Jenoptik acquires ESSA Technology

23/01/2017
Highways Reporters

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK has acquired ESSA Technology, a UK software developer specialising in police and enforcement back office solutions.

ESSA Technology interface real time vehicle information with operators’ data and objectives, through the use of powerful data mining and analysis tools. With a long history in back office (BOF) applications for ANPR, ESSA has recently collaboratively worked with Jenoptik on several innovative traffic monitoring and control applications, including police networks, Weigh In Motion (WIM), average speed enforcement and Red X monitoring, to name a few. The companies say synergies seen through this work led to an acquisition, bringing together ESSA’s data management expertise with the market leading ANPR and enforcement systems of Jenoptik.

Jenoptik last strengthened its position with the acquisition of Vysionics in the United Kingdom at the end of 2014. ESSA Technology will become part of Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK, bringing to the UK and international markets a wide range of end to end security, monitoring and enforcement applications.

Kevin Chevis, CEO of Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK commented, “The ITS market continues to grow rapidly, through an increased demand for smarter and safer environments. This requires the management of large quantities of ANPR data, and this is where ESSA excels. Now that ESSA are part of Jenoptik, we will be able to further develop the solutions we deliver to customers both in the UK and overseas, allowing us to offer the best roadside equipment and the best software tools for accessing and reviewing the data that is captured.“

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