In 1993, GEWI produced one of the world’s first RDS-TMC FM receivers for collecting traffic data and then displaying the digitized information on televisions located in airports. However, there was a lack of quality traffic data available. GEWI used the opportunity within the project to develop the first generation of its TIC product to collect, view, create, store, and distribute traffic information: TIC was born.
Today, GEWI has launched its fourth generation of the TIC product.
A Brief History of GEWI
|1992||Company founded by Mr. Hagen Geppert and Mr. Karl Will as “GEWI Hard- und Software Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH”, registered in Germany. Main purpose is offering engineering services.|
|1993||Holger Kuske, first employee, still with GEWI.|
|1993||First product: FM Radio receiver for computers for decoding RDS-TMC data.|
|1995||Development of a software for processing traffic data started as a product called “TMC Office”.|
|1996||First TIC customer project in Germany.|
|1996||First TIC customer project in The Netherlands.|
|1996||GEWI has 5 employees.|
|1997||GEWI has 7 employees.
First TIC for Traffic News customer.
|1998||ISO 9001 certified.|
|1999||Development of the second generation started, product name changed to TIC “Traffic Information Centre”.|
|1999||TIC is used by German police.|
|2000||Office moved to Bernburg (Germany).|
|2000||GEWI has 14 employees.|
|2001||Development of the third product generation called TIC2 started.|
|2001||TIC2 used for exchanging traffic event data in Europe, between 22 countries in 7 languages.|
|2003||TIC2 is used for a commercial service.|
|2004||First customer project in the USA.|
|2006||First national DOT customer project.|
|2007||First customer project for US DOT 511 service.|
|2008||Development of the fourth TIC generation called TIC3 started.|
|2008||First employee and office in Singapore.|
|2008||USA expansion with first employee and office.|
|2008||GEWI’s RDS-TMC service in Singapore launched.|
|2008||First customer project in China.|
|2009||First customer project where TIC is not used for traffic.|
|2009||First customer projects based on TIC3.|
|2009||“GEWI Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.” founded , registered in Singapore.|
|2009||“GEWI North America, LLC” founded.|
|2010||“GEWI Hard- und Software Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH” changed into “GEWI Europe GmbH & Co. KG”.|
|2011||TIC for iPad, Mobile Traffic Data Entry|
|2012||GEWI celebrates 20th year in business and 15th year of TIC product.|
|2013||First project in the Work Zone market.|
|2014||First commercial TPEG service.|
|2015||First customer in Russia.
First customer in Road Incident Management market.
|2016||New product feature TIC Analytics.|
|2017||GEWI celebrates 25th year in business and 20th year of TIC product.|
|2017||Opened a second office in Germany (Leipzig).|
|2017||First customers to use TIC for 20 years.|