InSure Vision Releases Integration Toolkit

Sherman Oaks, CA – November 27, 2000 - InSure Vision Technologies, developers of SurePath (a web based bond processing service for agencies, their clients, underwriters and obligees), announced their general release of the SurePath 1.4 Software Development Kit (SDK).  The SDK assists other companies in building custom integration solutions with SurePath.  It is based on XML, an open industry standard for exchanging data.

The SDK has already had a history of success.   It helped a national broker develop specialized, customized reporting for a major account.  In addition, Applied Systems, a leader in insurance distribution systems and a strategic partner of InSure Vision, has used the toolkit to integrate SurePath with their WinTam 6.3 product, one of the most widely accepted agency management systems in North America. 

CNA Surety has also utilized the SDK to populate their internal bond processing system.  Not only did their SurePath integration allow them to reduce data entry and streamline bond processing, but it has also allowed CNA Surety to receive bonds electronically from select agencies.

The Toolkit consists of:

  Documentation of the XML tags, XML Document Type Definition (DTD) and XML Data Reduced (XDR) files;
  A utility for generating a request;
  Source code examples in Java and Visual Basic for parsing an XML response; and
  A COM wrapper compatible with Microsoft's BizTalk initiative to facilitate trading partner data exchange.

“We are taking several steps to lead the insurance industry in defining standards for data exchange using XML,” explains Michael Byrne, Executive Vice President and Systems Architect of InSure Vision.  “The SDK gives us and our clients the power to develop solutions today, but we continue to work with other technology leaders like Microsoft and ACORD to evolve the best standards for our clients.” ACORD is an organization committed to defining standards for the insurance industry.  InSure Vision participates in the Standards Subcommittee for Surety at ACORD.

InSure Vision Technologies, LLC is the developer of a single entry, multi-use automated surety bond processing system which operates over the Internet.  IVT has extensive experience in the surety industry, insurance corporate finance and the development of insurance related systems.

The SurePath Software Development Kit can be obtained from InSure Vision Technologies by calling them at (818) 781-8733 or emailing them at info@insurevision.comInSure Vision is on the web at www.insurevision.com.

Press Contacts:

Pamela L. Stocks
President
InSure Vision Technologies, LLC
Phone (818) 781-8733
Fax (818) 781-8188
pstocks@insurevision.com