Feature and Functionality Comparison Matrix

Feature and Functionality Comparison Matrix
Feature and Functionality Comparison Matrix
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Section 1 - Project Summary
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1 Project Summary
The System Provider acknowledges operating environment and purpose of
project outlined in the Section 1 “Project Summary”
The System Provider acknowledges and accepted the responsibility of the
discovery activities required in validating their assumptions of the current
operating environments.
Section 2- Qualifications and Experience
2.1 System Provider Background
2.1A
The System Provider must have been in the business of implementing successful
CAD/AVL tracking systems for a minimum of Five (5) years.
2.1B
The System Provider must have a successfully completed minimum of one (1)
Airport actively using similar size and scope in high demand shuttle operations,
and have been in operation for at least the proceeding Twelve (12) months.
The System Provider must demonstrate proven results in past projects and
Implementations with verifiable references and/or site visits.
2.1C
2.1D
The Consultant must be able to provide the expertise needed to support the bus
electrical system, internal wiring, LED signage, LCD Monitors, and Audio systems.
2.1E
Provided a list of all customers using your proposed solution.
2.1F
Certified Re-seller/ Partner of Proposed System Hardware and Software
2.1G
Certified Re-seller/ Partner of Proposed System Hardware and Software
2.1H
The System Provider is required to submit information on minimum of Four (4)
verifiable references on installed and operating systems that will demonstrate
relevant deployment and system implementation experience
System Providers awarded previous DFW contracts must have a proven track
record of success at DFW Airport. (List previous projects at DFW Airport)
2.1I
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2.1J
2.1K
2.1L
2.1M
The System Provider must be able to provide evening, holiday and weekend
technical support coverage to meet the 24/7/365 operational needs of the
Terminal Link and Rental Car Center shuttle programs.
The System Provider must be able to provide technical support to meet the
unique operational needs of the Terminal Link and Rental Car Center shuttle
programs
The support structure must include 24/7/365 helpdesk intake for trouble calls
and staffed to meet the service requirements of this proposal.
The System Provider will be expected to work after hours and weekends and
holidays to support the operational needs of both the Terminal Link and Rental
Car Center shuttle programs.
Section 2 - Qualifications and Experience
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2.2 Staffing Minimum Qualification Background (Prime)
Technical staff assigned to the project shall meet the minimum of experience requirements outlined in this RFP. Day laborers are restricted from working on this project.
Technical consultants that do not meet the minimum years’ experience, but have significant AVL experience may be proposed, if supported and documented by
experience and resume verification.
2.2A
2.2B
2.2C
2.2.D
2.2E
2.2F
Project Managers will have a minimum of 5 years of experience
Bus Technical Analysts or Technicians have a minimum of 5 years of experience.
Network Analysts will have minimum of 3 years of experience
Database Analyst will have a minimum of 5 years of experience.
Business Analysts will have a minimum of 3 years of experience.
General Computer Installer will have a minimum 2years of experience
Section 2 - Qualifications and Experience
2.3 Staffing Minimum Qualification Background (Sub-Contractor)
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2.3A
Any Subcontractors proving services to this project will meet or exceed the
minimum qualifications outlined in Section 2.2. The provider will identify the
work any Subcontractors are to perform and provide references from previous
projects where the Proposer/Subcontractor relationship was the same as that
proposed for this project.
Section 2 - Qualifications and Experience
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2.4 Resumes and Backgrounds
2.4A
The System Provider will submit resumes and background information for each
of the staff members assigned to the project. This will include all sub-contractors
associated with the project. The Consultant will review resumes prior to
nominating a candidate for submission. Personnel not meeting the minimum
experience and certification requirements should be excluded from
consideration.
Section 3 – Project Methodology
3.1 Project Management
The System Provider will use an experienced Project Manager to oversee project activities and maintain a project schedule using project-scheduling software. The Project
Manager will provide a single point of contact and have the authority to assign resources as required without significant corporate oversight. The Project Manager will
report to a DFW Representative who provides customer project oversight.
3.1A-H
a. Provide Project Oversight and Administrative Support
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b.
Manage Requirements Gathering Process
c.
Provide Time Estimates for Each Milestone Activity
d.
Attend Regularly Scheduled Project Meetings.
e.
Maintain Project Schedule Using Project Management
Software
f.
Monitor Schedule Variances and Apply Corrective Actions
as Required.
g.
Report Status and Issues to the Board Representative as
Required.
h.
Provide Technical Diagrams as required
Section 3 - Project Methodology
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3.2 Project Duration
3.2A
The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport anticipates that the project will take
less than Twelve (12) months to implement. The System Providers will document
project duration estimates and implementation approaches.
Section 3 - Project Methodology
3.3 Proof Of Concept Period
3.3A
The System Provider will conduct a 30-day operational Proof of Concept Period
(POCP) to demonstrate the solutions ability to reliably perform within the RAC
and Terminal Link shuttle environments and as proposed in the providers RFP
response. The System provider shall and prior to any significant expense to the
Airport, install, configure, and validate the function and reliability of the
contracted solution on One (1) Bus and on One (1) route in each the Rental Car
Center and the Terminal Link shuttle operations.
