The National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems Protocol defines a set of standards called NTCIP that contain a composite application layer protocol, called Transportation Management Protocol (TMP) designed specifically for the management of transportation systems. The Transportation Management Protocol consists of three component protocols:
All three protocols provide the same base services, but are designed for different needs, device complexity, and communications bandwidth of the specific system. Essentially, each component protocol maximizes two of the three requirements of simplicity, flexibility, and minimal packet size at the expense of the third requirement.
NTCIP standards aim to achieve equipment interoperability and interchangeability in order to facilitate coordination and information sharing among the parties connected to the Transportation Networks.
For more information about the NTCIP project, the TMP protocol and to access the source standard documents please refer to the Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers (NEMA) and to the NTCIP web sites.
NuDesign offers the following software development tools and libraries for embedded and desktop target systems, aiding developers of applications requiring NTCIP Transportation Management Protocol agent or manager functionality:
The SNMPv1 protocol standard is at the core of the NTCIP Transportation Management Protocol suite. NuDesign fully supports SNMPv1 and is currently looking to add the other two protocol components, Simple Transportation Management Protocol and Simple Fixed Message Protocol as extra libraries to its tools and applications for the transportation industry NTCIP embedded and desktop applications.