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Lithuania's national speed monitoring program in full swing

Lithuania's largest national program for speed monitoring was commissioned into operation in December 2009. Completion took less than 15 months

(PresseBox) (Jena, ) In Lithuania approx. 750 people die every year in traffic accidents and around 8,000 are injured on the country's roads. 150 speed monitoring systems from the Jenoptik Traffic Solutions division are now making their contribution towards reducing the number of accidents in Lithuania. The images created by the digital camera system show the vehicle, registration number as well as the driver and also record the speed, date and time, location and direction of travel. In this context the extremely precise radar sensor readings ensure that the speed is calculated properly. Breaches of the speed limits are automatically transmitted using stateoftheart, wireless communication technology to the processing center of the Lithuanian Police where they are processed at 20 workstations with the help of highly efficient software modules from Jenoptik. In order to minimize the damage caused by vandalism the equipment, which is often located in deserted areas, is fitted with electronic security systems that immediately report any incidents to the police.

The ten year full service agreement of the Jenoptik partners Viltechna UAB and Fima UAB covers the operation of the systems including service and maintenance as well as securing the data transfer from the roadside to the police control center. Thanks to its comprehensive portfolio of technology and services Jenoptik is making its contribution towards the success of the project.

Jenoptik has already maintained a presence in Lithuania for several years through its Traffic Solutions division. Earlier generations of stationary and mobile systems as well as laser systems for mobile traffic monitoring, amongst other things, have already been in use in the country. This project has also enabled the Thuringiabased optoelectronics group to continue expanding its position in Eastern Europe as a leading provider of stateoftheart monitoring systems.


Jenoptik is a leading provider in the development, manufacturing and marketing of components and systems for the traffic safety technology. Speed measurement and red light monitoring systems, some of which are also operated by the company itself, are contributing towards greater road traffic safety throughout the world. Its product portfolio also includes components for automatically recording toll violations, comprehensive systems and services relating to all aspects of road traffic (for example for monitoring entries, exits and transit ways and for recording wanted vehicles) plus OEM products.

With its entry into the traffic service providing market in North America in 2006, the Jenoptik Group has been covering every aspect of the traffic safety process chain - from system development, production and installation of the monitoring infrastructure, image capture and their automated processing, through to issuing citations and collecting the fines as the system operator.

Its presence in more than 60 countries makes the division by far the global market leader in photographic traffic monitoring, with origins going back to what is today Robot Visual Systems, founded in 1933, with headquarters in Monheim near Düsseldorf.