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ITS Facility Management

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has deployed Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) field devices, traffic signal equipment, and telecommunications systems throughout the state. These subsystems are comprised of a complex network of fiber optic and electrical cables, wireless paths, electronics, and field devices that are constantly changing through system expansions, routine maintenance, and equipment upgrades. FDOT needed a tool with proven capability for managing a statewide communication network as well as the ability to manage a wide range of transportation industry equipment assets. The FDOT has chosen the ITS Facility Management System (ITSFM).

What is ITSFM?

Fiber Management Tool

FDOT has deployed a Facility Management System that was adapted from the telecommunications industry to help manage the overall ITS network, the system configuration, and its components (assets). FDOT has procured an enterprise license from Byers Engineering Company for their NexusWorks Product, formerly Fiber Management Tool (FMT). Byers has configured the product to meet our needs for ITS project documentation of fiber optic facilities, ITS devices, traffic signal equipment and the Statewide Telecommunication Network information. The resulting configured product for FDOT is called ITS Facility Management System (ITSFM).

ITSFM is a GIS (Geographical Information System) based web application that provides for the modeling of the fiber network facilities and connected fiber devices, as well as ITS devices and the electrical system powering the ITS device sites. The software is a web based application that a valid user can access through a secure login from any computer connected to the Internet - there is no software to install or maintain on the user's computer. The application provides dynamic and interactive mapping of the facility network on the user's laptop or personal computer running the latest version of Internet Explorer and JAVA software with a wired or wireless broadband connection to the Internet

The ITSFM compiles information about network assets into a single, accessible GIS based graphical and tabular database allowing the Districts, the Central Office ITS Section and Regional Partners to manage the entire system. Regional transportation partners are invited to join the system at a moderate cost to facilitate regional data sharing of fiber and other infrastructure with each other.

The ITSFM is designed so that maintenance technicians can update the database as changes and modifications are performed in the field by using any laptop computer with a wireless Internet connection.

The ITSFM is configured to support both the asset and configuration management of the following subsystems:

Filter Trace

Fiber Optic Communication Subsystem:

  • Geographic location and facility attributes for communication conduits, duct banks, pull boxes and splice vaults
  • Fiber cable type, size, and termination
  • Fiber utilization (i.e. working, defective, reserved, etc.)
  • Fiber patch panel assignments
  • Circuit trace
  • Outage Locate

Cabinet mount

Statewide Telecommunication Subsystem:

  • Geographic location and facility attributes for wireless shelters
  • Supporting electrical equipment including DC power supplies, batteries, surge protection and stand-by generators
  • Tower attributes including coordinates, antennas, cables and warning lights
  • Management of radios and FCC licenses
  • Wireless paths attributes including span length, frequency band, and polarization

Equipment Facilities:

  • Regional Transportation Management Centers
  • Communication Hub Sites
  • Field Equipment Sites.

ITS & Signal Subsystems:

  • Geographic location and attributes for traffic signal (intersection or ramp),and the following ITS device types:
    • Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV)
    • Vehicle Detection System (VDS):
      • Radar Detection Sensors
      • Video Detection Sensors
      • Pavement Detection Sensors
      • Telemeter Traffic Monitoring Site (TTMS)
      • Automatic Vehicle Identification Reader:
        • Bluetooth Sensor
        • License Plate Reader
        • Toll Tag Reader (Receiver Only)
        • Wired Magnetometer Sensor
        • Wireless Magnetometer Sensor
    • Dynamic Message Sign (DMS)
    • Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) Transmitter
    • Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) Sign
    • Roadway Weather Information System (RWIS)
    • Electronic Speed Feedback Sign (ESFS)
    • Beacon
    • Electronic Display Sign (EDS)
    • Safety Barrier Cable System (SBCS)
    • Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI)

Electrical Subsystem

  • Geographic location and attributes for electrical cable, cabinets (load center, meter point and service point)
  • Electrical circuits association to equipment cabinets
  • Utility service demarcation sites including utility company service information.

Toll Equipment Site

  • Toll Equipment Shelter
  • Toll Equipment Cabinet
  • Mainline & Ramp Gantries
  • AVI Transceivers
  • Gate & Warning Lights

For additional information, please contact Randy Pierce at Randy.Pierce@dot.state.fl.us.