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NEMA jointly releases transportation management protocol.

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Jun 11, 2009 - NEMA, AASHTO, and ITE have released NTCIP 8004 v01 Protocol Structure and Identification of Management Information. Rules and protocols are specified for organizing, describing, and defining transportation management information to be exchanged between applications and/or transportation equipment to encourage interoperability. It defines how NTCIP 1200-series data dictionaries organize and identify objects and define object specifications/meta-attributes/management information bases.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA, AASHTO, and ITE Release NTCIP 8004 v01 Protocol Structure and Identification of Management Information

Press release date: Jun 08, 2009

(ROSSLYN, Va., June 8, 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) 8004 v01 Structure and Identification of Management Information.

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

NTCIP 8004 v01 specifies a set of rules and protocols for organizing, describing, and defining transportation management information to be exchanged between transportation management applications and/or transportation equipment to encourage interoperability. Specifically, NTCIP 8004 v01 defines how NTCIP 1200-series data dictionaries organize and identify objects, define object specifications, define meta-attributes, and define MIBs (management information bases). NTCIP 8004 v01 is intended for use in association with certain application layer protocols in transportation-related communications.

The contents and scope of NTCIP 8004 v01 may be viewed, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $80, by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/ntcip8004.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 8004 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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