June 15, 2023
Leading manufacturers Q-Free, Yunex Traffic, Cubic, Oriux, Econolite, and SWARCO McCain discuss MIBs at critical moment for transportation connectivity.
The National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA) today announced their participation at the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) 2023 Forum and Expo as a moderator for a panel discussion on the safety, security, and interoperability of traffic signal controllers. All six of the leading North American traffic signal controller manufacturers will come together to discuss the best way to safeguard intersection controllers while creating a secure network capable of handling the growing demand of data sharing and connectivity.
“The controller is the safety critical single source of truth at an intersection and communicating with the controller via a management information base –or MIB– is a key enabler in that process,” said Steve Griffith, Executive Director, Transportation Systems and Cybersecurity, NEMA. “This panel will feature experts from these manufacturers discussing what it means when they share their MIBs.”
Steve Griffith will moderate the 90-minute panel with Trisha Tunilla, advisory board chair of FREEtheMIBS – an advocacy group founded in 2019 to encourage the open sharing of communications protocol (particularly MIBs) – on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 10:30am. Panelists include:
- Patrick Marnell, Director of Product Management, Q-Free
- Michael Gaertner, Vice President Products & Systems and DevOps, Yunex Traffic
- Shaun Alford, Product Manager at Cubic Transportation Systems, Cubic
- Ray Deer, Chief Technology Officer, Oriux
- Tom Stiles, Vice President, Econolite
- Matt Zinn, Senior Applications Engineer, SWARCO McCain
The panelists are excited to share a table for what they call an unprecedented event. Show host and Executive Director of IMSA Toby Cummings shares in the enthusiasm, “As IMSA prepares for its 2023 Forum and Expo in Reno, Nevada, the excitement around the professional development opportunities is ramping up. For the first time ever, a six-member panel of industry leaders is presenting as a unified group to deliver content to those in the field. I know I as well as the submission ranking committee are excited for this session. Don’t miss it.”
This session is ideal for technicians looking to gain a larger understanding of how controllers “talk” to other devices; and agencies hoping to integrate solutions from multiple controller vendors or looking to leverage real-time signal data with third-party applications.
For those not attending the IMSA Forum and Expo, NEMA will host a webinar discussion with the same panel on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 1:00pm Eastern, details to follow.