A set of cross-platform tools for connecting via TCP/IP to the VOEvent transient astronomy alert network. Tools include a receiver/broker, a sender/publishing tool, and a VOEvent message checker. Runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.


  • Receiver immediately delivers alerts to shell script or program
  • All components optionally check messages for correctness
  • Uses VOEvent Transport Protocol 1.1
  • Runs under Mono 2.4 or later (Linux and Mac OSX)
  • Can be developed with MonoDevelop or Visual Studio

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