Kapsch: Electronic Tolling System in Belarus to be extended after successful launch

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Vienna/Minsk, January 2, 2014 – The Electronic Tolling System implemented by Kapsch TrafficCom in Belarus will be extended in January 2014. Since launching commercially in August 2013, the tolling system has had an enormous impact in Belarus, with the number of registered users to date standing at approximately 160,000. Therefore, because of the high usage, the system has been extended by 118 km from January 1st 2014.

The January expansion covers a segment of the M-4 Minsk to Mogilev road. This extension will mean that the total length of the Kapsch operated toll roads in Belarus will increase to 933 km. The expansion will mean the installation of 11 additional tolling and enforcement gantries. There will also be an additional two new customer service points opened in the Minsk region along the tolling route, both with 24/7 opening hours.

Kapsch TrafficCom received the order for the implementation and operation of a nationwide electronic toll collection system in Belarus in February 2012. The system is based on dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) and operations are scheduled for a period of 20 years. Since the commercial launch of Electronic Tolling in summer 2013, the number of monthly transactions has risen to 169,000 in November 2013, hitting a peak of 176,000 in October 2013. The multi-national aspect also been demonstrated by the various nationalities using the System. Vehicles from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and Russia have all registered for the Tolling System.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the application fields of road user charging, urban access and parking, road safety enforcement, commercial vehicle operations, electronic vehicle registration, traffic management and V2X cooperative systems. Kapsch TrafficCom covers with end-to-end solutions the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop, from components and subsystems to their integration and operation. The solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom help to provide funding for infrastructure projects, to increase traffic safety, to optimize traffic flow, and to reduce environmental pollution from traffic. The core business is to design, build and operate electronic toll collection systems for multi-lane free-flow traffic. References in 43 countries on all continents make Kapsch TrafficCom a recognized supplier of electronic toll collection worldwide. As part of the Kapsch Group, a family-owned Austrian technology group founded in 1892, Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, has subsidiaries and representative offices in 33 countries, has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (KTCG) since 2007, and generated with more than 3,000 employees revenues of EUR 488.9 million in fiscal year 2012/13.

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Press contact:

Katharina Riedl
Spokesperson
Kapsch AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 50811 1705
E-mail katharina.riedl@kapsch.net

Investor contact:

Marcus Handl
Investor Relations Officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 50811 1120
E-mail ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net

 

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