Free, Low-cost AS2 Adapters Give Businesses New Options

Gartner: Software that enables EDI connectivity may result in a major shift in the way enterprises approach B2B connectivity

Durham, NC November 28, 2005 /n software inc., a provider of cross-platform software components for communication, security and e-business development, is now offering a "public preview" version of its AS2 adapter, which enables electronic data interchange (EDI) connectivity with a single B2B trading partner.

This version of the adapter, the EDI AS2 Connector, which is free of cost, offers only limited support and is intended for testing environments. However, the company will offer a fully supported product with pricing for multiple partners by year's end. The final product will still be free for use with a single trading partner, with full support available for paid multiple partner licenses.

Gent Hito, president and CEO, /n software, said his company saw that most products currently on the market bundle such services as integration and communication that, although related, don't necessarily make sense together from a technical standpoint. And, as a result, companies end up having to pay for more services than they really need.