OFTP2 for CAD Data Exchange

The Challenge

Although the automotive industry is faced with mounting cost pressure and shorter product introduction times, engineering data continues to be exchanged in a cost-intensive way and wit heterogeneous methods. For a long time, one of the major problems of global data exchange was the incompatibility between three regional automotive networks (ENX®, ANX, and JNX). The new standard ODETTE – Odette File Transfer Protocol – OFTP2 eliminates this problem and can now be used for exchanging engineering data securely and directly via the Internet.

The SEEBURGER EPX solution fulfills the requirements and supports the digital connected engineering with holistic and integrated data transfer to all partners e.g. OEMs, customers, suppliers and engineering service providers. EPX combines Managed File Transfer scenarios (Share & Subscribe and Ad hoc) with process-driven data exchange according to industry standard VDA ENGDAT/ENGPART and ODETTE OFTP2 over one single web interface.

Benefit from

  • globally unified communications standards.
  • less transfer and investment costs, and low-cost Internet connections.
  • authentication and encrypted protocol elements.
  • all current OFTP features.
  • a high level of security using state-of-the-art security mechanisms with security certificates.
  • an accelerated flow of information through timely and event-driven transmission of documents.

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