ETSI in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA)  organised the 1st ever emergency communications interoperability Plugtests™ event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL. This event took place in Sophia-Antipolis from 14 to 18 March 2016.

The concept of “Next Generation 112” (NG112) has been identified as a potential answer to the increasing requirements and demands of content-rich emergency calling.

objective and scope of the event

The interoperability of such NG112 products and services has not been tested in Europe previously leading to this ideal opportunity.

The goal of the NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtest event was to validate the interoperability and conformity of a variety of different solutions on the market using different scenarios and test cases.

Please note that the event was covered by a Non-Disclosure Agreement which sets out the terms of a fair and non-discriminatory participation, i.e. vendors are free to publish their attendance to the event, and interoperability results shall be treated as confidential information.

The purpose and scope of the NG112 Communication Plugtests was to trial independently and jointly all components of the 112 communication chain based on NG112 networks such as:

  • location & location based call routing
  • audio, video, real-time text
  • policy based routing
  • LTD functional elements
  • recording and logging.

This activity is supported by the European Commission.