ITxPT 2018 summary – from 60 to 102 members!
Published on 20 December 2018
2018 has been in many ways a favourable and encouraging year for ITxPT. There has been a growing interest from PTAs and PTOs to use ITxPT as a purchasing requirement in tenders. This is a key driver for the industry to develop compliant…
Fältcom receives the ITxPT label for the IoT-Gateway MIIPS
Published on 18 December 2018
The ITxPT label means that the MIIPS unit from Fältcom (part of Telia) is compliant with the ITxPT standard for public transport and compatible with the open architecture of ITxPT to enable interoperability between systems and devices from…
ITxPT welcomes three new members: M-Comp, Bestmile and SEIPRA Score
Published on 12 December 2018
ITxPT welcomes three new members: M-Comp and Bestmile that have recently joined the association as Principal Members and SEPIRA Score, which is a new Associated Member. M-Comp is a Danish design-in distributor and system integrator focusing on…
ITxPT welcomes two new Associated members: af83 and Infodev
Published on 06 December 2018
af83 and Infodev have recently joined ITxPT as Associated Members. af83, responsible for enRoute Products, is proud of its official membership to ITxPT. This membership represents a shared vision both in terms of interoperability, the support of…
NEC JOINS ITxPT AS AN ASSOCIATED MEMBER
Published on 23 November 2018
NEC has recently become one of the Associated Members of ITxPT is the first Japanese company to join the association. NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the…
The ITxPT Association was set up by its Founding Members together with UITP, the International Association for Public Transport, following their agreement to further cooperate on the implementation of a working standard for plug-and-play IT-systems applied to public transport. An integrated test-bench offers services to specify, test, qualify and showcase IT solutions.
The IT architecture developed in the European Bus System of the Future project has paved the way to cost effective deployment of digital systems on board public transport vehicles and for backoffice applications, securing open environment and constant competition. This standard IT architecture for Public Transport specifies communication protocols and hardware interfaces to offer a full interoperability of IT systems in PT applications. Based on open technology, it gives the possibility to operators and organizing authorities to use public transport data anywhere in Europe through common mechanisms, standard rules and protocols. As from now, parts of these IT architecture specifications are included in CEN TS13149 standard which is in the scope of CEN TC278WG3SG1 standardization group. This IT architecture is suitable for buses, coaches and tramways.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ITXPT ASSOCIATION
The mission of the ITxPT Association is to support the deployment of standards and practices for onboard plug-and-play of IT-systems for public transport and the relevant back-office features. The ITxPT Initative leads a joint effort to feed, support, promote and contribute to the evolution of the standard TS13149 parts 7/8/9. It will work closely with the CEN/CENELEC standardization group by providing returns of experiences from technical implementations on the ITxPT platform.
The ITxPT Members have access to the ITxPT platform to test their devices and applications in real operational conditions, supporting the uptake of this plug-and-play solution. By limiting the risks during the integration stage, these tests will facilitate the deployment process in operation.
The ITxPT Members cooperate with the purpose of:
- Support the ITS purchasers, e.g. Public Transport Operators and Public Transport Authorities with the necessary specifications in order to achieve certified Plug and Play functionality when they purchase IT-systems for Public Transport use
- Share experience and best practices of the plug-and-play standard for public transport
- Support the evolution of the working standard towards its adoption within international common mechanisms, standard rules and protocols
- Maintain in operating conditions the testbench and implementing new evolutions and implementations
- Specify, test, qualify and showcase IT solutions on the testbench
- Cooperate in dedicated Working Groups and contribute to the Association's Members knowledge and expertise
- Coordinate the Association's Members submissions to the standardization process
- Provide a common strategy and implement policy actions on ITxPT issues