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Innovative and Novel First Responders Applications

Objective

The objective of project INFRA is to research and develop novel technologies for personal digital support systems as part of an integral, secure emergency management system to support First Responders (FR) in crises occurring in various types of Critical Infrastructures (CI) under all circumstances. Project INFRA will focus on innovation at 2 levels: A. Create an open, standards based interoperability layer that will allow: • Full (voice and data) communication interoperability between all FR teams, their command posts and the CI site control centre • Full interoperability of FR applications in use by the FR teams B. Provide practical and useful novel applications for FR teams, all integrated within the open interoperability layer: • Thermal imaging applications • Video annotation • Advanced fibre optic sensors • Indoor navigation system Both the communications interoperability layer and the FR applications in INFRA are novel and go well beyond the current state of the art for the technology in use by FR teams. Unfortunately, due to historic and organizational reasons, communications and digital personal safety applications are currently fragmented and operate in “islands”, with only very basic cooperation between the different FR teams and the CI control centre; usually in the form of voice communications (sometimes even their voice systems are not compatible with each other). Each type of FR (Police, Fire, and Medical) has their own equipment and their own applications. In a similar manner, there is no standardization of CI sites. So FR teams cannot rely on a standardised environment that is common to all CI sites. This situation is quite typical in Europe and globally. Project INFRA will provide a major step towards a standard, seamless, effective and efficient FR environment, which will ensure interoperability with the CI control centre, will save lives and reduce the financial damages of catastrophic events in CI sites

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ATHENA GS3-SECURITY IMPLEMENTATIONS LTD
Address
Hatzoref 5
58856 Holon
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 418 280,50
Administrative Contact
Meir Cohen (Mr.)

Participants (10)

HALEVI DWECK & CO. ARTTIC ISRAEL COMPANY LTD

Participation ended

Israel
Address
54 Haneviim St.
95141 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnon Rund (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 369 371,44
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elfed Lewis (Prof.)
INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 209 776,25
Address
Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raquel Lozano Bernal (Ms.)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 207 290
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonios Gasteratos (Prof.)
RINICOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 536 303,75
Address
Morecambe Road Riverway House
LA1 2RX Lancaster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Garik Markarian (Prof.)
EVERIS SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 222 129
Address
Camino Fuente De La Mora 1
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Reina Gómez (Ms.)
HOPLING NETWORKS B.V. i.o

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 29 083,50
Address
Bolderweg 2
1322AT Almere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Calis (Mr.)
OPGAL OPTRONICS INDUTRIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 215 540
Address
Industrial Area 5
20101 Karmiel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kobi Ironi (Mr.)
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 193 718,75
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Spyropoulou (Ms.)
ARTTIC ISRAEL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES 2009 LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 241 401,50
Address
Kanfey Nesharim 15
95464 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnon Rund (Mr.)