Hermes 1 is a Message Service Handler (MSH) that is in
compliance with OASIS ebXML Message Service (ebMS*) standard.
This standard is an open e-business messaging standard
that provides a standardized, reliable, and secure infrastructure
for enterprises to exchange business documents.
Reliable delivery features, defined in ebMS Standard,
have been implemented in Hermes to ensure the exchanged
message is received and intact. Hermes also supports secure
messaging function through widely-adopted internet security
technologies, such as XML Signature, SSL (Secure Socket
Layer) and S/MIME (Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions).
Features of Hermes, for example, message packaging, reliable
messaging and RDBMS persistence storage, all target for
the vision of creating a single global electronic marketplace
for enterprises of any size, any industry, and in anywhere.
Hermes 1 received Level 3 interoperability certificate
from the ebXML Asia Committee, which is a committee promoting
ebXML in Asia and develop ebXML work through the cooperation
among Asian regions. Hermes has demonstrated interoperability
in connectivity, reliability and security with 9 other
Developers from 80+ economies have downloaded Hermes'
source code. Hermes has many successful use cases, most
of which are innovative, cost-effective applications used
by enterprises for exchange of business documents such
as POs and invoices. Some local users of Hermes include
MTRC, OOCL, Sony, HMV, bigboXX.com and HKSAR Government's
Marine Department. Besides interoperability
certificates, Hermes has won Grand Award in Infrastructure
Building and Communication Application of Hong Kong Linux
Business Award 2005, Certificates of Merit (Product Category)
at the 6th HK Computer Society IT Excellence
Awards and the Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2004 (R&D Category).
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