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  • CERES

    Status date: Dec

    For now several years, the RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) insertion issue is a very hot topic both in the US and in Europe, and the Command and Control (C2) link is one of the most important technological challenges to be addressed. Regulatory and standardization bodies (especially ICAO, EUROCAE, JARUS) are making progress on this topic. Nevertheless, the work in front of us is still significant. CERES study aimed, generally speaking, at supporting this effort and, in particular, at fostering the development of an adequate framework for the development of an appropriate C2 link satellite communication capability, by analysing the potential performances and security requirements as well as standard needs. Furthermore, CERES complemented this top down approach by a bottom up approach, via the analysis of potential satcom candidate systems wrt. these requirements and needs.

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  • KHARE

    Status date: Dec

    The project is composed of 3 topics aimed to improve harness mass, cost and performances: 1 - Improvement of waveguide harness attachment solutions 2 - Evolution of waveguide materials and processes 3 - Diversification and consolidation of supplier panel

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  • Digital Cinema

    Status date: Dec

    This project is dedicated to the production of an application software suite for a multicast management platform including an advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC). One of the future applications of this project is the distribution of digital assets such as movies to the projection locations.

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  • SCCN

    Status date: Dec

    The objective of this project is to implement a dual use network (commercial and emergency management uses) which is ready at all times to immediately respond to the requirements of a crisis or failure of terrestrial connections. A number of specific hardware and software features will be developed, typical user configurations built and a pilot network operated.

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  • GAMMA

    Status date: Dec

    The objective of the GAMMA project is to develop and demonstrate a pre-operational A-SMGCS which will provide surveillance and conflict detection services to controllers and vehicle drivers at airports.

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  • CBICT

    Status date: Dec

    The Millennium Development Goals, together with the World Summit on the Information Society have paved the way to a number of Capacity Building projects related to ICT in developing countries. The goal of this project is to define and validate a reference model for CB projects using satellite communications (Satcom).

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  • V4DL

    Status date: Dec

    VideoSat for Distance Learning (V4DL) aims to exploit satellite broadband and broadcast capabilities, providing Value Added Services for Continuing Medical Education and Medical Scientific TV via Satellite. V4DL carries two major innovations: a distance learning methodology that binds emotional and narrative learning theory with video simulation technology (Edufiction), and an optimised user experience thanks to a specific Set Top Box capable of executing the specific eLearning application, managing the GUI and all data transmission functionalities.

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  • CollaBOD

    Status date: Dec

    CollaBOD is an integrated Bandwidth-on-Demand management system developed to control satellite circuits in real time and fill a gap betwen users.

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  • Wireless lbDN

    Status date: Dec

    The Webraska project aims to develop and deploy innovative wireless real-time navigation services in Europe using two different satcom networks and terminals.

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  • SEDNET

    Status date: Dec

    SEDNET is dedicated to the development of an interactive retail TV experience with satellite broadcast in the forward channel and SMS as the tool for response, ordering and marketing. The SEDNET product will enable NetCast customers to receive dynamic, interactive media broadcasts over one-way satellite communications.

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  • EOMST

    Status date: Dec

    The 21Net system enables Internet services on board high-speed trains. The system uses several communication technologies to access the internet: cellular, WiFi and satellite.

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  • VERDI

    Status date: Dec

    VERDI is a solution for the provision of broadband corporate services exploiting Virtual Reality environment for eLearning and eMarketing. The VERDI project aimed at delivering a comprehensive solution, demonstrating the added value brought to corporate applications and working on the improvement of both the cost-effectiveness of the service provision and the perceived quality of the service.

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  • PLANET2

    Status date: Dec

    PLANET2 aims at providing business and regional aviation with in-flight information updates on weather conditions and hazards, while contributing at the same time to the observation of the atmosphere thanks to in-situ measurements sent from the aircraft to the weather agencies.

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  • COTV

    Status date: Dec

    The COTV (Community TV Content Making) project aims at implementing a 'Community TV' where the TV viewers collaborate with TV producers for generating mixed 'user' and 'professional' content via TV blogs.

  • SATWAYS

    Status date: Dec

    SATWAYS aims to install remote site controllers equipped with radio and telephony interfaces at isolated heliports countrywide. They will relay radio and telephony communications over satellite connections using IP as the transport protocol.

