The objective of Urban Array SEAMS is to take advantage of industry de facto standards and open source software. The software will be portable for a wide range of system architectures.
SEAMS will be an infosphere (information sphere) of software and hardware that will link systems together during operations. An infosphere consists of distributed global networks, computer hardware and software, web based C3IT support, and other related support systems.
Planning support must be available on a “push” or “pull” basis. “Push” implies over-the-air updating initiated by the source and based on predetermined criteria. “Pull” implies the provision of tailored information upon specific request. A standard interface to the operational infosphere must be provided to all C3IT systems. It must permit access in either the “push” or “pull” mode to real time multimedia information.
The primary objective of the Social Enterprise Asset Management System is to have an architecture consisting of C3IT elements within a highly flexible system. It will be able to collect, process, disseminate, and protect information. It will support Urban Array and subordinate local elements in the generation and application of community influence.
The SEAMS core consists of the basic functions required by the social reformer to select, collaborate on, research, plan, execute, and manage real time community development operations. These functions are then satisfied by selecting the applications from the Social Enterprise Asset Management System that best meet the requirements for that particular project or operation. This ensures interoperability, minimizes training requirements and allows efficient use of limited community resources.