I+D+i: VIPMAT (Vehicle to Infrastructure Platform for Mobility Accounting and Tracking)


VIPMAT is an experimental development project that Tecsidel carries out individually with funding granted by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), under the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, within the CERVERA Technology Transfer project program (IDI-20191279) where the collaboration of the i2CAT Foundation technology center takes place.


The project aims to build the prototype of a platform for accounting and monitoring the mobility of the vehicle connected to the infrastructure. This platform implements the automatic data exchange between connected vehicles and free-flow control points (without the need to stop the vehicle), providing the innovation of using CAV (Connected Autonomous Vehicles) / V2X type wireless communications. (Vehicle to Everything), in order to achieve a high volume of data exchanged that includes information about the vehicle itself relative to the route, passengers and goods transported, intended for the digitized characterization of mobility services in the MaaS field (Mobility as a Service). Among the contexts related to these services are:



  • payment for the use of road infrastructure so that it is possible to calculate the corresponding amount from currently not available data with usual tolling devices,

  • the measurement of the environmental impact of the vehicle passing through a control point according to real time metrics provided by the vehicle itself,

  • the characterization of traffic, vehicle to vehicle detailed unitarily,

  • the control of passengers and / or goods transported by the vehicle, as well as their routes.


Based on the communication capacity between the vehicle and the control point that VIPMAT provides, processes that would otherwise require stopping and / or inspecting the vehicle can be automated.


The V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure) wireless communications that VIPMAT includes are mainly carried out by devices:



  • RSE (Road Side Equipment), to be installed at certain control points located in fixed interlocks (gantries, pergolas, posts) or in surveillance vehicles, connected to a central road or MaaS management system.

  • OBU (On Board Unit) aboard the vehicle, dedicated to data capture and transmission. These data are obtained from various sources such as the OBD2 interface for diagnosis that the vehicle itself incorporates, the GPS geolocation data device or administrative information entered by the user / driver through a smartphone-like mobile terminal connected to this device.


Tecsidel faces the realization of this project from its experience and its knowledge of toll systems and ITS, undertaking the software development of new interfaces, prototypes protocols and algorithms. The contribution of the i2CAT Foundation technology center focuses on activities related to the selection of hardware, the design of the firmware of the most physical levels of the V2I communication protocols involved, as well as the validation of the prototype of the VIPMAT platform.








R+D+i: CREA-BIG DATA, ICT platform for new mobility models

CREA-BIGDATA is an experimental development project that Tecsidel carries out individually with funding partly granted by FEDER funds (Intelligent Growth Operative Program) and partly by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), under the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, in the context of Research and Development Projects (PID) that those center promotes (CDTI - EXP 00092054 / IDI-20160795).

The general goal of CREA-BIGDATA is the ICT platform development for the identification, analysis and explotation of new models of urban and interurban mobility for citizens within the scope of re-using public sector information. This system provides, from collection emulators and real-world operational information processed, services to be consumed potentially under Open Data, the new paradigm in data management.

The achieved goals allow solving the mobility criticalities, by implementing models characterized by:

  • being more agile and aligned to reality, which is solved by implementing simulators for generation, collection and processing operational information from various sources of real-world data.

  • being rapidly adaptable to changes with shorter but dense time series of data, which involves the construction of a Big Data technology platform that is powered by simulators of the previous specific objective.

  • having interactive, comprehensive and intelligible visualizations, which is materialized with the elaboration of final services that offer graphical visualization and navigation of the information contained in the Big Data platform.

  • being useful for prognosis and for feeding other systems, which is solved by developing additional services for decision making and planning, data analytics and prediction, as well as the structuring of data to be re-used under Open Data.


CREA-BIGDATA takes into account the main entry data of the mobility models to be processed from access control and payment systems in tolls and car parks, ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) sensors, lathes in Public transport (rail, subway, bus) and terminal transitions between cells of wireless cellular telephony networks, whose generation in the scope of the project has been carried out through simulators.

With CREA-BIGDATA final functionalities are obtained for the treatment of mobility models to be applied in urban and interurban diagnosis, prognosis, decision-making and planning. These are focused on real systems and networks refinement, considered as Data Source and undoubtedly connected to citizens mobility.

