Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 5, 2009
Desktop Alert Inc. today announced the release of Jabcast XMPP. Public and private sectors can now integrate with the Common Alerting Protocol for facilitating emergency messages to an indispensable amount of end-points such as Instant Messengers, Blackberries, cell phones, alert beacons and other communication devices with near real-time speed.
Desktop Alert is a worldwide leader in Command and Control Mass Notification Systems and a Sponsor-Level Member with OASIS Emergency Interoperability. Members accelerate the development, adoption, application, and implementation of emergency interoperability and communications standards and related work. Recently, Desktop Alert demonstrated XMPP Interoperability with CAP and EDXL Standards at OASIS Baltimore Emergency Interoperability Training Event in Baltimore.
"It's great... I've been waiting years for XMPP-based CAP solutions to come to the market. I think the marriage of CAP and XMPP could have a dramatic impact on the use of the alerting protocol by first responders, government agencies and the public," said Art Botterell, Original CAP Architect from Incident.com.
Jabcast XMPP is built on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (formerly named Jabber). XMPP is an open, XML-based protocol originally aimed at near-real-time, extensible instant messaging (IM) and presence information (e.g., buddy lists, recall lists), but now expanded into the broader realm of message oriented middleware. Desktop Alert recently demonstrated Jabcast XMPP's "opt-in" interoperability with CAP and EDXL Standards, at the OASIS Baltimore Emergency Interoperability Training Event in Baltimore.
XMPP is currently the only approved instant messaging protocol within the Department of Defense. Desktop Alert has been a leader in XMPP technologies dating back to 1999 when the company's founders introduced Jabcast, the first XMPP Server to run on both Windows Operating Systems and OpenVMS (previously known as VAX-11 VMS or informally VMS).
The Jabcast XMPP CAP Server allows for CAP Message Publication to Google™ Talk, AIM® for AOL® users, Microsoft Windows Live™ Messenger and Yahoo!® Messenger, ICQ, IRQ and numerous other instant messaging products and platforms. Instant Messaging users can simply subscribe to a CAP feed and instantly be configured to receive CAP messages worldwide.
"To the best of our knowledge, Jabcast XMPP represents a first to market solution for CAP integration with XMPP. Jabcast XMPP facilitates emergency and disaster response to millions of end-users through a simple opt-in subscription process invoked by end-users. Near real-time CAP message consumption and publication makes a big difference when seconds count," added Howard Ryan, Founder and CEO of Desktop Alert Inc.
Desktop Alert along with its security integration partner Protexx also demonstrated additional options for secure transmission of CAP messages using The Protexx Data Guard Dog, a program based upon Trusted Identity Credentialing combined with multi-factor authentication and high level protection of data-in-motion utilizing asymmetric PKI based delivery of the requisite elements. This greatly contributes to the establishment of a secure Agency perimeter and at the same time provides a critical auditable trail. This process would virtually eliminate compromise resulting from unauthorized physical or logical access, sniffing and/or electronic interception.
About Desktop Alert, Inc.™
Worldwide U.S. Military organizations such as The United States National Guard, The United States Air Force Academy, The United States Military Academy at West Point, Multi-National Forces in IRAQ, The U.S. Air Force, and The U.S. Army now utilize the DTA mass notification platform daily for their organizations emergency communication requirements. Desktop Alert can contact thousands of computer users at their desktop and require them to click to confirm receipt of the message flashed on their screen. Those not verified can then be listed on a report and/or sent as a "Target Package" to be automatically contacted by other means such as email, SMS, phone calls and other devices.
For more information on Desktop Alert, please visit http://www.desktopalert.net.
About Protexx, Inc™
Protexx is a WidePoint company (NYSE AMEX: WYY) is a leading provider of advanced information technology products and services including identity assurance and information management and protection services, forensic informatics and wireless technology services. WidePoint has several wholly owned subsidiaries holding major contracts, Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC),, iSYS, LLC, Protexx and WidePoint IL. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements.