I apologise in advance for this slight rant. Some things get
under my nerves and this is one of them.
In 1997 when UTMC was established, local authorities were
isolated islands whom rarely spoke to one another. With email, web
and initiatives from local and central government, transport is now
seen as an integrated multi modal network, all reliant on one
another in order to get along. James and I both believe that UTMC
should not just be Urban and Traffic but Unified and Transport. To
this end we have brought many innovations and products to the
market and we believe really moved the game on in a number of key
areas, one of them being linking systems.
Back in 2006, within months of operating, Cloud Amber had linked
our first system together. We did this in a fully UTMC compliant
method using full UTMC protocols. The technical minded amongst you
may wonder how this was done without somehow changing the standard.
Well, that's where our intelligence comes in to play. I am not
going to divulge exactly how we do it as our competitors will then
find something else to copy! However with cleaver logic, software,
security and permissions it is perfectly possible to do so each sub
system, system, user and interface remains completely compliant,
the database is fully compliant and no one is any the wiser! Cloud
Amber now have over 20 systems linked to date, including Poole
Bournemouth, Dorset, Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire, Reading,
Windsor and Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire... need I go on...
If anyone tells you linking UTMC systems cannot be done, or it
is hard, or it takes a long time, or it is very expensive clearly
needs to sharpen their pencil. Give me a call if you want to know
Cloud Amber's Current Linked Systems