SWIFT standards 2011, FIN CBT, InterAct and FileAct messaging interfaces in BOX for SWIFTNet

SWIFT standards 2011 The SWIFT 2011 standards are now available for BOX for SWIFTNet V3R10 and the new release V3R14, including support for the new FIN message types MT 670 and 671 (Distribution of Standard Settlement Instructions).

FIN CBT, InterAct and FileAct messaging interfaces BOX for SWIFTNet V3R14 is the first official release containing the new SWIFT FIN CBT, InterAct, and FileAct messaging interface.

New functions in BOX for SWIFTNet V3R14 Additional new functions available with BOX V3R14 include:

Faster processing of large message volumes
The BOX server programs are now available for 64-bit architecture which provides an increased amount of memory to the BOX application. More messages can be kept in memory (increased MPS cache) which speeds up processing when large volumes of messages are processed. Note: A 64 bit implementation is not yet available for z/OS USS because of the missing availability of 64-bit MQ and RSS APIs which would require special handling.

Optimized throughput for applications
It is now possible to allocate memory for messages (MPS cache) separately for different application interfaces. This means that in a high load situation caused, e.g. by one batch application, the processing of messages received from other applications would not be affected.

Simplified system control
Important system messages are now written to files in an easily readable format and can be forwarded to the Unix system log or other system monitoring applications.

Enhanced user productivity
Shortcut keys have been introduced for journals and application queues to provide an easier and usually quicker navigation method.

Message view for expert users
A message preview in wire format is now available for all message entry and modification tasks.

Batch retransmit function
A batch retransmit function has been implemented in the client which can significantly simplify the manual routing of messages to backend applications. When e.g. routing of messages to a backend application failed due to a configuration error or other reasons all these messages can be resent with one click when the underlying problem has been resolved.

The 13th floor
Remains the question: what happened to BOX for SWIFTNet V3R11, V3R12, and V3R13? V3R11 and V3R12 were intermediate releases created to enable the pilot customer Bank Austria to use the FIN CBT and the Interact and FileAct messaging interfaces immediately after completion of the customer tests. V3R13 has been skipped just like the 13th floor in many large buildings and hotels!