IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 delivers Managed File Transfer Agent support for deployment on the IBM 4690 operating system for retail stores

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-274
July 9, 2013


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IBM® WebSphere® MQ V7.5 Managed File Transfer Agent support is extended for deployment on the IBM 4690 operating system for retail store controllers.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: YE001



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WebSphere MQ V7.5 is enhanced to extend WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Agent support for deployment on the IBM 4690 operating system retail store controller. It simplifies the deployment of Managed File Transfer Agents onto existing 4690 Store Controller hardware.

WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Agents enable files to be transferred as MQ messages from endpoint connections into WebSphere MQ networks. Customers using this WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer capability benefit from increased reliability of transfers, enhanced options for security, and the ability to make rapid use of the data in files, as file content can be created from a message, or consumed in a message by an application.



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Key prerequisites
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There are no new prerequisite requirements. For details, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere MQ V7.5 is capable, when used in accordance with IBM's documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.



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For more information about WebSphere MQ V7.5 Managed File Transfer, that includes product description, technical information, publications, ordering information, and terms and conditions, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.



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Description             Availability date  Language 

WebSphere MQ V7.5       July 26, 2013      English 
 Managed File Transfer   (electronic        
 Agent for 4690           delivery)         
                                           
                        August 2, 2013      
                         (media pack)      


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number    VRM  Program name

5724-H72  7.5  WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Agent 


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The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Statement of direction

IBM does not expect that any additional enhancements will be applied to the IBM WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer Web Gateway function, subsequent to IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5.0.2.

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Product group: WebSphere 
Product category: MQSeries
 
                                                  PID
Product identifier description                    number

WebSphere MQ                                      5724-H72
 

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For ordering information, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.

WebSphere MQ V7.5 Managed File Transfer Agent for IBM 4690 operating system is included on the WebSphere MQ V7.5 media pack.

Description                                             Part number

IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5 DVD media pack - multilingual     BA145ML

The described products are also available via web download from Passport Advantage .

License Information form number

L-APIG-96KFG2

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Charge metric

Program name                           PID number  Charge metric
 
WebSphere MQ                           5724-H72    Client Device
- Managed File Transfer Agent 

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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