SITA DataConnect | SITA



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.

Our new generation SITA DataConnect product enables airlines, airports, and other ATI partners to connect their host applications to SITA’s messaging distribution networks. This provides access to more than 2400 messaging partners and all the benefits of the community messaging model.

SITA DataConnect is easy to install and platform agnostic. By integrating with SITA’s message distribution services and complying with many ATI industry messaging standards, it decreases complexity and maintenance costs.

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Proactive monitoring & managed support of the middleware and messaging connection

How it helps

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

With SITA DataConnect, 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).

SITA DataConnect offers the following features:

  • Client messaging channel(s)
    Connections to SITA’s messaging distribution services are at the heart of SITA DataConnect. A single software installation can connect to one or more distribution services, such as Type B, Type X, or SITATEX Online.
  • Managed support service
    Each SITA DataConnect client connects to the SITA DataConnect Managed Support Service, a data store for configurations, logging, and statistics for your messaging connections.
  • Managed support interface
    The SITA DataConnect Managed Support Service also includes an interface that 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 SITA DataConnect using their own locally hosted web-based administrative interface.

SITA DataConnect

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Your benefits

SITA DataConnect offers the following benefits:

  • A single middleware product to manage one or multiple connections to the SITA messaging community
  • Supports 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.

SITA DataConnect use case Use cases
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Proactive monitoring & managed support of the middleware and messaging connection

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