Common Alerting Protocol, DEWN and unintended good effects

Posted on May 20, 2016  /  0 Comments

CAP-Logo-LWe started working on the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) back in 2005. Nuwan Waidyanatha was running workshops on CAP by mid 2006.

We made mobile operators and software firms working with them aware of the value of CAP. Nuwan kept teaching how to use it all over the world. But with Nuwan moving to Kunming and funded research ending, the activity tapered down. There was the occasional lecture, and then the high-profile Indian Ocean Tsunami + 10 events.

But, then we were surprised in 2015 when the CEO of MicroImage, a Sri Lankan software company active in multiple countries, told us how important CAP had been to their activities. Here is a video of the story. This is as good a tale of productive collaboration with the private sector as we can come up with. And of course, it’s all about catalysis.

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