PIPS SpeedSpike receives Home Office Type Approval

PIPS Technology has unveiled its Home Office Type Approved SpeedSpike Average Speed Enforcement System, which it believes is the most exciting product launch of the past ten years and a fantastic new offering to the traffic technology industry as it has been developed as a cost-effective distance-over-time speed enforcement system.

May 5, 2011
By Paul Jacques

PIPS Technology has unveiled its Home Office Type Approved SpeedSpike Average Speed Enforcement System, which it believes is the most exciting product launch of the past ten years and a fantastic new offering to the traffic technology industry as it has been developed as a cost-effective distance-over-time speed enforcement system.

SpeedSpike can be deployed as main road speed enforcement on motorways, urban speed enforcement in town and city centres or local short-distance speed enforcement outside schools and colleges. By linking up to 1,000 cameras in any one system, SpeedSpike can enforce speeds ranging from 20mph to 140mph across an entire road network.

SpeedSpike is PIPS first product within the average speed enforcement market and it is confident that it will be an extremely successful system, continuing PIPS high standards in quality and capture rates. The SpeedSpike system will consist of SpikeHD ANPR (automatic numberplate recognition) cameras and a server. The SpeedSpike server is able to compute the average speed of every vehicle at every site and compare it with the enforcement speed.

When a vehicle passes a camera, the licence plate is read and time-stamped and this, together with the site-ID, camera-ID and event-ID form a ‘summary record’ that is sent to the SpeedSpike server. This occurs at every camera which the vehicle passes. The SpeedSpike server can then compute the average speed of every vehicle detected at every site and compare it with the enforcement speed to detect violations.

Paul Negus, managing director of PIPS Technology, said: “SpeedSpike is a completely new product to the market and we are confident that it will revolutionise the way local authorities enforce speed limits. These cameras are capable of being used in any location and deliver the high standards that are expected from PIPS Technology.”

For more information on the SpeedSpike Average Speed Enforcement System, please call 02380 240250.

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