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  • MeCA

    Status date: Dec

    MeCA provides a cost-effective and flexible technology and service model that will allow marine service operators to deploy and operate a range of IP enabled services on their vessels, and will actively commercialise the service. MeCA will develop and validate a range of services in the Canadian East Coast environment, including High-speed Internet access, Tourism services, Banking (ATM, debit and credit card services), Remote data collection and management and Distance Education for the crew.

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  • EDIBS

    Status date: Dec

    Development and first pre-operational assessment of an Interactive TV suite of MHP applications to reward audiences of TV channels with extra contents. The core of EDIBS concept is to embed additional services within the digital transmission stream using the Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) standard for DVB set-top boxes (STB). By using common digital satellite transmission technologies, the TV- stations are enabled to offer additional Program services and new forms of embedded advertisement within a parallel program flow.

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  • Hamlet

    Status date: Dec

    The Hamlet Project provides for the full integration of different media's didactic-pedagogical possibilities, and for the creation of an open and flexible learning environment, which is characterised by a both synchronic and diachronic didactic strategy, and served by satellite communications integrated with terrestrial based Internet connection. The environments provided by the Hamlet platform will be: the Orientation Portal, the Videoteque, the Virtual Library, the Virtual Laboratory, and the Didactic Cyberspace. Videochat with the teacher-telematic tutor, face to face, discussion forums, e-mail and links will be supported.

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  • WGStargate

    Status date: Dec

    The WGStargate Gateway developed in this project will enable Internet Access for public use and private enterprise communications combining Satcom with terrestrial technology such as UMTS/HSDPA/WIMAX/EvDo. The WGStargate system will enable cruise liners, public transportation vehicles, etc. to have high speed Internet access on the move and in remote places and to provide the Internet service to their clients through an intelligent bandwidth management algorithm that limits the bandwidth used by the clients and that assures bandwidth availability for enterprise communication at all times.

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  • RTI-TVS

    Status date: Dec

    The RTI-TVS project will be the first demonstrator enabling viewers to immerse themselves into an "Edutainment / Game TV Show" and to compete in teams with the physical protagonists of the show. The project intends to strengthen the use of advanced satellite communication technology and facilities using the new DVB-MHP iTV standard. An appropriate 2D/3D authoring and rendering application for "Edutainment / Game TV Shows" has been implemented using a background 2D/3D engine generator for virtual spaces.

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  • MUTIS

    Status date: Dec

    The MUTIS (Multimodal Traffic Information Services) project is aiming at the attraction of the Danube waterway through the introduction of new advanced telematic applications. The work contains two parts, the first part is the demonstration of the integration of new communication concepts for the generation of Traffic Information in the Eastern European countries, and the second part is the integration of the generated traffic information in a MUTIS database.

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  • ADMiNiSTRA

    Status date: Dec

    The ADMiNiSTRA project is addressed at developing an integrated communication system and associated applications allowing public institutions to receive as well as to transmit their multimedia contents - through satellite - towards their own end users/citizens. The result will be the setting up of a satellite network called "ADMiNiSTRA Business Television" dedicated to the Public Administration.

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  • SkyNurse

    Status date: Dec

    SkyNurse intends to develop an operating centre for the delivery of distance education and residential courses directed at nursing personnel in non- EU countries in order to employ the trained personnel in EU hospitals and health care centres. SkyNurse also aims to improve nursing practice throughout the EU developing standard distance learning models suitable for national and international use and preparing learning materials that will offer uniform education, cultivate a harmonious professional background and promote standardized nursing procedures. The project has been piloted with an actual group of nursing staff in Romania prior to their recruitment in the Italian healthcare system.

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  • MIST

    Status date: Dec

    Through the MIST concept, isolated and mobile sites like ambulances and ferries can benefit from teleconsulting. The Wireless Sickbay element of the project developed, tested and implemented a telemedicine solution that can be fitted to a vessel (in this case the Marine Atlantic super ferry The Joseph and Clara Smallwood) to allow quick responses to medical problems from the RCST/IEMN network site in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. MIST was dedicated to the creation of a technology, application, and human systems model that can be custom fitted to a vessel to meet its specific requirements.

