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Jenoptik Expands Traffic Safety System in Canada

Photonics Spectra
Sep 2016
TORONTO — Jenoptik AG has reported that its Traffic Solutions Division received the order to continue and to expand the operation of digital camera systems for red-light monitoring in Canada.

A new contract between the Jenoptik subsidiary Traffipax LLC and the City of Toronto, Ontario, will continue 10 years of successful cooperation from 2017 onward. The contract will run for a period of five years starting on Jan. 1, 2017 and includes an optional extension for another five years. Negotiations will be started soon with seven other municipalities in Canada’s Ontario province, Jenoptik said.

In the City of Toronto, Jenoptik will install 79 additional digital camera systems for red-light monitoring until the end of this year. Under the new series of agreements, the scope of supply is expected to increase to about 250 systems with the other municipalities participating. These systems will be used for replacing existing sites as well as for establishing additional ones. According to Jenoptik, the contract value for the first five years totals an amount in the mid double-digit million euro range.

A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
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