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Peer Intelligence® (Virtual Data Fusion)
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Peer Intelligence® is the technology that overcomes all traditional barriers to interoperability and allows agencies to share authorized data anywhere and anytime. It is a real-time, virtual data-fusion technology, which provides secure data access to multiple cooperating entities from multiple disparate systems on an on-demand basis. Peer Intelligence® overcomes intelligence isolation by fusing isolated information systems at 1) local, 2) state, and 3) federal levels—giving professionals the power to share authorized information immediately, anywhere, on any platform. Picture the technology as the key to liberating departments from solitary information confinement and the key to fusing isolated agencies' communications into fast, secure, and efficient information sharing communities.
FATPOT's unique enabling software technologies
Peer Intelligence® is the foundation for FATPOT's interoperability software. The technology is a patent-pending, special, purpose-built messaging framework, which enables interconnectivity, data translation, security, and data sharing capabilities. This technology is the basis for disparate systems' ability to communicate efficiently, accurately, and securely, and serves as a services broker for publishers and subscribers of information.
Common Exchange Core™
The Common Exchange Core™ of Peer Intelligence® can also be classified as an Enterprise System Bus (ESB). Numerous native services, which support interoperability in the public safety industry, have been built into Peer Intelligence® and make it a complete solution instead of a basic tool.
Another core enabling software technology, called GlobalMOBILE™, addresses network issues such as 1) losses of connectivity to application servers, 2) encryption requirements, 3) data delivery over narrow bandwidth networks, 4) network roaming, and 5) the automatic, optimal use of a network device when multiple networks are available. GlobalMOBILE virtually eliminates these significant mobility issues with a highly efficient, intelligent networking framework. This technology is able to provide 1) network roaming, 2) session persistence, 3) data compression, and 4) the concurrent use of multiple wireless technologies to deliver rich data and content over all networks—even low bandwidth networks.
Coupled with Peer Intelligence,® GlobalMOBILE provides the reach that expands information interoperability to include network interoperability. Not only do these core enabling technologies provide the foundation for FATPOT's competitive advantage, but they also solve a huge challenge facing the public safety industry—information access, anytime, anywhere. FATPOT's approach to interoperability helps to preserve agencies sizeable investments in existing systems and networks (legacy systems). FATPOT creates data fusion while allowing agencies to capitalize on their investment in legacy systems versus undesirable alternatives. The alternatives force agencies to convert to a single vendor solution across multiple local, state, and federal agencies, and compels departments to embark on extensive projects that are disruptive, politically charged, drawn out, and extremely expensive.
The elegance of Peer Intelligence® is reflected by FATPOT's mobile desktop program, PortalONE™, which can reach across multiple systems. PortalONE™ exploits the highly efficient networking infrastructure of GlobalMOBILE™ to provide rich data and content over existing and even low-bandwidth networks. This program enables user to access information beyond the limits of their own agency's systems.
Finally, all of FATPOT's technologies provide extensive control mechanisms to ensure that data is securely handled and managed. The security of FATPOT data sharing and networking frameworks is robust and flexible, and meets the security requirements for the Department of Defense C2 level.
Figure 1. Peer Intelligence Information-Sharing Framework
Peer Intelligence®– A Foundation in Information Sharing
The Peer Intelligence® messaging framework addresses the wide variety of methods and protocols required to access and distribute information by providing a scalable interface architecture. Through a layered access approach, information requests or published data are directed to a central access point called the Common Exchange (CE). The CE determines the proper destination and directs the transaction into the Common Exchange Core™ (Core).
The Core processes incoming transactions by applying established filters and business rules and forwards them to their appropriate destinations. In the case of a data request, the Core forwards the request to the appropriate data providers and ensures that the resultant responses are routed back to the original requestor. When a data provider publishes data into the network, the Core generates the appropriate notification messages and delivers them to their respective recipients.
While Peer Intelligence® dynamically provides access to large amounts of authorized information, control is not administered centrally, but delegated to the individual data owners. In order to support the widest possible range of information systems, Peer Intelligence® utilizes industry standard protocols and methodologies such as XML, JXDM, IEEE1512, and NIEM.
In short, Peer Intelligence® is real-time Virtual Data Fusion technology that provides secure data access on-demand to multiple cooperating entities utilizing multiple disparate systems.
You can select white papers, news, and presentations by clicking the following links:
- Virtual Data Fusion (Reader® 135 KB)
- Software System Interoperability (Reader® 135 KB)
- Six Approaches to Interoperability (Reader® 95 KB)
- Peer Intelligence® Accelerates BIZTALK™ (Reader® 40 KB)
- Data-Sharing in Utah (HTML 32 KB)
- FATPOT Architecture (PowerPoint™ 920 KB)