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  MSA - iDT

Simplify Data Transmission

iDT is an advanced option for securely sending data files to MSA. This file transmission process will save money (no more disks or tapes and no more shipping costs), save time (just a few mouse clicks to transfer the file), increase security (advanced encryption technology), and a possibility of more client program dollars for you if processing timeliness is a prerequisite.

Management Science Associates, Inc., (MSA) has been processing data for various cigarettes, smokeless and confectionery reseller and retailer programs since 1994. In 1998, MSA developed an internet Data Transfer product, called iDT. Retailers, wholesalers, and distributors can do away with diskettes, cartridges and next-day mail service by using iDT for their electronic data transmission.

A closer look at iDT

Simplify Program Administration

iDT is an easy-to-use program enabling the user to send files from their PC to MSA. A technical alternative to tapes and overnight mail, iDT verifies that the files are complete and meet the correct standards for transmission. You will receive a complete audit trail of all transmissions initiated by the software for record-keeping purposes.

Other iDT features include:
  • an auto-send option (sending all files in the load directory)
  • save file (saving an exact copy of each file transmission)
  • full security (user name and password as well as powerful encryption technology)
Problem Solution Feature:

Problem: It gets expensive purchasing disks and tapes and arranging carrier pickups.
Solution: Send your data files securely over the internet utilizing several mouse click iDT features.

Problem: The US Mail just isn’t as secure as it used to be.
Solution: Use iDT that features state-of-the-art encryption technology.

Problem: Data files not consistently received by MSA within the acceptable time period resulting in potential reduced program payments.
Solution: Send the files via iDT in minutes, maybe seconds.

Requirements
  • MSA iDT™ software
  • Hardware: Minimum recommendation is a Pentium 133Mhz
  • Operating System: Windows 95®, Windows 98® or Windows NT™ 4.0
  • Memory: 24MB for Windows 95, 32MB for Windows NT
  • Minimum 28.8 Modem
  • Internet account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Minimum Netscapeâ Navigator (v3.0) or Internet Explorer (v3.0 or higher)
For more information, or to enroll today, please call your Support Center representative or visit the iDT web page at http://idt.msa.com.

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