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21/05/2012

Iteris secures $2.45m ATIS deal

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Moe Zarean
Moe Zarean Vice President of Iteris Eastern region
Iteris will design, implement, operate and maintain a new travel information and navigation service for the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport—the first such system in the Middle East. The service will be similar to a new traveler information and 511 system Iteris is deploying in Virginia.

“We’re giving drivers advanced travel information directly to their vehicles so they can see accidents and congestion in advance, make informed navigation decisions and ultimately reduce travel times,” said Moe Zarean, Vice President of Iteris Eastern Region.

The project is worth $2.45 million and will be run through Iteris’s Abu Dhabi office with support from its U.S. based staff. Design and implementation will start immediately and the system is expected to be operational in early 2013. The project also includes a two-year operations and maintenance agreement through 2014.

The Virginia project—started in 2011 and set to launch this week—modernizes the state’s 511 advanced travel information system in time for the busy summer travel season. It includes a traveler information website (www.511virginia.org), a new 511 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Phone System and two new mobile applications. A new feature that helps travelers navigate to the state’s beaches is going live on Wednesday.

Iteris also helped Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) integrate 800 CCTV cameras and data resources from five regional operation centers in a single, standardized video and data distribution center.

“The system integrates the latest technologies and facilitates better management of the roadways for all parties while simplifying the access to information for travelers—all these functions [arrive] just in time for the holiday travel,” said Abbas Mohaddes, President and CEO of Iteris.

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