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  • Broadband in the Sky

    Status date: Dec

    A DVB-RCS platform with shared hub for multiple service providers.

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  • TESEO

    Status date: Dec

    The TESEO project is dedicated to realising a system of multimedia narrow casting via satellite. The different multimedia elements (video, audio, graphics and text) are distributed to receiving sites situated in different geographical areas and assembled to form a local information channel branded for the specific user group. In the pilot phase of TESEO, the channel is used by hotel facilities to realise a local information channel distributed via the analogue cable TV system into each room, providing the hotel's guests with geographically tailored information.

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  • ILSE

    Status date: Dec

    The primary scope of activities to be undertaken within this project is service evaluation of a combined TDMA/DVB satellite network for Internet/Intranet services.

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  • MoMoSat

    Status date: Dec

    Development and prototyping of a map-based news group service for laptops and tablet PC's via VSAT networks and Wi-Fi local access.

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  • BEATLES

    Status date: Dec

    By focusing on how to optimally create the best user experience for communicating highest quality images over bandwidth-limited communications systems, BEATLES targets key challenges in Mobile Satellite communications in general, and new Alphasat opportunities based on BGAN and GSPS in particular.

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  • HOST

    Status date: Dec

    The HOST programme focused on the development of the Hellas Sat commercial offering in end-to-end satellite telecommunication services for supporting the delivery of bidirectional, broadband applications in Greece, the Balkans, SE Europe, and the Middle East. The project intends to trial end-to-end satellite telecommunication service provision to a variety of potential customers for applications and generic services in the area of e-Government, e-Business, e- Inclusion/Digital Divide.

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  • SatElections CCN3

    Status date: Dec

    The CCN#3 "Open eTraining Network for the Millennium Development Goals" to SatElections is a pilot project dedicated to the development of a broadband satellite network in support to both the training (eTraining service) and the electoral needs (Electoral Data Transmission) of the Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (IEC-DRC).

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  • Fusion Studio

    Status date: Dec

    The aim of the Fusion Studio project is to explore the creation and enablement of compelling and commercially attractive content for Multimedia TV.

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  • IMPSAT

    Status date: Dec

    Cost-effective satellite communications by more efficient use of bandwidth is the goal of the IMPSAT project.

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  • WICOR

    Status date: Dec

    The key-objective of the project was to design and to develop a multifunctional "black box" that consists of an intelligent user terminal router and provides interfaces to multiple communication systems.

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  • CROCUS

    Status date: Dec

    The objective of the Crocus project (CROss-CUltural Satellite services for immigrant communities in Europe) is to disseminate multimedia and interactive didactic units for first and second language learning and intercultural education via satellite to schools, cultural centres, libraries, training agencies and associations of immigrants.

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  • DISaV

    Status date: Dec

    DISaV's objective is the design of a platform to deliver multimedia content to a distributed audience and to manage the whole content lifecycle. DISaV meets the requirements of the new advertising market allowing the distribution of rich multimedia messages (with videos, audios and images) to a wide territory. The added-value of the platform is the possibility of sending audio-video material and data to screens distributed throughout the territory so as to have a dynamic grouping of the reception points.

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  • SatElections

    Status date: Dec

    SatElections is a pilot project dedicated to the realisation of a satellite based system and associated applications of E-Training and voting data transmission in support of the programme of effective electoral assistance sponsored by the task force on electoral assistance set up by UNDP, the EC and the international organisation IDEA. The project is executed in partnership with the Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • IMSATV

    Status date: Dec

    The IMSATV (Immersive Satellite TV) project intends to implement and deploy a precompetitive Satcom Application pilot service based on an enhanced / highly Immersive TV platform, for an extended range of TV programmes, and optimised for satellite bi-directional access. An advanced MHP immersive platform will be realised and advanced immersive TV content will be produced in order to run a pre-operational pilot.

  • Pacific Skies

    Status date: Dec

    Pacific Skies is dedicated to defining, developing, implementing and piloting a premium internet access and corporate services product aimed at small/medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia and the Middle East. The service, branded IPsys Broadband, offers two way Internet Access for remote corporate sites and is retailed through ISPs and satellite service providers specialised in the corporate market. The network will support services typically demanded by corporate users, such as virtual private networks (VPNs) suitable for intranet and extranets.

