The ISCS Program Office, in support of the international community of RA-IV Member States and other associated users, has initiated a new service for transmitting meteorological data to the RTH-Washington. The new service employs SSL VPN technology to allow computers at RA-IV National and Regional Centers to securely transmit files to the RTH using traditional File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Member States may continue to use the RTH-Washington eMail Data Input System (EDIS) as a backup service.
RTH-Washington will provide to Member States, at no cost, client software required for the transmission interface to the RTH SSL VPN server. Member States will have responsibility for all costs associated with maintaining a local VPN-capable Internet service to permit the SSL VPN connection.