Section 3 - Project Methodology
3.4 Proof Of Concept Reviews
3.4
3.4
This review will run concurrently across all the DFW shuttle bus routes. Failure to
successfully demonstrate the functional reliability of all or part of the solution
during live shuttle operations can result in the rejection of the entire solution by
the DFW Board.
The System Provider acknowledges, understands and accepts the performance
requirements and deliverables outlined in the Section 3 “Proof of Concept
Reviews”
Section 3 - Project Methodology
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3.5 Proof Of Concept Approval
3.5
The System Provider shall arrange for a final review presentation to the Board
immediately (as Board schedules allow) after the 30 day Proof Of Concept Period
that shall include a review based on the pre-established measurements, an
update of all of the design activities, the accuracy of the AVL Tracking and
dispatch modules, triggered Video and Voice Announcement, Internal and
Destination signage and predictive accuracy.
Written Approval will authorize the System Provider to move forward with an
approved phased implementation of the solution. Any unapproved
modifications and implementation efforts conducted before the approval will be
at the Contractor's own expense.
Section 3 - Project Methodology
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3.6 Project Staging
3.6
The System Provider shall office at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport during
the requirements gathering and stages all activities from Dallas Fort Worth
International Airport as appropriate.
Section 3 - Project Methodology
3.7 Access Control and Security
3.7
Work under this contract will require the Contractor and any subcontractor
personnel to go through an access control badging process.
http://www.dfwairport.com/badge/index.php. Badge fees are determined per
the DFW Airport Schedule of charges for the current fiscal year, which can be
located at http://www.dfwairport.com/about/financials/index.php.
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Section 3 - Project Methodology
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3.8 Parking During Implementation
3.8
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will provide Parking and Access to the
Terminal Areas at no additional charge to the technical staff directly involved in
the implementation of this system. The System Provider shall provide a list of
personnel and the vehicles requiring parking access.
Section 3 - Project Methodology
3.9 Parking During Support and Maintenance
3.9
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will provide Parking and Access to the
Terminal areas at no additional charge to the technical staff directly involved in
the support and maintenance of this system. The System Provider shall provide a
list of personnel and the vehicles requiring parking access.
Section 4 - Project Scope
Yes
4 Project Scope
The System Provider shall propose a system that will reliably support the unique operational requirements of both the Rental Car Center and the Terminal Link Shuttle
programs. The system will track buses via Global Positioning System (GPS) system and provide accurate real-time monitoring of bus location and operator actions. The
system must be capable of integrating the Global Positioning System with secondary inertial navigation systems that eliminate positional inaccuracies with automated
multimedia voice and video announcement and provide accurate remote predictive signage functionality. The system must reliable and accurately perform those functions
99.99% without recurrent hardware, software failures or communications disconnects.
The System Provider shall resolve issues of reception across the proposed system. The System Provider will be required to take any steps necessary to ensure reliable
performance of the systems primary functions.
To satisfy the project requirements, the system must be fully implemented, operational and validated to be performing reliability without recurrent failures in
functionality. In addition, the system shall:
4A
4B
Operate in Computer Aided Dispatch mode with specific dispatcher input (Dispatch
Routing)
Operate in Manual mode with specific driver route input. (Manual Routing)
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4C
4D
4E
Operate in Fully-Automated mode with GPS Triggered Route Announcements.
Automated bus position and operating information on the central monitoring
stations
Automated Tracking and Display of bus positions on console map.
4F
Automated Playback Video and Audio content at configured trigger points.

4G
4H
4I
Automated Internal integrated electronic information LED signage.
Automated External integrated electronic information LED destination signage.
Playback video on HD or Composite RCA Video (HDMI and RCA Composite)

4J
Provide for bus internal integrated Dual (2) LCD Signage (HDMI and RCA Composite)
4K
Provide for real-time bus tracking and boundary Geo-Fencing
4L
Provide Predictive Curbside Signage and Functionality
4M
Provide for real-time automatic wireless updates to all field equipment.
4N
Provide Standard and Custom Reports
4O
Static Network Connectivity for all network connected communications.
4P
Integrate System with the Board owned OpenSky radio network
4Q
Integrate Vehicle mounted RFID Readers and RFID Tags where required
4R
The System Provider shall include in their statement of work a solution and pricing
that may optionally install and configure an outdoor high resolution remote camera
system to support the Rental Car Center (RAC) remote view routing. The cameras
and the viewing console will be positioned remotely from one another (See
Appendix D)
The System Provider shall include in their statement of work a solution that
integrates the above functionality with predictive signage. The signage must
perform the predictive arrival calculation without recurrent failures or disconnects.
The System Provider shall include in their statement of work a solution and pricing
that may optionally accepted to refurbish the airports Twenty- Two (22) existing
Next bus signs after the customer acceptance of the proposed sign solution. (See
Appendix E)
4S
4T
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Section 4 - Project Scope
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4.1 Sustainability
4.1A
The System Provider will re-use existing LED Signage, LCD Monitors, Audio
equipment, Network equipment, and computer workstations where the use does
not affect the warranty or serviceability of the system. Equipment not meeting
minimum specification or passing inspection testing may be replaced under this
contract with written agreement between the System Provider and DFW
4.2 Existing Equipment Removal and Disposition
4.2A
The System Provider shall remove existing equipment as part of the installation
activities of the new system. The equipment removal should not damage cables or
equipment and shall be cataloged and stored pending disposition. The System
Provider shall at the direction of the Board transfer this equipment to the DFW
Airport Salvage Yard. The System Provider shall maintain control over this
equipment and document transfer to the DFW Salvage yard.
