Characteristics of the partnership
1. Poznan University
Poznan University of Technology is one of leading
technical universities in Poland, with the number of over 16,000
students. Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications PUT is
one of the biggest units within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
It offers two-stage BSc and MSc studies in electronics and telecommunications.
IET PUT will be the contracting and co-ordinating institution of
the project. It will undertake overall and financial management,
administration, and organisation of all project activities. Specific
tasks related to the realisation of the project aims on the part
of IET PUT are as follows:
- IET will co-ordinate, within the network of partners,
the development of a coherent set of Internet-based experiments
and courses to be prepared by the partner institutions.
- IET staff will prepare several sets of ICT experiments
for students and engineers from industry. The main subjects of
the experiments will be: multiple access methods, MLSD algorithms,
TCMs, CPMs, digital signal processing, digital transmitters and
receivers, simulation methods, digital circuits design, ATM networks,
image processing and multimedia.
- On the IET www homepage interactive sites with
the prepared experiments will be placed, as part of the regular
study programme for students of electronics and telecommunications,
communication engineers, and other professional staff interested
Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
École Nationale Supérieure des
Télécommunications de Bretagne is one of the three
institutions making up the Groupe des Écoles des Télécommunications
(GET). It graduates over 600 engineers per year in the fields of
electronics, computer science, and telecommunications. So far, ENST
has been involved in Leonardo da Vinci mobility projects. It has
co-operated with IET PUT for ten years as contracting institution
in four TEMPUS projects.
For the needs of the project, ENST-Bretagne
undertakes to set up a set of experiments and practicals to be used
as building blocks in telecommunication courses in the following
areas of ICT: telephone traffic simulation, GSM network, MAP protocol
simulation, simulation of routing algorithms, antenna network simulation,
non-linear circuit simulation.
Because of an experience in the preparation
of demos and practicals written in Java, ENST is very interested
in joining the project and applying the existing courses to teaching
ICT through the Internet. In the project ENST staff will develop
their professional and educational skills, exchange their experience
with other partners, in order to provide real internalisation of
the experiments available on the web. ENST staff is ready to participate
in expert consultations and professional meetings necessary to realise
3. Tampere University
Tampere University of Technology provides the
highest-level education in technical science and architecture, engages
in research and product development and furthers technical and scientific
development in Finland. The number of students equals ca 10,000.
Telecommunications Laboratory is an important unit within the Department
of Electrical Engineering. It carries out research and teaching
activities with a wide scope of communication technologies. Great
emphasis is put on various aspects of wireless broadband communication
systems, as well as networking. The activities are organised into
three groups: Networks and Protocols Group, Digital Transmission
Group, and Analog Circuits for Digital Communications Group.
The University staff involved in the project
is ready to prepare an extensive set of experiments in the area
of receiver and transmitter signal processing, starting from basic
concepts and extending to advanced DSP techniques. The scope of
the experiments would include the following topics: bandpass and
complex signal concepts, analytic signals, Hilbert transforms, sampling
bandpass signals; mixers, I/Q imbalance effects; receiver and transmitter
architectures with emphasis on increased use of DSP; system calculation
basics; sampling and A/D-conversion, dynamic range requirements,
sampling jitter effects; symbol timing and carrier frequency/phase
recovery. The work could also include some selected blocks for modulation/
demodulation/detection/channel equalisation parts; multicarrier
and CDMA systems, etc.
4. Institut National
des Télécommunications (INT)
The vocation of the Institut National des Télécommunications
(INT) is to provide graduate programmes in the field of telecommunications,
electronics, information systems, and business administration, tailored
to meet challenges of rapidly changing environment. INT is a member
of the “Conference des Grandes Écoles” (the French
Association of Graduate Schools in Engineering and Management) and
of EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development).
A wide range of teaching, research, and consulting
activities are conducted by its two Schools of Engineering and Management,
the Continuing Education Division (CED), and its eight teaching
and research departments. INT CED with twenty years of experience,
140 permanent faculty members, is strongly positioned to offer a
wide selection of seminars in continuing education in the following
fields: Telecommunications, Computer Science, Information Systems,
Multimedia, Image Processing, Electronics as well as Marketing,
Economics, Business Management, and Finance.
INT is an important participant of the project
and will use its experience in order to realise a distance education
course entitled “TCP IP protocols”. It will be offered
in French and English.
5. Instituto de Soldadura
Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade is an independent,
private technical and scientific industrial organisation, founded
in 1965. It derives more than 80% of its income by selling its services
to industries and other businesses in Europe and beyond it; ISQ
has collaborated with many partners in more than 30 countries.
National and EU funding for RTD and training
projects constitute the remaining. Over the past ten years, ISQ
has been involved in many high-tech research projects, national
and EU-funded. ISQ provides technical inspections, RTD activities,
vocational training and consultancy services in an integrated way.
ISQ expertise areas are focussed on e.g.: health and safety, energy,
metrology, industrial automation, environmental technologies, industrial
organisation, quality and training. The letter field of activity
is realised mainly by the ISQ Training Department, which is to participate
directly in the INVOCOM project.
Based on wide experience in designing suitable
didactic materials for training purposes, and especially innovative
training tools (interactive multimedia software, manuals for distance
education and e-learning), ISQ is ready to play active role in the
test phase of the project as well as in its dissemination activities.
First of all, ISQ task in the project will be to organise and realise
a pilot course (or courses) for ICT professionals in Portugal and
abroad via the Internet, with the use of the simulation experiments
prepared by the university partners. ISQ is going also to spread
out the project results all over Europe through its numerous collaborative
bodies and institutions.
6. Activis Poland
Activis Poland Co. Ltd was established in the
year 2000 with the main aim to realise the business on the field
of Internet access and web services. The company was founded by
French company Activis and a group of polish engineers involved
since several years with telecommunication business. In 2002 Activis
Poland extended its activity after overtaking the group of engineers
from the company TTI Inventel. The competences of the company became
wider because of many years experience of this R&D engineering
team. The majority of the Activis PL staff are engineers with University
degrees, and wide experience in the designing and development of
telecommunication, data transmission and specially access devices
and systems. This creates wide perspectives with previously owned
high competences in Internet and web designing. During the last
few months the size of the company increased from 5 to 20 employees.
Since its foundation Activis PL has concentrated
its activities on the modern and fast growing market services and
IT projects. The major aim of the company is the introduction of
new software and hardware products to the Polish telecommunication
and informatics market.
The Activis PL portfolio consists of:
- Web site activation, consulting and services on the field of
effective Internet and data transmission solutions including software
and hardware projects
- Telecommunication equipment designing,
- Service and maintenance of telecommunication equipment and
- Specific R&D projects
The company realises also as subcontractor the
service and maintenance of RLA access network for main Polish telecom
operator Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.
Activis co-operates with polish Institute of
Telecommunication, polish telecom operators and high schools in
Poznan. Several companies outside Poland are in the past and actually
are involved in the projects realised by Activis team. Actually
Activis except the Internet and web designing projects finalise
the designing and introducing into production the set of modern
access devices – NetMaster family. NetMaster system offers
the effective way to build multimedia and/or data transmission network
for telecom operators, ASP and ISP providers and corporate clients.
The system handles with digital data streams from low (128 Kb) to
medium (2Mb and higher) density and uses many years experience of
Activis designers as well and modern components and technologies.
It supports wide range of signalling interfaces and uses internally
the TDM and IP approach for transmission.
Activis Poland is led by the following key staff:
|President and Managing
|Chief of R&D
The excellent R&D team,
experience achieved by projects realised in the past and actually
developed market oriented products creates the optimistic view on