ATS To Unveil Enhanced Camera Enforcement at NLC in Orlando

Scottsdale, Ariz — Attendees at November’s National League of Cities conference in Orlando November 12-14, 2008 will get a sneak peek at American Traffic Solutions’ (ATS’) newest and most sophisticated photo- enforcement technology at booth #435 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. ATS provides red-light and speed camera programs in more than 125 communities across the U.S.

“We endeavored to create the next generation of photo-enforcement technology that will add value to the public safety programs deployed by our law enforcement partners across the country,” said James Tuton, President and CEO of ATS. “To that end, we’ve incorporated advanced imaging features, enhanced security and options that will allow our clients to use their photo-enforcement cameras to support other public safety tasks.” The new equipment includes a redesigned outer enclosure with sleeker lines. The more aesthetically pleasing look ensures that ATS’ new technology provides the smallest footprint in the photo-enforcement industry, which means it blends well into any streetscape. “Communities have told us they want smaller, sleeker cameras and poles along their roads and in their intersections,” said Tuton. “Our new design meets that need.”

Another major enhancement is a 25 percent increase in image resolution over ATS’ previous industry leading camera. The new 16 megapixel camera features up to three times more resolution than other photo-enforcement cameras in the market. The benefit of increased resolution is higher levels of automation and prosecutable images than was possible with previous technology. More violators will be detected and cited, resulting in safer streets for drivers and pedestrians.

Program integrity and data security will be enhanced for ATS’ customers with the addition of real-time integrated imprinting of violation information on digital images and video at the time violations actually occur. The imprinting includes real-time encryption and watermarking to ensure tamper-proof integrity. ATS is also launching a new feature called Intelligent Sub-Image Segmentation™ which decreases violation processing time and provides multi-camera images housed within a single camera unit. ATS’ new system will have the capability of automatically recognizing license plates and will be able to send immediate alerts to public safety personnel on the ground. These features can be used to support Amber Alert notifications and locate wanted and stolen vehicles.

“Our new system is years ahead of any technology or solution offered by our competitors anywhere in the world,” said Tuton. “We continue to drive innovation that leads the industry with the most advanced and highest performance photo-enforcement systems available in the marketplace.”
The first installation of the enhanced Axsis™ RLC-300 Red-light and Speed Enforcement Systems is scheduled in the first quarter of 2009.

About American Traffic Solutions, Inc.:
PlatePass® technology is powered by American Traffic Solutions, Inc., a provider of electronic toll and traffic management solutions, including vehicle detection and imaging technology designed and built specifically for automated toll collection and law enforcement applications. The company has provided some of the largest and most successful traffic safety and enforcement programs in the world, including New York City, Philadelphia, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis and Calgary. ATS’ patent-pending PlatePass® solution provides a unique, convenient, consumer offering to the rental car customer. The technology and service are built based on real-world experience providing toll violation processing solutions to some of the largest toll authorities in the United States. or