4.3 Project Submittals
4.3A
The System Provider acknowledges and understands the requirements and
deliverables outlined in the Section 4.3 “Project Submittals”
Section 5 - Technical Requirements
5.1
Operating
Systems
5.2
Hardware
Operating
Environments
The operating system shall support the multi-tasking, multi-threading and
will be designed and based on standard computing environments.
The system may be hosted Software as a Service (SAS) or Site located
server environment with fail-over server redundancy and fail-over network
connectivity. (DFW will make the final determination as to which method
best suit its operational requirements)
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Alternative
5.3
Client Server
Relational
Database
Management
System
5.4
Graphical
User
Interface
5.5
User Security
5.6
Network
Design
5.7
Upgrades and
Migrations
5.8
Wireless
Content
Updating
5.9
Online Help
5.10
Graphics
The system shall support any industry standard relational database
management system that is Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
compliant.
The system shall support a user friendly, Windows graphical user interface
that shall be intuitive. All messages and interface text shall be in English
prose. All functions shall be either keyboard or mouse driven to allow the
System Operators to choose the method of navigating through the screens.
In the monitoring module of the software, all major functions (vehicle
tracking, history viewing, etc.) shall be accomplished via mouse clicks or
touch-screen
The system shall have the ability to categorize system operator access
based upon configurable user privileges and restrictions which will defined
the commands and functions that the User may access.
The system shall be designed to work with an industry standard network
protocol and topology. The System Provider shall provide any networking
type equipment or cabling required to provide network connectivity for
the system. The system will use static network addressing for all network
communication across functions.
All systems shall be 100% upward compatible. Field hardware shall be
compatible with all system versions. Field hardware shall not have to be
replaced or upgraded as the customer migrates from one level to the next.
The system shall provide an effective means for wirelessly updating route
configurations and multimedia content. This must be seamless and should
not require manual intervention. The ability to change or update content
shall not be hindered or limited by system throughput. The design should
be scaled to allow for wireless change of the video and audio content to all
bus computers.
The system shall provide an online help facility, which has similar
information as that contained in the printed documentation. The help files
shall be constructed so they may be edited by the System Administrator,
allowing user-specific customizations. A Help icon shall be available in all
modules of the software giving System Operators/ System Administrators
the ability to obtain on-line help with a single click of the mouse. The help
command shall also be keyboard driven.
The system-generated graphics shall provide up to 720p colors depth
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5.11
Map Icons
5.12
System
Logging and
Error Control
5.13
Software
Licensing
Vehicle locations and route assignments shall be represented as icons on
the map and change their display color depending on the route status of
the vehicle. Each route will be represented by a different color. Each bus
will take on the color of the route assigned. Each Bus will have a bus
number.
The system software shall maintain an error log, which shall contain
failure-related information written when the software encounters errors in
execution. The error log shall contain English language explanations of the
errors detected and any relevant error-specific data. The system software
shall incorporate error control and be capable of recovering from minor
faults in communication to maintain system functionality.
All software shall be provided with a "site license with unlimited use"
which allows the system and the respective software components to be
used by unlimited OWNER employees and other entities designated by the
OWNER for purposes of tracking vehicles or other airport related
equipment (without limits) on the airport property.
Section 5 - Technical Requirements
5.14 System Hardware and Installation Equipment
5.14A
Bus Audio and
Display
Equipment
Existing
5.14B
Bus Wiring
Existing
5.14C
Cabling and
Equipment
Interconnects
The buses existing LED Panels, LCD Monitors and audio control equipment
and buses electrical system are part of the original equipment delivered
with the bus purchases. Equipment identified as faulty or unserviceable
may be replaced under this contract with written agreement between the
System Provider and DFW.
The buses existing cabling and power interconnects between the vendor
installed equipment and existing LED Panels, LCD Monitors and buses
electrical system are unknown variables and DFW cannot ensure continuity
of the existing inter-connections. The System Provider should consider this
issue carefully and weight the risks as opposed to the benefits. Any
additional cost to replace, test, or rewire equipment should be included in
the System Provider’s proposal.
Interconnects between computer equipment and cabling will have locking
type connections with a cable relief system to eliminate external stress on
the connection. The locking connectors should at a minimum screw/or
lock-clip into the mated end.
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5.14D
Voltage
Stabilization
DC to DC
Converter
5.14E
Voltage
Stabilization
Line Noise
Filters
5.14F
Vibration and
Dampening
Installation of an adjustable 12 -24 volt DC to DC converter to stabilize
power will be included in the installation. (Tell us How this is not Needed)
Installation of an in line noise filter rated to handle a full power load across
the circuit will be included in the installation. (Where and When Required)
Installation of a Vibration and Shock Isolation dampening system will be
included in the installation.
