OCIT - Effect and benefit to operators
Today's traffic control systems are mainly characterised through specific system architectures and software architectures, depending on the system supplier. Data transfer is partly proprietary and sometimes even patent-protected. This situation does not (or only with high effort) allow the operator or manufacturer to build vendor-mixed systems and to introduce to the latest technology.
To avoid the resulting problems, many operators have chosen homogeneous systems within certain areas. This usually raised monopoly positions of providers and high prices in procurement.
The efficiency of today's systems often - especially in the field of data transmission - does not meet today's requirements of a modern transport system management. Through the development and implementation of OCIT there was a fundamental change in this situation for the operators.
OCIT enables at any point using such components that have the best price-performance ratio. The effort (manpower and costs) for the systems could be reduced considerably. Operators achieve more independence from specific suppliers, so that a replacement of components or a change of supplier is possible at any time. Furthermore, there is the possibility of a basis for the development of uniform, modern user interfaces even in vendor-mixed systems.