Link Type: Center to Field

Border Inspection System --> Transportation Information Center:
border crossing status information


border crossing status information (Information Flow): Port of entry status including current wait-times, lane configuration and status including closures and restrictions, and notification of incidents at the border

Border Inspection System (Source Physical Object): 'Border Inspection System' represents data systems used at the border for the inspection of people or goods. It supports immigration, customs (trade), agricultural, and FDA inspections as applicable. It includes sensors and surveillance systems to identify and classify drivers and their cargo as they approach a border crossing, the systems used to interface with the back-office administration systems and provide information on status of the crossing or events.

Transportation Information Center (Destination Physical Object): The 'Transportation Information Center' collects, processes, stores, and disseminates transportation information to system operators and the traveling public. The physical object can play several different roles in an integrated ITS. In one role, the TIC provides a data collection, fusing, and repackaging function, collecting information from transportation system operators and redistributing this information to other system operators in the region and other TICs. In this information redistribution role, the TIC provides a bridge between the various transportation systems that produce the information and the other TICs and their subscribers that use the information. The second role of a TIC is focused on delivery of traveler information to subscribers and the public at large. Information provided includes basic advisories, traffic and road conditions, transit schedule information, yellow pages information, ride matching information, and parking information. The TIC is commonly implemented as a website or a web-based application service, but it represents any traveler information distribution service.

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This profile describes applicable standards for communicating between with ITS Roadway devices using the simple network management protocol (SNMP).

This profile describes an alternative set of standards used to communicate with ITS Roadway Devices that uses the NTCIP Octet Encoding Rules (OER), a standard developed specifically for the transportation industry. This template is used primarily for communication with traffic signal controllers, where second-per-second communications is required. This template also includes standards for SNMP traps, that allows an ITS Roadway Device to initiate event-driven communications with a receiver.



Characteristic Value
Time Context Recent
Spatial Context Local
Acknowledgement False
Cardinality Unicast
Initiator Source


This information flow triple is in the following applications with the following security levels.

Information Flow Security
Application Confidentiality Integrity Availability
Basis Basis Basis
Border Management Systems Low Low Low
This is all public information which is mostly available through public information channels. A flaw in this information will not cause much, if any harm. A higher integrity will allow this information to be of more use, but is not required for security reasons. Without this information there will not be any direct problem. A higher availability will allow this information to be more useful; however it is not a requirement.