Next Generation Technology Independent Interoperability of Emergency Services (GERYON)

Media Networks Laboratory is participating in the FP7/SEC GERYON Project, which has started on December 2011. GERYON will provide an unified answer to the problems that system integrators must face when interconnecting different emergency networks by bringing together and deploying in a specialised manner the common technical and operational logic regarding Identity Management, Security, Signalling, Transcoding and enhanced emergency services deployment. Instead of duplicating the same functionality in different gateways for each pair of technologies to be connected, GERYON will extract and unify the related management modules in a technology independent way and will provide mechanisms and interfaces for an easy deployment of new technology dependent interconnection gateways.

The role of NCSRD in the project is the deployment of the IMS infrastructure properly configured to support emergency services and the development of the respective management system over IMS.

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Media Networking for Cloud-based Media Surveillance Platform: MNL participating in FP7/SEC SAVASA project

Media Networks Laboratory is participating in the FP7/SEC SAVASA Project, with a total budget of Eur 4M, aiming at providing a common platform for Surveillance Systems based on a cloud infrastructure. in the frame of this project MNL will implement the distributed video surveillance network (using cloud computing technology). Additionally MNL will develop the network security components for secure archive access and retrieval in the distributed video archive architecture based on an IP environment. The project started on December 12, 2011.

Project overview: The SAVASA project aims to create a common platform that provides for the decoupling of CCTV and Video Archive installations from technologies that are generally proprietary and based on diverse technical principles. The SAVASA project introduces an innovative cloud based service for the secure search and access to remote video archives namely Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS).