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IBM Intelligent Transportation V1.0.1 brings traffic prediction, analytics, and awareness capabilities to transportation departments, operators, and planners

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-158
May 22, 2012


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
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IBM® Intelligent Transportation V1.0.1 addresses the driving need for new intelligence, visibility, and pro-active traffic management across a transportation network.

IBM Intelligent Transportation V1.0.1 is designed to:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ).



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Overview
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The IBM Intelligent Transportation V1.0.1 release addresses the need to reduce traffic congestion, improve incident response and traffic flow, and pro-actively manage traffic conditions to enhance the travel experience for commuters. By providing traffic prediction capabilities and a comprehensive and scalable platform for transportation management solutions, the IBM Intelligent Transportation offering helps to optimize traffic flow and analyze traffic performance across a wide variety of transportation network inputs. It can help optimize throughput, efficiency, response time, and the traveller experience across the transportation network. By providing traffic prediction capabilities and a comprehensive and scalable platform for transportation management solutions, the IBM Intelligent Transportation offering helps to optimize traffic flow and analyze traffic performance across a wide variety of transportation network inputs. It can help optimize throughput, efficiency, response time, and the traveller experience across the transportation network.

Enhancements in this release extend the ability of IBM Intelligent Transportation to help reduce traffic congestion and enhance the travel experience in cities and communities worldwide through:

For additional information on the IBM Intelligent Transportation offering, refer to Software Announcement 211-234, dated July 12, 2011



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IBM Intelligent Transportation V1.0.1 requires an IBM Intelligent Operations Center 1.0.0.1 server whose Analytics Server is configured with 32 GB of memory and whose Database Server is configured with 24 GB of memory. In addition:



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Description
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IBM Intelligent Transportation V1.0.1 offers intelligence and insight, system-wide information integration, and improved citizen experience. It provides centralized management of traffic operations, traffic event information, and predictive analytics using data that is collected across geographic locations. By integrating and aggregating traffic condition and event data from systems and their variety of capture devices, and by supporting analytics value on top of that data, IBM Intelligent Transportation V1.0.1 can help provide situational awareness and critical insights to enhance the operational effectiveness of traffic operations.

The foundation of IBM Intelligent Transportation is its Traffic Information Hub. The Traffic Information Hub supplies the transportation information model on top of which additional analytics and end-user value can be built. It also supports the basic platform for visualization and analysis of historical data patterns. In particular, Traffic Information Hub is designed to:

With this release, national language versions of Traffic Information Hub are available in:

To learn more about IBM Intelligent Transportation, go to

http://www.ibm.com/software/industry/intelligent-transportation/

To learn more about all of IBM Smarter City Solutions, go to

http://www.ibm.com/smartercities

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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Reference information
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For additional information about the IBM Intelligent Transportation offering, refer to Software Announcement 211-234, dated July 12, 2011



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Program number
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Program
number        VRM      Program name

5725-D70      1.0.1    IBM Intelligent Transportation
 


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Education support
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The IBM Software Training team offers a portfolio of education services to help customers and IBM Business Partners successfully deploy the IBM Intelligent Transportation offering to achieve the maximum benefit. Education is a key component to ensuring software success.

IBM curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge direct from IBM developers cemented with expert instructors and flexible time and cost saving training options. The IBM Software Training team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. IBM Software Training provides training for the entire IBM software portfolio that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced offerings. Hands-on labs let you work with fully-functional versions of the software to round out your training experience.

Several training options are available, including instructor-led classroom offerings, virtual (online) classes, and self-paced training that lets you train from your office. For course descriptions, locations, and availability dates, visit

http://www.ibm.com/training/

Select "Training search - global" and search for "Intelligent Transportation" or call 800-IBMTEACH (800-426-8322).



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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A Quick Start Guide is shipped with this product.

No other printed publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Intelligent Transportation Information Center provides IBM Intelligent Transportation product documentation. The IBM Intelligent Transportation Information Center is available at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cities/v1r0m0/index.jsp

The IBM Publications Center is available at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Charge metric
 
                                   Part number or
Program name                       PID number     Charge metric

IBM Intelligent Transportation     5725-D70       Resource Value Unit
 

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the program specific table. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource. Refer to the program specific RVU table.

Notes

Passport Advantage for IBM Intelligent Transportation (5725-D70)

                                                     Part
Program name and description                         number

IBM Traffic Information Hub V1.0.1 Linux™            AF0CRML
 Multilingual Media Pack
 

Value unit pricing

The pricing for IBM Transportation Management System is based on Resource Value Units (RVUs). RVU scaling is a step-tiered model, meaning that each quantity tier must be multiplied by the scaling factor for that tier, and the RVU quantities for each tier added together to calculate the total RVU quantity. RVU quantities must be calculated separately for each chargeable component, and any fractional RVU totals are rounded up to the next whole number.

The resources used for the purpose of RVU calculation is the total number of Transportation Events accessed or managed by the Program per calendar month. A "Transportation Event" is an operational data feed event provided to the Program from any type of transportation related resource or item of value to be managed.

The following is used to calculate RVU requirements based on the number of Transportation Events within the system per calendar month.

Your IBM representative can provide additional assistance in understanding the scaling process.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for IBM Traffic Information Hub are entitled to receive the corresponding refreshed media pack:

                                                 Part
Media pack description                           number
 
IBM Traffic Information Hub V1.0.1               AF0CPEN
 English Media Pack
 


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number

The license information for IBM Traffic Information Hub is replaced as follows:

                             Previous         Replacement
                             License          License
Product name                 Information ID   Information ID

IBM Traffic Information Hub  L-LBAR-8FTPN4    L-LBAR-8SANPP
 

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Prices
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Prices are not affected by this announcement.

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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

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