paSOS project

An open and free mobile tele-assistance protocol

The paSOS Project an initiative of the TECSOS Foundation whose purpose is to develop a standard, open and free communications protocol for the inter-working between mobile tele-assistance terminals and alarm centers.

The paSOS Project, led by TECSOS Foundation, set out on its trajectory in 2010 with the aim of having an open and free communications protocol, which allows the communication between a Mobile Teleassistance device and an Attention Center, so that it could offer benefits to all parties involved in a teleassistance service: users, service providers, manufacturers and Public Administrations.

During these two and a half years of work, a technical steering committee formed by members of the Public Administrations and the main teleassistance manufacturers (both providers of user devices and attention centers) was set up. The members of this committee have cooperated actively in the development of the different operative versions of the paSOS protocol.

Since the beginning, the paSOS protocol has been awarded with different recognitions such as the eVIA Basic Quality Hallmark, as well as invitations to present it at different conferences and technical fairs, and specific references to it in the requirements of different bidding processes of teleassistance, as the one in Pais Vasco in 2011 and the one in Castilla La Mancha in 2013.

In 2012, with the name of “Mobile teleassistance services.  Communications protocol between the mobile devices and the attention centers”, the paSOS protocol went a step further and became a standard. AENOR has recently published the standard UNE 133503:2013 as part of the activities of Working Group DT3: “Accessibility” of the National Technical Committee CNT133 “Telecommunications”.

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