ITxPT welcomes three new members: ATRON, DRESEARCH and Fleetech
Published on 18 February 2019
ATRON has recently joined the association as a Principal Member while DRESEARCH and Fleetech are new Associated Members. Since its founding in 1980, ATRON electronic GmbH has become one of the leading system solution providers for public…
M-COMP'S ADBIT HUB MODULE RECEIVES THE ITxPT LABEL
Published on 31 January 2019
The ITxPT laboratory has recently delivered the final labeling report stating that the Adbit HUB module had been labelled in accordance with ITxPT specifications S01 v2.0.1 & S02 v2.0. M-Comp A/S is a Danish design-in distributor and system…
ADIBUS joins ITxPT & SNCF upgrades its membership
Published on 29 January 2019
ITxPT has seen a dynamic growth in the recent months, with many new members joining the association and existing members upgrading their status. adibus – a leading provider of Innovative IT Solutions for Public Transport – has recently joined…
OWASYS joins ITxPT as an Associated Member
Published on 24 January 2019
Owasys, a design and manufacturing engineering company within the M2M/IoT market, has recently joined ITxPT as an Associated Member. Created in 2002 by a team of Telecom Professionals coming out of Ericsson, Owasys’ mission is to create Open…
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…
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