In a crisis condition and mainly in the case of terrorist attack, ordinary communication networks can go out of service and/or can be overloaded resulting is unsuccessful communication channels to alert the concerned population.
The Proximity Emergency Network for Common European Communication project, "PenforCec", within which T-Connect (Italy) collaborates, was created to develop the concept of a proximity network, able overcome the limits of traditional communication technologies and render information broadcasting more dynamic and contextual.
Read more in the articles published in:
- Il Corriere della Sera "Tecnologie contro terrorismo: l'allerta pericolo arriva via SMS", 14 January 2011 (in Italian)
- La Repubblica " Esercitazione a Fiumicino", 15 January 2011 (in Italian)
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More on the PenforCec project can be found on the project website.