CloudsMan: Multi-Cloud Management System for FAB of IaaS based on Dockers

CloudsMan is an experimental development project that Tecsidel carries out individually with funding granted by the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, within the framework of the Strategic Action of Economy and Digital Society - Technological Impulse, within the Plan of Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016 (TSI-100104-2017-3).

The objective of CloudsMan is the development of a system oriented to manage provisioning, assurance and billing of IT Infrastructures  as a  Service (IaaS) on Docker containers basis,  running in Multi-Cloud environment.

CloudsMan arises from current increasing presence  of several Cloud providers bringing to the cloud the externalized implementation of applications and virtualized information systems on Docker containers basis.

The challenge to solve is the management of the IT services supported by these applications and systems in terms of:

  • Provisioning: basic functionality of deployment and stop of services

  • Assurance: monitoring the availability and performance of services

  • Billing to clients of services according to the resources provided by the suppliers


This management must be expressed to the receipt / consumer of such services in their terms, and should handle those other terms that the management of each Cloud eventually offers, in order to achieve a better level of integration and automation of elementary actions that currently are carried  out in an isolated and manual way, obtaining results of greater efficiency and effectiveness in the use of IT infrastructure in the cloud.

The management also includes the IT infrastructural elements that the end user / client may eventually have at their sites (ON PREMISE) as well as specific aspects of containerized virtualization.

With CloudsMan, Tecsidel will not only add into its Smart ITC Monitoring and OSS portfolio a new solution for the management of services based on multi-cloud IT infrastructures, but will also allow the deployment on these infrastructures  of their solutions for  Tolls Systems, ITS and Logistic Systems, as well of  solutions addressed to other sectors in which Tecsidel provides application development and integration services.

R+D+i: IOT4FSM (Internet Of Things For Field Service Management)

A way of making Europe.

IOT4FSM is an experimental development project that Tecsidel carries out individually, with funding provided by the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda,  in the framework of the Strategic Action on Digital Economy and Society, within the Plan for Scientific Research Technical and Innovation 2013-2016 (TSI-100110-2016-1).

The aim of IOT4FSM is the development of a system oriented to manage and track in real-time the different resources and materials used in the arena ,  by emergency services field technicians (fire, police, medical emergencies), with the use of embedded tags in heterogonous places, on a Near Field Communications (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless telecommunications basis.  This tracking will be possible both from mobile devices used by field technicians and  from a central server.

Currently the management of this type of scenarios is done by via audio traditional communications (TeTRA networks), as well as with GPS fleet management systems. The proposed solution aims to extend these capabilities to areas of location of technicians and materials, providing visibility of inventory of available resources and their current status, in environments both outdoor and indoor.

In order to carry out the project, Tecsidel starts from its proven knowledge and experience in the solutions it provides to its customers, such as its cars identification and tracking systems (from Toll and ITS line)  and its ware  location and status control systems (from Logistics Industry and Distribution line)

Also in terms of the functional context Tecsidel takes into consideration its previous experience in the area of Field Service Management performed from its IT Solutions projects for telecommunications operators and security companies.

With IOT4FSM Tecsidel reaches to build a system of interest to its three business lines, based on its capacity to develop software applications for mobile devices and IoT, which has as a central element a sensorization characterized by

-be based and hybrid t Near Field Communications - Bluetooth Low Energy and  developed ad-hoc tag,

-apply the usage of this type of tag, not only to detect the presence of the actor or object to which are attached and identify them, but also to point out the position, extending, in addition, such use during actions in the field in which they are involved.

R+D+i: STREET-FLOW, the future of Smart Cities

STREET FLOW is an experimental development project that Tecsidel carries out individually with funding granted by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), under the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, in the context of Research and Development Projects (PID) that those center promotes (CDTI - EXP 00086512 / IDI-20150279).

The general goal of STREET-FLOW is to develop a high-performance single-gantry free-flow system to identify and classify vehicles on urban roads, with plans to be able to integrate with Smart City platforms. This system must provide for each vehicle that transports the information corresponding to the registration, identification tag (if incorporated), vehicle class, direction and speed, also having all the sensing equipment in a single arch or mechanical structure fixation, unlike current multi-lane systems.

