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Latest release of SNDTWEET includes an automatic Tweet scheduler.

Kisco Information Systems has announced a new release of its interface to the Twitter social networking service. SNDTWEET runs on the IBM System i and can be used to post messages through Twitter. 

The latest version, release level 3.0, includes a new Automatic Tweet Scheduler along with new interactive features that expand on the remote status inquiry capability. The new release also complies with Twitter’s new requirement to use the OAuth authentication protocol along with other security enhancements. 

The new Automatic Tweet Scheduler lets you prepare Tweets in advance. You can then load them into the scheduler with a future date and time when you want the tweet posted. SNDTWEET will take care of the actual posting to Twitter at the correct time. 

In addition, the new release of SNDTWEET uses the OAuth authentication method now required by Twitter for all tweet posting activity. This adds some configuration requirements for a digital certificate, but instructions on how to set this up are included with the documentation. Current customers have already made this transition successfully. 

Also added in R3 is a process to pre-check tweets from message queue monitoring functions for possible duplicate tweet rejection. This can easily happen when using the message queue monitor function. Since Twitter rejects duplicate tweets from a user within a 24 hour time period, SNDTWEET now takes steps to prevent the rejection of an identical tweet within the 24 hour time window. 

SNDTWEET also now adds an optional security feature for remote command submissions. While the Twitter interface can be configured for secure remote submissions, SNDTWEET now adds a positive Twitter profile check before running a command submitted from a remote user. This lets you limit the use of remote command processing to specific Twitter profiles. 

The interactive features first added to the product in R2 have been enhanced with additional status commands. Using the remote status inquiries, SNDTWEET users can check on system status, job status, user status and more via Twitter; receiving the status responses via Twitter. 

In addition to these new capabilities, SNDTWEET continues to provide a System i interface to the Twitter service for all other networking functions. Implemented features in SNDTWEET allow customers to monitor message queues, including submitting remote responses to error messages. It also includes a unique file activity monitoring tool. Customers can implement their own applications including personal tweets, project coordination, company informational tweets, and a whole host of other applications limited only by creative thinking. Anytime something happens on your System i that multiple people need to know about right away, SNDTWEET can be used to notify the group easily and immediately. 

SNDTWEET is priced at $395 for a single partition installation on any IBM System i computer including Power Systems, i5, iSeries and AS400. For companies with several systems, Kisco offers multiple-license discounts. An LPAR price of $595 lets you install SNDTWEET in multiple partitions for a single price. Kisco Information Systems offers a free 30-day evaluation of the product that can be downloaded with complete software documentation in PDF format from http://www.kisco.com/sndtweet. To obtain a free evaluation on CD, call Kisco at 518.897.5002 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kisco Information Systems was formed in 1984 to provide high quality data processing services to businesses in the New York Metropolitan area. The goal was, and continues to be, to provide clients with high quality professional services at a reasonable cost. Our concentration specialty it the IBM i series of systems including Power Server running IBM i, i5, iSeries and AS/400.

Since formation, Kisco has expanded its client list on a steady basis. We have tried successfully to take on clients where we can make a significant business contribution. Our approach is to view data processing as a business resource used to solve business problems in a cost effective way.

Kisco Information Systems significantly expanded its own business horizons starting in 1986. We then started publishing software for the IBM i family and System/36 with several award winning products in national and international distribution. Our list of software customers is constantly expanding. It includes Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, the US Department of Agriculture, Amway, Heald College, Airborne Express, Cargill International, Wyeth-Ayerst Canada and more. We have more than 6000 software installations in the US and more than 40 foreign countries.

In March 2002, Kisco Information Systems moved to new administrative offices deep in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Saranac Lake, New York. While we continue to support our consulting clients in the downstate area with on site resources, this move has allowed us to increase our level of support for our software customers.

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