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SwissDecTX 4.08 Released

Geneva, July 17, 2016

Today, we announce the release of the SwissDecTX 4.08 transmitter for the Swissdec 4.0.0 directives, as part as our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible and most up-to-date Swissdec experience to our customers.

Version 4.08 introduces a new “proxy settings” option to the command-line interface of the transmitter, enabling users of this interface to specify a proxy host and port, and optionally a proxy user and password.

To that effect, a new parameter -p has been added to the PING, INTEROP, INTEROP2, TX, STATUS and DATA modes.

The syntax of the new -p parameter is as follow:

Examples:

Users of the various transmitter’s direct API always had access to proxy settings through the ITransmitter4::SetProxy() and ITransmitter4::SetProxyWithCredentials() API functions or their C# or DLL equivalent.

The proxy feature introduced in version 4.08 is non-breaking: besides the addition of the new optional -p parameter, the operation of the command-line interface is identical. No other change were made to the transmitter so v4.08 is a fully backwards compatible drop-in replacement for all previous SwissDecTX transmitter 4.x versions.

The SwissDecTX 4.08 transmitter is available for immediate download.




SwissDecTX 4.07 Released

Geneva, June 6, 2016

Today, we announce the release of the SwissDecTX 4.07 transmitter for Swissdec 4.0.0, as part as our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible and most up-to-date Swissdec experience to our customers.

Version 4.07 introduces a new “per-machine” configuration mode where the administrator can decide to install and centrally configure the SwissDecTX transmitter for all users on a given computer, as opposed to the default mode where the transmitter is configured for the installing user only.

The new mode was introduced in response to user feedback and will prove helpful in some scenarios, such as Terminal Server / Citrix deployments. Please note that the per-user configuration is still the recommended default for most uses.

The new per-machine configuration option can be selected easily from the built-in Test & Configuration utility.

Additionally, users of the command-line tool, SwissDecTX.exe, can now pass a negative argument to the INTEROP2 second operand parameter. Previously, a bug prevented negative arguments, as -o2 -1.00 was interpreted by the tool as two separate switches. Users can now surround the second operand in single-quotes to pass negative values, as in -o2 ‘-1.00’

The SwissDecTX 4.07 transmitter has been thoroughly tested against the official Swissdec 4.0.0 test distributor [itServe AG Receiver Referenz Implementation 3.0.7_1 .7s (Build 21081)], as well as against the latest Swissdec working test distributor [4.0.0-SNAPSHOT (21320) 26.04.2016 15:24:42] and found to interoperate perfectly with both versions of the distributor.

As a side note, all releases of the SwissDecTX 4.x transmitters were always compliant with the latest published Swissdec 4.0.0 recommendations. In particular, the SwissDecTX transmitter started using the recommended RSA-OAEP et AES256-CBC encryption protocols exclusively, since the first 4.0 release in late 2013, and those protocols have been successfully used in production with several certified “4.0” salary applications since early 2014.

The upcoming (June 2016) deprecation of some older protocols should no have any effect on existing SwissDecTX 4.0x transmitters, in particular, no redeployment is necessary as all existing SwissDecTX 4.0x transmitters are already compliant with the latest transmitter requirements.

The SwissDecTX 4.07 transmitter is available for immediate download.




SwissDecTX 4.06 Released

Geneva, November 2, 2014

Today, we announce the release of the SwissDecTX 4.06 transmitter, as part as our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible and most up-to-date SwissDec experience to our customers.

Version 4.06 includes a minor change to the formatting of exception codes, where the DescriptionCode has been added to the formatted text. The code is available as part of the InnerException’s XML data (which contains all the exception’s details) but is now convenently part of the formatted exception message. This change only affects users who were manually formatting the exception results.

The SwissDecTX 4.06 transmitter is available for immediate download.




SwissDecTX 4.05 Released

Geneva, October 15, 2014RPK Tramplin

Today, we announce the release of the SwissDecTX 4 .05 transmitter, as part as our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible and most up-to-date SwissDec experience to our customers.

