Syscob Dial-Up EDI Service [DUES]
Dial-Up EDI Service [DUES]
As all Export-It clients who used dial-up had moved to email transport by mid-2009 (and there was no more demand for dial-up) Syscob has withdrawn the DUES service offering as at 30 June 2009.
Not all exporters operate out of capitol cities and have access to a reliable high-speed InterNet connection. Some export operations within larger corporate enterprises must respect policies which prohibit workstation use of POP3/SMTP mail protocols. In the past they had a low-speed dial-up alternative for Electronic Data Interchange [EDI] via Open System Interconnect X.400 mailbox service, but Telstra discontinued that service offering in June 2008. Therefore, to continue support for remotely located exporters, or those without InterNet access from their workstations for whatever reason, Syscob offers an enhanced Dial-Up EDI Service [DUES] for Export-It users. DUES provides a high-speed dial-up alternative for connections to AQIS, Customs, 1-Stop, DP World and the shipping companies via EDI. And, since DUES is based on standard Microsoft client–server protocols, it is easier for IT staff to deploy and support than the proprietary modem-based transports that were required for contacting the low-speed X.400 mailbox servers.
The diagram above provides an overview of the hardware and software elements of DUES, but the concept is very simple. A replicated Microsoft Windows® server at Syscob accepts client connections via Windows® RAS and provides the exporter with a folder for files that are to be sent to an EDI agency and another folder where the exporter can retrieve the agencies replies to their EDI messages.