The effectiveness with which government agencies and non-governmental organizations can share information and coordinate activities can save—or cost—many lives. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has led an effort to develop a standard called Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) that will streamline such efforts. EDXL includes an XML-based distribution element called EDXL-DE and a standard protocol for real-time alerts called Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). EDXL, including CAP, is being rapidly adopted in the homeland security, intelligence and critical incident response communities. As these standards become more widely adopted they will improve situational awareness so local, state and federal agencies can better manage threats and disasters.
Solace’s high-performance messaging solution can give field assets and decision-makers superior situational awareness by filtering and forwarding mission-critical information in real-time.
Advantages and Benefits
- High performance and predictability: Solace’s solution is implemented entirely in hardware, more like a network router than traditional middleware, which enables it to deliver low, consistent latency even when processing millions of messages a second in volatile conditions.
- Easy deployment and low TCO: As a purpose-built appliance Solace’s solution can be deployed very quickly and easily with minimal configuration required.
- High availability: Solace’s technology has proven itself in deployments in demanding industries such as financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. Solace’s solution offers highly available and fault tolerant through redundant components as well as rapid failover between active-active or active-standby pairs.