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Type X Distribution Service

Reliable and secure XML data exchange

Overview

The electronic exchange of messages underpins every operational aspect of the air transport industry (ATI).

Type B has served the industry well and will remain the predominant communication mechanism for data exchange for many years. However, extensible markup language (XML) data exchange is now starting to gain traction and broad industry adoption is expected in the next three to five years.

SITA’s Type X Distribution Service provides reliable and secure XML data exchange across the ATI while ensuring backward compatibility with Type B to facilitate XML adoption.

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How it works

For companies who already have or are developing XML-based applications, SITA's Type X Distribution Service is the XML messaging service which supports the Type X IATA standard. It allows the exchange of operational XML messages.

Type X Distribution Service is a managed messaging service based on the principle of "connect once and reach all." It includes SITA’s proven 24x7 service monitoring.

Features

  • Based on XML technology and backward compatibility to Type B
  • Rich content (attachments) and unlimited message size
  • Compliant with IATA Type X standard ratified in 2009
  • Single connection communicates with entire messaging community
  • Message-based pricing
  • Scalable, adaptable and flexible

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Your benefits

Type X Distribution Service removes the barriers to XML adoption and gives you all the benefits of a community-managed, future-proof XML data exchange service. It also allows you to communicate with partners who use Type B or other messaging protocols.

Other benefits

  • Full management of data exchange between all business partners from sender to receivers
  • Enables the exchange of messages with a richer content - unlimited payload and attachments - to support new business needs and processes
  • Almost no up-front investment is needed
  • Strong ROI through aggregating message volume across your organization
  • Connected to SITA's largest messaging community with reach to over 2,400 ATI companies

 

SITA Global Services

This product is supported by SITA Global Services (SGS) which provides global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock and around the world.

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

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Type X Distribution Service Use cases
pdf - 172 kb

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Connected to2,400+ATI companies

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