List of Major
Changes in Currency Server 5
Q: What are the most significant new
features and changes introduced in version 5?
A: Currency Server 5 draws on the experience of
more than 10
years of currency-related solutions and the evolving needs of
our customers in an increasingly dynamic and interconnected web environment.
The new software is accompanied by a
restructured web site, new code examples and
new documentation, now also available in
The most significant new features of version 5 are:
- New Standard and Enterprise editions. The Enterprise Edition includes
all optional modules (Multiple FX Feeds, Unlimited Web Service Clients) and
has no limit on CPU cores. Optional add-ons remain supported in the Standard
Edition (which is now licensed for 4 CPU cores).
web integration (convert-as-you-type fields, widgets, etc.)
- Post-Update Actions can now be defined directly in the Clients tab of
Currency Server Manager (rather than via external scripts). The actions
include exporting to file, uploading to server (FTP, WebDAV, etc.), and
executing a script or application.
as well as emulation of third-party feed formats for customers who need to
replace legacy feeds without rewriting their code.
- Easier initial setup via Populate button (in Active Currencies tab of
Currency Server Manager)
- Support for new
FX feeds and data formats.
- Each currency may now be hard-assigned to a specific FX
feed. This allows for more precise aggregation of data from
- Added pervasive support for FX feed subscription expiration and renewal, if
supplied by the data provider (commercial feeds only, does not apply to free
feeds). Support for these new feed properties was added to the Universal XML
filter. Service expiration reminders were included among the administrative
- New monitoring and logging options are included in the
Notifications tab of Currency Server Manager.
- Currency World
Monitor added as a supported feed provided by Cloanto's
Currency System platform. The (optional) feed is currently provided as a
free service to all software customers. It provides
non-exchange rate data updates (e.g. notification of new
currencies, name changes, EMU status changes, etc.) for all currencies of the
- The COM/ActiveX and .NET interfaces have been both streamlined
and extended, while preserving compatible interfaces for
legacy code. New features include the ability to
programmatically set FX feeds and their access mode, to export data in XML and
other formats on the fly, and to access the properties of all currencies
(opposed to active currencies only).
- New currency properties include
Currency Rank (High, Medium, Low), localized names for the
entity (official and short country or institution name),
subunit, and plural names.
- Native 64 bit code and COM interface for x64 systems
- Enhanced support for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and Windows 7
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