Profile – Experience
Rohill develops and sells solutions based on the TETRA standard. The Rohill TetraNode product portfolio consists of a softswitch core based on COTS hardware platforms, TETRA access networks (base stations), dispatch solutions and network management. All elements are designed within the company. The expertise in our company ranges from RF design, TETRA protocol knowledge, softswitching, C++/C# application development to IP network design. More than 200 TetraNode systems were supplied to a wide variety of markets, including military, public safety, public transport, oil & gas and industry.
The Rohill team participating in the SALUS project has a strong background in past and current national and European projects, including MEDEA+ Superstar, Celtic HNPS, FP7 HIT-GATE and regional funded TURF project.
Main Role in the SALUS project
Rohill will heavily contribute to the project with its experience in designing and implementing networks for mission-critical communications. Relevant expertise includes TETRA technology, open IP-based soft switching technology, application development on Linux and Windows platforms, and system integration skills.
Regarding WP2, Rohill will contribute to the questionnaire for end-users, and propose example use cases regarding TETRA and LTE interoperability. For WP3, Rohill will propose technology and migration options for further study, participate in the Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) forum regarding Enterprise Architecture aspects, and additionally contribute to the definition of the SALUS system architecture using their previous experience gained from the HNPS project.
Rohill product management will be involved in the TCO analysis of future PPDR networks and establishing business cases for industry within WP4. Rohill will support WP5 with a comprehensive analysis of TETRA security mechanisms (authentication, encryption) that can be used to analyse and / or complement solutions developed in this work package.
Regarding WP6, for which Rohill will assume leadership, Rohill will make available its IPR regarding the On-Demand Intelligent Network Interface (ODINI) protocol to provide interoperability with TETRA networks, and to offer PMR functionality on top of mobile IP networks. The open ODINI protocol and middleware will be further developed and integrated with emerging IMS standards to support the full range of PMR-over-LTE services as prioritised in WP2.
The middleware component will be used for proof-of-concept on TETRA / LTE interoperability in WP7, together with demo applications for smartphones and PCs. Within WP7, Rohill will also participate in workshops with end-users to validate use-cases.
Rohill is member of the TETRA Association and the PSCE forum, and is planning to use events organised by these organisations to present on the progress and results of SALUS as a task within WP8. Presentations are also planned for the TETRA World Congress (TWC) industry events. The membership of ETSI and the TETRA Association provides the opportunity to influence standardisation.