Software developer LYT joins the #FREEtheMIBS movement to boost interoperability across traffic controllers through the open sharing of management information bases (MIBs)
SAN DIEGO, California, July 25, 2023 – FREEtheMIBS, an advocacy campaign to encourage traffic signal controller manufacturers, ITS device manufacturers, and public sector agencies to unite behind opening and sharing management information bases (MIBs), has gained another industry partner. LYT (pronounced light), the developer of a cloud-based open-architecture software platform that uses state-of-the-art connected vehicle and machine learning technologies to prioritize the flow of vehicles, is the latest ITS industry player to join the group.
LYT’s ability to improve emergency response times and on-time transit arrivals relies on integration with third-party ITS devices. “For us to prioritize the flow of vehicles in a safe and meaningful way, we rely on effective integrations with traffic signal controllers,” said Tim Menard, CEO and Founder of LYT. “Working with FREEtheMIBS vendors makes it infinitely easier to deliver results in a timely fashion. We are proud to add our name to FREEtheMIBS to help advocate for an open, multi-vendor ecosystem that puts customers first.”
LYT’s technology enables the communication of first responders (police, fire, ambulance) and public transit vehicles with traffic management centers to prioritize those vehicles for consistent and reliable green lights that reduce response time and increase average vehicle speed. Signal priority helps responders get to the scene when seconds count and keeps public transportation on time for the efficient flow of people.
Open and free
The #FREEtheMIBs campaign began four years ago to advocate for traffic controller manufacturers and other ITS device vendors to open their MIBs to allow greater freedom of choice in selecting solutions that work best for them regardless of manufacturer. Open MIBs also create innovation through competition, advancing the ITS industry and improving traffic reduction, safety, and sustainability.
“We are excited to have another software company join FREEtheMIBS,” says FREEtheMIBS Advisory Board Chair Trisha Tunilla. “LYT is a great use case for the benefits that can be realized through the open sharing of MIBs. Cutting through the bureaucratic red tape, they can more quickly and efficiently deliver quantifiable reductions in travel time and harmful emissions to communities. We look forward to having them advocate with us, dispel myths about open MIBS, and help advance the industry.”
For those looking to learn more about MIBs, FREEtheMIBS is co-moderating a panel presentation all about MIBS on July 27, 2023, at 1:00pm Eastern. Hosted by NEMA, the interactive presentation will feature presenters from all six US traffic signal controller manufacturers to discuss what a MIB is, the benefits of sharing, and best practices for doing so safely and securely. Click here to register – works best when opened in Microsoft Edge.
#FREEtheMIBS is a collaborative campaign to encourage traffic signal controller and ITS device manufacturers, and public sector agencies to unite behind opening and sharing device NTCIP protocols – specifically, management information bases (MIBs). To learn more about the freeing the MIBs or to join the movement, visit FREEtheMIBS.org.
LYT is an intelligent connected traffic technology provider that offers a cloud-based open-architecture platform that orchestrates today’s Intelligent Transportation Systems. LYT’s AI-powered machine learning data enables a suite of transit signal priority solutions that utilize pre-existing transit tracking sensors and city communication networks to dynamically adjust the phase and timing of traffic signals to provide sufficient green clearance time while minimally impacting cross traffic. LYT is headquartered in Silicon Valley and serves municipalities across the US.
Learn more at LYT.ai.
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