Germany's Physical Technical Institute (PTB) in Brunswick has approved Jenoptik's TraffiStar S350 laser scanner system for the German market. With this approval the Traffic Solutions division reached a milestone in stationary speed monitoring. For the first time it will be possible to provide police and local authorities in Germany with a stationary speed measuring system that works without the need for piezo-electric sensors or induction loops incorporated into the road surface. Instead, vehicle speed is obtained with contact-free or non-invasive sensors.
"With the approval of the laser scanner system Jenoptik is the only manufacturer in the world offering all important sensor technologies for traffic monitoring. This allows Jenoptik to offer its customers in Germany and the rest of the world customized technologically flexible solutions," says Michael Mertin, CEO of JENOPTIK AG.
The TraffiStar S350 laser scanner system can be used in road bends, unclear or obscured road situations as well as in tunnels without restrictions. Of course, the system can distinguish between cars and trucks. It is also possible to set different photo trigger limits for each lane and each vehicle class.
Error-free matching of the calculated speed and the relevant vehicle is documented by marking of the measured vehicle in the image. This marking is a frame overlaid on the image with the correct perspective. It also contains a field showing the measured speed. It is therefore possible to clearly and unambiguously visualize the association between the recorded vehicle, the marking frame and the speed value.
A significant unique selling proposition of the new product is the short measuring distance of only ten meters. Since the distance between the end of the measuring field and the position of the vehicle at the time of taking the picture cannot be more than five meters, matching errors due to lane changes, for example, are ruled out.
The TraffiStar S350 laser scanner system is integrated into the TraffiTower 2.0 design housing specially made for this purpose. This allows the system to be used in a wide range of applications. Depending on requirements, it is possible to monitor both driving directions and several lanes simultaneously, either from the side of the road or from the center divider. The camera and flash technologies developed by Jenoptik guarantee excellent image quality for the correct recognition of drivers and license plates.