About Trevilon

Who are we?

Trevilon is an industry leader in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) founded in 2000 and currently headquartered in the Houston, TX area.  Our firm is internationally recognized as an authority in ITS standards development, NTCIP conformance testing, procurement review and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) of systems.

Trevilon Corporation was founded by Kenneth L. Vaughn, P.E. in September 2000 with the goal of advancing ITS standards through consulting services and product development.  Mr. Vaughn is an internationally renowned engineer and co-author of the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) which defines the communication standards for data exchanges between and among central systems and roadside devices (traffic signals, message signs, road sensors, etc.).

Leveraging Trevilon's expertise in NTCIP and software design, Trevilon has developed and released NTester®, which has become the industry standard for NTCIP conformance testing.  The original version of NTester was developed in cooperation with ENTERPRISE, the I-95 Corridor Coalition and the Federal Highway Administration.

As a complement to NTester, Trevilon has partnered with Frontline Test Equipment, the leading provider of PC-data communication protocol analyzers in the world, to develop FTS™ for NTCIP. FTS for NTCIP allows a user to monitor the live data streams sent between a central system and its field devices by listening to both sides of the communications channel.  It has proven to be an outstanding troubleshooting tool for ITS technicians and engineers.

In addition to product development, Trevilon offers an array of engineering and consulting services to the Federal Highway Administration, State Department of Transportations, equipment manufacturers, standards development organizations (SDOs) and other transportation entities. While Trevilon is most visible in the ITS industry through our participation in the ITS Standards process, NTCIP testing, procurement assistance, and IV&V, we are also involved in deployment support, project management, and software development.

What is ITS?

ITS is the application of various technologies deployed in an integrated fashion to improve the safety and efficiency of our surface transportation system.  ITS technologies include detectors and sensors, information processing, electronics, central systems (computers) and communications.  These technologies are tools that enable integrative management strategies that take in consideration traditional transportation disciplines. 

The Future

As government entities continue to experience budgetary shortfalls, ITS will be looked upon more to solve transportation issues.  The strong demand for future improvements has created tremendous opportunities for companies like Trevilon that understand this new paradigm and plan accordingly.  Through innovation and leadership, Trevilon is at the forefront of this effort.


Trevilon LLC
6606 FM 1488 RD 148-503
Magnolia, TX 77354

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