Real-Time Communications Student Project Presentations

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Illinois Tech School of Applied Technology students will host presentations, demonstrations, and poster sessions about the Real-Time Communications projects on Monday, November 27 from 6–8:30 p.m. in Perlstein Hall, Room 108.


  • 6–6:30 p.m.: Poster sessions – students will discuss posters that describe key aspects of their work. Snacks and soft drinks will be served.
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m.: Student presentations and demonstrations

Presentations Include:

  • Real Time Communications Lab Projects and Activities: Director Carol Davids will provide an overview of the Indoor Location Project and the new projects that began as part of this project and now have an independent existence.
  • Voice over IIT (VoIIT): Students built an IP-based communications system enabling students, staff and faculty to establish voice and video conversations with each other and to make local calls to and from the public phone networks.  Thanks to Telnyx for donating a SIP Trunk to enable this last function. The students have also linked VoIIT with the RTC Lab’s Next Generation 911 platform allowing calls for emergency services to flow to the lab’s own Public Safety Answering Point.
  • RTC Connected Labs Project: The IIT RTC Lab occupies sites at the Rice Campus in Wheaton and in the Research Tower on the Mies Campus. Testing activities and course work are scheduled on both sites. The team has created a VoIP solution to keep the two sites in constant communication. They will explain the architecture and functions it provides and will show you the Rice Campus lab using their Connected Labs setup.
  • BOSSA Platform: BOSSA stands for BlueTooth and Sensor Array. This multi-faceted on-going project provides the indoor location of a person who calls for Next Generation 911 services using a smart phone inside a tall building. The source of the indoor location is an array of BlueTooth Low Energy beacons. This semester the team will show and describe:
    • The new architecture including sensors that report temperature and humidity and gateways that enable the array to consume less power than earlier versions. The new deployment provides support for building engineers who want to monitor and control environmental factors as well as first responders who need to locate emergency callers.
    • Indoor floor maps that show the location of a single caller or of a larger set of callers in the case of a fire or other emergency situation that affects many building occupants.
    • Graphical displays of the results of various location-determining algorithms. With some algorithms the calculated location differs from the actual location by only 5 meters.
    • Development of smartphone and web applications to support the operation of the service, the building engineers and emergency callers.
    • A business plan to bring a system such as this one to market.

We hope you will join us for this interesting and informative event, which is free and open to the public.

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