The Royal Oman Police has selected Poliscan systems designed by Vitronic (Wiesbaden, Germany) to improve traffic safety in the Sultanate of Oman on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
The Royal Oman Police signed contracts in early August with Vitronic and its local partner Imtac which will see the company deliver 200 stationary Poliscan Speed systems for speed enforcement and 36 Poliscan Redlight systems for red light enforcement.
All the Poliscan systems will be installed in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Some units will replace older devices made by other manufacturers which are being phased out or used in other provinces of Oman; others will be installed in locations which have recently been added to the scheme.
Poliscan systems for speed and red light enforcement operate use LiDaR (Light Detection and Ranging) in which a fan-shaped scanning laser records the speed and position of all vehicles within an enforcement area. The systems are also equipped with color cameras that capture two rear images and a video sequence of any incident.
By avoiding induction loops and piezo sensors in the road, the systems can concurrently detect multiple incidents on several lanes, and are even able to detect vehicles which are tailgating or changing lanes. Unlike radar-based systems, laser-based measurement can be used without problems along road works, on curved roads and inside tunnels.
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-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design