Section 5 - Technical Requirements
5.15 Dispatch Workstations
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The systems provided under this project shall be fit for purpose and include a Nationally Recognized Manufacturer 3-year on-site non-prorate warranty.
5.15A Minimum Workstation Hardware Configuration:
Intel Core i7 Processor
8 GB RAM
300GB Hard Drive minimum
DVD- RW
64bit Operating system, Win7 professional
Querty104 USB Keyboard and Optical USB Mouse
Video Card, Drivers equipped with 2GB RAM
32 Bit Audio Card and Speakers
Internal 10/100/1000 Ethernet/Fast Ethernet Network Card
Internal 802.11n/g Wireless Ethernet Card
Two (2) 40" HD 1020p Flat panel LED monitors (Mounted on Wall)
Two (2) Wall Mounts
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Section 5 - Technical Requirements
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5.15 RAC Bus Mobile Dispatch Tablet
A lightweight (Less than >2lbs) and responsive mobile tablet with 802.11n
and 4G Connectivity will be provided. This tablet will be capable of high
speed dispatch and routing functions.
Section 5 - Technical Requirements
5.17 Bus Hardware
5.17A
5.17B
The equipment mounted in the bus shall be solid state hardened
equipment designed with industrial or military specification in a nonventilated space. This equipment shall be rated for continuous operation
under the extreme fluctuations in ambient environmental temperatures,
humidity, and vibration conditions encountered in an enclosed motor
vehicle. (Automotive or Consumer Grade Equipment will not be used in the
system.)
The systems provided under this project shall include a Manufacturer 3year on-site non-prorated warranty.
5.17C
Where required the equipment will be in a vendor provided vandal proof
enclosure inside the bus. (Placement and necessity shall be contingent on
bus type and amenities)
5.17D
Equipment shall be compatible with electrical services provided in the
existing buses.
5.17E
The Bus computer hardware must be interface with various LED
manufactures and support automated LED sign changes Connections.
The form factor shall have the ports sufficient to connect to all devices: 3
LED Destination signs, 2 Internal LCDS, Driver Console, external antenna,
automated passenger counting, and Door Sensor.
The form factor shall support power connection and timer features that
manage the power on and power off functions of all connected equipment.
The Bus computer hardware shall be provided with sufficient processor
speed, memory, and storage to support the requirements of the system.
5.17F
5.17G
5.17H
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5.17I
5.17J
5.17K
5.17L
5.17M
5.17N
5.17O
The Bus computer hardware shall be provided with a video processor
capable of HDMI and/or Composite RCA Video playback outputting the
format required by the video monitors.
The Bus computer hardware shall be provided with an audio processor
capable of CD quality playback.
The Bus computer hardware shall be capable of storing and displaying Sixty
(60) Gigabytes worth of static advertisements, mpg files, audio files and
other presentation material on Solid State Hard Drives.
The Bus computer hardware shall be capable of reading/playback of
industry standard video and image formats.
Upon bus Start-up, the Bus computer hardware shall boot into active mode
and retain all of the preset settings for volume level and other user
adjustable features
The Bus computer hardware must be rated to with stand environmental
changes in temperature between -10F degrees to 140F degrees,
condensing.
The Bus computer hardware must be rated to with stand environmental
changes in humidity between 0 to 95 percent relative humidity,
condensing.
Section 5 - Technical Requirements
5.18 Driver Interface Hardware (Touch Screen Display)
5.18A
The Driver consoles shall provide system access via Touch screen
functionality. Able to withstand commercial repetitive use. (Automotive or
Consumer Grade Equipment will not be used in the system.)
5.18B
The Driver consoles shall be specifically designed for Industrial use where
significant roadway vibration and repetitive touch screen use are expected.
5.18C
The Driver Console hardware must be rated to with stand environmental
changes in temperature between -10F degrees to 140F degrees,
condensing.
5.18D
The Driver Console hardware must be rated to with stand environmental
changes in humidity between 0 to 95 percent relative humidity,
condensing.
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Section 5 - Technical Requirements
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5.19 Server Computers
5.19A
5.18B
5.18C
The system shall be designed using a redundant server configuration with
automatic fail-over to insure high-availability objectives are met without
manual intervention. The hardware will use industry standard data
protection schemes to include hardware raid, power dependency, and off
server backup.
The System Provider shall supply all software required for the system backup and shall configure the system to perform automatic back up for the
system and auto-archiving
Hosted Server services will not have downtime for maintenance activity.
Fail-over server will provide continuous service to the airport during these
activities.
Section 5 - Technical Requirements
5.20 Curbside Signage Controller Hardware
5.20
The equipment proposed for the curbside signage shall be solid state
hardened equipment designed for a non-ventilated space. This equipment
shall be rated for continuous operation under the extreme ambient
environmental temperatures, humidity, conditions encountered in outdoor
public spaces. The equipment must be rated to with stand environmental
changes in temperature between -10F degrees to 140F degrees, and
environmental changes in humidity between 5 to 95 percent relative
humidity, condensing.
