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Vero Beach, FL - Thursday, January 10th, 2002: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., today announced the release of the first full release 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.
Currently, eTrans supports processing of transactions through the following provider services online:
Other gateway providers will be supported in future releases of the eTrans component.
"eTrans provides highly needed functionality to 4D developers in a simple and efficient format", said Steven G. Willis, President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. "With eTrans, developers can now add credit card and electronic check processing directly to their 4D based applications in a matter of minutes. And, there is no need anymore to decipher the often confusing documentation from different online gateway processors. eTrans provides a single interface to all supported providers, so even switching between providers is a simple matter for 4D developers."
eTrans works "on top" of HTTP Client Deux, another 4D component available for free from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. HTTP Client Deux provides a complete web request interface for 4D developers just a couple of routines.
eTrans also works "on top" of TCP Deux, another 4D component available from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. TCP Deux provides completely transparent operation with 4D Internet Commands v6.7.x, Internet ToolKit v2.0.x, and Internet ToolKit v2.5.x; any of these plugins can be used without any coding changes. Because eTrans needs to communicate with the authorization service providers via SSL, eTrans also requires ITK 2.5.x.
All of these components do require that the BASh 4D component be installed for it to operate correctly. BASh is a 4D component available for free from DSTi. BASh handles all of the core routines needed to properly run TCP Deux, HTTP Client Deux, and eTrans.
eTrans also runs in demo mode for testing and evaluation by developers. When in demo mode, the eTrans component is fully functional for 60 minutes within a 4D database application.
Features in the eTrans component
The functionality available in the eTrans component includes:
The exchange rate API available from PlanetPayment and WorldPay are particularly useful. With these APIs, it is a simple matter for a developer to integrate up to date exchange rates for all financial transactions in 4D applications. No other developer tool provides this level of functionality within 4th Dimension.
Pricing and Availability
eTrans is available 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 are 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:
* All prices are in US dollars.
During the month of January, 2002, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the company. During this month, a 25% discount on all plugin and component purchases is available. During the month of January, 2002, the pricing for the different eTrans licenses is as follows:
* 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:
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