IVU joins ITxPT
Berlin-based IT specialist broadens commitment to the standardisation of IT systems for public passenger transportation
Berlin/Brussels, 16 May 2018 | Open interfaces and innovative transport projects – IVU Traffic Technologies has been a dedicated player for years. Once the world’s first manufacturer to implement IBIS-IP for customers back in 2014, the Berlin-based IT specialist for public transport now joins the ITxPT Association. IVU hopes to champion the introduction of international standards alongside other industry representatives.
The ITxPT Association established at UITP pursues the aim of standardising IT solutions for public passenger transportation at the European level. IVU was previously involved in developing the IT-based standard IBIS-IP for a digital, integrated on-board information system starting in 2010 under the auspices of the VDV, with the aim of phasing out the existing, mostly proprietary IP solutions of different manufacturers. In view of the considerable similarity between IBIS-IP and ITxPT, IVU now intends to push for a merging of the two standards.
“We are delighted to welcome such a highly experienced company as IVU to our network, a company that for years has been at the cutting edge of the implementation of industry-wide standards for digital data transfer in public transport vehicles,” remarks Anders Selling, Secretary General at ITxPT. “Our entire network stands to benefit from the expertise and knowledge IVU has previously accrued across numerous major international projects.”
By codifying communication protocols and hardware interfaces in depth, the ITxPT standard makes differing IT systems fully compatible, thereby reducing the degree of risk encountered in the tendering, project planning and implementation of IT solutions for public transport. Moreover, members of the association share experiences and best practices in various work groups and work together on a standardisation strategy.
“As a member of ITxPT, we hope to bring to the table the years of experience we have acquired in the development and implementation of IBIS-IP,” explains Torsten Franke, Product Manager at IVU. “Our primary objective is to press ahead with the introduction of unified international standards for IT systems in public transport vehicles.”
IVU Traffic Technologies has been working for over 40 years with more than 700 engineers to ensure efficient and environmentally friendly public transport. IVU.suite's integrated standard products cover all bus and rail companies’ processes: from planning, dispatching and operations controls to ticketing, passenger information and the settlement of transport contracts. By working in close partnership with our customers, we lead successful and ambitious IT projects and ensure reliable mobility in the world's metropolises.
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ITxPT is a global non-profit association with 72 members from 17 countries – including PTA, PTO, IT system suppliers and vehicle manufacturers. It unifies suppliers and mobility providers in the development of an IT architecture based on standards for digital communication on-board, over-the-air and to back-office as well as cloud services. ITxPT enables the commercialisation of project results from EBSF, 3-iBS and EBSF2.