From 10-12 September, 16 organisations active in the value-chain of TPEGTM services (Service Providers, Toolkit providers, Client Manufacturers) gathered from across the globe in the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) premises in Munich to perform 3 days of intensive face-to-face testing. This 1st TPEGTM Testfest, which was jointly organised by ERTICO and by TISA, follows a series of interoperability test events already organised by ERTICO in the scope of various ITS services (cooperative mobility, eCall). The event aimed at providing the framework for one-to-one testing and live debugging with clearly defined use-cases and a systematic record of the learning points. The test cases focused mainly on the implementation of TPEGTM Applications currently defined in TISA Specifications which are soon to become worldwide Standards: TPEGTM-SNI (TISA Specification SP11014, to become ISO/TS 18234-3), TPEGTM-TEC (TISA Specification SP11016, to become ISO/TS 18234-9), TPEGTM-TFP (TISA Specification SP10036, to become ISO/TS 21219-18) and the TPEGTM DAB adaptation layer (TISA specification SP10008). Among all executed Test Cases, the level of interoperability has proven good with an average success rate of 87%. In addition to this interoperability assessment, the event also provided the TISA Community with extremely valuable feedback on the interpretation of the standards and how they could be refined in the future to ensure an even more consistent implementation of the TPEGTM technology across the whole value-chain worldwide.  Overall the participants’ satisfaction was excellent and Matthias Unbehaun, TISA Executive Director Designate commented, “this initiative was a success which should pave the way for future activities aiming at assessing and continuously improving the compliance between TPEGTM clients and TPEGTM services. Given the maturity level reached by the TPEGTM  technology today, the timing was perfect for this first TPEGTM Testfest”. A similar Testfest is already in preparation and should take place in spring 2013.Testfest is a generic testing service provided by ERTICO, to carry out Interoperability test event for ITS standards implementations. This new testing service is part of the ERTICO strategy to efficiently ensure interoperability and thus enable the deployment of ITS systems and services.

For further information please contact:

Amaury Cornélis, TISA Coordinator                             

+32 (0)2 400 07 43

François Fischer, ERTICO Project Manager

+32 (0)2 400 07 96