GEWI’s co-founder, Karl Will, is responsible for the ISO certification process. Read more about his extensive experience and history of quality management in the GEWI profile section.
Data quality is important to all customers, whether for public or private sector, broadcast or navigation. In this newsletter we will review TIC features which help to ensure that the highest level of data quality can be achieved by operators of TIC for the benefit of travelers and consumers.
TIC for the iPad can also provide benefits for data quality allowing mobile traffic data entry and the ability to compare real-world data in the field with what is being distributed to users.
We also take a look at upcoming events that GEWI will be attending including the Asia Pacific ITS Forum in Kuala Lampur and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
For a self-demonstration of product features, we invite you to view the TIC Product Videos which have recently been updated at www.gewi.com. In any case, to discuss your requirements, please contact us at email@example.com.
TIC Connects: Operators and Information
TIC can “relate” various data types providing operators a meaningful view of relevant data.
Data quality is an issue for every consumer of traffic data, whether for navigation, broadcast or public or for private sector customers.
TIC’s flexible architecture allows for the collection of a wide variety of data. The intuitive visualization and presentation of this data in order to understand how each data is related is of critical importance.
Often data is entered by multiple operators, along with data that is automatically created, or collected from third party sources. This presents the risk of distributing duplicated, overlapping or conflicting data.
TIC has features designed to allow operators to quickly identify and resolve these potential data conflicts. Additionally, by viewing all available data related to an incident such as cameras, weather and speed, an operator is able to quickly determine the actual conditions and to enter data that accurately represents the real-world traffic conditions.
GEWI Quality Recognized With ISO Certification
During its 20 year history, quality, stability and flexibility are three attributes for which GEWI has become recognized. To maintain quality, GEWI has been ISO certified annually since 1997.
In February of 2012, TÜV Rheinland Cert, an independent quality system certification body, certified GEWI ISO 9001:2008 compliant, certification number #01 100 85120.
This ISO standard specifies the minimum requirements for the Quality Management System (QMS). Compliance to this standard certifies that GEWI is managing processes effectively, free of errors and with strong process controls.
GEWI has developed its own QMS using new methods with continuous improvement of QMS practices. The GEWI corporations in North America and Asia also participate with the focus on absolute customer satisfaction.
The QMS is reflected in the quality of GEWI’s business systems and GEWI products, including TIC, ultimately benefiting GEWI customers.
Beyond customer satisfaction, GEWI is continually working to optimize internal processes to result in greater efficiency in workflow to keep costs down and continuously improving GEWI products with every new product release.
With 2012 marking GEWI’s 20th anniversary as a company and 15th year of the TIC product, it appears that the work which has been done to develop, maintain and support the QMS processes has been worthwhile not just for GEWI, but for our global customer base as well.
GEWI at NAB 2012 Las Vegas: Traffic News for Radio
The theme of NAB 2012 is “where content comes to life”.
This theme is very appropriate considering that many TIC features help to create and deliver quality content to broadcasters and their listeners.
TIC can be used for a wide range of purposes including radio data services, and traffic news for radio.
All of the main TIC features (collect, store, view, monitor, create, distribute) involve the flexible, efficient management of data which becomes content for GEWI customers.
For this reason, GEWI will be attending NAB 2012 to meet with current customers and prospects to explore more ways the radio market can benefit from TIC.
If you’d like to schedule a meeting with GEWI at NAB, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEWI Quality Management System – Constant Product Improvement
TIC3 is the fourth generation of TIC software which was originally called TMC office in 1997.
Over the past 15 years, the TIC product has been continuously improved using GEWI’s Quality Management System (QMS). This system provides for continuous feedback and improvement from customers, as well as every member of GEWI’s customer project, product development and marketing & sales teams. This feedback is an input to GEWI’s “product change request” (PCR) system.
Each week, as an output of the PCR system, GEWI releases a new developmental version of TIC. After testing, new versions are made available as customer releases four times per year.
Even as TIC continues to improve, some customers are still operating previous versions of the software. GEWI fully supports each version as long as one customer purchases support and maintenance for that product generation. This means customers have control over when they decide to move to the latest TIC version.
