Kapsch TrafficCom AG is awarded two prizes

June 22, 2009

Press Release

Kapsch TrafficCom AG is awarded two prizes: important award for innovative traffic telematics solution in the USA and the Stock Exchange Prize in Austria

Kapsch TrafficCom AG was recently awarded by the well-known US traffic organisation, ITS merica for an innovative traffic telematics solution. ITS America awarded the “5.9 GHz Dedicated hort Range Communications (DSRC) Smart Road Technologies for Traffic Safety and Mobility” by Kapsch with the “Best Innovative Practice” prize. Specifically, the prize was awarded for the innovative Kapsch implementation of forty 5.9 GHz DSRC toll portals in New York City and New York State. Kapsch TrafficCom has been active in the USA since 2008. The ITS America award once again underscores the leading position of Kapsch TrafficCom as an internationally active vendor of innovative traffic telematics solutions.

“The ITS Award is the most important prize of its type – only this programme honours the most innovative, efficient and influential achievements in the industry worldwide”, explains Erwin Toplak, Management Board Member of Kapsch TrafficCom AG. “We are pleased that this coveted award honours our performance in the field of 5.9 GHz DSRC networks for improving the safety, reliability and
infrastructure of US roads”.

Kapsch TrafficCom has been active in the USA since 2008. In the previous year, the company completed the testing of a 5.9 GHz DSRC telematics test station in the vicinity of Denver, Colorado, with impressive success. Kapsch TrafficCom received the latest award for its innovative implementation of forty 5.9 GHz DSRC telematics stations in New York City and New York State in a demonstration installation. These telematics stations communicate with on-board units, which are located in the vehicles and contribute to improving traffic safety, mobility and environmental compatibility. The architecture used enables the operation of more than 20 applications from the fields of safety, mobility, toll payment and toll information. The 5.9 GHz DSRC system from Kapsch TrafficCom was introduced at the ITS America Annual General Meeting 2009, which was held from 1 – 3 June 2009 at the Gaylord National Convention Center.

“With 5.9 GHz DSRC, intelligent transport solutions achieve a new technological dimension that significantly increases the benefit for the user”, says Scott Belcher, President of ITS America. “Kapsch is the driving force when it comes to launching high-performance 5.9 GHz DSRC applications for safety, mobility and payment infrastructure on the global markets. As traffic services in the USA are continuously gaining in importance, we expect improved transport infrastructure to provide the market with more safety, among other things”.

At about the same time, Kapsch TrafficCom achieved second place in the Small and Mid Cap Prize category of the Vienna Stock Exchange Prize. This prize evaluates companies that are listed on the ATX Prime Index and distinguish themselves particularly positively with regard to criteria such as reporting, investor relations and technical market factors.

Kapsch TrafficCom is an international provider of innovative traffic telematics systems. Kapsch TrafficCom develops and supplies mainly electronic toll systems (Electronic Toll Collection – ETC), especially Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) ETC systems, and offers the technical and commercial operation of these systems. In addition, Kapsch TrafficCom offers traffic management solutions that focus on traffic safety and traffic influencing, electronic access control systems and parking space management. With more than 220 customer references worldwide in 36 countries on all five continents, with a total of more than fourteen million OBUs and nearly 12,000 equipped road lanes, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the global market leaders of ETC systems. Kapsch TrafficCom has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 22 countries.

Vienna, 19th June 2009

For further information:
Brigitte Herdlicka
Public Relations & Sponsoring
Kapsch Group
Phone: +43 (0) 50 811 1710
1120 Vienna, Am Europlatz 2
E-Mail: [email protected]

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