The Smart Information Dissemination & Management Services (SmartIDMS) software application is a high performance bearer-agnostic Information Management (IM) tool which automatically optimises data transfers utilising hard and soft techniques such as prioritisation, reachback and high performance compression algorithms. It offers significant operational benefits, typically saving between 80% and 90% in transfer times and bandwidth usage. Using Cloud Technology, SmartIDMS operates over any commercial or military Internet Protocol bearer network ensuring that high quality data is intelligently and efficiently managed within communications networks and systems, markedly reducing the burden
upon the operator.
SmartIDMS addresses the common issues associated with data transfers over disadvantaged, intermittent and ad hoc links. It ensures that the most important information takes priority and that it is transferred in the most bandwidth-efficient manner, whilst maintaining content, quality and fidelity. The implementation of innovative technologies, such as compression, differencing (lossless compression), bandwidth management and intelligent data management, enables SmartIDMS to transfer data files rapidly, even those larger than the available bandwidth. Significant bandwidth savings allow data to be transferred quickly, which – in turn – enables more data to be transferred in a set time. This provides significant cost benefits for Satcom systems and operational benefits over other disadvantaged bearer systems such as HF and hand-held radios.
SmartIDMS is a combination of the company’s highly successful products: Intelligent Information Dissemination (I2D) which has been deployed by the UK defence community since 2007, and, more recently, the Information Management Unit (IMU). Both products provide a vital role in supporting the transfer of various essential information types, whilst delivering significant bandwidth savings. SmartIDMS has been selected by the Royal Australian Navy to manage the communications of the Modernised Submarine Communications System (MSMCS) component for their Collins Class fleet of
submarines. Available off-the-shelf and on the open market, SmartIDMS offers the ability for any organisation to prioritise, maximise and manage information transfer around any network, internal or external.
SmartIDMS has been tested on a wide range of systems including over the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) and Fleet Broadband networks.
In addition to the bandwidth savings, prioritisation, gisting (summarising) and reachback techniques deliver a further 40% to 70% saving when processing e-mail queues. As a bearer-agnostic application, SmartIDMS increases the utility of low bandwidth systems, such as HF and
hand-held data radios, supporting data distribution to disadvantaged users. These techniques enable the dissemination of high priority, data-hungry products, such as high definition images. SmartIDMS offers benefits in many situations, saving cost and time in the transfer of a range of data types: Office documents, Websites, Imaging, Mapping, Publication sets, Medical records, Databases, Biometric data, Meteorological data, Sound files, Binary data, Situation awareness reports and Classified data.