The SALUS project, running since September 2013, culminated last June. To celebrate the successes of the project and showcase the technologies developed within SALUS, the SALUS final validation event was held in June in Kuopio, Finland.
Throughout its three-year lifespan, the SALUS project aimed to design, implement and evaluate a next-generation communications network concept for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) agencies. The network aims to enhance security, privacy, seamless mobility, as well as reliability support for mission-critical professional mobile radio (PMR) voice and broadband data services.
As such SALUS developed key technologies to enhance communications. These were introduced and presented during the final event.
The demonstrations focused on different scenarios, including locating emergency service teams, giving guidance and instructions to first responders remotely via a command-and-control center application, locating indoors using Wi-Fi radio signals, monitoring the safety of first responders in real time, and communicating using different technologies — Wi-Fi, TETRA and Tetrapol — simultaneously.
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