Kapsch TrafficCom launches 5.9 GHz DSRC Tolling Equipment at ITS America Annual Meeting 2010

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Kapsch TrafficCom introduced its tolling equipment based on the 5.9 GHz DSRC WAVE technology platform at the ITS America Annual Meeting 2010 in Houston, Texas. The 5.9 GHz based tolling transponder TS3304 and the transceiver TRX 9450E bring tolling and additional ITS applications in unmatched performance, speed and accuracy to the market.

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We are very excited to present our cutting edge equipment to the industry that shows our tolling solutions are ready to go and available today in the U.S. Market

Kapsch TrafficCom introduced its tolling equipment based on the 5.9 GHz DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communication) WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicular Environment) technology platform at the ITS America Annual Meeting 2010 in Houston, Texas. The 5.9 GHz based tolling transponder TS3304 and the transceiver TRX 9450E bring tolling and additional ITS applications in unmatched performance, speed and accuracy to the market. In addition, the 5.9 GHz equipment is the only tolling platform that delivers banking-grade security at the lane level. Kapsch TrafficCom has been leading the efforts to drive the development of the 5.9 GHz DSRC WAVE platform in the United States and the company is a leading provider for end2end solutions in tolling and ITS worldwide.

“We are very excited to present our cutting edge equipment to the industry that shows our tolling solutions are ready to go and available today in the U.S. Market,” says Richard Arce, Managing Director of Kapsch TrafficCom U.S. Corp.

One key element of Kapsch TrafficCom’s tolling solution is the TS3304 transponder, a lightweight compact on board unit that features full read/write capabilities. The transponder is fully compliant with the emerging IEEE 802.11p and 1609 standards for WAVE and ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) and features driver feedback functionality. The TS3304/01 model features a self-declaration capability. Pressing a button on the transponder enables the declaration of the number of passengers, which activates a corresponding visual signal via LEDs. Kapsch is also presenting the TRX 9450E transceiver at the 2010 ITS America Annual Meeting. This new generation roadside infrastructure device enables wireless communication based on 5.9 GHz DSRC with on-board units offering a significant increase in accuracy in high-speed open road tolling.

The introduced components enable also a high increase in localization capability, meaning the system can tell exactly in which lane a particular transponder is travelling at any time. This capability paired with the self-declaration feature of the transponder makes the Kapsch system the perfect solution for High Occupancy Tolling (HOT) environment.

“Our 5.9 GHz DSRC based products enable tolling systems for a variety of applications with unmatched performance when it comes to accuracy and localization capability. They are a great extension to our end2end portfolio as a tolling solution provider and we are looking forward to working together and create successful partnerships with our respective clients throughout the U.S. to implement 5.9 GHz DSRC based tolling”, says Richard Arce.

Kapsch TrafficCom is active in the U.S. through its subsidiaries in Sterling, VA and Carlsbad, CA where it operates one of its four engineering competence centers. Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of innovative ITS solutions. Its principle business is the development and supply of electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, in particular for open road tolling (ORT) and the technical and commercial operation of such systems. Kapsch TrafficCom also supplies traffic management systems, with a focus on road safety and traffic control, and electronic access systems and parking management. With more than 230 reference projects in 38 countries, over 16 million on-board units (OBUs) and over 12,400 equipped lanes, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the leading suppliers of ETC systems worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in over 20 countries.

For more information please contact:

Peter Aczel
Coordination Manager Marketing & Public Relations
Kapsch TrafficCom U.S. Corp
21515 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 290 |Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: +1 703-885-1976
Mobile: +1 202 341 2292
Email: peter.aczel (at) kapsch (dot) net | Web: http://www.kapsch.us

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