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Drummond Group Completes AS1 and AS3 Interoperability Certification

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Test is Completely Automated with Drummond Group’s patented test tool, InSitu®

Austin TX– March 16, 2010. Drummond Group, the trusted interoperability test lab, announces the completion of their AS3 and AS1 1Q10 automated interoperability testing today. Axway, Cleo Communications, IBM, Inovis and Sterling Commerce completed the AS3 testing. Cleo and Axway completed AS1 testing.

Drummond Group’s testing automation tool, InSitu(R), was utilized to run both tests concurrently. This technology allows the tester to automate the execution and evaluation of the test cases used for Interoperability testing including sending and receiving of AS1 or AS3 messaging. This ensures the tester can focus more time on solving the interoperability problems versus spending time in sending all the messages exchanged in the interoperability testing.

To view the full list of AS3 products and version numbers, please visit the Drummond Group website at: AS3 1Q10 Interoperability Product Listing

To view the full list of AS1 products and version numbers, please visit the Drummond Group website at: AS1 1Q10 Interoperability Product Listing

AS3 is the IETF specification standard (RFC 4823) by which vendor applications communicate any data, including EDI over the Internet, using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) with digital security and receipt validation. AS1(Applicability Statement 1) is the RFC standard (RFC3335) by which vendor applications communicate EDI or other business-to-business data (such as XML) over the Internet using SMTP, the standard used for email.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is the trusted interoperability test lab that works with standards groups, software/firmware vendors and industry groups to drive adoption of standards by offering global interoperability and conformance testing, and certification. DGI facilitates these testing services under association-branded certification programs and its own Drummond Certified(R) program. DGI has tested over a thousand international software products used in vertical industries such as automotive, consumer product goods, healthcare, energy, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. Founded in 1999, DGI also represents best-of-breed in strategic interoperability consulting, recognizing the challenges of interoperability for industry over the product life cycle. For more information, please visit or email