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Free Secure Interoperable Communications

Objective

"FREESIC project proposes a solution that will allow highly secure and cost effective interoperability between communication infrastructures over the entire Europe. The project has been inspired by legal, organizational and operational barriers we encountered during our attempts to provide interoperability for end users in the previous research project Secricom. We will utilize the lessons learned; will continue in collaboration with original end user groups and new ones - experts who will help us address the interoperability issues on non-technical level as well. Our partners have a track record of several successful secure communication systems implementations for emergency responders and governments. This consortium of 9 partners and 5 associated partners is well qualified to tackle challenges in FREESIC project.

Existing interoperability solutions such as gateways are the right approach and will simplify FREESICs adoption and in return FREESIC will open broader possibilities for them. It will be operated free-of-charge and will offer open source gateway, documentation and operational guidelines for others to use. It is our ambition to continue the free-of-charge operation after the project’s end as well. The operational costs will be covered by the new business opportunities. We will motivate other end users to request the integration from their system vendors or integrators. The architecture will take into account ongoing standardization research (e.g.: NCOIC Interoperability Framework) to reduce the integration time and costs. The integration process will be simple; the system integrator takes the gateway and modifies it as needed. The gateway remains the property of the integrator. The integrators do not have to worry about disclosing any know-how or information. The communication between gateways will be end-to-end encrypted and the gateway will be under full control of end user to avoid security concerns."

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

Ardaco, a.s.
Address
Polianky 5
841 01 Bratislava
Slovakia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 931 100
Administrative Contact
Stefan Vanya (Mr.)

Participants (8)

NARODNY BEZPECNOSTNY URAD
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 79 360
Address
Budatinska 30
850 07 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alena Simoncicova (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 480 400
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfred Funk (Prof.)
BAPCO LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 438 500
Address
The Grainger Suite, Dobson House Regent Centre, Go
NE3 3PF Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Shaun O'neill (Mr.)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 268 800
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Samp (Mr.)
NEXTEL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 800
Address
Edificio 207 Bloque B 1 Parque Tecnologico
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Ramon Bazo (Mr.)
MINISTERE D'ETAT
Luxembourg
Address
Chateau De Senningen
L-6961 Senningen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marie Laures (Mr.)
WORLD CONSULT AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 320 480
Address
Beniakova 3
Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vojtech Lampert (Mr.)
PRAMACOM PRAGUE SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 449 600
Address
Na Piskach 1667/36 Dejvice
16000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dusan Planovsky (Mr.)