BT Signaal is a pioneer in the development and operation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). As the main player in this sector, we have been a vital part of the Norwegian market since 1953. Over the past 10 years we have taken a significant position in the European ITS market.
Throughout more than 60 years we have acquired a level of experience not easily matched. This specialist knowledge has been used to develop reliable and user-friendly ITS solutions, with optimum income level and operational cost-effectiveness as the primary objectives.
Today we can provide innovative products and services for road user charging, parking, access, ticketing and traffic management.
The company also operates extensive consulting services within the core business internationally, and adjacent business areas as business process management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI) complemented with market leading products.
The company’s headquarter is based in Bergen and have subsidiaries in Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Macedonia.
The recent years, international initiatives in the transport sector have paid off thanks to:
- World leading expertise in central systems for electronic payment
- Management and key personnel possesses the industry’s longest experience
- Expertise in all parts of the value chain
- Precise delivery of Norwegian quality
- Solid economy, with AAA rating from leading credit rating agencies
BT Signaal shall be a key actor, nationally and internationally, within development, implementation and operation of systems for electronic payment services, and consultancy in related business areas.Everything we do is to promote effective management and healthy economy for our customers.
We are convinced that the future is increasingly going to be about the environment and systems for traffic management. The requirements for reduction of pollutant emissions are to be stricter and more important. Systems that can measure the traffic load, the individual vehicle’s emission levels, and help control traffic patterns through various forms of differentiated pricing mechanisms, will be key tools to satisfy these requirements.
BT Signaal is certified as Eco-Lighthouse. Eco-Lighthouse is Norway’s most widely used certification scheme for enterprises seeking to document their environmental efforts and demonstrate social responsibility. (www.eco-lighthouse.org)
Our mission is to develop and deliver the most effective and rational solutions for customers and clients within the ITS industry.
Code of Conduct
In all our activities we want to be known for good business ethics, and ethics is an integral part of our business. BT Signaal requires high ethical standards from all of our employees and anyone acting on our behalf. Management facilitates an open dialogue on ethical issues.
We shall conduct our business by respecting the laws, cultures and rights of individuals wherever we operate.
Our principles of good corporate governance will be the foundation for long-term value creation for shareholders, employees and society at large.
The Code of Conduct is the foundation of our corporate culture and defines the core principles and ethical standards by which we create value in our company. Through the practice of ethical guidelines BT Signaal will actively promote and contribute to liability and order in the markets we operate within. Hereby, BT Signaal will help the industry to always have the best reputation.
Code of Conduct covers:
- Supplier principles
- Work place environment
- Notification of possible code breach
Code of Ethics covers:
- Human rights
- Conflict of interest
- Integrity and impartiality
Research and Development
Research and development in BT Signaal shall contribute to development of the society, be innovative and support market needs. BT Signaal’s R&D efforts are geared toward the future needs within our strategic business areas. Through targeted research programs BT Signaal efforts to create competitive advantage and develop new business models across the value chain for ITS solutions.
BT Signaal develops solutions in own lab environments. In order to meet the changing needs of the industry, development progress in close cooperation with stakeholders, customers, clients and market premises. The close connection between research and business is a key to success. Along with the skills and expertise through national and international networks, R&D in BT Signaal contributes to a continuous development of systems and solutions according to market needs.
In addition to domestic R&D, BT Signaal also drives R&D through its 70 % ownership in Polish TA Group with close links to the University in Katowice, Poland. This access to academic expertise is essential for building key components to the solutions and develop the ITS market.
BT Signaal has a solid financial structure. This is evidenced by a financial rating history of Dun & Bradstreet AAA-rating since 2008. The company has a solid fundament for delivery of profitability for contractors and owners, together with economic surplus for the society.
BT Signaal was founded in 1953 and has through over 60 years built world-leading expertise and a unique experience in solutions for electronic payment and toll collection. Since the 1980s the company has developed and operated over 20 central systems to different tolling and parking projects. The group operates, manages and/or deliver back office system for a total of 25 different tolling/parking/access systems in Norway. We now have projects in 12 of the nation’s 19 counties, in addition to one project in Sweden.
In 1986, the company developed, implemented and operated the world’s first urban toll ring in Bergen, Norway. The years of experience created fundament for implementing the world’s first free flow urban toll rings in the Norwegian cities Bergen and Tønsberg in 2004.
BT Signaal has taken responsibility for the development of road user charging operations nationally. From the start, BT Signaal was a public owned company. This contributed to senior executives and professionals in business were dedicated to develop road financing for the benefit of society. Such engagement has provided the motivation to create wise and rational solutions without sub-optimization. This is a major reason why BT Signaal delivers optimal and lasting solutions for its business segments, at market leading prices.
