The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is a government body that regulates Australian aviation safety. CASA license pilots, register aircraft, oversee and promote safety.

CASA was established as an independent statutory authority in July 1995 and work together with the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities and Airservices Australia to achieve our vision of safe skies for all.

The Challenge
CASA had many systems coming online through self-service portals including their Medical Record System (MRS). MRS needed to alert aviation pilots anywhere in the world of medical-related information.

A single secure SMS gateway was important to avoid duplication of infrastructure, the BNS SMS Gateway offered a simple method of SMS message submission for all applications including any authorised email-based end users.

Email-based SMS submissions needed to have Email Protective Marking standards support for future use. Security was important to ensure that messages were secured to the SMS Messaging Service providers.

CASA monitors its IT infrastructure using Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager (SCOM). The challenge was to send SMS alerts to IT staff when critical IT events occurred.

The Solution
CASA already had Microsoft Exchange Server which was used to provide routing controls and other functions.

CASA monitors its IT infrastructure using Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager (SCOM). The BNS SMS gateway provided a streamlined plugin allowing direct notification from SCOM to the SMS Gateway.

SQL databases maintain records of all SMS messages sent and received via the gateway. Message tracking technology is already incorporated within the BNS SMS Gateway. Security of the SMS message to the SMS network is encrypted using open standard SMPP\ TLS, a specific protocol used for the transfer of SMS messages from an enterprise to SMS Messaging Service providers. Click here to view the SMS datasheet.

Business Benefits
CASA is able to keep aviation pilots informed around the world of medical-related information within seconds of MRS notification events.

IT System engineer notification via SMS allows CASA to maintain a high level of response for all of its key systems.

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