Desktop Alert produces bi-directional CAP applications using secure Web techniques for message transport such as HTTP Post and RSS/Atom Feeds. Desktop Alert securely consumes and publishes CAP messages for transmission and provides publishers of CAP messages CAP message receipts. (Acknowledgements)
Desktop Alert adheres to the purpose of the CAP mission by allowing information sharing across competitive boundaries and across disparate systems.
CAP facilitates information sharing, eliminates competitive/proprietary vendor barriers (silos). If you have been told CAP is not secure and not reliable, contact us for a CAP demonstration.
Our CAP implementation uses the highest encryption standards combined with bi-directional hand shake authentication. Unless the publisher/sender of this CAP message is registered in the recipient systems database, the message is ignored. Our system takes one more level of precaution by preventing consumption of the CAP message by the recipient system if the recipient system is not actively registered in the publishing systems database. The CAP system end-to-end can be hosted at secure DoD data-centers such as DISA.
The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is an XML-based data format for exchanging public warnings and emergencies between alerting technologies. CAP allows a warning message to be consistently disseminated simultaneously over many warning systems to many applications. CAP increases warning effectiveness and simplifies the task of activating a warning for responsible officials.
Individuals can receive standardized alerts from many sources and configure their applications to process and respond to the alerts as desired. Alerts from the United States Geological Survey, the Department of Homeland Security, NOAA and the California Office of Emergency Services can all be received in the same format, by the same application. That application can, for example, sound different alarms based on the information received.