Since the TIC product was introduced in 1997, GEWI has continually improved the features and functionality to address the growing needs of the transportation community.
STABILITY is very important to GEWI, because we understand stability is critical to our customers. The stability of GEWI’s client base reflects the flexibility and stability of our product, as well as our staff. That’s why this month we’re profiling GEWI’s first employee, Holger Kuske, celebrating his 16th year with GEWI and now leading the development of the TIC product.
Some of TIC’s latest features include Camera Capability and TIC for Transit. You can read more about how TIC can be used for Transit in this edition.
GEWI enjoyed a very successful exhibition at the ITS World Congress in Sweden in September, and will wrap up the year with ITS Texas, ITS Australia and Gulf Traffic in Dubai. We hope to see you at one or more of these events.
We already have some exciting plans in store for 2010, and we would enjoy the opportunity to work with you in the New Year. If you have a project that could benefit from any of the capabilities of TIC, contact us at email@example.com to discuss your problems and requirements.
GEWI to Present and Exhibit at ITS Texas
Galveston, Texas is the place to be November 11-13th for ITS Texas as “The Changing Face of ITS” is the 2009 conference theme.
GEWI’s Director for Business Development in North America, Jim O’Neill will be presenting the TIC solution used for the European Road Information Center, ERIC, in a Traveler Information Session at ITS Texas.
GEWI will also have a display in the Exhibit Hall where attendees can learn more about the latest developments of the TIC3 software platform.
The Hotel Galvez at 2024 Seawall Boulevard will be the host location. The forecast is for highs in the 70’s and for many COOL use cases for the new TIC3 platform, so save the dates and look for us in Galveston! If you’d like to reserve a time to review the new TIC3 features, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product Use Case: TIC for Transit
The new TIC3 architecture has allowed GEWI to provide unmatched flexibility for deployment in a variety of new project types with no restriction on data types or data formats.
In Switzerland, TIC is now used to feed transit information to an IVR system. This is done by using the TIC information type “Public Transport” and includes the following information:
Public Transport Hub: Information about locations where a passenger can change the transport used to continue a trip.
Public Transport Facility: Information about facilities such as train stations, bus stops, and airports used by public transport to pick up or drop off passengers.
Public Transport Route: Information about an ordered sequence of facilities used by public transport vehicles to pick up or drop off passengers.
Public Transport Schedule: Information about the trip schedule for a specific service on a route.
Public Transport Actual Arrival Departure: Information about the actual arrival and departure times.
Public Transport Event: Information about a single event which may change the public transport schedule.
Should any additional information be required, supporting data types can easily be added and then immediately be available to the seven main features of the TIC system; Collect, Store, Manually Create, View, Monitor, Automatically Create and Distribute.
For more information on TIC for Transit, contact email@example.com.
GEWI Goes Down Under
The Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit will be held in Melbourne November 18-20th and will showcase the latest in transport technology in Australia together with new innovations from around the world.
GEWI will be exhibiting at ITS 09, demonstrating the new features of TIC3, now in its fourth generation since 1997. Currently, TIC is used in over 100 commercial and government projects worldwide.
Road safety, congestion and sustainability are just some of the challenges facing, transport networks around Australia (and the world). Meeting these challenges requires close consultation from all state and federal governments, as well as the systematic implementation of intelligent transport systems technology (ITS).
ITS Australia themes Include:
Improving road network management
Providing better travel and traveller information
Improving public transport operation
Facilitating a more efficient freight industry
Reducing environmental impacts
Improving security, safety and emergency planning
GEWI’s TIC platform is well positioned to provide a solution for all of these ITS requirements in Australia, and the rest of the world. For inquiries outside North America, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ll be attending this event and would like to meet with a GEWI representative, contact email@example.com.
GEWI In The Gulf
Faced with the fastest growing populations anywhere in the world, Middle East governments have identified the need to invest heavily in key areas including essential transport infrastructure.
GEWI’s TIC product is being used for RDS-TMC broadcast by the RTA (Dubai) and will be the platform for processing RTA’s FCD (probe vehicle) data from taxis.
The rapidly growing number of traffic and transport projects implemented by Middle East countries continues unabated as they strive to deliver world-class transportation systems. Urban transport and multi-class solutions are also key focus areas due to the expansion of many cities and the resultant traffic congestion.
Middle East governments have committed over US$147 billion to transport projects.
The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference was launched in 2002 in direct response to the strong demand across the region for an event that brings together international manufacturers and suppliers who offer the latest products, services and technology for the traffic and transport industry.
If you’ll be attending Gulf Traffic and would like to meet with a GEWI representative, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Brochure & Leaflets Available
GEWI has released a new product brochure which describe the TIC3 architecture.
New leaflets are also available to show 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 and Radio Program Associated Data (RDS, DAB).
Selected leaflets are available for download in the Quick Links section of this newsletter. All are available for download at www.gewi.com.
In this Issue
GEWI at ITS Texas
TIC for Transit
GEWI Goes Down Under
GEWI In The Gulf
New Brochure & Leaflets Available
GEWI Profile – Holger Kuske
TIC for DOT
RDS-TMC and TPEG Broadcast Services
Traffic Flows & Predictions
Traffic Plans & Simulation
Traffic Data Capture on PDAs
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GEWI Senior Software Developer
GEWI is proud of the stability of TIC’s software platform, our client base, and of our resource stability.
Holger Kuske is an excellent example of GEWI’s resource stability. He joined GEWI in 1993 as GEWI’s first employee.
Holger is GEWI’s resident expert in RDS-TMC encoding and decoding and is one of the world’s leading experts in the structure and handling of TMC location tables.
Holger holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in CPU technologies. Like all of GEWI’s technical and support staff, Holger is fluent in both English and German.
In 2001, Holger was instrumental in the development of the ERIC3000 system for the European Road Information Center which is still in use today.
Holger was also key to the establishment of the complete traffic management system for the German State Police (using TIC) as well as RDS-TMC in the Netherlands and the establishment of a commercial conditional-access TMC Service in Germany (ITDA).
Today, Holger is responsible for modeling all information types for the new generation TIC3 product.
The many valuable contributions Holger has made over the past 16 years have helped make TIC become the “gold standard” worldwide for Traffic Information Software. Yet, as a commercial off the shelf solution (COTS), TIC can be deployed much more quickly and at a lower cost than custom-built solutions.
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