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Registration is now open | Critical Communications Europe, 10 – 12 March, 2014


Critical Communications Europe 2014 will bring together experiences and opinions from across the European continent to help develop existing TETRA networks and develop future services and standards. This will be the first opportunity in 2014 to come together as a community with mutual interests to ensure continued excellence in the current European climate.

Registration is now open – Join us for Critical Communications Europe, 10 – 12 March 2014, Amsterdam to hear all about the latest development.

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We have now developed the conference agenda, which will highlight two key themes throughout:

  • Making sure that existing networks are being used to their fullest operational potential
  • Approaching next generation networks with cost effectiveness, practicality and standardisation as a priority

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Exclusive speaker interview with European Commission

LTE and Spectrum1 Professional LTE and Spectrum Management
 8 – 11 October 2013
 Dexter House, London, UK

IIR Producer, Vanessa Barbe, recently interviewed Andreas Geiss, Deputy Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Policy, from the European Commission.

Here is what Andreas had to say on harmonisation, the 700MHz band and commercial network sharing…

IIR: In your opinion, can we foresee a harmonised allocation of spectrum suitable for public safety in the near future?
 Harmonised spectrum for PPDR is an important element for ensuring cross-border operations as well as low cost equipment. In line with the RSPP, the Commission is examining this possibility; to start with, at the technical level, the Commission has issued two mandates to CEPT, which also deal with the possibility of using harmonised spectrum for PPDR. The results are not expected until November 2014 (2 GHz band) and March 2016 (700 MHz band).  (more…)

How Should Emergency Service Control Rooms Prepare for HeERO 1 – eCall Pre-deployment?

Following on from the latest news regarding The European Parliament adopting a resolution that calls on the European Commission and the member states to make sure that the eCall system will be installed in every new vehicle by 2015…

Sébastien Mure, Project Support Manager, ERTICO-ITS Europe will be discussing e-Call and HeERO and the impact that their introduction will and is having on Control Room strategy and operational planning at Control Room Communications 2012. We recently gained his thoughts on this subject.

IIR: Introducing eCall – what does it do and what does this mean for the Control Room?
SM: The eCall is an emergency 112 call generated by a vehicle. It can be triggered either automatically when in-vehicle sensors have detected a serious crash, or manually by the vehicle occupants. When activated, it provides the emergency services control room operator with critical information such as the location of the vehicle, the direction of travelling before the crash and the type of vehicle within a few seconds. Immediately after the transmission of this data it also establishes a voice call between the vehicle and the operator. With eCall, the control room not only rapidly establishes a voice call with the vehicles occupants, but also receives additional information which saves precious time for the emergency services.

IIR: How do you share the results of the first 9 pilots with PSAPs across Europe?
SM: HeERO has engaged in a broad and varied dissemination strategy to raise awareness of the project amongst emergency services experts, and increasingly amongst citizens too. It has also provided input to the international expert group on PSAP upgrades for eCall, a group organised by the European Commission. Finally, at a national level, HeERO partners are committed to sharing their experience with other PSAPs. This can be complex in countries where emergency services are a regional level competency.

Sébastien Mure will present Examining how Emergency Service Control Rooms Should Prepare for HeERO 1 – eCall Pre-deployment on Tuesday 11 December at 15.45 at Control Room Communications 2012.


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