Central storage and management of topology documents
As part of the Talking Traffic community, the Traffic Live Exchange Platform facilitates real-time messages from and to traffic lights. All new generation traffic lights, so-called intelligent Traffic Lights Controllers (iTLCs), are connected to TLEX in a single national platform. But, to interpret the data of each traffic light requires a detailed description of the topology of the intersection at which the traffic light is located, the so-called MAP topology (MAP is an international ETSI standard). Central storage was needed because companies and road authorities use these MAP topologies throughout the Talking Traffic value chain.
Central storage for topologies
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has commissioned Monotch to build this central storage for topologies, Topolex. The naming, uploading, validating, viewing and downloading of topology documents is managed on this platform. Moreover, via Topolex, everyone interested can access all topology- and supporting documents. Topolex also has a fully automatic connection with TLEX.
Working with Monotch
Marcel Westerman from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management values working with Monotch since they have proven to execute innovative projects like TLEX. “Because of Monotch’s high standards, we were able to set demanding SLAs on accuracy, reliability and latency. Monotch independently aims for coordination between involved parties to mutually agree on common issues. Monotch has met all demands and has proven that it can create excellent products and services. The user manuals for Topolex and the planned web application make Topolex easily accessible to all users.
I would definitely recommend Monotch to parties with innovative projects in smart mobility. It is hard to define innovative projects fully upfront, and in an innovative project like this, you need partners that are willing and able to be flexible at all times. Monotch is very flexible and thinks in solutions.”