TIC Product Feature Video – Mobile Traffic Data Entry
TIC for Mobile Traffic Data Entry
GEWI 2012 Market Workshop in Farnborough England
Regular product and market reviews are another reason that TIC has been a leader in processing traffic related data since 1997.
GEWI’s marketing & sales team, along with leaders from the product development and customer projects teams met in Farnborough, England to discuss, analyze and plan growth in the TIC Traffic News for Radio market.
TIC has already been used as a solution for this market for many years, but new TIC features along with new customer requirements have provided an opportunity for TIC’s usage to be extended in this market.
The setting for the meeting was at the Farnborough Airport, where British aviation was born in 1908. This location also provided an opportunity for GEWI staff to learn about the advancements in aviation technology, and provide a creative brainstorming environment to allow new ways of thinking about markets, technologies and products, which could ultimately provide benefits to the TIC product and our customers.
Later this year, similar meetings have been organized for the Product Development and Customer Projects teams, as well as GEWI’s company-wide business workshop and 20th anniversary celebration in September 2012.
GEWI at Asia Pacific Forum
GEWI would like to invite you to visit its exhibition stand, A01 at the 12th Asia-Pacific ITS Forum and Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on 16-18 April 2012.
This forum is an important platform to exchange the latest ideas, share experiences and get updates in the fast moving world of Intelligent Transport solutions and technologies.
The theme of the 12th Asia-Pacific ITS Forum and Exhibition is “ITS: POWERING TRANSFORMATION IN TRANSPORTATION”, and GEWI will be exhibiting its TIC product which is has been used for a wide variety of transportation projects worldwide for the past 15 years.
If you would like to schedule a time for a personal demonstration, contact email@example.com
New Product Videos on GEWI Website
GEWI’s web site now includes videos for several new TIC product features. The videos make it easy for website visitors to self-demonstrate part of the TIC system and to preview specific product features of interest to them.
Available videos include:
- Work Zone
- Traffic & Travel Events
- Mobile Traffic Data Entry
Several more videos are being produced to provide an introduction to other TIC product features, so check www.gewi.com occasionally to view the new videos.
Download New TIC for Traffic Brochure
The TIC3 product allows you to perform many transportation related tasks simply by configuration of this commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software.
Click here to download a product brochure which describes the flexible TIC3 architecture which allows TIC to be used for many purposes including:
-Traffic & Travel Information Services
-Navigation System Testing
-Data Harmonization and Exchange
As a commercial off-the shelf (COTS) solution, TIC can be deployed much more quickly and cost effectively than custom build-your-own solutions while offering the most advanced features and functionality.
For more information, visit www.gewi.com.
In this Issue
TIC Connects: Operators for Data Quality
GEWI Quality Recognized
GEWI Quality System
Video: Mobile Traffic Data Entry
GEWI at Asia Pacific ITS Forum
TIC Product Videos
Download TIC Brochure
GEWI Profile – Karl Will
Asia Pacific ITS Forum
GEWI on FOX TV
Traffic News for Radio
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Dr. Karl Will
CEO, GEWI Europe GmbH & Co.KG
When GEWI was founded 20 years ago, the company name was created using the first two letters of the family names of the founders Hagen Geppert, and Dr. Karl Will.
Dr. Will graduated with a Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Magdeburg, Germany and is also a Graduate of Electrical Engineering and Cybernetics.
Karl Will met Hagen Geppert, his founding partner in GEWI, while working as the team leader of the development department at TV manufacturer RFT Staßfurt” in Germany.
GEWI products and processes have been shaped by Karl’s decades of experience in automation, international electronics, software engineering, embedded systems, QMS (quality management systems) as well as his experience in business and financial management.
Today, his primary focus is on maintaining quality in GEWI operations as well as managing the company’s financial operations.
In his spare time he enjoys many activities including swimming, cycling, astronomy, reading and concerts.
As GEWI celebrates our 20th year as a company, we recognize the success is attributed to the culture of quality created by the founding partners, and managed on a daily basis by Karl Will.