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NEMA jointly publishes naming convention specification.

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Jun 11, 2009 - NEMA, AASHTO, and ITE have published National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) 1104 v01 Center-to-Center Naming Convention Specification. Under development since 1996, set of communication protocols for traffic management devices defines naming service for common object request broker architecture (CORBA) for use in center-to-center communications in transportation industry. It can be referenced by non-CORBA standards to define how certain items should be named.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA, AASHTO, and ITE Release NTCIP 1104 v01 Center-to-Center Naming Convention Specification

Press release date: Jun 04, 2009

(ROSSLYN, Va., June 4, 2009) - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) have published National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) 1104 v01Center-to-Center Naming Convention Specification.

Since 1996, NEMA, AASHTO, and ITE have been jointly developing NTCIP, a family of communication protocols for traffic management devices.

NTCIP 1104 v01 defines the naming service for common object request broker architecture (CORBA) for use in center-to-center communications in the transportation domain. NTCIP 1104 v01 may also be referenced by non-CORBA standards to define how certain items should be named. NTCIP 1104 v01 is a base standard that provides definitions of protocols.

The contents and scope of NTCIP 1104 v01 may be viewed, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $36, by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/ntcip1104-v01.cfm , or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Web at global.ihs.com.

NTCIP 1104 v01 is available from the NTCIP website, www.ntcip.org, as a no-cost Adobe PDF download. This special offer is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's ITS Joint Program Office.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

AASHTO, founded in 1914, serves its member departments, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Congress by providing leadership, technical services, information, and advice as well as by contributing to national policy on transportation issues. AASHTO is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

ITE is an international individual member educational and scientific association, and is one of the largest and fastest-growing multimodal professional transportation organizations in the world. Founded in 1930, the Institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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