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PollView eXpress
Fast Installing, Auto Configuring, Complete Polling Solution.

PollView eXpress™ is an easy to use, reliable data file transport/polling solution designed for retailers and other organizations and is scaled for those who require only a single administrative workstation. A powerful polling solution available for a wide range of platforms, PollView eXpress provides automated, unattended, schedule driven data transport and job execution for multi-site organizations such as in the retail industry.

(Larger operations should consider PollView Advanced. Organizations interested in data transport plus complete remote system management should consider PollView Enterprise.)

A graphical explanation of the PollView Solution Family The Benefits of PollView eXpress: ¹

  • Easy to set up, administer, and manage - everything required comes on a single CD
  • 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
  • Robust Scheduling
  • Complete audit trails
  • Lowers communication costs with data compression and checkpoint restart
  • Timely and reliable delivery of critical information
  • Error free data transport across a wide variety of platforms
  • Silent operation - no intervention required at remote site: Fully Automated

The PollView Explorer interface: Context sensitive menus are easily accessed with a right click of the mouse.
Click on the image to zoom in Data Transport Solutions for your IT environment:

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

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.

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 eXpress.

Tell the status of your polling operations at a glance with PollView's Explorer style interface. 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 to or from the polling server
  • Start and stop the data transport server operation
  • Monitor the status of transfer ports
  • Generate site status or detail reports
  • Add, delete, and edit sites, sessions, task lists, tasks, alternate paths, and ports.
  Context sensitive menus are 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 (click here for an example of a help window) 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 WorldView for Retail through the command line interface.

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

A Centralized Database. PollView eXpress allows you to store all the information needed to communicate with remote sites in one central location. Users can perform group-oriented 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 eXpress 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 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 PollView 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 to your sessions to suit your needs. And creating and changing task lists and sessions is easy.

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

  • Supports TCP/IP, PPP (RAS) and asynchronous protocols.
  • Communicates with a wide range of Windows, UNIX, and store system platforms.
  • Supports a variety of connection types (dial-up, satellite, frame relay, internet, and more).

Money Saving Speed and Performance. PollView file transfer technology is rich in features that ensure fast, guaranteed, error-free transmissions. When combined with MLINK target software¹:

  • Fast
  • Provides advanced data compression to maximumize network productivity.
  • Offers the benefits of an adjustable frame size to significantly reduce line turnaround time in event of a transmission error.
  • Guaranteed
  • 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.

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

Manage Statistics, Reports, and Audit Trails. PollView eXpress provides comprehensive statistics, status reports, and audit trails to assist you in monitoring distribution activity and 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. Available on Windows NT,Windows 2000 and Windows XP professional, PollView eXpress communicates with up to 50 sites through its ability to operate multiple concurrent ports. PollView eXpress dynamically assigns tasks to all available ports, and gives the operator full control over port configuration at all times. Upgrade available to PollView Advanced for organizations with hundres, thousands or tens of thousands of sites.

Real-time Display Of Activity. A port monitor screen 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 eXpress 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 eXpress has a rich feature set and flexible configuration options serves most organizations needs right out of the box. For those seeking to extend functionality by tightly integrating PollView eXpress with in-house or third party applications, PollView eXpress has a script language, command line interface and programmers' API provide the tools to accomplish the most challenging tasks.

Powerful Update Facilities. PollView eXpress 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 eXpress 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 organize your workload across your enterprise.

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Why choose PollView eXpress?
For enterprises of 50 or less remote sites, PollView eXpress provides features that go beyond the simple transfer of information from one system to another. This robust functionality is what differentiates PollView eXpress from basic file transfer software products and "do-it-yourself" FTP systems. These features help ensure the delivery of data when and where needed, and can help you meet your goals of providing greater return on investment to your organization through increased productivity and reduced network or phoneline usage costs.

Is your enterprise larger than 50 sites?
Do you need to manage the Polling Server?
Do you need to manage your remote sites as well?
Then PollView Advanced or PollView Enterprise
may be the right choice for you.

PollView eXpress
Data Transport System Platforms
  PollView eXpress:  

Windows NT Workstation & Server
Windows 2000 Professional & Server
Windows 2003 Server
Windows XP Pro
  Target Platforms:  

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

  1. Some features require optionally licensed software - contact G & Z for details.

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