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Section 5 - Technical Requirements
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No
Proposed
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No
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5.21 Curbside Signage Display Hardware
5.21
The Display equipment proposed for the curbside signage shall be solid
state commercial display equipment designed for exterior use in direct sun
and weather. This equipment shall be rated for continuous operation under
the ambient environmental temperature, humidity, and vibration
conditions encountered in outdoor public spaces. The equipment must be
rated to withstand extreme environmental changes in temperature
between -10F degrees to 140F degrees, and environmental changes in
humidity between 5 to 95 percent relative humidity, condensing.
Section 5 - Technical Requirements
5.22 RFID Readers an d Proximity Equipment
5.22
This equipment shall be rated for continuous operation under the ambient
environmental temperature, humidity, and vibration conditions
encountered in moving vehicles. The RFID readers shall be capable to being
installed and powered by the vehicle. RFID Tags shall have a minimum
battery life of 5 years. The equipment must be rated to withstand extreme
environmental changes in temperature between -20F degrees to 140F
degrees, and environmental changes in humidity between 5 to 95 percent
relative humidity, condensing.
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
6.1 Base Functionality
6.1A
The system will be installed into the DFW Boards existing Eighty-Two (82) buses.
The project will provide Three (3) Central monitoring stations, mobile dispatch
tablet, provide predictive signage functionality and may optionally refurbish or
replace Twenty-Two (22) existing Next bus signs, optionally install Remote
Camera system, optionally install Automated Passenger Counters.
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6.1B
6.1C
6.1D
The Base system should support Two Hundred (200) Vehicle tracking units, Fifty
(50) Nextbus signs, Ten (10) Monitoring Stations, and an unlimited number of
video and voice announcements and trigger points.
The Base system shall be capable of tracking all configured vehicles on a map
based display.
6.1F
The system must be capable of tracking the buses within the departure and
arrival levels roadways. Several of these areas are effectively tunnels, which may
block the GPS signal; therefore, the dead reckoning provisions of the system
would calculate (track) the bus position. Dead Reckoning will not be the primary
method of GPS function. (System Providers technical expertise will be utilized to
best solve the issues of poor GPS or wireless reception in these locations.
The Base system shall track the buses to the roadway while they are in use. The
vehicle locations indicated on the tracking system while on the roadway routes
shall be accurate to within three (3) Feet.
6.1H
The map tracking will have a minimum vehicle position update time of Ten (10)
seconds for all tracked vehicles.
6.1J
The route assignment from dispatch console to bus will have a maximum latency
time of 5 seconds or less.
The Base system will communicate using static network addressing
configurations where required for all network communications.
6.1L













The map tracking will be represented as continuous movement on the map
display with the buses adhered to the line of the roadway. No Christmas bulb or
blinking type tracking will be accepted.
6.1I
6.1K

The system will use RFID for accuracy. RF-ID system that includes readers on the
buses and tags on the wayside, which augments the bus navigation system to
identify bus stop locations, trigger announcements, auto logon the system at
start of route and for quicker detection of aborting the existing route or
bypassing bus stops.
6.1E
6.1G

The proposed system will use integrated secondary inertial navigation systems
(Directional Gyroscope, Speed Accelerometer, Odometer, RFID) in calculating bus
position to augment GPS positioning that will eliminate failures of the tracking
system because of GPS line of sight and other environmental interference.
The system must be capable of correcting tracking to eliminate drift caused by
surrounding structures using integrated secondary inertial navigation systems.
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6.1M
6.1N
6.1O
6.1P
6.1Q
6.1R
6.1S
6.1T
The system shall display and record the location of each bus, the system shall be
able to differentiate between each bus by number and display this information
on a map of the roadway.
The system shall display and record the location of each bus, the system shall be
able to differentiate between each bus by number and route color assigned on a
map.
The system shall identify route assignments by color and though a sort functions
to differentiate this information on a map.









The Base system will allow the buses to be grouped by route, purpose and
geographic boundary.
The system should be able to assign, change, correct or undo routes via operator
command or via the dispatch console.
The Base system shall be capable of boundary tracking and Geo fencing.





The system should be capable of real-time updating of the bus route, voice and
or video content through either operator command or as directed by a change
from the central monitoring station.
Equipment provided as part of this contract shall be installed within the existing
conditions to minimize any visual impact. Equipment will be installed to facilitate
maintenance activities and to provide proper protection of all devices. Special
enclosures, mounting mechanisms or modifications should be included in the
System Providers proposal.



Yes
No
Proposed
Alternative
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
6.2 Operating Modes
6.2A
Manual
Routing
Mode
6.2B
Dispatch
Routing
Mode
Manual Routing will require specific driver route input which will execute the
locally stored route functions. This mode will be persistent until changed by
user. This will allow the bus to perform its routings functions in the event of
service disruption. Manual Mode will be an independent function and will
function with or without server end connectivity.
(Manual routing will light the destination signs and play video and voice
media at configured trigger points.)
Dispatch Routing will assign route assignment to the buses via remote
dispatch operator command. Dispatch Routing will not require specific driver
route input and the bus will perform its assigned routing.
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6.2C
Trigger
Routing
Mode
Trigger Route will automatically route bus on assigned route and execute
route video and voice announcement features use preset location triggers.
Once set Trigger Routing will not require input from the driver or dispatcher.
