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PollView Advanced™
More than Just Polling: End-to-End Managed Data Transport & Managed Server

More than just polling, end-to-end managed data transport. PollView Advanced™ is designed for organizations like retailers with multiple sites requiring regular data transfers. A powerful data transport/polling solution available for a wide range of platforms, PollView Advanced provides automated, unattended, schedule driven data transport and job execution in multi-site environments, across dial-up, RAS, TCP/IP and Internet connections, as well as management of the polling server. Includes the exclusive Worldview map-based interface and our own PollView Explorer-style interface which give you at-a-glance status of your data transport environment. Available with a variety of options, including Mlink, FTP, XCOM, and Advantage Data Transport. PollView Advanced is also an integral part of our full featured Retail Systems Management Solution, PollView Enterprise

A graphical explanation of the PollView Solution Family The Benefits/Features of PollView Advanced: ¹

  • Guaranteed Error Free data transport across a wide variety of platforms
  • Easy to set up, administer, and manage
  • Set it and forget it with fully automatic scheduled operations
  • Works in your dynamic environment over dial-up, RAS, WAN, and LAN connections
  • Coordinates all transfers - can even communicate with 3rd parties via managed FTP
  • Lowers communications costs with data compression and checkpoint restart
  • Timely and reliable delivery of critical information
  • Silent operation - no intervention required at remote site: Fully Automated
  • Central system event console for all systems messages, an enhanced live log
  • Monitor key processes and events on the data transport server
  • Supports multiple administrative workstaions
  • Expands easily with optional systems management modules

Automate, Monitor and Control data transport with the intuitive WorldView interface:
Click on the Map to zoom in Data Transport Solutions for your IT environment:

Windows NT/XP/2000/2003
Windows 95/98
IBM 4690
IBM RS/6000
Sun Solaris
AS/400 ¹

And more!

Stores are represented as Site icons. Site icons change color to indicate initialized, active, successful or failed transfers. Green signifies success, Red indicates failure. Right click on the red site to view an error log, initiate a demand call, or launch a remote control session.

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Pollview Advanced comes with both interfaces - The Worldview interface (shown above) and the Explorer-style interface (shown below).

Automate, Monitor and Control data transport with the intuitive PollView Explorer-style interface:
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A Time Tested Solution and an Industry Standard.
Hundreds of installations, polling tens of thousands of remote sites.
Flexible enough to handle the unique demands of your environment.
Contact us for a list of satisfied customers (290K PDF).

G & Z Systems: Committed to the success of your Data Transport Solution:
Established in 1981, we are specialists in Data Transport and Retail Systems Management Solutions. We stand behind our Data Transport Solutions and provide the services you need to ensure a quick implementation, swift pilot and timely roll out. Our experienced staff of Windows and UNIX professionals provide project design, installation, implementation, training and support services. You can count on G & Z Systems to provide the ongoing support and product innovation to help you reduce the expense and overcome the challenges of managing widely dispersed store systems.

Setting up Sites, Defining Tasks, and Scheduling Sessions is easy with PollView Advanced.

Tell the status of your polling operations at a glance with our exclusive PollView Advanced's WorldView and Explorere-style interfaces. PollView Advanced maps your data transport sites giving you a comprehensive view. All data transport functions can be monitored and controlled from context pop-up menus. The data transport administrator can:

  • Quickly determine the status of transport operations as the site icons change color to indicate initialized, active, successful, or failed transfers
  • Initiate delivery from, or polling to, Headquarters
  • Start and stop the data transport server operation
  • Monitor the status of transfer ports
  • Remotely control a site to perform diagnostics¹
  • Generate site status or detail reports
  • Launch other management or third party applications directly from the map
  • Add, delete, and edit sites, sessions, task lists, tasks, alternate paths, and ports.

Click on the Map to zoom in
   Both interfaces offer context sensitive menus, easily accessed with a right click of the mouse.

Powerful Menu and Command Line Interface. An easy-to-use menu interface with context-sensitive help accesses the functions required for database setup, data entry, updates, statistics, and reporting. For tight integration with in-house applications, external programs can issue operational commands to PollView Advanced through the command line interface.

The Architecture of PollView Advanced:
An in-depth look at the features that make PollView Advanced the most flexible and powerful data transport solution available.

A Centralized Database. PollView Advanced allows you to store all the information needed to communicate with remote sites in one central location. Users can perform operations such as task list updating, post processing, and reporting on a group basis. These features help reduce administrative costs for large-scale operations managing hundreds or thousands of remote systems.

Powerful, Flexible Session Options. The power of PollView Advanced is in its ability to easily define complex schedules and tasks to meet your data transport needs. PollView offers each site multiple defined sessions. A session defines scheduled communication windows and a list of tasks to be executed, along with site priorities. One or more lists of tasks may be assigned to occur in any given session. The schedule may specify days of the week, specific dates, time of day, and time intervals. Schedule any combination of the following tasks:

  • Send File. Allows you to send a data file to be written on a remote system.
  • Receive File. Allows you to retrieve a remote data file to be written on a local system.
  • Local Command. Allows you to execute a command on the WorldView Server.
  • Remote Command. Allows you to send a command to be executed on the remote site.

Group tasks to meet your needs. Tasks can be schedule and/or event driven. Tasks can be set to run just once whether successful or unsuccessful or to run until complete. Alternate tasks can be defined based on the success or failure of previous tasks. Apply branch logic in your sessions to suit your needs. And creating and changing task lists and sessions is easy.

The Unicenter NSM® Event Console is your management hub.

