Kapsch to Release E-ZPass Technology; Significant Advancement to Electronic Toll Collection Interoperability
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc. (Kapsch), a subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, today announced plans to publish its Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) specification used in equipment supplied by Kapsch to the E-ZPass Group and other customers throughout North America.
Providing developers and companies open and free access to the Kapsch TDM specification is the latest E-ZPass Group and Kapsch contribution to support national electronic toll interoperability and industry compliance with Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Kapsch and the E-ZPass Group expect to post the TDM specification on their websites, early in the first quarter of 2013.
“Open, non-proprietary technology benefits everyone and accelerates the adoption of the solutions these technologies enable. By opening the Kapsch TDM specification, Kapsch will enable developers and companies to provide agencies and concessionaires with optimized toll transactions based upon industry leading technology that currently provides greater than 99.9% accuracy for the E-ZPass Group,” said Chris Murray, President and CEO, Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc. “We are committed to accelerating the efforts of nationwide toll interoperability and providing all customers a choice of technology to ensure revenue assurance and business process optimization.”
“We applaud the efforts of the Kapsch team in supporting the 24 member agencies of the E-ZPass Group with our interoperability strategy,” said PJ Wilkins, Executive Director, E-ZPass Group. “The E-ZPass Group has and will continue to support the objective of nationwide interoperability and this specification is one important building block towards that goal.”
The Kapsch TDM specification is the most widely used electronic toll collection protocol in North America with over 23 million active users, and is the de facto standard for the E-ZPass Group. For more information, please visit www.kapsch.net.
About the E-ZPass Group
The E-ZPass Group operates the largest, most successful toll interoperability network in the world, with more than 23 million toll transponders in use and collects over $8 billion in annual toll revenues of which more than $5.6 billion is collected electronically and over $2.6 billion transferred between agencies through our toll reciprocity programs. The mission of the E-ZPass Group is to enable E-ZPass members and affiliated toll operators to provide the public with a seamless, accurate, interoperable electronic method of paying tolls and fees while preserving and enhancing the E-ZPass program. For more information, please visit: http://e-zpassiag.com.
About Kapsch TrafficCom
Kapsch TrafficCom is a leading global provider of high-performance intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and primarily supplies electronic toll collection (ETC) systems. With its end-to-end portfolio, Kapsch TrafficCom offers solutions across our customer’s entire value chain – from single products and components, to fully integrated turnkey systems and solutions in the applications of electronic toll collection, commercial vehicle operations, and highway traffic management. Kapsch TrafficCom has the knowledge, experience and proven track record to successfully design, build, and operate ETC systems and has implemented 20 complete systems around the world. With 280 references in 41 countries and more than 70 million on-board units delivered and nearly 18,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom services a significant share of the ITS global marketplace. In North America, the company operates offices in Virginia, Texas, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Mexico. For more information, visit www.kapsch.us.
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SOURCE Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS, Inc.