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INACHUS main objective is to achieve significant time reduction for Urban Search and Rescue (USaR) operations by providing wide area situation awareness solutions for improved detection and localisation of trapped victims. The detection and localisation of victim are assisted by simulation tools for predicting structural failures and a holistic decision support mechanism incorporating operational procedures and resources of relevant actors.

INACHUS offers deeper understanding on typical scenarios regarding structural failures and damages following various types of incidents. Integrating new types of sensors and technologies for detecting and locating entrapped victims,

INACHUS adds significant benefits to team coordination, mapping capabilities, Emergency Support Systems (ESS), and Common Operational Pictures (COP)

DIGINEXT is in charge of the common operational picture (COP), based on CRIMSON product, providing crucial tools for geographical environment visualisation and real time interactions. The first field test was held in Ågesta, near Stockholm, testing the performance of the victim localisation sensorial solutions: seven technical demonstrations were performed with urban rescue (USaR) specialist from Sweden, the Netherlands and France.


ZONeSEC focuses on addressing the needs for wide zone surveillance (from detection to alert) by defining a new European-wide framework. Driven by the need to yield a holistic and uniform approach, ZONeSEC redefines the issue of Security of wide zones by taking into consideration issues pertaining to costs, complexity, vulnerability, societal acceptance, and ethics. The Global Objective of ZONeSEC is to provide a complete solution for the protection of Wide zone infrastructures.

DIGINEXT’s main role in the project consists on the 3D COP (Common Operational Picture) and the Simulation subsystems definition and management: design of these subsystems, implementation of the 3D environment service, visualization and interoperability modules as well as the scenario editor. ZONeSEC uses CRIMSON as its foundation, the crisis management software created by DIGINEXT, which allows making the most out of existing COP tools and environments. The simulation part integrates the dynamic capacities of Inscape, a pertinent product not only for authoring 3D interactive scenarios but also useful as a dedicated simulation engine. The first version of the ZONeSEC system, including new kind of sensors, has been deployed in real conditions in the critical infrastructures and at the control centre ATTIKES DIADROMES, Athens’ highway administrator.


The VASCO (Virtual Studio for Security Concepts and Operations) project has designed, implemented and evaluated an innovative IT tool that enables security professionals and administrators to jointly formulate, test, and adjust security concepts and measures in a virtual environment. This provides a cost-effective and risk-free environment, an evidence-based scenario with an all-risk approach for the protection of government buildings.

As a result of this heterogeneous use of the information, VASCO captures dynamic and visual reference scenarios created with the VASCO system. VASCO is based on VirtualGeo and Inscape, products created by DIGINEXT, the first one providing a tool to create a complete virtual environment of the needed area, and the second one introducing dynamics, interactions, and equipments to this environment.

DIGINEXT is the leader of this project, defining technical specifications, design, and implementation of the VASCO Framework, the integration of the technical results and the preparation of the commercial exploitation of VASCO. First try-outs of the system, planning and debriefing security threats and events, were done in Stockholm around an Embassy and in Leiden, on a 32 floor high building with detailed data of the whole area surrounding it. VASCO complements CRIMSON, DIGINEXT product for training and operational crisis management, as the mission planning subsystem.


MAGELLAN FTI is a next-generation location-based experience creation project meant to revolutionize the serious gaming industry.

Through the use of the latest technologies, MAGELLAN FTI mixes realities, blending virtual and real worlds, involving multiple participants, and evolving according to a non-linear interactive scenario and the different actions of the participants. These experiences will take multiple forms ranging from informative, educational, and entertaining in diverse domains such as cultural heritage, tourism, transport, education, lifestyle, etc.

Monster companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have already taken a deep interest into the development of such experiences. Well, watch out for MAGELLAN!