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Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Releases Second Public Beta of eTrans

Public Beta of New 4th Dimension Component

Vero Beach, FL - Friday, October 12th, 2001: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., today announced the release of the second public beta of eTrans for Macintosh and Windows. eTrans is a 4th Dimension component which provides a simple, consistent interface to online credit card authorization service providers. Using eTrans, 4th Dimension developers can build credit card authorization services into their 4D databases in a matter of minutes.

With eTrans, credit card and electronic check processing can be added to 4D applications with as little as four (4) lines of code. Switching between gateway processors requires a change in only a single line of code when using the eTrans component. This is ideal for vertical market applications where the processing of credit cards and electronic checks would be a value added feature for end customers.

This new beta adds support for WorldPay as a payment gateway. As well, multi-currency support has been added through the online gateway routines available from both PlanetPayment and WorldPay.

Currently, eTrans supports processing of transactions through the following provider services online:

  • AuthorizeNet
  • PlanetPayment
  • LinkPoint
  • E-Xact
  • WorldPay

Other gateway providers will be supported in future releases of the eTrans component.

The beta, officially called v1.0.0b06, for eTrans is open to the public. The eTrans beta archive contains serialization for using the component through the end of October 2001. A full manual, explaining every call and feature available in eTrans, is included with the component.

Features in the eTrans component

The functionality available in the eTrans component includes:

  • Single interface adding fields to a financial transaction;
  • Full support for the following providers and transaction types:
    • AuthorizeNet Credit Card (Direct Response)
    • AuthorizeNet Credit Card (Relay Response)
    • AuthorizeNet eCheck (Direct Response)
    • AuthorizeNet eCheck (Relay Response)
    • PlanetPayment Credit Card (Direct Response)
    • PlanetPayment Credit Card (Relay Response)
    • PlanetPayment eCheck (Direct Response)
    • PlanetPayment eCheck (Relay Response)
    • PlanetPayment Exchange Rate API
    • LinkPoint Credit Card (Direct Response)
    • E-xact Credit Card (Relay Response)
    • WorldPay Credit Card (Relay Response)
    • WorldPay Exchange Rate API
  • Complete compatibility with all transaction field types;
  • Automated request generation and formatting;
  • Automatic formatting and content checking for all fields based on the requirements of each individual providers and transaction type;
  • Full support for multiple currencies;
  • Access to exchange rate APIs for applicable gateways.

Pricing and Availability

eTrans will be released commercially with separate development and deployment licensing. Development licensing will include all updates released within a year of purchase for free and allows for unlimited development by a single developer for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Renewals of the development license will be provided at a discounted price. Deployment licensing is a one time fee per application which will allow deployments to run for an indefinite period of time.

The pricing for the different options available for purchasing eTrans are as follows:

Developer License, 1 year (includes 10 deployments) $195.00
Developer License, 1 year extension $95.00
Deployment License, 50 pack $495.00
Deployment License, unlimited, per application $995.00

* All prices are in US dollars.

The eTrans component can be purchased directly from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. Purchases can be made directly online at:


The eTrans component can be downloaded by following the Downloads link on the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site, located at:


About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services. Founded in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a wide variety of software development tools and services to aid in the creation of custom applications and web sites for the Macintosh and Windows platform. For more information, please visit our home page at http://www.deepskytech.com/.

For more information contact:

Steven G. Willis
President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
(561) 794-9494

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All trade names referenced in this document are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective holder.

BASh, TCP Deux, SMTP Deux, POP3 Deux, FTP Client Deux, HTTP Client Deux, eTrans, TCP Server Deux, and HTTP Server Deux are copyright Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

4th Dimension, ACI, ACI US, 4D Compiler, 4D, 4D Server, 4D Client, and 4D Insider are trademarks of 4D, Inc.

Macintosh and MacOS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.


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