The only change from v4.04 is a tiny enhancement to the transmission journal configuration in the “per user” mode, where the transmitter now interprets the variable %USERNAME%, if present in the journal’s path name stored in the registry, and replaces it with the currently logged user name.

Most users are not affected in any way by this change as the log is usually stored in a “per machine” location, independantly of the current user, which is the recommended setup.




SwissDecTX 4.04 Released

Geneva, September 28, 2014

Today, we announce the release of the SwissDecTX 4 .04 transmitter, as part as our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible and most up-to-date SwissDec experience to our customers.

The only change from v4.03 is a cosmetic fix in the optional XML-to-HTML conversion, were the status data for the FAK-CAF domain was not styled propely in the HTML output.




SwissDecTX 4.03 Released

Geneva, September 17, 2014

Today, we announce the release of the SwissDecTX 4.03 transmitter, as part as our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible and most up-to-date SwissDec experience to our customers.

Changes from v4.02 includes full support for the ‘Statistic’ domain that has been enabled on SwissDec (thanks to Mário Petráš from P&I AG, who kindly helped validate the feature).

The new version also delivers native support for 64-bit Windows: when deploying the SwissDecTX 4.03 transmitter on a computer running a 64-bit version of Windows, the installer will automatically deploy 64-bit components such as a 64-bit version of the command-line utility (SwissDecTX.exe) and a 64-but version of the DLL interface proxy (SwissDecTX64.dll) in addition to the 32-bit DLL proxy.

Customer applications written to take advantage of 64-bit platforms can now transmit data to SwissDec while staying entirely within the 64-bit domain. Or course, the full compatibility with 32-bit application running on 64-bit Windows is preserved, and nothing has changed regarding the 32-bit world so the SwissDecTX 4.03 transmitter is fully backward-compatible and a drop-in replacement for all previous SwissDecTX 4 versions.

This release also include minor internal adaptations in preparation for the up-coming SwissDecTX Gateway add-in, a high-performance, high-volume software gateway enabling SwissDec transmission from computers not directly connected to the internet and/or running on virtually any platform, including non-Windows operating systems. The gateway also enables high throughput local queuing of SwissDec declarations and background, decoupled transmission using a very simple yet robust file-based protocol.




SwissDecTX Gateway details released

Geneva, 7 September 2014

We are pleased to release the details of the SwissDecTX Gateway software add-in to the SwissDecTX transmitter 4.x

Designed for high-volume, performance and stability, the gateway add-in enables salary applications not running on the Windows operating system and/or not directly connected to the internet to communicate with SwissDec effortlessly, using a simple file-based protocol .

Read all the details on the new page dedicated to the Gateway add-in!




Image Gallery Added

Geneva, 9 April 2014

An image gallery has been added to the site, check it out! You will find screenshots of the Test & Configuration tool, as well as screen shots of the developer’s help file (API documentation) as well as a screen shot from our internal testing .

Note that the API documentation CHM help file for developers can be downloaded directly from this site (and is also part of the product downloads).




SwissDecTX 4.02 Released

Geneva, 8 April 2014

Today, we announce the release of the SwissDecTX 4.02 transmitter.

Changes from v4.01 includes translated XSLT stylesheets in German, Italian and French.

The transmitter now automatically selects the localized stylesheet to use when formatting replies, from the <LanguageCode> tag found in the salary declarations . Optionally, the transmitter can be configured to alway use a given language using a new option added to the Test & Configuration tool.

The list of available languages includes:

Special thanks to Silvia Oriboni from Orion EDP SA and Patrick Jäger from Terna GmbH for heping with the validation of the Italian and German translations.




SwissDecTX 4.01 Certified for SwissDec 4 Directives

Geneva, 23 March 2014

SwissDecTX 4.01 was certified for the SwissDec 4 directives with the QuickSal product from ORION EDP SA .