As a result, BT Signaal today is one of Norway’s most successful companies in the ITS industry.
BT Signaal has an alliance of partners, that forms a network of companies dedicated to developing and providing the best solutions within Intelligent Transport Systems. BT Signaal is constantly looking for its network to grow and therefore intends to expand into international markets outside Northern Europe building bridges and partnerships with local partners. Information about our partners is listed below:
Lumex Traffic Solutions AS
Lumex Traffic Solutions AS is a Norwegian company developing high-end software for automatic license/number plate recognition (ALPR/ANPR). The mother company, Lumex AS, has over many years made substantial investments into the development of new technology for text and pattern recognition and digitization from images (OCR). The research has been focused on the very hard cases of digitization; like old books with black letter fonts and hardly readable type written documents. Automatic reading of dirty, worn license plates under difficult lightening conditions poses similar challenges. Lumex technology is therefore particularly suited for these ALPR/ANPR applications. In addition, many toll collecting companies still have a substantial number of employees dedicated to reading and punching license plate data manually. Lumex Traffic Solutions AS software is an alternative to this manual operation.
Neurosoft Ltd. was established in November 1992 as a spin-off of workers and graduates of University of Wroclaw and Wroclaw University of Technology. Particularly important applications of their technologies are those connected to intelligent transport and road safety systems. Currently they are are the only company offering commercial solutions for complex identification (number plate, make, model, color) of vehicles in motion on the basis of image analysis.
NORBIT GROUP is an industrial corporation who specialise in the original design manufacturing and provision of industrial electronics, particularly in the areas of sub-sea and intelligent traffic technology. Strategic ownership of the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies such as ASTI and Norbitech is an important part of NORBIT´s industrial foundation.
Their engineers have pioneered groundbreaking innovations. As a reflection of this, the company has been awarded the prestigious Gaselle distinction several times, an award given the top 5 % Norwegian companies for long term growth and sound financial status. NORBIT is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway.
VENDEKA Group designs, develops and manufactures ICT Products and Solutions. In addition the Group provides an array of services including engineering services, system integration, project management, project implementation, operation and maintenance services. Vendeka’s goal is to enrich and ease the lives of customers and to improve their productivity and efficiency. The Group has been in operation for the last 18 years and consists of 5 companies over more than 120 staff.
ITS Denmark is an independant organisation that aims to brings together various stakeholders within the Danish ITS industry. The vision of the organisation is to make ITS a commonly used instrument in transport management to benefit society and the natural environment. The organistion has members in the public, private and academic spheres and intends to realise its vision by building bridges between them. ITS Denmark has over 50 members and forms part of the Network of National ITS Associations.
ConnectBaltica in a non-profit organization headquartered in Talinn, Estonia. As macro-regional initiative for the Baltic Sea region, the aim of the organization is to bring together actors from the public, private and academic sector to promote dialogue and research in the field of intelligent transport systems. The organization therefore operates will a collaborative and synergistic approach, aiming to improve efficiency and ease customer operations for road, rail and sea transport.
Key Services is an Information Technology outsourcing firm, offering state of the art solutions for managing the IT infrastructure of small and mid-sized businesses. Key Services delivers efficient and reliable managed IT services that increase productivity through advanced technologies combined with proven methodologies and processes.
Oskando OÜ is the most experienced tracking solutions provider in Estonia and one of the fastest growing in Eastern Europe. Oskando operates in 15 countries and provides vehicle tracking services for over 2000 companies in Europe. Their tracking services have a wide range of applications including those for transport authorities, taxi services, insurance companies, and other vehicle leasing businesses. Their systems are fully scalable and currently in use by over 12,000 vehicles across Europe.
United Tickets Ltd is the leading Estonian distributer of electronic ticketing systems. Their ticketing systems have a variety of applications including public transport, parking and access management, electronic permit management, loyalty schemes, entertainment events and venues and many others. Their systems can be completely ID-based (as is the case in Estonia) and offer modern, online, mobile and contactless payments.
Demuth Legal Advisor – Dr. Elke Demuth-Steiner
Demuth Legal advisor is a law firm, led by Dr. Elke Demuth-Steiner, who provide both legal services and, in cooperation with partners, consulting services to its clients. Demuth Legal Advisor is embedded within a network of law firms in other European countries especially Northern and South-East Europe. Their clients are primarily family owned enterprises, which are advised on cross-border business issues.