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Monitor System & Transport Status in Real–time: Automatically filter, and highlight transport and system messages so you can focus on significant events. Consolidates all 3 NT event logs for event correlation.


Automated Response The console provides a Decision Support database that automates responses to messages based on their content. Easily configure it to initiate responses such as Email, paging, and command execution at the local or remote site.


Historical Event Log The console is searchable, so you do not have to run a report to track down a specific event, problem or site. Automatic scrolling can be turned off to enable the user to keep a particular set of messages in view. Previous days' logs are selectable.

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Ideal for Your Environment, Now, and into the Future. PollView is designed to work within your existing network. With a wide range of platforms and protocols supported, PollView maximizes your investment for future network growth. PollView:

  • Supports TCP/IP, PPP, FTP¹ and asynchronous protocols.
  • Supports a variety of connection types (dial-up, satellite, frame relay, internet, VPN and more).
  • Supports a wide range of Windows, UNIX, and workstation platforms.

Leverage Window's RAS to ease modem sharing conflicts.

  • G & Z Systems' offers an optional RAS integration package for PollView Advanced that supports target systems connected via RAS. (Dial-up networking)
  • Use of RAS for dial-up permits the sharing of a single modem for multiple applications including remote control.

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Money Saving Speed and Performance. PollView Advanced file transfer technology is rich in features that ensure fast, guaranteed, error-free transmissions. When combined with MLINK target software:

  • Provides advanced data compression to maximum network productivity.
  • Offers the benefits of an adjustable frame size to significantly reduce line turnaround time in event of a transmission error.
  • Blocks are automatically retransmitted until they are received correctly, or until the user-defined retry limit is exceeded.
Error Free
  • Provides automatic checkpoint/restart and error recovery in case of transmission failure.
  • Offers CRC checksum algorithm to ensure error detection and correction.
  • Detects broken connections.

Other Target Connectivity and Options
  • Support for FTP targets
  • Support for CA-Advantage Data Transport
  • Support for CA-XCOM
  • Simplify site initated transfers over the Internet with GZPplex

Automatic Error Recovery. Since PollView is designed to run in unattended mode, it has built-in error detection, intelligent error recovery, and detailed session reporting. PollView detects all errors that occur during a session and takes the intelligent steps to recover whenever possible. For example, PollView interprets and reports error codes returned by most auto-dial modems.

Rest Easy with Automatic Retries. When a connection to a remote system is unavailable, or when communication problems interrupt a session, PollView automatically attempts to reconnect for a user-defined number of times. Delays may be used to allow the remote system to reset or give priority to sites not contacted. Unnecessary retransmissions are avoided by skipping files already transferred and commands already executed.

Manage Statistics, Reports, and Audit Trails. PollView provides comprehensive statistics, status reports, and audit trails to assist you in monitoring distribution activity and to perfrom trouble shooting. Reports may be generated automatically to show the number of sites completed, sites requiring retries, and failed sites. Status reports may be displayed or printed for selected sites, groups of sites, or all sites. Exception reports may be selected for failed sites..

Scalable to the Size of Your Enterprise. The data transport server is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional and most UNIX platforms. PollView communicates with a large number of sites through its ability to operate multiple concurrent connections. PollView dynamically assigns tasks and gives the operator full control over its workload.

Real-time Display Of Activity. The console provides real-time display of activity on each communications port, and comprehensive session tracing can be enabled for troubleshooting sites. All status, audit trail, and tracing information is automatically archived for future analysis. A configurable archive cycle controls the volume of information stored online.

Security. Security or authorization levels provide a way to assign different roles to users of the PollView interfaces, including PollView Explorer. Primarily this is intended to prevent accidental destruction of database items by inexperienced persons. Predefined roles such as Administrator and Viewer are already set and they can be copied to create new roles. Each role has a set of rights that can be assigned to control accessibility of database operations, database table updates, reporting, and other administrative functions.

The PollView Advanced site database allows you to define user names and passwords for each site. This information is verified by the remote system at the beginning of each session.

Click here for a view of the security Roles and Users dialog boxes.See Details of the security dialog boxes

Robust Right Out of the Box. For even the most demanding solutions PollView Advanced has a rich feature set and flexible configuration options that serves most organizations needs right out of the box. For those seeking to extend functionality by tightly integrating PollView with in-house or third party applications, PollView script language, command line interface and programmer's API provide the tools to accomplish the most challenging tasks.

Powerful Update Facilities. PollView Advanced provides a variety of approaches for easy database maintenance. By using default records, including group defaults, you can modify site definitions quickly and easily. Powerful update facilities make it easy to change task lists even for a network of thousands of sites. PollView Advanced can even be driven by your host applications to automatically update your site database. Macros allow you to automatically embed site numbers and dates in file names to be transferred. Distribution lists provide powerful grouping capabilities to manipulate assigned tasks.

The Only Choice For Managed Data Transport
PollView Advanced provides features that go beyond the simple transfer of information from one system to another. This robust functionality is what differentiates PollView Advanced from basic file transfer software products. These features help ensure the delivery of data when and where needed, and when coupled with PollView Advanced's Polling Server Management functions, can help you meet your goals of providing greater return on investment to your organization through increased productivity and reduced network usage costs.

Supported Environments
  PollView Advanced:  

Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows 2003
Windows XP Professional
  Target Platforms:  

Windows NT/XP/2000/2003
Windows 95/98
IBM RS/6000
Sun Solaris
IBM 4690
and many more…

For detailed information on the individual Unicenter options available for PollView Advanced,

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