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Secure Wireless Senor Network for Oil and Gas Industries

The "Secure Wireless Sensor Networks" project delivered a commercial grade technical report on time & within budget. The report illustrated many great opportunities in using Wireless Sensor Network technology in the resources, oil & gas fields. However, it also found significant security vulnerabilities, which must be addressed before adopting this technology for critical control & monitoring tasks. The document now forms a fundamental knowledge base within Statoil. Various extracts are now found within numerous internal policy documents. This successful outcome is the basis for a newly proposed "Decision Support" project.

Telecommunication Convergence

Organisational alliances are rapidly being formed as a means of effective cooperation with a common goal within a targeted value chain. The combination of such communication, coordination and cooperation leads to new organisational forms and scenarios within the Digital Ecosystem space that require technological support. Convergence refers to the move towards the use of a single united interaction medium and media. Such a solution enables telecommunication services that are concurrently coupled with enterprise and internet data. However, such converged telecommunications and data services have been largely restricted to static environments where fixed Personal Computers (PC) and network connections are used in conjunction with customised software tools that simulate pseudo converged sessions. Generally, data presented on the internet and in enterprise applications is not available in a mobile wireless environment. The diverse nature of this environment demands a feature-rich, flexible and widely accessible solution.

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