Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS has announced plans to help speed interoperability of electronic toll collection by publishing its Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) specification used in equipment supplied by Kapsch to the E-ZPass Group and other customers throughout North America.
The move will provide developers and companies with open and free access to the Kapsch TDM specification and is the latest E-ZPass Group and Kapsch contribution to support interoperability and industry compliance with Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
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.
“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.