Kapsch Launches 5.9 GHz DSRC Module for On-Board Communications Systems

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matters. Once 5.9 GHz modules such as eWAVE are integrated with consumer vehicles, there will be many applications developed to make this a robust onboard communications device. The tolling industry is just one sector that already understands the active-safety and mobility benefits of 5.9 GHz and the long-term need to communicate with every vehicle on the road.

Kapsch TrafficCom Inc., international supplier of innovative road traffic telematics solutions, today launched its eWAVE Embedded WAVE module, a compact 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) wireless module designed for integration into on-board and roadside 5.9GHz DSRC communication systems.

The eWAVE offers an unprecedented value proposition to auto suppliers, truck original equipment makers, third party integrators and allow faster development of the products supporting Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) applications. It is ideal for testing and integration of the VII 5.9GHz DSRC based applications including:

  •     Vehicle on-board diagnostic and prognostic
  •     Vehicle Infrastructure Integration testing
  •     Vehicle safety and integrated communication systems
  •     Commercial vehicle applications
  •     ePayment systems

"5.9 GHz DSRC technology remains the only technology solution suitable to address active safety and time critical mobility applications," said Justin McNew, CTO of Kapsch TrafficCom Inc. "The eWAVE offers an unprecedented level of integration of the 5.9GHz band which makes its deployable in various markets where "size" matters. Once 5.9 GHz modules such as eWAVE are integrated with consumer vehicles, there will be many applications developed to make this a robust onboard communications device. The tolling industry is just one sector that already understands the active-safety and mobility benefits of 5.9 GHz and the long-term need to communicate with every vehicle on the road."

Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of innovative road traffic telematics solutions. Its principle business is the development and supply of electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, in particular for open road tolling (ORT) / multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) and high occupancy tolling (HOT), 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 200 reference projects in over 30countries in Europe, Australia, Latin America, in the Middle-East, in the Asian/Pacific region and in South Africa with almost 13 million on-board units (OBUs) and over 11,000 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 20 countries. In the U.S., Kapsch TrafficCom has offices in Carlsbad, CA and Sterling, VA.

For further information:
Janine McGraw
Phone +1.760.317.0644
E-mail: janine.mcgraw @ kapsch.net

Brigitte Herdlicka
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 811 1705
E-Mail: brigitte.herdlicka @ kapsch.net

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