In order to provide such information also in situations of traffic congestion and slow traffic (more complicated to obtain), the system will have the novel incorporation of a sensor based on Doppler effect.

The management of urban mobility in cities requires systems to obtain highly reliable information on road traffic, especially in terms of vehicle identification and categorization. The trend in these systems implementation is to obtain the minimal impact on the environment and traffic, and offer an easy integration into ICT platforms, from which data can be distributed as well as coordinate their functioning with other systems. The current free-flow systems fulfill part of these requirements because their installation does not require intervention in the firm and because vehicles must not stop or reduce their speed. However, they need to distribute their sensor equipment in several frames (two or three), separated enough to process in a timely and synchronized way the obtained data. This makes them poorly suited for installation in urban environments, where roads may be short or have difficult paths, and where special care must be taken in the use of spaces to minimize environmental and visual impacts.

With STREET-FLOW all free-flow sensors (antennas, cameras, lasers) are focused on a single gantry which allows important savings in the CAPEX and OPEX associated to the physical infrastructure involved thanks to algorithmic and programming conceived and implemented by Tecsidel. This allows to collect, process and add, in a short time, the data supplied by the mentioned sensorization.

 

R+D+i: ITMCS+ and TMMS+, Tecsidel solutions for Tunnels Management

Tecsidel offers ITMCS +, the ITS web-based solution for tunnels, that allows to manage traffic in complex environments. This solution integrates the vast majority of infrastructure instruments (Variable Messaging Panels, SOS Posts, CCTV, DAI, PA system), with great ease for the parameterization of these and new instruments thanks to the direct communication with the PLCs. It is a system designed for intense traffics and very complex environments, with internal messaging that enables a quick and coordinated action in any incident. In addition, it allows anticipating the events in a totally remote way, taking into account the security and the risks prevention.

Tecsidel TMMS + is not only an asset manager, since it incorporates a wide range of possibilities both preventive and complex management of an infrastructure: assets, equipment, tools, suppliers, services, internal and external work teams, etc. All due to a workflow, fully configurable.

Both solutions, ITMCS+ and TMMS+, incorporate the most advanced geolocation tools and graphic effects through active plans, being able to trace at all times the action scope, the equipment and assets with which the installation counts on and the emission of reports after all the actions. These integrate perfectly with almost immediate deadlines, and even in multi-concessional mode for tunnels on toll roads.

These products have received support from the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), Regulation 821/2014, through the Industrial Technological Development Center (CDTI), IDI-20141144, under the "Intelligent Growth Operational Program 2014-2020"

The main objective of of ITMCS+ and TMMS+ development is to have presence in the market of tunnel ITS, a market where Tecsidel had no presence. With this project, the company not only increases its product line with a new solution, but also opens the door to the execution of projects in civil engineering environments. Providing an added value from the beginning of the work.

As a first result, it is necessary to mention that Tecsidel has obtained reference projects in markets with high growth potential, such as Argentina, Peru and Brazil. The common denominator consists of a high traffic density, high growth of the car park, and complex environments because of population density. In conclusion, emerging markets in ITS solutions.

For more information of FEDER 2014-2020 (Pluri-Regional Operational Program for Intelligent Growth) click here: https://goo.gl/XtDxnc

Backoffice developed by our Software and Test Factory

The Standard Toll System is a generic and adaptable product to different concessionaires which avoids custom development costs.
Within this system, from the Software and Test Factory of Tecsidel, has developed the BackOffice product, a web application for managing data related to a concessionaire Toll. The functionality includes the management of Toll transactions, turns counting settlements, issuance of lots of foreign issuers billing, customer accounts, reports, etc.


From our Software Factory product development and software design and programming, implementation support (including end customer deployments) and remote support is made. Its function provides a degree of maturity in the development of global software company that enables exponentially increase efficiency for higher quality results, with shorter development time and lower cost.


Since our Test Factory ensures that the quality of the software to be installed meets the specifications of requirements and needs adequate performance.


To meet the requirements of quality and productivity targets is vital application of the methodology emanating system with CMMI maturity level 2 and 3 in which capacity is certified Software Factory Test and Tecsidel.


