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Australian Developer Launches SET-Compliant Merchant Server

From australia.internet.com

Australian e-commerce developer Creative Digital Technology (CDT) has chosen the Internet World Australian Pacific 98 conference and exhibition to showcase its new SET-compliant merchant server application, NetCommerce II.

According to CDT, NetCommerce II is the only product in its category to provide complete online transaction processing that includes credit card processing with the ANZ Bank, eCash with St George Bank and a built-in account payment for business to business e-commerce.

The application will also feature a SET interface by the end of this year. Trials of the interface will shortly be carried out with CDT's existing clients such as Harvey Norman and CCH publications in conjunction with the ANZ Bank.

The system also provides a number of off-line payment processing options such as phone, fax and mail.

Chief executive officer of CDT, Bahram Boutorabi said, "NetCommerce II is not another isolated island of technology adding to the complexity of our customer's IT infrastructure. It delivers flexible and scalable connectivity to existing sources of information and provides built-in transaction processing."

The product allows users to extend applications to support call centres or HR departments. NetCommerce II provides multi-thread connectivity to high-end databases such as Oracle, Sybase, Informix, DB2, SQLBase, dBase and SQL Server.

Additionally, full ODBC support has been provided for applications such as Excel, Access and Foxpro. Security is provided through SSL switching as well as full password encryption and encryption of all sensitive data. Page access control has also been implemented to protect static and dynamic pages from unauthorised access.

NetCommerce II has its own SMTP agent allowing it to send messages to any mail client or mail relay services. Users can schedule processes or pages to run on a regular or one-time basis to generate reports or batch process database indexing to the company's top 100 clients. Users can also interface with or run external applications.

Digital coupons and loyalty programs are supported and a new feature "Syndicate Selling" allows resellers to sell products directly from their Web site and gain commission on sale of products.