The request for information on the Gatsometer Type 24 AUS Speed Camera was sent to HOSDB from Information Management Services on 13 July 2009.
A subsequent enquiry, initially made to Gatsometer on 5 January 2009, was forwarded to HOSDB on 15 July 2009. It was agreed that we would respond to this enquiry in our response to the FOI request of 13 July 2009.
I request under the Freedom of Information Act the following information
The detailed Bill of Materials for the device including in particular the following components that were used in its original submission for approval
Microprocessor / Microcontroller
SRAM Memory and manufacturer
DRAM Memory and manufacturer
FLASH Memory and manufacturer
Details of any programmable logic device used
Board level components including inductors / filters / capacitors
Laser Diode Type and Frequency
If these have become obsolete which they will have done in the last 17 years then the unit should have been reapproved and new tests undertaken It is my assertion that no such reapproval has taken place
The argument that this is commercially sensitive information does not apply since it is the board layout and software used which actually make these devices work
The Gatso Camera Type 24AUS was originally designed in the 1980’s and approved in 1992 they are in my opinion and a number of electronics professionals like myself no longer fit for purpose.
The circuitry and components inside the unit will no longer match the parts that were inside the unit when it was approved for use .
The temperature rating of the components and unit is not even commercial grade .
It is extremely unlikely that all of the components operate to -40 to +85 Degree C which they should for automotive use
The housing that the electronics are housed in is not either waterproof or splashproof . The housing is only rated to IP54 ( This level of protection is only designed to protect individuals from touching live wiring and certainly not enough for the exposed type of environment they encompass ) The housing should be IP66 or IP67
What evidence do you have that these devices are still “fit for purpose” ?
A decision was taken not to release the information in respect of the first request received on 13 July under sections 31(1)(a), 31(1)(b), 41 and 43(2). We released the following information in respect of the second request received on 15 July:
We released the information on the 28 July 2009.