September 4th, 2012 marked GEWI's 20th year in business and we'd like to thank all of our customers, employees and partners in the ITS industry for their part in GEWI reaching this milestone in our company history.  GEWI celebrated the anniversary at their 2012 company workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia where all spouses were invited to attend to celebrate this important achievement for the company.


One of the reasons for GEWI's success is by always keeping a keen eye on "what's next", and we will be exhibiting many new features in TIC3 in October at ITS World Congress in Vienna, including TIC's capabilities for the next generation VMS signs.  Immediately following ITS World Congress, GEWI will be presenting a paper on Connected Vehicles at Transpo 2012 in Coconut Point, Florida.


TIC users frequently compliment GEWI on the flexible and friendly User Interface of TIC and much of that credit can be given to Dirk Vatterott who is profiled in this newsletter.


Should you have any questions on anything in this newsletter, or to discuss your requirements, please contact us at

GEWI Technology:  CONNECT - Fuse & Merge 
Relation DashboardAs transportation technology continues to advance, new data sources are being created which can add value for the end user.

Turning this raw data into information that can be consumed by end users as well as other systems requires advanced processing methodology.


One of these methods is data fuse & merge, which is a function of TIC's "Automatically create" component.


TIC allows users to set rules about which source data to collect, what approvals may be required, and what actions should be taken for the result data.


One example of this process would be merging external traffic incident data with manually created data.  It is likely that related (or identical) incidents could result from combining automatically collected and manually created data.  TIC's configurable rules allow for this data to be automatically merged or to notify an operator of potential conflicts.  The end result is increased levels of data quality.  


This is only one simple example of a very complex process.  For more information about how this could benefit your project, contact

TIC Feature:  Distribute to Next Generation VMS 
The next generations of VMS signs have moved beyond just text and are able to display images, including traffic flow, to provide a more detailed view of traffic conditions for motorists.

The ability to visualize traffic will make it easier for motorists to understand traffic conditions in the area, and choose the optimum route for their journey.

The TIC "Distribute" feature has been enhanced to allow for data and images to be fused and merged and distributed for display on these next generation VMS signs.


This capability will be demonstrated at the GEWI booth P18 at the ITS World Congress in Vienna.  To schedule a demonstration time, contact

GEWI Celebrates 20 Years of Keeping Travelers Moving Worldwide 
GEWI 2012 Workshop On September 4th, 1992 in Stassfurt Germany, Hagen Geppert and Dr. Karl Will formed GEWI to create hardware and software to display traffic information on TV sets.  Sony and Grundig were GEWI's early clients along with the Automobile Association (AA) in the UK for which GEWI created TMC Office, the predecessor of what today is TIC.  

GEWI celebrated this milestone in company history at the annual company workshop held in St. Petersburg Russia September 29th to October 2nd, 2012.  The photo above was taken as GEWI toured the Hermitage museum.


Ten years ago, TIC was used for the European Road Information Center (ERIC) to collect, create and exchange traffic data between 22 countries in 7 different languages. (the project continues today as ARC). TIC is now in its fourth generation and GEWI has grown from the single office in Germany to now also include offices in the UK, Singapore and the United States.


TIC is used for a variety of transportation related projects worldwide, and used by a wide range of public and private sector organizations. We invite you to visit to view GEWI's products, read more GEWI history, meet some of GEWI's people (including Holger Kuske, GEWI's first employee and in his 19th year with the company) or watch some of the TIC product videos which demonstrate how in over 125 projects worldwide, TIC CONNECTS Systems - Vehicles - Travelers.

 GEWI Event:  ITS World Congress Vienna 

ITS World Congress Vienna  


The theme of the 2012 ITS World Congress is "Smarter on the way" with a focus on the benefits of ITS for all traffic users. ITS World Congress describes "Smarter on the way" to mean connecting seamlessly, serving customers and encouraging sustainability. This theme is consistent with GEWI's exhibit which will demonstrate how TIC CONNECTS - Systems - Vehicles - Travelers, since 1992.


ITS World Congress will be held at Messezentrum Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre located in Vienna Austria which is known for a well-integrated transport system which provides good access to Vienna's lively culture and contributes to an excellent standard of living.


The conference runs from October 22nd - 26th and fill feature over 1,000 expert presentations and 15,000 square metres of exhibit space. GEWI invites you to visit our stand #P18 to view the latest enhancements to TIC3 including distribution of traffic data to the newest generation of variable message signs (VMS). GEWI will also demonstrate TIC for the iPad which provides a very user friendly solution for mobile traffic entry.  If you would like to arrange a time to discuss your project requirements, contact

TIC Product Feature Video - Mobile Traffic Data Entry
TIC for iPad
 GEWI to Speak on Connected Vehicles at Transpo 2012 

Transpo 2012  

With ITS evolving daily, it could be scary trying to keep up with all the changes in ITS Technology.  Even though this conference is being held over Halloween in Florida, Transpo 2012's theme reassures all attendees "ITS: It's not that Scary".


GEWI North America's Jim O'Neill will be speaking in a connected vehicles session which describes the benefits of connected vehicles and providing details of the connected vehicle test which GEWI and BMW performed in Germany in 2011.


Transpo 2012 will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Coconut Point, Florida October 28-31st and includes more than 16 technical sessions, exhibits from ITS vendors, committee meetings and the 2012 Transpo awards ceremony.  Click here for more information on Transpo 2012.

New Product Videos on GEWI Website
TIC Camera Feature
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:

- Weather 

- Parking 

- Work Zone 


- Cameras 

- Traffic & Travel Events 

- Mobile Traffic Data Entry 


Several more videos are being produced to provide an introduction to other TIC product features, so check occasionally to view the new videos.  

Download New TIC for Traffic Brochure
GEWI Brochure 2011 WC
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
-Connected Vehicles
-Parking Information
-Navigation System Testing
-Data Harmonization and Exchange
-Work Zones
-Radio Data

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

GEWI Newsletter
Sep/Oct 2012 

In this Issue
GEWI Technology: Fuse & Merge
GEWI Celebrates 20 years
GEWI at ITS World Congress
Video: TIC for iPad
GEWI at Transpo 2012
TIC Product Videos
Download TIC Brochure
GEWI Profile - Dirk Vatterott
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Dirk Vatterott
Dirk Vatterott
Software Development
As GEWI celebrates 20 years in business, we also congratulate Dirk on more than 18 years with the company making him the second longest tenured employee.
Dirk joined the hardware side of GEWI in 1994 after earning his Masters in Electrical Engineering, working on projects for Grundig, Schneider, Siemens Nokia and others.
In 2009 he joined the TIC team where his primary focus is the TIC Smart Client.  Dirk is responsible for the user interface elements of TIC which include data fuse & merge.
Dirk's technical skills include:


Pascal, Object Pascal (Delphi),

MATLAB, ANCI - C, Java, C++, C# 

Away from the office he enjoys diving, reading, football and MMORPG
Dirk's work is key to creating the flexible and feature-rich experience for TIC users and his nearly two decades of service has played a key role in the development which makes TIC CONNECTS - Systems - Vehicles - Travelers.