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Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Wins Washburn Tunnel Incident Detection System Project in Houston, Texas

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Subtitle: Award signifies Kapsch’s first Incident Detection System deployment in
the U.S.

Wien (euro adhoc) - Vienna/McLean, VA, August 30, 2012 - Kapsch TrafficCom AG
(ISIN AT000KAPSCH9), listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the prime market
segment, informs that its subsidiary Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS has been selected by
the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to execute and deliver an
integrated Incident Detection System (IDS) for the Washburn Tunnel in Houston,
Texas. The project scope for Kapsch encompasses the installation, commissioning,
training and maintenance required to support 14 fixed roadway cameras for
bidirectional traffic in the vehicular tunnel and up to 6 infrared detection
cameras in the ventilation tunnel. Launched in March 2012, the award-winning
Kapsch IDS 2.0 delivers a non-invasive turnkey solution for zone-less event
detection for vehicle traffic and intrusion detection in ventilation tunnels,
enabling Washburn tunnel operators to provide 24/7 surveillance while minimizing
operational expenses otherwise necessary to continuously monitor traffic.

"Incident detection in tunnels and on the open road is critical to maintaining
traffic flow and keeping drivers safe," said Chris Murray, President and CEO,
Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS. "This award is significant for Kapsch as it enables us
to gain entry to the IDS market in the U.S. and deliver the same high-performing
IDS solutions found in 37 references worldwide. We look forward to working with
TxDOT on this important project while continuing to expand our strong customer
base in Texas."

"We look forward to working with Kapsch TrafficCom on the first tunnel IDS
installation in the state of Texas and providing our drivers with an even safer
and reliable passage under the Houston Ship Channel," said Craig Spivey, Special
Projects Technician, Harris County Engineering.

"This award is further evidence that we arrived in the world of intelligent
transportation systems (ITS) in which we will, in line with our strategy,
increasingly provide applications even beyond electronic toll collection (ETC).
At the same time, it is the second award within short time in Texas, one of the
fastest growing U.S. states in terms of population, which will require, among
other things, to address the need of maintaining and building infrastructure",
says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom Group.

Kapsch Incident Detection System (IDS) 2.0
The Kapsch IDS 2.0 delivers an innovation-driven solution for processing video
stream from existing cameras which are relevant for automatic incident
detection, traffic data gathering, and movement detection. The following event
detections and functionality are included with the system and based on video
analysis of the vehicular tunnel: automatic camera calibration, wrong direction
detection, slow vehicle, stopped vehicle, traffic jam, lost cargo, pedestrian on
road, smoke, movement in non-traffic area, speed measurement, classification (2
classes), vehicle counting, distance measurement and statistical data. For the
ventilation tunnel, intrusion detection is offered and can identify all living
persons and animals five pounds and greater.

Washburn Tunnel
Completed in 1950, the Washburn Tunnel is the South's largest and first
toll-free vehicular tunnel connecting Galena Park and Pasadena, two suburbs of
Harris County in Houston, Texas. The two-lane tunnel spans 3,791 ft. and travels
north-south underneath the Houston Ship Channel. The Washburn Tunnel is the only
underwater vehicle tunnel in operation in Texas. www.hcp2.com.

Texas Department of Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for maintaining
80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public
transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to
working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for
Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas
communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. www.txdot.gov.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of high-performance intelligent transportation
systems (ITS) in the application fields of toll collection, urban access
management and traffic safety and security. Kapsch TrafficCom covers the entire
value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop by providing products
and components as well as subsystems as open market products, by integrating
them into turnkey systems or by developing end-to-end solutions, including
services for the technical and commercial operations of systems. Within its
current core business of electronic toll collection (ETC), Kapsch TrafficCom
designs, builds and operates ETC systems, in particular for multi-lane free-flow
traffic. With 280 references in 41 countries on all 5 continents and with almost
70 million on-board units delivered and about 18,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch
TrafficCom has positioned itself among the internationally recognized suppliers
of electronic toll collection worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in
Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 30
countries. In North America the company operates offices in Ontario, California,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Mexico. For additional information, please
visit www.kapschtraffic.com. 

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Further inquiry note:
Marcus Handl 	
Investor Relations Officer 	
Kapsch TrafficCom AG 	
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria 	
Phone +43 50 811 1120 	
Email ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net	

Press contact:
Katharina Riedl
Spokesperson
Kapsch AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 50 811 1705
Email katharina.riedl@kapsch.net

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