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What is a router?
We often talk about that Camel is a mediation and routing framework; so what exactly is a router and what does it do?
Typically a route or router consists of one or more consumers; either an Event Driven Consumer or a Polling Consumer or possibly a Transactional Client. Then there are one or more Processor instances which could send the message to one or more endpoints.