IDIRA Final End-User Advisory Board & Dissemination Meeting

SALUS has participated in the IDIRA Final End-User Advisory Board & Dissemination Meeting that took place on April 28 in London, UK. The event was hosted by the University of Greenwich and gathered PPDR end-users, experts, academics and companies from at least 35 different PPDR related organizations. The report is attached.

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2015 Smart Radio Symposium

SALUS has been represented in the 2015 Smart Radio Symposium – International Workshop on Smart Radio with Emphasis on 5G Applications. The Symposium was hosted by Hanyang University on June 3 in Seoul, Korea. The audience was composed by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) delegates and a large number of Korean experts. The Symposium has been co-organized by the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers, the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences, the Korean Society of Satellite Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and, Hanyang University. The report is attached.

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ETSI TC RRS meeting #30

SALUS has participated in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS) face-to-face standardization meeting #30 that took place in Seoul, Korea, between 01-05 of June. The event was hosted by the Hanyang University which is leading Work Group (WG) 2 (Reconfigurable Radio Equipment Architecture). The meeting report is attached.

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First project review successfully held

SALUS hold its first review meeting which successfully took place on 26 of March 2015 at Alcatel-Lucent premises in Paris (Nozay). This was also the occasion to validate the first SALUS PPDR communication platform prototype, which reflects the consortium ongoing efforts towards the implementation of the next generation PPDR communication system. At its current stage the prototype is able to interface LTE with legacy PMR systems, establishing, for example, group calls between LTE and TETRA. It is also capable of significantly improving situation awareness by enabling the reception and transmission of broadband video to a group of LTE enabled PPDR terminals as well as to support new PPDR applications such as force tracking services with individual vital signs monitoring and message brokering service. The final prototype, which will also enable interoperability with TETRAPOL and provide a full set of strong Security measures, is to be shown on June 2016. More information on this topic and how you can apply to be a part of it will be later announced.

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Homepage downtime

Due to network maintenance, SALUS homepage will be unavailable on Sunday, 15 March 2015 between 10 AM and 3 PM CET.

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First Conference of SALUS Project Successfully Held

The First Conference of the SALUS project was held on 26th November in Paris, France, as part of the autumn conference of Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE).

Entitled “End-User Needs Towards Future PPDR Systems”, the SALUS Conference discussed in length the future communication demands from the public protection and disaster relief sector in order to achieve their missions. The aims and purpose of SALUS project was presented at the beginning of the Conference by SALUS project coordinator Hugo Marques. Subsequently, a series of speakers took the floor to present various roadmaps for the future of PPDR communications presenting the potential role of LTE and the evolution of TETRAPOL and TETRA technologies. Due to a wide range of participants, the Conference attendees also gained vital insight into the viewpoints of the industry, standards bodies, researchers and end-users.

The Conference was attended by over 60 people, each of which represented a unique and interesting angle on PPDR communications. The list of speakers and the presented material can be obtained here.

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New publication

Wilmuth Müller and Frank Reinert from Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB, have published a research paper entitled “A Methodology for Development of Enterprise Architecture of PPDR Organisations” at the 2014 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice. The paper can be downloaded here.

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Ascension of a new beneficiary

Since September 2014 FIGO BV is part of the SALUS consortium. FIGO BV is supplier of robust mobile data communication systems focusing on creating robust, safe and simple to manage systems for safety and security applications. FIGO has a long lasting cooperation between end-users in the domain of public safety and private security. FIGO will bring expertise in the area of mission-critical communication networks and UMTS/LTE mobile communications.

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SALUS liaisons with CRS-i project

SALUS and CRS-i project have established a liaison agreement that will exploit the mutual interest in the area of standardization of cognitive radio (CR) and dynamic spectrum access technologies. Both projects will coordinate efforts to contribute in the definition of use cases and potential system requirements, implementation obstacles and regulatory implications related to synergies between civil security and commercial domains.

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Update: SALUS 1st Conference

The SALUS 1st Conference will be held in Paris on November 26, 2014. The Conference will present the industry and standards body vision on end-user needs towards future PPDR systems, including roadmaps for LTE, TETRAPOL and TETRA technologies. For the full program details and registration please follow this link.

Conference details

  • Name: SALUS 1st Conference (co-located with the PSCE Conference);
  • Date: 26th November (afternoon);
  • Venue: Cisco, L’Atlantis, 11, Rue Camille Desmoulins, ISSY LES MOULINEAUX, ILE DE FRANCE, France;
  • Cost: Free (please note, however, that participation on PSCE conference 25/26 (morning) is subject to a fee, see details on the registration form);
  • Registration: available here. Please fill it in and send it to;
  • Program: available here.

Participants are suggested to book their hotel room as soon as possible. Some suggested hotels are:

  • Suite Novotel Paris Issy les Moulineaux, e-mail,
  • MERCURE Paris Porte de Versailles Expo, e-mail,
  • MERCURE Paris Porte de Saint Cloud, e-mail,
  • IBIS Paris Issy Les Moulineaux Val de Seine, e-mail,
  • IBIS Paris Porte de Versailles, e-mail.

Directions to the venue

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