omniair plugfest overview

OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, is bringing our Plugfest for the first time to sunny Florida. 

Join us May 1-5 at the world-class SunTrax Test Facility in Auburndale, FL., for a week of connected vehicle testing in laboratory and field environments.

For this Plugfest, OmniAir® is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, and the University of Florida Transportation Institute for the best, most comprehensive OmniAir Plugfest yet!

Register before March 15 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

The OmniAir Florida Plugfest will feature comprehensive testing for C-V2X devices, including OBUs, RSUs, and modules. 

Participants can take advantage of state-of-the-art testing at SunTrax’s test track and host facilities. Their track includes actual and simulated infrastructure elements and vehicles.

V2X Testing offered

The OmniAir Florida Plugfest will test LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5) devices for conformance, interoperability, and security in laboratory and field environments. Devices under test will have access to comprehensive testing of the following test cases provided by OmniAir staff, member test laboratories, test equipment, and PKI provider personnel.

  • 759-Module (3GPP LTE-V Radio Release 14)
  • 761-3GPP (3GPP LTE-V Radio Release 14)
  • 762-J3161/1 (LTE-V2X V-V Minimum Performance)
  • 763-1609.2 (WAVE Security Services & various Message Types)
  • 765-1609.2.1 (WAVE Security Certificates & Services, including WSMs/WSPs/IPs)
  • 765-1609.3 (WAVE Networking Services)
  • 767-J2945/1 (V2V Minimum Performance – Bench)
  • 768-J2945/1A (V2V Minimum Performance – Field)
  • 770-RSU (RSU 4.1→CTI4001 Procedure)
  • 780a-Applications (V2V – Bench)
  • 780-Applications (V2I & V2V – Field)
  • 784-NTCIP 1218 (Bench)

CONNECTED MOBILITY Policy conference

On Wednesday, May 3, registrants will be invited to participate in a full-day policy conference, along with live demonstrations and tours of Plugfest lab and field testing, as well as the SunTrax facility.  

Featured speakers and panels of experts from government, industry, and academia will explore technical and policy issues in connected mobility.  

Key topics will include:

  • V2X testing and deployment around the world
  • Spectrum policy, FCC waivers, grant opportunities
  • Spotlight on Florida’s smart, connected, and automated mobility ecosystem 
  • Standards, testing, and certification
  • Advances in tolling, road usage charge, and smart transportation systems
  • Automotive cybersecurity, SCMS policy, and securing critical infrastructure
  • V2X for protecting vulnerable road users

Attendees will be invited to view live demonstrations of connected vehicle (and bicycle) technologies and testing solutions, as well as and guided tours of testing facilities.  A networking reception will follow.


Getting around and Additional InfoRMATION

SunTrax is located at 100 Transformation Way, Auburndale, FL 33823.

There are two international airports serving the area. 

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

MCO to SunTrax (45 miles) ~1.5 hours

Tampa International Airport (TPA)
4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607

TPA to SunTrax (55 miles/ ~1.5h)

Tampa International is closer to the preferred hotels in Lakeland, and there is less traffic coming from Tampa vs. Orlando. 

Option 1

The Terrace Hotel Lakeland, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

329 E Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 USA phone +1 863-688-0800

Special Room Rate of $179.00 per night – OmniAir Staff Hotel

Must book via  OmniAir Room Block  by March 28. Only 30 rooms are available.

Option 2

SpringHill Suites Lakeland

511 West Lime Street Lakeland, Florida 33815

Special Room Rate of $179.00 per night – 1/2 mile walk to downtown

Must book via  OmniAir Room Block  by March 28. Only 20 rooms are available.


The mobility conference and workshop will take place at SunTrax Auditorium.

If shipping test equipment, devices under test, or marketing materials please plan to have them arrive one week before the event.

Target window is April 24 -28.

NOTE: Please email Dave Weiner prior to shipping. Include the type of item you are shipping and the number of packages expected to arrive.

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
SunTrax Testing Facility
Attn: Dave Weiner/Plugfest
100 Transformation Way
Auburndale, FL 33823

If you have specific questions about shipping to SunTrax please reach out to David Weiner directly at  or phone at 813-917-0616.

Complimentary internet access will be available during testing and during the mobility conference.

Coffee, tea, refreshments and snacks will be available during the Omniair Plugfest in addition to catered lunches.

Please let Berkenda Cantlo know in advance if you have any food allergies or special diet needs at

Please write “Omniair Plugfest” as a reference in the subject of the email.

The average high temperature in May is 82-88°F (28-31°C) in Florida. It is the start of the wet season with occasional rain and warmer weather. Rainfall increases towards the end of May with a monthly average of 2.0 to 4.5 inches.

In case you might need a visa to travel to United States, please send your request of invitation letter for visa application to Jason Conley at jconley@omniair.or with the following information. A visa invitation letter will be sent to you via email and hard copy if needed.


☐ Ms.      ☐ Mrs.      ☐ Mr.

First name

Last name


Date of Birth

Passport Number

Passport Place of Issue

Passport Date of Issue

Passport Expiry Date





Full Mailing Address

(if hardcopy required)

Expected Entry Date

Expected Leaving Date

If you plan on coming early or staying longer you should check out the Visit Orlando website. Whether you’re a theme park enthusiast, bird watcher, foodie, water sports fanatic, sun worshipper, arts patron, serious shopper or anything in between, they have you covered.