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Newsletter Traffic Technology 01/2014

Dear readers,

Welcome to the latest VITRONIC traffic technology newsletter. In this issue we take a look at the new VITRONIC website and review the Intertraffic in Amsterdam. The newsletter also features recent test results by the Dubai Traffic Police which show that POLISCAN SPEED is significantly more effective than radar plus more news on POLISCAN type approvals and the use of mobile speed enforcement in Queensland, Australia. For the readers interested in road user charging we have included two articles by VITRONIC experts on how tolling solutions can benefit from a flexible technology approach.

VITRONIC wishes you pleasant reading.

A new look for

VITRONIC has relaunched its website. The new home page has a fresh, modern design, a clear navigation structure, and prominent social media integration. For easy access important news items about VITRONIC, our products, and current trade shows are now bundled right on the starting page.

The VITRONIC traffic technology section on the new website is divided into the two major applications Traffic Enforcement and Toll and Vehicle Identification. The individual pages within these two sections allow users to get in-depth information about the scope of applications of  VITRONIC traffic technology covering speed and red light enforcement, automatic number plate recognition, and tolling solutions for motorways and urban environments. Each application is assigned to the appropriate products, so that visitors can easily find out which technology will suit their specific requirements. The new VITRONIC website can be accessed at We are looking forward to your visit.

Review: VITRONIC @ Intertraffic Amsterdam

Four days and 25,000 traffic professionals; when the Intertraffic Amsterdam closed its doors on March 28th it was clear why it is the most important Traffic Technology show on the planet. Right in the center of Hall 1 VITRONIC showcased a preview of the next generation in LIDAR speed enforcement as a world first: The system currently codenamed POLISCAN X combines VITRONIC`s best-in-class measurement technology with innovative new features resulting from the customer feedback of more than 5.000 systems installed worldwide.

But that sneak preview into the future of speed enforcement was not the only highlight VITRONIC brought to the show. POLISCAN CONNECT is a new software solution that allows faster and more convenient processing of case files straight into the back office. In addition, POLISCAN CONNECT minimizes downtimes by offering an online monitoring of connected POLISCAN devices in real time.

VITRONIC also displayed a new City Design Housing developed for high temperature regions. The new variant of VITRONIC`s design classic for stationary traffic enforcement does not require active cooling which significantly lowers operational costs by reducing power consumption and maintenance effort.

If you were unable to attend the Intertraffic Amsterdam or want more information on POLISCAN CONNECT or the new City Design Housing please click on the respective links. If you are interested in POLISCAN X please contact your VITRONIC sales representative or write an email to


Dubai Traffic Police: “PoliScan 6x more efficient than radar”

If you find this hard to believe, then just ask the Dubai Traffic Police. In recent tests the local authorities compared VITRONIC POLISCAN SPEED enforcement systems to radar technology as part of a program to better enforce tailgaiting. According to officials, the results proved that LIDAR based VITRONIC systems are six times more efficient than conventional radar technologies.To enforce tailgaiting, which is a major cause of traffic related deaths and injuries, the Dubai Traffic Police intends to install 50 of the stationary POLISCAN systems now dubbed the  “Supercam” by Dubai media. The full press release with links to the original article on can be found here.

Tolling: The F-factor

How can you realize free-flow tolling solutions that are customized to operator and infrastructure requirements while at the same time minimize costs for deployment and operation? The answer is a flexible technology approach. What a flexible approach looks like and how exactly road operators can benefit from the ‘F-factor’, is explored in two articles in the recent issues of Tolltrans and Tolling Review.

In the first arcticle, VITRONIC`s Patrick Schulze explains the general concept and how modular and scalable systems allow for a broad range of deployment scenarios. The article also goes into the operational benefits of a plattform based design. The second article by John Yalda and Matthias Prick explores how the flexible approach can be used to design free-flow tolling systems for road infrastructure where a gantry-based solution might be inefficient. Both articles can be accessed online through the links below:

General overview in Tolltrans

Flexible tolling on rural roads in Tolling Review

Go East: PoliScan type approval in Poland, Belarus and Kazakhstan

Last June the VITRONIC Group founded the VITRONIC Machine Vision Nordic East, a new subsidiary to better support our customers in Northern Europe and further develop the markets in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Now, less than a year later, POLISCAN SPEED has received type approval in three more countries: Poland, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

The new approvals not only confirm the effectiveness and reliability of the LIDAR based POLISCAN SPEED measuring system by three more recognized national metrology institutions, they also help to increase road safety in these rapidly developing countries. If you have any inquiries about VITRONIC products in the Nordic Eastern markets please contact our branch office at

PoliScan Down Under

The days of costly and tedious wet film development are numbered in the northeast of Australia. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has recently decided to modernize its current mobile fleet of speed enforcement devices with POLISCAN SPEED systems. The agreement was preceded by a comprehensive tender during which VITRONIC systems outperformed competitive systems in real traffic applications. Along with the speed enforcement systems, the contract also involves vehicle integration and the new POLISCAN CONNECT software. POLISCAN CONNECT prepares the case data from POLISCAN systems, verifies and transfers it to the case processing software. VITRONIC and the QPS have already commenced with the POLISCAN CONNECT integration phase and the first systems will be deployed in 2014. More information on the QPS`s decision for POLISCAN SPEED mobile can be found here.

VITRONIC at a trade fair near you

•    ITS World Congress, Detroit, 7 – 8 September, Booth 607