World’s first hardware independent ITxPT platform is now available from FourC
Trondheim, Norway, May 04, 2018 --- FourC is delivering the world’s first hardware independent ITxPT-enabled software platform for use in public transport vehicles.
About FourC AS
The start-up FourC AS (www.fourc.eu) is delivering an infrastructure platform for management of distributed systems with focus on the Internet of Things, M2M, transport, healthcare, smart homes and automation. The customised version of this platform built for public transport is named “Cities in Motion Open Service Platform”, on which bus companies, public transport authorities and operators can deploy a broad range of services. FourC has 11 employees with head offices in Trondheim and a branch office in the UK. The company has received support from Norway’s research council for a €4M R&D project in the area of new solutions for public transport in Norway. More information about this project can be found at www.opensp.eu.
FourC will apply for ITxPT “labelling” as soon as the ITxPT organization has the routines in place for software-based modules and services.
Through the OpenSP project, part-funded by the Research Council of Norway, FourC has gained extensive experience in practical solutions for ICT in vehicles using modern technologies and virtualization. On the platform, a range of suppliers offer their software services in the vehicles, for the benefit of passengers and public transport operators and authorities. These services include passenger wi-fi, beacons, infotainment, voice announcements, real-time information and passenger flow analytics to name but a few.
FourC’s Open Service Platform is currently running in approx. 100 vehicles in Norway. All current installations are offered a free-of-charge, over-the-air update to ITxPT functionality.
For more information, please contact:
Sigmund Henningsen, Business Development Manager
+47 90 77 33 41
For more information on ITxPT, please visit:
Read the press release in PDF: English
The ITxPT standard has so far been focused on making hardware interchangeable and allowing public transport authorities and operators to move devices between ITxPT-compatible vehicles, thus eliminating the “lock-in” to specific hardware vendors. Now, ITxPT is moving towards an even more generic, service-oriented approach where software services can be provided virtualized on a range of equipment.
Today, FourC is making their Cities in Motion Open Service Platform with ITxPT support available for customers.