Technologies and tools used for the development of this product have been: ASP.Net 3.5; IIS 7; Java, Javascript, Oracle 11g, SQL Server 2008; Visual Studio 2008; Enterprise Library 4.1; Plastic SCM; Redmine.

R+D+i: PYME INTEROPERABILIDAD

PYME_INTEROPERABILIDAD is a project of experimental development nationwide that Tecsidel done individually with funding provided by the Ministry of Industry, within the framework of the Strategic Action Digital Economy and Society, within the Plan of Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016 (TSI-100104-2014-24).

The aim of PYME_INTEROPERABILIDAD is to build a new platform to offer SMEs a new service that helps them automate administrative processes that relate to Public Administration. To achieve this interoperability our platform incorporates telematics services that facilitate data transmission and electronic documents with Public Administration.

The platform combines three technological elements to provide the service:

  • Competitive. Today a crucial element of competitiveness is the ability to offer value-added services at an affordable cost. That is why Tecsidel targets its services to the use of Cloud Computing technology, which is to provide an outline and scalable variable costs based on usage.

  • Easy access. Definitely one of the elements that must provide the new service value is higher productivity in administrative tasks that SMEs have to perform with Public Administration. Thus, is fundamental: in one hand, capacity of integration with management systems (ERP); on the other hand, access via mobile.

  • Security. Thanks to the use of electronic signatures as a means of Digital Identity companies for access to electronic services. Definitely one of the crucial elements to interact with electronic services of public administration is to have the ability to use electronic certificates.


So Tecsidel on this new platform combines technological elements in which already has broad experience gained over numerous projects in the field of eGovernment.

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R+D+i: PLESANDA: A Scalable Platform for Data Analytics

PLESANDA is experimental development project that Tecsidel carries out individually with funding provided by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, in the framework of the Strategic Action on Digital Economy and Society, within the Plan for Scientific Research Technical and Innovation 2013-2016 (TSI-100105-2014-186)

The aim of PLESANDA is the development of a Scalable Platform for Data Analysis to solve the challenge that means the exploitation of data generated automatically with volume and high speed. In this environment it is not possible to address data processing with the capability of a single machine, so it is necessary to deploy a set of them also specific to withstand storage and data analysis software distributed and scalable way.

PLESANDA includes the construction of its own platform and its test-bed,  regarding the Big Data paradigm - on ‘batch’ mode of processing 'batch' for analysis of large volume data without strict requirements in terms of speed, and  'real time' mode  with Complex Event Processing computing and fast correlation of data  from various sources based -  running over a Coud Computing architecture in order to provide fast delivery of virtualized IT resources (storage, processor, network, applications, etc.) and accessible remotely through network .

It also includes  the development of two applications, in two areas:

• Monitoring IP traffic statistics from NetFlow provides network equipment,

• Statistical analysis of automobile traffic on toll roads equipped with FreeFlow gantries.

For both cases Tecsidel applies  its proven knowledge on Telecommunication Networks Management Systems and Toll Systems. In the test-bed infrastructure and real systems will be used to validate the expected operation of the platform, so the two developed application could be considered as pre-release versions of data analyzers relevant for customers of mentioned areas.

 

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Movistar (Telefonica Moviles of Spain) certification tests

Certification tests in the Movistar Spain prepaid platform. Put into production with guarantees of quality and success.


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Movistar offers many of its services of mobile phones using prepaid cards. To put on the market this possibility we have a platform called ALTAMIRA. Products and services are developed by different companies who deliver their developments to Telefónica Móviles of Spain. These new developments should be certified before putting them into production. In addition you should check that not only operate the new services or new features, but the set of offered services maintains its usual high quality.


Tecsidel, from its business line IT Solutions, has collaborated in the quality assurance of this platform since 2001 until 2014, testing certification and support the deployment of Altamira-Spain production have been carried out.


 


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The set of tests include all the same typology: certification, functional, regression, automated verification, performance, load and stress, stability, performance, etc. always looking for the continuous improvement of the implemented software.


They rely on simulators that must be parameterized and tools that facilitate efficiency in the execution of tests and can repeat a methodology of guarantees.


Any software to implement in actual production must be certified to ensure quality and avoid surprises to the end customers.