The REDIRNET project - Emergency Responder Data Interoperability Network, has provided a decentralized framework for interoperability for first responders’ systems based on a public meta-data gateway controlled by the agencies themselves via a REDIRNET socio-professional web. Agencies could link up to partner agencies of their choice and operational need; they could also manage the scope of such interoperability. To help set up these link-up arrangements REDIRNET has been enhanced with semantic web methods in accordance with the vocabulary and processes of the user community. Inter-operating agencies needed only to develop one gateway (to REDIRNET) leading to a cost effective solution; agent technologies have also been developed to facilitate the integration of user systems into REDIRNET.
REDIRNET project is one of the hot candidates for integration to VICINITY ecosystem to involve security domain in synergy with domains, subjects of VICINITY.