong parent company allowing further expansion into international markets as well as introducing a range of new products to the buoyant UK ITS sector.                                                                                                                                                                

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SPECS3 VECTOR Achieves Type Approval. - 25th July 2014 

http://www.jenoptik.co.uk/sites/vysionics.vmdrupal04.lablateral.com/files/resize/images/shared/photos/vector_on_bracket_medium-150x150.jpgSPECS3 VECTOR has now achieved Home Office Type Approval (HOTA) and can be used for the enforcement of average speed offences.

SPECS3 VECTOR is the latest addition to the highly successful SPECS family of averagespeed enforcement devices. Unlike earlier SPECS platforms, SPECS3 VECTOR is a fully integrated camera unit with all of the camera, processing and communications modules built into a single, elegant housing.

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SPECS3 Installation on the A614 Delivers Real Benefits. - 8th May 2014 

http://www.jenoptik.co.uk/sites/vysionics.vmdrupal04.lablateral.com/files/images/shared/photos/specs3_a614_0.jpgA SPECS average speed camera scheme (the first ever contract awarded through the GPS Traffic Management Technology framework) is delivering real benefits to the A614 in Nottinghamshire. 

In January 2012, Nottinghamshire County Council ordered a SPECS3 average speed enforcement solution from Vysionics ITS for the A614, in order to address the serious collision and casualty history seen along a 21km section of road. Whilst Nottinghamshire had considerable experience in the effective use of SPECS cameras, this was the first time that the Government Procurement Service or GPS (now called Crown Commercial Services) Traffic Management Technology (TMT) framework was used to procure such a solution.

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