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
Acknowledge
6.3 Roadway Tracking and Adherence
6.3
The map display shall represent the tracking of the bus on the line of the
roadway map. The system must be capable of correcting tracking to eliminate
drift caused by surrounding structures or other environmental interference. This
functionality is integral to the warranty of the system and represents a required
performance metric.
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
Acknowledge
6.4 Stop Tracking and Adherence
6.4
The map display shall represent the location of the bus at the stop during route
operations. The bus shall be represented at the stop represented on the map.
The system must be capable of correcting tracking to eliminate drift caused by
surrounding structures other environmental interference. This functionality is
integral to the warranty of the system and represents a required performance
metric.
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
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No
Proposed
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6.5 Voice Announcement and Video Messaging
The voice and video announcement feature will integrate with the triggering system, which will automatically playback video and voice messages at configured trigger
points. Video and Voice announcement are integral to the warranty of the system and represents a required performance metric.
6.5A Video and Voice Announcement will be an independent function that operates
with the systems routing functions with or without server end connectivity.
6.5B
Buses shall store all route information locally and will be capable of functioning
in Manual Mode without the requiring of server-end connectivity.
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6.5C
6.5D
6.5E
6.5F
6.5G
6.5H
6.5I
6.5J
6.5K
6.5L
6.5M
6.5N
6.5O
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6.5Q
The audio output of the system shall be balanced to address ambient sound
differences between the front and rear of the buses. (RAC Buses Only – Installed
REI ambient noise filters)
The system shall synchronize the audio with the LED and LCD video playback.



External LED signs will display destination text messages on the buses.
Internal LED signs will display destination text and stop messages on the buses.
The LCD monitors shall play back video content or image files at configured
trigger points.
The announcement system must be completely automated and require no action
by the bus operators. Exception: Manual Mode
The triggering of the announcements shall be integrated with the tracking
system. The system may not use a sequencing program due to the possible
varied routes of the buses.
The System Provider shall coordinate with the OWNER regarding formatting
requirements of multimedia materials, and load this material into the
announcement system.
The System Provider shall provide the OWNER with specific information about
formatting requirements of the system. The creation of display materials is
specifically excluded from this request.
When monitors are not playing an announcement they will be used to display
other advertised material consisting of various static and dynamic multimedia
content on a triggered basis. System shall support unlimited announcements per
route
The advertising or presentations shown shall be capable of automatically
changing based upon which route the bus is currently running.






The system should be able to upload and change multimedia content wirelessly
without manual intervention.
The system should be able to schedule content for Automated Seasonal Media
Changes on configured dates.
The system must have adequate storage capabilities to store multiple copies of
the same multimedia content in various sizes, storage for various multi-media
advertising presentations, and storage for various security, owner city and
seasonal presentations.
The ability to change /update content shall not be hindered or limited by the
system throughput capabilities. The design will allow for simultaneous
uploading/download of video and audio content to all bus computers via
wireless connectivity when at the bus depot.
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6.6 Bus Communication
6.6A
6.6B
6.6C
6.6D
6.6E
6.6F
6.6G
6.6H
6.6I
All costs of cellular connectivity during installation and testing will be the
responsibility of the consultant.
The System Provider shall include the costs for the first year of all cellular and
data services in the cost. In addition, any recurring data costs will be clearly
explained in the proposal
The buses are required to have continuous two-way communication with the
central monitoring and tracking stations at all times
Bus Configurations shall use static network addressing for all network
communications.
Due to the construction of the terminal buildings, several bus stops are tunnel in
structure. Any equipment required to facilitate communication within these
tunnel spaces will be provided as a part of the system.
All wireless equipment required to make the system operational will be provided
as part of this contract.
Buses will have continuous contact with the Global Positioning System and report
coordinates to the systems application server.
The System Provider shall be responsible for eliminating service deficiencies
affecting the reliable performance of this system.
The buses shall have Panic type alarm buttons for driver use. The panic button
shall cause an alarm on the central monitoring station and the mobile equipment
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
6.7 Central Monitoring Station
The Central Monitoring stations will provide a real-time status of bus locations on a map display of the airport and the airport roadways. The system shall be capable of
zooming in on a particular area and display the vehicle/s within that area. The Central monitoring station shall have communications access to the bus to facilitate
Dispatch routing and emergency messaging
6.7A The Central monitoring station shall have continuous access to the bus to
facilitate on-demand routing, system updates and emergency messaging.
6.7B The Central Monitoring Station will provide dispatch and head-end
administration for the users and buses. The Central Monitoring Stationshould be
capable of updating or changing bus routes as required by passenger demand
without major changes to the system configuration.
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6.7C
6.7D
6.7E
6.7F
6.7G
6.7H
6.7I
6.7J
6.7K
The Central Monitoring Station should be capable of pre-empting bus system
announcements with pre-configured emergency messages stored in the message
repository of the bus.
The Central Monitoring Station shall allow for tracking of a particular vehicle.
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General Status
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Bus Location
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Bus Speed
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Start and Stop Motion
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Driver Duress


The operation of the Panic button within the bus shall initiate an audio/visual
alarm at the central monitoring workstation and the mobile supervisor station.
