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24 Software Applications Drummond Certified(TM) for Global AS2 Interoperability; DGI's InSitu(TM) Automation Technology Delivers Speed, Scalability in Certification Test.



FORT WORTH, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States[1], and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities.  -- Drummond Group Inc. (DGI DGI Direction Générale des Impôts (French: Department of Revenue)
DGI Dirección General Impositiva (Argentina)
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DGI Drummond Group Inc.
), the leading interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other.  e-commerce certification company, today announced that 24 products from 21 global software companies successfully completed the Drummond Certified See certification. (TM) AS2-1Q06 interoperability testing program. This program promotes the adoption of standards-based software by certifying interoperability amongst a group of commercial software products for use in worldwide supply chains.

Companies demonstrating interoperability amongst their products in the AS2-1Q06 test round included Axway-Cyclone, Boomi Software, Bridgeware, Cleo Communications, Compinia, Covast, Electronic Data Systems, EXTOL ex·tol also ex·toll  
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 International, GXS GXS Global Exchange Services (GE)
GXS Gun X Sword (anime) 
, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , iSoft Corporation, iWay Software iWay Software, an Information Builders subsidiary, makes over 300 software-based adapters that access data from applications such as SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Baan as well as databases such as Adabas, DB2, SQL Server and Oracle and deliver these data to other systems and  Inc., /n software, nuBridges LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
, SAA (Systems Application Architecture) A set of interfaces designed to cross all IBM platforms from PC to mainframe. Introduced by IBM in 1987, SAA includes the Common User Access (CUA), the Common Programming Interface for Communications (CPI-C) and Common Communications  Consultants Ltd., SEEBURGER AG, Sterling Commerce, TIBCO Software Tibco Software Inc. is a software company, with headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Tibco sells business process management and business integration software. History
Vivek Ranadive founded the company as Teknekron Software Systems (TSS) in 1985.
 Inc., Transentric LLC and Tumbleweed Communications Tumbleweed Communications Corp. provides messaging security solutions for enterprise and government customers of all sizes [1]. Organizations use their products to block security threats, protect information, and conduct business online. .

AS2 is one of the most widely recognized messaging standards for B2B e-commerce (Business to Business Electronic-COMMERCE) Refers to one business selling to another business via the Web. See e-commerce.  with thousands of implementations around the globe. It enables users to connect, deliver and reply to data securely and reliably, thereby delivering cost savings and providing flexibility and control on how the data is utilized. Major supply chains in retail, financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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, pharmaceutical, consumer product goods, automotive and petroleum industries rely on the Drummond Certified program to provide a wide selection of software tested for compliance and interoperability that offers leading product features in a variety of prices.

Through the use of DGI's InSitu(TM) test automation technology, all of the AS2-1Q06 software products successfully exchanged and evaluated thousands of test messages with each other in demonstrating their interoperability. By automating the sending and receiving of test commands defined for each scenario, InSitu technology drastically dras·tic  
adj.
1. Severe or radical in nature; extreme: the drastic measure of amputating the entire leg; drastic social change brought about by the French Revolution.

2.
 reduces the time and staffing demanded for full-matrix interoperability testing.

"In order to keep pace with the growing number of software companies participating in AS2 testing, DGI's InSitu technology automates testing to accommodate and deliver 24/7 testing capabilities for international and domestic companies that join the tests," said Rik Drummond, DGI's chief executive officer. "Software companies with certified products have a leading edge in the marketplace because they offer a wide array of diverse, interoperable The ability for one system to communicate or work with another. See interoperability.  products that companies can utilize to strengthen trading partner relationships."

DGI also provides certification and test development of software applications for industries that prefer to develop their own association-branded certification programs.

For specific AS2-1Q06 test results, final report and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit: http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/as2-companies.html

For more information about AS2, see: http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/standards.html

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is an independent, privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 that works with software vendors, vertical industries, supply chains and the standards community to drive adoption for standards by conducting interoperability and conformance testing Conformance testing or type testing is testing to determine whether a system meets some specified standard.

To aid in this, many test procedures and test setups have been developed, either by the standard's maintainers or external organizations, specifically for
, publishing related strategic research and developing vertical industry strategies. Founded in 1999, DGI represents best-of-breed in the industry on linking horizontal infrastructure technologies, standards and interoperability issues with the needs of vertical industries such as retail, grocery, health care, transportation, government and automotive. For more information, please visit www.drummondgroup.com or email: info@drummondgroup.com.

EDITOR NOTES: The list below reflects products that passed the AS2-1Q06 Drummond Certified(TM) interoperability test.
Company                        Product, Version
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Axway-Cyclone                 XFB Gateway 6.9 for XIP 3.1
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Axway-Cyclone                 Cyclone Interchange /Activator/
                               Central 5.4 for XIP 3.1
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Boomi Software                Boomi AS2 Transport v3.3
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Bridgeware                    AS2 Bridge v3.1
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Cleo Communications           VersaLex(TM) v3.0 tested
                               in VLTrader(TM) v3.0
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Compinia                      ComAS2 v1.0
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Covast                        Covast AS2 Adapter v4.3
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Electronic Data Systems       EDS*ELIT AS2 Connector v3.0
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
EXTOL International           EXTOL Secure Engine V5R2 tested
                               in EXTOL Secure V5R2.3
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
GXS                           AS2 Engine v3.8
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
IBM                           IBM WebSphere Partner
                               Gateway-Express v6.0
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
IBM                           IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway v6.0
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
iSoft Corporation             iSoft Corporation Commerce Suite
                               Server v3.4
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
iWay Software Inc.            iWay Adapter for AS2 v5.5 SP5
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
/n software                   IP*Works! EDI / AS2 v7.2
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
nuBridges LLC                 truExchange EDI-INT v3.2
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
SAA Consultants Ltd.          REIMS B2B Frameworks Module V5Re
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
SEEBURGER AG                  SEEBURGER EDI-INT AS2 Adapter v6.2.2
                               tested in SEEBURGER Business
                               Integration Server Release 5.5.1
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Sterling Commerce             Gentran Integration Suite/Sterling
                               Integrator v4.1
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Sterling Commerce             Connect:Enterprise for UNIX v2.4
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Sterling Commerce             Sterling Information Broker v3.8
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
TIBCO Software Inc.           TIBCO BusinessConnect(TM)
                               AS2 Transport v5.1.0 tested
                               in TIBCO BusinessConnect(TM) v5.1
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Transentric LLC               Transentric Agilink Connector AS2, v3.0
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
Tumbleweed Communications     Tumbleweed AS2 Engine v2.0.1 tested
                               in SecureTransport Server v4.5.1
----------------------------- ----------------------------------------
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