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ITS Joint Program Office

Application Areas

Video Surveillance


This center-to-field application area covers the interface between a center and video surveillance equipment in the field. The video surveillance equipment, consisting of switches, CCTV cameras, and communications infrastructure, provides incident information, traffic images, and surveillance images to a center operator.
This graphic shows the scope of the Center to Field Video Surveillance application area.  This scope is described in the preceding text.
National ITS Architecture Interface
This application area includes the interfaces between the center subsystems that can directly control video surveillance equipment and the video surveillance equipment. In each case, the center subsystem controls the video surveillance equipment by sending commands for lens adjustment (zoom), camera positioning (panning the camera left or right or tilting the camera up or down), and video switching (input and output assignments). The video surveillance system responds with high fidelity, real-time images suitable for surveillance monitoring and incident detection and verification. The following specific interfaces in the National ITS Architecture are included: <ul> <li>Traffic Management Subsystem to Roadway Subsystem (RS) for traffic/incident monitoring and management</li> <li>Maintenance and Construction Management Subsystem to RS for work zone monitoring and management</li> <li>Emergency Management to Security Monitoring Subsystem (SMS) for security monitoring and surveillance</li> </ul>

Applicable Standards

In general, the following standards are applicable to Video Surveillance deployments. To determine which specific standards are applicable for a deployment you will need to determine which architecture flows will be needed for the Video Surveillance piece of your deployment. Contact your local FHWA ITS Division Specialist or an ITS Standards Program Field Support Team contact

Standard Development Status
ATC 5201 (ITE ATC Controller) Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) ; Published
ATC 5301 Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) Cabinet Version 02; Published
ITE ATC API Application Programming Interface (API) Standard for the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC); Published
NTCIP 1102 Octet Encoding Rules (OER) Base Protocol; Published
NTCIP 1103 Transportation Management Protocols (TMP); Published
NTCIP 1201 Global Object Definitions; Published
NTCIP 1205 Object Definitions for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Camera Control; Published
NTCIP 1208 Object Definitions for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Switching; Published
NTCIP 2101 Point to Multi-Point Protocol Using RS-232 Subnetwork Profile; Published
NTCIP 2102 Point to Multi-Point Protocol Using FSK Modem Subnetwork Profile; Published
NTCIP 2103 Point-to-Point Protocol Over RS-232 Subnetwork Profile; Published
NTCIP 2104 Ethernet Subnetwork Profile; Published
NTCIP 2201 Transportation Transport Profile; Published
NTCIP 2202 Internet (TCP/IP and UDP/IP) Transport Profile; Published
NTCIP 2301 Simple Transportation Management Framework (STMF) Application Profile; Published
NTCIP 2302 Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Application Profile; Published
NTCIP 2303 File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Application Profile; Published
NTCIP 8003 Profile Framework; Published
NTCIP 9001 NTCIP Guide; Published
SAE J2266 Location Referencing Message Specification (LRMS); Published
Deployment Resources
Deployment resources can be found in the deployment resources section.