SEA, a Cohort plc company and major supplier of applied research, technology development, systems integration, specialist electronic systems, engineering and software design services to the defence and security markets, originally developed the fixed camera DTES system, including key software development and hardware provision, before it entered service with TfL in 2009. Today, over 800 cameras are employed for civil traffic enforcement purposes on the TfL road network to help minimise journey times and aid traffic flow, and to capture incidents including bus lanes, yellow box junctions and banned manoeuvre contraventions.
The new combined contracts for Digital Traffic Enforcement System (DTES) and the Parking Enforcement Solution (PES) Mobile Application are worth in excess of £6.5m and include ten years of support for both systems.
PES is an on-street enforcement system which is smart-phone enabled, and designed to be used by a diverse range of users who are out and about on the street. SEA will develop the PES backend systems and web interface which will integrate fully with the on-street app. By bringing together SEA’s wide ranging experience in the traffic enforcement domain with Mubaloo’s ability to create innovative and productive mobile apps, the end to end system will enable TfL’s ongoing on-street enforcement operations to remain effective and efficient. SEA Managing Director Steve Hill said, “I am delighted that SEA continues to be involved in this important TfL programme. The addition of the PES system to work with DTES is an exciting development.”