Sagem Sécurité certified in Belgium for its MESTA range of automated speed control systems

Montrouge, March 20th, 2008

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has received certification from Belgian authorities for its MESTA range of automated, digital speed control systems based on doppler technology, in both fixed and vehicle-mounted versions. The data collected by the Mesta 1000, 1200, 2000 and 2200 radar-based systems can be used to establish traffic tickets, and are legally binding.

The Mesta family of speed control systems, used in conjunction with an automated ticket management service, features state-of-the-art technologies: new-generation Doppler, color digital imaging, remote-controlled settings and secure transmission to a processing center. Furthermore, they are part of a complete range of traffic solutions offered by Sagem Sécurité, including automated red light control and license plate recognition systems, and automated ticket processing centers.

"Sagem Sécurité has confirmed its role as a major player in the fast-growing market for automated, road safety systems." said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "This certification is a major step for our cutting-edge solutions. It is paving the way for a promising future of our business in Belgium."

Also certified in France, Sagem Sécurité's speed control radars have been installed throughout the French highway system since 2003, as part of a program to improve road safety. This program has made France a leader in Europe, reducing the number of highway fatalities by 43% from 2002 to 2007 – or nearly 11,000 lives saved.

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Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
For further information: www.sagem-securite.com, www.safran-group.com

Sagem Sécurité
Nathalie Jullien
Phone : +33 (0)1 58 11 89 62
Email : nathalie.jullien@sagem.com