The essentials of SWIM constitute the key concepts which make SWIM possible.
Four key concepts
The essentials of SWIM include information services, information, and technical infrastructure. These elements allow the management of ATM-related information and its exchange between qualified parties via interoperable services. The services can be discovered via the Registry.
SWIM enabled applications and IP-based networks are closely related since SWIM enabled applications exchange information through the use of SWIM information services which in turn use technical infrastructure capabilities with underlying IP connectivity. SWIM is a collaborative, standardised, governed and managed method of information exchange in a networked environment.
Information services are the means by which organisations make their information available. This includes capabilities to allow a service consumer to interact efficiently with a service provider.
Interoperable information exchange between all ATM stakeholders is essential in the evolving ATM network.
The SWIM technical infrastructure (TI) allows the implementation of interfaces between systems, providing technical capabilities for the secure, high-performance and reliable exchange of information.