2010 marks GEWI’s 18th year in business and we’re excited about the continued expansion of our business worldwide. GEWI now has established offices in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Houston, Texas USA and our main office in Bernburg Germany.
In this edition we’ll profile GEWI Singapore and Director Charles Lim as well as the RDS-TMC Service, our partnerships with Sentinel and CenNavi, and upcoming GEWI Exhibitions at ITS America and ITS World Congress in Busan Korea.
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GEWI Establishes Asia Pacific Office
As part of GEWI’s expansion plan to reach out to Asia Pacific, the first RDS-TMC service (known as MIB RDS-TMC Service Singapore) was successfully set up in 2007. GEWI’s continued commitment to the Asia Pacific region subsequently resulted in the establishment of a Singapore branch office, GEWI Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., in 2009.
Besides managing the operation of MIB RDS-TMC Service Singapore, GEWI Asia Pacific’s main roles are to identify and develop business opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
If you plan to visit the 17th ITS World Congress, to be held at Busan, Korea, in October 2010, please do remember to visit our booth at B-36-1 and check out the latest developments of TIC3 and MIB Information Service from GEWI, the world’s leading provider of traffic information processing platforms.
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An RDS-TMC service operated by GEWI Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., MIB RDS-TMC Service Singapore was started in 2007 incorporating the only TMC Location Table for Singapore that was certified by TISA to be compliant to the RDS-TMC standard.
The RDS-TMC service is powered by TIC from GEWI, and delivers high quality real-time traffic information 24/7 seven days a week. The MIB RDS-TMC service is supported by a team of 6 operators who were carefully selected for their familiarity with the road network and fully trained to use TIC.
Traffic event messages are processed for 496 roads with more than 2400 junctions, inclusive of 9 motorways, and provides a comprehensive coverage of major routes in Singapore.
MIB RDS-TMC Service Singapore is distributed as FM RDS-TMC broadcast via FM 96.3MHz with FM signal coverage well above 95% of Singapore island-wide. It also processes and distributes an XML format feed that was used by Nokia to process traffic information services on Ovi Maps for selected models of its smartphone and the online portal at maps.ovi.com/services.
Sydney based Sentinel Content Pty Limited (Sentinel), Australia’s leading provider of dynamic traffic and traveller content and GEWI GmbH, the German based provider of TIC, the world’s most widely implemented software solution used for the gathering, processing and distribution of traffic and traveller information, announced a strategic partnership for Australia.
Sentinel and GEWI have been working closely together in recent months integrating GEWI’s TIC platform into Sentinel’s InteleCast® Dynamic Content and Location Based Services Environment. The combined platform creates a very flexible solution for the collection and distribution of Sentinel’s real-time traffic data services.
“Sentinel’s source data is continually expanding and developing” commented Danny Woolard, Sentinel Contents’ General Manager. “The TIC platform offers us a high degree of flexibility as we develop our services further to address our current Maps and Navigation business and future market opportunities. We have worked closely with GEWI to integrate their technology with InteleCast and have trained our operational staff in Germany and in Australia in order to provide a high level of support for our current and future customers”.
The partnering agreement is also focussed on developing new customers and opportunities for the continually developing TIC platform. “The flexibility to handle an ever expanding range of dynamic traffic, traveller and broadcast content will create new market opportunities with Road Authorities, Service Providers, Broadcasters and Location Based Services businesses” said Hagen Geppert, the co-founder and CEO of GEWI. “We have enjoyed a long industry relationship with the team at Sentinel and are excited about our new partnership”.
CenNavi Renews Partnership With GEWI in China
CenNavi Technologies Company Ltd, the leading provider of professional traffic services in mainland China has renewed its partnership with GEWI after the first two years of successful cooperation.
Established in May 2005 CenNavi started working with GEWI in December 2007 and was delighted to continue the partnership for a further three years. CenNavi has adopted the GEWI TIC platform to provide traffic services in China which are compliant with the RDS-TMC International standards. CenNavi plan to extend this to offer TPEG in the future.
Hagen Geppert GEWI’s Worldwide CEO said, “We are impressed with the speed at which CenNavi has expanded its services across China and look forward to working with this innovative company for many years”.
The quality of services offered by CenNavi in China has been recognised by an impressive list of clients which includes. Lexus, Toyota, Infiniti, Nissan, Nokia, Garmin and Google. CenNavi provides RTIC and TMC services that covered 10 cities in 2009, and will expand to 16-20 cities in 2010.
GEWI to Exhibit TIC3 at ITS America
Houston, Texas is the place to be May 3-5 for ITS America 2010.
GEWI will be exhibiting in booth #333 and demonstrating the improved features of the popular TIC3 software for traffic data collection, management and distribution.
ITS America’s 20th Annual Meeting & Expo will provide transportation professionals and policymakers the necessary tools and strategies they need to create communities that are safer, cleaner, more livable and less congested.
As national, state and local leaders are working to find innovative solutions like TIC3 to our assist in the United States nation’s transportation challenges.
ITS America will provide an opportunity to learn more about cost-effective technology solutions for reducing traffic congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic accidents, financing infrastructure projects, collecting performance measurement data, and improving system management.
Download TIC Brochure & Leaflets
The TIC3 product allows you to perform many transportation related tasks simply by configuration of this commercial off-the-shelf-software (COTS).
Use the “Quick Links” section of this newsletter to download a product brochure which describes the TIC3 architecture. You can also download leaflets which demonstrate how TIC3 may be used for:
- DOT Traveler Information Services
- Work Zone & Road Conditions
- Traffic Flows & Prediction
- Traffic Plans & Simulation
- Traffic Data Capture on PDA’s
- RDS-TMC and TPEG Broadcast Services
- Radio & TV Traffic Reports
- Radio Program Associated Data (RDS, DAB).
As a COTS solution, TIC can be deployed much more quickly and cost effectively than custom built solutions, yet still offer the most advanced features and functionality.
Selected leaflets are available for download in the Quick Links section of this newsletter. All are available for download at www.gewi.com.
With 21 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Charles Lim has extensive experience in application development, broadcast & traffic operations and helped implement the first TPEG (Transport Protocol Expert Group) trial traffic info service for Singapore in 2008.
Charles joined GEWI in 2008 to manage the RDS-TMC operation in Singapore and to help expand the company presence in Asia Pacific. Besides having updated the only TISA (Traveller Information Services Association) certified TMC Location Table for Singapore, Charles also help created the TISA-certified TMC Location Table for Indonesia in 2009.
As a director of GEWI Asia Pacific, Charles will work with GEWI’s Marketing & Sales team to reach out to clients and partners in Asia Pacific region.