|Support for a variety of project based on traffic planning and modeling
Omnitrans International BV is the leading Transport Software House &
Consultancy in the Netherlands. The company specializes in providing the
very best planning and modeling software and support services to transport
managers, planners and analysts alike.
The OmniTRANS transport planning software package is used all over the
world. Each year, numerous projects are undertaken that use OmniTRANS as
the key instrument.
With the flexibility of the software package, projects range from accessibility
calculations to Variable Demand Modelling (VDM) and from evacuation modeling
to Land Use-Transport Interaction (LUTI).
The history behind OmniTRANS begins in 1963 at the inception of modern
transport modeling in the Netherlands. This follows the development of
the consultancy practice by Goudappel Coffeng in partnership with various
academic researchers. Over a number of years the development of the software
and the market eventually led to the software package OmniTRANS which was
launched during the 1990's.
OmniTRANS offers a modern integrated development platform for transport
modeling specifically designed to support multiple scenarios, modes and
modeling techniques. It promotes the notion that a transport model must
be accessible to non-technical decision makers. It manages projects, scenarios,
processing and associated data in a way that makes the analysis of model
|Managing Director Erik de Romph, Omnitrans International BV
As the momentum behind OmniTRANS grew, a separate company, Omnitrans International
BV, was established in 2003 so that clients would be assured of continued
support and software development as the needs for transport planning and
modeling evolved, along with the available technology.
One of these evolving technologies was 3D Virtual Reality and the ability
to build digital streetscapes and cityscapes in 3D. It was because of the
emergence of this new technology, coupled with the fact that transport
planners need be able to show their clients and non-professional stakeholders
their plans in a way that was easier to understand, that Omnitrans began
talking with FORUM8.
The result of detailed discussions was the signing of a FORUM8 Partnership
Agreement by the company's Managing Director Erik de Romph. He commented
"We are very pleased to be associated with such a forward thinking
company as FORUM8 and their excellent interactive 3D visual simulation
I believe that our clients will benefit enormously from the incorporation
of UC-win/Road into the OmniTRANS product portfolio and will welcome many
of the available third party plug-in software interfaces, especially those
for industry standard micro-simulation transport modeling systems."
Brendan Hafferty, the FORUM8 General Manager in the Western Region commented;
"OmniTRANS is the market leader in the Netherlands and an extremely
well respected transport modeling system and Erik's company is equally
well respected within the European market. I am therefore delighted that
Erik and his colleagues wish to work with Forum8 to integrate these two
software systems to the benefit of transport planners everywhere."
|Traffic modeling with OmniTRANS