Solace Systems Appliances to Collect and Distribute Sensor Data as Part of Public Infrastructure Monitoring Initiative in Japan

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Led by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the initiative aims to accelerate response to and recovery from natural disasters

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We found Solace's hardware-based messaging solution met or exceeded performance, scalability, robustness and ease of operation requirements of the information sharing platform.

The University of Aizu has selected Solace's messaging solution to collect and distribute sensor data as part of a system that will monitor roads, bridges and buildings across Japan.

The platform, called “Public Cloud System for Monitoring and Maintaining Public Infrastructure,” led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of the Government of Japan, has been developed to support the reconstruction of the region that was devastated by the earthquake that hit eastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The project was carried out in Fukushima jointly by government, industries and academia including the University of Aizu during the period of March 2012 to March 2013.

The project aimed to build and evaluate a machine-to-machine (M2M) network system named "Co-creative Cloud System" that collects data from sensors installed within the public infrastructure (such as roads, bridges, buildings, etc.) and delivers it to relevant parties (such as government agencies, public services, academic researchers, etc.).

The University of Aizu was responsible for developing analytic techniques that use complex graphical data processing, and for designing the system infrastructure which includes the messaging network that enables information sharing. The information sharing platform is designed to aggregate large amounts of data (i.e. “big data”) that is collected from various data sources across the region and routing it to appropriate destinations over the intelligent network. Also, it is required to be durable against massive spikes of traffic in disaster situations.

"We found Solace's hardware-based messaging solution met or exceeded performance, scalability, robustness and ease of operation requirements of the information sharing platform," said Professor Takafumi Hayashi of the University of Aizu.

With the success of this project, the Co-creative Cloud System will be packaged for production implementation across the region as the standard for public infrastructures for disaster management.

About the University of Aizu

The University of Aizu was established in 1993 as the first university in Japan solely dedicated to computer science and engineering. The University provides international education / research environment by top-level faculty recruited from all over the world, and continues new challenges in the field of computer science and engineering.

About Solace Systems    

Solace Systems provides messaging middleware solutions that let companies efficiently distribute data to desktop, enterprise and mobile applications with higher performance and at lower cost than alternatives. The foundation of Solace’s solution is a turnkey appliance that’s available in two sizes to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses. Solace has been successfully deployed by customers in financial services, government, internet services, telecom, transportation and logistics.

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