The vehicle alarm will be highlighted on the map and automatic tracking shall be
initiated. All of the position points will be recorded from the original alarm
position should be displayed on the map until the alarm is acknowledged by the
dispatch operator.
The Central Monitoring Station shall be capable of tracking a vehicle anywhere
within the confines of the airport property and surrounding areas.
The system will initiate an alarm and log when a bus is leaving the airport
property, and shall track the buses beyond the airport property areas.
The Central Monitoring Station will have the ability to assign buses to routes. The
system will audibly notify the driver of the route change, activate a route light or
indicator on the bus, reset the exterior destination signs, and change the bus
route to the new destination setting.
The Central Monitoring Station will be able generate reports by bus, by time and
by driver. The system shall allow the end user to configure additional reports as
required. In addition, the system should contain the standard reports required
for shuttle operation. The standard reports may include: Report designs shall be
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• Operator Log-on/off
• Bus Speed
• Bus Headway
• Average Bus Loop time
• Dwell Time at each Stop (Idle Time)
• Total trips per Bus
• Total Bus trips per Terminal
• Bus deviation Reports and Alarms
The Central Monitoring Station shall be able to display symbolic routes with
positions and direction shown according to progress of the bus on the route.
The system shall identify route assignments by color and though sort functions to
differentiate this information on a map.
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6.7L
6.7M
6.7N
6.7O
6.7P
6.7Q
The system shall display and record the location of each bus, the system shall be
able to differentiate between each bus by number and route color assigned on a
map.
The system shall be capable of dispatching/assigning bus by route destination.






The Central Monitoring Station software shall be capable of having security
measures enacted so that any given station will only be able to track certain
vehicles.
The Dispatch routing shall be based on FIFO logic that will queue the bus
assignments based on a next in line assignment strategy.



The system shall be capable of zooming in on a particular area and display the
vehicle/s within that area.
The Central Monitoring Station shall provide profile based accounts that retain
user settings.
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
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6.8 Trigger Point Accuracy and Reliability
6.8
The system must be able to reliably and accurately trigger the signs and the
playback of voice and voice content based on positional information calculated
but the system. Trigger accuracy and reliability are integral to the warranty of the
system and represents a required performance metric.
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
6.9 Bus Tracking and Geo-Fencing
6.9A
6.9B
The ability to create boundaries (Geo-Fence) within a geographic area shall be a
function of the system.
The bus system shall alarm to notify the operator and send notification to the
dispatch workstation when a bus has left a defined tracking area.
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6.10 Data Logging and Retrieval
The Base system will allow for the storing of all bus activity logs on bus-by-bus basis for a user-defined period.
6.10A All incoming and outgoing data shall be stored for retrieval, analysis, display or
printing.
6.10B Data will be available for report used within 30mins of event.
6.10C All incoming and outgoing data shall be stored for six months.
6.10D The stored data shall be time and data stamp and shall contain sufficient
information to enable selective sorting and retrieval based on user-specified
selection criteria.
6.10E DFW board will have exclusive ownership of all generated site data, whether
stored on-site or on a Providers hosted service.
Section 6 - Functionality Requirements
6.11 Predictive “Next Bus” Signage
6.11A The system will be able to provide electronic “Next bus” sign features at the drop
off and pick up locations.
6.11B Next Bus signs shall have continuous communication between the bus and the
application server and capable of receiving prediction information as required by
bus operations.
6.11C The equipment used in the NextBus signs shall be solid state hardened
equipment designed for industrial or military specifications use outdoors and in
harsh environments where temperatures my exceed 140F degrees. (Automotive
or Consumer grade equipment should not be used.)
6.11D Next Bus signs shall communicate using the most appropriate technology. The
System Provider shall provide bandwidth requirements for each proposed
solution. We have historically used Cellular Connectivity as the standard method
of connectivity for our current signs. This option may be the most common, but
DFW airport in open to exploring wireless Ethernet communication with the next
bus signs. The wireless authentication and encryptions standard will be with the
current network standard of DFW ITS
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6.12 Next Bus Signage Predictive Accuracy and Reliability
6.12
The accuracy of the NextBus prediction feature shall be within 10 seconds of the
predicted arrival time displayed. This functionality is integral to the warranty of
the system and represents a required performance metric.
Section 7 - Service Level Requirements
7 Service Level Requirements
The service levels stated define the minimum levels that the System Provider shall deliver to the Board throughout the term of the Contract, the Service Levels and
Escalation procedures may be modified by mutual agreement (as reflected in a Contract Change Order).
