Real-time Scheduling of Transmissions
The TBS does not require long scheduling lead-times;
jobs can be scheduled as required by the user and the
system will take care of prioritisation.
Seamless Lotus Notes Database over UDP
A novel and unique technology was developed to allow
replication of very large IBM Lotus Domino databases
over simplex links. Not only does this achieve something
not thought previously possible, but it also uses less
bandwidth than a duplex link requires.
Seamless Reliable Email Transfer
A proprietary SMTP gateway, which utilises the reliable
transfer architecture, is fully integrated into the
TBS. It can easily be configured to use any SMTP server
such as Microsoft's Exchange, or IBM's Lotus Domino.
Full IP connectivity including integrated live-chat
software is provided when a full duplex link is available.
Low Bandwidth Support Capability
System optimisation allows highly productive communication
with very low data pipes.
Deployed Web-browsing Capability
The core elements of the TBS system are reused to maximum
advantage, providing low cost and high speed deployed
web browsing of frequently used sites.
The TBS is built upon an information management methodology
that provides security, disk-quota, bandwidth quota,
and prioritisation controls at every level of the hierarchy.
Fully-flexible Video Streaming
Continuous and contiguous data streams are fully integrated
with support for video briefs and quality-of-life (QOL)
transmissions without interrupting discrete transfer
Important data transfers and system configuration
changes are logged to a central database. This is used
for auditing, analysis and optimisation of system usage.
Information Dissemination Package — IDP
The IDP software is the primary means for users and
applications to send messages through the TBS. The IDP
was initially developed as a Concept Technology Demonstrator,
and has since been enhanced to provide additional functionality
and full software engineering documentation. Its use
as part of the TBS has been directed by the Commonwealth.
The IDP contains two main applications. The Information
Dissemination Server (IDS) operates at the Primary Injection
Facility and any TBS Receive sites. It stores messages
for the users it manages, and forwards other messages
to other IDSs. The Information Dissemination Client
(IDC) is an application that communicates with an IDS,
so that users can read messages, view files sent to
them, send messages, and trace the progress of sent