ActiveXperts Released ActiveSocket Network Communication Toolkit 3.1

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ActiveXperts Software releases version 3.1 of its ActiveSocket Network Communication software component. New are: IP to Country class, UDP class, improved HTTP support. New samples included for Visual Basic .NET, ASP .NET and Borland Delphi.

ActiveXperts released ActiveSocket Network Communication Toolkit 3.1. ActiveXperts Software today released a web enabled version of ActiveSocket Network Communication Toolkit.

The new IPtoCountry class translates IP address to countries. It can be used for web server log analysis, marketing purposes etc.

The new Udp class is based on the Transport Control protocol (UDP) protocol. UDP does not guarantee reliability or ordering in the way that TCP does. Datagrams may arrive out of order, appear duplicated, or go missing without notice. Avoiding the overhead of checking whether every packet actually arrived makes UDP faster and more efficient, at least for applications that do not need guaranteed delivery. Time-sensitive applications often use UDP because dropped packets are preferable to delayed packets. UDP's stateless nature is also useful for servers that answer small queries from huge numbers of clients. Unlike TCP, UDP supports packet broadcast (sending to all on local network) and multicasting (send to all subscribers).

The 'Socket' class has been renamed to 'Tcp'. It has been renamed to avoid confusion with the new 'Udp' class. The old 'Socket' class is still available for backward compatibility. The 'Tcp' class has a new property called 'Newline'. This property holds the newline character sequence that is used in the 'SendString' and 'ReceiveString' functions. In previous versions of ActiveSocket, this Newline was set to CR-LF (carriage return / linefeed), hardcoded. In v.3.1, it is configurable.
The HTTP object now makes use of the WinHTTP library of the operating system, i.e. the WinHTTP.dll that comes with the operating systems. In previous version of ActiveSocket, a separate library (WinHTTP5.dll) was shipped and used.

For more information about the product, visit the following web site: http://www.activexperts.com/activsocket
The product can be downloaded from the http://www.activexperts.com/download site. This is a full functioning product; it expires after 30 days but can be (re)activated after purchasing the software.

ActiveXperts is a leading provider of network monitoring software, SMS/MMS solutions and network communication toolkits. Key products include ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor network servers and devices; SMS messaging Server to send/receive and process (bulk) SMS messages, SMS and Pager Toolkit to offer SMS and Pager functionality to Windows developers; MMS Toolkit to offer MMS functionality to Windows developers; ActiveSocket Network Communication SDK to offer IP based communication enhancements to Windows developers.

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