Amsterdam / Vienna, 28 March 2012 – Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded the Intertraffic Innovation Award in the "Safety" category for its new tunnel safety product Automatic Camera Calibration (ACC) at Intertraffic Amsterdam, one of the world’s biggest trade exhibitions for traffic infrastructure, traffic management, road safety and parking, held in Amsterdam.
The new tunnel safety product, ACC, beat numerous other entries to win by virtue of its extraordinary speed, precision, cost-efficient and the unambiguous safety aspect. With ACC, Kapsch presents a revolutionary and simple way of calibrating tunnel cameras within the scope of the Incident Detection System 2.0. "The calibration of detection cameras in tunnels used to be expensive and time-intensive. With ACC, this process has been optimised in various ways. The award at Intertraffic in Amsterdam reflects the interest of visitors in the tunnel safety products of Kapsch," said a delighted Marcus Braun, Product Manager Video & Sensor Solutions at Kapsch.
Innovative thinking evaluated by high-ranking jury
Smart and innovative thinking is rewarded with the annually presented Intertraffic Innovation Award. An international jury evaluates the entries following extensive analysis and consultation. The prize is given in five categories: Infrastructure, ITS Traffic Management, Safety, Parking and Smart Mobility. Amongst the jury are Fred C. M. Wegman – Managing Director of the Netherlands Road Safety Research Institute, and Nick Bradley – Editor in Chief at Traffic Technology International, UKIP Media & Events Ltd.
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of high-performance intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the application fields of toll collection, urban access management and traffic safety and security. Kapsch TrafficCom covers the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop by providing products and components as well as subsystems as open market products, by integrating them into turnkey systems or by developing end-to-end solutions, including services for the technical and commercial operations of systems. Within its current core business of electronic toll collection (ETC), Kapsch TrafficCom designs, builds and operates ETC systems, in particular for multi-lane free-flow traffic. With 280 references in 41 countries on all five continents and with almost 70 million on-board units delivered and about 18,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the internationally recognized suppliers of electronic toll collection worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 30 countries.
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