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  • RCST

    Status date: Dec

    The Remote Community Services Telecentre (RCST) is a satellite based, shared-use facility (telecentre) that is implemented in remote communities to provide telelearning, telehealth, small business and rural development, communications and information access services. RCST would become a shared resource for a community or region, a common point through which a variety of services should be concentrated for cost effective service delivery.

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  • SAVSI

    Status date: Dec

    The main purpose of the SAVSI project is to combine the aspects of several tested-and-affordable technologies in order to provide a centralised video surveillance service for locations where terrestrial DSL connections are not available. These technologies are IP video surveillance using MPEG compression, wireless local network and DVB-RCS broadband Internet connection. Two video-surveillance services are being developed: surveillance of sensible sites, either as a nominal surveillance capability or as a means of redundancy (high-risk sites classified as "Seveso" e.g. remote train crossings, hydroelectric dams, isolated ATM machines), and surveillance of large and remote areas (mountains, borders, jungles, volcanic areas) where several risks are present (fires, smuggling, rains, eruption, etc.).

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  • ECM-GR

    Status date: Dec

    The project objective is to design an integrated service for civil protection departments which will be based on EO data, GIS technologies and satellite telecommunications. This project will act as a start-up for similar service provisions in the case of natural or man-made hazards or telemedicine applications.

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  • TRACKS

    Status date: Dec

    TRACKS provides an extension of a GSM cellular network using satellite links in combination with a transportable Base Stations for developing countries and crisis management. A GSM micro switch is interfaced to the EADS Astrium telephone network (and thereby to the Public Switched Telephone Network) by the transportable VSAT terminal through the multiservices router functions.

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  • SASS

    Status date: Dec

    A satellite based alarm and surveillance system for security applications. The system is designed to provide connectivity via satellite between alarm and surveillance systems on one side and security centres and other receivers, for example to protect the owners of the property. The system will comply with the highest performance classification of alarm transmission systems in accordance with the relevant system directives, in particular EN 50136 and VdS 2471 and will provide a transparent link between any 3rd party alarm transmitter and receiver systems conforming to EN 50131 (Intruder Alarm Systems) and EN 50132 (CCTV Systems) and the applicable VdS directives.

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  • STICK

    Status date: Dec

    The STICK Project aims at providing broadband communications capabilities to the Public Protection and Disaster Relief sector. STICK will be a service that can be easily deployed by minimally trained operators, providing a mobile broadband shared network that can be simultaneously accessed by multiple users with multiple applications fully independent from public networks which may collapse when disaster strikes.

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  • Mimir 2.0

    Status date: Dec

    The objective of the project was to develop Forsway´s one-way Internet over satellite gateway, Mímir, into a carrier grade solution for operators of all sized.

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  • PERUSE

    Status date: Dec

    The Peruse Project will develop a Wireless Personal Alarm (WPA) solution which will be carried by or worn on a person and allows the user to signal for help at the touch of a button. Upon activation of an SOS alarm, the WPA will be capable of transmitting a low power signal to a satellite communications handset, which will forward a message to an authorised number, including the identity of the person in distress, as well as their current location. The WPA will also have the potential to transmit the user's current state of health and local environmental parameters.

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  • MODUS

    Status date: Dec

    This project aims to set-up and demonstrate the "modus operandi" for designing and providing effective distance learning applications that exploit the SkyPlexNet satellite technology available, integrate satellite and terrestrial telecom infrastructures and prepare for commercial sustainability.

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  • REACH

    Status date: Dec

    The REACH project aims to create a cost effective, commercially viable, medical home care solution which will include videoconference, remote vital sign monitoring, and satellite telecommunications technologies applied to the field of Tele-Psychiatry. The project makes available a solution that meets the treatment needs of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams in Canada and their patients/clients, determines whether the solution can substantially reduce the treatment costs of ACT teams by enabling the teams to substitute many "travel visits" by "virtual visits". The project aims to assess the solution by establishing a pilot project that treats 20 real patients.

  • NextGen CAS for Sat Broad

    Status date: Dec

    This study will determine the causes of the current problematic situation regarding Conditional Access Systems (CAS). It will detail how the lessons learnt should impact the development of new CAS for broadcast services.

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