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CDYNE PAV Now Offers Full Canadian Address Verification

CDYNE’s Postal Address Verification API now fully validates Canadian addresses. You can standardize, correct, and verify US and Canadian addresses in one step. The API has been renamed PAV, and is the perfect complement to the PAV-I API, which standardizes and validates international addresses.

There are two supported operations for Canadian address verification: VerifyAddress and VerifyAddressAdvanced. Only two return codes apply to Canadian addresses. A return code of 200 means that the address was verified. A return code of 202 means that the input address is confirmed for all components except for the secondary number. A return code of 10 means that the address could not be found or verified.

If you have Canadian addresses with missing zip codes, PAV can append the zip code of the address as long as the Canadian province name has been abbreviated at input. Please see image below for an example.

We will use the address 75 University Ave West, Waterloo, ON to emphasize PAV’s ability to append a missing zip code.

Address input with missing zip code:

Address output with appended zip code:

As you can see, the correct zip code has been added and the address yields a return code of 200, meaning that the address is verified.  The address is now prepared for optimum delivery as suggested by the Canada Post with the output address properly parsed in upper case fonts and the zip code separated after the first three characters.

For more information about CDYNE PAV, please contact an account representative at 1-800-984-3710, inquire by email, or initiate a chat for more details.

Or sign up for a free trial license key to test CDYNE PAV.

Developers find CDYNE PAV API integration details on the CDYNE developer’s wiki.

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CDYNE Phone Verification Now Available With “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3

CDYNE Phone Verification is now available with the release of Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3). It was released yesterday, and publicly announced at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). New capabilities include greater availability, unprecedented performance, credible and consistent data, and a productive development experience.

CDYNE Corporation is proud to be an integrated marketplace provider for Phone Verification, which will validate the first 7 digits of your phone number(s) and return what carrier the phone number id is assigned to, whether it is a cellular number or a land line, the telco, and additional information including time zone, area code and email address if it is a cellular number.

You can find more information about CDYNE Phone Verification on Denali here.

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SMS-Enable Your Apps for Only 1 Cent per Text Message

CDYNE Announces New Lower SMS API Pricing

In 2011 CDYNE cut the price of all text messaging to 1 cent worldwide. Text messages to the U.S. and Canada are still 1 cent, but CDYNE upgraded its worldwide reach to a more reliable provider. This international SMS upgrade costs a little more, but it offers Unicode support allowing you to send text messages in many languages. Also, DIDs are available in over 20 countries.

The international offering allows you to send text messages to over 200 countries. There is also a separate inbound reach to UK DIDs for users who require inbound messaging. Two-way messaging is available in most countries where DIDs are offered. Here is an SMS international coverage link to an Excel sheet outlining the pricing, outbound reach, inbound reach, available DIDs, and carrier restrictions.

SMS Notify! 2.0 is a 2-way text messaging Web Service that sends and receives text messages through secure SMS gateways. Commonly used messaging features include automated appointment or payment reminders, product delivery status notifications, and subscriber event messaging.

Automated Keyword Management

CDYNE has added automated keyword management features into SMS Notify! 2.0. SMS message recipients who type HELP, STOP, END, CANCEL, UNSUBSCRIBE, and QUIT keywords will now receive an automated acknowledgement.

When a CDYNE SMS Notify! 2.0 recipient types “HELP” CDYNE will automatically send back a default string with company name, contact information and STOP instructions to end text messages. This allows the recipient to know who is contacting them, and provides them with information on how they can contact the sender. SMS Notify! 2.0 users have the option to customize the HELP return string.

CDYNE SMS Notify! 2.0 automatically manages the STOP, END, CANCEL, UNSUBSCRIBE, and QUIT keywords. When an SMS recipient sends any of these keywords, CDYNE will send an automated acknowledgement. This will block the recipient’s number from receiving messages from our system in an effort to protect them from unwanted or unsolicited messages.

Free SMS API Test Keys

Sign up today to test CDYNE SMS Notify! 2.0 for free.

For more information about CDYNE SMS APIs, please call 1-800-984-3710, inquire or initiate a chat.

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Say It in Spanish, Canadian French, and German: CDYNE Phone Notify! API Features Three New Text-To-Speech Voices

CDYNE has upgraded its existing text-to-speech (TTS) voices, as well as added three new voices to the text-to-speech engine. With the addition of TTS voices Miguel, Jean-Pierre, and Matthias, your business can add scalable, multilingual, and customizable voice calls to your application. All voices have an 8kHz sampling rate. This is best suited to telephony applications because it eliminates the overhead that is incurred when using voices of a higher sampling rate.

New voices details:

  • Miguel (Americas Spanish), Male, Age 30 –  sample
  • Jean-Pierre (Canadian French) , Male, Age 30 – sample
  • Matthias (German) , Male, Age 30 – sample

All voices may be found here.

CDYNE’s text-to-speech engine converts raw text to written-out words, and then assigns phonetic transcriptions to those words. Text-to-speech can also be combined with recorded .wav files to create relevant call scripts according to your phone messaging web service needs. Call 704-323-7777 to listen to a sample recorded file and text-to-speech example.

Request a trial key to test Phone Notify! API for free by calling 1-800-984-3710, inquire or initiate a chat.

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AMAZON WEB SERVICES FAIL FOR OVER 36 HOURS. WHY USE WEB SERVICES?

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a massive outage today with their usual 99.95% up-time hosting system. As a Web Service provider that commits to 100% up-time levels, CDYNE knows the impact of an outage of this caliber. “We know our customers count on us to provide services 24/7, that is why most of our company resources are committed to our infrastructure and network,” says Christopher Chenoweth, CIO of CDYNE Corporation.

With the recent addition of another server center in Richmond, VA, CDYNE currently maintains three major server farms, bringing added redundancy to our networks and additional capacity.

Infrastructure failures as AWS experienced today weaken the Web Services community as a whole, but the idea that you can have the same power and redundancy as a Fortune 500 company for a fraction of the cost is not so far a dream. A good example is that CDYNE provides programmatic phone calls for thousands of businesses large and small. Most of these companies program our Web Services into their core business processes and require that our systems work flawlessly. If CDYNE services were interrupted for ten minutes, let alone for almost two days, we would threaten the viability of all of our customers. This is why CDYNE manages its servers and networks where they are set up in multiple data centers for redundancy. We maintain complete control over the network providers, latency, and hardware.

CDYNE has been providing Web services for over 10 years with minimal outages. That is why our clients have learned to count on us. Will CDYNE go with Elastic Computing any time soon? Probably not. But like any animal nurtured from early stages of existence, we are eager to see the continued development of these services and will not consider relying on them until they have matured.

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Microsoft announces Azure Marketplace for Data Services and APIs

Over the last 10 years we have enjoyed very lucrative growth here at CDYNE Web Services. But the last 3 years have just exploded in terms of new clients, we contribute this explosion in growth to the general adoption of Web Services World Wide. This is the perfect time to make a service depot readily available to IT departments.

Technology is ever expanding. IT departments are charged to do more, with less resources. Fortunately, the new DataMarket provided by Microsoft will do just that.

The new DataMarket from Microsoft will enable programmers to add layers of functions to their applications with minimal lines of code. We are proud to be one of the first 35 partners Microsoft announced at their PDC event yesterday in Seattle.

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