The System Provider acknowledges, understands and accepts the service level
requirements and deliverables outlined in the Section 7 “Service Level
Requirements
Section 8 - Warranty Requirements
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8 Warranty Requirements
The System Provider acknowledges, understands and accepts the warranty
requirements and deliverables outlined in the Section 8 “Warranty Requirements”
Section 9 – Appendix A – System Training
9 Appendix A –System Training
The System Provider acknowledges, understands and accepts the Training
requirements and deliverables outlined in the Section 9 “Appendix System
Training”
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Section 10 - Appendix B - Testing And Validation
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10 Appendix B - Testing and Validation
The System Provider acknowledges, understands and accepts the Testing and
Validation requirements and deliverables outlined in the Section 10 “Appendix
Testing and Validation”
Section 11 - Appendix C - System Maintenance and Support
11 Appendix C - System Maintenance and Support
The System Provider acknowledges, understands and accepts the requirements and
deliverables outlined in the Section 11 “Appendix System Maintenance and
Support”
Section 12 - Appendix D – Optional Outdoor Camera System
12 Appendix C -RAC Remote View Camera System for Remote Dispatching (Concept)
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12.1 A concept of remote dispatching will allow buses to be monitored and assigned
routes from a remote location using a series of cameras to provide situational
awareness to the RAC dispatchers. There is no wired connectivity between the
Rental Car Center and the RAC bus depot. The RAC has an internet accessible
network environment that supports T1 Speed.
The concept would involve:
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Cameras pointing to the RAC Five (5) bus stops. This would be to gauge
passenger and bus presence at the stops.
Cameras pointing to the ramp approaching the top level of the RAC. This
would provide bus information to the dispatcher.
Cameras would have to be high resolution in IP66 weather proof
enclosures, rated for outdoor use, work at night, and in high and low light
conditions.
Camera would be viewed remotely from an office at the RAC bus depot.
This would support route assignment decisions by the dispatcher.
Console viewing setup would be located at the RAC bus depot
Section 12 - Appendix D – Optional Outdoor Camera System
12 Appendix D - Camera Base Functionality
12.2 These devices shall be fit for their intended use. The systems provided under this
project shall include a Nationally Recognized Manufacturer 3-year on-site nonprorated warranty. The devices must be rated for outdoor use with extreme
changes in environmental temperatures and humidity. The cameras will operate
24hours a day and have a high resolution focal distance. The cameras should be
able to function in high and low light conditions which communicate to the console
viewing station with monitors located approx. 1/2mile away at the RAC bus depot.
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Section 12 - Appendix D – Optional Outdoor Camera System
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12 Appendix D Camera Locations
12.3 Camera Locations will be determined during the on-site evaluation and discovery
process.
Section 13 - Appendix E – Optional Curbside Signage Refurbishment/Replacement
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13 Appendix E – Curbside Signage (Concept)
13.1 Exterior commercial IP rated LED with real-time representation of the route and
predictive next bus arrival. (LCD Solutions may be proposed, but may not process
the viability and effectiveness needed for extended outdoor use.)
Section 13 - Appendix E – Optional Curbside Signage Refurbishment/Replacement
13 Appendix E – Curbside Signage Hardware (Internal Components)
13.2 The equipment proposed for the curbside signage shall be solid state hardened
equipment designed for industrial or military specifications in a non-ventilated
space. This equipment shall be rated for continuous operation under the ambient
environmental temperature, humidity, and vibration conditions encountered in
outdoor public spaces. The equipment must be rated to with stand environmental
changes in temperature between -20F degrees to 160F degrees, and environmental
changes in humidity between 0 to 95 percent relative humidity, condensing.
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Section 13 - Appendix E – Optional Curbside Signage Refurbishment/Replacement
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13 Appendix E – Curbside Signage Display Hardware
13.3 The Display equipment proposed for the curbside signage shall be solid state
hardened commercial display equipment designed for exterior specifications in
direct sun. This equipment shall be rated for continuous operation under the
ambient environmental temperature, humidity, and vibration conditions
encountered in outdoor spaces. The equipment must be rated to with stand
environmental changes in temperature between - 20F degrees to 160F degrees,
and environmental changes in humidity between 0 to 95 percent relative humidity,
condensing.
Section 13 - Appendix E – Optional Curbside Signage Refurbishment/Replacement
13 Appendix E – Curbside Signage Enclosure
13.4 Solution will retrofit into the existing footprint of the curbside signage. New Paint,
vinyl wrapping will be consistent with current deployments.
Section 13 - Appendix E – Optional Curbside Signage Refurbishment/Replacement
13 Appendix E – RAC Curbside Signage (12 Signs)
13.5 The RAC signage currently has two (2) signs at the curb on arrival level in Terminal D.
The signs in other locations are at the lower departure levels of the remaining
Terminals. All locations will require the additional survey to determine work
required. These locations have 120v electrical service at various distances. Wired
network connectivity is currently un-available, but cellular and 802.11 x wireless
accesses are potentially available at sign locations. Vendor should validate
connectivity prior to pricing proposal.
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Section 13 - Appendix E – Optional Curbside Signage Refurbishment/Replacement
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13 Appendix E – Terminal Link Curbside Signage (10 Signs)
13.5 The Terminal Link signage currently has two (2) signs at the curb on arrival level in
Terminal D. only. The signs in other locations are at the upper arrival levels of the
remaining terminals. All locations will require the additional survey to determine
work required. These locations have 120v electrical service and would
accommodate a pedestal type solution. Wired network connectivity is currently unavailable, but cellular and 802.11 x wireless accesses are potentially available at sign
locations. Vendor should validate connectivity prior to pricing proposal.
Exhibit - Proposal Pricing Schedule
Exhibit- B Proposal Pricing Schedule
The System Provider acknowledges, understands and accepts the requirements and
deliverables outlined in the Exhibit B “ Proposal Pricing Schedule”
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