Florida Department of Transportation Selects Activu for Integrated TMC Visualization and Collaboration across Multiple Fixed and Smartphone Locations in District Two

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FDOT’s District Two manages the traffic and roadway needs of 18 counties spread over 12,000 square miles in north-east Florida and oversees 43.2 million miles traveled daily. District Two coordinates traffic operations from three locations - one central Traffic Management Center (TMC) and two satellite centers. Activu was selected because its network-centric design can interconnect all three traffic management locations in District Two and seamlessly integrate field-based mobile systems into the traffic management matrix.

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I am very pleased with our increasing involvement in helping the State of Florida meet its growing traffic challenges with intelligent, cost effective, scalable and secure solutions. Paul Noble, Activu CEO

Activu® Corporation, a leading provider of IP-based visualization and collaboration solutions for mission-critical command and control center environments, is pleased to announce that its solution has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for integrated traffic management operations across multiple fixed and mobile locations in District Two.

FDOT’s District Two encompasses 12,000 square miles in north-east Florida with major cities such as Gainesville and Jacksonville, a combined population of 1.9 million residents and roadways with over 8,200 lane-miles. District Two has a main Traffic Management Center (TMC) at its urban office in Jacksonville, Florida, a satellite operation co-located at the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Dispatch Office to coordinate incident response with FHP troopers and a third location at one of FDOT’s maintenance facilities. As a result, one of the District’s primary TMC requirements was to install a single visualization and collaboration solution that would seamlessly interconnect all three centers so operators at each location could view and share the same information and visuals simultaneously and have the right collaboration tools to exchange ideas and make effective decisions.

District Two also had the following additional requirements. They wanted a solution that made the best use of their existing fiber optic network, information technology infrastructure and video display devices without requiring additional purchases; that met FDOT specification 782-2.2.2 for Video Display Control Systems approved by Florida’s Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory (TERL) and was on their Approved Product List; and was fully compatible with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware so District Two could make equipment purchases at State of Florida contract rates from approved vendors. From a technology and features perspective, they wanted a network-based system that utilized an open system architecture while simultaneously providing very high levels of access rights and security; would scale to match the District’s inevitable growth in traffic; had built-in peer-to-peer collaboration capabilities for real-time information sharing with incident-management partners in other facilities; and allowed mobile information devices to be fully integrated into the information sharing, collaboration and decision-making matrix. Activu was selected because its intelligent network and open systems based visualization and collaboration architecture met all of District Two’s system design, interconnectivity, security, scalability, cost, mobility and TERL certification requirements, and more.

“I am very pleased with our increasing involvement in helping the State of Florida meet its growing traffic challenges with intelligent, cost effective, scalable and secure solutions. In addition to serving District Two, we believe that our integration with Florida’s SunGuide ITS software and our deployment in other TMCs across the State will help FDOT realize significant productivity and efficiency benefits from information sharing and coordination across a common platform in routine and mission-critical situations,” said Paul Noble, Activu CEO.

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Activu is the leading provider of highly secure, scalable and robust IP-based visualization and collaboration solutions for mission critical command and control center environments. Our solutions enable sharing, annotating, and analyzing real-time visual information across the network, and across display devices from large video walls to mobile devices - to develop a Common Operational Picture (COP), improve Situational Awareness (SA) and accelerate decision-making. Learn more.

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