Glossary

C-Band C-band is a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the microwave range of frequencies ranging from 4.0 to 8.0 (GHz). The communications C-band was the first frequency band that was allocated for commercial telecommunications via satellites. C-band is highly associated with television satellite reception systems, but this frequency band is also ideal for data communication. A major advantage of C-band in the context of emergency.lu is its reliability and a minor atmospheric attenuation, especially in the presence of heavy rain.
DISP® DISP® stands for Dynamic Information Sharing Platform. DISP® is not an only a “simple application”, but a fully integrated, secured system to access sensor information, videos and pictures as well as localisation information on a dedicated user-friendly touch screen, but ruggedized device which is gaining remote and synchronised information from headquarters or other team members. The system is auto-configured both at the application and at the network layers. Furthermore, the system is auto-discovering the other peers providing passive resource monitoring capabilities and optimising likewise the communication between the different entities.
EPIC EPIC stands for Emergency Preparedness Integration Centre. EPIC integrates operational information into a single tool to support humanitarian preparedness and response through improved coordination and communication. An initial partnership has been established between WFP and the Government of Luxembourg for the integration of EPIC into the emergency.lu solution.
Hub A hub is a central earth station where all data from a satellite communication network is collected and redistributed.
ISO 9001 ISO 9001 is a standard related to quality management systems, outlining the requirements which are needed to ensure that organisations meet the needs of its customers while striving to meet their expectations.
Middleware A middleware is a software that provides services to applications. The middleware integrated in emergency.lu can be described as software that enables intelligent communication and efficient data management in distributed applications and environment.
NoSaCo® NoSaCo® stands for Nomadic Satellite Communication System. The NoSaCo® product family offers three different solutions: NoSaCo® Compact, Rapid and Regular. All solutions provide communication capability under all circumstances on site and with coordination centres independent from terrestrial networks. It allows information sharing via automatically established wireless LAN on site. The modular approach of the system allows setting up of a transportable and robust working environment. Designed for usage in high-stress events for first responders, governmental organisations or private security companies as well as day-to-day tasks in long-term disaster recovery, the solutions are highly user-friendly and easy to set-up.
Voice over IP Voice over IP (VoIP) refers to communications services that are transported via the Internet, rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Web 2.0 Web 2.0 is nowadays defined as a bundle of web application features that facilitate information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the Internet.

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