Workshop Success Stories
"It is our opinion that the SIT ITS Workshop positively influenced...activities by bringing greater awareness of the existing architecture and standards, the standardization process, and the clear benefits of interoperability within an ITS system itself or between two or more systems that cross organizational boundaries. In addition, it gave us tools to examine the benefits of the US ITS system."
- Zeev Shadmi, ITS Program Manager, Land Transport Administration, Ministry of Transport, Jerusalem, ISRAEL
"The Standards in Trade program is an excellent example of an innovative way NIST collaborates with standards developers to work with other nations on standards needs. Programs such as this help pave the way for U.S. manufacturers, who are accustomed to designing to U.S. standards, to forge beneficial business relationships with foreign governments, business interests, and consumers."
"The NIST Standards in Trade (SIT) Workshop for Israel held in Washington, DC in April 2005 was the catalyst for ConSysTec's current successes in Israel, and we deeply appreciate that we were given the opportunity to participate in that activity. The decision Israel has made to use the U.S. Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture as their framework architecture, and the decision to then use NTCIP standards for several very large deployments by MA'ATZ, should have a more positive impact on the opportunity for U.S. companies to supply equipment, which will result in larger revenues for those companies."
- Rob Jaffe, Ph.D., President, Consensus Systems Technologies
"Due in large part to this SIT workshop and the opportunities it provided for both the U.S. and Brazilian Federal and private organizations to collaborate, Brazil recently announced that the country has offically adopted the U.S. National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) traffic standards for their road privitization program. The announcement, issued by Brazilian Government officials, states the required use of NTCIP standards in all private roadways to be built in the country. Growth in the highway system is expected to be substantially boosted by the upcoming 2014 World Cup and the recent awarding of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to Brazil.
The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Consulate in São Paulo has been actively involved in identifying opportunities for U.S. suppliers and said that U.S. firms will be especially competitive in providing goods and serices related to traffic control, safety, maintenance, and a broad range of wireless and wire line communications-based information and electronics technologies."
“NEMA members recognize the importance of implementing new conformity assessment schemes on a regional basis. The NIST Standards in Trade Workshop for the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Regulatory System for Product Control as Applied to Low Voltage Equipment and Toys provided a mechanism to create, not only a better understanding of the emerging GSO scheme, but to help build a channel of communication with the implementation agency. This will enable manufacturers to have questions addressed on a prompt and reliable basis. “
-Gene Eckhart, Director, International Trade, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)