Property Portal Watch Sponsor Transmit Data facilitates some of world’s largest data transfers within the online classified’s industry. For Bangkok conference guests, Transmit is offering a 30 day trial.
Founded in 2008 by savvy industry investors Simon Baker and Chris Vulovic, Transmit Data is a cloud based feed management tool that allows websites to export or import data feeds, mapping the different fields from one schema to another, converting data where necessary and validating the output.
A software as a service application, there is nothing to install. Monthly access to the service is priced at cents per listing with a minimum commitment.
Transmit manages the incoming or outgoing data feeds for property portals, real estate franchise groups, online classifieds like jobs, cars, boats and other websites requiring data transfer.
“Transmit can take an XML feed (or JSON or other) and convert to any format or XML schema,” says Chief Executive Officer Joel Leslie.
“For example, a property portal may only accept ‘0 Bedrooms’ to represent a listing that is a studio apartment,” Leslie explains.
“Transmit can convert any incoming feed from ‘Studio’ to ‘0 Bedroom’, or other requirements that may be necessary. Transmit also reports on listing failures in a User Interface dashboard, making it easy to identify them quickly.”
Leslie, who has been involved in the property/real estate industry for near 15 years is the former CIO of the Australian Property Institute, a governing and certification body for property in Australia and New Zealand.
“Markets shift and it was incredibly important that Transmit remained across industry trends, adapting and adding new features,” he says.
“Transmit is a niche product with updates steady and deliberate. We wanted to make a product that is the best possible data feed application, that meets the needs of its clients.
But the hard work paid off and Transmit now manages in excess of 350 million listings per month .
Recent new features include the ability to pause and resume feeds at any time which is useful to make configuration changes to a production feed or if the destination system is unavailable to process Transmit exports.
In addition you can use Amazon Web Services hosting for your processed images, a feature for those already using cloud storage or a CDN such as Amazon Web Services.
“You can now configure Transmit to use your storage service details so media that is downloaded and processed is subsequently uploaded to your account, giving you full control and immediate access without the need to transfer individual files,” Leslie explains.
“Configuration is applied per feed so you can use a separate bucket or prefix according to your own requirements.”
He adds Transmit has recently restructured its business to take new ideas to market, but stops short of revealing the details.
“The most recent innovation is yet to be released,” he allows.
“We have been working extremely hard of delivering some great new features that should hit the market real soon.
“We have spent much time and money in researching market trends and what clients are looking for when managing the hard job of incoming/outgoing data feeds
Leslie says the upcoming new initiatives Transmit has developed will be a substantial shift in the businesses roadmap.
“Integrations and partnerships with new and emerging technologies are designed to make a substantial difference to the way it interacts with the industry,” he says.
For Transmit it’s a case of ‘watch this space’.
“Transmit is rapidly growing, from a startup entity to now managing over 300 million feeds per month and growing,” Leslie says.
“There are some exciting developments on the horizon, the next 12 months will be a great period for Transmit and its clientele.”