Kapsch wins contract for 3 million on-board units

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Vienna, April 28, 2014 – In the next four years, Kapsch TrafficCom will deliver on-board units (OBUs) for electronic toll collection to Chile, Denmark, France and Spain. The framework contracts include the supply of at least three million of the latest generation on-board units.

“Our intensive efforts in recent years are now bearing fruit. In the past six months, we were able to open new and strategically important markets for us,” explains André Laux, Executive Board Member of Kapsch TrafficCom AG. The main reason for the commissioning of Kapsch were besides years of experience, above all, the cost efficiency, the logistics services offered and the unmatched delivery capacity thanks to multiple production sites.

Evolutionary design and high usability

Kapsch provides OBUs based on CEN (European Committee for Standardization) DSRC (Dedicated short-range communication) technology for both lane based and open road toll collection applications. Thanks to evolutionary design approach, the new generation of Kapsch’ OBUs are 50 percent smaller and lighter, more powerful, user-friendlier and greener. Through reduced use of material, lower weight for transport and lower energy consumption it has a minimized environmental footprint. Technologically, the product is also compatible with older versions. This allows a user friendly and easy to carry out upgrade, from the older generation of OBUs to the new.

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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