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AIMES Discussed at ETSI EMTEL Meeting

The EMTEL Special Committee is responsible for the capture of European requirements concerning emergency communication services.

The EMTEL Special Committee is responsible for the capture of European requirements concerning emergency communication services, covering typically the four scenarios in case of an emergency e.g. communication of citizens with authorities, from authorities to citizens, between authorities and amongst citizens. In addition, EMTEL deals with topics like location (e.g. Advanced Mobile Location), NG112 opening emergency services communications to data, video and text, communications involving IoT devices in emergency situations and alerting. (see https://www.etsi.org/committee/1397-emtel).

Deveryware participated in the EMTEL#47 meeting where it was discussed the introduction of the following Working Items (WI):

– WI for PEMEA and ESInet Integration and Interworking

James Winterbottom (Deveryware) presented contribution EMTEL(20)000010 explaining the need for this new WI. James brought additional clarifications further to questions raised by the meeting, e.g. the issue with Apps that do not use SIP signalling, clarifying how will the interface to PSAPs look like with PEMEA.

– WI for PEMEA Chat specification

James Winterbottom (Deveryware) presented contribution EMTEL(20)000003 explaining the need for this new WI. It was clarified that the aim was to take the output of the NEXES European project (https://www.pemea.help/download/nexes-chat-specification/) and issue an ETSI specification.

AIMES uses the approved and published ETSI TS 103 478 V1.2.1 (2020-03) Emergency Communications (EMTEL) Pan-European Mobile Emergency Application (PEMEA). Further, AIMES intends to implement the new features in PEMEA that are now being proposed as new WI at the EMTEL core.