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Rantanen et al. Towards an IP-Based Alert Message Delivery System Towards an IP-Based Alert Message Delivery System

By Pekka Sillberg, Petri Rantanen, Jari Soini, Mika Saari and Hannu Jaakkola


Advancements in technology have provided new opportunities for the delivery of emergency messages. However, some of the issues concerning data security and technical solutions are quite different from the problems of the traditional means of communication. The Internet poses its own set of challenges. This paper presents a few emergency messaging system proposals made by other researchers and also introduces a new proposition put forward by the authors of this paper. This will demonstrate how to use client-server architecture to deliver emergency alert messages in IP-based networks. The proposed system uses Atom feeds to deliver alert messages and also provides a feedback channel for client data. In this scenario clients could have any kind of device from mobile terminals to desktop computers

Topics: Mobile Emergency Announcement, Common Alerting Protocol, Atom feed, Information
Year: 2011
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