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TaXi Middleware Service

Connect all your applications with a single middleware


The electronic exchange of messages underpins every operational aspect of the air transport industry (ATI). Messaging needs range from Type B, the predominant communication mechanism for the ATI, to Type X, which offers reliable and secure XML data exchange for recent applications. Self-managing and maintaining these various connections can be costly and complicated.

SITA’s new generation TaXi Middleware Service enables airlines, airports and other ATI partners to connect their host applications to SITA’s messaging distribution networks. This provides access to more than 2,400 messaging partners and all the benefits of the community messaging model.

TaXi Middleware Service is easy to install and platform agnostic. Because it integrates with SITA’s message distribution services, as well as complying with many ATI industry messaging standards, it decreases complexity and maintenance costs.

TaXi Middleware Service Use cases
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proactive monitoring & managed support

How it works

Consolidating the data exchange footprint to use a single reliable technology, rather than speaking a different “language” with each messaging partner, is becoming key.

With TaXi Middleware Service - Professional Edition, you can host multiple connections to Type B, Type X and SITATEX Online, all in one software installation, managed by a single administrative interface.

You can start with only Type B or SITATEX Online connections, and then add Type X connections as soon as you are ready to adopt XML and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Taxi Middleware Service offers the following features:

  • Client messaging channel(s)
    Connections to SITA’s messaging distribution services are at the heart of TaXi Middleware - Professional Edition. A single software installation of TaXi can connect to one or more distribution services, such as Type B, Type X, or SITATEX Online.
  • Managed support service
    Each TaXi Professional Edition client connects to SITA’s TaXi Managed Support Service, a data store for configurations, logging, and statistics for your TaXi connections.
  • Managed support interface
    The TaXi Managed Support Service also includes an interface which allows SITA messaging staff to continuously monitor and maintain the reliability of each customer’s connection, and take action to immediately correct outages.
  • Local administration interface
    Finally, the customer can also monitor and manage TaXi Professional Edition, using their own locally hosted web-based administrative interface.

TaXi Middleware Service

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Your benefits

TaXi Middleware Service offers the following benefits:

  • A single middleware product to manage one or multiple connections to the SITA messaging community
  • Supporting Type B, Type X, SITATEX SDK and SITATEX Online protocols and message formats
  • Easy to install, using a single command, with a local web-based administrative interface for configuration and monitoring

SITA Global Services

This product is supported by a dedicated multilingual operations team which provides monitoring and support 24/7/365 from command centers in Montreal and Singapore, ensuring global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock, around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems often before they impact your services.

TaXi Middleware Service Use cases
pdf - 144 kb



proactive monitoring & managed support

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