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NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtest, 2nd Edition

ETSI (European Telecommunication Standards Institute) and EENA (European Emergency Number Association) did organize the second Next Generation 112 Plugtest as a forum for vendors and institutions who are working on the next generation of emergency communications to test interoperability along the emergency call chain as defined in EENA’s NG112 Long Term Definition (LTD) standard document (http://www.eena.org/uploads/gallery/f…).

During these tests multiple ways to access a future 112 service have been tested.

In the video, Dr. Evangelos Markakis from the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Simon Hohberg of MCS Data Labs Berlin (Germany), both participating in the EU-funded EMYNOS (nExt generation eMergencY commuNicatiOnS, http://www.emynos.eu) project, and Markus Bornheim of Avaya talk about the test calls they performed.

Video test calls were raised from a web application (no “real” phone involved!) using WebRTC, to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), using the principles of Next Generation 112 routing, based on location information delivered from the application as PIDF-LO (Presence Information Data Format-LOcation Object), an XML extension to the SIP signaling.

This approach really shows that in a future NG 112 scenario it is no longer necessary to have a phone in order to contact emergency services. Every device with access to the internet can potentially raise an emergency request, which is no longer limited to voice only, thus providing more information to the call takers and delivering better situational context in order to support better emergency response decisions.

It was the second such plugtest within the EMYNOS project. They project will end in February 2018. For further information or demos contact info@mcs-datalabs.com.

Links

EMYNOS, Plugtest, 2nd Edition
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute) (Report on Plugtest, 2nd Edition)

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