Early this year TCCA brought together 65 representatives of the public safety community to discuss the challenges of control rooms in broadband networks. Under the moderation of Harald Ludwig (TCCA TF Chair) the workshop, which BDBOS kindly hosted in Berlin, aimed to establish a common understanding of broadband standards with regard to control rooms and their interfaces.
TCCA had successfully identified the interest of the critical communication community in that topic and invited all relevant stakeholders to exchange views on how the standards define control rooms and whether they cover the needs of the critical communications community. Among the 65 participants, there were members of TCCA as well as members of the German PMeV and NPSTC from the US.
Based on very informative presentations of standardisation and industry experts, the feedback of early adopters and the lively discussion, the audience agreed that to the best of their knowledge Release 16 of 3GPP standards does contain all required control room functionalities.
Additionally, the question most participants wanted to answer during the workshop was where control rooms will most likely be connected to a 3GPP system. Since the standard understands control rooms as an end user with special rights, the participants agreed that the most promising way will be to use the interface between the mission critical user and the mission critical server.
Nevertheless, many manufacturers still see a great challenge in the implementation of the standards, especially with regard to interoperability between different control room implementations. In order to successfully overcome this challenge many participants agreed to jointly develop an implementation guideline for control rooms. This guideline will be the first step for the group before addressing any further issue such as a gap analysis between broadband and narrowband control room use cases.
|Control Room Workshop||23 Jan 2020||Berlin, DE||CRWS_Documents|
NOTE: The CRWS_Documents zip-file contains the list of participants as an encrypted document. The CRWS_Documents_noLoP does not include the list of participants and is unencrypted.
We had 65 participants in the workshop (48 present in Berlin, 17 remote via GoToMeeting).
- BDBOS (Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio)
- DAMM Cellular Systems
- Danish National Police
- DSB (Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency)
- Dutch Police
- Finnish Emergency Response Centre Agency
- Erillisverkot (Finnish State Security Networks)
- ETSI TCCE
- French Ministry of Interior
- Frequentis Germany
- Hytera Mobilfunk
- IHS Markit
- Insta Response
- Mason Advisory
- Motorola Solutions
- Motorola Solutions Germany
- NKOM (Norwegian Communications Authority)
- Norwegian Health Directorate
- Norwegian Police
- NPSTC (US National Public Safety Telecommunications Council)
- PSTA (Public Safety Technology Alliance)
- MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency)
- Strabag Infrastructure & Safety
- BABS (Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection)
- UK Home Office
A webinar took place on 28th June 2021 to discuss the first draft of the Control Room Implementers guide. Members can view the recording and Q&A document here.