TPS®/ NTM ( NetWork
Transaction Manager ) is a highly configurable system that provides a backbone for processes such as forwarding transactions for credit authorizations, performing a central database query, real time messaging between applications, and message broadcasting to applications. TPS®/NTM is a proven real time messaging and transaction integration tool for retail establishments and other business systems.
NTM allows any number of applications to attach through
a simple programming interface and send messages or transactions.
is able to recognize transactions by their content, and
route them to their appropriate destination without the
help of the user application. Through the use of content
based routing, the application need not concern itself
with transport specific information.
An application wishing
to utilize the TPS®/
NTM framework will link against the NTM Client Application
Programming Interface (API). On the opposite end, user-supplied
Transaction Processing Modules (TPMs) on the TPS®/
NTM Server can provide functionality from credit card
authorization to shared database lookup.
Since new modules
may be developed and interfaced with the system at any
time, your company's needs can be quickly integrated
into an NTM solution.
** TPS®/ NTM (Network
Transaction Manager) provides the foundation for a range of functionality
from credit card authorization handling to shared database lookup. The
diagrams herein pertain to the retail industry, but could pertain to
other industries by just substituting that industry’s action words.
- Real-time point-to-point messaging
- Route Credit Authorization from POS to third party applications
- Route Messages to and from Home Office or store applications
- Broadcast Messages to all sites
- Trickle messages to free up bandwidth
- Message broadcasting
- TCP/IP, SNA, Bisync, Async Host Connections
- Monitor and Configure Client and Server activity using JAVA
- Multiple OS platforms
- Multiple switch server capability
NTM can act as the backbone for applications such as:
- Claims Processing
- EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
- Remote Monitoring for Industrial systems
- Medical Practice Management
- Facility Management and Monitoring
- Inventory Control
- RFID Integration
- EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) - POS traditional, mobile,
wire, and ACH (Automated Clearing House)
- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
NETWORK TRANSACTION MANAGER COMPONENTS
NTM Client API allows user applications
to attach to the NTM system. Available in Java or C, this
API consists of simple open, close, read, write routines
for allowing transactions to be sent to the NTM Server.
NTM GUI Interface allows the user to remotely
administer, configure and monitor the entire system via
a Java enabled web browser.
NTM Client establishes
a TCP/IP connection to a NTM Transaction Server, if one
is not currently available. It will deliver the transactions
to the server program, wait for transaction response messages
(from server), and then give the response messages back
to the application that originated the transaction message.
Transaction Processing Modules (TPMs) execute
on the NTM Server and establish a connection to the
transaction host, send the transaction message via a
predefined protocol (SNA, BSC, TCP/IP, etc.), wait for
a transaction response message, and then give the transaction
responses back to the NTM Server.
NTM Server accepts
and may send TCP/IP connections from one or more NTM Clients.
The NTM Server will then optionally convert the message,
and route it to the appropriate Transaction
Processing Module (TPM).
NTM Director accepts
TCP/IP connections from one or more NTM Clients. The director
will notify the client of the best server connection available.
This decision is based on server load and setup / configuration
of the NTM Server process
- Enables dependable, fully automated movement of data and
transactions among multiple delivery channels and disparate
systems thereby helping organizations to lower their total
cost of information sharing.
- Allows organizations to have a competitive advantage as the
change towards real-time connectivity and interactive communications
progresses in the 21st century.
- Provides potent and efficient management and conversion of
- Specially designed to support high throughput transaction
processing requirements for various core processing applications,
business functions, web and e-Commerce initiatives.
- Enables organizations to migrate to newer technologies while
preserving their investments in existing hardware and software.
- Offers unparalleled performance, reliability, high availability,
security and scalability to handle many critical enterprise-wide
- Proven server/client architecture supports diverse network
communication environments, standards-based open systems platforms,
and strategic host connections.
- Intelligent browser-based management, monitoring, configuration,
and reporting capabilities provide for effective deployment,
administration and ease-of-use.
Future plans for NTM include:
- Evolution to a standardized JMS (J2EE) message/transaction
- The ability to interface to additional platforms
and OSs as needed
SCREEN SHOTS (click on image to enlarge)
Server Monitor interface allows you to view activity on
the server system. The monitor displays all configured
NTM servers, their respective status, and a subset of the
Client Updates interface allows you to schedule configuration
updates for clients connecting to a Director enabled system.
Updates are performed when a client connects to a director
Director Monitor interface allows you to view activity
on the director system. The monitor displays all configured
NTM Directors, their respective status, and a subset of
the configuration parameters.
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Evaluation copies of TPS® software products are available
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