Library: 1203 - NTCIP Object Definitions for Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)

Document Number: Document Type: Document Status: Published:
1203 Device Data Dictionary v02 Superceded; v03 Jointly Approved
Developed By: Dynamic Message Signs Working Group
Point of Contact: Mark Morse, Washington State Department of Transportation
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Description of Document:
NTCIP 1203 v03 defines the user needs and features, functional requirements, and standardized design elements for dynamic message signs. DMS include all types of signs that can change state. NTCIP 1203 v03 also includes a Protocol Requirements List table, standardized data exchange dialogs, the DMS MIB object definitions, the markup language MULTI, a Requirements Traceability Matrix, and test procedures.

Document Status:

Date submitted: 10/1/2014

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NTCIP 1203 v03 differs from its predecessor in that NTCIP 1203 v03 includes an Annex C with test procedure. In addition, various systems engineering elements (such as ConOps, User Needs, Requirements, and PRL) are included for user convenience.

VERSION v02 HISTORY -- In 2003, the Joint Committee accepted 1203 v02.20 as a User Comment Draft. Standards Bulletin B0083 sent 1203 v02.20c for comment. In 2004, the Joint Committee accepted 1203 v02.26 as a second-round User Comment Draft. In March 2007, the Joint Committee accepted 1203 v02.35 as a Recommended Standard. In 2008 to 2009, the three normative references included in NTCIP 1203 v02 (to NTCIP 1103, NTCIP 1201, and NTCIP 8004) were each advanced to Recommended Standard stage, to be at a stage equal to NTCIP 1203 v02. In 2010, the drafting of NTCIP 1203 v03 Annex C "Test Procedures" provided a traceability walk-through of, and quality improvement of, NTCIP 1203 v02.38+. In November 2010, the Joint Committee accepted 1203 v02.39a as a replacement Recommended Standard, and Bulletin B0140 sent 1203 v02.39b to the SDOs for balloting. Approved by NEMA in February 2011; approved by ITE in June 2011; approval by AASHTO under review.

AMENDMENT 1 HISTORY -- In 2000 thru 2001, the NTCIP DMS WG developed "1203 Amendment 1" in response to user comments from deployment and testing. In March 2001, the Joint Committee accepted 1203 Amendment 1 as a Recommended Amendment. A copy of Amendment 1 v07 is posted below. In 2002, the "1203 Amendment 1" was Jointly Approved.

VERSION v01 HISTORY -- Ending in 1998, AASHTO, ITE, and NEMA balloted and approved the Recommended Standard TS_3.6 v01.14. In March 2000, the printed version of the Joint Standards Publication NTCIP 1203:1997 was available. NTCIP 1203:1997 is version v01.15, the December 1999 edition. The NTCIP 1203 v01.15 included the October 1998 Recommended Technical Revisions for TS_3.6, filename err36v1a.doc, which started as the "Proposed Draft Errata #1," May 1997. NEMA requested and was approved for one-year extensions on re-affirmation or replacement action in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, while 1203 v02 was being drafted and revised. In 2006, and due to the delay in preparing 1203 v02, NEMA re-affirmed NTCIP 1203:1997, but a revised title page with "(R2006)" was not issued.

Archive copy of 1203v1 available on request.


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