August 19, 2002 – Telcontar has announced that Traffic Manager, a new product that seamlessly integrates real-time traffic flow and incident information with existing applications and location-based services. By using Traffic Manager with Telcontar’s Drill Down Server software platform, location-based service providers will now be able to quickly add traffic capabilities to their applications. This will enable such new operations as the automatic rerouting of vehicles around traffic jams, the visual display of traffic conditions, the integration of real-time traffic with vehicle navigation systems, and the creation of new traffic applications for wireless cell and PDA users. Early customers of the Traffic Manager include Pharos, Inc. and a global 3G mobile network operator.
Traffic Manager will ship later this month and will be available in the United States for use with Tele Atlas/Smartroute and TrafficCast traffic data. Coverage for traffic incidents and construction is supported for more than 100 cities, including New York, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and the San Francisco Bay Area. Flow-based traffic coverage is provided for more than 20 cities including, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco Bay Area. Future releases of Traffic Manager will support European traffic feeds, and additional US-based traffic feeds.
Traffic Manager is a Java-based, J2EE compliant module to the Drill Down Server that provides customers with a scalable solution ideal for their high transaction environments. It interfaces with the BEA Weblogic Application Server and Oracle 9i Database. Support for additional application servers and databases will be added in future releases.