20 January 2017

Jenoptik acquires ESSA Technology

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK (a part of the Jenoptik Group) has acquired all shares in ESSA Technology, a UK software developer specializing 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 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.“ 


About JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions UK

Vysionics, the UK based ANPR and average speed enforcement experts were in November 2014 acquired by Jenoptik, international leaders in enforcement technology. From June 2016, the company name was changed to Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK.
Further information can be found at: www.jenoptik.co.uk/about-us/name-change

SPECS average speed enforcement cameras have been in use from 2000 with more than 85 permanent sites and 400 temporary roadworks installations operated.
For more information, please contact Geoff Collins, Sales & Marketing Director
Tel: 0118 313 0333, Email: geoff.collins@jenoptik.com

About ESSA Technology

ESSA have long been a trusted partner to government and security agencies, with a track record of developing cutting edge number plate recognition applications, in particular its industry leading Back Office (BOF). ESSA was founded more than 30 years ago and today offers the most sophisticated and powerful systems available to track and analyse traffic.

ESSA has the capacity to deliver and maintain large scale, high profile ANPR systems as well as tailor solutions to very specific needs, drawing on the strengths of a highly skilled software development and core engineering division.
For more information on ESSA products please contact:
Tel. 01752 848094 info@essatechnology.com

About Jenoptik and its Traffic Solutions division

As an integrated photonics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Optical Systems, Healthcare & Industry, Automotive, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Traffic Solutions division develops, manufactures and distributes components, systems and services which contribute towards greater road traffic safety throughout the world. Based on the proven Robot Technology, the market-leading product portfolio comprises comprehensive systems relating to all aspects of road traffic, such as speed measurement and red light monitoring systems, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products and systems for the detection of traffic violations. Expertise extends to measuring average speed over a defined section of road (section speed control) and automated number plate recognition (ANPR). In the service field we cover every aspect of the traffic safety process chain – from system development, production and installation of the monitoring infrastructure to image capture and automated processing.

Jenoptik acquires ESSA Technology
20 January

Jenoptik acquires ESSA Technology

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK (a part of the Jenoptik Group) has acquired all shares in ESSA...